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Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 10 November 2010

The more I travel, the more I appreciate Hotel Catalina. This is a very comfortable and friendly place to stay. The location in the southern end of Jaco is perfect - peaceful, quiet, tranquil and yet close enough to downtown to walk and take advantage of all the amenities. This hotel's location is key. You're sitting right on the beach...

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Grecia
Reviewed 12 July 2010

My family and friends and I just love the Catalina! My daughter and I have been visiting the Catalina for the last eight or nine years. It is right ON the beach; on the lovely and quiet south end of Jaco. This is a moderately priced accommodation which is extremely comfortable. The rooms are large, spotlessly clean, simply but fully...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 29 May 2010

We were recommended to this hotel by a couple who lives in Costa Rica. It’s a great location, right on the beach. We tried to find the place without directions. We got close but finally we called Naomi on the cell and She guided us to the gated entrance. There, we borrowed a boogie board and enjoyed the warm surf...

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Montana
Reviewed 5 January 2010

I stayed at Hotel Catalina with my girlfriend over Christmas break. We were looking for something quiet on the edge of Jaco, which can get a little loud downtown sometimes. We found perfection at Hotel Catalina. After we were dropped off by our taxi, Naomi greeted me by name at the gate. The hotel was empty at the time and...

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Upper NY state
Reviewed 11 November 2009

The Hotel Catalina is a wonderful choice for a beachfront vacation in Costa Rica. The owners will arrange a driver and van to pick you up at the Airport in San Jose and drive you to the hotel/beach. The hotel is a bit of a secret: picturesque with clean rooms and simple charm. Family owned and maintained. It's wonderful to...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 October 2009

It was relatively quiet when I visited, apart from the amazing thunderstorms over the bay that we could watch from the patio. The rooms are spacious and very well kept. The domesticated four-legged company is a big plus as well, since I don't have any pets of my own. Would definitely stay here again and would heartily recommend it (and...

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Vero Beach
Reviewed 4 September 2009

Terrific. Spent considerable time here. Very comfortable. Always a breeze coming off the ocean. Great sunsets. Peaceful, quiet, tranquil. Caring, conscientious management. Nice guests. Cool dog. Beachfront location in southern end of Jaco lends itself to hiking and surfing. Easy access to the fun trails located in the mountains just to the south as well as to the hidden coves...

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 September 2009

We sent several couchsurfing (www.couchsurfing.com) and home exchange (www.homeexchange.com) friends to the Catalina for some beach time these past few months, and remembered that we owed ourselves a visit. Especially when our friends came back to thank us for the recommendation. Fortunately for us, the Catalina is only 2 hours from our front door. Sooooo...it was great to be greeted...

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minnesota
Reviewed 31 March 2009

I am from Minnesota and have stayed at Hotel Catalina 3 different visits and wouldn't stay anywhere else. The hotel is clean, cozy, safe and friendly. It is located on the quite end of the beach and is right on the beach. The rooms have kitchens, bathrooms with showers, and comfortable beds. They get cleaned daily by a friendly honest...

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Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2009

I stumbled upon this place about 4 years ago, and I come back every year! Its quiet and just far enough away from the hussle and bussle of Jaco. You can relax and enjoy the beach, thats just steps from your room Or enjoy a short walk in to town for dinner, nightlife, and shopping. Its by far the safest...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful beachfront hotel, friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are clean, simple and bright they have kitchenettes and private patios. Lush gardens, ocean breezes create the perfect relaxing getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Address: Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $146 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms are just great”
 of 5 bubbles 632la, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you are like us and find it difficult to sleep in the heat, be sure to ask for a room with air conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles 101dorothym, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“only some rooms have a/c, so be sure to specify that if it's something you want.”
 of 5 bubbles LMS4, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Upper rooms have air conditioning and cost a little more and lower rooms have fans only. ”
 of 5 bubbles Axeman5, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We loved being on the beach side. We were a little nervous about opting for a room with no AC, but the ceiling fan totally did the trick!”
 of 5 bubbles 128kathleend, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
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