Hotel Mar de Luz
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Mar de Luz Jaco
Close to centre, but down a side street so no noise. Family hotel so pools busy with people playing. Rooms very big with space to relax, downstairs rooms I think have full kitchen facilities, ours had lots off cooking related stuff but we did not use them. Breakfast good start to the day, but my egg was very salty, so next day I asked for no salt and was fine.Breakfast doesnt end really early unlike at some places. Check out at noon which is as good as we found in Costa Rica. Staff friendly and helpful. For the price paid this was the best value hotel we stayed at on our trip. The bed was not small unlike most over places we stayed in the country. Pillow was a bit small and soft, so had to ask for another one, there was also a lack of hooks to hang clothes/towels on, so we drapised stuff over the various furniture items. We arranged a private transfer to SJO airport at a price very similar to a shared shuttle service for 2 people, which was a pretty good deal and saved messing about with buses. We came from Quepos by public bus which was easy, cheap and less than 2 hours.
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Local bus to Jaco took a bit less than 2 hours, seats not the most spacious but wasn't overly busy. We dropped our bags off, had a burger meal, then to look at the beach. Not exactly postcard pretty, but not horrific neither. Beach does not have typical facilities like drink or ice cream vendors. Surfing looked good first day, but we were a bit …
... property, it was still a 10 minute drive up a scenic windy hill before I finally go there. I read online that Playa Blanca was a pretty well kept secret, that not many people had really known about it, was very clean, had excellent snorkeling, and the waters were calm. Those were all lies. Maybe it was because I went there at 11am, peak of the day, or maybe I had some unrealistic expectations, but this visit to Playa Blanca was a let down. There was a ton of people, there ...
... Atlanta). We had talked about the hardships of dating, of how the guy she really likes now didn't want to come to Costa Rica with her. After sushi, we even ended up buying a bottle of wine and coming back to her room to share and enjoy music and do our nails. Girl stuff, yay! I guess that is the one part I miss the most and am so thankful for that I am experiencing again - the fact that theres new people to meet all the time and they're just as interested in ...
... waited, and a good thing we did; because when they came back, Luis explained they went searching for the resident Anaconda!!.
With that, shivers went up and down my spine, my knees felt like jelly, and goosebumps went up all the way to the back of my neck. I was bitten once before by a snake in Texas," I announced.
Soon, the lady ahead of me kept warning her husband to watch out, and not to go ahead of the group.
It was so hot on the ...
... and me, began to inspect my skin art, and fired away with questions. It was such a magical few hours hanging out with the local youth committee speaking our version of Pidgin. We chatted about art, laughed at our mutually funny translations, and taught each other how to communicate with and without words.
Pidgin English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin