Hotel Mar de Luz
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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 …
... with Norwegian Cruise Line. We recognized the place by the jail that we drove by. I remember our tour guide explained it was like the Ritz Carleton - three square meals, exercise and plenty of rest.. The guide said that nobody was escaping from this luxury.. lol :)
We were so happy when we finally reached our hotel destination in Jaco, Costa Rica - La Palmera. Thank goodness for our little GPS friend for helping us find the way.
After checking into our hotel room, ...
... I walked up to the teller and asked him in Spanish if he spoke English. He shook his head no. Probably a good thing because it forced me to attempt, in my broken Spanish, to explain what I wanted. Mission accomplished.
It was another beautiful day on the beach and I should've applied more sunscreen. It gets really hot here between 11:00am - 2:00pm so that's our time to siesta inside.
We had a ...
... not one to follow.
DH has one of her BFFs coming down for a short visit around Xmas time. At least we think she's coming down- as our readers will know, Deb P is somewhat geographically challenged so we may be getting a quizzical phone call from Puerto Rico instead of Costa Rica. Assuming she gets on the right plane, we're going to explore some of the eco highlights of Costa Rica. We're both looking forward to this diversionary roadtrip before our second month of Spanish lessons. ...
... authorial overseer. Except maybe his silent, sweet wife, who thwacks fresh lunchtime tortillas into submission for our group's pending almuerzo. That's the thing here, simple living in harmony with life's daily tasks and rhythms is what brings the greatest comfort, and stability. If only the west could learn how to amalgamate into that, it might carve a new way that served to benefit those in the fields as much and hopefully more than the boardroom executives buzzing off the big ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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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