Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Pumilio

Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

A peaceful retreat just five minutes outside bustling Jacó, this all-suites hotel is surrounded by lush rain forest and has tastefully decorated rooms with fully equipped kitchens and patios overlooking the pool, mountains, and gardens. Named after Costa Rica’s famous poisonous "blue jeans" frog, the solar-powered property has five rooms on a private second floor, and five rooms on the ground floor that open onto a two-tier swimming pool. Spacious rooms sleep five with two queen-size beds and one twin. An additional six suites are separate from the main building and cater to couples. Although there’s no restaurant, the hotel serves a full Costa Rican breakfast and has an arrangement with local eateries for food delivery. Management can organize a variety of tours and activities, and to soothe your tired muscles, there’s an on-site spa offering massages, wraps, facials, and aromatherapy. 

PROS

  • quiet location
  • beautiful and clean rooms
  • excellent staff

CONS

  • far from beach
  • restaurant serves breakfast only
  • very firm beds

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
Quiet
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2643–5678 | 800-410–8018-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

16 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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