a traveler from Travelocity.com
on October 19, 2008
The hotel was well equipped with A/C, hot water showers and a fine swimming pool. The rooms were clean and the staff very friendly and daily maid service. Cable news service was offered in English which turned out to not be the case in Tambor at the Barcelo.
[Jaco is more oriented to the US and Europeans, unlike Tambor which is a hot spot for Mexicans, Europeans, and SA.We never heard spoken English in Tambor. It also seems very isolated]
Back to the BW in Jaco: The restaurant had a beautiful Sunday brunch, and each night a different special was offered. The daily breakfast was excellent. The CHEF really knows how to cook fish. The vegetables were perfectly done. The beach is clean and a lifeguard is on all day. If you needed a cab or a one day tour w/ Grayline, the concierge was very helpful setting everything up. I would recommend this hotel very highly by Costa Rica standards. I would recommend to the management that they seriously consider replacing the mattresses and pillows as they were hard and not very comfortable. It is not the Taj Mahal, but then we were in Costa Rica, a lovely country with friendly, honest people.
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