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5.0 out of 5

"Beautiful hotel with picturesque pool, extremely accommodating staff. They were always making sure we were happy, booked a great excursion for us, and ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 27 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel near Auto Mercado Herradura

Oceanside stay

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Jaco hotel, you'll find Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park and Auto Mercado Herradura. Also, Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park is within 3 miles (5 km) and Herradura Beach is within 6 miles (10 km).

Poolside dining

This traditional hotel features a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant. There's fun for all ages with a lazy river and a children's pool, and barbecue grills are available on site. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 10 shared guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. LED TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include kitchens and furnished balconies or patios.

Yamipa Suite with Kitchen 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$88* Per night/room Dec 11 - Dec 12

Di Suite with Kitchen 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel

Everyone (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Amazing staff. Amazing grounds. Convenient location. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019

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Mar 20, 2019 by Laura

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Our location path which is a major plus as it is tucked away just far enough to be in wilderness but only a skip of a beat away from anything you could ever need in in the area. We love nature and landscaping lovers, nice to hear you enjoyed. Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel with very friendly staff

Pros: Staff. Pool. Food.
Cons: Would love to have wine by the glass available rather than by the bottle. Also availability of basic toiletries (toothbrush)
Location: Short drive to Jaco. Great if you want to be a little out of the way and not in the middle of a loud town. However can't walk to get food or anything.
Beautiful hotel with picturesque pool, extremely accommodating staff. They were always making sure we were happy, booked a great excursion for us, and went above and beyond.

Posted by , from Florida on Aug 27, 2018

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Aug 27, 2018 by Laura

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, absolutely spoil to explore Costa Rica. Sorry that the only wine by the glass we have is the welcoming glass, the hotel es too small to have a bartender serving. Pumilio is strategically located at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer. It`s better when our guest book the tours and activities with us instead of making ahead by themselves, depending in our guests plans, likes and preferences we know which tour operator will be the best option, we take care of the schedule and can double check for the best service to our guests, we love to be part of your plans, so you can relax and explore Costa Rica like been pamper at home and for those booking tours with us we offer the free taxi to downtown. This little spot is perfect to enjoy the pool embraced by the forest with ocean weather, like to hear you enjoyed too, especially at night lit up with torches. Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5 out of 5

Family friendly hotel with top rate staff

Pros: We liked the polite staff and excellent breakfast. Also, having 3 beds in our room made accommodations very pleasant for our family.
Cons: The location a couple miles from Jaco and the beach, but it was quiet and relaxing.
Location: We booked a fun kayak/snorkeling adventure through Kayak Jaco. Our son went to a surf shop in Jaco and arranged for a 2 hour private surf lesson.
We just returned from a week vacation to Costa Rica and stayed the first 3 nights at the Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel. We wished we had stayed there several more days. The staff was friendly and helpful. The managers Krishne and Milton were always available to answer questions and suggest activities that we may like. We had a complementary full breakfast every morning that usually included made to order omelets. The pool was also excellent! We saw iguanas lounging in the sun and also a Toucan in the nearby trees.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Apr 18, 2017

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Apr 22, 2017 by Laura

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a the hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. It was a pleasure to meet your lovely family and been part of your plans helping with the Kayak/Snorkeling Tour! Pumilio is strategically located to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer, hope to have you more days on your next trip to Costa Rica. Thanks for mention Krishne and Milton service, they really appreciated and we are very proud of our staff too. For breakfast, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast every day so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday! This little spot is perfect to enjoy the pool embraced by the forest with ocean weather, like to hear you enjoyed too, especially at night lit up with torches. Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests.

5 out of 5

BEST SERVICE AND VALUE!

Pros: The service, property grounds.
Cons: nothing. keep doing what you are doing. you nailed it Milton.
Location: Beach/downtown Jaco about 2-3 miles...$6-8 cab ride.
We arrived to Pumilio before checkin, however, the property manager, Milton, greeted us upon arrival with a glass of wine and took the time to show us around the beautiful hotel grounds. When entering our room, I was pleasantly surprised as they had a complimentary snack basket waiting for us. The room was gorgeous! Every room has a full size kitchen on the balcony as well. The hotel staff was more than happy to arrange taxis for us into town and our next destination. Very accommodating. The complimentary breakfast was fabulous too. I have no complaints AT ALL. I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Fargo, ND on Mar 25, 2015

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May 9, 2015 by Laura

Thank you for your kindly comments. All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so the room doesn’t smell like food and you can use in contact with nature, we try to have all the basics to make it easier to use them. Since we are 4 Km away from either Jaco or Herradura offering the free transportation to Jaco or Herradura makes our location is strategically located to explore Costa Rica like being at home surrounded by nature. For breakfast we decided not to have an schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. Recently we made a lot of changes with our breakfast and it is much better. If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Hope to have you back soon. Best regards from all the team, specially Milton that was very happy you remember his name!

5 out of 5

One of the best Eco hotels I ever been in...

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, beautiful landscape mountain views close to beach
I highly recommend this hotel! Staff was excellent, service was superb, view and ecosystem was to due for!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012

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Mar 21, 2015 by Laura

Hello! At the end of last year we changed our hotel name to Hotel Pumilio and had a lot of improvements on site and specially in service. A perfect spot to explore Costa Rica like been at home. Thanks for your opinion that is very important for us. If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Best regards from Pumilio's Team!

5 out of 5

Outstanding boutique hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Remarkable staff. Amazing natural surrounding. Great quality services. Hotel fit for both a romantic break and a nice family vacation.

Posted by , from Guatemala city on Jun 27, 2012

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Mar 21, 2015 by Laura

Hello! At the end of last year we changed our hotel name to Hotel Pumilio and had a lot of improvements on site and specially in service. A perfect spot to explore Costa Rica like been at home. Thanks for your opinion that is very important for us. If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Best regards from Pumilio's Team!

5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel, excellant service!

We had a great time in Costa Rica, especially because of this hotel! Its very quiet, peaceful, and clean. Its very quaint, you feel like you are right at home in the middle of the jungle. Service was excellant, staff is very friendly and helpful. They helped us plan all of our tours. We will stay here again!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2010

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Mar 21, 2015 by Laura

Hello! At the end of last year we changed our hotel name to Hotel Pumilio and had a lot of improvements on site and specially in service. A perfect spot to explore Costa Rica like been at home. Thanks for your opinion that is very important for us. If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Best regards from Pumilio's Team!

5 out of 5

Little piece of paradise

I stayed 3 perfect nights at this hotel in Aug. 2009. The properity is beautiful with well maintained grounds lots of flowering plants and a wonderful pool. The rooms are spacious and attractive however we spent most of our time outside and we loved that the kitchen area was pool side ! The staff is outstanding and while eveyone is friendly and nice, the manager goes out of her way to make sure you have a pleasant stay. She gave us advice about taxi service, banking, eating out, the best beaches and local activities. If you want to plan a day trip, she has excellent local knowledge and resources. She even asked her Mother about a beach we were interested in visiting ! I consider myself well traveled and I have never encountered anyone as engaging and helpful as she is. This hotel is located a short taxi ride to the dark sand beaches of Jaco and Hurradura. We liked being away from the noise and traffic of the beach, yet we could be there in minutes. I honestly can not wait to go back.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2009

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Mar 21, 2015 by Laura

Hello! At the end of last year we changed our hotel name to Hotel Pumilio and had a lot of improvements on site and specially in service. A perfect spot to explore Costa Rica like been at home. Thanks for your opinion that is very important for us. If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Best regards from Pumilio's Team!

5 out of 5

El Paso de las Lapas

Service and property were top of the line. Absolutely would go back.

Posted by on May 14, 2009

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Mar 21, 2015 by Laura

Hello! At the end of last year we changed our hotel name to Hotel Pumilio and had a lot of improvements on site and specially in service. A perfect spot to explore Costa Rica like been at home. Thanks for your opinion that is very important for us. If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Best regards from Pumilio's Team!

All-inclusive Details

  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Bicycling included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • Offsite tours not included

Property Features

Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a lazy river, and a waterslide. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A children's pool, spa services, and a library are also featured at the family-friendly Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel. An area shuttle within 5 mi and a beach shuttle are free. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Jaco hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2008
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Grocery service (free)
  • Game room or arcade
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Lazy river
  • Waterslide
  • Separate living room1
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Separate dining area
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (83.1 km / 51.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5 mi, beach shuttle, casino shuttle, and shopping center shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel offers 10 shared accommodations, which are air-conditioned, accessible via exterior corridors, and feature DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Memory foam beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 50-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 4-star hotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads and hydromassage showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include laptop-compatible safes and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Memory foam beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 5 AM to 1 PM.

El Bosque - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

A complimentary grocery shopping service is offered and room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river and a waterslide.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

PUMILIO has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a mud bath.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 10 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 6 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CRC 18000.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for CRC 30.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 65000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in fee: CRC 15000 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: CRC 16000 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CRC 30.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: CRC 18000.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Pumilio
  • Hotel Pumilio Mountain
  • Pumilio Hotel
  • Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel
  • Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel Jaco
  • Pumilio Mountain Ocean
  • Pumilio Mountain Ocean Jaco
  • Pumilio Mountain Ocean Hotel Jaco
  • Pumilio Mountain Ocean Hotel
  • Pumilio Mountain & Ocean
  • Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel Jaco
  • Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel Hotel
  • Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel Hotel Jaco

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 6:30 AM to 10 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 3 children 6 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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