The best deal in Jaco, DIRECTLY on the beach. Other places charge $150 a night for the same location / amenities. Comes with Wifi, super comfy king size mattress, fold out couch and even surf board if you want to give it a go!
This unit is DIRECTLY in front of the ocean on the south end (best side) of Jaco Beach.
- Newly upgraded
- 1 bedroom, 1 bath
- large oceanfront pool.
- One of the few units with a fully equipped kitchen!
- Fast Wifi
- Cool energy efficient AC
- SECURE gated and guarded area. You'll feel very safe here.
- Great neighbors, very helpful.
- HDMI cable connection for your Mac or PC to plug right into the TV. And a stereo hook up for your Ipod / Ipad or music devices.
- Cable TV
- a coin operated washer & dryer just outside the condo
- hot water
- Two flat screen TVs - one in the bedroom and the other in the front room with great stereo sound.
- DVD players in both rooms
- tempur-pedic mattress (sleep like you're in heaven)
- Reverse osmosis water filter (stay healthy)
- dog friendly!
There are several restaurants within very close walking distance like Hotel 9, Morgans Cove and The Point Bar & Restaurant. And its a beautiful 10 min walk along the beach into town.
There's no question this is one of the BEST values in Jaco. I will be happy to assist you in booking your accommodation and suggesting options for air transportation, booking tours, etc. I can also give you a list of restaurants and fun things to do. No need to rent a surf board one will be provided for you!
Please note to accommodate 4 people, 2 would sleep on the same bed in the room and 2 on fold out couch. The place is not massive, but the location is awesome. Book it now while its still available.
Pool, poolside patio and entire condo.
Over phone / email and have concierge onsite when they are there.
Its right on the beach! The neighbors are so nice and friendly and plenty of cool spots just walking distance from the condo.
Head right out onto the beach from the front gate. There's nice bars and restaurants walking distance from condo and you can get pretty much anywhere in Jaco by bike.
Surfboard in the unit, you can use it for free, but if you break it you fix it !
Mar Arena Review
Our fist time in Jaco and we stayed at #8 for 2 weeks. James' contact for the airport transfer was reliable and friendly and greeted us as at the airport. Unfortunatley there was a misunderstanding somewhere and the key to the apartment was not available to us when we arrived 3 PM. We waited out the 6 hr. delay with the ever so friendly and helpful neighbours. Many, many thanks to them. Merci Ginette & Richard!
Good night sleeps were had in the Tempur-pedic king size bed. The sun, beach and pool were of course amazing.
We felt safe & secure on this very well maintained property.
We drank the osmosis filtered water, but the neighbours who return each year are at ease to drink the water directly from the tap. (So no worries there.)
The fridge 'crushed ice dispenser' was a cool extra. A/C worked fine; no problems as was described in another review. Also, no mosquitos around us.
It definitely needs to be understood that Paula is the on site contact for any concerns and help you may need (not the husband & wife concierge working on the property 6 days a week). Paula helped us to get some bikes and they were great to have for getting around.
Dining in: we did basic cooking many evenings. It was nice to have the blender for breakfast and/or happy hour smoothies!
Dining out: Lots of choice. We ate out primarily at the 'Tipica Costa Rican' restaurants and they were within walking distance (if you don't mind walking through the small unlit section of the road). We walked all the time and felt safe.
Check out these Tica Soda restaurants:
Rancho Santa Ana - Soda y Marisqueria on Pastor Diaz past Morgan's Cove resort on the left.
Alta Mar - Soda y Marisqueria, complete south end of Pastor Diaz at Calle Madrigal.
Marea Alta - Soda y Marisqueria - on Pastor Diaz across from the gym.
Our favourtie icecream treat place was: Heladería El Barco
The Green Room resto. was good, too (a little costlier than 'Tipica' menus).
If you want to do something different than the beach there is a trail up to the old observatory. The entrance is at route 34 & Calle Madrigal. It's about 12 mins. to the first stop. You'll see guides going up with tourists on horseback.
Don't forget to go to the Friday Market for fruits & vegetables. (Next to the soccer field.)
We had a great time and we would definitely return.
We made accommodations to stay at James' residence for 4 nights. It's a 1 bedroom apartment, beach front property, just a bit further distance out from the hub-bub busyness of Jaco. Nice and quiet, with friendly neighbors all around the complex. Need to be careful with the A/C in the bedroom, don't turn it too cold or it will trip out/overheat and not work for a few hours til it cools down again. Make sure to bring mosquitoe repellant, they are relentless. There's a full kitchen there, and you could go to the local market about 1.5 miles away, costs about $2US via taxi. groceries aren't cheap, but many things we are familiar with in US is available there and you can cook your own food if you prefer cooking. We didn't need to contact James, as Paula was there to follow up with us if we needed to make any arrangements for transportation and tours. Be aware, you need to contact her for the wifi information, and a minor dilemma was that our phone in the apartment was not usable, luckily I was able to ask a neighbor for wifi info, and able to contact Paula via a internet phone and email correspondence. Paula stopped by the night before we left and let us know how we should arrange to checkout.
We actually rented a scooter at nearby AXR and took it to adjacent tourist attractions Villa Calentes (hotel) for the sunset and views, and also down to the Esterillos Oeste, a quiet beach town with serene beach coast line. Beautiful country, wonderful experience. We would definitely like to come back again.
James' condo was the perfect place to stay during our time in Jaco. As in the description, it is directly on the beach. Wake up, walk by the pool and you're right on the sand! The area is beautiful and quiet if you're looking for something just outside of Jaco downtown. South Jaco beach has a very cool laid back vibe with local bars and smaller boutique hotels along the beachfront. Beautiful sunsets. The condo is a great size for 2, bathroom is renovated, there is a full kitchen. The king size bed has a very nice memory foam mattress and is as comfortable as sleeping at home. James provided great tips about the area, was able to help with transportation and parking as well. Highly recommend this condo to stay! Overall, great!
James's Beachfront Getaway in South Jaco was the perfect place to stay on my trip to Jaco. It's a very nice and well kept condo community steps away from the beach. The condo itself was kept in great condition and Angela, the property manager, was a pleasure to work with. I recommend this place to others.
The place was perfect! It was on the beach - literally stepped outside to surf every morning! Very close to town (Jaco), only about a 2-3 minute bike ride.
Thanks for the awesome experience!
I had an amazing time staying here. The condo was set up with everything you could want and the pool was fantastic. Everything was clean and well taken care of. A definite must if you are coming to Jaco and want the comfort of home while you are on vacation.
It's close to everything and the view is spectacular.
I will definitely want to stay here again if I get the chance.
Mar Arena #8 is a gem of a condo. It's on the south end of Jaco in front of the best part of the beach that is perfect for our 2 year old daughter to play on. The oceanfront pool is awesome and the neighbors are friendly and quiet. The condo itself is perfect with a nice kitchen, large flat screen TV's in the living area and bedroom, and free internet. Maybe the best feature is the king size bed with one of those memory foam mattresses that is absurdly comfortable. James did a good job of coordinating our stay!