About this listing
Large room with A/C & cable TV. Features queen bed & if need a double trundle bed. There is a kitchenette with table and chairs. The bathroom has a large shower. The room is located in front of the pool. A large cooked to order breakfast is included.
The one bedroom suites have en-suite shower room, kitchenette, air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, FREE wifi, sleep 2 - 4 people on a queen bed and pull out full bed. Suites are pool side and come with complimentary cooked to order breakfast at the rancho.
There is free wifi available and local & long distance calls can be made in the office. There is a BBQ for use at the courtyard.
Interaction with Guests
As the hotel is family owned and we live close by, we are often the ones that will serve you breakfast and answer your questions in the office. Occasionally you might even see us in the pool...Pura Vida!
Playa Hermosa is a small beach town known worldwide for its surfing, especially after it hosted the world surf championship a few years back. Saturday afternoons many surfers and surf fans do fight for parking spots in the afternoon to witness world-class surfing at the Saturday afternoon weekly surf meets hosted by the Backyard Hotel. Small restaurants, surf shops and other retail are located on the beach which is a 20 min walk or a 2 minute car ride. A yoga center is within 300 meter walking distance. Surf lessons, Zipline booking, horseback riding and other activities can be also booked in the office. Due to the towns location near virgin tropical mountains, you will likely see Scalet macaws on a daily basis. Iguanas roam around the trees, roof and all over the property.
The property is located 1.5 hours from San Jose and 10 minutes away from the town of Jaco, where you will find ATMs, nightlife, restaurants, supermarkets and all sorts of retail. Costa Rica is notorious for bad roads and bad signage. For most flexibility, it is recommended you hire a 4x4 with low mileage and either bring or rent a GPS. If you plan to party at night, taxis can easily be hired for pick up and will be available in town for drop off. The hotel offers free shuttle service to the beach and restaurants at the Hermosa beach. For a nominal charge, when the shuttle is available, we can offer rides to Jaco.
No Smoking in the rooms - Smoking allowed on pool deck and rancho
The pool is open from 8 am to 8 pm - no life guard on duty
The front gate is closed from 10 pm to 6 am
Respect your neighbors
No pets allowed
About the Host, Rachelle
Hotel & Property Manager.
Jon and I manage a small hotel and manage several houses in the Playa Hermosa/Jaco area. We live in a Pura Vida bubble, why not come visit??
The surroundings are beautiful, the food is full of flavor and the surf is exciting!!