Cabinas Las Arenas - The Surfing Hotel

2 stars
View map of 400 MS Pochotal School, Playa Hermosa, Jaco,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
8 reviews
Just the essentials great surf no croud!

Amazing people great surf away from the crowds of Jaco! No it's not your average america in a box... See full review

  • mj0473
  • Mar 27, 2011
Cabinas las arenas is value

Make sure you lock up everything of value, although there were no thefts at this hotel...there was... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 27, 2008
Simple, affordable surf lodge overlooks great beach breaks outside Jaco

The rustic surf lodge Cabinas Las Arenas sits on Hermosa Beach in Costa Rica's Puntarenas province. Located south of Jaco, Cabinas Las Arenas overlooks the open Pacific from the mouth of the Nicoya Gulf. The affordable hotel offers basic cabins and amenities, and easy access to local water sports and adventure tours. Surfers can paddle out from the beach to catch great waves, while topside adventurers can drive to national parks, volcanoes and tropical forests. Cabinas Las Arenas features an on-site restaurant, surf shop and free Internet access.

Highlights
  • Beachfront location on Playa Hermosa Beach
  • On-site surf shop with board rentals
  • Free Internet access available in public areas
  • On-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Suites available
Rooms

As a budget surf lodge, Cabinas Las Arenas offers 10 large cabins with very basic furnishings and amenities. The standard guest rooms can sleep 4-each has one double bed and two twins-while the suites accommodate up to 3 with each featuring one double and one twin bed. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot and cold water and ceiling fans. Suites have air conditioning, mini-refrigerators and cable TVs.

Features

Cabinas Las Arenas offers a simple escape on the beach just south of Jaco. This rustic beachfront lodge sits along the main highway from San Jose. The property features a full-service restaurant, Dos Gringos Restaurante, with reasonably priced meals. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. Primarily a surf lodge, Cabinas Las Arenas has an on-site surf shop with board rentals. The property also has an outdoor BBQ area, and free Internet access. The owner can make arrangements for transfers and tours to the surrounding towns, national parks, and attractions.

Transportation
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (55.3 mi/88.5 km)
  • Coca Cola Bus Terminal, San Jose (64.4 mi/103 km)
Attractions
  • Playa Jaco (4.4 mi/7 km)
  • Carara Biological Reserve (15.5 mi/24.8 km)
  • Jungle Crocodile Safari (16.6 mi/26.6 km)

 

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Cabinas Las Arenas - The Surfing Hotel Rooms

Suite
Rooms offer 1 double bed and 1 Twin bed along with own private bathrooms, ceiling fans and unpgraded fixtures and furniture. Exceptional ocean views only 100 meters from the beach.
Standard
Rooms offer 1 double bed and 1 Twin bed along with own private bathrooms, ceiling fans.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Restaurant
A full service restaurant with great ocean views, offering American and Costa Rican food, and featuring reggae music and surf movies daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
1:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Cabinas Las Arenas - The Surfing Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 8
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vinella21
Business
Jersey USA
May 12, 2009

Great value for the Adventurous types

This was a great cabana for adventurous travelers looking for good surf and low price. If a tropical resort similar to Atlantis Bahamas is what you seek, run the other way. As a young guy interested in good surf, I didn't mind going back to a cabana with less than appealing linens and no signs of any house keeping whatsoever- oh, and most rooms were without AC in a part of Costa Rica that has the climate of a humid & hot rain forest. If you aren't scared away by the above, then, in all honesty, Cabinas las Arenas is a good value and a good time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The small beach side restaurant literally next door to the cabana offered delicious food at a very affordable price.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mount Pleasant
Aug 27, 2008

Cabinas las arenas is value

Make sure you lock up everything of value, although there were no thefts at this hotel...there was plenty of thefts everywhere in Jaco and Playa hermosa. The manager, is very hospitable and very friendly. Great place to go and surf, rooms only have the bare essentials so bring a towell and be prepared to spend a lot of time in the water. Staff was awesome!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Jaco is only a couple of km away...good places to eat and hang out, shoot pool.

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