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Hotel La Dolce Vita

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good: pool, kitchen, in front of the beach, close Herradura and Jacó.

Based on reviews, ratings and pictures, we were ready for La Dolce Vita. Once you get off the main road, you're treated to about a 1 km ride that makes moon craters look smooth. The rooms are small clean, but in need of repairs and general maintenance. The pros are the wifi, TV and fridge, which froze everything we put in it. The cons are that you're next door to a dump for debris from the beach; the AC struggled to cool just the tiny bedroom; tiny and large ants and roaches were in the kitchen (we sprayed DEET around the bedroom door in hopes of keeping them out); the continental breakfast consisted of 'tropical fruit' - a banana, 2 pieces of very dry toast, a small glass of a Tang-like drink and a cup of coffee; the swimming pool was like an oversized jacuzzi; the beach was okay, but nothing special; and when we checked out, they tried to charge us for the room again after we had paid an exhorbitant price. Three young French backpackers arrived at the same time as we did, and left 15 minutes later. You have to leave the area to get anything, nothing nearby or onsite. This place might be okay for surfers, but I would not recommend it to anyone. Worst and most expensive place we stayed in Costa Rica.

50m from Calle Supersol, near El Vago Esterillos Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel La Dolce Vita places you 14 mi (22.5 km) from Jaco Beach and 14.1 mi (22.6 km) from Neo Fauna. This 7-room hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also within a 30-minute drive of Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park and Teatro Jaco.


This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 7 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and patios, and there's space to spread out with separate bedrooms and living rooms. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, coffee makers, and ceiling fans.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel La Dolce Vita enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a garden. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Apartment, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Panoramic Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Full 1 | Sleeps 4