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Hotel Mar de Luz

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I Stayed with my family in the first days of april, 2017. The place looks clean and the personnel was extremeley friendly and kind to us. The pools are very nice, my son and my niece enjoyed a lot there. The room was a little bit outdated but comfortable, with T.V and a little fridge, kitchen and utensils in case you want to prepare your own food and save some money. We paid a little extra to have breakfast included and the breakfast had options for costarrican typical food as well as fruits and pancakes and toasts, it was all very tasty, we were satisfed with it. If you did not pay extra to include the breakfast you can pay for it there, the prices are very reasonable. The location of the hotel is a few meters Away from jaco's main street which is One block away from the beach (aproximately 100 meters from the beach). The location is almost at the center of jaco's main street which is very convenient to take a walk looking for shopping, tours, restaurants or a gelato (my personal way of sin). I can say that I would definitely return!.

My husband and I spent 18 nights at this hotel and feel we made the best choice. It is close to the main street of Jaco and less than a 10 minute walk to the beach. We always felt safe. The staff at the hotel were exceptional and made us feel like we were special guests. The hotel is set up for families and people who don't want a big wild hotel. The rooms were comfortable and even though we never felt the need to request a different bed, we saw the staff moving mattresses so we realized they were willing to do whatever it took to make the guests comfortable. Our room was perfect for our vacation, with a full fridge and consistent air conditioning. We enjoyed the made to order breakfasts and still miss the pancakes. We were never bored in Jaco and had our regular spots by the end of our 18 days in wonderful Jaco,Costo Rica, This hotel is an excellent value.

My wife and I stayed for a week at Hotel Mar de Luz as we selected this hotel for its excellent location and reasonable value. The staff is very nice & helpful in addressing all our enquiries during our stay specially their advice on excursions, directions, transportations and restaurants. The hotel owner is dynamic and visible through the day and very social with all gusts. We stayed in a garden-view room with a kitchenette that was handy. Daily served breakfast was so convenient to start the day specially when we had planned excursion. 3 nice pools (2 for adults and 1 for children) where great to have as the beach was a bit wavy just good for surfing! The hotel is couple minuets walk to the main street that is crossing Jaco where all restaurants, shopping and banks are located either to the right or left of the hotel intersection. Public Bus stop is 3 minutes walk from the hotel, we used to go to Quepos & Manuel Antonio national park. The beach is 5 minutes walk from the hotel (left to the river). There are couple beach front good restaurants.

Found this hotel by accident. Originally was booked at another site, which we had to leave because of ants. Luckily we found this hotel which turned out to be a great little gem. The staff and owner are very accommodating. The rooms are large enough and ours included an efficiency suitable for cooking if that's what you want. There is also an outdoor grill for guests to use. We stayed 3 nights and had a great experience. The hotel is located a block off the main street down a quite residential road. It has a private fenced parking lot to safely store your car. There are also many good restaurants and an excellent coffee shop within walking distance.

I stayed two nights at Hotel Mar de Luz (March 6th and 7th) and had an amazing time. The staff are absolutely wonderful, friendly and helpful. The hotel is located across the street from the beach and 2 minutes away from a grocery shop (there is a little plaza on the left by KFC), shops and restaurants. Everything you need is walking distance, no need for cabs unless you are super hot. I stayed in a garden room #11 and it is the cutest room I have ever seen. The walls are in exposed cobble stone, brand new appliances in the kitchen and a clean modern bathroom. You can definitely make your own meals there as the kitchen has all the necessities. The property and rooms are impeccably clean. There are two pools, one for the kids and the other one is a bit deeper, for adults. There is also a Jacuzzi. I had breakfast included in my rate, which was also perfect. I highly recommend this hotel to solo travellers, couples and families. I will definitely be back.

Great staff and a great location Great staff always ready to help seems they are willing to go the extra yard The Mar de luz is in the center of Jaco only a short walk to the beach ( less than 5 minutes)

Hotel Mar de Luz is a very nice respite from the craziness of Jaco. We stayed here one night on our way south and chose to stay again 2 weeks later on our way back to the airport. The rooms are spacious and clean, the beds comfortable. Dominic (and the rest of the staff) was welcoming and gracious. The breakfast was very nice, served restaurant-style. The hotel is only 1/2 block off the main boulevard, convenient to bars, restaurants, beach, but it seems very secluded. The rooms face the central courtyard and the pools, and give the place a very calm air. The arrangement also encourages conversation around the pool, and I met couples from Canada and Europe. Many people were staying for extended periods, and I'm sure it would be a comfortable way to spend some time.

This hotel is fantastic, great customer service, clean and comfortable rooms, the breakfast is amazing ! Perfect and quiet location (everything is close). I definally recomend Hotel Mar de Luz to all the travellers Hope to come back soon, thanks for the great experience during my vacation in Costa Rica.

Quiet and clean hotel. The breakfast is great and rich, with multiple choices. Very friendly staff and very welcoming owner. Its a great spot for bird watching too, we saw 3 Ara couples just outside the facility in the large tree every morning. The rooms are quiet, we arrived without reservation and got lucky and our room was more of an apartment style and in the back facing the pool. We'd definitely love to come again !

Wow, we are glad we chose Hotel Mar de Luz to stay at. The breakfast is great, with multiple choices on the menu. The location is not far from the main street of activities, but far enough away for peace and quiet, to relax by the pool or on the internet. The Owners Victor, Janet - Victor's wife, and Anneke - Victor's daughter, are all delightful to talk to. The staff from the time you enter until the time you leave are all helpful and friendly. Every morning we get to meet other guest for breakfast, to learn and share many things about each other. We could not have picked a better hotel to stay at. There are multiple pools for adults and kids to enjoy. A kids play ground. A barbecue grilling area. A game and reading area to relax. This will be our hotel for future stays in Jaco, Costa Rica. Oh yeah, the beach is also only a short walk away as well. The price was perfect for the enjoyment. We were even able to shop for groceries and use the kitchenette, in our room to save on daily restaurant cost. This is a family hotel and we felt like a part of the family. What more is needed? Hard to say.

Jaco Beach Jaco Puntarenas

Hotel Mar de Luz places you next to Teatro Jaco and within a 5-minute walk of Neo Fauna. This 30-room hotel welcomes guests with 3 outdoor pools and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Jaco Beach and Jaco Library and Learning Center are also a short walk from this Jaco hotel.


Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


All 30 individually furnished accommodations feature sitting areas. 32-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Mar de Luz enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle during limited hours for CRC 60000 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 422 reviews