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Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean, great service and the installations are awesome

Beautiful setting, away but still close to Jaco for business. Great staff. Only breakfasts available, so you need to go someplace else to eat. They do provide room service from local restaurants but foods gets cold.

Loved the way the staff welcomed and treated us. The place was great, it was clean and the beds were comfortable

We had a wonderful stay at the Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel. We had a very warm welcome by the hosts and a very nice glass of wine upon our arrival. Once you enter the gate you are in your own little paradise. Quiet and quaint, this is the perfect place for just relaxing. We had a lovely unit on the second floor and just loved the outdoor kitchen. All ten rooms face the pool and the jungle. It is very relaxing to sit outside on the balcony or sit by the pool. Breakfast was very nice. There were lots of different options to choose from. Dining outside was just a great way to start your day. The location is excellent. It is really very close to many of the places you will want to visit in this part of Costa Rica. We went just up the road to Neofauna, also travelled to Manuel Antonio National Park, Jaco Beach, PuraVida Gardens up in the mountains, Puntarenas and Carrara National Park. You absolutely can't miss the amazing sunset from Villa Caletas. I think that is the most beautiful sunset we have ever seen. We also visited several beaches along the coast and watched the surfers at Playa Hermosa. It was an amazing trip to Costa Rica and we started it by staying at just a wonderful little piece of paradise. If I could make just one suggestion it would be to put toppers on the beds. The units are beautiful, clean and so spacious but the beds were just a little too hard. That would make our next stay just perfect. Thank you for your hospitality. Pura Vida!

Quiet place in a beautiful setting, away from all the busy town. Great breakfast, but no other meals. However, can order from a variety of restaurants that deliver.

Our overall stay was great! Very nice and clean hotel. Great location. The staff were wonderful, very nice.

It’s about a 7 minute drive to from Jaco, however well worth it if you want to be secluded up in a hill. Overall great experience and highly recommend for couples.

Wonderful small boutique hotel with personalized service. Away from the bustle of Jaco. Great full breakfast, but no other meal served. However they you can order from local restaurants who will deliver. Hotel will take care of everything

Loved our stay at Pumilio. Employees were all very nice. The hotel is beautiful and relaxing and it feels more like a weekend house than a hotel. Highly recommended!

Stayed only one night but we will be back. The hotel is very nice with an excellent amount of detail such as separate pool towels, a complementary drink upon arrival, outside wet bar and seating area for each room, etc.

great stuff and great location. Feels like in the middle of rainforest with all the lush landscaping and birds and lizards

Great place, & staff. Family really enjoyed the pool and small water slide. Secluded, away from the busy beach area, but close enough you can ride a bike (or take an uber). Would definitely go back.

We found this hotel on Trip advisor and was surprised at the number of reviews for a 17 room hotel. There is a reason why so many are 5 star. The breakfasts that are included are excellent with a varied selection depending on the day. The fresh fruit was magnificent. The staff was always helpful and had a smile. The rooms were cute and roomy with a modern rustic mix which we liked. The exotic birds start to sing softly as you get up in the morning and the surrounding jungle makes it a wonderful place to relax. There is no way to explain how the ambiance makes you feel. We stayed for 3 nights, and left for a few hours to go to Jaco for one hour. (its about 10-15 mins away as is the beach) They have an onsite masseuse and the little hut in the jungle they use for it is very cute as well. In the evening they light the tiki torches around the pool and use an oil that keeps the mosquitos away. They have a menu that you can use for lunch or dinner from restaurants in town. When the "takeout" arrives, they prepare in on plates and serve at no extra charge. Next time we come to Costa Rica, IF we can get a room here we will stay here the entire time. I almost hesitated to give this review as I really don't want it to get to busy. :) if this was helpful, please let me know.

My girlfriend and I had a great time at pumilio hotel. The room was big, clean, and comfortable. We also had a 55in tv which was nice. The pool was beautiful and the breakfast was awesome. No restaurant on site but the hotel offers delivery from many different restaurants to choose from. The staff was very helpful to all our needs, I would highly recommend this hotel.

The only problem is that the beach is too far away

Breakfast was ok! You can't walk to the beach! Too far! You need to have a car!

Hotel Pumilio helped to make our first trip to Costa Rica perfect! Laura (the owner) and Adrien (front desk) go above & beyond to help make their guests' stay in this quaint boutique hotel a memorable one. From the personal greeting and glasses of wine awaiting us upon arrival, to the fabulous breakfast each morning, lovely pool & spa areas, and extra efforts made to book day trips for us, we felt pampered and cared for every step of the way! Although downstairs suites open to the pool, we enjoyed the privacy of the 2nd floor and took advantage of the full outdoor kitchen that is on each suite's patio. Each suite (there are only 10 total; 5 up & 5 down) sleeps five comfortably. If you want a relaxing getaway, just a short taxi ride to Jaco (courtesy of Pumilio) and the beach, this is the place for you! We are already planning a return visit!

We contacted the hotel by email about a week before our stay to ask about various tours we saw on their website. Laura the owner and Milton in the front desk immediately responded and did a lot of research to find various suppliers offering what we were looking for and arranged everything for us. We were only in Costa Rica for 3 days and wanted to do a lot so were quite picky in the times of the tours to squeeze everything in and Laura and Milton did everything to accommodate us! As for the hotel itself, the rooms were quite large and comfortable each one with it's own terrace/balcony with a kitchen overlooking the pool area and beyond that the rain forest. There are only 10 rooms, so the pool and breakfast were never crowded. We used the hotels spa service for a massage which was in it's own little cabana type room outside which was really well decorated with views and sounds of the forest just outside. The hotel also offers a "gastronomy adventure" service with menus from many Jaco restaurants that can be delivered to the hotel where they then set up our table on our balcony which we really enjoyed. The hotel is only about a 5 minute drive from the center of Jaco, far away enough to avoid the noise and crowds, but close enough to visit easily and the hotel will even cover one roundtrip taxi fare a day to Jaco. Overall everything was excellent at good value, but the service and the people were really exceptional!

We contacted the hotel about a week before we arrived to ask about the tours and excursions that we wanted to do while we were in Costa Rica. Laura, the owner, and Milton in the front desk responded by email immediately with suggestions and did a lot of research to find different tour operators and give us comparisons and times that the tours were being offered as we were there for only 3 days and wanted to maximize our time. Their suggestions were great and we were very happy with the tours they arranged for us. As for the hotel itself, the rooms were very clean, large and comfortable with terraces that overlooked the pool area and rainforest outside. There are only 10 rooms, so breakfast and the pool never felt crowded. Pumilio also offered delivery from a lot of the Jaco restaurants and set up our table for dinner on our terrace. We also used their spa service where we got massages outside in a beautiful room from where you could see the forest and hear its sounds. The hotel is about a 5 minute drive from the center of Jaco, away from the noise and commotion but close enough to easily visit either with your own car or by taxi (which the hotel will pay for one round trip by taxi into the town per day). We would definitely recommend this hotel to a family or couple looking for great service and comfort at what we thought were pretty good rates for the level of service and comparing to other hotels in the same quality level in the area. Everyone in the hotel went out of their way to satisfy us and always with a smile!

I cannot say enough excellent things about Pumilio! The owner - Laura - is so kind & accomodating to each of her guests and the location is perfect. I took a (free) cab into downtown Jaco twice and each night ordered from a new restaurant. Laura arranged for me to join a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park & it was great! Only challenge is the transportation to/from the San Jose airport. It was a bit pricey! I got a downstairs room & originally wanted to move upstairs for more privacy. But I quickly changed my mind - walking out my door into the pool was too convenient to pass up. Plus, I made a few new friends & chatted with other guests. Great breakfast every morning in a serene setting. Very much enjoyed my time in Jaco!

2 Km South from Cruce de Herradura Jaco Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park is within 2 miles (3 km) of Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel while other popular attractions such as Auto Mercado Herradura are within 3 miles (5 km). This 10-room, 4-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and free breakfast.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 5 AM to 1 PM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 50-inch an LED TV with cable channels and a DVD player. Memory foam beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a kitchen, a furnished balcony or patio, and a living room.


Property features

Guests of Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a lazy river. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 65000 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a children's pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Di Suite with Kitchen 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (10) Family (4) Other (1) Friends (1)
5
Families

Clean, great service and the installations are awesome

By on Jun 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 22, 2019

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5
Business Business Travelers

Beautiful setting, away but still close to Jaco for business. Great staff. Only breakfasts available, so you need to go someplace else to eat. They do provide room service from local restaurants but foods gets cold.

By on Jun 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 6, 2019

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Our location path which is a major plus as it is tucked away, at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, just far enough to be in wilderness but only a skip of a beat away from anything you could ever need in in the area. We decided not to have a restaurant since is a boutique hotel and our guests usually go on tours during the day, reason why we choose the best restaurants in the area and have their menus and bring what our guest chooses and serve it where they prefer, dining room, terrace, balcony suite or even at the pool deck. Sorry to hear your food got cold. Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5
Partner Couples

Loved the way the staff welcomed and treated us. The place was great, it was clean and the beds were comfortable

By on Jun 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 4, 2019

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Our location path which is a major plus as it is tucked away just far enough to be in wilderness but only a skip of a beat away from anything you could ever need in in the area. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. They are fully renovated! Nice to hear you liked are beds and cleanness! Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5
Everyone

We had a wonderful stay at the Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel. We had a very warm welcome by the hosts and a very nice glass of wine upon our arrival. Once you enter the gate you are in your own little paradise. Quiet and quaint, this is the perfect place for just relaxing. We had a lovely unit on the second floor and just loved the outdoor kitchen. All ten rooms face the pool and the jungle. It is very relaxing to sit outside on the balcony or sit by the pool. Breakfast was very nice. There were lots of different options to choose from. Dining outside was just a great way to start your day. The location is excellent. It is really very close to many of the places you will want to visit in this part of Costa Rica. We went just up the road to Neofauna, also travelled to Manuel Antonio National Park, Jaco Beach, PuraVida Gardens up in the mountains, Puntarenas and Carrara National Park. You absolutely can't miss the amazing sunset from Villa Caletas. I think that is the most beautiful sunset we have ever seen. We also visited several beaches along the coast and watched the surfers at Playa Hermosa. It was an amazing trip to Costa Rica and we started it by staying at just a wonderful little piece of paradise. If I could make just one suggestion it would be to put toppers on the beds. The units are beautiful, clean and so spacious but the beds were just a little too hard. That would make our next stay just perfect. Thank you for your hospitality. Pura Vida!

By , from Tecumseh, Ontario on Feb 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2019

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. It was a pleasure meeting you! Our location path which is a major plus as it is tucked away just far enough to be in wilderness but only a skip of a beat away from anything you could ever need in in the area. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. They are fully renovated! For breakfast, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast everyday, so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday! Nice to hear you went to so many places, we have lots of beaches and amazing things our guests an enjoy a few minutes from the hotel and this summer we have been having the best sunset ever, good you enjoyed them. I have good news for you, last week we finally found a place in Costa Rica to buy memory foams to all are beds so next time your visit will be as perfect as you deserve. Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5
Everyone

Quiet place in a beautiful setting, away from all the busy town. Great breakfast, but no other meals. However, can order from a variety of restaurants that deliver.

By on Oct 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2018

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, absolutely spoil to explore Costa Rica. Our location path which is a major plus as it is tucked away just far enough to be in wilderness but only a skip of a beat away from anything you could ever need in in the area. For breakfast, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast everyday, so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday! We chose the best restaurants in the area and have their menus and bring what our guest chooses and serve it where they prefer, dining room, terrace, balcony suite or even at the pool deck. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

4

lovely hotel

Everyone

Our overall stay was great! Very nice and clean hotel. Great location. The staff were wonderful, very nice.

By on Jun 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2018

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. We appreciate you shared your pictures! Pumilio is strategically located at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer. Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5

nice little hidden jewel....

Everyone

It’s about a 7 minute drive to from Jaco, however well worth it if you want to be secluded up in a hill. Overall great experience and highly recommend for couples.

By on Jun 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2018

Thank you for your kindly comments. We love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Our location path which is a major plus as it is tucked away, at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, just far enough to be in wilderness but only a skip of a beat away from anything you could ever need in in the area. Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5

very private hideaway

Everyone

Wonderful small boutique hotel with personalized service. Away from the bustle of Jaco. Great full breakfast, but no other meal served. However they you can order from local restaurants who will deliver. Hotel will take care of everything

By , from sacramento on Dec 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 15, 2018

Thank you for your kindly comments. We love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Pumilio is strategically located at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer. For breakfast, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast every day so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday! We chose the best restaurants in the area and have their menus and bring what our guest chooses and serve it where they prefer, dining room, terrace, balcony suite or even at the pool deck. Nice to hear you liked this option and we take care of everything. Hope to have you back in te=he future leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

5

very relaxing and family friendly

Families

Loved our stay at Pumilio. Employees were all very nice. The hotel is beautiful and relaxing and it feels more like a weekend house than a hotel. Highly recommended!

By , from San Jose, Costa Rica on Oct 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2017

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, absolutely pampered to explore Costa Rica. Our staff is very grateful that you appreciated the service, they enjoy giving our guests. Pumilio is strategically located at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer. It happens to us too every time we go to our house, we don´t want to go out, love to enjoy the nature and peace! Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio! Best regards!

5

very nice location with excellent service

Everyone

Stayed only one night but we will be back. The hotel is very nice with an excellent amount of detail such as separate pool towels, a complementary drink upon arrival, outside wet bar and seating area for each room, etc.

By on Sep 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2017

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, absolutely pampered to explore Costa Rica. Pumilio is strategically located at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer. Hope to back you back for a longer stay in the future leaping into happiness at Pumilio! Best regards!

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.