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Terraza Del Pacifico Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I'll start off by saying not to judge a book by its cover. Yes, the buildings could use a little modernization and renovation. At first glance, it might look a little on the rough side. The rooms were more traditional Costa Rican in nature with the wooden ceiling and beams with a tiled floor. Yes, there were the tiniest ants in our bathroom along with a small lizard. Am I normally a picky traveler? Yes! But seriously - I loved staying here! The pool and restaurant sit next to the beach which has the most spectacular view. The facilities were clean. The mattresses were new. The food was delicious. Wildlife was abundant with beautiful birds flying around and a sweet iguana who came to visit me while I was sitting at the pool (although he startled me at first). The beach is wide with black sand and volcanic rocks. I would not recommend swimming at this location due to the rocks and strong current; however, you can explore, sit on the beach, and play in the surf as I did. I had a great stay there for a girls weekend with my best friend. I'd highly recommend the location. And the best thing...? I only paid $88/night for this place! I've never been able to stay at a beach in the US for anywhere near that price. My only watch out would be for disabled travelers. My son is in a wheelchair and I'm not sure how well he would have gotten around if he'd been with me. I'd suggest getting a room on the ground floor since there are no elevators. The parking lot does leave a lot to be desired and may be very difficult to navigate. And while there are no steps leading out to the beach, you will need a beach wheelchair to enjoy the beach since the sand is thick and fluffy. If you choose this hotel, enjoy your stay! It's beautiful here!!!

Location is perfect, it is right on the ocean with a beautiful dark sandy beach and just a lovely location but the buildings are run down and that is why I feel bad for the place with so much going for it. The staff was great, the pool, the place overall, just perfect but so many eyesores stand out for the international traveler. The peaceful setting is away from all traffic and there are no other buildings around. We played in the surf, walked on the beach and thought it so gorgeous, but then we had many things to try to ignore: wires and pipes hanging out all over the place, rusted air conditioners, wore out bed spreads, it just needs an overhaul. So if you can spend your time out of the room like us, you will have a great time. At half price of nearby places you have decide what you want. We will go back.

Costa Rica is a beautiful country and Terraza del Pacifico put the icing on the cake. I can't recall the last time I took such a relaxing vacation. It was "muy tranquilo"! The hotel is right on the beach with unobstructed views of the ocean from the balcony. My girlfriend and I were able to walk out of the room and right onto the sand. We could hear the Ocean from our room as well. The restaurant has great food and drinks. Fresh pineapple, guacamole, fish etc etc. And the service is truly exceptional! The service is what makes this hotel stand out from the others. We had a great time and look forward to going again soon!

Positives: right on the beach. Very friendly staff. Plenty of parking. Iguanas with breakfast. Two pools. Away from loud jaco. Negatives for us: uncomfortable beds, poor WiFi, thin walls/floors. We were here two days and didn’t spend much time in the room but it was hard to sleep with worn out mattresses. They were very thin and woke up feeling tired. We did enjoy having basically our own beach though it isn’t the best for swimming. Staff really was friendly and did their best to make our stay as nice as possible. While we were there their were also about thirty American high school kids running around too which was slightly annoying but not the fault of the hotel. Would stay here again if the beds were better.

I would only recommend this hotel to some serious surfers who don't care about paying a lot of money for a terrible experience. This place is run down and falling apart. We arrived to find our room unlocked and smelling a bit like sewage, the beds are uncomfortable and our room was infested with vicious ants. This hotel may have been nice 20 years ago, but it has fallen into serious disrepair since. The service left much to be desired as well.

We had a wonderful stay at Terraza del Pacifico. This is a hotel that grows on you the longer you stay. It is very low-key, nothing fancy. Right on the beach with beautiful sunsets and a nice open air restaurant. The staff is very friendly. Rooms are plain and simple but had everything we needed. The beach is great for surfing but not swimming due to rip tides. There are two pools and Jaco beach is close by with great swimming. Playa Hermosa is quiet area but 10 minutes from the lively town of Jaco. A very Costa Rican hotel with mostly Costa Rican guests, families and couples. If you are looking for an American hotel with lots of American tourists this is probably not the place for you. We were very happy and could have stayed much longer.

Hotel is kind of hard to find, that is my only complaint. There should be a bigger sign at the entrance. Other than that, a great place to spend a few comfortable and fun days directly on the ocean. Good restaurant, very welcoming personnel and the location is very good. The facilities are old, almost a bit vintage, but very clean rooms, and our room had AC, TV and it was basically what we needed for the price we paid. Our kids had a great time surfing. We could not see the sea turtles nest, but I guess it was not the season.

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a weeklong stay. Our room featured a large balcony with the loveliest view of the beach. We ate at the restaurant every night. The food was phenomenal and the staff could not have been more welcoming. Our evenings were even more special when greeted and served by such nice people. That also goes for the entire hotel staff. One of my favorite things to do on vacation is to walk thevbeach. With our location- it was effortless and absolutely beautiful. What a gorgeous location!

Beautiful hotel on the beach...relaxing atmosphere, wonderful staff, delicious restaurant and incredible, panoramic beach views. The restaurant is worth a trip alone. The staff is lovely, the food is amazing and the views are unforgettable. Don't miss the sunsets every night!

This hotel realy is a beachfront hotel. It is literally located right on the sand. The best and less crowded beach breaks are right in front of the hotel too. We were also lucky, the swell was steady the entire week. The higlights is those friendly smiles of the staff members, and the kitchen ( restaurant ) is great. Yummy !!! For us this is the best surfing hotel in Costa Rica, and we have been here several times. Fair rates, great service, perfect location, what else did we need.

3 km south of El Arroyo gas station on Jaco Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

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

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Neo Fauna, Terraza Del Pacifico Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Teatro Jaco. This 61-room, 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's on the beach and also close to Jaco Beach and Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Terraza Del Pacifico Hotel's 61 air-conditioned rooms provide phones. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

At Terraza Del Pacifico Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a garden and wedding services.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

41.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 223 reviews