Overview of Hotel South Beach

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Beach Bar
On the beach, sun loungers
On the beach, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationJaco Beach1 min walk
    Popular LocationEl Miro5 min drive
    Popular LocationNeo Fauna7 min drive
    AirportPuntarenas (JAP-Chacarita)67 min drive
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  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View, Poolside

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View, Poolside
  • Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Garden View, Garden Area

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsDouble Room, 2 Double Beds, Garden View, Garden Area

About this area


Located in Jaco, Hotel South Beach is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jaco Beach and Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park. El Miro and Neo Fauna are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Jaco Beach - 1 min walk
  • El Miro - 5 min drive
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park - 5 min drive
  • Teatro Jaco - 6 min drive
  • Neo Fauna - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportJuan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 86 min drive


  • Tsunami Sushi — 5 min drive
  • Amancio's — 5 min drive
  • El Recreo — 5 min drive
  • Taco Joint — 5 min drive
  • Graffiti Restro Cafe & Wine Bar — 5 min drive

About this property

Hotel South Beach

3-star hotel on the beach, near Jaco Beach
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a children's pool and barbecue grills. All 40 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, safes, and showers.
Hotel South Beach offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6 AM–11 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels


  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 110 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

Hotel South Beach Jaco
Hotel South Beach Jaco
South Beach Jaco
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Jaco Hotel South Beach Hotel
South Beach
Hotel Hotel South Beach
Hotel South Beach Jaco
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Hotel South Beach Hotel Jaco

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel South Beach and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel South Beach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel South Beach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel South Beach?
As of Dec 1, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel South Beach on Dec 2, 2020 start from CA $123, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Hotel South Beach have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Hotel South Beach pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel South Beach?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Hotel South Beach?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Hotel South Beach?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Hotel South Beach provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 110 per vehicle applies.
Where is Hotel South Beach located?
Nestled on the beach, this Jaco hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Neo Fauna and Jaco Beach. Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.
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3 - Okay
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Beach, Bar and Shade
I stay here frequently, so I can say the location is top notch. It's right on the beach toward the south end of Jaco, which is better for me as I'm not into the night life. But it's not so far that it takes but 2 minutes to get downtown by car, probably 15 on foot. If you go during the week you might have the place to yourself, weekends not so much as the locals know the place. There's a bar right on the beach and a lot of shade trees for lounging. The restaurant is pretty good too so you could just keep to the hotel for most of your stay. You can get your surf lessons right out the entrance to the ocean.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Josh and staff were super phenomenal. Excellent customer service. Hotel in the beach, nice pool bar and restaurant. Felt safe with security guards present at all times. The rooms could be improved But it was nonetheless quiet and suited our needs.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

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Decent beach hotel but not great area
Room was outdated, shower had gross residue on outside- looked like mold or dirt buildup. The area is not the best- abandoned buildings and lots, dirty area. Jaco is very much tourist and surfers, not relaxing if that’s what you want. The ocean and pool made up for the area. We walked 2 mins out back and we were at the ocean. There weren’t many people there either.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
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Right on the beach on the quieter end of Jaco
I normally stay on the north side of Jaco beach but wanted to thy the south side this year, and gave this hotel a shot. I stayed in room 9 which had some nice features like two double beds, an A/C, a small fridge and a coffee maker that can be used to make hot water for tea. The room is comfortable, the bathroom could use an update but the shower was decent. No hairdryer. I was unlucky to have fairly loud neighbours in room 10, it's not the most soundproof of hotels so I could hear full conversations quite clearly from next door. The hotel grounds are pretty and full of plants, a bit jungly and with the sound of waterfeatures providing a soothing white noise effect at night. Sometimes you can smell the drains when you walk around, not uncommon in very hot beach towns like Jaco but it does put you off a bit when on the way to breakfast for example. The breakfast buffet is nice enough, simple and basic cooked options, toast and some fruit. Its a hotel geared towards being kid friendly so if you want pool time without screaming running kids then don't stay here. The more tranquil beach is thankfully right there and while the south side is busier than the north side, it didn't feel overcrowded in late February. Jaco is a 10-15 min walk away with dining and shopping options, good groceries and the typical beach town tourist tat shops. I'd stay in this hotel again if I didn't find a better option available.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

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Great hotel. Clean your beach!
Excellent location and well-kept grounds. Two issues. 1. They need to clean their beach in the morning as both mornings i was there the beach had lots of leaves and trash from the previous night's tide. Que feo. 2. The property next door had ridiculously loud parties basically all night long. It is the management's responsibility to handle this and they were well aware.of it and did nothing.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

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