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Why Stay At Villa Caletas
Set in a tropical jungle 1,500 feet above the beaches of Jacó, Costa Rica, Villa Caletas offers seclusion just an hour from the bustle of San Jose.
Perched on a rainforest-covered hilltop on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, just a one-hour drive west of San Jose, the 43-room Villa Caletas combines Victorian and neo-Classic elements for a refined escape with views of the beach. There's little reason to leave this self-contained resort, complete with crown molding and mosaic-tiled fountains. Travelers spend their days meandering between the two restaurants, beach bar, fitness center, and rainforest trail (the place to spot toucans and coatis), and the hotel's knowledgeable concierge arranges snorkeling excursions, zip-line tours, whitewater rafting, and surfing lessons at nearby Jacó beach.
Although the resort has a private beach accessible by car service, it's primarily for sunbathing and relaxing—not swimming (it's too rocky).
Golf carts are available at the hotel, but it's a smart idea to pack a pair of walking shoes to navigate the Costa Rican hilltops.
Arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) which is approximately 52 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 80 minutes of travel time.Jacó, Herradura, Costa Rica
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Infinity-edge Pool
- Beach Shuttle
- Private Boat
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Jacuzzi
- Seasonal Yoga Class
- Tour Concierge
- Laundry Service
- Wired Internet Access
- Satellite TV
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Coffee Makers
- Hair Dryers
- In-room Safes
- Two Restaurants
- Poolside Food Service
- Beach Snack Bar
- In-room Dining
- Max occupancy in the Junior Suite is 2 adults + 1 child under 11 years
- Max occupancy in the Villa is 2 adults + 2 children under 11 years
- Welcome drink
- WiFI and local calls
Why We Love Jacó
With its exotic wildlife, sun-soaked beaches, and dramatic rainforest landscapes, Costa Rica is a playground for all types of explorers.
Must-See Site: Guayabo National Park, two hours north of Jacó, is home to the largest archaeological site in Costa Rica, complete with stone-paved roads and petroglyphs dating back 3,000 years.
Radial Guayabo, Cartago.
Where to Eat: Stop by Graffiti Restro Café and Wine Bar for an inventive menu that includes a tower of tuna tartare and coffee-encrusted steak—plus eclectic artwork by local artisans.
Pacific Center #23, Jacó.
Dinner for two $40.
Where to Drink: Surf Dogs is the only daiquiri bar in Costa Rica. Order the Swamp Water, an unexpectedly sweet mix of margarita, piña colada, and mango.
Why Go Now
March 9 - 19, 2014
International Arts Festival
Concerts, art displays, theatre, and dance performances by national and international artists.
La Sabana Metropolitan Park, San José.
National Orchid Show
Over 1500 local and foreign species and hybrids on display make for a spectacular event.
Plaza de la Democracia, San José.
April 11, 2014
Juan Santamaría Day
This day commemorates Costa Rica's national hero—a barefoot soldier who heroically died in the battle with William Walker's troops in 1856. Week long celebrations, bands parades, concerts and dances.
Throughout Costa Rica.
December 25-31, 2013
Amusement park rides and attractions at San José's Zapote fairground. San José, Costa Rica.