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Hotel Villa Caletas

2 km after Punta Leona Hotel, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61102 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 17/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 43 hotels in Jaco
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Villa Caletas, a luxury romantic boutique hotel inspired by tropical Victorian architecture with a touch of neo-classical influence shining like a jewel among resorts, prized not only for its location, design and décor, but also for its outstanding facilities and first class service. Villa Caletas expresses a truly unique combination of mountain and seaside resort. Nestled 1150 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this unique hotel overlooks the Nicoya Gulf to the crescent beaches of Jaco, Herradura offering spectacular 360-degree panoramic views.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Good to know
Great View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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djredermn wrote a review Mar 2021
Long Lake, Minnesota12 contributions
Visiting Costa Rica for the first time earlier this month and my daughter and had the pleasure to stay here for 3 nights. I have never experienced any place like this in my life - Hotel Villa Caletas is a dream - I felt like I would be awakened at any time back to reality. Denis Roy, owner/creator of Villa Caletas is deserving of the highest acclaim for his vision and hard work setting out to create Hotel Villa Caletas. It is hard to comprehend the effort and hard work that was expended to build the hotel and you can even appreciate the smallest of details on the grounds, for example, beautiful inlaid mosaic tiles along all of the pathways and utterly amazing and exotic flora and fauna. The setting, grounds, views are truly beyond description. Our room had it's own terrace and amazing view of the Pacific. We saw squirrel monkeys and colorful scarlet macaws - as well as many other amazing sites and sounds - toucans each morning was a wonderful way to awaken. The staff are very kind and courteous. We enjoyed wonderful dinner with a superb view each evening in the on site restaurant as well as poolside breakfast one morning, which was quite wonderful. I would highly recommend the Hotel Villa Caletas to anyone visiting the area and I cannot wait to return!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Kris R wrote a review Mar 2021
Chattanooga, Tennessee286 contributions102 helpful votes
A tour guide recommended this place for a sunset dinner. It did not disappoint. Food, service and view were awesome. There is also a nice bar with views plus a really cool amphitheater. So you can just have a drink and enjoy the view.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dnicholson556 wrote a review Feb 2021
East Providence, Rhode Island1 contribution1 helpful vote
As a family , we spent the weekend at VC as a special 8 th Wedding Anniversary celebration for our daughter and her husband who had their wedding at Zephyr Palace 2013. . The wedding was spectacular, fireworks and comparesa band. It was a wedding friends have duplicated it was so top,of the LINE. Our stay this weekend was a relatively disappointing stay considering that even with numerous emails, calls, and in person conversations that our stay was a special weekend that there was no effort , gesture , or acknowledgement for Jen and Frank for their anniversary. Not an offer for a cocktail at sunset never mind a bottle of champagne or an offer for an upgrade. Wait, they did give us a fruit plate at the end of dinner. The management should be ashamed of themselves and shows a lack of sophistication or customer service which one would expect in a hotel of this caliber . We own a winter home in the area and I doubt if I will visit VC again. For a 5 star Hotel and resort , it’s not the Level of service or care one would be expecting especially since VC uses photographs from the wedding . Truly disappointed.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from frederic nepveu, General Manager at Hotel Villa Caletas
Responded 11 Feb 2021
Dear Friends, thank you very much for your review. We allways try to pay close attention to all our guests and especially when they have visited us in the past and even more if they got married at the hotel. We are very sorry for what happend as it does not reflect the care we have for all our past wedding couples. We hope you will excuse us and give us another chance during your next visit to the hotel. I will personaly take care of it. Once again, sorry for this situation. Have a wonderful day. manager@villacaletas.com
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Ryan H wrote a review Jan 2021
Rock Hill, South Carolina14 contributions
We chose Costa Rica for our honeymoon and this resort did not disappoint. The views from suite 35 were amazing! It felt like you were in a mountaintop treehouse. We spent a lot of our time down at the private beach. The staff including the receptionist, the many people that brought us room service, the lady down at the beach restaurant, the pool drink bar gentleman, and Romón and his team at the Amphitheater Restaurant were all extremely kind and helpful. Everyone there made our stay a truly great experience!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from frederic nepveu, General Manager at Hotel Villa Caletas
Responded 11 Feb 2021
Dear Friends , thank you so much for very nice words. We all are happy to know that you had such a great time during your stay and that our staff gave you the service you deserved. We are lokking forward to your next visit. Pura Vida. manager@villacaletas.com
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Debbie-Harry wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
We had our daughters wedding here at Villa Caletas, including having most of our guests stay overnight in the suites at Zepher Palace. We could not have been happier with the accommodations, the service and the food. In addition to the quality of Villa Caletas facilities, the service provided by Michael Alvarado was absolutely outstanding!! Michael was so incredibly helpful - honestly, he helped us put together a wedding that was for the rich and famous. He found us live music, fire dancers, everything we needed. If this is something you are looking for, definitely use Michael; he was amazing. And if you want to see a fabulous sunset, Villa Caletas is the place place.
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Date of stay: April 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from frederic nepveu, General Manager at Hotel Villa Caletas
Responded 11 Feb 2021
Dear Friends, thank you so much for your veru nice review, We all are glad to know that you and your family had such a great time during such an important moment. We are looking forward to your next visit. Pura Vida !! manager@villacaletas.com
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US$183 - US$407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityJaco DistrictJaco
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Villa Caletas
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Villa Caletas?
Nearby attractions include Jimmy T's Provisions (3.7 km), Carara National Park (5.4 km), and Jaco Beach (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Villa Caletas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Villa Caletas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Villa Caletas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Villa Caletas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Villa Caletas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jerah, El Pelicano, and Restaurante Los Toneles.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Villa Caletas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Villa Caletas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Villa Caletas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Villa Caletas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Hotel Villa Caletas accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.