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Hermosa Beach, Jaco, Puntarenas 4 km south of Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Garabito Municipality 4023 Costa Rica
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#3 of 7 hotels in Playa Hermosa
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The Backyard Hotel is located on the beautiful, luscious green, central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in Playa Hermosa, just 4 kms south of Jaco Beach. This tropical paradise boasts one of the country's most well-known surfing and sunbathing beaches.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snorkelling
Fishing
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Hermosa Beach, Jaco, Puntarenas 4 km south of Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Garabito Municipality 4023 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport65 kmSee all flights
Tambor Airport49 kmSee all flights
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Corey wrote a review Yesterday
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My family of four had a great time here. The rooms were very comfortable (nice shower, memory foam mattresses). View of ocean from balcony. Perfect pool for the kids. Great beach access. Restaurants nearby. We would have stayed here for days but were on our way to Quepos. Very secure. Excellent experience!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Roland B wrote a review 17 Jul
I cant say enough about this wonderful place. Located right on the beach with the calming sound of the crashing waves. This place is a dream. Looking out on the balcony we could overlook the pool and beach. The room had ample space, bed was large and all bathroom met expectations. They even took care of our laundry for a small fee. I would definitely recommend the Backyard Hotel to anyone looking for a beach side stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bloomingdale wrote a review Jun 2021
Dallas, Texas
This is the first review I've ever posted on Tripadvisor. In fact, I rarely post reviews anywhere, but feel compelled to clarify some of the claims BH makes on their website. We recently spent 2 nights at the hotel expecting: - luxurious rooms, that were actually very simple and very old/outdated - spectacular ocean views in every room, that in fact gave us views of a large dumpster next to pool and the adjacent buildings and fences. - beautiful beach with world class waves,,,. The waves are great for surfing and boogie boarding if you're a very good swimmer, but forget about casual swimming or the kids playing in the gentle waves, as the surf is very rough and unrelenting. Another problem is the sand in this area of Hermosa Beach is a very dark brown/grey and too hot to stand on during the day. If you watch the video on the BH website, they don't really show the beach or anyone enjoying it. That's because the sand is unbearably hot during the day. - The pool is very small and located on the side of the hotel. It's surrounded by a fence, recycling dumpster and the hotel. There's very little room around the pool itself for lounging and the pool itself gets very crowded once 4-5 people get in it. Perhaps the biggest misconception is that this hotel is on a beautiful, quiet stretch of the Pacific Ocean. In reality its a mere 20 steps from a main highway. Plan on leaving your sound machine at home and let the sound of large 18-wheelers serenade you to sleep (or likely not) as they barrel down the road at all hours of the night. My intention is not to say this is a horrible place that everyone will hate, as I'm sure others have/will find that it meets their expectations, but in the end the Backyard Hotel was an incredible disappointment to our family. I'm posting this review hoping it might help other travelers. Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Only the suites on the ocean side have an ocean view
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360Marie wrote a review Nov 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Stayed for just 1 night on route further south and we were sorry it was not a few more nights. Right on the beach, clean with great staff who are there to help. Pool small but, lovely and well kept. Access to the beach right on property and ideal for surfers. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Nick Kauper, Director General at Backyard Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your great comment! We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please feel free to contact us for your next vacation. Backyard Hotel Staff.
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Chris J wrote a review Nov 2020
Jupiter, Florida
I stayed at Backyard Hotel in Hermosa Beach for five days. The property is beautiful, the rooms are clean, and the staff is very courteous and helpful. The service is top notch. Safety is not a concern here as they have security staffed over night. The surf is right out front and Hermosa is very consistent so you are likely to score without having to drive to any other breaks. I stayed on the top floor, ocean front and the balcony view is absolutely amazing. Due to covid the restaurant was closed so I cannot rate that.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: The two ocean view suites are spectacular. Ocean view rooms are smaller and face east.
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Response from Nick Kauper, Director General at Backyard Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your great comment! We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please feel free to contact us for your next vacation.
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PRICE RANGE
US$81 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityJaco DistrictPlaya Hermosa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Backyard Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Backyard Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Backyard Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Backyard Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Backyard Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Backyard Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vida Hermosa Bar & Restaurante, Bowie's Point Bar & Restaurant, and Falafel hermosa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Backyard Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Backyard Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Backyard Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Backyard Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Playa Hermosa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Backyard Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Backyard Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Backyard Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.