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Hotel Poseidon

Hotel Poseidon

Destination: Jaco, Playa Hermosa - Puntarenas

At a Glance

    • Close to the beach, restaurants and nightlife
    • Quiet despite location
    • Swim-up bar
    • Comfortable beds

Pass by the clover-shaped pool with a swim-up bar on the way to one of Hotel Poseidon's boutique-style rooms. Just a half block between the beach and Jaco's main street, Poseidon is fit for enjoying the surf and sun in the day and the restaurants, bars and clubs at night.

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Rooms

Hotel Poseidon has 14 beach-sheik rooms, each with heavy drapes, faux walls and a palm tree painting. The 10 premium rooms, $96, come with two twin-size beds, A/C, fan, desk, safety deposit box, cable, Wi-Fi and mini fridge. The rooms appear to be recently updated, but the bathrooms lack the same panache. Blue mosaic-tile bathrooms look a little worse for wear with some dark spots in the grout and a rusty soap dish in the shower.

Restaurant

Poseidon restaurant's an open air-patio looking out to the street that lets in the ocean breeze. Known for its seafood, the restaurant makes a delicious pan-fried trout almadine with shaved almonds and citrus marinated onions and peppers. The menu has all the Costa Rican fare… chicken, fish, steak, pasta and burgers with a few creative additions like the house salmon dip made with cream cheese, orange juice and brown sugar - not great, but hey it's different.

Services & amenities

There are a couple of computers and a small library for guest use across from reception.

Hotel Poseidon in Pictures