Hotel Croc’s Resort and Casino
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Beachside setting with huge free-form swimming pool, which has been ranked among Costa Rica’s best
- Croc’s Habitat exhibit houses two actual crocodiles, Paco and Lola
- Guestrooms feature mod cons such as large flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and WiFi, as well as French doors with Juliet balconies with beach or mountain views
- Adacus restaurant serves Mediterranean flavors and preparations of local seafood and produce, including Aegean-style spiced octopus, Greek-grilled mahi-mahi and white marlin carpaccio.
What To Know
- Brand new hotel and casino opened in February 2015
- Free WiFi
- Jaco Beach is a 1.5-hour drive from San Jose and Juan Santamaría International Airport on a new highway
- Part of the resort is condos
- Select suites have glass-encased showers and jetted tubs
- Three restaurants and two bars on-site
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This sparkling new casino resort rises from Jaco Beach’s lovely north end on a choice slice of sand bounded to the north by a lush lagoon and rainforest-covered mountains. Soaring 17 stories, the resort comprises 152 guestrooms, 44 luxury condos, a Las Vegas–style casino, two bars, a spa, and even a disco dubbed Holy Moly. The guestrooms are spacious and sleek, with stone floors, dark wood furnishings and sand hues with pops of color in modern art pieces. Large flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and WiFi will keep you connected — or you can disconnect and throw open the French doors to your Juliet balcony, which has beach or mountain views. The bathrooms are big and bold, with glass-encased rainfall showers and jetted tubs in select suites. In keeping with the swish Vegas vibe, the vast free-form pool is over the top; it ranks among the country’s best, with three hot tubs, a slide and the nearby El Zarpe bar mixing fruity concoctions. Three restaurants have your culinary needs covered; try stylish Adacus for Mediterranean flavors and preparations of local seafood and produce such as Aegean-style spiced octopus, Greek-grilled mahi-mahi and white marlin carpaccio. When it’s time to detox, slide into the Carara Spa for a seashell massage using crushed shells to exfoliate and improve circulation, followed by a blowout in the full-service salon.
In the Area
For a taste of Tico life, stroll south along Jaco Beach and mingle with locals and weekenders, who escape to this stretch of sand from San Jose. There’s something for everybody on this beach, from surfing and volleyball to sunbathing and snorkeling. Check out the tallest waterfalls in Costa Rica at nearby Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls. In addition to being a protected nature park, it has a fragrant tropical garden that is a fascinating exhibit of the country’s flora. Croc’s isn’t just a catchy name — the resort is serious about Costa Rica’s crocodiles, and the on-site habitat houses two, Paco and Lola.
How to Get There
We stayed for 3 nights because of the all Inclusive deal thinking it would be worth eating and drinking at the resort for the money we spent. But it turned out that the food made my fiancé and I and the other three people in our party sick multiple days in a row. We ended up eating out one or two days for lunch and we’re fine so we came to the conclusion it was the resort food. We also spent a few hours each day at the pool and getting drinks from the pool bar. We tried to get drinks from the servers that were walking around but they would walk around to infrequently so we would constantly have to get out of the pool and walk to the bar for drinks. The drinks were weak with alcohol and we had to tip for the bartenders to give us “doubles”. The pool had even died a person in our parties hair green. Other than these issues the resort was nice and clean, the rooms were well taken care of and the security was good.
All was great. Great food, all the Crocs workers were great, very nice and always greeting u. Beautiful pool and grounds. We really had a great time. Service outstanding!! Our only complaint is that the outside pool "entertainment" is way too loud. They never shut up and the RAP is really annoying. U can't hold a conversation and even in your room its too loud (daytime only). If they just had background music, this would be great. That was the only drawback but yet it was too much noise. Get rid of all the loud pool entertainment all day long, even on weekdays when things are slower. Not everybody wants to listen to LOUD Rap or Hip Hop
10 of us came here for a 5 day’s 4 night girls trips check-in was super easy and the staff was very friendly rooms were very clean the only complaint is that sometimes it took a while for the water to get hot no biggie the food at the bar was so good and the drinks were cool to the best restaurant is the Mediterranean one and the buffet breakfast. The casino was nice but other then that there is no night time entertainment so we left off the resort to experience what party life is in Jaco and it was amazing this hotel is def worth the stay a bang for your buck this was my second time in Costa Rica and this was definitely a better experience than the last thank you crocs for being so helpful and friendly