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
You can buy me if your food is good. This place had great food options. Pool is very nice too, hotel staff is friendly and the rooms are very nice and clean. The only negative thing was the shower in the room...which was noisy when using. Then something they can improve is get some help for the guy who prepares breakfasts in the morning...you have buffet options but you can ask for an omelette or eggs any style with a special cook they have there. The problem was this guy was alone and the line to get your stuff was sometimes long, waiting for more than 15 minutes there standing. But overall, loved this place, and would definitely go back!
Everything was above average, except for the receptionist when we check in, she was very rude and she had total lack of empathy. Nice installations, friendly people, good food and you can feel the customer orientation in most of the crew.
I enjoyed every moment, with the great corteous staff and VIP treatment. Purchase the premium brazelet, it is well worth it. Superb food at the restaurant, big clean rooms and bathrooms, nice swimming pool! Definitely THE place to stay if you go to Jaco.
Very good place for family and group fun. Good food and service. Helpful staff, especially when you tip them well. Many activities around to enjoy. Great night life in Jaco for singles at the clubs!!!
Wonderful ambient and execellent service! Nice beach and very good swimming pool with a nice bar, also serving food. Three restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean and Mexican) with good choices.
Quiet and spacious rooms