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
Great pool and delicious snack food! Drinks have too much ice and took too long to get but glad they were free. Snack bar was run fantastically and the food was delicious. Lots of kids, wish there was a separate adult area
Everyone in the hotel is very welcoming, I love the fact that the employees always are polite and very helpful. The place is beautiful very close to the beach and super clean. They had live music and everything was great. We enjoy the chef food and everyone was really nice. Rafael and eden or edgar from the morning crew were great.
This is a beautiful resort with great service! We were on a family and friends vacation with many kids from 5 - 13 years old and the all inclusive package was perfect for them to grab food or fruit smoothies any time. The resort is not too big so we could see the kids pretty much at all times. We stayed in a 1 BR suite that had a kitchen (not needed) and laundry (bring your own soap). The food was great, the AC worked great, all the staff was very friendly. The concierge was very helpful in booking tours and airport transportation. I highly recommend doing the Tortuga Island tour with Costa Cat out of Los Suenos!
It´s mostly a 18+ people, it has a casino and restaurant, even so they try to make it a family place, the people are very nice.The food quality is high but all drink service ends ant 12 pm, that is early for the site, Jaco is a party place.
My husband and I moved to Costa Rica two years ago and bought a house 15 minutes away from Jaco. It was a dream house, but we were too isolated and it just didn’t feel like home. We decided to sell and buy a condo in the five star Croc’s Resort and Casino with unobstructed ocean views. Every morning is literally a day in paradise! The resort has an amazing large pool, a pool bar, a coffee shop, three restaurants with lots of food choices made to perfection, a fancy bar in the lobby with a billiard table, and live music on the weekends. Adacus restaurant besides exquisite gourmet food and impeccable service has live music every weekend! The coffee shop is way better than Starbucks; my favourite are the lemon pie and the mushroom empanada. The Casino is truly an excellent way to relax and have fun! $1 dollar drinks are available throughout the day keeping you on winning streak! The resort is also all inclusive and offers an excellent buffet! We are feeling really at home and enjoy every minute of it! Everything is done with such elegance and professionalism, it’s truly amazing!!! I also want to mention that every day the entertainment team is doing an excellent job of keeping the guests busy with either pool aerobics, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, spanish lessons, cooking lessons, kite flying, towel origami, spa lessons, history lessons, etc. It’s a wonderful experience every day and we could not be more happy with our choice of living here. Kudos to the owners and the staff!!!