Jaco, Costa Rica

Hotel Mar de Luz

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This clean, simple, eco-hotel welcomes families with a children's pool and playground
  • The grounds are beautifully landscaped and guests are less than 500 feet from the beach
  • Daily breakfast is free and made to order
  • The main source of energy on this property comes from solar panels on the roof


Map & Directions

Juan Santamaria International Airport is about 54 miles away, an hour and a half drive. Estimate taxi fare is $100 one-way. Alternatively, a shuttle that departs every two hours is available that costs $40 one-way and takes approximately two hours. 

Rooms & Rates

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Just off Jaco’s main road, the Hotel Mar de Luz is a basic and comfortable stay with a number of value-adding perks. Built with the intention of blending in with the natural environment, the property is surrounded by lush, well-maintained gardens. Inside, the décor is colorful and bright, enhancing the tropical feel.

Jaco Beach, a favorite of surfers, is less than 500 feet from the property with two beach bars. On site, there are two pools and a Jacuzzi for adults, as well as a children's pool. It’s an easy five-minute walk into town, and hotel staff are reportedly helpful with directions and suggestions. The owner is multi-lingual, present, and amiable. The property strives to be family-friendly -- not an easy find in the area. As it’s still nearby Jaco’s famous nightlife, however, solo adults and couples are pleased with entertainment options. A nearby nightclub occasionally keeps guests up into the night, however.

The small property’s 30 guest rooms have private patios and free Wi-Fi. Additionally, daily made-to-order breakfast is free in the vibrant dining room. An arcade room is available for indoor downtime.

Though Jaco is not the most serene locale in Costa Rica, Lonely Planet raves about “the sweeping beauty of the beach, the constantly excellent waves and the lush tropical surroundings.” 


General Restaurant serves breakfast only.

  • Games room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 7 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 60000 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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