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The Palms - Oceanfront Condo! Next door to Crocs Casino! Best of Jaco Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

End Unit with windows, 2 Bedrooms + sleeping Balcony, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-

The Palms is a 34 unit tower that is located at the serene and upscale north end of Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. This fully furnished and amenity filled 6th floor end unit provides 1400 SF of living space option for ocean breeze living and expanded views of Jaco to the south, and vast panoramas of the Pacific and two mile wide Jaco Beach to the west. Seriously, think about where you are going to be, and think about the nearly completely open view of over 240 degrees of the complete viewshed that includes the total view of the Pacific Ocean, panning south you also see Jaco city sitting at the base of the rainforest dominated mountains to the east. In the condo there are three flat screen TVs and DVD players, hammock, fully setup kitchen, music center and plenty of DVDs for the rainy days. For those hotter days the energy efficient air conditioning works fast and individual room controls keeps everyone happy. This beachfront condominium is a fully equipped spacious 2 bedroom unit with fully equipped modern upgraded kitchen, washer/dryer and full table set 300 sq. ft. covered balcony.

The master bedroom has private access to the balcony and private full bath. The large guest bedroom has classic picture frame mountain views and shares its full bath with the rest of the living area. The guest bedroom includes two twin beds that can be merged into a double size bed as needed. For additional guest, up to 5 total, other bedding is provided by air mattress or outside sofa sleeping. Only in Costa Rica and our oversized balconies. It truly set us apart! The services of our on site manager, Gabriel Herrara & Associates will always insure friendly advice on the do's and dont's - and always with the respect you deserve.

Our pool partner and neighbor, Crocs Resort & Casino is the biggest thing to happen in Costa Rica tourism since Zip lines! They garuntee a true Vegas style casino experience with all the amenities you could imagine. A True 5 star Resort. Combining the benefits of both provides the perfect setting for your Costa Rica vacation experience. Enjoy the views from your private balcony as you enjoy your meals, or while lounging by the beach front pool.

The surrounding area provides something for everyone, from gambling, shopping, dining, to world class sport fishing, surfing, canopy zip-line, white water rafting, crocodile tours (relax- different rivers!), Eco-tours in national parks and many other adventure tours that can only be enjoyed in Costa Rica! Our new concierge/guest services provided by Lost Beach will assist you with everything needed to enjoy your vacation, regardless if you are seeking pure relaxation or excitement and adventure! Surfing, white water, eco-touring and fishing here is world class!!

Easy access from San Jose Airport using one of the many very friendly and reliable shuttle service taxis and vans with the new modern toll highway is something that we highly recommend!! Leave the driving off your duty list on this vacation! The modern highway provides predictable speed limit ride - 1.5 hour from SJO airport in San Jose to Jaco!

Directions to Jacó...

The toll road from San Jose to Puntarenas, aka "Harbour Highway" is evidence that Costa Rica wants to see more traveling tourist to go West! This highway (CR 27) completed in 2010 is the fastest route to Jacó from the airport and San Jose. There are several ways to access the new highway, and the best route depends upon where you are picking up your rental car. The rental agency should be able to provide a map to the highway. Once you're on the highway, it is a straight shot to Orotina. After about 45 minutes and just past the toll booth in Orotina, you exit right, take the cloverleaf to the roundabout and continue south for about 30 minutes on the coastal highway (CR34) to Jacó. Depending where you access the highway and how many toll booths you hit, the toll costs run $3 - $5 total.

You can also take the old highway (CR 3) over the Aguacate Mountains. It is a steeper and more windy road, but quite scenic if you are acustomed to driving in Costa Rica. From the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), take the Bernardo Soto Carretera (Hwy 1) north toward San Ramon. Exit at La Garita and follow signs to Carara National Park, Atenas & Orotina. Continue on this road through La Garita and the towns of Atenas, San Mateo and Orotina. As you pass through Orotina, follow the signs to Jacó. Stay on this road until the toll booth. Just past the toll booth, exit right and follow the signs for Jacó. Drive time from the airport to Jacó is about 2 to 3 hours, depending on truck traffic.

For those of you who would rather leave the driving to someone else, we have wonderful and trustworthy bilingual drivers that can pick you up at the airport or shuttle you anywhere in the country.

From almost any major airport in the US you can book a non stop flight to San Jose, Costa Rica and take reliable shuttle service from there to Jaco. Be in the condo and on the Pacific Ocean in 4-7 hours, depending on your point of origin. From Atlanta on Delta we are oceanfront in 5 hours!! But not any ocean, and not any place. This is Jaco, Costa Rica, and that is the Pacific Ocean. A world away and in paradise - in 5 hours!

What are you waiting for? And yes, I had that same feeling the first time, and every time since when I see this beach from my balcony. I get that same rush and appreciate that this country is only 5 hours from my first home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Now that is a vacation worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime!!!

We will be glad to assist you in all aspects of your travel arrangements.

Keywords: Upscale oceanfront condo, exclusive, high quality beach area, party town, taxis, dancing, eco-tours, zipline, surf, sun and fun! Crocs

More Details

Amy Shumate or Butch Register
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Amy Shumate or Butch Register

Seeking eco lifestyle and adventure get away i ventured into Costa Rica and found my retirement transitional home away from home. I am willing to share it with you and will negotiate at every opportunity to get you in. Your interest and final stay in my place affords me a chance to come more often, defray some of my ownership costs, and hopefully make a few friends along the way!!

Amy Shumate or Butch Register purchased this condo in 2010

Why Amy Shumate or Butch Register chose Jaco

Enjoy tropical paradise in its most powerful natural splendor! Jaco is an easy 1500 ' walk south but our northern beachfront is different in its natural setting and the rocks in the surfzone are obvious eye candy. But on the broader comparisons we have better SAND!! This is due to predominant ocean currents distributing lighter sediments and finer sands on the north end. The resultant larger tide transition beach gives us a better walking and activities base experience at low or high tide. There is also a large river and lagoon to the north, viewable in some of the pictures. The 7 foot tide change twice a day reveals dynamic natural hydrologic patterns and associated forage by waterfowl, wildlife and fisheries in the lagoon and adjacent mountain jungles.

What makes this condo unique

We are located at the quiet north end, and now our new neighbor, Crocs is providing quality retail shops and 5 star restaurant options with a share in their world class pool center. Things are looking up with Crocs as our amenity center next door, and getting louder next door if thats what you want - but come home to The Palms!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carl. You forgot to say what you thought ?! Wake up man ! Are yu there?
Dec 2010
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Barrio Los Faroles Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

The Palms - Oceanfront Condo! Next door to Crocs Casino! Best of Jaco Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Could not have asked for a better experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful condo located right on the beach. The condo pool is fantastic, and having access to the Crocs pool within steps is a true bonus. What a wonderful location in a fantastic country. The people are so genuinely nice and eager to have you experience their culture, food, rainforests, oceans, etc. The Palms is very secure and well maintained. Butch was wonderful to work with and I can truly say that this is not my last visit to Jaco or The Palms.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elle!! You too and your buddies from Nashville. What a great group of people. I am so glad you enjoyed and please come again. One of my all time favorite groups!!!!
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Beautiful oceanfront condo with resort amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at the palms 604! The deck is a real asset. We loved sitting there with the ocean breeze coming in The condo is very clean and beds are comfortable. AC works well. We also loved being able to go down to the Crocs pool and have all the amenities of the big resort just steps away. The best beach is a 3 minute walk north, softer sand. Parking is secure and we felt very safe. We enjoyed several restaurants in Jaco, good food. Butch is a great host. Highly recommend this condo for your stay in Jaco.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great sunsets 😀

  • 5 of 5

From the check-in process to departure, it was a very smooth process. Darling at lost vacation was very professional and tended to my needs. once arrived at the Palms, the staff there greeted me. on-site manager, Gustavo was also very professional and friendly. Once inside the condo, i was greeted by Gloria, housekeeping supervisor..she was very helpful and provided me a tour of the condo.

The condo was well kept, clean, and best of all was the large balcony. where most of our time was spent enjoying the amazing sunsets and very soothing sound of the ocean's waves crashing onto the volcanic sand beach. the plus we were able to use the facilities of the Croc's is very tasty and pool was amazing.

upon departing, the staff at the Palms wished us a safe travels. overall i would recomend this condo. it was an investment well woth it...i will return 😎

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Walter, thank you for reply and kind words. You are welcome to return anytime. Please stay in touch so get you booked as soon as airline tickets drop again. This way you already know where you can stay before you buy tickets. Today I arranged 4 other units in the palms that will allow me to prebool if I am already booked
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Great Condo, Awesome Balcony and View, Access to Crocs Pool

  • 5 of 5

This is a great unit for families or those looking for a relaxing week in Costa Rica. The unit is well furnished with everything you need in the kitchen, beach towels, bath towels, extra blankets/pillows, etc. It's also a nice size with very spacious and one rooms. The balcony is fabulous with so much space and great views. It's makes a great location for meals or just hanging out and watching/listening to the ocean. Also if you go in the raining season it's a fun spot to watch the lightning "shows". Also, I didn't think much about access to Crocs before going but once you are there that is a nice perk as having access to their big pool or pool bar is great for families. The also have some nice restaurant options and it's just a short walk next door. The building also has great security and everyone there is very nice.

It would be hard to find a better VRBO condo option in Jaco.

Butch - this is a great place and thank you for letting us stay for the week.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justin, it was very nice of you and your wife to offer the nice comments. I truly thank you for that. A class act, you did a solid job of describing the condo and local area. It gives future guests peace of mind. But the stuff about the unit and Costa Rica is easy to agree with. It is a majic place. I enjoyed meeting you, your wife and girls. Very happy family and that is very nice to see. You are lucky to have each other. Well you know I would love it if you came back. I know there are other places you want to see while the kids are young but if you ever do want to come enjoy the natural beauty and people in setting of west Costa Rica I would be glad to set you up again. This time with discount.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this condo! From awesome communication with Butch the owner, to the lovely Tataiana from the conceiege at Lost Beach, to the staff at the property! Excellent location and it was great to enjoy the pool next door ! We only could stay 3 days but hope to get back to Jaco soon and would not hesitate to stay at the same place ..thanks for everything

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, nice people trophy belongs to you guys. Thank you for the nice words I feel like we have known each other many years and the thighs you do for the people in this region is stuff that keeps us and the Central American paradises so favorable for American vacations. God bless you !!
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Great Condo with wonderful ocean views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed March 2-15, 2016 and loved the condo. The beds were comfortable, the condo was clean but our favorite was the ocean and beach views from the balcony. Sunsets were amazing. Its location next to Croc's and access to their pools and amenities is a huge plus. We spent many afternoons in the Croc pools trying to escape the afternoon heat. The beach is too hot during the day to walk on without shoes or sandals. The waves can be large and there are significant rip tides making ocean swimming a bit hazardous unless you are ocean experienced and a good swimmer. Butch, the owner, was extremely helpful and willing to talk personally and give information on the area. We rented a pair of bicycles from Butch which we loved and went for rides every morning to include buying fresh bread from a downtown bakery. Ask Butch if they are available to rent during your stay.

We did book an excursion through Lost Beach (property managers) and had an overall good experience with what little interaction we had with them. We had a great time and would definitely stay here again if we returned to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob, the changes in policy and protocol with all relevant entities made the prep forbthisvtrop a bit tricky for both of us. I got the deposits back to Jerry so no problems there. Your words are correct for Marvh, especially this year. Very warm indeed. It's the off brown color of the sand that makes it to hot. But the color has nothing to do with the 98' temperature. Just flat out hot. But that's what the pool is for and a fruity over drink. Please do consider staying in the area in the rainy season. Meaning like Florida rain. Every afternoon. What's wrong with that as long as 6-8 is a good time to go eat and if on the beach start gaining mojo to find he Ac rooms. You all are friends and welcome anytime. One night free next trip. And I may have found your shoes. Let me know if you are missing those and I will main them from Atlanta.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Los Suenos.
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Marriott Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pan American Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Crocs' several eating options, Claritas is close !
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
World famous Los Suenos Resort
Car: not necessary

Save 10 % on Costa Rica Nature Journey's with rental. Ask for package of options to be sent to you and choose from boat tours, waterfall hikes, national parks, volcano journeys, plus many more! We will make the arrangements!


Rates & Availability

Barrio Los Faroles Condo Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/check in $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Holidays and peak demand periods occur throughout the year. Therefore, the posted rates may not be accurate during those peak times. Likewise, an empty calendar typical of low demand periods allows for negotiable rates. Posted rates are a general guide. Supply and demand forces makes for good business environment for us all. I will work with you where I can. I want business and new friends!

All guests will pay for exit cleaning, check in and concierge support. The fee is $100, and it ensures the unit is ready for your stay, and all guests services are available for your maximum benefit with just a call to our service provider. These management cost are paid by me on your behalf, and are passed on for all guests. The nightly rates are non inclusive of these fees and by passing these direct costs on it allows me to continue to provide the best overall rates in the vicinity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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