Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with 3 outdoor pools and free breakfast


This family-friendly Jaco hotel is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Teatro Jaco and Neo Fauna. Jaco Beach and Jaco Library and Learning Center are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

3 outdoor pools, coffee/tea in a common area, and a children's pool are available at this hotel. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually furnished and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Mar de Luz features 3 outdoor swimming pools and a children's pool. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast each morning and a complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours is offered to guests. This family-friendly hotel also offers a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Hotel Mar de Luz has designated areas for smoking.

  • Computer station 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 30 
  • Terrace 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free reception 
  • Children's pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Year Built 2002 
  • Garden 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Microwave 
  • Shower only 
  • Television 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Phone 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 

Where to Eat

A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM. The hotel offers a complimentary manager's reception on select days.

Nearby Things to Do

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 7 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No pets or service animals allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators


Optional extras

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.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Mardeluz
  • Hotel Mardeluz Jaco
  • Mardeluz Jaco
  • Hotel Mar Luz Jaco
  • Hotel Mar Luz
  • Mar Luz Jaco
  • Mar Luz
  • Mar De Luz Hotel
  • Hotel Mar De Luz Costa Rica/Jaco
  • Mar De Luz Jaco

We should mention

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.

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3.4 out of 5
63% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
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HUGE rooms

4 out of 5
by from Plano, TX
Posted Jul 26, 2016
Pros: HUGE rooms. Close to restaurants and the beach. Bed is nice and cozy. Staff is friendly and helpful.
Cons: Add writing desks to each room.
Location: Walking distance to all the restaurants and the beach. Just walk to the main street and head south over the little bridge.
I was a guest at the Mar de Luz in July 2016. First off, the rooms are HUGE. The first one they put me in, Room #29, had a malfunctioning AC unit, so they moved me to Room #28. Both rooms are HUGE. Although, my preference would be for Room #28 because it had some really large windows that allowed the morning light into the room. Also, #28 had two large double-beds (and probably could have fit a third), whereas #29 just had one. The beds were nice and cozy. It rained a few hours one day, and I just sat in bed watching TeleHit on the TV. Wifi connection was decent from both rooms. Only downside is that neither room possessed a writing desk, so I had to set my laptop on the little mini-fridge to do any work.
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4 out of 5
by from San Jose
Posted Apr 5, 2016
Perfect for visiting the place with the family. Nice location, facilities, etc. Kind staff and affordable price.
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Needs new beds and it would be a good stay choice

2 out of 5
by from Colorado, USA
Posted Mar 15, 2016
Pros: Free breakfast good coffee
Cons: needs new mattresses! Hot water did not work in one of the rooms and was very slow to work in another.
Location: Just 2 blocks from downtown Jaco.
The rooms are cute, outdated, but cute. The AC worked well. Our first room did not have hot water. We were willing to deal with that for the night but after about one hour of trying to sleep on the very very hard, spring ridden bed we got up and asked to see if any other rooms had a bed we would be able to sleep on. They showed us 4 other rooms, all the beds were hard but we chose to switch rooms for a bed that seemed to be less worn, meaning we were not being stabbed by individual springs. It was still pretty uncomfortable but we made it work for the night. We had planned to stay 3 days but checked out the next morning. Because we paid with credit card we could not be refunded any of the taxes charged by the Country of Costa Rica. So beware, taxes are not refundable! There are much better choices for only $20 more in the area. New mattresses, would be a world of improvement and until they do that I would not recommend anyone stay here unless you have no intention of sleeping. Breakfast was free and consisted of eggs and bacon and good coffee. The potential is there, but a few updates are needed for the above $100 a night price.
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The staff is very accommodating and welcoming!

4 out of 5
Posted Mar 7, 2016
Great location close to beach and even closer to shopping and restaurants. Parking was easy - on quiet side street. Really appreciated the quieter new wall-mounted AC with the condensing unit located outside. AC cooled the room down fast and quiet! I would definitely stay again - thanks!
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Better options in the area

2 out of 5
by from Brooklyn, NY
Posted Jan 3, 2016
Bed was uncomfortable and cheap, there was mold on the ceiling and in the bathroom, and the walls were dirty.
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Friendly and old fashioned

3 out of 5
by from atlanta GA
Posted Nov 20, 2015
Pros: friendliness of the staff
Cons: making the rooms modern
Location: next to the town and near the beach. Location was good
A simple hotel on the old fashioned side. A walk of 5-10 minutes to the beach. The beach is nothing special. Very family oriented. Not a place to party or take a prostitute. The room is old fashioned but has the necessary comforts, air conditioning, shower, toilet, etc. hot water control was tricky. very friendly and helpful staff and owner. Breakfast was ok. Swimming pools small and shallow but seemed clean.
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3 out of 5
Posted Oct 20, 2015
Too noisy because of a night club next to it, the rest is correct: breakfast, pools.
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5 out of 5
Posted Sep 25, 2015
Safe parking area. Two pools. Clean rooms and hot water
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Jaco Beach hotel

4 out of 5
by from Miami, FL
Posted May 21, 2015
The room was real spacious with a private balcony. The jacuzzi next to the pool was not heated, which was a disappointment after a 4 hour hike. The room, like all the rooms don't have thresholds, so there was an ant problem.
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Staff not friendly,

2 out of 5
Posted Feb 11, 2015
I stayed for three days an In the beginning of it looked nice, after I woke up to a backale and ants all over the room. The staff was not freindly. I asked about fishing and was told that thay had a excellent guide that would take me. It turns out to be a broker that told me he was going to be the captain, not true all he did was drive me 2 miles and hand me off to s boat. Dissent catch a thing just a expensive boat ride. I paid a deposit that went to the guy at the grunt desk. I returned in the afternoon to find so many kids running around the hotel. This wouldent be so bad but it Dident stop till around 11:00 . Then woke up to the barking dogs at 3:00. No sleep. Next days were the same!!!
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