We have just returned from a fabulous 10 day stay at Pumilio and hope to return. The hotel was exactly what we were looking for; a quaint, comfortable and tranquil hotel that was still close to Jaco and other beaches. From waking up to the birds, the fresh breakfast, the excellent attention and advice from Milton and his team, the massage therapy, through to evening swims and breezes on our second floor room deck, everything at the hotel and the friendliness of Costa Rica combined to make an excellent holiday. During our stay guests ranged from couples to families. This is not a "party" hotel or a large resort with restaurants and bars and was quiet by 9:00pm when the pool closed. The hotel website accurately portrays the hotel. It is important for first time travellers to Pumilio ( like we were) to recognize that the beaches at Herradura and Jaco are about 5kms away and are reachable by bikes (relearning to ride a single speed cruiser is required). Taxis to/from Jaco are approx 4,000 C or $10USD each way but are easy to call and timely. Hotel staff made great recommendations for activities. We used a shuttle service to/from San Jose airport ($230USD) arranged by the hotel but rented a car in Jaco once we saw the roads and the cost to get to the national parks and other places. Be vigilant on the rental car insurance as the third party liability and the "0 deductible insurance" (reduces deductible for liabiity and CDW) will cost at least as much as the car.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 13, 2017 by Laura, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time.
It was a pleasure to have you spending 10 days at Pumilio and exploring Costa Rica like been pamper at home!
Pumilio is strategically located to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws flying naturally. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer.
For breakfast, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast every day so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday!
Like you hear you enjoyed our Spa, being outdoor and surrounded by nature is and unique adventure instead of been in an AC Spa and the perfect complement for a relaxing and spoiling time.
The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. We ended up remodeling the entire hotel last year!
According with our guests plans, likes and preferences we feel happy making recommendations about the best seller’s tours, restaurants and things to do in the area, it´s even better when we have control of the service and schedules of the activities, it is better when our guests trust us for a better experience exploring Costa Rica and taking care of our guest’s budget.
Looking forward to have you back in the future! Best regards!