WHAT THE GUIDEBOOKS SAY:
...8km north of the Jaco turnoff from the Costanera, a steep 1 km paved road leads to this beautiful hotel, decorated with art and antiques. Eight spacious rooms in the main hotel, and about 20 villas and suites dotted around the steep and forested property all have private view balconies.
Discovering the Best of Costa Rica, Media Wiley, 2005: "Spread out over a steep hillside, high above the Pacific Ocean, these large and luxurious individual villas have a Mediterranean feel. The infinity pool here was one of the first in Costa Rica and is still my favorite. Sitting in a lounge chair at the pool's edge, you'll swear that it joins the sea."
COSTA RICA EXPEDITIONS DESCRIPTION:
Located 4 kms from Herradura beach, and 11 km from Carara Biological Reserve, this hotel offers 5 standard deluxe rooms (with queen-sized bed), as well as 13 villas, 7 junior suites, and 3 master suites, all with cable TV and air conditioning. Some of the suites have private jacuzzis or pools.
FROM THE HOTEL'S BROCHURE OR WEB SITE:
Our Hotel design is influenced by the charm of French colonial architecture and Victorian homes still found in San José, Costa Rica. Your very comfort has been considered while you are surrounded by the authentic and nostalgic atmosphere of our hotel.
Villa Caletas Hotel combines the truly unique concept of both mountain and seaside resort. Its location and design offer seaside breezes along with the fresh mountain air.
Its exceptional hilltop location, more than 1,150 feet above the Pacific ocean, combined with turn-of-the century style and gardens, gives Villa Caletas a unique position among the resorts, hotels, and restaurants of Costa Rica - a jewel above the crashing sea.
The tropical setting receives constant, cooling breezes from the Pacific. The spectacular 360-degree panoramic view offers an unsurpassed vista of the Nicoya Peninsula, gulf islands, the crescent beaches of Jacó, Herradura and Punta Leona as well as the mountains.