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DoceLunas wins Fodor’s Choice 2015

Fodor’s, the leading name in travel information, today announced that Jaco Hotel DoceLunas has been recognized as the 2015 Fodor’s Choice selection for Jaco. This distinction designates DoceLunas as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2015 year.


Every year, Fodor’s writers experience, examine and evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe. While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler’s time, only those offering a truly remarkable experience are given the Fodor’s Choice designation.

As a 2015 Fodor’s Choice property DoceLunas will receive special recognition in the next Fodor’s guidebook to this area and on the Fodors website.

As always, we are honored to receive this annual award and we were especially pleased by the notice the staff received, along with the comment on our unique pool.

“This property has by far the nicest swimming pool in Jacó, not to mention an amazing staff.”

Thanks Fodors ! And may we add, as the Fordor’s award winner in Costa Rica’s gateway to the Central Pacific, Jaco Hotel DoceLunas offers an ideal Costa Rica wedding venue and it’s  a great spot for a romantic and private honeymoon in Costa Rica.

ps.. We have also won a couple other awards over the years —

Traveler’s Choice Awards from TripAdvisor
2011 Top Twenty Five Best Hotels in Central America
2012 Top Five BestHotels and Spas for Relaxation in Central America
2012 Top Twenty Four Best hotels for Budget in Central American
2012 Number Eleven Best Hotel Overall in Central America
2013 Number Eight Best Small Hotel in Costa Rica
2009-2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2007 Fromer’s Guide Editor’s Choice
2007 Fodor’s Guide Editor’s Choice
2007 Lonely Planet Pick
2013 Huffington Post World’s Best Affordable Destination Spas – Number Five
Thanks to the editors of Frommer’s, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Huffington Post, and our guests who reviewed us on Tripadvisor!

Building an Aquaponics system

Aquaculture – growing fish in a contained system, creates waste that will harm the fish if it is not removed, but this same waste that is poison to fish in sufficient quantities is food for plants. We are building a new aquaponics system at DoceLunas that combines hydroponic plant growing with aquaculture fish raising.  We believe we are the only hotel in Jaco implementing aquaponics.

Our system will allow us to grow vegetables in an irrigated bed connected to a fish pond. The nutrients in the waste from the fish are taken up by the roots of the plants, some of which float on rafts while others are planted in gravel.

We have already installed a big tank to keep the fish in and built a system of pumps to aerate and circulate the water into the small concrete enclosure that we built to hold the floating plants and the gravel beds. Today we tested pH for the first time. Depending on who you read, 6.2 to 6.4 or 6.8 to 7.0 is the optimal range.  As you can see, we are a little overly basic, with a pH of around 7.4, so we will need to add something to the water to make it a little more neutral.

ph Test Kit
ph Test kit used to check water for aquaponics system

Presale tickets for Jungle Jam

Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday Jaco hotel DoceLunas will be hosting Jungle Jam with Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers, Max Creek, Ryan Montbleau band and Zach Deputy. The show takes place under the fire tree in our five acres of landscaped jungle gardens.

Official showtime is TBA but we are expecting around nine o clock doors. Stay tuned for further announcements.

Presale tickets are now available a the front desk at DoceLunas daily until 6pm. Prices are $25 for one night presale, $30 for one night at the gate, $65 for three nights. Join us for an incredible show at award winning Jaco hotel DoceLunas.

Jaco hotel DoceLunas presents Bill Kreutzmann, Max Creek, more

Here at Jaco hotel DoceLunas we are getting stoked for the upcoming Jungle Jam featuring Bill Kretuzmann of the Grateful Dead – the most watched drummer in the history of the world with over 2,000 shows in front of 10s and 100s of thousands! – 40 year veterans Max Creek, Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers, no stranger to crowds himself, and opening acts Zach Deputy and the Ryan Montbleau Band. And giant puppets.

In a jungle garden. This is a show like no other.

Join us in paradise at Jaco hotel DoceLunas February 17-20th 2012. That’s just two weeks away! Meanwhile, here’s a video of Max Creek and Bill Kreutzmann playing Deep Elm Blues at the last Jungle Jam:

Jaco hotel DoceLunas wins three Travelers’ Choice Awards

Jaco hotel DoceLunas has been winning Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards for several years now, but this is the first year our hotel in Jaco Costa Rica has won not just one, but three TCAs. Based on reviews from our very happy guests, Tripadvisor awarded Jaco hotel DoceLunas number the fifth best hotel for relaxation and spa vacation not just in Jaco Costa Rica, but in all of Central America!

DoceLunas also recevied a TCA for 11th best hotel overall in Central America and was one of very few four star hotels given a Traveler’s Choice Award for offering guests a bargain price.

We are proud of the efforts of our staff and the beautiful gardens and elegant and spacious rooms that helped us win these awards. Jaco is great base to sample the best of Costa Rica and DoceLunas is the perfect Jaco hotel to serve as your home away from home. We hope you will come join us in paradise at Jaco hotel DoceLunas.

Jaco hotel DoceLunas on google Maps

Hotel owners want it to be easy for you to find them on the internet. The owners of Jaco hotel DoceLunas are no exception. We are listed on all the major travel sale websites like Expedia and Travelocity and we also appear fairly high in the results if you search on google.

Google wants it to be easy for you to find hotels on the internet too and they do a pretty good job. Latley, there has been a gradual switch from the familiar text search results to local map based search results. Today in Costa Rica, searchers on google will see a results page from their maps program showing the location of many of the hotels in Jaco. So far, Jaco hotel DoceLunas appears on the second page instead of the first page.

Since DoceLunas is the number one hotel in Jaco on Tripadivsor, we think its a hotel travelers in Costa Rica will want to find on the internet and visit in person, so we will see what we can do to get this Jaco hotel map page to appear in the first set of hotels in Jaco.

Number one Jaco hotel on Tripadvisor

Jaco hotel DoceLunas management and staff are proud to announce that we are now the number one Jaco hotel on Tripadvisor. Rising to the top has taken us a couple years of refining our policies for the utmost guest convenience, training our staff for the highest standards of service, and asking our happy customers to support us and spread the word by reviewing us on Tripadvisor. We don’t get many bad reviews at Jaco hotel DoceLunas, but when we do, we always examine them carefully and look for opportunities to improve the guest experience.

For the over 100 excellent reviews and all the very good ones as well as the critical reviews that helped us improve, we thank you for helping us make DoceLunas the number one hotel in Jaco on Tripadvisor!

Jaco hotel concert with Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Max Creek, Ryan Montbleau Band, Zach Deputy – the Jungle Jam!

Please join us in paradise for a concert in the landscaped jungle gardens of our beautiful hotel in Jaco Costa Rica. Jungle Jam II, February 17,18, and 19th 2012, will feature Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead playing with the Seven Walkers and sitting in with 40 year veteran east coast regional jam stalwarts Max Creek, as well as playing with a trio to possibly include George Porter of the Meters and the Wild Tchopiltoulas and the Neville Brothers or Oteil Burbridge from the Almann Brothers band. Zach Deputy will open followed by the Ryan Montbleau Band and giant puppets will be in attendance.

Don’t miss this incredible show at Jaco hotel DoceLunas! The show retinue and VIP guests will fill the hotel, so here is a list of other Jaco hotels th at you can stay


Before and after the show there will be some rooms available at DoceLunas, which is without a doubt the finest hotel in Jaco, so contact us and reserve your after party week room now.

Movies at Jaco hotel DoceLunas

At Jaco hotel DoceLunas, luxury suites have DVD players and a list of movie rentals in their rooms. All other room categories may rent DVDs and movies for viewing. There are also several movie channels (HBO, Cinecanal and others) as well as many cable channels that sometimes offer movies available in all our rooms. The lounge has a projector and big screen if a group

would like to see a movie in our very comfortable “living room” lounge. It’s complete with large sectional couches, Adirondack easy chairs, coffee and end tables…. just like your living room at home…. but it’s open air with a 28 foot ceiling and it is in Costa Rica!!! You can arrange with the bar manager to have the hotel’s lounge area set up for a movie.

After dinner, you can relax with drinks and watch a great film (or a ridiculous low-brow movie) with your group. Bottle service is available or you can just

order al la carte.