All properties in Playa Hermosa, Jaco (and vicinity), Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

The Backyard Hotel, Playa Hermosa

Jaco beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and beach bar

  • Free WiFi
$107 CAD

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Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, 4023, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • One night. The price was ok . When we checked in was good staff waiting for us Security…

    May 7, 2019

  • Amazing friendly staff -Anna and Patricia at the front desk are excellent- great…

    Oct. 14, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
Easy parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach bar
  • Beach towels

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Hermosa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Jaco Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • El Miro - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Teatro Jaco - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
  • Neo Fauna - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Economy Room (Near Parking, No View)


Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, 4023, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • On the beach
  • Hermosa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Jaco Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Hermosa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Jaco Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • El Miro - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Teatro Jaco - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
  • Neo Fauna - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Auto Mercado Herradura - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Playa Balsal - 9.6 mi / 15.4 km
  • Esterillos Beach - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 90 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room (up to 44 lbs)
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite garage
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Beach bar

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 130 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 130

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

  • Backyard Hotel
  • The Backyard Hotel Jaco
  • The Backyard Hotel Hotel
  • The Backyard Hotel Hotel Jaco
  • Backyard Hotel Jaco
  • Backyard Jaco
  • Hotel Backyard

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, The Backyard Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 15 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tsunami Sushi (4.3 mi), Graffiti Restro Cafe & Wine Bar (4.4 mi), and Amancio's (4.4 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The charge is USD 130 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice pool which was good because beach is moreva surfers break then a swimmer's... no restaurant, but three nice beachfront choices just a few doors down.

    Andrew, 1 night family trip, Jul. 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We enjoyed our one night stay at this small beach hotel on our way to Manuel Antonio. The facilities and room were clean and the location was great.

    1 night romance trip, May 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Easy check-in, gated free parking, ocean view and access. Restaurants walking distance from it.

    2 night family trip, May 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolutely gorgeous on the ocean. It’s right off the main road, so you will hear traffic going by, but you’ll also have macaws in the trees and hear the sound of the ocean so that more than makes up for it. The staff was amazing. Patricia helped us navigate our way around Jaco and the surrounding areas. She was great! So many delicious restaurants are just steps away and the sunsets are incredible!

    3 night romance trip, May 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great Location, hotel missing major amenity

    This little boutique hotel has a great location with a surf (not really for swimming) beach thats mostly private. You'll have a good sized room patio area as well. The bar/restaurant attached was shut down and therefore no included breakfast. No explanation as to why it was closed even though all the nearby walking distance restaurants were open. I would recommend to families definitely but for a solo traveler it's kinda a mixed bag. The parking lot is TINY and necessary for safety. It was difficult to get a compact SUV in and out of there. For the price you're not getting a value. They should lower theirs rates by about 30% to better fit what they provide.

    Jose, 2 night trip, Jan. 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Playa Hermosa is a quaint (very tiny one street 20 building) town with nothing else within 15 miles. There were 2 resturants and a pizza palor as well as a convience store open. Probably the best resturant would be the attached hotel resturant but that was also closed. Everyone in this town was very friendly and warned us that the beach is trecherous and frankly not at all attractive. We arrived Thursday and were the only guests staying at the hotel. No staff was present, which was the conditiin our whole stay, pretty much. The few times we saw the staff they were friendly. Due to current driving restrictions we could not use our car Friday or Saturday so had no options to travel from Playa Hermosa. Pros: Very clean well appointed hotel, the MOST COMFORTABLE bed I have ever slept on in the entire country! Room clean with great a/c, tv, wifi, safe and refridge. The grounds and pool are immaculatly maintained with crystal clear pool water. First night was very peacefull and enjoyed listening to the waves crash into the shore. Cons: When we arrived at the hotel we were met by the owner who gave us the room key, electric gate button and told us a guard would be there later. First day nice and quiet, enjoyed the pool. Second day 3 rooms of locals checked in and everything changed. Loud music and screaming all night. In the morning beer cans littered the whole property including in the pool. The poolkeeper was scrubbing the walkways with chlorine to remove the vomit. True nightm

    3 night romance trip, May 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The property is beachfront on the open Pacific with large surf and beautiful surf. The pool is very minium and the next door restaurant can be very noisy i the evenings.

    3 night romance trip, Mar. 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean, safe and friendly staff oceanfront property. Recommended!

    2 night trip, Mar. 7, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The hotel was clean but it was very noisy next to a bar. Not recommended if going for relaxation. Hello

    Andrea, 3 night trip with friends, Feb. 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Charming small hotel, perfect location! Ocean front, great surf spot. Spectacular view. Nice clean rooms with balcony. Restaurant & bar close with great food & drinks. Breakfast included. Room 205 noisy with road traffic but would definitely return. Highly recommend.

    Kim, 1 night family trip, Feb. 21, 2020

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