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trifectabox
03-27-2015, 04:26 AM
first night at hotel 9(great staff -recommend).Moved on to a poolside room at cocal for remainder of trip.
My favorite was again with me but this time had 3 nice 3somes with 2 of her hot friends.
Crocs is a really nice casino with a great poolside café that is reasonably priced we spent a lot of time there.
Cocal
Monday enough girls to go around
Tuesday many girls good ratio
Wednesday/Thursday off the charts great ratio many lookers
Friday many girls but also many buyers.
Did a nice rainforest tour that included a tram ride over rainforest,
5 great meals at Amancios
Suff dogs is a nice bar to have a couple drinks in
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All in all another great trip.

Jonesie
03-27-2015, 11:08 AM
In your opinion, would you say Crocs changes the dynamic to Jaco, or is just part of it? I mean, are people going to Jaco to go to Crocs, or are people going to Jaco, and going to Crocs while they're there?

trifectabox
03-28-2015, 03:30 PM
visiting crocs when they are there
it is a much better gambling option then cocal or morgans cove

Speedy1
03-29-2015, 04:28 AM
I've been scouting Croc's since it opened. My opinion of Croc's is that it is a POTENTIAL game-changer.

My first visit was just a week or two after Croc's opened. Whether it was intentional or not, it had all the feel of a "Soft" opening. They were going through some "growing pains," but I have visited twice since then, and the issues seem to be getting slowly resolved. Mostly, just common soft opening stuff... Lots of supervisors around, overly friendly and helpful staff, a bit of uncertainty, a 2-hour power outage on my floor, only lukewarm water in the shower, casino dealers asking a lot of questions to the pit bosses, etc.

There are not any girls hanging around at Croc's. I was told that working girls would not be allowed to just "hang around" on the premises, trying to get business. It makes sense, as Croc's is also trying to sell 40 or 50 condos on the higher floors, so people will actually be living there -- or at least using the place as a regular vacation home. I like the place and have considered purchasing a studio or 1-bedroom there, but it's a bit pricey. On the other hand, I've never seen another beachfront high-rise, anywhere in Costa Rica, that I would consider living in. I'm not saying that Croc's is "All That," but it is a nice place, and it's kind of my style.

I don't think that a lot of guys on Ticaland or that "Other" mongering board are going to be too interested in actually staying at Croc's. The rack rate on the cheapest rooms approaches $200 per night. However, Croc's is starting to roll out some special offers. They are offering packages now, and they are also offering special room rates for June. It does appear, at this point, that Croc's will never be a Budget Hotel. And... There are no girls on-site.

Is Croc's Monger-Friendly? It appears so, at least for now. I personally know several of the girls who work Cocal, who have spent the night at Croc's with a monger. Of course, Croc's is trying to drum up business right now -- they may get tighter with their rules, once they are established, or they may not. To all mongers, I would say... Croc's is an upscale and moderately family-friendly place. If you bring a girl back to Croc's, keep it low-key. If guys start playing tonsil-hockey with 19-year-olds wearing mini-skirts in the reception area, Croc's may put its foot down. This could be a nice place for us... Don't ruin it... Keep the "freaky-freaky" in the room, please. There is a nightclub on premises -- I don't think that anyone could really say anything if you get a little frisky in there at night.

The casino, for now, in my opinion, is the best in Costa Rica. I played Blackjack for about 1.5 hours, and I could have sworn that I was in Las Vegas. These are "Strip Rules"... and the Dealer, Pit Boss, and Waitstaff were very accommodating. The Blackjack was a single-deck pitch game... You don't see that every day in Costa Rica. "Blackjack pays 6 to 5" ... I have NEVER seen that printed on the felt of a Blackjack table in Costa Rica before. Just for the record... The "6 to 5" rule hampers card-counting -- specifically the counting of Aces, which can be a big deal in a single-deck pitch game.

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The dealers do hit soft 17, though. A slight edge for the house, but it's also in compliance with Vegas Rules. Despite the photo, most tables have less than a $25 minimum.

I still can't find a casino that will let you re-split Aces, though. Fortunately, the last time I got 3 Aces in a row was quite a long time ago... And if I'm playing single-deck pitch at Croc's, it's not likely to happen anytime soon. Croc's did let me double after split (non-Ace hand).

And when was the last time you got free drinks while playing Blackjack in Costa Rica?

If Croc's does nothing else... It is very likely to smart-bomb every other casino south of the 10th parallel in Costa Rica out of business.

Croc's biggest drawback at this point is its location. From the main entrance road into Jaco from the North, you turn RIGHT at the intersection with Diaz. You can say that about ZERO other hotels in Jaco, not counting the little "right-left jink" that you make to get to Clarita's. Croc's is close to absolutely nothing. You could walk, I guess, but most people will take a taxi to get to or from Croc's from/to anywhere else in Jaco.

On my first visit, there were no taxis hanging out at Croc's, probably due to its location. At dinnertime, by the time the taxi I called picked me up, there were five other people waiting for taxis. My guess is that the taxi drivers will quickly figure this out and start standing at Croc's, at least during peak hours. Even if Croc's were to allow girls inside, those girls will have to make a special trip to get there. They can't just bar-hop like they can downtown.

The bars and restaurants are not cheap, but not exorbitant. The food and drinks, so far, have been pretty good.

The pool area is really nice. I didn't even notice that there is a "Croc" in the pool until I saw the photo on their website.

Croc's calls their place a "Resort." Calling it a Resort is a bit over the line, in my opinion, but it is a very nice place. As far as Jaco goes, I suppose that it is as close to a resort as any of the others.

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I find it a bit weird that folks always reference Cocal and Morgan's Cove when referring to casinos in Jaco. Those hacks have no idea what a Casino should be. Prior to Croc's... Amapola was, by far, the best Casino in Jaco.

Speedy1
03-29-2015, 12:40 PM
I forgot to mention...

I have met the little long-haired "Jennifer Aniston" clone in the foreground of the photo in my previous post. Doesn't do anything for me.

However, the little Black-Haired Minx in the background, with that little waist that is perfect for getting a good grip? Sorry, guys... I railed the living shit out of that.

trifectabox
03-30-2015, 03:11 PM
I would say that speedy1 gave a fair assessment of crocs.

Jaco Hank
03-31-2015, 04:53 PM
i would appreciate an extended "assessment" of the black haired minx with the little waist... There was a dark hair girl that worked the restaurant at a small boutique hotel at the other end of the beach that now works at Croc's but in what Capacity i do not know. she has more of a surfers body, smaller backside but cute as a button. Never worked up the nerve to ask her straight up but I am convinced she would play. Name is Nella..

Speedy1
03-31-2015, 04:59 PM
She was alright. Cheerful and fun enough, but nothing special. I had to get her outside of Croc's to play. It's just bad form to take an employee back the room in the same hotel in which she works. I borrowed a Vista Mar condo from a friend who was in town for the week.