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    Quote Originally Posted by eatmochicken View Post
    Reading through this thread, I get it, mileage can vary. However does anyone have recent experience (2015) at the following:

    Docelunas Hotel
    Hotel Poseidon
    Club del Mar Hotel
    Morgan's Cove
    Canciones del Mar/Del Rey Beach Hotel
    Crocs

    Other friendly hotels?
    I don't particularly like commenting on this kind of stuff, because I don't speak for any of these establishments, and I definitely want to avoid any conflict between their business and mine. However...

    Based upon recent experiences, I can honestly tell you that, within the past 2 months, I have personal knowledge of the following:


    1) Morgan's Cove (the one at the South End of Jaco): No problem at all with your girls, as long as you don't attempt to make your own porno while families are around. MC is chica-friendly, as long as you don't openly offend the other guests. Common sense rules, here. Hugging or kissing, and a little horseplay in the pool are fine, but when you rip her top off or stick your hand down her pants, you cross the line. Keep that stuff in your room, or at least make sure that no families are watching. MC is normally a very relaxed place. Good for the "Quiet-Type" mongers.

    2) Croc's: I've seen a lot of the high-end working girls hanging out in Croc's at the main downstairs bar. They are very low-key and don't walk around soliciting Gringos for business, but they are there. My information indicates that any overt sexual activity or any appearance of "whoring" will get her ass banned from Croc's immediately. However, you are free to pursue them discreetly or to bring in your own girls. I am told that Croc's is very strict with troublemakers. If you try to bring a girl inside that has caused an issue in the past, security won't let her inside. Other than that, keep the antics in the bedroom, and you'll be fine.

    One caveat... Croc's is a high-end hotel with a high-end casino. Don't expect any of the working girls in Croc's to go for $50. It could happen, but odds are not good. These girls know that Gringos staying at Croc's are gambling and paying $200+ per night for a room. They are high-dollar girls... mostly... You might be better off fishing at Cocal or elsewhere, then dragging her back to Croc's.

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    Got it, Cool, thank you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy1 View Post
    Hotel 9 recently went "all-inclusive... renting itself out only on a 'whole venue' basis." So... I'm not sure about that one. However, there are plenty of venues south of Jaco that are open for Large Parties. I am am always skeptical of these "all-inclusive" venues. Quite often, they are only looking to pad their "Cash Count."
    ill be back at Hotel 9 later this month. It is still possible to rent rooms especially midweek but Speedy is right most weekends the whole hotel is booked for weddings or bachelor parties. I highly recommend this place, great staff good food away from all the drama on the extreme south end of the beach but only a 3 dollar taxi ride to Cocal.

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    Hey folks how about Jaco Lodge? Is it a Tica Friendly place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usquirt View Post
    Hey folks how about Jaco Lodge? Is it a Tica Friendly place?
    I'm not sure about that aspect, but I would not recommend the place. The cleanliness and service are not consistent, and it's in a terrible location, if you're going to find girls and/or visit the beach.

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    Is there a more recent 2016 update to the Tica friendly hotels in Jaco ?
    Is Copacabana no longer Tica friendly ?
    What about the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_h99 View Post
    Is there a more recent 2016 update to the Tica friendly hotels in Jaco ?
    Is Copacabana no longer Tica friendly ?
    What about the rest
    There is not much to update in this regard. Copacabana and Cocal are still staying the course. I just returned from a 5-day scouting trip to Jaco and Manuel Antonio, and the traffic is definitely lighter than in past high seasons. Of course, it remains to be seen how busy it will get, once Spring Break is in full swing.

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    Here's are a few interesting observations regarding this area...

    I recently returned from a 5-day scouting trip in the area, during which I visited several hotels, restaurants, and bars... from Jacó, all the way down to Manuel Antonio.



    1) Almost al of my trusted sources in the Jacó-to-Manuel Antonio area told me that January was Very Slow, that February was only slightly better, and that they are just praying that the combination of Spring Break and an early Semana Santa will turn March into a "make-up" month. Here's what I saw... Right at the first of March, the tourist traffic in Jacó and Manuel Antonio roughly resembled the normal traffic in August.

    2) The hotel in which I spent most of my sleep time was not sold out, and I was the only Gringo in the hotel. The remainder of the hotel guests were from Europe. This is not the first time or place that I have witnessed this particular phenomenon. What we're noticing is that "Airbnb" is driving the market which connects European tourists with vacations in Costa Rica and other countries/parts of Central and South America. This is a trend which is personally disturbing to me, as a travel professional, because it so clearly illustrates the effects of the takeover of the Travel Industry by the Internet. If you have the time, move around a bit, and observe closely. Each hotel/resort has a very specific demographic, primarily based upon the nationality/citizenship of its guests.

    Hotel "A" is primarily visited by people from the USA... Hotel "B" is primarily visited by people from Canada... and Hotel "C" is primarily visited by people from Europe. Now... Consider... WHY were all of the guests at my hotel (other than me) from Europe? WHY are all of the guests at a certain hotel in Jacó from the USA? Well... I'll tell you why...

    It's because the choice of hotel is not made by the tourist/traveler... That choice is made For those tourists/travelers by the travel websites, such as Airbnb and TripAdvisor. Roughly 90% of the reviews on TripAdvisor, for hotels in Costa Rica, are fake. I'm sure that it's the same in many other countries. Very few Gringos will ever stay at the hotel in which I spent 3 nights, which is a shame... it is a very lovely hotel, with a remarkably low "High Season" price. But most Gringos will never stay there, because it has already been "De-Selected" for travelers from the USA by TripAdvisor, Airbnb, and other travel websites. I find it incredibly ironic that sites like TripAdvisor profess to give travelers the freedom of making their own travel decisions, when, in fact, TripAdvisor is making all of those decisions for them.

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    I made This statement, and I'd like to explain it:

    Roughly 90% of the reviews on TripAdvisor, for hotels in Costa Rica, are fake.
    I assure you that this is true. In fact, I know several of the individuals who actively engage in posting fake reviews on hotels, resorts, restaurants, and bars in Costa Rica. There are a bunch of them. The "Plain Vanilla" types are a dime-a-dozen, and include mostly friends and employees of hotel/venue owners. These individuals post positive reviews about their own venue, and disparaging reviews about competing venues. Although this has a significant effect on the business of many venues, the most insidious individuals are what some of us in the Travel Industry call "Legitimizers."

    Legitimizers are a wily bunch. Many of them work full-time, and make a decent living at doing what they do. What do Legitimizers do, exactly? Initially, they post innocuous, believable reviews... establishing themselves as "World Travelers" who provide thoughtful, level-headed reviews of venues all over the world. With just a few months of hard work, a Legitimizer builds a profile that establishes him as a "Level 6, Top Contributor", or something similar. At this point, most Legitimizers start to work on building up another ID on TripAdvisor. A decent Legitimizer can manage at least 20 IDs simultaneously. Using basic extortion tactics (both hostile and non-hostile), Legitimizers then use their manufactured status to lend "Legitimacy" to their reports and reviews. A good Legitimizer can make over $60,000 per year, reviewing venues all over the world, without ever leaving his own home. I personally know several of these individuals. In the past, I tried ratting on a few of them to TripAdvisor... but the truth is that TripAdvisor simply doesn't give a shit how many fake reviews are posted on its website. TripAdvisor is making money off of the tremendous number of people who believe that everything posted on TripAdvisor is more reliable than anything ever spoken by Jesus or Muhammad.

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    Here's just one example of what I'm talking about...

    All of the following hotels have a 4.5-star (bubble) rating on TripAdvisor. First of all, there are NO hotels in Costa Rica which deserve a 4.5 star/bubble rating. But... more importantly... consider that all of these hotels carry the EXACT SAME rating on TripAdvisor...

    Grano de Oro
    Hotel La Amistad
    Dunn Inn
    Taormina (Mona Lisa)
    Villa Caletas
    Zephyr Palace
    Tabacón
    Kioro


    I challenge anyone to visit all of those hotels/resorts, and claim that they all deserve the Exact Same Rating... 4.5 stars/bubbles. That's the problem that you run into with Pretend travel websites like TripAdvisor. All they want to do is make their money for as long as possible, until that inevitable day when they are revealed as shams, at which time all of the Principals will collect their "Winnings" and retire on some Tropical Pacific Island.

    So... how is it that all of those hotels bear the same high ranking? Just read the reviews. I'm not saying that every single one of those reviews are fake, but the majority of them are. I personally know many of these "Legitimizers" and their TripAdvisor IDs. However, trying to get TripAdvisor to do anything to them is like pissing in the wind. I hate "Ratting" on people or being a "Narc", but when a person is providing false information that could truly harm a traveler, I take it personally.

    Read the reviews. When I read reviews, I ignore spelling errors. Anyone can make spelling errors. I do look for grammatical errors. One thing about grammatical errors... it's pretty easy to pick out the errors that could be made by a native English-speaker, and the errors that would almost never be made by a native English-speaker. Fake reviews and streams are pretty easy to find, especially when they are blatantly obvious. Here's a great example, involving a hotel right here in San José... the Best Western Irazu. I can't guarantee that all of the reviews are fake, but the empirical evidence overwhelmingly indicates that most of the reviews are fake.

    My first "Red Flag" is that this is a rather dated, uninspiring hotel, located in a business district, next to a highway, and yet it garners over 500 reviews and a 4-Star (Bubble) rating? I smell a Rat. Let's look at just the first page of the reviews, and let's only consider those reviews which were supposedly posted by people from the USA. While it's true that some people just have bad grammar skills, it's highly unlikely that such a large number of people would make grammatical errors that a native English-speaker would rarely make.

    1) "at Sangria Bar": used twice in the review, rather than "at THE Sangria Bar". OK... if the name of the bar were actually "Sangria Bar", that would make sense, but the actual name of the bar is "Sangria Tapas Bar."

    2) "the guards spoke to us", and "did not have time to go to our free breakfast. My husband asked Dennys if we could have water and they gave some to us."

    3) "we stayed 1 night and left early morning with take-out food"

    4) "not much to walk to as its right off the highway" and "the closest food other than hotel option is Denny's and subway"


    2 - 4: These statements are simply NOT how native English-speakers speak and form sentences.
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    does anyone know if Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery is chica friendly

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