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    Croc's

    I was at Croc's last night (Sunday Night). This would be my Third scouting trip at Croc's.

    First of all... I would like to assure everyone that I am not a shill for Croc's. I don't work for the place. In fact, I am not particularly fond of it, although I do like it, generally speaking. I am simply telling it like it is.


    Croc's has its shit together, and it is a God among Men, as far as Jacó is concerned.

    The place was flush with working girls last night, and business was booming. The only sections that I saw suffering were the in-house restaurants, which were not doing particularly well.


    Jacó is currently undergoing a "redefinition," and Croc's has been the catalyst. The only real bad news for mongers, so far, is that this shift in the business paradigm may further drive up the price of pussy in Jacó.

    I recognized a few working girls who have gone "legit," now working as casino dealers and bartenders at Croc's. When I asked them why, they simply said, "The pay is better."

    I have already banged a couple of the bartenders and dealers at Croc's. When I made a comment to a girl I know, who is now working as a bartender at Croc's, about that subject, she simply said, "You can have anything you want... here, at this place."


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    Some notes:

    1) In typical Las Vegas fashion, drinks (including alcohol) are free, as long as you're playing in the Casino.

    2) EVERYTHING is done in U.S. Dollars. Although my girlfriend hated this, she had to admit, as I believe, that this is a good move. When the majority of your clients are Gringos on vacation, why make them exchange Dollars? You don't have to exchange a single dollar if you stay at Croc's. However... It is not a Cheap place to stay.

    3) It's NOT Costa Rica. If you stay at Croc's, you ARE NOT seeing Costa Rica.

    4) As I mentioned in another thread, Croc's is ridiculously over-funded. This is evident throughout the facility. The complimentary breakfast (included for all hotel guests) is just... flat... outstanding... and I am wearing my complimentary slippers at home, right now.
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    I agree with many of sppedys statements.On my last trip I split my time between crocs and cocal(I stay at cocal) its a nice break and very nice.I have been wifed up my last 4 trips but its nice to know the waitresses and dealers are available. I was getting that impression but I always had girl with me.I will say that crocs drink prices are cheaper than cocal(pool bar) $2.50 can of imperial $9 shot of patron/don Julio silver like S said drinks free while playing-tip only. A great alternative to cocal especially the gambling.

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    Is Crocs chica friendly?

    Is Crocs chica friendly? If so, Any up charge for room guests? Any room Quantity limit for guests?


    Quote Originally Posted by trifectabox View Post
    I agree with many of sppedys statements.On my last trip I split my time between crocs and cocal(I stay at cocal) its a nice break and very nice.I have been wifed up my last 4 trips but its nice to know the waitresses and dealers are available. I was getting that impression but I always had girl with me.I will say that crocs drink prices are cheaper than coal(pool bar) $2.50 can of imperial $9 shot of patron/don Julio silver like S said drinks free while playing-tip only. A great alternative to cocal especially the gambling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickter48 View Post
    Is Crocs chica friendly? If so, Any up charge for room guests? Any room Quantity limit for guests?
    Croc's appears to be supporting an unstated "look the other way" policy. I have been at the Croc's downstairs bar (by the casino) on several occasions after 9 p.m., and I have recognized several working girls at the bar. They have remained low-key and have not aggressively approached anyone, as far as I have seen. I have spoken with some individuals who would be "concerned" in this activity, and the attitude is pretty much that if the the girls are not causing a problem, then there isn't a problem. I have seen a guy take two girls to the elevator, but it's probably not an issue that you want to press. Croc's sells high-dollar residences and is touting its "Vegas-style" casino. Croc's obviously doesn't want to to get a bad reputation as a hoe-house. On the other hand, a little high-class action has worked quite well in Vegas in the past.

    My advice is to use discretion and keep the antics in the hotel room.

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    Just got back from Jaco last week and split my time between Crocs and Cocal. Crocs is very nice, classy and well layed out. Found out that it is chica friendly but like Speedy1 has mentioned as long as the antics are kept in the hotel room and the girls are not too outrageous and dressed not too skimpily, they are welcome to stay there and drink, play in the casino etc. I pulled 2 girls from the Cocal and took them to Crocs and like any other chica friendly hotel, the girls just had to "sign-in" and all was good. Afterwards I did notice maybe around a 1/2 dozen working girls drinking in the bar trying to get some business but very low key which is in a way a little refreshing. Stayed a couple of days at Crocs then checked into Cocal for another 2 days. What I did notice on my 3rd trip to Cocal was that the girls are arriving earlier and earlier. I saw a couple of girls arriving around 9am and little by little they started slowly arriving that by noon there were (my guesstimate) around a dozen just hanging out at the pool bar. My next trip I think I'll do the same, stay at the classy Crocs to pamper myself then go stay at Jaco's ground zero hotel Cocal. Can't beat that combo!

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    Rickter's idea of staying at Croc's and partying at Cocal is a solid, sound strategy for now, in my opinion. Croc's offers reasonably convenient access to the rest of Jacó, although it is about as far away from "ground zero" as you can be, and still be in Jacó. I use taxis to move back and forth between Croc's, and I recommend that everyone else do the same, especially at night.

    Croc's still appears to be tolerating the quiet, subdued activity of the working girls, which is the best idea for everyone involved. This has got to be a fine line for Croc's, which initially said, "No Working Girls." I think that Croc's has finally had to face the fact that Jacó is an "adult" town, and they are going to have to deal with it.

    Croc's has made a very good go at the Jacó scene, and my initial feeling of being impressed with Croc's hasn't changed... I'm still impressed. However, a Casino and a pool do Not a Resort make.

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    One thing about hotels and resorts like Croc's in Costa Rica still perplexes me...

    Forget about the mongering crowd for a moment...

    I know that a lot of people visit places like Croc's, and all of the other beach hotels and resorts that are scattered along Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, and Hey... if people enjoy that, then more power to them. It's their vacation. If they are having a great time, then it's not my place to say that they're they're wasting their money. If they're having a great time, they are not wasting their money.

    But... Why would anyone visit Costa Rica to sit on the beach, swim in a pool, gamble in a casino, and eat hotel restaurant food? I don't get it, but a lot of people do this.

    If I spend my whole vacation inside of one of these "one-stop resorts", I'm not seeing Costa Rica. If I stay at Cocal, I don't get that feeling, but at Croc's and the all-inclusive resorts in Guanacaste, I definitely get that feeling.

    I'm just rambling a little bit, I know. I do like Croc's, but for many of the people and families that I see staying there, who fly in from the USA to do so, sometimes I just want to say, "There are great beachfront hotels all along the coasts of the USA, too."

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    I was just at cocal(junior suite) from 10-19 to 10-23.I was wifed up and we did the same thing spent a lot of time at crocs.Actually staying at crocs my next trip.We made friends with a girl who works at crocs and she explained there policy like this.
    Girls are allowed in rooms ...they prefer discreet dressed etc. You do see some girls working ...entirely up to security to let in unaccompanied women.
    I saw many guests from cocal at crocs some with girls some without. Disagree with speedy about why people stay at crocs or an all inclusive resort-maybe its what they want to do.
    I have stayed at cocal 12 times in last 3 years and enjoyed it but now if I cant get jr. suite its crocs. Crocs drink and food prices are better a short cab to anywhere in jaco.
    Both are great places one is ground zero and one is more sedate they both have there place.
    On another note some guys at cocal and crocs act like they have NEVER seen a woman in ther lifes and act like assholes around them to that end some guys get what they deserve.

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    Croc's has recently rolled out an App for smartphones, which gives you access to all of the stuff that you would normally pick up the phone in your room to do.

    The app is very basic stuff, so don't get all excited yet. However, it is a very nice touch, and it's an attractive app. To the best of my knowledge, Croc's is the first independent hotel in Costa Rica to actually roll out a functional app.

    You can't order room service online, yet... but that is shown as a "Coming Soon" feature of the app. You can request your car, baggage service, wake-up calls, and make a few other simple requests using the app.

    There is no "Sign-In" feature, so each request requires you to input your last name and room number.

    The app doesn't ask for any personal information or support any billing functions... yet...

    I'll test this app the next time that I make a run past Croc's, and post a report.


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    It's nice to see this kind of stuff working its way into Costa Rica. I have already used Marriott's app a few times, and it's a very handy tool. Hopefully we'll see more hotels using this kind of technology and expanding its capabilities to be even more useful.

    You can download the app at the Google or iPhone app stores. It's free.

    For the curious... the app is an implementation of Percipia's shell app for its hotel customers. Percipia specializes in technology solutions for hotels. Presumably, Percipia is doing all of Croc's "tech stuff."
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    Like to mention that on my recent trip to Jaco, while I stayed at Crocs and Cocal, some of my other buddies were staying at Marriots Los Suenos resort and one buddy was successful in getting a girl to his hotel room. Said that the taxi just drove up and dropped them off and without saying anything, just casually strolled past the front desk on to his room. Probably the fact that his girl wasn't dressed skimpy was the reason that the front desk thought they were a "couple" staying at their resort. My other buddy was not as lucky as he had 2 girls with him and the girls were really dressed to the nines, mini-skirts, cleavage etc. sexy looking girls but probably why security denied him entrance with the girls. He threw a fit about him being a paying customer but the security staff wouldn't budge so he ended up getting a room for the night at Crocs. Thats what I love about Jaco and Costa Rica in general, some great memories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickter48 View Post
    Like to mention that on my recent trip to Jaco, while I stayed at Crocs and Cocal, some of my other buddies were staying at Marriots Los Suenos resort and one buddy was successful in getting a girl to his hotel room. Said that the taxi just drove up and dropped them off and without saying anything, just casually strolled past the front desk on to his room. Probably the fact that his girl wasn't dressed skimpy was the reason that the front desk thought they were a "couple" staying at their resort.
    Well, I've made posts about that, right here, on this very message board. One girl, dressed discreetly, will almost always work. Your biggest obstacle at Marriott is an employee recognizing your girl as someone who has caused trouble in the past. Remember... Every resort is Monger-Friendly, as long as the Monger is Resort-Friendly. It's not that the staff thinks you're a couple. They don't care if the girl is a hooker. Might as well say that she's your sister or a sculptor. Nobody cares. Being a hooker is not some "Ohhh... That's Naughty!" thing in Costa Rica. It's just another girl, doing another job. Nobody cares.


    My other buddy was not as lucky as he had 2 girls with him and the girls were really dressed to the nines, mini-skirts, cleavage etc. sexy looking girls but probably why security denied him entrance with the girls. He threw a fit about him being a paying customer but the security staff wouldn't budge so he ended up getting a room for the night at Crocs.
    I would have immediately told the guy not to even bother taking the girls out of the bar. Marriott Los Sueños isn't going to let a guy in with 2 young girls dressed like strippers... Not in a million years. I've repeated this over, and over, and over again. Cocal is definitely a Go for that kind of stuff, along with quite a few other places in Jacó. Croc's appears to be tolerating it for now. Croc's is still less than a year old, so nobody knows for sure yet how that's going to unfold.

    When the families with young kids and the big bucks start coming down to Jacó this High Season, dropping scads of cash and buying condos, we'll see if Croc's has the staying power. Mongers will likely face some stiff competition from families looking for a nice hotel in Jacó that's isolated somewhat from all of the debauchery. Whoever gives Croc's the best business will probably win that battle.

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