name "Pochote Grande" is derived from the huge, old
pochote tree (Bombacopsis quinatum) located directly behind our
barbecue site. The tree, once called home by a boa constrictor,
provides shade to many birds and animals such as owls, iguanas,
squirrels and even a racoon family on occasion.
Hotel Pochote Grande is German owned and managed. Built in 1990,
it is a low rise, 24-room property which is surrounded by tropical
gardens with a beautiful, partly shaded swimming pool and a gateway
which leads directly onto the beach.
This attractive setting provides a quiet and friendly atmosphere
for our small, open-air bar and restaurant. The hotel is situated
at the quiet northern end of the 2 1/2 mile long, sandy Jacó
Beach, Costa Rica.
The town of Jacó is stretched out along the beach to the
south. The center is a 15 minute stroll down the sand or road.
In Jacó Beach you will find small typical restaurants,
fruit stands, minimarts, souvenir stores, a pharmacy as well as
There are "day tours" available to Carara National Park,
Manuel Antonio, or San Jose. You can also arrange horseback rides
on the beach, go rafting, surf all day or just hang around the
pool and relax.
All of our large, clean rooms have either a terrace or a balcony
with diagonal views of the beach, garden and pool.