Pros

  • Convenient location, within walking distance of buzzing downtown Jaco
  • Direct access to a pretty beach with a surf school
  • Unfussy rooms offer coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs
  • Some rooms have simple dining areas and mini-fridges
  • Two pleasant pools, one of which includes a swim-up bar
  • Two nice kids’ pools
  • Breakfast buffet featuring hot and cold dishes included
  • Modest restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks
  • Free Wi-Fi and self-parking
  • Pet-friendly rooms available
  • Airport transfers available (surcharge)
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Cons

  • Decor could use a refresh
  • Average breakfast buffet and restaurant food
  • Wi-Fi can be spotty
  • Limited loungers available on the beach
  • Party atmosphere and noise might be a problem
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Bottom Line

Beach Break Resort, formerly Morgan's Cove Resort, is a three-pearl hotel located on Jaco Beach. The hotel’s 80 guest rooms have coffeemakers and big bathrooms, but the decor is dreary. The unstylish on-site restaurant is equally in need of an update. Location is this hotel’s major advantage, with Jaco Beach accessible from the property and the bars and restaurants of downtown a short walk away. One of the two large pools has a swim-up bar, and there are two decent kids’ pools as well. Travelers may want to compare rates and amenities with nearby Hotel Club del Mar.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Beach Break Resort

Scene

Run-of-the-mill, mid-range hotel with a go-go vibe and a great location

Guest rooms and facilities at Beach Break Resort look pretty tired, but it doesn’t seem to bother the crowds sipping drinks at the swim-up bar. Families splash in the kids’ pool, and there are always at least a few people getting surf lessons on the beach. Guests are a mix of international and local travelers, with vacationers from San Jose filling the hotel to capacity on most weekends.  

Yellow low-rise buildings open onto green grounds shaded by palm trees. The beach, restaurant, and one pool are set at the front of the property, with a second pool found toward the back, behind the lobby. The front pool is generally the quieter of the two, with the ambiance often getting fairly raucous at the back pool’s swim-up bar. At night, the casino and restaurant typically hum with activity. If you’re willing to overlook the hotel’s generic style, it’s a fun and affordable choice -- but those seeking a quiet vacation might want to look elsewhere.

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Location

On the beach, within walking distance of the entertainment and nightlife of downtown Jaco

Beach Break Resort is located on the south end of Jaco Beach, along an unremarkable stretch of road. Lively downtown Jaco, which is packed with restaurants, bars, shops, and grocery stores, can be reached in 15 minutes on foot. Alternatively, downtown is just a few minutes’ drive away by car and taxis are quite cheap. The resort offers access to Jaco Beach, while Hermosa Beach is about a 15-minute drive away. Carara National Park can be reached in about 25 minutes by car, while Manuel Antonio National Park is a bit over an hour away. Juan Santamaria Airport is about an 80-minute drive. 

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Rooms

No-frills rooms with furnished balconies or patios and dated furniture

Guest rooms at Beach Break Resort are tidy but drab. Beds have busy printed duvets and one or two limp pillows. Furniture is often mismatched, with dressers and closets made of wood of varying shades and duvets clashing with curtains and chairs. Most rooms have a few pieces of bland artwork or artificial potted plants. Wooden closets hold hangers and shelves. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers stocked with Costa Rican coffee. AC is also standard, but the units don’t always function well. Free Wi-Fi is included, but it can be spotty. Beach Front Rooms add mini-fridges as well as sitting areas with small dining tables and chairs. 

Standard Rooms have balconies or patios with views of the back pool and grounds. Beach Front Rooms are closer to the beach, but offer no ocean views, instead they overlook the restaurant and front pool. Ground-floor rooms have sliding glass doors. Balconies are private, but while each patio has its own table and chairs, the space is shared with neighboring rooms. Large bathrooms have half-wall showers and older fixtures. Towels, as well as bars of soap and bottles of shampoo and conditioner are provided. 

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Features

Two outdoor pools with kids’ pools, casual restaurant with free breakfast, and direct access to a lovely beach

While rooms can be underwhelming, Beach Break Resort has the facilities expected of a mid-range property in Jaco. The front pool is set on a concrete deck, where it's surrounded by guest rooms and the restaurant. Patio tables with umbrellas and plastic loungers offer seating. A rectangular kids’ pool is found to the side of the main pool. There’s a second, round pool set toward the back of the property, which includes a thatched-roof swim-up bar. This area also features another small kids’ pool.  

A free breakfast buffet is served at the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Waves Bar & Grill. Guests who opt for the all-inclusive package also receive free lunch, dinner, and drinks. Low wooden ceilings and mismatched furniture give the bar a dark, dated feel. The thatched-roof main dining area is a bit brighter and breezier. 

A small path beyond the restaurant leads to a wide sandy beach. There are a handful of plastic loungers set up -- far too few for the hotel’s size -- and the beach is attractive and uncrowded. There’s a surf school on the beach, with packages that include rooms plus surf lessons. 

Massage services are available for a surcharge on a deck on top of the restaurant. The hotel has 2,000 square feet of event space, and offers wedding packages. Dog-friendly rooms are available, and airport transfers can be arranged for a surcharge. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout, although the connection isn’t strong in all areas of the property. Free self-parking is available in a gated lot. 

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Things You Should Know About Beach Break Resort

Also Known As

  • Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino

Address

Av Pastor Diaz, 150 Meters South West of the Municipality, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Beach Break Resort

Scene

Run-of-the-mill, mid-range hotel with a go-go vibe and a great location

Guest rooms and facilities at Beach Break Resort look pretty tired, but it doesn’t seem to bother the crowds sipping drinks at the swim-up bar. Families splash in the kids’ pool, and there are always at least a few people getting surf lessons on the beach. Guests are a mix of international and local travelers, with vacationers from San Jose filling the hotel to capacity on most weekends.  

Yellow low-rise buildings open onto green grounds shaded by palm trees. The beach, restaurant, and one pool are set at the front of the property, with a second pool found toward the back, behind the lobby. The front pool is generally the quieter of the two, with the ambiance often getting fairly raucous at the back pool’s swim-up bar. At night, the casino and restaurant typically hum with activity. If you’re willing to overlook the hotel’s generic style, it’s a fun and affordable choice -- but those seeking a quiet vacation might want to look elsewhere.

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Location

On the beach, within walking distance of the entertainment and nightlife of downtown Jaco

Beach Break Resort is located on the south end of Jaco Beach, along an unremarkable stretch of road. Lively downtown Jaco, which is packed with restaurants, bars, shops, and grocery stores, can be reached in 15 minutes on foot. Alternatively, downtown is just a few minutes’ drive away by car and taxis are quite cheap. The resort offers access to Jaco Beach, while Hermosa Beach is about a 15-minute drive away. Carara National Park can be reached in about 25 minutes by car, while Manuel Antonio National Park is a bit over an hour away. Juan Santamaria Airport is about an 80-minute drive. 

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Rooms

No-frills rooms with furnished balconies or patios and dated furniture

Guest rooms at Beach Break Resort are tidy but drab. Beds have busy printed duvets and one or two limp pillows. Furniture is often mismatched, with dressers and closets made of wood of varying shades and duvets clashing with curtains and chairs. Most rooms have a few pieces of bland artwork or artificial potted plants. Wooden closets hold hangers and shelves. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers stocked with Costa Rican coffee. AC is also standard, but the units don’t always function well. Free Wi-Fi is included, but it can be spotty. Beach Front Rooms add mini-fridges as well as sitting areas with small dining tables and chairs. 

Standard Rooms have balconies or patios with views of the back pool and grounds. Beach Front Rooms are closer to the beach, but offer no ocean views, instead they overlook the restaurant and front pool. Ground-floor rooms have sliding glass doors. Balconies are private, but while each patio has its own table and chairs, the space is shared with neighboring rooms. Large bathrooms have half-wall showers and older fixtures. Towels, as well as bars of soap and bottles of shampoo and conditioner are provided. 

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Features

Two outdoor pools with kids’ pools, casual restaurant with free breakfast, and direct access to a lovely beach

While rooms can be underwhelming, Beach Break Resort has the facilities expected of a mid-range property in Jaco. The front pool is set on a concrete deck, where it's surrounded by guest rooms and the restaurant. Patio tables with umbrellas and plastic loungers offer seating. A rectangular kids’ pool is found to the side of the main pool. There’s a second, round pool set toward the back of the property, which includes a thatched-roof swim-up bar. This area also features another small kids’ pool.  

A free breakfast buffet is served at the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Waves Bar & Grill. Guests who opt for the all-inclusive package also receive free lunch, dinner, and drinks. Low wooden ceilings and mismatched furniture give the bar a dark, dated feel. The thatched-roof main dining area is a bit brighter and breezier. 

A small path beyond the restaurant leads to a wide sandy beach. There are a handful of plastic loungers set up -- far too few for the hotel’s size -- and the beach is attractive and uncrowded. There’s a surf school on the beach, with packages that include rooms plus surf lessons. 

Massage services are available for a surcharge on a deck on top of the restaurant. The hotel has 2,000 square feet of event space, and offers wedding packages. Dog-friendly rooms are available, and airport transfers can be arranged for a surcharge. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout, although the connection isn’t strong in all areas of the property. Free self-parking is available in a gated lot. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Cribs

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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