The Backyard Hotel in Playa Hermosa de Jaco Costa Rica is right on one of the most well-known surfing and sunbathing beaches in Costa Rica.
The construction of this cozy 10 room hotel was designed with the views and sounds of the surf in mind. If you are looking for somewhere different to spend your vacation, we invite you to experience Costa Rica at the Backyard Hotel on Hermosa Beach, Costa Rica.

Playa Hermosa literally means "Beautiful Beach" in Spanish. The location of this seaside hamlet is unique as it offers access to the fantastic night life, shopping, restaurants, discotheques, bars, night clubs, surf spots, beaches and outdoor activities of Jaco Beach; yet is far enough away to allow for peaceful nights without the hustle and sounds of Jaco Beach.

The Backyard Hotel features:

  • Ocean-front rooms and suites
  • Swimming pool (right on the beach)
  • Air conditioned rooms and suite2
  • Hot water showers and baths
  • Suites with balconies
  • Large rooms (not found in other local hotels)
  • Quality double beds and fixtures
  • Secure gated parking
  • 24 hour vigilance

The Jaco Beach area offers:

  • Awesome, consistent, world-class surfing
  • Three local casinos
  • World-class 18 hole golf course
  • Three large discotheques and great night life
  • Gourmet restaurants and friendly bars
  • Outdoor activities including 2 canopy tours
  • World-class Sportfishing or day sailing
  • Surf camp and classes for all levels
  • Horse or hiking tours on the beach and rainforest
The Rooms
The sounds of the surf crashing on the beach in front of your ocean-front suite will provide a relaxing and memorable vacation. Take a walk and experience the tidepools or see the turtles nesting on the beach. Grab your surfboard or boogieboard (locally available) and jump in the surf without driving anywhere.
We are located close to some of the greatest surf breaks in Costa Rica including Boca Tulin, Esterillos, Playa Escondido, Playa Roca Loca, and many other world-class surf sites.
Our rooms and suites are all ocean front, ocean view, right on the beach!
We have quality fixtures and beds, high ceilings, air conditioning, hot water, and an experience of the ocean unsurpassed in any hotel in the area. So, if you are looking for quality accommodations right on one of the most active surfing and sunbathing beaches in Costa Rica, contact us and we'll help make your Costa Rica dream vacation a reality.

The Backyard name comes from the initial location adjacent to the hotel. The Backyard Bar is a locally-famous restaurant/bar that features some of the best food and action in town. Here you can find everything from sandwiches, BBQ chicken and steaks, burgers, authentic NY pizza, and a very festive atmosphere. Also, don't miss every Wednesday and Friday the ladies nights!!

Costa Rica Surfing is known throughout the world as a premier location for consistent waves year round, good people and awesome parties. We are located in front of one of the best peaks in the area and are a few minutes from Boca Tulin, Roca Loca, Playa Escondida, Jaco and many other famous breaks. You won't need to drive to surf, just grab your board and paddle out! Catch the break right out front. No driving or hassle required

Room Rates


Master Suite Add Person
Until Aug 31 / 2013 $120.00 $200.00 $15.00
Sept 1 - Dec 15 / 2013 $99.00 $175.00 $15.00

Breakfast included
Standard rates based on double occupancy, max 4 pax.
Suite rates based on triple occupancy, max 6 pax.
Children under 12 free if sharing room with their parents - Extra bed $10

All rates plus tax 13.00%

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