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Here’s the story….

Hello friend! We are Fernando & Laura, the founders of Pumilio. We have 3 kids, 3 in-laws and 1 grandson! Here’s how it all started…

When our kids were much younger, we used to go to our friends house in Pueblo Nuevo, Jacó (where Pumilio is located), and we loved it. We actually loved it so much, that as soon as we could, we bought some land really close to their house, and built our own house.

We started going to our beach house almost every weekend. That home was always bursting young people, and we loved it. We found this was a great way to be around our children and their friends while “controlling them” in a safe and healthy environment, as they were growing up.

The environment was very chill, very peaceful. Some kids used to spend their mornings surfing and their afternoons playing sports. Others, used to just chill around the swimming pool all day while getting tanned. The smell of BBQ was always part of our evenings and at night, our house would turn into a board game extravaganza.

Several years later, we purchased the lot next door with the idea to build a boutique hotel. After all, we loved this place, its magic enchanted us since the beginning and we needed to share this beauty with more people!

Thinking what would be best for a family like ours, we decided to build suites that could comfortably sleep five guests. Each suite would have an outdoor kitchen, as we love cook. And of course, they would have a big window with a balcony, because the view is just breathtaking…

We finally opened on December 2008 and it has been the most beautiful adventure. We love spending time with our guests and meeting people from all over the world! We keep a close eye at every detail and are constantly improving things around the hotel, just like we do at home… Because to us, this is your second home.

We’ve put a lot of thought to everything, specially into the small details regarding service. Of course, we had to learn a lot about the industry, about our guests and their needs, about finding the right staff, etc. But now, we feel like experts! Our staff members go above and beyond to make your vacation the best one and we are incredibly proud and grateful for their love for Pumilio.

Our kids have all grown now, and every day we enjoy our beach house even more. Mornings are still spent by the pool, and afternoons dedicated to cooking. During the evenings we usually watch a movie together and at night, we enjoy a delicious gin and tonic, rum or vodka in our terrace! They help a lot around the hotel and this makes us really happy and proud. Our younger daughter, who is an industrial designer, just renovated the hotel and we love how it turned out. This has turned into a beautiful family project, which is more than we could have ever asked for.

We hope you are able to visit us sometime soon and fall in love with this magic place, just like we did many years ago.

With happiness from our grateful hearts,

The Pumilio Family



Don't take our word for it, check out our hall of fame. Thanks to all our guests who have taken the time to rate us with such kind comments, all of this awards exist because of you!

Some of our awards are: TripAdvisor Hall of Fame 10 years in a row, Certificate of Excellence, Traveler’s Choice & #1 in the area. Expedia Insider’s Select, Expedia VIP, Hotels Superb, Booking, Orbtiz and Travelocity Awards every year.

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