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About Jaco Hotel

Rick Culleton and Hotel Jaco

I am from Austin, Texas. I have some businesses there, including a used computer store called Discount Electronics and a real estate company named First Austin Property. I recently published a book, Messed Up Like You, that I hope will help others suffering from Adult ADHD and Anxiety

The hotel and I have an interesting past that intersected in March of 2021. Hotel Jaco had been Canciones del Mar for the first 30 years of its life. The property was feeling a little neglected and run down.


I previously owned one small hotel (hotel Zocalo) and a handful of luxury vacation rental homes and was feeling extra energetic after being cooped up for COVID. So I bought Canciones del Mar, having no idea what I was getting into. But when I finished renovations and drained my bank account, I fell in love with this place. 

So I built myself an apartment on top and moved in. I don’t live here full time but usually manage to get here for ten days out of the month. My name is Rick Culleton. You can find me at the bar for happy hour, in the gym in the mornings, or in the lobby. I enjoy interacting with our guests. They have proven to be fascinating people.


I hope Hotel Jaco makes you feel at home in this paradise on the Pacific and that you enjoy your time here as much as I do. - Rick Culleton 

Hotel Jaco Features and Amenities


The Location

  • On The Beach

  • Lounge Chairs & Picnic Tables

  • Private Patio/Balcony

  • Outdoor Shower

  • Pool with Cabanas



  • Housekeeping

  • Bilingual Staff

  • Laundry Service

  • Tours & Transportation

  • Concierge



  • In house tour desk

  • Happy hour

  • Surf Lessons

  • Library

  • Rogue (TM) Gym


Safety And Security

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Security Cameras

  • 24-hour security

  • Safes in Every Room

  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors



  • Free Fast Wi-Fi

  • Air conditioning

  • Facilities for disabled guests

  • Non-smoking rooms

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