Croc's Resort & Casino Review
Situated on the scenic ocean front at the quiet end of Jaco Beach, you will find the full-service, luxurious Croc’s Resort & Casino. Looking out towards the magnificent views of the ocean and mountains, the casino is just over an hour’s drive from Juan Santamaría International Airport.
Taxis are one of the easiest ways to travel in Costa Rico. The hotel will arrange a private shuttle for its guests at a cost of about $65. You can also take a taxi from the airport to the bus station and travel by bus to the casino or rent a car.
If you are looking for other activities before heading to the casino you may consider sport fishing, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, or simply relaxing by the pool. There is also horseback riding and monkey, toucan and sloth spotting nearby.
Casino at Croc’s Resort
Croc’s Casino is reasonably sized and filled with various slot machines which surround their 28 table games. This makes Croc’s one of the Central Pacific’s most up-to-date casinos. This is a lively place with bright colors and lighting. Of course, being part of a resort, the casino is decorated to give guests an exotic atmosphere giving it plenty of appeal.
All of the tables are Vegas-style and the dealer as well as croupiers there to offer a first-class casino experience. Around the casino there are TV screens either showing the latest sports games on TV or displaying special deals that can be had at the casino.
The resort and casino are so popular that the casino has its very own member’s club open to anyone that wants to join. The Crocs Club member’s desk can be found inside the casino if you want to sign up to take advantage of loyalty points. Special promos on Wednesdays and Sundays on table games and slots help members to double or triple their points, which can be used in Crocs restaurants, stores, restaurants, spa, and you can also use them to book rooms or get a discount.
Lastly and very conveniently, all your drinks are served while you are sat at the tables.
Table Games at Croc’s Casino
There is a generous selection of table games available at Croc’s Casino. These games range from low to high limit bets, and include all the classics like roulette, craps, blackjack and poker variants.
American and European Roulette are both extremely popular at Croc’s Casino. One table has a live dealer spinning the wheel; while there is another electronic table that has a dealer guiding players through each spin, but the roulette wheel is automated.
Another popular game at Croc’s Casino can be found over on the Craps table. This is played mostly by US tourists and creates great atmosphere alongside the roulette.
As for card games, these tables can be a little quieter and more serious. There are both Three Card Poker and Blackjack available.
If you want to play Keno, then there is an electronic Keno machine, which you will find mixed in among the slot machines.
Video Poker and Slots at Croc’s Casino
On the main casino floor there are over 150 different slots. Video slots are the most popular, and you will find that Croc’s Casino stocks the latest and greatest in modern slot themes. They have 9, 10, 15, 20, and 25 pay line slots with 5 reels are the most popular; while, there are also a small selection of classic slots with 3 reels and 1 to 3 pay lines to bet.
Video poker is also featured at this casino. The most popular titles include all the traditional variants such as Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker Deluxe and Double Double Bonus, among others. Right next to the video poker section you can also play virtual Keno, which is something we don’t often see at casinos in Costa Rica.
Hotel and Accommodations at Croc’s Casino & Resort
The hotel offers 152 luxurious guest rooms as well as 18 condos on the premises. All of the rooms have breathtaking views of the ocean, with some of them having balconies.
Each room has has a mini refrigerator in them while the condos come with fully equipped kitchens. There is free high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel. Also, 24-hour room service ensures that you lack nothing during your stay.
Restaurants at Croc’s Casino & Resort
The Resort has 8 on-site restaurants ranging from casual at the poolsides to elegant evening dining. There is a coffee shop and a poolside bar as well as a bar in the Casino. Private balcony dining can be arranged either in rooms with balconies. Adacus specializes in fine dining, offering Mediterranean, fresh seafood and prime cuts of meat, along with a menu of fine wines.
For some of the most authentic Mexican food, head for Los Quates. La Stanza serves traditional Italian pizza and pasta, while Holy Moly has a dance floor and live entertainment.