Pros: Wonderful place with a beautiful view and walking trails through a private reserve. Highly recommend.
Pros: We saw more wildlife on the private reserve here that in Monteverde Cloud forest. Very quiet compared to the crowds there. Fantastic views and great food, very affordable and excellent pizzas.
Cons: Wifi intermittent but didn't worry us too much. Paying by cash for everything after a 4 day stay was tricky as we could only withdraw a certain amount of cash from the ATM daily.
Pros: The view was fabulous, room was very comfortable, wood-fire pizza was delicious, the private nature preserve on-site was a huge bonus, Jonah (the owner) was welcoming and staff was friendly and ...
Cons: I'll be nit-picky and say that the pineapple juice was a bit watery - we've been traveling around CR in search of the best pineapple jugo natural. Despite that, I'll definitely stay here ...
Pros: The view was amazing. The kids loved playing in the pond and grassy areas. Hiking around the preserve was fantastic for both grown ups and kids. Highly recommend!
Cons: Breakfast should be served later--until at least 9 or 930.
Pros: Absolutely beautiful! Amazing trails and great staff. The resturaunt also had great and fair priced food
Pros: the VIEW from the ground is amazing! Unfortunately we didn't have the time to explore the trails of the property itself. We saw a longnose bear in the morning. At breakfast you also look over the...
Cons: The location is down a valley and if you don't have a car, you have to walk a INSANELY steep road up to go the the supermarket/other restaurants/busstop. Wifi in the rooms was not that ...
Pros: Hiking trails and night tour were very good
Pros: Loved it was within walking distance of many trails and animals. Clean rooms and great restaurant and friendly hosts. Everything was excellent.
Pros: Great location with a fantastic view on the bay - lovely staff especially the restaurant all very helpful. It's a simple place that is well maintained and offers great value for money.
Pros: This property is in an incredible location, with several kilometres of paths to trek straight behind. It a couple of minutes into the centre of Monteverde and about 10-15 minutes to the Cloud Forest.
Cons: We can accept that there's going to be lots of bugs about, but we found one too many cockroaches roaming about to ever stay again.
Enjoy your visit to Monteverde with a stay at Monteverde Inn. Guests can keep active with onsite hiking/biking trails, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM.
Pros: The rustic feel was so quaint. The staff was friendly and very helpful . The man at the front desk brought my husband and I coffee before the restaurant opened and delivered to our room
Cons: Loved everything
Pros: Extremely nice and accomodating. Very attractive, unique rustic room with beautiful wood. Very clean. Owner/staff very friendly.
Pros: Super friendly staff. Helped us with tours.
Cons: No refridgerator in the room.
Pros: Friendliness and professionalism of owner and staff and super clean hotel with excellent recommendations for eating and site-seeing activities in the Montevedre area.
Pros: good location, friendly staff
Cons: too small, no refrigerator, small breakfast
Pros: Great people (hotel service)!!!You can really feel like a member of the family. It's very comfortable and clean and if you need ANYTHING they can arrange it for you. Thanks a lot!
Cons: This is not a critique, because I was prepared. But if you're going to be traveling to this part of the country, and want to actually reach the hotel, you need an SUV
Pros: The staff was very friendly, the facilities very clean
Cons: The hotel is not located in the best part of Monteverde.
Pros: The location was good to local amenities including restaurants and activities. Decor in the public space was lovely. Breakfast was good with great coffee. Coffee or tea available throughout the day...
Cons: Room has lack of natural light. Lack of comfortable outdoor seating i.e. loungers
A great choice for a stay in Monteverde, Monteverde Rustic Lodge features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle for USD 160 per vehicle. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 7 AM and 9 AM. There's a garden, and rooms offer room service and premium bedding.
Cons: Rooms are dirty, not sound-proof, with terrible mold smell. Food was free but very bad quality. Very crowded and not nice clientele. First night we couldn't sleep as they organizing a noisy party ...
Pros: The food was execellent
Cons: The rudeness and lack of convern from the waiters and waitresses. Very unattentive. Wanted to change a towel made a big deal about it ...it was for my 18 month old son...
Pros: Everything inside the hotel. Staff was great. They make you feel welcome!
Cons: The beach is dirty
Pros: the first day, the night show
Cons: the hotel itself and the registration area - no concierge for premium customer. The registration was done in front of the elevator.
Pros: Food was ok, felt the quality was better 2 years ago when we stayed there
Cons: The beds felt like sleeping on rocks. Pillows are useless
Pros: Staff was friendly. Pool facilities very nice
Cons: Beach was not attractive (brown sand, muddy water) Due to season, not all facilities were available every day - this was not disclosed in booking information.
Pros: The staff was amazing
Cons: The beach and rules with the towels
Pros: Great place, we had a wonderful holiday
Cons: The pools were lots of fun but not for serious swimmers like us.
Pros: The pools
Cons: The rooms and toilets need major upgrading. The toilet showers also doesn't work properly in spite of having them told to be fixed. The buffet food needs a major overhaul. The alcohol also I ...
Pros: The staff are amazing. Super friendly and great with kids.
Cons: The rooms need some TLC: bathrooms don't have towel racks, there is no free wifi in the rooms, the AC unit is really loud, and there is nowhere to dry your bathing suits. The pools need more ...
Pros: Nice setup, beautiful tile, felt tropical
Cons: nothing within walking distance, you have resort amentities or pay a large cab fee had small issues with room but resort made it right
Pros: The staff was always accommodating, extremely professional and prompt. The resort is large, there is a wide variety of things to do. If you have a family, there is a spot for you, if you want to be away from the noise, then there is a kid free area.
Cons: Although clean, our room was outdated. The resort itself is pretty far from everything. If you want to explore the country, and not have to traverse 2.5-3hrs each way, then you're better off on the other side of Costa Rica.
The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Central Pacific – Costa Rica is a modern, all-inclusive resort hotel. This beachfront Costa Rica hotel is perfectly situated on the Central Pacific region, outside the port city of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Lounge by one of several sparkling pools or take a sunset stroll on the volcanic sandy beach after a day tour. For families, the hotel has a children's pool and the Kidz Paradise with several fun activities. The resort offers a variety of land and water sports, beach soccer, tennis, ping-pong, night shows, beach and pool games, arts and crafts, a fitness center, aerobics classes and a midnight lounge with great music and cocktails. Unwind at the oceanfront Heliconia Spa – a private tropical retreat with two double and two single bungalows. Enjoy healing infusions, healthy fruit juices, a revitalizing hydro-massage hot tub and a setting entirely designed for your relaxation. The resort is located 50 minutes west of Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and the capital city of San José, and two hours south of Liberia International Airport (LIR). Enjoy easy access to Costa Rica attractions such as rainforests (Monteverde National Park, Carara Biological Reserve), active volcanoes (Arenal, Poas, Irazu) and great beaches (Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Guanacaste). Discover a range of adventures including canopy, bird watching, rafting, horseback riding, snorkeling and surfing. Enjoy our international buffet for casual dining, or dine at our specialty restaurants. Grab a bite at the Pelicano Snack Bar or the Fruit Bar, or relax with tropical beverages at one of the swim-up bars. Our friendly hotel staff looks forward to welcoming you with our signature warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in. The resort is All-Inclusive – Children aged 4-12 are an additional $51.00 per child per day. All-Inclusive plan covers most meals and drinks, recreational activities, gratuities, and use of land and non-motorized water equipment.
Cons: We were very disappointed by this place (and I am normally very enthusiastic!). 1) first they could find our reservation 2) nontransparent prices: They charged us all kind of additional costs (and...
Pros: Great staff, very kind and willing to provide the best experience.
Cons: the restaurant was not available at my stay
Pros: The pool was very nice and the rooms were really clean. They had pool towels and a good breakfast.
Cons: I arrived and wanted to modify my booking for one adult less. The receptionist, called his boss, fiddled on the computer made another call it was just so complicated for them. As I have made my ...
Hotel Iguana Verde is a great choice for a stay in Orotina. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Tequilla Bar & Grill, which serves seafood and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's also a terrace, and rooms offer furnished patios and flat-screen TVs.
Cons: Definitely not worth the $86 I paid for a standard room. Given the amount of flooding they have during the rainy season, the floors were all warped (not a big deal). The minifridge was rusting, sheets...
Pros: Excellent breakfast every morning. Plátano maduro was great.
Cons: Maybe light in the swimming pool area during night time.
Pros: rooms appear to be newly remodeled
Cons: Bathroom drain was not sloped correctly and water from the shower get all over the bathroom floor
Pros: Breakfast was good
Cons: Very poor value for money: room was very dirty (not even the sheets seemed to have been cleaned in a while, too many stains), mosquitos everywhere (whether alive or killed against the wall/...
Pros: Rooms were big The staff was friendly Nice pool area Breakfast was ok Good WiFi
Cons: We didn't stayed in the big building like on the pictures. The floor was dusty and could use an update (see picture) I expected more for 84$ per night
Pros: The Puerto Azul Resort and Club Nautico was a great place to stay. We had reserved a basic room, but due to an event scheduled we were upgraded to the apartments at no extra charge. Very very nice ...
Cons: wi-fi wasn't working in the room except lobby and rest.
Pros: Evening dinner at restaurant was enjoyable. Staff on desk very friendly and helpful, to extent possible.
Cons: 2 mosquitoes found in room! - In an area of Zika Virus Alert! Big air gap under door leading to outside Floor appeared water damaged with large shrink gaps between laminate pieces. Based on ...
Pros: It was nice being in a setting with mostly tico's from Costa Rica. Many families were there with their children which also added to the friendly feel of the hotel.
Cons: The hotel is nice but the area is not. If you have to come to this area to take the ferry that is one thing but that is about all that the location is worth. We went for a walk at dusk and were ...
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff that make you feel welcome
Cons: Music in the pool is very loud and doesn't help to relax
Pros: Best location in the peninsula,peaceful, cab&local bus service to downtown and cheep. Very friendly staff, kitchen open almost all day. Good bar and swimming pool.
Cons: Wish they had arrangement for coffee and cold drinking water and wifi in the room. Wifi only in the lobby. But front desk lady was nice enough to help us when we needed some thing out of the norms.
Pros: The hotel was overall very nice,especially compared to others near the fishing pier in central Puntarenas where the bus terminal is. Never made it to the peninsula end,or where the ferry takes off from,so I cannot compare to the far west end area hotels.
Cons: The hotel itself was great.BUT the playa close to the hotel was absolutely atrocious,abominable, littered with plastic and junk that had drifted in during high tide. It seems there is no respect for the environment and is not cleaned up by anyone.
With access to onsite sailing, Puerto Azul Hotel & Club Náutico is a great choice for your beach stay in Puntarenas. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in sports massages, body wraps, and mani/pedis. Offering garden views, Arrecife serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A marina and a poolside bar are other highlights, and rooms offer plasma TVs and free WiFi.
Cons: Rooms definitely need updating & Zipline ends to early in the day also WiFi is very sketchy & sevice is extremely minimal. It's just not what we were expecting with a 3star facility ...
Pros: A very relaxing place with beautiful view from the reception / breakfast area over the hills and valley. We stayed here as we wanted to do zip lining over the waterfalls and horse riding with them...
Cons: The rooms could do with a bit of an update but for the price we paid they were still great value! We had to pay for the room and food in colones but for the activities in dollars. This made things ...
Pros: Meals were nice. Breakfast was plentiful and eaten whilst admiring the lovely view
Cons: Room was small & smelly of mould & damp, strangely the bathroom was as big as the bedroom
Pros: Beautiful View. Great on site adventure activities.
Cons: We were upgraded to a room with two bathrooms - but one of the toilets didn't work (so much for an upgrade) the floor creaked and the room was all a bit run down. Also the beds were not that ...
Pros: The view
Cons: Facilities design, comfort, and finishes.
Pros: Everyone and everything was awesome there. I love this place and hope to return one day. The zip lining tour was great. They rearranged my zip lining tour as they saw my jaw was swollen and bruised...
Pros: Hmm. The pool was beautiful.
Cons: Rooms are really really outdated and overpriced. Looks like grandpa´s interior from 1950. The meals were terrible!
Pros: Beautiful place, lots to do, zip lines the best
Pros: Spacious room
Cons: Didn't like the fact that they were missing hand soap, locked the gates at night blocking our car. Just avoid this place unless you are doing their adventure package. Its 2.5 hours from Monteverde
Pros: The views were fantastic. The landscaping was beautiful. The staff was attentive and courteous.
Pros: The device provided by the staff was beyond excellent!
Cons: The water pressure in the shower was unacceptable.
Adventure Park And Hotel Vista Golfo, Puntarenas offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100 per vehicle one way. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out El Tucan, which serves international cuisine. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer balconies and flat-screen TVs.
Pros: The opportunity for horseback riding, zip lining, and other outdoor activities. My desire for scuba diving was fulfilled. I also liked the hotel's commitment to good environmental practices...
Cons: I went in the rainy season. But, then, it wasn't as hot as it might otherwise have been.
Pros: This hotel sucks. Don't recommend at all.
Cons: Dirty, bed was very bad noisy and not what you see in the picture
Pros: Air conditioner worked well. Breakfast was delicious! Attached Seafood restaurant was some of the best food I had in Costa Rica. Swimming pool was fun for the kids.
Cons: Mirror in the bath is very low...I count only see my chest. The hose/controls in the bath were hard to set to correct temp. Parking is a bit strange but the desks will help.
Pros: Great ocean view.
Cons: Very difficult to communicate with only one staff member speaking very little English.
Cons: Hotel located in dirty area unlike the pictures that were shown.
Pros: Good location, very close to the beach and shops, good breakfast options (much better than other hotel I have visited in Costarica)
Cons: Room is vey small, and it is even worse because there were no windows.
Pros: Resturant and casino staff excellent, location
Cons: They have 3pm checkin do not EXPECT KEYS prior to that which created a mess in the lobby at 3pm. At first appearance the room seemed nice, however we had a standaed room there were no hand towels, no ...
Pros: Too expensive for the quality. Beds were uncomfortable; chairs in room were sad. No shower, only a tub. Who will take a bath in a beach hotel.... kind of stupid
Pros: Nice sea view, many restaurants around
Cons: WIFI is not working well in the room, in some room it doesn't work at all
When visiting Puntarenas, Hotel Puntarenas Beach is a great choice to consider. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Don Mario, which serves breakfast. Flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and free wired Internet are offered in all rooms.
Cons: No soap or shampoo in the bathroom. No café for the café machine.
Pros: Location was right on the beach.
Cons: Restaurant was not inviting so we went next door.
Pros: the location
Cons: poor selection for breakfast, poor water preasure in shower, pool doesn't seen very clean.
Pros: No restaurants open in the area past 8:30 -staff did not tell us that. When we came down for supper the restaurant was closed- as was all the other restaurants in the area. Very poor!
Cons: 1st room smelled of mold and was decorated with original bedfrom furniture from about 1950 - including pillows! The staff were very good about giving us a new room that was a lot better. Cleaning ...
Pros: Right across from beach where there were many street food vendors. Restaurant was good. Bartender made some very good cocktails.
Cons: Very bad wifi. Sometimes clean towels hard to get right away but ended up fine. Restaurant made good food but was not open all day, had fixed timings.
Pros: Great bed, great pool, cold beer, great food.
Cons: Restaurant closes too early at 8:45pm
Pros: Nice older motel but very clean.
Cons: The Jacuzzi and waterfall did not work
Pros: The best hotel in Puntarenas.
Pros: Location near the ferry is perfect
Cons: Three stories - no elevator
Pros: convenient location. we stayed here on our way back from playa hermosa to the airport in san jose. included breakfast was great-loads of fresh fruit, eggs, toast. staff was very friendly.
Cons: pool was dirty. shower was pretty dirty and clogged when you took a shower. beds were pretty hard. internet did not work in room.
Enjoy your visit to Puntarenas with a stay at Hotel Alamar. After splashing around at one of the 2 outdoor pools, guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include a children's pool and a snack bar/deli, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and free WiFi.
Cons: This place was advertised as a hotel. It is a hostel. You literally walk in the back of a resturant to the back alley where the rooms are. I was right behind the kitchen and could hear the staff ...
Pros: The room was quite big and clean. The bathroom was simple but also clean.
Cons: No mosquito nets on the window (there's a small garden in the centre of the hotel). We had originally paid for a too. With AC but apparently some kind of error had occurred and we were actually ...
Cons: The hotel seems like a hostel, it is not a 3 star hotel. We got a one bedroom and it was pretty basic with bed, ceiling fan and a bathroom. I could have gotten a hostel with the same features for a ...
Pros: The staff was ok.
Cons: Worst money spent in Nicaragua. Was the most expensive but the room was ugly and so hot. The breakfast seems like was made the day before.
Pros: Staff greeting at the door very friendly, really good and secure environment. Loved fresh fruits and options for breakfast. She offered different options to do around town. She gave us directions on ...
Cons: Perhaps a better sight to advertise the hotel. Not very easy sight to find even by some of the local taxi drivers.
Pros: Clean room and nice staff Near the busstation Near the beach!
Cons: Little bit expensive
Pros: Beachfront location. Near to local amenities.
Cons: Poor communications, both verbal x written .also no English spoken. Contract agreement not met. Smelly drains. Cockroaches, No bbc news. Limited menu. No room/hotel services. No hot water...
Pros: The people.
Cons: The bed.
Pros: The staff was so friendly and helpful, organized a great trip to Isla de la Tortuga for us. Even after checking out we were given a room to have a shower after our trip. Breakfast was really good as ...
Pros: the view from the balcony kitchen always useful lot of activities like canopy, bungee, tours..
Cons: spiders wifii not working properly
Located 0.6 miles from Parque Marino del Pacifico in Puntarenas, Hotel Aldea Casa de los Mariscos features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is provided. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Guests can enjoy various activities in the area, including snorkeling and biking. The hotel also provides bike rental. The nearest airport is Juan Santamaría International Airport, 43 miles from the property.
Cabinas Madeleine offers airport drop-off service (available on request). Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Other highlights include a garden, and apartments offer refrigerators and room service.
When visiting Puntarenas, Villas Palmas del Mar is a great choice to consider. Guests can take a dip in one of 2 outdoor pools, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. A children's pool and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include sofa beds and refrigerators.
Located 2 miles from Parque Marino del Pacifico, Apartamento Elsa 142 offers accommodations in Puntarenas. Free private parking is available on site. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, a microwave and a toaster and there is a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV is featured. Other facilities at Apartamento Elsa 142 include an outdoor pool. The nearest airport is Juan Santamaría International Airport, 40 miles from Apartamento Elsa 142.
Cons: The beach has a lot of garbage in front of the hotel, maybe for the tarcoles river, I Think the hotel can clean a little bit ( at least in front of them). Its so sad when you find a beautiful place ...
Cons: Taxi drove everywhere. Cost me a lot of money. Hotel not in Jaco. Map is wrong. Huge rip off!
Pros: The room were clean and the AC was new, the room has big windows.
Cons: The beach the worst I have ever visited too much contaminated, the mattress was old, by 9:30am the breakfast was reduce to Pinto and natilla. Why they didn´t had enough of everything?
Cons: The infrastructure looks like not maintenance for a while. Room has a strong smell of smoke , Missing one towel, when We asked they provided us one dirty, Beach is the most saddest part, ( Playa ...
Hotel Carara offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100.00 per vehicle one way. Guests can splash around at the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include a children's pool, a terrace, and a garden.