Pros: thick lush beach towels, room cleanliness, room design, animal bridges, energy saving methods, staff, restaurant, beach front, lights at night, lush landscaping, service. The room is gorgeous and well taken care of, balcony, suites with living rooms. Honestly EVERYTHING was amazing....everything single detail
I think this might be one of the top two places I've ever stayed. Example: We ordered room service. A guy came to the door with hot food, came in and upcapped the pop and set it up as if you were in restaurant plus brought bonus extra coffee for morning. This might be the most amazing customer service I have ever witness. I seriously could not believe it!
Cons: Can't think of anything at all.
Pros: The place is beatiful and nice
Cons: There were many people using the pool who were not guests of the hotel, which caused me a bit of mistrust and insecurity.
Pros: Very clean and upgraded rooms, very quiet and peaceful. This is a great place for a tranquil stay.
Pros: Nice simple, elegant design. I liked our room with a balcony designed around a tree, and the room was very convenient. We had monkeys nearly every day all around us in the mornings and evenings and it was relatively quiet. Very relaxing and comfortable. Staff was very very nice. Great value for money, would come back if ever returning to north Guanacaste.
Cons: Housekeeping was very late nearly each day, around 4pm. A bit later than would have liked. The hotel needs just a few simple touches to really amp it up - a simple potted cacti or flower on restaurant tables as well as a votive candle would significantly enhance the dining experience. Dinner quality was relatively poor, but breakfast was pretty good at a great value. After the first night we never ate in restaurant for lunch/dinner. Skimpy on coffee bags in room, had to ask for more.
Hotel Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa is a great choice for your beach stay in Playa Hermosa, putting you near activities like surfing/boogie boarding, water skiing, and kayaking. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. Offering a beachfront location, Niromi serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a spa tub are other highlights, and rooms at this boutique hotel offer 24-hour room service and LCD TVs.
Hotel Sugar Beach offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 40.000 per vehicle one way. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Nice touches like premium bedding and rainfall showerheads are offered up in all rooms, along with balconies or patios and LED TVs.
The beachfront Hotel el Velero boasts an outdoor pool and a private beach where you can choose to swim, lounge or relax. Free WiFi access is available at the Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica hotel in addition to an on-site restaurant that has a nightly happy hour and fresh seafood. All rooms feature Cable TV and a seating area as well as air conditioning and a fan, featuring a private bath with shower and a hair dryer. A Safety Deposit box is available in each room at no extra charge. The restaurant features fresh seafood, local and American breakfasts, and BBQ 2 nights a week, open from 6:30 in the morning until 21:30. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site, including fishing, snorkelling, and diving. A tour desk, currency exchange, and sun terrace are provided at the Velero Hotel as well as free parking. Cueva Murcielagos Wildlife Reserve is 6.8 miles from the hotel, and Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve is 7 miles away. Cocal Beach is 6 minutes' drive away, and Santa Teresa Beach is 12 minutes' drive from the property.
Set amidst a tropical garden and offering an outdoor pool and an à la carte restaurant, Villa del Sueño is located in quiet Playa Hermosa beach in Papagayo Gulf. Free WiFi access is available. The rustic-style rooms here will provide you with air conditioning and wooden furniture. Featuring a shower, the private bathrooms also come with free toiletries. You can enjoy the pool views from all the rooms. The on-site restaurant is gourmet style and is specialized in local dishes and international cuisine. The property also has a bar. Guests will be able to find other restaurant options within 1,641 feet. Villa del Sueño guests will find other facilities like a tour desk and luggage storage. The property offers free parking. Playa Hermosa Beach is only 493 feet away and Playa del Coco Beach is 3.1 miles away. Some tours that can be arranged are to go sailing and snorkelling, horseback riding or canopy. Daniel Oduber Quirós International airport can be reached in a 30-minute drive.
Pros: We've stayed at BDS many times while building our house nearby. The hotel is great. The rooms are spacious, the grounds are welcoming and tropical, the restaurant is great and most of all the staff is friendly and so helpful. My personal favorites are traditional Costa Rican breakfast and watching the sunset from the beach while sipping a cocktail.
Make BDS a stop on your CR travel plans.
Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Potrero, putting you near activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/boogie boarding. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Offering ocean views, Bahia Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A marina and a poolside bar are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and minibars.
Hotel Mangaby offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Hermosa Bay Beach. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a spa tub, a children's pool, and a terrace.
Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Hotel Chantel. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out The Lookout, which serves seafood. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and free WiFi.
At Condovac la Costa, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach massages, volleyball, and beachside drinks, plus you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Hermosa Bay Beach. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, and aromatherapy. Vista Dorada, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 bars/lounges, a nightclub, and in-room conveniences like kitchens and sofa beds.
The Occidental Papagayo – Adults Only hotel (belonging to the Barceló Hotel Group and formerly the Occidental Grand Papagayo) is a fantastic adults-only experience in the Gulf of Papagayo: the wildest nature is in harmony with the most luxurious facilities and services on the stunning west coast of Costa Rica.
Since the beginning of the century, the Gulf of Papagayo has been considered the jewel of the Pacific and this resort has blended in perfectly with the lush, natural surroundings. Guests can enjoy both the comfort of the All Inclusive program and the exotic fauna in the vicinity.
Toro Blanco Resort offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 90.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling are nearby. A children's pool and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves.
Villa Buena Onda puts you within a 15-minute drive of Hermosa Bay Beach and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 47170 per vehicle. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body scrubs, or facials, and grab a bite to eat at Poro Poro, which serves fusion cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer balconies or patios and LED TVs.
Pros: Food was very good and plentiful. We were traveling with a picky eater and had no issues. No reservations required at the theme restaurants. Internet was strong throughout the resort, and you can have 2 devices connected at a time for free. Easy $25 shuttle to Tamarindo or $15 to Playa Coco. Diamante adventure park is right next door.
Cons: Bed was harder than expected. Long waits for Italian restaurant every night. Sports bar had no seating anf was just a big open room. No room service options at night. Pool bar closed at 6pm.
Pros: We liked Riu, the staff was great and the facilities were good
Cons: We were however, disappointed in the quality of the food and the evening shows were second rate
Pros: The pool and drinks are good. The beach is nice but not close to as nice as other beaches nearby.
Cons: Most of the food is buffet only and extremely greasy. Even the non-buffet food is pre-prepared and not very good. They will not accommodate vegetarians. The beach is extremely rocky. Water activities are outsourced to another company, and doing anything requires reservations in advance and a walk away from the beach. Overall this is not a good value or experience as compared to staying in a non-all-inclusive somewhere else in Costa Rica with a better beach and eating out.
Cons: Water sports staff was not very helpful and we missed out on activities due to this.
Pros: Breakfast and Lunch buffet offers a great variety and quality is good.
A la carte restaurant was nice and service was good.
Beautiful and well kept gardens.
Cons: You have to book 24 hours in advanced for the special restaurants and for water activities (like using a kayak!) which is closed by 3pm.
The pool area is loud and not very clean as MANY people seems to spend the whole time at the pool bar.
Shows and night activities are poor.
This El Ocotal resort is on the beach, 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from The Congo Trail Canopy Tour, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Flamingo Beach and Penca Beach. Coco Beach and Papagayo Golf and Country Club are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Pros: Great and friendly staff. They were very helpful in answering general questions I had about travelling around Costa Rica even before I arrived and assisted in booking a car rental.
Cons: It's a little bit of a further walk from the main street but the benefit is you're away from the noise
At Hotel Villa Del Sol, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Hermosa Bay Beach. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and full breakfast is available daily. Other features include a terrace and a garden.
Pros: Very nice hotel, good price, very close to the beach.
Hotel & Villas Huetares offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Hermosa Bay Beach. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A spa tub and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer balconies and LCD TVs.
Pros: This is a house like hotel, very simple but nice environment. Personel very kind.
Cons: No air conditioner
Pros: The hotel was very cozy. The rooms are very spacious. The kitchen is open for anyone to use and comes well equipped. The complimentary breakfast is good as well as the small and large breakfasts for 4 and 6 dollars, respectively. They ran out of rice and beans one day and made everything on the house for us. The rooms and clean and cozy. There is plenty of room and hammocks and chairs to lounge around. The hotel is as close to the ocean as legally possible in Costa Rica. There are plenty of shops, grocery stores, and other necessities nearby in walking distance. The staff is amazing. They help give you ideas of things to do like the nearby Monkey Farm and sunset cruises and will help set everything up for you. They will even drive you to the airport for a very reasonable fee.
Cons: Air Conditioning would be a great improvement. They do not advertise air conditioning so the buyer is fully aware upon booking. They do have multiple swivel fans in the rooms that help to cool and ventilate. The hotel seems green friendly which may be the reason for not having air conditioning. Many travelers would abuse the air conditioning, use it all day long (not just at night) and would cause the hotel rates to rise due to the electricity bill. But do not let the lack of A/C dissuade you from staying at this great hotel.
Hotel M&M Beach House is located in Coco Bay, only 30 minutes’ drive from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. It has free WiFi access available, along with bicycle rentals and a library. Each functional room will provide you with cable TV and a private bathroom. Extras include a fan. Guest at Hotel M&M Beach House will be only 5 minutes’ walk from restaurants serving fresh seafood and typical dishes of the region, like Papagayo Seafood. The town centre is 493 feet away. At Hotel M&M Beach House you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage, an ironing service and a laundry. The property offers free parking.
At Villas Sol Hotel And Beach Resort, you can spend time at the beach relaxing in a sun lounger, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Hermosa Bay Beach. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, and body wraps. The Bay Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A rooftop terrace and a free kid's club are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and rainfall showerheads.
At Hotel Colono Beach, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Hermosa Bay Beach. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include a children's pool, a terrace, and a garden.
Surrounded by tropical forest, Hotel Isolina Beach is within a 5 minute walk of Potrero Beach. It has an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a terrace for sunbathing. The air-conditioned rooms all have a private bathroom, cable TV, fan and a safe. They have ceramic floors and a desk. Hotel Isolina Beach is in beautiful gardens, and has a free Wi-Fi area. There is an on-site restaurant, and breakfast is served daily. There are also vending machines. The sea at Potrero is popular with bathers. Guests wishing to explore the surrounding area can also rent bicycles.
Cons: Noisey room next to lobby,left for 3 hrs due to smoke and soot from fire on hill behind hotel that was taken care of at 10 pm after burning all day.$xxx and still had to get my own drinks. U have to also pay extra if you want Wi-Fi. Food OK not great
Villas Sol Hotel and Beach Resort All Inclusive is located in Playa hermosa, Guanacaste; The Hotel is nestled on the hill with breathtaking views of Pacific Ocean.Villas Sol Hotel offers 54 rooms and 106 fully equipped villas with breathtaking views, spacious surroundings and the best service, spiced by the unique Guanacaste flavour Services and activities planned to make the best of your Costa Rican holiday. Only 25 minutes drive from Liberias International Airport, and four hours from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO)This is All Inclusive four star resort boasts 106 fully equipped villas, many with a panoramic view of the azure blue waters of the Gulf of Papagayo.Non Smoking Hotel:Hotel Amenities with an Adittional Extra Fee:*Wireless Internet*Tennis Court*Room Service
Pros: Great location (very close to beach and main road), AC in room, free and delicious breakfast, friendly staff (we left behind some shoes and they emailed to let us know)
Cons: Water pressure in shower was very low
Hotel M&M Garden House is centrally located in the beach town of Playas del Coco, only 329 feet from the beach, and just 985 feet from the main street and heart of Coco town center. It offers lush tropical gardens and a large swimming pool. The hotel has two different buildings, one for private rooms and another one for the hostel. Every room is air conditioned and offers free WiFi. All private rooms come with an en-suite small bathroom without hot water. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a 24-hour front desk and free private parking on-site. Activities such as paddle boarding, sea kayaking, snorkeling, diving, fishing, sailboat excursions, or taking a boat trip to surf the legendary breaks at Witches Rock or Ollie's Point can be arranged at front desk. Hotel M&M Garden House is a 30-minute drive from Liberia International Airport.
At Villaggio Flor De Pacifico, you can hit the beach to get a beach massage or relax in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving and snorkeling are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. Marco Polo serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor tennis court and a spa tub are offered, and rooms get the details right with espresso makers and down comforters.