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.
Pros: We liked everything about our stay. Our only disappointment was that we did not stay longer. The property was perfectly maintained, the food was excellent and the service was fantastic. We would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family. Nice calm quiet beach and a beautiful large pool area. Perfect getaway!
Cons: No complaints. Everything was perfect!
Pros: The grounds were impeccable. The staff was professional, amiable and well groomed. They treated every one like they owned the Casa Conde Del Mar.
At Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel - All Inclusive, you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing. 2 outdoor pools provide plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. Offering a beachfront location, Mare Calmo serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 poolside bars and 4 bars/lounges, and rooms offer minibars and down comforters.
Pros: Friendly staff, clean and nice comfy rooms, huge pools, beautiful secluded beach. Great buffets and Krystal fusion restaurant, and snacks.
Cons: Cheesy entertainment shows. Not much seafood. Don't bother with the steakhouse restaurant.
This El Ocotal resort is on the beach, 3.9 mi (6.2 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).
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.
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.
Bahia Pez Vela Resort offers a private beach and gives you access to onsite kayaking. 2 outdoor pools provide plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in spa services. Offering a beachfront location, Picante Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are offered, and condos have conveniences like kitchens and washers/dryers.
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.
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: Cate and I came here for our first few days of our 15 day Honeymoon in Costa Rica. Everything about Hotel Casa Villa Blanca was perfect for us!! Quaint and beautiful grounds within walking distance to the beach, incredibly helpful and happy Staff (Lis and Gabriel are the Best...felt like friends for Life), delicious and authentic breakfast (fresh fruit, hand blended juices, eggs, rice and beans, and coffee) to get your day off to a perfect start on their covered patio (which is also a magnificent place to have a couple drinks and watch the thunderstorms and rain during Green a season. We are so blessed to have found this place and would love to come back soon. Pura Vida
Pros: The beach was only a few minutes drive/walk away. The staff, especially the front desk guy, was very nice and helpful. Breakfast is pretty good as well.
Hotel Villa Casa Blanca offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 100 per vehicle roundtrip. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Villa Casa Blanca, which serves Spanish cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. All rooms feature LED TVs and room service.
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.
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.
Laura's House B&B is a property located facing Coco Bay in Costa Rica that features an outdoor pool, free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi access is available. The functional rooms include cable TV, air conditioning and towels. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries. Laura’s House B&B is 657 feet from the town’s main street, where restaurants and shops are located. The bed and breakfast also features a garden. Other facilities offered include luggage storage and the friendly staff can help the guests with information about touristic attractions in the area. Tours to visit the volcanoes can be arranged for a fee. Every 30 minutes there is a bus departing from the airport towards Playa Coco’s bus station for a fee. Playa Coco Beach is 329 feet away, and the bus station is 1,641 feet from the house. Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive away.
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
Villas Hermosa Heights puts you within a 10-minute drive of Hermosa Bay Beach and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 25000 per vehicle. 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 children's pool and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer conveniences like kitchens and washers/dryers.
Putting you within a 10-minute drive of Hermosa Bay Beach, Villas Playa Hermosa features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 65.00 per vehicle. Guests indulge in spa services, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. 3 outdoor pools and a bar/lounge are offered, and apartments have conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators.