We stayed at the Hotel El Velero for 2 nights. Towards the end of our 10-day trip to Costa Rica, my husband and I decided to return to the coast for a our last few nights of vacation. We did not have any reservations. We picked Playa Hermosa just by looking at a map and randomly choosing. Now that we’ve seen Playa Panama (the beach just north of Playa Hermosa) and Playa Del Coco (the beach just south of Playa Hermosa), Playa Hermosa was the right choice. The beach is great for swimming and playing in the waves. We drove around town for a few minutes looking at the various hotels and rentals. We choose the Hotel El Velero because: they had availability, they were directly on the beach, they had a fairly secure parking lot, and they accepted credit cards. The cost per night (including taxes) based on double occupancy was $90. That price was higher than we would have liked, but we choose to stay there anyway. Most of our other accommodations in CR were in the $50 - $75 range. The style and decor was fresh and enjoyable. Our room was spacious and averagely clean. We were disappointed to find that we couldn’t open the windows. We had to use the air conditioner to cool the room. The bed was slightly lumpy, but we slept well in it both nights. I have to be honest, there was a dead cockroach in the corner of our room. I didn’t mind too much as we saw a few cockroaches in the cloud forest earlier that week. The bar and restaurant at the hotel was very convenient and we ate breakfast there both mornings and got drinks during the afternoons while we hung out on the beach. The view is beautiful. The staff at the bar/restaurant were pleasant and accommodating. We never used the pool since the ocean was right there. I would recommend this hotel. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but overall a nice stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel El Velero, a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel just paces from the Pacific blue waters of Costa Rica's pristine Playa Hermosa. Hear the waves crash and breathe the clean, salty air as you relax in our seaside tropical gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Velero Hotel
- El Velero Playa Hermosa
- Hotel El Velero Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica - Guanacaste