The Backyard Hotel

Costanera, southern end of town, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, 61101, Costa Rica

Surfers are the main clientele in these nice rooms with high ceilings, clay-tile floors, and sliding-glass doors that open onto semiprivate balconies and terraces, most of which have good views of Playa Hermosa. Second-floor rooms have better views, as do the two spacious corner suites that sleep six with large balconies and two bedrooms. Request Room 207 or 208, with high ceilings, plenty of space, and unobstructed views. Creature comforts include minibars, Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and a/c. You can watch the surfers from a nice little pool surrounded by tropical foliage in back. The consistent waves are great for intermediate-to-advanced surfers but if you're looking for a beach where you can swim or splash on the shore, this is not the place for you. Light sleepers might want to stay elsewhere due to the neighboring bar and weekend surf parties.

PROS

  • steps from the surf
  • gated parking
  • friendly staff

CONS

  • noise from bar next door
  • bland breakfast
  • thin sheets and towels
  • pricey food

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
On the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2643–7011

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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