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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Hotel Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar

  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Superb garden
  • Rare beachfront location
  • Beautiful restaurant
  • All rooms have terraces

Cons

  • Some rooms near the pool are dark
  • Food doesn't match up to restaurant decor
  • Expensive for the area

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

This beachfront hotel on the southern end of Playa Hermosa features luxurious rooms and suites on a beautiful, spacious property shaded by century-old, vine-draped trees. The most popular activity here is lounging on the beach, but floating in the blue-tile pool surrounded by lush landscaping is a close second. You can also rent kayaks for paddling in the sea. Flashes of sunlit ocean, just a few barefoot steps away, periodically penetrate the cool greenery, and now and then an iguana, bird, or monkey rustles the foliage above. Garden-view suites in two-story buildings are mostly wood and glass with sitting rooms and balconies or terraces. Ocean-view deluxe suites are the most sought after, with Jacuzzis, plasma TVs, and sofa beds. Teak and marble feature prominently in the upscale decor and all the rooms have refrigerators. A huge penthouse suite above the restaurant is over-the-top luxurious. The vast, open-air Niromi Restaurant is practically on the beach, with an ambitious, modern menu ($16) that focuses on fresh fish and seafood, and beef tenderloin raised on the owner's own ranch. There's also a breezy upstairs bar lounge.

Hotel Information

Address:

End of 1st entrance to Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, 50503, Costa Rica

Phone:

/2672–0046

Hotel Details:

  • 20 junior suites, 12 deluxe suites, 1 penthouse suite
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 04/14/2014

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