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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Sueño del Mar

  • Casual Chic


  • Intimate
  • Well appointed
  • Friendly service
  • Great beachfront


  • Tiny pool
  • Lack of privacy in small rooms
  • Pricey

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

The name of this beachfront bed-and-breakfast means "Dream of the Sea," and the front gate opens into a dreamy world of intimate gardens, patios, and hand-painted tiles. The downstairs rooms are a little dark but full of interesting, often amusing folk art, and have Balinese showers that open to the sky. The only drawback is that they are lined up along the main corridor, so there isn’t a lot of privacy. If privacy is paramount, opt for the breezy honeymoon suite upstairs,

a sensuous sultan’s lair with rich red fabrics, rugs, hanging glass lamps, and an ocean view. There are also two large casitas with kitchenettes and loft bedrooms. A lavish, multicourse breakfast is served on the patio next to a tiny garden pool. Nonguests can come for breakfast ($15), by reservation. Or you can take your morning coffee on the beach, with chairs and hammocks amid the trees and driftwood—it's also the perfect spot for sunsets. At low tide a large snorkeling pool forms in the rocks that surround the beach, but the swimming area is a 10-minute walk to the south. No kids under 13.

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Hotel Information


130 m south of Capitán Suizo, veer right for 45 m, then right again for about 90 m to entrance gate, across from back of Cala Luna Hotel, Playa Langosta, 50309, Costa Rica



Hotel Details:

  • 3 rooms, 1 suite, 2 casitas
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014


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Sep 5, 2003

Most Relaxing B&B

We were recently on our honeymoon in April and found the Sueno del Mar to be our favorite spot. We loved the hammocks, pool, ocean breezes and sunsets. Paul was awesome in helping us pick out activities and restuarants, and really made us feel at home. Breakfasts were incredible as was the dinner he cooked on our final evening. The honeymoon suite had fantastic views and we thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor shower. We highly recommend this place and

can't wait to visit again.

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Apr 30, 2003


We have just spent our honeymoon at this wonderful place. Paul and Nancy were fabulous. Paul's cooking was phenomenal. And the atmostphere was romantic and relaxing. We will definitely be back as soon as possible.

By Debbie

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Aug 16, 2002

Don't miss this magical place!

It has been awhile since my stay at Sueno del Mar, but I will forever have great memories of it. I spent several days in the honeymoon suite (not on a honeymoon though) and never grew tired of the amazing ocean view, lush garden, and the sound of surf! The open air shower was a joy. Snorkeling right in front of the place was both easy and fun. Sueno was relaxing and peaceful yet close to town, restaurants, and activities. Just walk along the beach

for a few minutes or the dirt road (monkeys in the trees each day) and you are there. Breakfast each morning was delicious and the staff was incredibly friendly. The reviewer from Canada was correct that the other rooms are on the small side, somewhat rustic, and the water pressure is not the finest in the world. However, these things add to the charm and laid-back nature of this B&B. There was absolutely nothing that I found to be an annoyance or inconvenience. Sueno is not some huge, commercial, modern, cookie-cutter high-rise. It is a tranquil spot of comfort and beauty and I would highly recommend it!

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