Fodor's Expert Review Bahía del Sol

South end of Potrero Beach, Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

Snagging the best spot on the beach, Bahía del Sol has a gorgeous beachfront pool and comfortable rooms built around a garden of tropical shrubs and towering trees. Spacious rooms with contemporary furnishings and fabrics open onto a portico with chairs, hammocks, and views of the garden, which has botanical labels to help you identify plants. Deluxe suites also have a back patio with a Jacuzzi hemmed by greenery; the King Sun suite is the only one with a bay view. Spacious one- and two-bedroom suites also have large kitchens and comfortable living rooms, great for families. At the restaurant, smartly uniformed waiters serve jumbo shrimp, lobster, fresh fish, and various meat dishes prepared in an eclectic mix of culinary styles. Seating is under a massive thatch roof or at several shaded tables on the immaculate lawn overlooking the ocean. There's also a full spa, free yoga, and theme nights with live music on the beach. The service and commitment to the environment match the unbeatable surroundings, earning the hotel five leaves in the national sustainability program. Staff are also active in the local community, promoting recycling and beach clean-ups, and teaching English to local children.


  • on the beach
  • lovely grounds
  • excellent restaurant
  • friendly
  • first-rate service
  • friendly, first-rate service


  • front terraces are not very private
  • hotel closed during October
  • some rooms need updates


Family, Green, Service, Views


Phones: -2654–4671


28 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Oct., Free Breakfast

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