Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa

End of 1st entrance to Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, 50503, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

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 (from $20) that focuses on fresh fish and seafood, and beef tenderloin raised on the owner's ranch. There's also a breezy upstairs bar lounge.


  • superb garden and beachfront location
  • all-inclusive meal plan available
  • beautiful restaurant
  • all rooms have terraces
  • beautiful restaurant
  • all rooms have terraces


  • some rooms near the pool are dark
  • mosquitoes
  • expensive for the area




Phones: -2672–0046


33 units
Rate Includes: No meals

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