Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Las Brisas
West end of Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica
Right on the beach, this white, three-story building with Greek columns is centered around a pool deck that features stunning sunset views over the Nicoya Peninsula. The color scheme is white and blue, a nod to the owner’s Greek heritage. Modern rooms have contemporary tiled bathrooms, quiet air-conditioning, firm mattresses, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, small fridges, and free Wi-Fi. Superior rooms have balconies with views of the gulf, and a few of them also have Jacuzzis. Standard rooms on the third floor cost a little bit more, but they are worth it for the sea view. The best view is from No. 35, with a corner picture window. The restaurant menu ($$–$$$) features Greek-influenced seafood and meat, and some Mexican dishes. Breakfast (included) is buffet style and excellent. Family rooms accommodate up to six people, so it can be noisy, especially around the pool during local vacation times. If you’re not traveling with kids, you may want to avoid poolside rooms. Service is friendly and attentive.
- unbeatable gulf views
- good restaurant
- very close to ferry dock
- can be noisy when families gather around the pool
Rate Includes: Free breakfast