Fodor's Expert Review Surf Inn

Costanera, next to Backyard Hotel, 200 m south of soccer field, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, 61101, Costa Rica

Right in front of Hermosa's beach break, a mural of tall palms and peeling waves marks the entrance to this well-priced inn, which offers small apartments and studios. Units have mismatched bedding and lack character but come with TVs, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, granite kitchens, and enough space for two, four, or six guests. Downstairs studios are more affordable but are devoid of natural light and ocean views. For more space, opt for the two-bedroom apartment with a balcony and large windows facing the Pacific. A lawn separates the hotel from the sand, but you're still close enough to watch the surfers from the patio. The tiny pool is a cleansing break from the salt and sand, and there’s a rooftop yoga studio that connects to an open-air kitchen. Customized surf and yoga packages include lessons, meals, and airport transportation.

PROS

  • surfers’ paradise
  • decent rates
  • kitchens in rooms
  • almost half price in low season
  • almost half-price in low season

CONS

  • noise from neighboring bar
  • studios are dark
  • no meals
  • two-night minimum stay on weekends and holidays
  • two-night minimum stay on weekends and holidays

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Casual
Beachfront
Basic
$$

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HOTEL DETAILS

6 units
Rate Includes: No meals

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