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Brovilla Resort Hotel

El Rayo, Ostional 89120, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gaithersburg, MD
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience at the Brovilla Resort. It was the best of both worlds, feeling like we were renting our own private house, while also having access to a beautiful restaurant and pool and staff that truly made us feel welcome and like they were sharing their home and their favorite spot in the world with us. I... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for this thoughtful, thorough review. You have shared so much useful information with future travelers. We absolutely loved having you guys here, and we are so happy you enjoyed your time at Brovilla. This place is indeed one of our favorite spots in the world, and our constant hope is to be able to share... More

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We just got back from an awesome one week stay at Brovilla, renting the El Mono villa. After spending our first several days in Guiones, Brovilla was a welcome change of pace. Really quiet and peaceful. Sasha and her whole staff were super accommodating and friendly, making us feel like we were right at home. We often cooked at the... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome and thoughtful review!! It was our pleasure to have you share Brovilla with us! We are definitely a change of pace from Guiones. I'm glad you got to enjoy the peace, tranquility and surrounding wilderness to its fullest potential. We are always happy to accommodate guest needs, whether it be an off-menu vegetarian... More

Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We rented two villas at Brovilla Resort. Lots of space, big kitchen equipped with plates, pots and pans for cooking. We bought our food in Santa Cruz on the way there. Not close to the beach, but a short drive. The pool was a little strange design and as it was off season, the restaurant was closed. But we went... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Paul. We are indeed out of the way, and that's what makes Brovilla so special. You get to truly enjoy the wilderness of the Guanacaste coast. This year, our restaurant will be open longer into the green season, so more guests will be able to eat here. Of course, we will continue to offer... More

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a lovely time at Brovilla! Our villa was very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped, so we often cooked at home! We actually spent a lot of time in the villa. This particular villa (El Mono) was very well located within the resort. We were only about 50 meters from the restaurant and pool but... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being such a wonderful family, for the great conversations, for the awesome review. Hope to see you soon! More

Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Brovilla Resort Hotel was one of our favorite places we stayed while in Costa Rica. A small family owned place, the service was excellent, with questions answers, great information to give, and enough space to find a quiet place to lounge and take in the beautiful view. The breakfast was included and incredible. Fresh fruit, eggs, toast, and amazing coffee.... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, it was our pleasure to have you at Brovilla! We like to offer guests a delicious way to start the day, so breakfast will always be fresh and hearty. We would love to eventually keep the bar open a bit later, but for now we stick with the early-to-bed, early-to-rise schedule of the jungle. It's wonderful... More

Rye, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I stopped for a little refreshment after exploring San Juanillo beach and before returning to Nosara. Driving up the long entrance reminded my husband of a James Bond film - for some reason. I wish this location was closer to where we were staying because we could have spent a nice evening lounging in the very comfortable... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review after your short visit, we really appreciate it! Our margaritas are made from fresh and homemade ingredients, plus a little tequila love, mixed or shaken into a delicious and refreshing glass of happiness. More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Brovilla was a wonderful place to spend a few days while I was in Costa Rica. This is a small family-run resort that represents a one of a kind experience. Sasha and the small resort staff are very knowledgable regarding the area and the in's and out's. I felt immediately comfortable that they were English speaking and were waiting for... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review, we couldn't have said it better ourselves! Brovilla is definitely not for everyone, but adventurous, independent travelers looking for a remote and peaceful getaway will be more than happy here. We believe it's important to provide guests with delicious, homemade food, so thank you for your compliments on the restaurant. And we will always... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We stayed at Brovilla Resort Hotel at the end of January 2014, 4 adults and a our 3y-daugther. It was a lovely long weekend, off the beaten track. The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is paradise, there are so many lovely and quiet beaches. Brovilla Resort is situated on the hills of Ostional beach, on a very nice property, beautiful... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. We loved having your family here and would have you back in an instant! More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

After two weeks with the crowds in Tamarindo, we found the quiet, ocean view hotel at Brovilla Resort Hotel to be exactly what we needed. Our hosts were extremely helpful with tips about local activities, shared our enthusiasm for exploring the amazing local beaches and activities, taught us how to play Texas hold 'em, and managed to give us privacy... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your wonderful words! We love when our guests feel like family because we try to make everyone feel at home at Brovilla. We think the remote natural environment of Brovilla is one if its greatest strengths, so we're glad you were able to enjoy all of these natural moments. Please come back whenever you... More

Kansas City
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We spent a week at Brovilla and loved it. We bought a ton of groceries, cooked every night, lounged by he pool, went deep sea fishing, zip lining, saw a giant leatherback turtle laying eggs on the beach, had wonderful ginger beer and rum, ate pizza cooked from a wood fired oven and saw some of the most beautiful beaches.... More

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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Mel! It was our pleasure to host you, and we're happy you got to experience so much of this special part of Costa Rica. We love to create new dishes and recipes in the kitchen, and it's rewarding to be able to share with food-loving guests. Take care, and thanks again! More

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Address: El Rayo, Ostional 89120, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Ostional
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brovilla Resort Hotel is a peaceful getaway nestled into twenty five acres of coastal jungle overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Our restaurant is open seasonally to the general public as well as all resort guests. We are located between the small towns of San Juanillo (to the north) and Ostional (to the south), about 30 minutes north of Nosara and Guiones Beach, about two hours south of Liberia International Airport, and about five hours from San Jose. Much of the land in this area is protected by the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, so we are surrounded by native flora and fauna and pristine, undeveloped jungle and beaches. Ostional beach, one of the most important sea turtle nesting sites in the world and an excellent surf spot, is just minutes down the road. We have six villas for rent that accommodate 4-6 people. Villas have air conditioning, hot water, private bathrooms and private terraces with brilliant ocean and jungle views. Some also have cable TV. Fully equipped kitchens are available at an extra cost. All guests have access to our beautiful ocean-view pool and hours of beautiful maintained hiking trails. Wireless internet is available in the restaurant and pool area. Brovilla Resort Hotel is a perfect home base for adventurous travelers seeking to enjoy the tranquility, nature, culture and adventure of this beautiful part of Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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