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Hotel El Velero

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#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, bright room was awesome AC! Friendly staff. Pool was small but location is right on beach! There's lounge chairs & lots of shade from trees or can lay in sun. Happy hour at bar on site! Beach is beautiful & water is warm with gentle waves. A playground close by on beach. Monkeys in the trees. Would definitely go... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, bright, airy rooms with A/C. Two stories, no elevator. Decorated in Tico style. Friendly staff with good English. Nice, small pool. RIGHT ON THE BEACH. Adequate restaurant; tipica flavors with focus on North American palates. Good bar. Out door and canopied seating. Relaxing. Beach is frequented by locals as much as tourists. Warm, friendly environment. Good restaurants nearby. Will... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is friendly, but it is run down. I don't see how they can justify this. They room we stayed in hasn't been lived in for days if not weeks. Madly smell engulfed the senses. Toilet broke down on the first use Location right by the beach get is nice though

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed going to Playa Hermosa the past few years and staying at El Velero was a perfect choice of hotel. I really enjoyed the staff and the clean spacious rooms. We had a room for 4 with two double beds. The room was large, the AC was good, the windows look out over trees that the howler monkeys... More 

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Stacy, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the restaurant - bill was 14,500 colones... the exchange rate is 534.77 for one US Dollar and this rate has not fluctuated much in years. El Velero... charged our credit card a 500:1... this is an average over payment of $2.00 for every $30.00 US Dollar spent going to the house! Chicken stir fry was excellent! However,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there for a night on our way to south Nicoya peninsula. We loved it -it is an old colonial style building turned into a hotel. The place has lot of charm. We loved the fact that you can have dinner and breakfast right on the beach. The value for $$ is hard to beat - definitely not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time at Hotel El Velero on Playa Hermosa. From the moment we arrived in the parking area we felt as if we came home. This hotel sits directly on one of the best volcanic sand beaches in a very non-commercial / non-touristy area. El Velero is one of the more experienced hotels with some nice architectural... More 

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Liberia, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Costa Rica and have been to the restaurant in this hotel many times as it is a common meeting place for Canadians and Americans who spend the winter in Playa Hermosa. The drinks and food are expensive and nothing special and the service is slow at the best of times, but last night when my friend and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to watch the sunset on the beach bar or on their sunset cruise sailboat. The bar has happy hour from 4:00-6:00and they have bbq's on Wed and Saturday nights. Staff is very friendly and congenial.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here for three nights in December before driving to the east coast (Puerto Viejo near Limon) and finishing out our vacation there. It was my sixth visit to Costa Rica (my second to Gulf of Papagayo area). The last time I was here, I stayed at a place called Vista Bahia Beach Resort (just north... More 

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