We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel El Velero

Certificate of Excellence
#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hotel El Velero
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hotel El Velero
Hotel El Velero
Hotel El Velero
Rate this Hotel

222 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    91
    84
    24
    12
    11
See reviews for
49
79
10
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (222)
  • Mar-May only
    (68)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (47)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (29)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (78)
All months
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This gem on the beach keeps us coming back, and back and back. Our daughter got married at the El Velero on March 15. It was perfect. Our heartfelt thanks to Mike and the extraordinary staff of the El Velero for all that you did. For those of you contemplating a visit to Costa Rica, this place is a must... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great little hotel situated right on the beach. The staff are lovely and super friendly. Rooms are clean and food is delicious. From a traveler who is often sick during her stays, I felt great my entire time at El Velero.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location of the El Velero is perfect. The beach is gorgeous with a a perfect amount of shade available and no crowds. It really feels like a private beach! (And its 20 minutes from the airport.) The staff is phenomenal. They are friendly and accommodating and really make you feel comfortable. The food is also delicious and reasonably priced.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this place during our travels in Costa Rica and loved it. The staff was very friendly and the hotel almost had a B&B feel to it. Mike, the owner was a great host and gave us great advice for the rest of our trip. We had massages right out in front of the hotel on the sand... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can we say about the El Velero? It is paradise! We've been coming for years and recently decided to get married here. We couldn't think of anywhere else in the world we would rather get married that is better than on the beach outside the El Velero. Mike & his staff were incredible (and that word doesn't even begin... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stayed at El Velero for a wedding, and it was great! You are literally steps from a gorgeous beach, the staff are friendly and courteous, and the food is amazing! The hotel rooms themselves could use an upgrade but they are clean and have air conditioning. I'm not sure who goes to Costa Rica to stay in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying at the El Velero annually for the past five years. The staff are incredibly accommodating and service oriented. The hotel is located right on the beach and offers clean, comfortable rooms at a reasonable price. This year the owner made them even more comfortable by upgrading all of the mattresses and pillows. The food is excellent... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fifth time staying at El Velero and it always feels like home. The staff remember us and are always kind and attentive. I had a minor jellyfish sting and even though the waiter had guests he had to take care of, he went out of his way to get me some white vinegar from the kitchen. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matthews, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and friends have stayed at El Velero at least 6 times in the last 8 years..EL Velero is a small private owned hotel with unique stained wood and tile constuction Costa Rican Style. This two story hotel is located on the beach. 50 feet from the high tide mark!!! If you are used to the resort life style... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hartford, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the El Velero Hotel for many years. It is very comfortable and a perfect location on the beach. Sunsets are magnificent. More importantly the staff is friendly, fun and helpful. We have been recommending family and friends to stay as well with never a complaint. Not to forget the food which is awesome as well.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

149 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (130)
Viewed
Dining (27)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (32)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (31)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (19)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question