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Hotel El Velero

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#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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  • 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband Dave and I just returned from an amazing week in Costa Rica. We stayed at the El Velero and we are so happy that we did. It is not a fancy hotel, but it is clean, well managed, comfortable and RIGHT ON THE BEACH. Truthfully, what makes this hotel special is its staff. They were amazing. From the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at El Velero. We chose Playa Hermosa, because we were fling back to the UK from Liberia Airport and the hotel is only half an hour away. The beach is nice and from the restaurant area, you can step out directly to the beach. The pool is quite small and was mainly used by children (but... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste CR where I stayed at Hotel El Velero for the 3rd time. I have never been disappointed in any way and I am counting the days until I can return again. This boutique hotel is one of the few where one can walk right out to the beach and it is surely... More 

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Armstrong, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Girlfriend and I had the pleasure of visiting the El Velero for the first 2 weeks of March. As first time visitors to Costa Rica we were blown away by the quality of the beach, the ambience, food and service at the hotel and most of all the comfortable feeling during the whole stay. The staff is amazing, I... More 

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Brownfield, Maine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We think the El Velero is the best lodging option in Playa Hermosa. Clean, funky, and right on the beach. Not much to do other than hang out and walk on the beach, but that's just what we were looking for after enduring a brutal New England winter. The warm sand felt sooooo good. The restaurant was just average and... More 

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Big Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this hotel. Rooms were clean and very large. On BBQ night I had one of the best whole Red Snapper fish I have ever eaten. There were Howler Monkeys that came through the trees next to the hotel twice a day. That was extreme to be able to see and listen to. The Bar... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

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