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Michael's Surfside Hotel

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Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I was there 2 days ago. I stayed there a single night. Puntarenas is very small.There is not much to see otherwise I would have stayed there a bit longer. The place is right on the main street & across the beach. The room was clean and worth the price I paid for. Micheal,if I ever I come again to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I came here before heading to Montezuma Beach. Puntarenas is not a place with much tourism but if you want to see what Costa Rican locals live like in the city, this is the spot. We came to Michaels and had a good experience. Michael was very attentive and thorough with helping us plan for the following day trip. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night only, but very happy with the stay. Michael is a great guy and good source of CR info. Don't expect the Hilton, but the rooms are clean, it has a nice vibe, the location is right across from the promenade on the ocean- easy walking distance to restaurants, and the price is good. I would... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I recently stated here with my father for two nights. We arrived in San Jose, rented a car, stayed in SJ for one night, then drove to Puntarenas. I found Michael's hotel via Trip Advisor and Expedia, and I have to say, our experience and our stay lived up to all the hype reviews. Upon arrival, Michael was nothing short... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I stayed at Michael's Surfside Hotel for 10 days; this was my first time out there and this place was in the perfect location-the views of the playa across the street. What more could one want while being able get some well deserved R & R. Mike was a great host and his staff was friendly and courteous. He even... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The place is on a nice location if you are traveling to Puntarenas. It's near the store and there are several restaurants around. Even better if you need access to the harbor to get to other places, it's only a 5 minute walk from here. The owner is great and will attend to any need you have within the property.... More 

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Frostburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This was a great experience. Michael and the staff are super friendly and helpful. I really like the location; it's close to the ferry and restaurants yet peaceful at night. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone visiting Puntarenas.

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Elche, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We arrived at Michael's a little bit late in the afternoon. Moreover, Michael told us that he didn't have our previously booked room... but a better one! The room, which is exactly the same as it can be seen in the pictures, was huge, comfortable and had every comfort possible (A/C, kitchen, fridge, fans, beautiful views of the sea...). It... More 

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Mayo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a brilliant time at Michaels hotel.The room was lovely and clean and the little kitchen was perfect.The staff areoo so nice and friendly. The pool area is so relaxing and the hotel so close to the beach and the ferry. Michael is such a lovely guy he really goes out of his way to ensure you have a... More 

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Peru
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Puntarenas means point of the sand (beach). Cost was $55 for clean double room with kitchenette, hot showers and pool. Most tourists go to a different beach a few miles away where the prices are much higher, but this was equal without tourist saturation. Most of C.R. fishing vessels go in and out of the bay just behind. Owner is... More 

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