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.
All 19 Nosara hotels

L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Guiones, Nosara 85-1000, Costa Rica
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
30% off room rate
Save Saved
You added L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa to your Saves list
L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Ranked #14 of 19 hotels in Nosara
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
bhanskisurf Williams Bay, Wisconsin
  • Overview
  • Reviews (64)
  • Photos (87)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (13)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

64 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 5 nights. I loved it! It was beautiful, and our suite was really nice. I read reviews about it being empty of guests. There were a few other people during the week and got busier on the weekend, but we didn't care whether there were or weren't other people there. The food was really good. Wifi in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to GoVisitCostaRica.com we found your hotel. The staff was super friendly,Ariel was very nice! We had fun,relax and enjoy the hotel! I really recommend this hotel to families or honeymoon lovers. Around the hotel you also can find beautiful beaches, perfect to enjoy with friends. The hotel is clean, ecological and surrounded by howler moneys. 100% recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at L'acqua Viva Hotel for 2 nights and it was an unique experience. Located before Nosara Beach, this place combines an eco experience with luxury, excellent food and magnificent places! I will totally recommend this place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erath, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beautiful hotel with nice landscaping. Rooms are spacious, clean, huge shower in large bathroom. Refrigerator in room. The hotel is right next to the road (and my room was in one of the buildings next closest to the road). You do hear traffic noise, although I didn't find it offensive, but traffic does start up around 5-5:30am so that could... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
ManuelSaborio, Reservation Manager at L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa, responded to this review
Google Translation

Buenos tardes y saludos cordiales desde L´acquaviva Resort. Nuestro Resort cuenta con un edificio principal (áreas comunes bar, restaurante y... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I've stayed a couple of nights at L'Acqua it was lovely, the Bali style is really amaizing, the pools are made of a black stone named Onyx that creates a really cool mirror efect so it gives the perspective that the some of the buildings are floating on it, in case yo wanna surf Guiones it's just 5 min away,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
ManuelSaborio, Reservation Manager at L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Greetings from L'Acquaviva Resort. Thanks for expose couple of many highlights of our Property, our staff feels really proud to work in this beautiful location and serve yourself with high quality. Besides, those 2 lovely beaches, the Resort is located in a range of 1 hour to other 5 different beaches, which are too, to go out enjoy surfing and... More

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

And the beautiful location L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa in Nosara is like a paradise. Many pools, beautiful buildings and .. No people. Its an empty town. Nobody at the pools. Nobody at breakfast. Nobody at the enormous restaurant. Ever. Once. I sat here working from 0700 and many hours each day - and at the evening.. And I saw... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I use trip advisor for most reconnaissance . so Im not sure how I ended up at this hotel ranked 16 out of 18. But Im glad I did. It was pretty much deserted but was clean. Slightly musky smell to the rooms because I think its ranked 16th but very clean and spacious. The pool was nice to swim... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

L'acqua Viva Resort is one of the most luxurious hotels at Playa Guiones in the Nosara area of Costa Rica. Built all in tropical Bali-style, the look is exotic. The abundance of pools, fountains and water mirrors around add to the tranquil atmosphere. The resort can be an oasis of peace for relaxing. The reception staff was friendly and helpful.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Great place to stay if you are looking for an upscale relaxing place close to Playa Guiones. The hotel is beautiful and well maintain. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The pools and gardens are very nice. The hotel is only a five minute drive to the beach, not bad taking in consideration that there are no hotels at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trondheim Municipality, Norway
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It wasn't that the service was bad, nor that the food was bad, nor that there's is no spa, that the training room is abandoned, nor that the chairs by the pool have seen better days. It wasn't the fact that the hotel lies next to the main dusty road and therefore not possible to sit outside of your room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 85-1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, T4B, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, Venere and Otel so you can book your L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
l`Acqua Viva Resort And Hotel Nosara
l Acqua Viva Hotel

87 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (38)
Hotel & grounds (11)
Pool/beach area (4)
Room/suite (5)
Dining (3)
View from room (2)
Bathroom (1)
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (50)
Pool/beach area (1)
Room/suite (31)
Bathroom (8)
Hotel & grounds (4)
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Nosara with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
L'Acqua Viva is idyllically situated in the middle of lush vegetation, bordering the extraordinary Forest Reserve and Wildlife Refuge of Nosara, at a short distance from the spectacular beaches of Pelada, Garza and Guiones, this last one considered a paradise for surfing. The hotel displays a genuine architectural style, which harmonizes with an exclusive decoration representing the fusion of diverse ethnic elements from around the world, creating a high end atmosphere and comfort to enjoy the tropics. Many of the spaces of the hotel will surprise the guests with carefully chosen pieces of art of well-known artists, which belong to a private collection. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer