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Harbor Reef Surf Resort

Del Hotel Cafe De Paris 400 Suroeste y 150 al Este, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Harbor Reef Lodge)
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Harbor Reef Surf Resort
Ranked #4 of 18 hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Perfectly located next to the beach and in a "jungle garden", nice and clean rooms, very friendly staff, a great surfschool - Coconut Harrys - right next door. You will love Nosara and staying at Harbor Reef!

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review of our hotel! It was a pleasure serving you during your stay and we look forward to having the opportunity to do so again in the future! On behalf of our entire staff we say Thank You. Pura Vida! More

La Jolla, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a spring break trip surf trip with the family last night and already are missing the place. As someone who travels all over the world for work I am happy to say Harbor Reef has nicest staff I have ever come across! We (family of four) stayed in a Paleda suite close to the pool. The... More

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of Harbor Reef Mark! It was a pleasure getting to know your family during your stay. We really appreciate the kind words about our hard working staff. When we receive comments like this it makes it worth while and reminds us of why we love our jobs! There is nothing better than hearing that our... More

Capitola, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel afforded me the perfect blend of comfort, cleanliness, location, convenience to everything and affordability. I stayed in a Jr. Nosara room, the size was great, the bed was comfy, the A/C worked (and was greatly needed!), the pools were beautiful, the whole place was clean and comfortable for meals and cocktails. They have 24/7 security on site, and... More

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review of Harbor Reef Vicki! It was a pleasure meeting you and taking care of you during your stay. We are delighted you able to enjoy one of our Eco-Packages. Our area is a haven for Eco Tourists and it is great you were able to view some of the activities we offer with... More

Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
42 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little gem of a hotel. Cute little huts with 2 or 3 rooms throughout the property. Small but nice pool with swim-up bar, nice restaurant with good home cooked food. Good Taco Tuesdays! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Nice location to great beach. Room very clean and it was nice to have the mini fridge... More

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! It's always nice to get some feedback from such a seasoned traveler as yourself. We are delighted you were able to enjoy our tranquil setting and great restaurant! Our cooks are local and know local cuisine - our staff is a bit spoiled to say the least. Thanks again for the kind... More

Quispamsis, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Harbor Reef with my daughter the first week of March when we came to Nosara to learn to surf. Had a great stay and would highly recommend the hotel to any one. Location was fantastic with great access to the beach and other amenities there in the town. All the staff were very friendly and helpful with... More

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Hi Walter - thanks so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in one of our Surf City Rooms. We are also glad you were able to learn to surf while you were here. Playa Guiones is one of those unique beaches that seems to have surf for all levels.... More

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A clean, comfy place to stay. Really comfortable beds, friendly, organized, responsive management and staff. And a short walk to an exquisite beach. They say three minutes - closer to double that - still great.

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about Harbor Reef Surf Resort! We really appreciate your feedback. We are also delighted you enjoyed our close proximity to Playa Guiones! On behalf of our entire staff, we say thank you and we look forward to serving you again in the near future! Pura Vida! More

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend a stay at the Harbor Reef Surf Resort - I vacationed there for a week and had a blast. The Marbella Suite was very comfortable with nice decor and a great separate living area perfect for lounging and entertaining. Manager Mr. Calderaro set me up with some incredible day excursions - the TomCar, Zip-lining, and Stand Up... More

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review of Harbor Reef Jim! We are delighted you were able to enjoy a few of the many great tour options in our area. We are also glad you enjoyed our brand new Marbella Suite, it's become quite the favorite among guests who have stayed there. As you stated the best part about the... More

Wilmington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 7 nights at harbor reef hotel march 2014. Great time to visit as it was dry season. Staff was very friendly, helpful finding locations, arranging excursions, recommending things to do and to avoid. Hotel location is in a great location for beach access. Many hotels are not near beach due building set backs. Took ATV tour with David... More

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of Harbor Reef! It was a pleasure serving you during your stay. We are also delighted you were able to enjoy a quad tour with our new company, Guiones Beach gear. Quads are an excellent way to see the rugged area of Playa Guiones -- we offer quads to rent on your... More

San Clemente, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly. quick walk to surf beach. Restaurant staff was very friendly and always available My room was great. On site security so always felt safe coming back later in the evening, and rooms/belongings were secure

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of Harbor Reef Andrew! We are delighted you enjoyed our close proximity to Playa Guiones and the great waves our area produces! We really appreciate you taking the time to express your opinions. We hope we will get a chance to see you again here in the near future. Until next time, Pura Vida! More

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to Harbor Reef Hotel, a compliment in itself as I like to go to new places when I travel. Harbor Reef is an exception for me and it is highly likely I will return there again. Last year we were in a suite with a full kitchen and this year we were in a two-room... More

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Jon C, Manager at Harbor Reef Surf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for another great review of our hotel! We are delighted you decided to return and visit us again. It is definitely a pleasure hearing feedback from such seasoned travelers as yourselves. We are honored you chose our hotel a second time and are now thinking about another time to visit us again. We look forward to... More

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Additional Information about Harbor Reef Surf Resort

Also Known As:
Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara
Harbor Reef Hotel
Address: Del Hotel Cafe De Paris 400 Suroeste y 150 al Este, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Harbor Reef Lodge)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
#4 Family Hotel in Nosara
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 22 room hotel nestled in the jungle by the sea. Our rooms are surrounded by lush gardens and offer a tranquil setting for our guests to relax after a fun day surfing and exploring the beautiful area of Nosara. Our restaurant offers a swim up pool bar, great music, delicious food and cold cervezas. It's a great place to kick back in the evenings and mingle with our friendly and hospitable staff. Paradise awaits you. Pura Vida! ... more   less 

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