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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 #6 of 19 hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled to the harbor reef hotel with our 12yr old and 10yr old sons. The reef suite is where we stayed and we would stay in the same suite next time we visit! The hotel is minutes from the beach, offers amazing food right in the hotel. The staff at the harbor reef go above and beyond to cater... 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 Kim! It was a pleasure getting to know your family during your stay. Thanks for the great comments about our Reef Suite as well. We are delighted you enjoyed it! We hope you will remember us in the future when planning your next vacation. On behalf of our dedicated... More

Val Morin, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to Costa Rica for a family of 4 with 2 teenage boys (14-12 years old)! What a pleasant stay we had at Harbor Reef! Nice suite with rooms with excellent a\c! Quiet, calm, secure but most of all, 5 minutes walking distance to the beach! And what a beach! Pure sand, nice waves, no stores or anything to... 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 Hugo! We are delighted your family had a pleasant stay with us. The tranquility of Playa Guiones is definitely what sets us aside from some of the other popular Costa Rican towns. We are still undeveloped and you can feel that vibe when you are here. It was a... More

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel grounds are nice enough. The room was terrible! It felt dirty, was infested with bugs, beds were uncomfortable, there were no blankets... the list goes on. You can find much better alternatives in Nosara. On the positive side the staff was nice.

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

Hi and thank you for taking the time to post a review. Lets start with the positives. We are glad you liked our tranquil grounds and our pleasant staff. We do work to try and make our guests feel at home while on vacation. Our maintenance and gardening staff also work very hard to keep the grounds looking great! On... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harbor Reef provides a smooth comfortable holiday vibe making traveling and entertaining a wonderful experience. The two pools several hammocks and open restaurant/lounge make staying in a treat while its location makes hitting the surf at Playa Guiones a 2 minute stroll through an idyllic pathway and accessing the rest that Nosara has to offer incredibly convenient. I've stayed... 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 Peter! Thanks again for choosing our hotel for your family vacation. It was a pleasure serving you once again. We will look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again for taking the time to post your experience in this forum. Pura Vida! More

Armonk, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 8th year at Harbor Reef! Always the same. Great location. Great people. Great surf. Great vibe. Always feel safe and sound, in the waves and out. Love catching up with fellow surfing families in the café at the end of the day. Staying and surfing at Harbor Reef is like living-out The Endless Summer. Surf-Eat-Sleep. Repeat. (With... 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 Skip! It's always nice to hear a long time guests feedback. It was a pleasure serving you and your family during your stay. The Endless Summer is definitely a great comparison to staying at Harbor Reef and surfing the waves out front! Thanks again for taking the time to voice your review... More

Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Harbor Reef Surf Resort is an eclectic hotel on a beautiful beach with nice surf. The property has lush tropical grounds with a couple of nice swimming pools, one of which is attached to the bar for swim up cocktails. We enjoyed our stay very much. Nosara is not easy to get to, it's a long drive on a very... 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 our hotel! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in one of our standard Nosara rooms. We do have quite a few different room types, something for every kind of traveler for sure! We are sorry you felt our included continental breakfast was just standard. We always have fresh... More

Summerville, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed at the HR on my way to SurfSimply and came back to stay another week thereafter. The rooms and facilities were clean and functional. The staff was very helpful. The location was great... just a walk from the surf and the restaurant provided my daily breakfast and often dinner. You will pay a notable amount more for a... 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 Jessie! It was a pleasure serving your during stay. Your headline definitely rings true as this area is a haven for the active traveler. With Playa Guiones just a short walk from the hotel you can surf, run, bike ride and just play in the sand within minutes. Yoga and... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Harbor Reef is an excellent place to relax, catch some surf and just soak in the Costa Rican culture. The layout of the hotel scatters room across the grounds as pathways lined with plants and flowers lead you around the hotel and restaurant. I stayed in the Jr. Nosara room toward the center of the grounds and had no... 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! We are delighted you had a great time while staying with us. As always we are trying to upgrade our amenities to make our guests more comfortable. Our internet connection has vastly improved throughout our property and we are constantly working on getting it stronger so our guests can... More

Lakeland, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Walking distance to beach, very friendly staff, accommodating, just a pleasant place to stay all around. And for surfing, very close to great waves. The free breakfast at the restaurant next door was very good. Stayed there twice now. Hotel sits in a jungle setting with beautiful plants, birds, etc., to enjoy relaxing on the front porch of your room.... 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 our hotel. It's always nice to hear from a repeat guest that we are continuing to please. We are delighted you were able to enjoy our great location to the beautiful and consistent surf of Playa Guiones. We hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the near... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Came down with friends for a stay and yet did not stay at hotel but met awesome staff, make you feel welcome and comfortable instantly and taco Tuesdays!!!!!! Sunday brunch!!!! Thinking about going home and turning back around!!!! Johnnie and Bonnie ROCK!!!! Enjoy!!!

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

Thanks for reviewing our hotel! We hope next time we will get a chance to have you stay in one of our rooms! We have quite a large variety of room types - definitely something for everyone. We are glad you enjoyed our delicious restaurant menu! Taco Tuesdays are awesome and our Sunday Brunch's seem to be catching on here... More

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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
Also Known As:
Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara #4 Family Hotel in Nosara #5 Romantic 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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