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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 #5 of 20 Hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Harbor Reef is a really lovely place to stay. I was in Costa Rica for surf camp with Surf Safari and it is about a five minute walk to Surf Safari and to the beach. Also within walking distance to restaurants, shops and yoga studios. I stayed in one of the little cabin-type places (#14). It was very clean but... 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 really appreciate you taking the time to give us and your fellow travelers feedback on your experience. It was a pleasure to serve you during your stay! We apologize that our Surf City pool was closed during your stay. We are anxiously awaiting the proper authorities to officially... More

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from a dream vacation. I traveled alone at 39 as a woman and I have to say that Harbor Reef made me feel safe and special. The staff was very friendly and professional and I would highly recommend anyone visiting Nosara to stay at the Harbor Reef. Outstanding customer service. In the middle of my stay... 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! It was a pleasure getting to know you and serve you during your stay. Thank you so much for the kind words about our staff and the service your received. We really appreciate the feedback. Our goal is to make sure our guests are comfortable and relaxed during their stay.... More

Down the Shore, Barnegat, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great 1 night stay. Tho our room was rather rustic, it was clean and comfortable, and the a.c. worked great. The staff was very helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. Continnental breakfast was a welcomed addition. Only disappointment was that wifi worked only at the main office area... 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 to serve you during your stay and we are delighted you had such a great vacation! We appreciate the words about our staff and service, its our goal to make sure your stay is enjoyable and that you receive the service you deserve. We are... More

North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about the staff of this hotel. Rolando, Sebastián, Brian, Nicki, Alan, Carlos, and others. Things don't always go right while travelling to far away lands, especially for a woman travelling solo! The friendly and accommodating people at Harbor Reef made my visit to Nosara truly my favorite vacation ever; I just can't say enough about them.... 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 Katherine! We really appreciate the kind words about our staff. Their goal is always to serve our clients first and foremost and to make sure their vacation is one that leaves them smiling and wanting more. We hope you will consider Harbor Reef again when your travel plans allow.... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed in harbor reef at the tail end of our two month trip around south and Central America. We were meeting family there and stayed in the surf city suites. The rooms were big and nicely furnished and all around very comfortable. Wifi was ok, sometimes spotty, but this wasn't a big deal for us. Leading... 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 really appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience. We have recently installed 10MB internet in the hotel. This is the fastest internet possible in Playa Guiones. We are currently also extending the network so that you can have a signal anywhere in the hotel.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I'd recommend the Harbor Reef as it is comfortable, the food is good and everyone was very accommodating. I also found it easy to book for my stay. The town is definitely growing but appears to be growing responsibly.

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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 hope you will consider us again for future vacations. On behalf of our dedicated team we say thank you for your patronage and we look forward to your next visit! Pura Vida! More

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed at Harbor Reef in 2002 when it was brand new and really the only place in Guiones at the time. It has aged a little but is still an awesome and affordable place to stay. The rooms are clean and the water gets hot. The grounds are pretty, the restaurant and bar have great food and drinks. It... 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! Its nice to see you return after such a long time away! We are delighted you again enjoyed our tranquil vibe and atmosphere. We are working hard to constantly improve our little piece of paradise. Thanks again for taking the time to let others know about your experience. We... More

Delray Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The road is not the easiest but once in Nosara and Playa Guines you can forget it all. I surfed 3 sessions every day except for the one where we went zip lining. 3-4 most days and 6 foot the last 2. The swell is consistent but staggered enough to paddle out even in big conditions. The break is sand... 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 enjoyed your stay with us and had great waves throughout your trip! August is a super consistent month for swell due to the south swells we receive from the months of March thru October. Crowds are also lower during this month ensuring guests more of... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Another great experience at the Reef! We ate, we drank, we surfed... it was fantastic! Waldir checked us in, and Jon made sure that all our tours and transfers were booked and went off without a hitch. Nothing but positive things to say... from the bar staff to reception to housekeeping, they all make it a real pleasure staying at... More

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

Thanks once again for another great review of Harbor Reef! Its always nice to get feedback from our repeat guests who return year after year. Its nice to hear that coming here is like coming home -- we work hard to make our guests feel like they are at home and its nice to hear the hotel referred to in... More

Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We are still mourning our departure from Harbor Reef. Our five days there were perfect! This was our first surf trip as a family. We had other families staying there with us as well. It was so easy renting boards and getting to and from the beach. Mommies and daddies were able to surf the outside break, while the kids... 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 your family had such a great time in Playa Guiones and at Harbor Reef. Playa Guiones is such a great location for a family vacation and the fact that you all surf makes it all the better! The great thing about Guiones is that it definitely... 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
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara

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