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Harbor Reef Surf Resort

#6 of 20 Hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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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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Sammamish, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My first trip to Costa Rica and I will be back for sure! Nosara is truly a hidden gem. The whole place has a really cool vibe about it. Whether you go to surf, do yoga, hike, or hang out with the monkeys, it is impossible to have a bad time in this place. The Harbor Reef was a great... More 

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

Thanks for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed all the fun activities that the property boasts. The vibe here also is easily the best in town with our swim up bar and happening restaurant. We apologize if you had any issues with water pressure at certain... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive from Liberia is about 2-3 hours depending on traffic and whether you're lost. Not too hard really. The last 10 miles or so is unpaved gravel rock pot hole large hole look out for that that six inch rock driving. Kinda slow and pray your tires hold up. Once you get to "Nosara" which is really Guiones Beach... More 

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

Thank you for your great review of Harbor Reef! We really appreciate you taking the time to write in this forum for others to read about your experience. Nosara is definitely the type of place that takes this little extra effort to get to but that is also one of the reasons that this area is so special as you... More 

Sauble Beach, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 3 stayed in the Pelada Family Room the first week of Feb. It was nothing fancy but it did the trick. Our room was as close to the restaurant as you can get. I would caution that you do hear music and chatter from the restaurant and pool area and that there is a road that runs... More 

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

Thank you for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us! We are delighted you enjoyed our close proximity to the beach and the super consistent waves of Playa Guiones. Thank you also for the kind words about restaurant, our staff has been working hard to make our restaurant one of the go... More 

Norwell, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a great week at Harbor Reef! It's in a nice location in Nosara so that you can walk to the beach and restaurants. We loved our accommodations (2 bedrooms, 2 bath, kitchen) and the property was clean and well maintained. The restaurant on the property is good...we had breakfast there everyday and dinner once or twice... More 

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

Thank you for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the kind words about our restaurant, we really appreciate it! We are glad you enjoyed your quad tour as well with our quad manager, David. Its a great way to see the area and to see locations in the area... More 

Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found location excellent easy to walk to everything, all staff was pleasant & very helpful. Staff in front office always gave us great advice for booking our outings or steering us in the right directions to places we wished to explore. Resort kept really clean, restaurant & bar was good ! Would not hesitate to stay at harbor reef again.... More 

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Jon C, General 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 post in this forum for others to read about your experience. We are glad enjoy our easy access to the waves at Playa Guiones and our friendly staff. We hope you will consider our hotel again when your travel plans allow.... More 

South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was excellent and always pleasant. 5 of us stayed in a one bedroom suite. Short walk to the beach. Swim up bar is a nice touch. Food was very good. Can't wait to come back.

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

Thank you very much for your great review of Harbor Reef! We really appreciate you taking the time to write in this forum about your experience for others to read. We realize you have choices when it comes to travel and we really appreciate you choosing Harbor Reef. We hope you will consider us again when your travel plans allow.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go there for their taco Tuesday, but go early!!! We stayed in their 2 bedroom apartment. It was great for our family: I surfed, my wife did yoga, and our 10 month old daughter enjoyed the pool! The staff are very helpful and accommodating!

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

Thank you for your great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks also for the great comments about Taco Tuesday and our friendly staff! We are constantly working hard so that are guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay. We hope you will consider us again for future vacations. Until next time, Pura... More 

Orange County, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just had another perfect time at the Harbor Reef. Stay here so you can walk to the beach, hang out with the other guests and locals in the bar/restaurant or by the pool and enjoy all that Nosara has to offer.

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

Once again thank you so much for your great review of our hotel! We appreciate you visiting us year in and year out and noticing the changes we make each year. We are also delighted you were able to enjoy one of our most popular rooms, the Marbella Suite. It has become quite the hit here at our hotel. Thanks... More 

Mount Tabor, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Harbor Reef Restaurant for one of our last dinners in Nosara. It was recommended that we come on Tuesday for 2for1 margaritas, but that didn't work out due to other plans. Instead we visited on a Thursday night (early). The restaurant is hidden back slightly off the road and it opens up to a really cute jungle... More 

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

Thanks for your great review of our restaurant/bar here at the Harbor Reef Surf Resort. We appreciate you stopping in on your vacation and enjoying our laid back vibe. For sure next time you are in town you will need to come enjoy a Taco Tuesday! Its too much fun not to and its super easy on the wallet to... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant with friends. It's the perfect place for lunch and/or a drink after the beach. Food was good, drinks were great, and the pool bar made it even better. Carlos and Jordani were awesome bartenders. Ask for a chiliguaro or caipitica, you won't be disappointed.

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

Thanks for your review of the Reef restaurant here at the Harbor Reef Surf Resort! We are delighted you enjoyed the vibe and our friendly staff. Sounds like you also got to enjoy one of our delicious chili guaros - they have become quite popular! Next time you are in town we hope you will stop by again and see... More 

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