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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 #4 of 19 hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Manhattan beach
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited harbour reef for the 4th time. We completely enjoyed our visit. The staff is incredible. They always want to make your stay very memorable. Planning on another visit in 2015 with the whole family.

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

Thank you so much for your review Gregg! It's always wonderful to hear feedback from one of our repeat guests. We know you have choices when going on vacation and it is truly an honor to have you back as our guest time after time. We look forward to your next visit with the family in 2015! Until then --... More

Virginia beach
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harbor Reef was incredible. Every single staff member was friendly and helpful. Jordanny, Martin, and JohnellI were absolutely amazing. Surfed with them and they offered to take us to other surf spots. I had issues with my surfboards arriving to the resort and Jon and Rolando let me use the phones and stay at the front desk as long as... 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 Alec! It was great meeting your group and we are delighted you had such a fun time at our hotel. We are glad you were able to finally get your lost surfboards sorted out. For future reference Harbor Reef does surfboard storage here at the hotel for guests that frequent... More

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

A few friends and i stayed here two weeks ago. It felt like a very welcoming place to stay at, the service was excellent and the staff helped us with anything that we needed. The continental breakfast is the perfect variety of fruits, yogurt, and toast for before or after a surf. The distance from the beach is perfect, just... More

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

Thanks so much for great review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed our laid back "pura vida" atmosphere. We are constantly striving to ensure our guests have the best possible experience. Our close proximity to the beach is definitely a perk of staying with us and after a long day surfing or exploring it is a great treat... More

Charleston
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at Harbor Reef in July 2014. We really enjoyed the hotel and the restaurant. The beach and many restaurants are within walking distance. There are other attractions and restaurants that are a bit further away. Renting ATV's is a fun way to get around. We found the rental company at HR a little more expensive than other's in... 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 great pleasure to serve your family during your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed our restaurant during your stay. The vibe in the restaurant is reaching new levels and guests are flocking to enjoy our atmosphere. We are also happy you were able to enjoy one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had a great stay at HR on my recent 1rst trip to Nosara, it's a little piece of a large paradise. Surfers know this already which is why they flock here for a terrific beach with non-stop waves, all to themselves, except for some other beach goers just looking for a beautiful empty beach over 2 miles long. The... More

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

Thank you so much for your great detailed review of Harbor Reef! We are delighted you enjoyed our tranquil grounds and close proximity to the jewel of the Guanacaste Peninsula, Playa Guiones. Nosara and Playa Guiones definitely have that "Endless Summer" type vibe to them - the stress just seems to wisk itself away when you take a trip to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 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

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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
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Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara

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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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