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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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  • 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Manhattan beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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Additional Information about Harbor Reef Surf Resort

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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