My girlfriend and I took a trip down to El Sueno Tropical in early March and had an absolutely wonderful time. Everything was great -- the room, service, food, value, etc. Playa Carrillo is a short drive away, a pristine, empty beach complete with wild (I think?) horses that wandered past us. Samara, the closest town, is close as well and it is filled with restaurants, bars and activities. Melissa, the owners' daughter, took us out on the town to show us the nightlife, which was also a blast. The food at the hotel was excellent. We didn't dine out that much because of its great taste and value. A month later I am still craving the Tico breakfast. On the whole, I liked the hotel because of the strong familial feel. I'd come back from a "rough" (yeah right) day at the beach and just chill out at the bar and chat with the kind folks behind it.
The only drawback, like others have said, is the distance from the hotel to the beach. We rented a car (through Alamo; very affordable compared to the states) and we were able to drive wherever we wanted. In fact, on our first day we had a flat tire and Vinny was extremely helpful in assisting us change the tire while Zeta yelled at the Alamo folks on our behalf! It was great!
Looking forward to coming back soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Sueno Tropical is a small 16 rooms resort set in 3 acres of tropical gardens. There are 4 buildings that house 4 units per building. There are 8 standard rooms, 4 deluxe rooms and 4 two bedrooms apartments. There is a freeform Italian tiled pool with a small wading pool. El Sueno Tropical has a 40 seat open air restaurant featuring American, Italian and Tico fare along with the best pizza in the area. Adjoining the restaurant is the Gator in the Jungle bar serving your favorite libations along with the freshest tropical fruit drinks you will find anywhere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Sueno Tropical Guanacaste, Costa Rica