We stayed in February 2014 (little late writing this!). We began our trip at an all inclusive resort in Playa Conchal for the first 4 nights, which was an amazing resort. BUT, upon arrival at Park Hotel, it was like we had finally arrived in true Costa Rica. This adorable hotel gave us the authentic experience of Costa Rica we were hoping for. The staff was excellent and friendly, arranging our day long excursion with Hector, who was the very best guide. We do hope to see him again on our next trip! The pool area was relaxing and the restaurant was very, very good. Loved the breakfast burrito each morning! We enjoyed talking to the waiter and bartender each night as we had cocktails at the bar before turning in. Now, on to the beach........A-MAZ-ING. We spent one entire day exploring the beach, which is just a few minute walk away. It's just beautiful. Period. We walked all the way down, took a path through the woods where it appears you shouldn't go any further, and came about a deserted, black sand beach that was nothing short of breathtaking. Along the way I collected shells, shells, and more shells. This beach was covered in whole, beautiful shells. So cool. And oh my gosh, the sunsets.......magnificent. And lastly, I have to mention the Taco Star, right on the beach. I admit, I was leery about eating tacos from a tiny shack on the beach, but wow, they were so good! Fresh ingredients and really hit the spot, with an ice cold beer, after walking miles on the beach. The owners were so nice and we enjoyed talking with them as we ate. This was an amazing trip. Next time, we are skipping the all inclusive and going straight for the authentic experience. We will definitely be visiting Park Hotel again. I. Just. Can't. Wait. Thank you Park Hotel and staff. Your hotel and your beach provided us a perfect vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape from your busy life and experience true Pura Vida! Playa Grande Park Hotel in Guanacaste Costa Rica is a charming Spanish style hotel like no others in the heart of Playa Grande. Just minutes away from the beach, discover the comfort and service of our hotel nestled in the beauty of a pristine natural park to create the memory of a lifetime. When Pura Vida is in the air it is all about you. Our beautiful Playa Grande hotel is the place to relax and unwind. Pick one out of four room types that will cater to your every need for an unforgettable vacation. Start your day right with the complimentary hot breakfast, enjoy the waves and miles of untouched beach, relax by the pool in the courtyard surrounded by tropical plants, and even take a guided turtle nesting tour. Try the creations of our world-class chef, go surfing, jetskiing, diving, fishing, horseback riding - you name it! We want you to have the best time of your life and Playa Grande Park Hotel in Guanacaste Costa Rica provides everything to make that happen. ... more less
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