I've been to Puntarenas twice, and last time I stayed at the hotel next door to Las Brisas. Since both are the same price, we decided to switch it up and enjoyed our stay here so much more.
The hotel is clean and fresh, with an open, breezy vibe. We had dinner in the restaurant and the meal (especially the shrimp and rice) was excellent. The owner is Greek, so the menu featured Greek dishes as well. We sat with Tony for hours, drinking wine and looking at his incredible photography. He was a blast to hang out and share stories with, it was as if we had known each other for years.
It was a casual setting and a comfortable evening. A perfect way to wind down after being on the road for so long (although we felt the wine in our heads the next morning, it was worth it). We were able to get a good night's rest as well. My friend and I live in Tamarindo, so we travel around Costa Rica often. This place is one we are sure to return to every time we stop in Puntarenas.
Don't waste your time trying other places - we've done the work for you: Las Brisas is the best place to stay.
Thanks again, Tony!
Sara and Pauline