We stayed at the Sol for the week of Nov 19th to the 26th. We had every intention to rent a car and go touring the country but we were pleasantly surprised with the resort and its surrounding that we never did rent a car. We had gone for the rest and to get away from it all and this resort provided that for sure. There is nothing going on there. No entertainment except for the local monkeys and the igaunas everywhere. The family of 16 howler monkeys certainly keep you entertained. Be aware though, that the males make a very loud roar and will wake you up every morning around 5:30-6:00 am. This is not as bad as it seems because the bar (yes one bar) closes at 9:30 pm so there is not much to do after that.
The rooms are spacious and clean and the air conditioning worked well in our room. We did not have a coffe maker or chairs for our "terrace" but after asking for them nicely, we did receive them. The rooms are not on the ocean and you can not see the ocean but it is a very short walk to the dining area/pool/ocean areas. It is a small quiet resort and there were only 12 Canadians there. We had the place to ourselves and had to make or find or own fun. There is alot of places to walk and discover. Be sure to hike to the top of the moutain were the cell tower is. Up there is the best view of all. Go out of the resort and turn right, past the Occidental hotel and keep going to the left.Pass the tennis courts and continue to the left. It is quite the hike but worth it. The landslide areas have not been cleaned up yet so there is rocks and boulders on the road.
If you want to take a taxi to Coco beach, have the front desk call Melvin. He is a private taxi driver that only charged us 10 dollars there and ten back. Twenty round trip. Others will charge alot more. His number is 8862-7804. We will diffently use him again.
We certainly will return to this resort in the future if the price is right. My husband and I went from Toronto for under 1500$ for the two of us.
Do remember sun screen, it is very hot there and also remember to bring something to pass by those boring hours, like- backgammon, cribbage, cards, mp3 player ect.
The food was great. We eat off of the a la carte menu during the week and then the buffet on the weekend when more local guests arrived. The presentation of the the food was fabulous and was tasty.
The internet is available there and a 15 minute per person per day is not so bad when there are only a few of us. The last couple of days, the internet did not work though.
Anyhow, go , try, relax, and enjoy !
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Papagayo-Nakuti Hotel Playa Panama
- Sol Papagayo Playa Panama
- Sol Papagayo-Nakuti Resort Costa Rica/Playa Panama, Guanacaste