I'm a CR resident and have stayed at other, simpler places in Esterillos but friends visiting wanted something more upscale, and the website looked gorgeous. Expensive, but they offered 33% discount if you stayed 3 nights. We took the "presidential" suite, which would better be called the "Family" suite, as there really wasn't much "Presidential" about it. It didn't have a coffee maker, the curtain rod broke when I tried to close the sheers, the AC units were noisy. However, the beds and linens were excellent quality.
I like this stretch of beach because it is long, flat and you can walk forever. And hardly any people, even on weekends. As other reviewers have also said, strong rip currents so not a swimming beach.
It wasn't awful, by any means, just very ho-hum and not the value for money I'd expected. BUT when when we checked out the guy at the desk - who said he was the manager -wasn't going to honor the discount, as he said that only applied if you made your reservation a month in advance! We had him pull up the website, showed him the offer, and pointed out there was no mention of that. I told him we were prepared to wash dishes! He eventually caved, but it was one last annoying thing that further spoiled the visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monterey del Mar Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is the gem of the Central Pacific Coast. Nestled between the popular destinations of Jaco and Manuel Antonio National Park, this boutique hotel offers a convenient location with the serenity of a secluded beach. The warm colors of the hotel and it's lush tropical gardens give way to a breathtaking, uninterrupted view of expansive Playa de Esterillos Este (Esterillos Este Beach).Enjoy swimming in our beautiful pool, a relaxed stroll on our cocoa-colored sand beach, go play in the waves, enjoy a delicious meal at our beachfront restaurant or ask our concierge to book an adventure tour for you. Amenities include: oceanfront rooms, elegant suites with private terraces, a beachfront restaurant with selections ranging from local fare to international favorites, spa services, air conditioning, hot water, free wifi in the lounge, satellite TV, room service and complimentary continental breakfast. As our welcomed guest you are our priority. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Monterey Del Mar
- Monterey Del Mar Hotel Costa Rica/Esterillos Este