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Rayos Del Sol

El Rayo, Ostional 50306, Costa Rica (Formerly Brovilla Resort Hotel)
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We took our team of 30 to Rayos del Sol to spend some time bonding, learning from each other and all out having a great time. (Search for "modern tribe team trip 2016" to see our photos and blog post from the trip) It was peaceful and remote yet had plenty of nearby amenities. Niki and her team were lovely... More 

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Capitola, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

My partners and I take our company somewhere warm each year for the winter. A bit of surf, some head down work and human connection. As we have gotten bigger, finding places with the right blend that promotes camaraderie has been an adventure. This year 30 of our 52 people were able to come, which means we have truly outgrown... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

A fantastic setting amongst the trees and only a short stroll to the often deserted beach. Nikki, Erik and co were warm and hospitable and the site was awesome: a central bar and pool that overlooked the forest with accommodation in a range of unique satellite buildings.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

My visit to Rayos del Sol was nothing short of awesome. The staff is wonderful - Nikki, Erik, and everyone else we warm, welcoming, and attentive to our group of 30 people. The property is located away from the hustle & bustle of the tourist areas in a remote jungle location. The best way I can describe it is a... More 

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Nicole G, Owner at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thanks Jen, for the wonderful review and recommendation! We're thrilled that you were so pleased with the property and what we had to offer. We hope to host your group again in the future. More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I went to Rayos Del Sol for a Company Team Trip for about five days there. Our team enjoyed the place a lot, having a vast central hall for people to gather, talk and drink was a unique feature of the place. Every day we enjoyed the pool and the surroundings like the beach and the "cross-fit" gym, it's a... More 

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Nicole G, Owner at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thanks Gustavo, for the positive review -- we're pleased that you had such a good time on your company retreat. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

I went to Rayos Del Sol as part of a 30-person business retreat. Nikki, Erik, and staff were a pleasure and we all had a fantastic time. It's remote enough to really enjoy the seclusion, but close enough to the beach and to town that you're not in the middle of nowhere. I didn't wake up in time to run... More 

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Nicole G, Owner at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your corporate retreat! We loved hosting you and hope to have you all back next year :) More 

Gaithersburg, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had an amazing experience at the Brovilla Resort. It was the best of both worlds, feeling like we were renting our own private house, while also having access to a beautiful restaurant and pool and staff that truly made us feel welcome and like they were sharing their home and their favorite spot in the world with us. I... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for this thoughtful, thorough review. You have shared so much useful information with future travelers. We absolutely loved having you guys here, and we are so happy you enjoyed your time at Brovilla. This place is indeed one of our favorite spots in the world, and our constant hope is to be able to share... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We just got back from an awesome one week stay at Brovilla, renting the El Mono villa. After spending our first several days in Guiones, Brovilla was a welcome change of pace. Really quiet and peaceful. Sasha and her whole staff were super accommodating and friendly, making us feel like we were right at home. We often cooked at the... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome and thoughtful review!! It was our pleasure to have you share Brovilla with us! We are definitely a change of pace from Guiones. I'm glad you got to enjoy the peace, tranquility and surrounding wilderness to its fullest potential. We are always happy to accommodate guest needs, whether it be an off-menu vegetarian... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We rented two villas at Brovilla Resort. Lots of space, big kitchen equipped with plates, pots and pans for cooking. We bought our food in Santa Cruz on the way there. Not close to the beach, but a short drive. The pool was a little strange design and as it was off season, the restaurant was closed. But we went... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Paul. We are indeed out of the way, and that's what makes Brovilla so special. You get to truly enjoy the wilderness of the Guanacaste coast. This year, our restaurant will be open longer into the green season, so more guests will be able to eat here. Of course, we will continue to offer... More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a lovely time at Brovilla! Our villa was very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped, so we often cooked at home! We actually spent a lot of time in the villa. This particular villa (El Mono) was very well located within the resort. We were only about 50 meters from the restaurant and pool but... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for being such a wonderful family, for the great conversations, for the awesome review. Hope to see you soon! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In 2015 we changed our name and concept from Brovilla Resort Hotel to Rayos Del Sol, a private retreat property available for group rentals of 15-50 guests. We are located just 10 km north of Nosara in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula. Since last year, we've worked very hard to make significant improvements to our accommodations and common areas, adding brand new air-conditioners and new mattresses to every room, as well as creating private bathrooms for maximum privacy and comfort. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and coastal jungle, our property spans across 25 acres and is a perfect place for family get-togethers and wedding celebrations, corporate retreats, and wellness retreats of all kinds. We offer all-inclusive packages that include lodging, healthy meals prepared daily by a private chef, and cocktails by our in-house mixologist. Our villas can accommodate up to 50 guests in spacious rooms with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. Rayos also features an outdoor dining area, bar, lounge, pool, yoga deck, and unique fitness facilities that include an outdoor gym, jungle obstacle course, and maintained hiking trails. Wireless internet is available in the restaurant and pool area. Much of the land in this area is protected by the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, so we are surrounded by native flora and fauna and pristine, undeveloped jungle and beaches. Ostional beach, one of the most important sea turtle nesting sites in the world and an excellent surf spot, is just minutes down the road. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rayos Del Sol

Address: El Rayo, Ostional 50306, Costa Rica (Formerly Brovilla Resort Hotel)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Ostional
Price Range: $50 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Rayos Del Sol Costa Rica/Ostional
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