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Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Playa Potrero
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San Diego, California
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“Awesome beachfront tranquility”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was lucky enough to stay at his lovely resort for five nights. The staff are so helpful and kind. They learned my name. The rooms were wonderful. They were large,comfortable, and nicely decorated. I spent my days away and came home in the evening, relaxed in the pool, and ordered my drinks by the pool as I watched the beautiful sunset. I took the yoga class one morning, and I loved it. Great music, view and class under the main palapa were all fantastic. The food was amazing! All in all, a wonderful place to unwind and experience the pura vida!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear GG2013,

We were lucky to have you with us. Excited about your good words towards our staff, we are eager to serve and assist our clients in any way we can. Part of the charm of being in our small boutique hotel is that we are very oriented to customer service satisfaction and we want to personalize our service by calling our guests by their names and not as room numbers. Glad you founded our rooms as wonderful, our suites are very large and comfortable, the decoration is vivid and most of them from local artists, including our boss, she is a great painter. You spend your time wisely, the pool and open area is a great spot to enjoy a drink and the sunset, it doesn't hurt the fact that happy hour is at the same time that sunset 

Sattva Yoga with Colleen and Katelyn is awesome, we offer lessons on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 a.m. also on Monday at 6 p.m. along with the sunset and we just have a new lesson on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. NASU Resturant offers fresh creative cuisine, very happy you qualify our food as amazing. This is the place to get an authentic Costa Rican experience.
Thank you very much not only for your visit but this comments, keep calm and PURA VIDA!

Warm regards,

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is perfect for a couple looking to get away for a week or a small group of friends looking to experience Costa Rica. Right on the coast of Guanacaste with local restaurants like "The Shack" nearby, you'll feel at home with the awesome staff and beautiful scenery. Do Yoga in the morning, go to the rainforest in the afternoon, have an amazing meal by the ocean.

Just do it.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Adam L,

We completely agree this IS a perfect location for getting away and experience Costa Rica on the Pacific coast. Extremely proud of our staff, we are ready to serve our dear clients. That itinerary of Yoga in the morning, tour in the afternoon and dinner by the sea is a normal day at Bahia del Sol. A day in paradise! Thank you for sharing your experience, there is nothing like the work of a client.

Be well,

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights at the end of a tour of Cista Rica and it was ideal for that. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The restaurant served good food though a buffet style breakfast would have been preferred to a number of fixed choices with additional items like cereal and extra toast as extras. Service was excellent as was the beach front location for watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. The accommodation was fine though the furniture was a little dated. There is a supermarket within 5 minutes walk and a few local restaurants though the closest had closed down. For a longer stay some transport would be needed by us to get a bit more variety though I suspect many would be happy to laze in the well kept grounds and gardens.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Dear HaydnG60,

How nice to know you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. NASU Restaurant is our inside Restaurant, glad food was good, we normally offer buffet when we are full and a la carte when we can, choices like our traditional that comes with gallo pinto, eggs, tortilla, plantain, our light breakfast that comes with yogurt, fruit and granola, our American with hash brown, eggs, bacon, fruits and pancakes, Eggs of your choice, all of this items comes with coffee or tea, tropical fruit and a basket of fresh bread. Most of our clients are very happy about our included breakfast, but of course we will have your feedback as a way to improve.

Super happy that you qualify our service as excellent, that is what we are aiming for. A great asset to our hotel is the fact that you have the ocean and beach just in front of us, just a few steps and you are in Playa Potrero that provides the best sunsets in the area. Sunset is a must during your stay with us. Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

Be well,

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We like smaller more personal hotels that have a high quality of room and amenities. This fitted the bill in every category. The suite we had was well laid out, with everything we needed ( we asked for a room on the upper floor of the 2 storey buildings so we got the sunset view as well )and was finished well with local artwork some framed with specifically designed display lighting. The grounds were perfectly maintained to match the idillic views out over the bay and the ever changing but beautiful sunsets. Food was very well prepared and presented with a slight Asian fusion theme with some local twists. What makes this place extra special is the staff who are super friendly, happy, very efficient ina totally relaxed and enjoyable manner. Throughly recomend this hotel.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Tommy2ties,

If you like smaller more personal hotels that have high quality of rooms and amenities then you definitely made the right choice. Our suites are large, comfortable and have a lot of local fine art. Grounds are green, lush and very well maintained; we dedicate a lot of effort to have it as a rain forest inside the hotel. The views are privileged, just in front of the ocean and facing beautiful Playa Potrero, every day the sunset is breathtaking, happy hour is strategic at the same time. NASU Restaurant offers breakfast (that is included on the rate), lunch and dinner; we have a tropical creative cuisine with a slight Asian fusion with local twist.

We couldn't agree more the staff is what makes this place extra special, we work with our heart, very happy you felt good with our Bahia Family. Thank you very much for your recommendation, we appreciate that and your recent visit.

Sincerely yours,

Victoria Bonilla
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Enjoyed our 3 day stay here. It is a quiet place with little activity (vs. Flamingo resort) and good food. Their breakfast is excellent, with a variety of made-to-order eggs, bread and fantastic fresh bread, juices etc. All tables have a view of the sea, which is just a few steps away :)
The lunch wa so-so but dinner was of a good standard and offered decent variety across cuisines.

The rooms are large and the ambience is very tropical. We had no issues at all during our stay. The only areas they need to improve is the beach and the jacuzzi. Beach was a bit untidy and though people were swimming, we didn't feel it was clean enough to enjoy. The jacuzzi was lukewarm...would have been great if it were hot.

Overall it was a nice experience and I would recommend it to people looking for a bit of quiet time to read, enjoy good food and relax with an ocean view.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear worldistooprecious,

Bahia del Sol is calm small hotel with great settings. Pleased you enjoyed the included breakfast that comes with the rate, every morning our guests have fresh juice, tropical fruits, coffee or tea, fresh baked bread and to choice eggs from a boiled egg to a Benedictine, French toast, light option with yogurt and honey, pancakes, American breakfast with hash brown, we really want our guests to start a good day in paradise. The view is absolutely a plus, the tables facing the ocean makes every meal experience over at NASU Restaurant very relaxing. Overjoyed you didn’t experience any issues during your stay!

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding the Jacuzzi, Potrero Beach is quiet and totally clean we work with BAE Program this means that we are committed with responsible tourism and we help keep clean the beach and water, we run test two times a year with results that confirms that the water is perfectly safe and clean, the sand is not as white than in other beaches, but is a great beach for long walks and breathtaking sunsets and also for swimming because the bay protects the beach from excessive waiving. That is exactly what our clients look for a quiet place to relax, just in front of the ocean and great service. We sincerely appreciate your visit and comment.

Best regards,

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

A wonderful peaceful hotel on the beach with loungers facing out to sea. Very friendly staff and good food. A quiet peaceful location. I went at the end of a touring holiday with a friend. It was a wonderful ending to an amazing holiday.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear AnneRushden,

Thank you for sharing your experience, joyful to know that Bahia del Sol was a wonderful ending to an amazing holiday. To be just in front of the sea allows our guests to enjoy the breeze and relaxing atmosphere on comfortable loungers. This is certainly a quiet and peaceful location, to disconnect form the crazy world and come to a rustic place full of nature and great service. Thank you again for you recent visit and comment.

Be well,

Victoria Bonilla
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

When I booked our trip, it was difficult to decide which hotel to stay at. We liked what we read about the Bahia del Sol, being a smaller, friendly resort, and away from the busy "all-inclusive" resort settings. We were not disappointed with our stay there. The atmosphere is low-key and relaxing, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. The staff was friendly and always willing to help us make arrangements for our excursions. We took advantage of the free yoga classes offered at the hotel. Upon learning about our wish to paddle board, the yoga instructor introduced us to another patron we could 'board' with. The quaint town of Potrero is within an easy walking distance from the hotel and there are a number of restaurants close by. We had such a wonderful experience at this hotel, and our visit to Costa Rica in general that we are already planning a return trip. A special thanks to the evening staff at the Bahia del Sol, who took an interest in making our visit to Costa Rica a memorable one!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Hbs B, Manager at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear 4Hkids,

Thank you very much for choosing us for your holiday vacation. We are far away from the big all inclusive; we are small boutique hotel with personalized attention and great staff eager to serve. Bahia is very low-key and relaxing, private and yes surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Very happy our staff was helpful and friendly, we help and assist our clients with passion to provide form tours, massages, souvenirs to pointers, local words and smiles.

Glad you enjoyed our free classes for our guests, we have included on your rate zumba, pilates and of course yoga, our Lounge Palapa is just in front of the ocean and perfect for this lessons that helps the body and the soul. Potrero is a safe town, with little cool places to have a drink or a snack, very happy you enjoyed Potrero, Guanacaste. We will send your special thank to the evening staff, ecstatic we were able to provide a memorable visit and to put Costa Rica name up high  Hope your travels brings you back to Bahia del Sol in a near future.

Warm regards,

Victoria Bonilla
Resident Manager
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Property: Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
Address: North Of the Flamingo Junction 2 km, Playa Potrero 50101, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Playa Potrero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bahia del Sol is located in Potrero Beach, a beautiful beach of warm tranquil waters on the Pacific Coast of Guanacaste. The Hotel offers the guests the quality of a 4 Star Beach Hotel with all the comforts, including Pool, Jacuzzi, and a Spa, framed in an impressive setting that includes tropical artistic gardens with centennial trees, a Tropical Garden with Native & Exotic plants , and an extensive beach front. The location is perfect for soaking in breathtaking views of the tranquil Potrero Bay, romantic long walks on the golden sands, basking in the rich sun and watching the spectacular sunsets of the Pacific Coast.
With miles of uncrowded beaches, stunning coves and undiscovered inlets, Costa Rica's natural environment speaks to your soul. ... more   less 
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