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“Little hidden Gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Toro Blanco Resort

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Toro Blanco Resort
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Little hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2011

I absolutely loved this place, travelled with 3 other friends, we had 2 rooms, the place was pretty empty the 4 or 5 days we were there, it was heaven, the pool right outside your room, the kichenette, the tv.....the pool is amazing....and your 1 minute walk to the beach and right around the corner from the bars and main street, so it's not loud,,I also recommend coconuts restaurant..,,,great chicken fingers...... perfect loacation, the owners were so nice, We all loved this place.... Not sure of the price now, but it was very reasonable a year and a bit ago.....I look forward to going back....

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2010

Small place, big pool. Good beds. Clean. Very yellow. Pool is nice, it has a pool bar but that is never opened. Parking on own terrain. No breakfast included.
Managed by italians, served us a nice cup of coffee, which is suprisingly hard to find in Costa Rica.

Playa del Coco is small so you are close to everything, sea is nearby, but the beach of playa del coco is not really inviting to spend a day on the beach. Better option is Tamarindo, bit more developed, but still very nice and big waves. Diving is nice at the islands in front of the bay of Playa del Coco, no coral but vulcanic rock and plenty of wildlife.

Pura vida!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FairyTale010
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Roanoke, Virginia
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48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2010

Toro Blanco is almost on the beach and close to everything in Coco. Yet, it seems like it is more private than some of the accommodations we looked at downtown. Its brightly colored yellow walls and courtyard with pool make for a festive atmosphere. There is a covered lounge area next to the pool bar with comfortable sofas, chairs, and tables. Each room has its own outdoor patio with table and chairs as well. We found our room to be clean and spacious. A few missing light bulbs, but that didn't bother us. The place had WIFI but it was a challenge to get a signal. That was not different than the $14,000/week villa we had just moved from before we exited Costa Rica. The best part of this place was Walter the Chihuahua. The cutest, friendliest little pooch I saw in CR and I saw a lot! Overall, we really liked the place. We only stayed one night. There weren't many people there as I think it is low season. but, it felt secure and comfortable. A definite recommend.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, MN
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2010

Came here with a friend to do some diving and had a great stay. We contemplated staying at a hotel versus an apart/hotel and glad we chose what we did. Toro Blanco was very personable and relaxing. Leo, one of our hosts, was very helpful getting us acclimated to Playas del Coco. We arrived later than expected but were still greeted upon our arrival with a cold drink. :) The dogs at the property, Blanco and Leo, were also a special treat. Our room had everything we needed and was well kept. We stayed on the lower level to be close to the pool, and even had Leo, the dog, sleep near our door. Very quaint. The location was perfect. Very close to the beach, as well as restaurants and shops. It was surprisingly quiet being so close to everything. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others. Also, Andreea, our booking agent, was extremely helpful throughout the whole process!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2010

Excellent hotel, nice owners. The rooms have full cooking gear, refrigerator, microwave, luxurious wooden furniture, small patios, there's a pool, plus it's a short walk to the beach. In the mornings you can see monkeys in the large tree next to the property. Basically everything is high quality i.e flat screen tvs, plus stuff mentioned above. They even surprised us with Italian espresso (the owners are from Italy) in the mornings.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JAbest
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PureTravelCR, Marketing Manager at Toro Blanco Resort, responded to this review, April 10, 2010
Hi there!

Thank you so much for your review! It is much appreciated! I hope that you will come back to see us! You know that Leo will always serve you the best espresso in Coco!

See you soon!
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Additional Information about Toro Blanco Resort

Property: Toro Blanco Resort
Address: 25 mts south of the Iglesia Catolica, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Toro Blanco Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Toro Blanco is a newly-built apart-hotel located a mere 50 meters away from the beach, and about a 5-minute walk to the main street of Playas del Coco. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Toro Blanco Hotel Playas Del Coco
Toro Blanco Resort Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco

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