I was originally planning to got to Nicaragua this year for Spring Break, but a friend suggested Playa Hermosa to me and El Velero. I checked out their website and then of course, Trip Advisor. It looked like the price was right, it was on the beach and so we called the hotel directly and booked our room. I could not have been happier with our choice. The staff were exceptionally friendly. It was as if we had known Luis, Joshua and Mike for years, not days. Our room was perfectly acceptable, two queen beds a closet, tv and bathroom. Every morning we woke up to the sound of the howler monkeys in the trees. Very cool! The hotel is right on the beach and the sunsets are fantastic. It is super convenient that the hotel has a restaurant and the food is really good. I thought the prices were very reasonable. We stayed for a week and our tab for our meals was around $600 for a family of four. Our kids had dessert every night...after all, it was vacation! The girls LOVED the brownie sundae. My favorite was BBQ night - I couldn't resist the Mahi-Mahi...it was charcoal grilled and served with garlic butter. Probably about the best fish I've ever eaten. It was served with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes. Super delicious! We had a great time and I hated to leave, but we will definitely go back again some day. Our kids had fun in the pool and we felt that they were always very safe at the hotel, even when we weren't directly supervising them. The beach is beautiful, but take note, this is volcanic sand and not the white, sugary sand that you find in the caribbean. Monkeys are everywhere in the trees next door...everyday we watch a family of about 12 monkeys eating mangoes and jumping around in the trees. My girls loved this experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel El Velero, a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel just paces from the Pacific blue waters of Costa Rica's pristine Playa Hermosa. Hear the waves crash and breathe the clean, salty air as you relax in our seaside tropical gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Velero Hotel
- El Velero Playa Hermosa
- Hotel El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste