We came to this beach right after landing in Liberia. It is very convenient: about 25 minute drive from the airport. It is right on a black sand beach. Price is average: not a real bargain.
They have a small clean pool in the middle of the hotel. At the end of the beach: a tidal pool. You will not be able to find much on the rocks except crabs and hermit crabs. However, if you snorkel, there is treasure in the water. Water is calm. My husband saw long nose gar, small sharks, sting ray, moray eel, some little eels that peaked out of sand, and a bunch of other fishes. On the other hand, most of us were stung by jellyfish around the tidal pool. It stings the first few minutes or so, in a few hours the rash completely disappeared without any treatment.
For some reason, it does not bother my hubby at all. However, the kids refused to get into the water again. If you swim on the beach, there is no danger of jellyfish stings.
The rooms are clean. Very interesting decor. Dinner is overpriced. Food is nothing great. Front desk helpful.
The water is clear and calm; thus pretty safe to young children ( my daughter is only 7 yo).
- 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