Villas Sol: “Pura Vida!” We stayed one week in the hotel (all-inclusive) and two weeks in a hillside Villa. Our hotel accommodation was lovely overlooking the pool, restaurant and bar. The Villa was absolutely breathtaking over looking Playa Hermosa. While we loved the resort it truly was the employees who made our stay so memorable. We were pleasantly surprised that the Villas had daily maid service. Whether it was the reception staff, the food and beverage staff, the activities staff, the maids, the landscaping staff or the security staff; every individual significantly contributed to the quality of our stay. We felt like we were part of the Villas Sol Family.
The restaurants at Villa Sol had lots of variety. Costa Rican food tends to be quite simple. We enjoyed some restaurants close by that had Indo-Asian food, fabulous seafood and Spanish Tapas. While in the Villas we also did some of our own shopping and cooking from local markets.
We travelled to Villas Sol through RCI. Gilbert was our RCI representative and he warmly met our every need. Over the three weeks we went to local restaurants, to Playa Coco, to Playa Tamarindo, visited volcanoes, went zip-lining through the canopy (with white faced monkeys) and did a sunset cruise by sailboat. We loved our experiences.
We stayed from the 7th to the 28th of July. While that is considered their rainy season; the reality for us was a refreshing late afternoon rain every few days. Right on our resort there was such interesting wildlife. There was a troupe of Howler Monkeys, Mealy Parrots, Green Iguanas, Anoles and more. They too added to our experience. Playa Hermosa has black sand as a result of the many volcanoes in Costa Rica. The beach and the swimming pools offered lots of water activities for guests. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are already making plans to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is a development of 100% Costa Rican capital located on Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste on the northern Pacific Coast and managed by Promotora La Costa, a pioneer company in tourism development in Guanacaste. We are a 4-star resort, and have a Tourism Sustainability Certification (CST) of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and we are affiliated with Resort Condominium International RCI, being the only resort in Central America included in the Gold Crown category granted by this company. We work under an all-inclusive service in 54 deluxe hotel rooms and 109 fully equipped villas of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. With unbeatable view of Papagayo Gulf. Among many alternatives for entertainment and sports offered by Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort, you’ll find a wide variety of activities for all ages - water sports (motorized & non motorized), sport fishing, diving, kayak & jet ski as well as many one day tours that will take you to the many national parks and hide-away beaches in the area surrounding our resort. Our great location makes not only our resort a great destination but also offers a convenient closeness to all major tours and activities taking place in the Guanacaste area and surroundings. Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is a place for all ages and types of vacationer. A great choice for families traveling with children, single travelers, honeymooners, people looking for a relaxing vacation or those looking for fun and excitement. Our friendly, helpful staff welcome all guests with a “PURA VIDA” and a smile & the best service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Sol Hotel And Beach Resort
- Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Playa Hermosa
- Hotel Sol Beach
- Sol Hotel Playa Hermosa
- Playa Hermosa Sol Hotel
- Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste