We stayed for three nights the week after Labor Day 2013. It was absolutely amazing. Roberto, his wife, and everyone on the staff at La Gaviota Tropical were just so accommodating, going out of their way to make our couple's trip for my boyfriend and me comfortable and carefree. This place has much more of a B&B feel due to its personalized attention. I think they only let out 5-6 rooms, so they're very aware and up-to-date on the state of their guests. Thus, whether we slept in (hey! it's our vacation) or had an early morning due to a SCUBA excursion, our breakfast place settings were always waiting for us when we came downstairs into the cozy open-air restaurant area, with a perfect view of the water. When we realized it would get really pricey going from Guanacaste to Arenal back to San Jose (we had started off in Manuel Antonio for a friend's wedding earlier in the week, and we decided to make it an extended vacation of it; this was our second stop of our extension) we inquired how much it would cost for us to rent a car...they called the rental place, negotiated a rate that we were really happy with, and even scheduled for the rental guys to drive the car over...the entire time while we had enjoyed our delicious breakfast /coffee, then went for a stroll on the gorgeous strand. We had a beautiful room (the Playa room) that had the sounds of the waves from the beach. And it seemed like we had the whole hotel to ourselves, often enjoying the amazing rooftoop pool views without anyone else even walking up there. One night there were so many stars we just sat in silence looking up at them. If you dive, this place is PERFECT b/c most of the boats will just drop you off at the beach and you can just walk 20 steps into La Gaviota. I want to go back...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautifully appointed boutique guest house located on the beach. All rooms have ocean views. Full breakfast included ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Gaviota Tropical Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste