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“Yoga, surf and great food in beautiful surroundings”
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The Harmony Hotel
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Nosara
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Sydney, Australia
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“Yoga, surf and great food in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has it all. Short walk to Playa Guiones which has great waves, beautiful pool, lovely staff and great food. We stayed in one of the rooms which have a private backyard with outdoor shower. The only downside is that they are quite dark since you need to close the curtains on one side as other guests walk past your room, however, it didn't bother us too much. You can always book a bungalow. The included breakfast was delicious and you could choose one additional item each morning on top of the fruit plate, juice, tea/coffee. They have an amazing wellness area where you can take part in yoga sessions or enjoy a large selection of treatments. We stayed the last three days of our honeymoon and it was the perfect end to a great Costa Rica trip.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This place is beautiful. The place I stayed in housed 8 very comfortably, had great amenaties, including a beautful bathroom. It was about a 2 minute walk from the Pacific Ocean, with staff to give you towels along the way. It had the perfect mix of luxery and nature. Great food, especially their breakfast items, and great cocktails. Staff was eager to help in anyway.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

I was fortunate enough to stay at Harmony for a wedding party. Harmony went above and beyond to ensure our celebration was one for the ages. The property is gorgeous. I have been showing pictures to my friends who can scarcely believe someplace like this exists. The staff was incredibly attentive and friendly. They were ready and willing to help with anything we needed. One of the most unexpected pleasures was the food. As one of my friends said, "I knew this place would be beautiful and relaxing, but I was not ready for how good the food would be." The breakfast every morning was delicious and filling, and became one of the highlights of the day. I cannot reccomend Harmony enough. It is a wonderful property right on the beach with a top notch staff to make sure your time in Costa Rica is the best it can be.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are wonderful, especially the hammock and outdoor shower!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

If your looking for comfort, hospitality, great food and security this is the place . This is a great place to go by yourself with your other or with your family.The beach is a 200 yard walk down a path , the beach is a white sand 2 mile long beach. The surf is very consistent with good shape , if your a beginner their are many local surf shops that will give lessons or rent .
The hotel rooms are very clean and neat , I have stayed at this hotel many times over the years and never had any unpleasant experiences in the rooms , the beds are firm but with just about the right amount of softness , I have some lower back issues that can be irritated by poor mattresses , these are very good quality along with the linens
The staff is exceptional , very hospitable and well trained , they will go out of their way to insure every thing goes well , security in the rooms has never been an issue , I never lock the room and leave valuables around all the time , being in another country for some travelers this can be a major concern at the Harmony you can leave this thought behind.
The food is very good and healthy , if you are looking for good healthy food you have made the right choice , the hotel also offers a juice bar with great fresh fruit or vegetable smoothies ( from their own organic garden on the premises )along with great sandwiches , and let's not forget the cappuccinos with plenty of foam .The service at the juice bar is superb and the atmosphere is completely relaxed.
The Playa Guiones area itself is very safe , unlike some beach towns ( where you may find undesirable things you may not want to be exposed to or definetely not your children ) you will not find these elements here . The local people have done a great job in maintaining this atmosphere and this is one of the most desirable features of the area.Three years ago I brought my children and 1 year old grand child there.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I flew down for the long memorial day weekend. I flew into Liberia and they had a van driver pick us up and drive us right to the hotel.

Each day started with an amazing complimentary breakfast - blended fruit smoothie, coffee, orange juice and a wide choice of breakfast/brunch entrees. The days were filled with lounging by the pool, quick trecks to the rainforest for zip-lining, walks on the beach and swimming in the waves.

I left feeling recharged and refreshed and it was all thanks to the idyllic location, attentive staff, picturesque tropical layout, and great friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

My husband and I had our wedding celebration at Harmony and everyone had a terrific time. We ranged in age from 25 - 75 and there was something for everyone to do and see. The service and staff was impeccable and the attention to detail unmatched. From the time everyone arrived on Friday to leaving the following Monday, our every wish was granted. The food is fantastic, the staff personable and accommodating, the rooms are lovely, the beach breathtaking, the pool (sans chlorine) delightful, the healing center phenomenal, and the juice bar like no other. I highly recommend it for a family, friends or/or singles stay. We stayed in bungalow 14 and the howler monkeys visited us every AM and PM, thanks to a mango tree right over our patio. You can view wildlife simply by sitting on the patio or lying in the hammock. The beach is a few steps away and while we were there, the surfing championships were taking place, which added a nice dimension to our stay. Although it was during the green season, every AM was bright and sunny, with the rain not starting until around 4 PM. All in all, I highly recommend Harmony. A plus is it's commitment to sustainability and preserving the best of what Costa Rica has to offer. It may be a bit out-of-the-way, but that's what makes it so special.

Room Tip: Bungalow 17 is perfect for a family as it's a double bungalow with two rooms and is closest to t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

The hotel is beautiful and the staff is beyond wonderful. We love it here so much. Great family vacation spot. My kids just love jumping in the pool and jumping in the ocean. It's a perfect set up. All of the food is delicious. My kids especially love the smoothies during the day. It is all so fresh. The beach is perfect. Thank you harmony! We can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Harmony Hotel
Address: Guiones Beach, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nosara
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#3 Green Hotel in Nosara
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
#4 Spa Hotel in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Harmony Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Harmony Hotel is the perfect combination of low-key luxury, nature, wellness and sustainability. Situated on Guiones Beach in Nosara, Costa Rica, a spot well renowned for its beautiful surroundings and impressive surf, this is an excellent place to unwind, relax and get in tune with your natural rhythm. The Harmony Hotel is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges. ... more   less 
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