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“Paradise Found” 5 of 5 stars
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Monterey del Mar Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Esterillos Este Beach at The West End | Canton Parrita, Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Esterillos Este
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
“Paradise Found”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

As a native Cape Codder who grew up on the beach I thought I'd died & gone to heaven. What a beautiful place. The beach is unreal. As far as we could see in either direction we could only see a few people. Swimming & playing in the waves was a blast & you cant beat the sunsets. We spent Valentines Day here & fell in love with it's beauty. This was our first trip to Costa Rica & we are thinking of using Monterey Del Mar as our base of operations to further explore the Pacific coast on our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bill M
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Raleigh, NC
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a very nice hotel on a beautiful beach! The beach is so wide here and a wonderful place to walk .... we were warned not to swim in the ocean, so we traveled to the Manuel Antonio National Park to swim in a beautiful little bay. Our room here was spacious and clean and we had reliable hot water for the first time in Costa Rica! They have a nice pool and a lovely outdoor restaurant. The food was very good with lots of fresh fruit. I would highly recommend staying here .... a great place to get away from it all with an amazing beach view.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank bestofthewest58
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Madison, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The setting was amazing. It's right on the ocean, with beautiful sunsets. You can't swim in the ocean hear, but walking the beach is okay. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The grounds are full of flowers, birds and trees. You don't really want to spend much time in the room. The restaurant was open with a view of the water. The food was above average, with breakfast served buffet style (at least for our tour group). This is close to Manuel Antonio National Park, a must see for a trip to Costa Rica. They have a wonderful beach there that CAN be used to swim.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have patios looking toward the ocean.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Karen D
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Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful oasis to get away from it all. Beautiful black sand beaches. The grounds are attractively designed and maintained. I found the rooms comfortable especially with the air conditioning and the bathroom clean. The beds are very comfy as well. I like the fact that the duvet cover is changed after each guest so you are not wondering what is on the bedspread. My laundry was done in a timely manner. The open bar and restaurant really make you feel like you are part of nature and the environment. The one appetizer we had in the restaurant was very tasty.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank Skylark205
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Hermiston, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This quiet resort offers the traveler the opportunity to unwind in a beautiful environment. The rooms arecomfortable. The grounds are emaculate. The ocean is calm and beautiful. Beaware the water can be dangerous due to a undertow. The beach is great for walking.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank nocoffeeor1
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Rzeszow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

most wonderful grounds right on the edge of Esterillos Beach, an endless expanse of rolling waves (not recommended to swim unfortunately - but the pool is nice) the rooms are nice enough most with private patios and the dining is al fresco. we were however told not to go wandering on the beach at night by ourselves...and there was a night watchman keeping guard. a lovely place, just need to get to the other beaches from there such as at Manuel Antonio. or do the outrigger canoe at Jacos Kayakking at Agujas Beach - wonderful!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank CatinRzeszow
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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146 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. Great beach with lots of sand dollars and other shells. Quiet spot with lovely pool and setting. Had an ocean facing room with great view. Food good but day waiters not so great. Bartender and waitress at night excellent. Mostly Tico guests which was nice. Would go back but a little pricey for the room.

Room Tip: Do go for the beach front rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Monterey del Mar Hotel
Address: Esterillos Este Beach at The West End | Canton Parrita, Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Esterillos Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Monterey del Mar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monterey del Mar Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is the gem of the Central Pacific Coast. Nestled between the popular destinations of Jaco and Manuel Antonio National Park, this boutique hotel offers a convenient location with the serenity of a secluded beach. The warm colors of the hotel and it's lush tropical gardens give way to a breathtaking, uninterrupted view of expansive Playa de Esterillos Este (Esterillos Este Beach).Enjoy swimming in our beautiful pool, a relaxed stroll on our cocoa-colored sand beach, go play in the waves, enjoy a delicious meal at our beachfront restaurant or ask our concierge to book an adventure tour for you. Amenities include: oceanfront rooms, elegant suites with private terraces, a beachfront restaurant with selections ranging from local fare to international favorites, spa services, air conditioning, hot water, free wifi in the lounge, satellite TV, room service and complimentary continental breakfast. As our welcome guest you are our priority. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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