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“Super nice apartments on the beach!”
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Surf Inn Hermosa
Reviewed March 4, 2012

We stayed at the Surf Inn last week and were very happy with the accommodations. The apartment had great finishes and was well equipped!
The staff is super nice and helpful.
They have over night security in the parking lot, so never a worry about your car!
You can't beach the "steps" to the beach!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kim G
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

I've been to Playa hermosa 3 three times and have stayed at Surf Inn two times. Each time, it has been amazing!! Christina and Michael are super helpful and soooo friendly. She set up transportation to/from the airport. The one time I didn't stay at Surf Inn, Christina was still eager to help me out and give advice on adventures/places to go in Costa Rica. The rooms are very clean! Surf Inn is literally footsteps from the beach and has restaurants surrounding it (including their own cafe!) I love playa hermosa and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!! BOOK YOUR TRIP NOW!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sara V
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed here two nights and hated to leave. Right on the beach, small pool, lawn chairs out front. We had the two bed room apartment on the second floor facing the beach, great view of the surfers from our balcony. Each room has a queen and a single bunk above it, one room has an ensuite. Kitchen, laundry machines a real bonus for us, broken drier though. Restaurant no longer has a view as owner has built herself an apartment using the area that overlooked the ocean, roof top restaurant still makes great coffee, and smoothies and will cook you up some food. Did not eat there though, as view was better in other places. Located on a very quiet stretch of beach with very little development. Within 5 minutes you are walking along the beach with no hotels in sight. 6-8 or so low rise hotels in the at one end of the beach. A few small, but good, close by beach front restaurants to choose from. Quieter area, 5 minutes from chaotic Jaco, which is gearing up to be the next Acapulco. Surfers paradise, but not for beginners. Go take lessons in Jaco for safe waters. No one swims in ocean here. Very helpful owner. Parking is guarded.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Fanny2001
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

Before I even left for Costa Rica I was already happy with the service provided by Surf Inn. The owner, Christina, responded quickly and efficiently to all my thousands of questions via email before I even left for my trip. She gave great recommendations and set up all our accommodations, transportation, and tours in advance. With Christina's great organizing, the trip went by seamlessly. First of all, the room was amazing. 2 BR/2 Bath with full washer/dryer, AC, kitchen, and ocean view balcony. Second, the transportation was perfectly timed with the most cordial driver. Third, the Manuel Antonio tour and surf lessons set up by Christina were with very knowledgeable and friendly locals who truly made our Costa Rican experience perfect. This place set our standards high for the remainder of our time in the country. I highly recommend staying at Surf Inn to all my friends who want a relaxing and fun beach trip. My only regret is that we did not stay at Surf Inn Hermosa longer!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

We started our stay at another hotel in Playa Hermosa that did not have A/C - mistake. With the new paved highway right along the beach, the trucks will keep you up all night, guaranteed! We did not want to leave as we had a friend in the area, so we talked to a few people on the beach and found Mike, the owner who had a few rooms open. We took one look at the two bedroom unit overlooking the ocean and could not believe what a great place it was. I do not use the term "villa" loosely to describe the two bedroom units overlooking the ocean. Awesome balcony to enjoy the surfers and sunset. Two bedrooms, nice kitchen and living area, simply great. Highly recommended. Just beware the surf is not for swimming with the kids - big waves and lots of surfing action right from the hotel/beach. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

Beautiful small hotel with great service on a terrific beach. Best breakfast ever coconut french toast and banana pancakes on the top floor overlooking the ocean with beautiful birds in the trees. A million dollar view.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

Stayed in a 2 bedroom/2 bath condo with a spectacular ocean view!
We sat on the balcony and ate breakfast each morning watching the ocean and surfers.
The accommodations were first class - granite counters / stainless appliances and an amazing view.
Onsite evening security (although we never felt unsafe).

Owner-Christina arranged for a great surf instructor, Estaban, for our sons, board rentals, and transportation to other surf breaks as well. They had a blast! The staff were friendly and very helpful.

Both Christina and her husband are very knowledgable about the area--making great recommendations on places to eat, things to do and other places to visit in Costa Rica.

Will definitely stay here when we come back!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank brown11
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Additional Information about Surf Inn Hermosa

Address: 200 meters south of Escuela Pochotal, Playa Hermosa, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Garabito Municipality > Jaco District > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $100 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PURA VIDA Costa Rican getaway, ideally situated in the heart of Playa Hermosa. Surf Inn is located oceanfront at one of Playa Hermosa's most consistent surf spots. These rentals consist of: two 2 bed/2 bath ocean front condos and four furnished studio apartments which are just steps from the beach. Each room features a queen size bed with individual bunk in custom designed bed frames. The front lawn is a popular spot to sit and watch the mesmerizing surfing going on out front. On-site owners & great staff assure attention to detail during your stay. Playa Hermosa's Restaurants and Bars are all within walking distance. Jaco Beach is a 5 minute Taxi Ride away. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Surf Inn Hermosa Hotel Playa Hermosa
Surf Inn Hermosa Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa

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