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at Hotel El Velero

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... sunset in the evening from the same location. The rooms, pool, and restaurant are all literally steps from the beach! We...
... The beach was never crowded very relaxing. We used their pool a few times great place to sit and cool off. Did I mention...
... have refrigerator &microwave . Which is a huge plus for us. Pool is great. We don’t use the pool since the beach is right...
Most popular question about the pool
... lounge chairs on the beach for guests? I don’t see any in pictures. Also are there lounge chairs by the pool? The ones I see don’t look like they’re adjustable. Thank you
Answer from Alex P
Dec 2021 |
There are lounge chairs for the pool and beach but I'm pretty sure they aren't adjustable
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TheTravelingMellands wrote a review Oct 2022
Richland, Washington4 contributions
Another amazing visit at El Velero! The staff is very welcoming and helpful. You just can’t beat sipping your Costa Rican coffee from the beachside restaurant in the morning and then watching a gorgeous sunset in the evening from the same location. The rooms, pool, and restaurant are all literally steps from the beach!

We were able to get a sneak peek at the rooms being remodeled….which meant there was a little construction noise but they were very careful to keep it to only certain hours of the day. The ocean waves covered most of the sound anyway. I can’t wait to see the finished product! Our favorite getaway location will be even better!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: I appreciate the level of security offered. There are small in-room safes and secured parking....
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Michael M wrote a review Jun 2022
24 contributions32 helpful votes
When planning our trip we looked at everything from the Weston to ARBNB’s and then we came across a place that was listed for under $100 per night right on the beach. Not going to lie I was pretty skeptical. But we read the reviews and decide this place was worth a shot. Best vacation decision I have ever made. This is not a 5 star resort but what it is, is a 5 star 3.5 star motel. 20 something rooms on 2 stories with large rooms. They have a fridge and a microwave. They tell you it takes 3-5 minutes to get hot water but we ALWAYS had it. Bathroom is a little small but we knew that and took a hanging toiletry bag that made up for it. The front desk was amazing helped set up some amazing excursions and recommend someone to do our laundry. Thanks Gaby you are special. Housekeeping was performed everyday and did above average job to include some towel art. We left iPads and other devices out and never had any problems. The bartender's/waiters are what made this place great. They remember who you are and what you are drinking. We would ask for something to be done a little different than on the menu and they would run it by the kitchen staff and we were never disappointed. The bar and food items were all priced very reasonable. Try the whole red snapper on their BBQ nights. The wife tried a steak one night and it was cooked to perfection. The ocean is at your front door it honestly couldn’t be any closer. The beach was never crowded very relaxing. We used their pool a few times great place to sit and cool off. Did I mention the bar sits right next to the pool maybe 10 feet away. We always had a drink in our hands.

Know that you will need some bug spray. We used deet and it worked great to keep those flies and misquotes at bay. They were not bad more of an annoyance. We never had a problem with them in our room.

The one thing they could do to improve was to get some lie flat lounge chairs. Maybe more of a personal taste I just like to lie on my stomach and you could not do that with their chairs.

Here is my recommendation. We would come back to this place again and again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: We stayed in room 206 it was one of the only rooms that didn’t have sky lights into the hallway. ...
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lynn wrote a review Mar 2022
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica1 contribution
Perfect boutique hotel on the beach. Mike the owner is always available on site to deal with any issues. But quite honestly we have never experienced issues at this hotel. Rooms are clean. Hot water for showers. The rooms now have refrigerator &microwave . Which is a huge plus for us. Pool is great. We don’t use the pool since the beach is right in front of you. It is a swimming beach. Meaning calm water. The restaurant has specials and now live entertainment. The food is excellent. Great variety. The staff are all very friendly. We stay at this hotel every time we visit Costa Rica. I would highly recommend you give this hotel a try.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lee wrote a review Dec 2021
18 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is in great location, right on the beach in a beautiful cove and only 25 minutes from the airport which was great since we had an 8 am flight and had to return the car rental. The pool was unimpressive and right beside the eating area so didn’t bother especially with the ocean right there. The room was adequate except for the scratching coming from the roof which we hope was a bird lol. It was amazing to wake up early for our flight and hear the howler monkeys. Our room was on the second floor and getting our luggage up the winding staircase was a little difficult so if can get main floor. Overall a nice quaint hotel reasonably priced with amazing access to the beach.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sharonrose21 wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Had another amazing vacation at Hotel El Velero! Located right on one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Sunsets, snorkeling, swimming, and boogie boarding are steps from the hotel room. The friendly and hardworking staff went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed or wanted. Mike the hotel owner is very entertaining and knowledgeable. He had all the best advice on what local activities were a must see and do. The food at the hotel is extremely fresh, delicious and authentic! Best tacos ever on Tuesday's! I could hear the monkeys while swimming in the pool. Tropical paradise! My husband and I love it there and cannot wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Answer from Alex P
Dec 2021 |
There are lounge chairs for the pool and beach but I'm pretty sure they aren't adjustable
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