Hotel El Velero

Hotel El Velero

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#4 of 12 hotels in Playa Hermosa
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Hotel El Velero, a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel just paces from the Pacific blue waters of Costa Rica's pristine Playa Hermosa. Hear the waves crash and breathe the clean, salty air as you relax in our seaside tropical gardens.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Massage
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 73 out of 100
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Liberia Airport
13.9 km
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Nosara Beach Airport
66.6 km
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Silvia D wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Since my last visit to this hotel, the rooms have been upgraded and the beds are so very comfy. It was great to see some of the regular folks working there with their wonderful personalities, smiles and overall welcoming attitudes. Being right in front of the beach is a great bonus for dipping in the cove, walking or simply sun bathing. The restaurant as usual with great service and good food. It is comfortable and clean.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Kat wrote a review Nov 2022
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica8 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beachfront location and amazing sunsets. Monkeys in the trees, massages under a palm tree and the friendliest service in the world! Rooms and entire hotel is kept spotless. Sleeping to sound of the waves and waking up to howler monkeys is so fun. The restaurant is great with taco Tuesday’s and BBQ nights. Live music was great too. I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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jidoh123 wrote a review Feb 2022
Farmington, New Mexico15 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at El Velero twice and have reservations there for April and June, 2022. I give it FIVE STARS in the context of what it is. If I were reviewing it compared to a luxury resort it would not get that rating. It is definitely not in that category. But if you love cool, hip, fun, laid back, on the beach, super clean, great food, fun staff, excellent food and an engaged owner...........then yes, this is a Five Star Resort. It is simple and has a following of return guests like I have never seen....sort of like family. It is literally on the beach with the water about 75 yards from the bar. We love it. Stuart B. Colorado
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Manuela Z wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from a week at El Velero and it was an amazing vacation!

The hotel is steps from the beach and as soon as you arrive you are relaxed and happy! The room was great and initially we were worried we may miss a balcony, but no, when you are steps from the beach you can do without. There is also a large balcony area for everyone to use that is usually quiet and invites you to sit and read while enjoying the breeze.

El Velero was absolutely wonderful and the staff is amazing! Everyone goes above and beyond.

You are only 25 minutes from Liberia airport.
There is ample seating and shade at the beach.
You have a wonderful restaurant on the premise and several options nearby. You also have a little bodega nearby for gatorade, snacks, ice cream.
It's quiet.
The ocean is wonderful to swim in.
You can arrange tours at the front desk.

I wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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lynn wrote a review Mar 2022
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2022
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fisher_eye_lens wrote a review May 2023
Campbell River, Canada617 contributions156 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
this was a return visit - last time at trip start and this time at trip end. Tis a wonderful place to start and end a trip to Costa with the added bonus being its proximity to the LIR airport. It is a very beautiful place, the bay at Hermosa, and very healthy, without the trappings of some touristic beaches, but all you want. I did miss the plethora of pelicans but sadly the avian flu has taken its toll on the seabirds there now. Lots of terns flying the wave crests still. The staff is wonderful, fun, efficient and personable. This time we were on the opposite side of the hall and liked it better, because we even had a bit of seaview there. The lounge at the seaside end of the hall is a nice place to relax, read or look down on the BBQ cookings by the pool. The seating by the sea leaves you a great place to foray into the surf or watch the sundown. I wish I was there now.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Dennis F wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay was perfect and everyone was friendly and kind. The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the food was outstanding. The best of all were the entire staff and how they made you feel like you knew them forever. We wi return to this hidden treasure. The new owners are very humble and truly there to make your stay memorable.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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sibyl g wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I almost hate writing how great our stay was at El Velero because it will make the hotel more popular and then I might not be able to get a room when I want one. The location is perfect and the staff couldn't be more affable and helpful. Even the food was great. I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Jonathan J wrote a review Mar 2024
Annapolis, Maryland39 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Been coming to Hotel El Veloro for the last 7-8 years. Never been disappointed. The place is under new ownership and upgrades have been done. It's a beach lover spot for Playa Hermosa. The hotel restaurant has excellent food and drinks. Prices are fair for the entire place. It's a very small hotel not one of those big hotels that I have seen popping up along the coastline. Leave the wife home and bring your girl friend and enjoy!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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marty185 wrote a review Mar 2024
Portland, Oregon44 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Totally great experience. From the greeting at reception, to all the restaurant and service staff, everyone went out of their way to make sure that you had a great time. Food was amazing, and the beach is steps away. Breakfast is a must, take advantage of the food and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Answer from Alex P
6 contributions
There are lounge chairs for the pool and beach but I'm pretty sure they aren't adjustable
Brooklyn966 asked a question Jan 2021
Edmonton, Canada322 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, Is there free wifi in the rooms? Thanks
Answer from Tammy Smith
Maui, Hawaii24 contributions4 helpful votes
Yes there is😀
Brooklyn966 asked a question Jan 2021
Edmonton, Canada322 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, Is there free wifi in the rooms? Thanks
Answer from Heidi
Willmar, Minnesota29 contributions28 helpful votes
owner, Mike, is also a fellow Canadian to you
Shana2525 wrote a tip May 2024
199 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking lot was really big if you are driving. Come prepared to just be relaxed and chill at the beach!"
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Mike-from-Rye-NH-USA wrote a tip May 2024
Rye, New Hampshire13 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t expect bleached white sand. The beach is comprised of white sand and fine black volcanic sand. The color range is white to soft grey"
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Mitzi L wrote a tip Apr 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great hotel and beach to stay when arriving or departing Liberia airport, only 25 mins. Plan to enjoy the ocean for a swim. "
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Marion C wrote a tip Apr 2024
14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s a small hotel so book in advance "
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David S wrote a tip Apr 2024
32 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have a fresh water pool that is nice and clean and the beach is literally joining the hotel."
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PRICE RANGE
₱8,565 - ₱8,565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el velero hotel, el velero playa hermosa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Hermosa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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