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Hotel El Velero

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#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
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#5 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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
Currency exchange
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Hiking
Snorkeling
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
499Reviews30Q+A100Room tips
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Vista wrote a review Mar 2005
toronto53 contributions15 helpful votes
Great hotel with the friendliest people you will ever meet. Stayed at El Velero for 2 weeks in February. it was my first time to Costa Rica and I cannot wait to return. The hotel is fantastic. Food is great ! This 25 room hotel is located directly on the beach and is very clean. The staff is very friendly and will cater to your every need. It is also home to a number of monkeys...you will hear them in and around the area every morning...You may even see one of them in the tree beside the restuarant. Awesome! I read the other reviews about this hotel and need to point out that there is not any type of wire fence on El Velero's propery. There is a fence that can be seen from the beach but it is on someone's beach home property. As far as service, another user said the
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Date of stay: February 2005
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Explorer11189 wrote a review Jan 2005
Chicago, IL1 contribution1 helpful vote
The man that worked the desk was very sexiest. Trying to work a deal on hotel rates with two women. He thought we were in our early 20's but were were in our 30's. We were not spring breakers! Rooms basic and over priced. He did show us the rooms before we checked in but very American worst run in in costa rica! Bad representation! Stay at Hotel Playa Hermosa...less expesive but basic. Great beach location and gardens!
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pyrdog wrote a review Nov 2004
Gig Harbor, WA3 contributions24 helpful votes
I and two friends stayed at Hotel El Velero for 8 nights, 10-29-04 to 11-6-04. We flew into Liberia (pronounce lee berria not lie beeria) It is a 25 to 30 minute drive to Playa Hermosa from the airport. We did not rent a car; the taxi ride to the hotel was $30.00. Hotel El Velero is very small, intimate and situated right on the beach. I found the beach to be un-crowded and excellent for swimming, with very warm water. The hotel restaurant seems to attract Canadians and Americans who live in the area and we were able to glean many local tips from our conversations with them. The best tip was learning the prevalence of Dengue fever in the area. No need to be alarmed just be prepared. Wear your bug stuff if you are outside when it is not windy early in the morning or in the
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Date of stay: November 2004
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UggBootKitty wrote a review Oct 2004
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions24 helpful votes
Very nice hotel, clean, pleasant. No TV in the room in case you want some entertainment. Small bathrooms, but very clean. Hotel staff accomodating though not very friendly. Restaurant slow but food is good. Definitely a great hotel to sit on the beach, watch the sunset, and relax. Definitely recommend!
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PRICE RANGE
US$91 - US$124 (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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