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Reviewed 20 April 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2021

Beach front!!! The owner and staff are great people and the service is second to none! The food is excellent and the kitchen was very accommodating to my fiancée vegetarian diet. Everything was amazing and we can not wait to return! The only complaint that we had was that the week...went by too fast!!
This is an amazing hotel directly on Hermosa Beach, with great food, clean rooms and a hard working staff...If you want a Costa Rican experience...This is your place!

Date of stay: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 March 2021

We truly felt like we were in paradise at the El Velero! The location is on an amazing beach. The ocean was clear and warm. Our spacious, clean room was on the 2nd floor. We had everything we needed with a comfortable bed and a refrigerator and microwave. It was very quaint and quiet retreat. The only noises we heard at night were from the howler monkeys close by. The staff was awesome and treated as like family. It was convenient to have a restaurant on-site that served great food: breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a full service bar. The pool looked inviting. We enjoyed the surroundings and walk on the beach daily. The Hotel El Velero is situated near other restaurants so we could take a short walk to visit other places. We stayed in February and the beach was not too busy.
With a short drive, there are other resturants and beaches to explore as well as Playa del Coco (less than 30 minute drive) which has an area of shops and restaurants.
We planned on staying 2 days and went to other beach towns to explore. After our travels, we decided to go back to the el Velero for an additional 4 nights beause we really enjoyed the hotel, staff and location! Also, under 30 minutes to the Liberia airport.
We highly recommend the Hotel El Velero as your starting (and ending) point in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.

Date of stay: February 2021
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Thank Scooter530
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Reviewed 12 January 2021

Our stay at Hotel El Velero for 3 nights was amazing! We upgraded our room to #211 and we are so very glad that we did. We heard the marvelous and mighty ocean all night and awoke to the beautiful view of it's majesty every morning. The rooms are very well kept and clean with plenty of hot water, which seems to be an issue at other properties. The property is right on the beach so no walking blocks to spend a day at the ocean and the restaurant is only feet away so food and refreshments are always conveniently available. Speaking of food; EXCELLENT! We were fortunate to have be at El Velero for both specialty nights; Taco Tuesday and BBQ Wednesday and they were both INCREDIBLE! Great food, Great atmosphere, Great service and Great view! This property can't be beat for the price!

Room tip: Room 211 or the other next to it, 212?
Date of stay: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

Highly suggest and recommend this hotel everything it’s on premises very clean very pleasant The rooms are nice and spacious . Great service and the owner Mike is a wonderful. I was there in November and December

Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Traveled with family
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