CST rating of 3 (Certified for Sustainable Tourism). Cuddle with your special someone over a sunset dinner overlooking an ocean expanse in beautiful Costa Rica. Located in Guanacaste, the all-inclusive Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is along the gorgeous curvature of Hermosa Beach. Olive green forestry girdles the sparkling Pacific Ocean at this friendly, all-inclusive resort. The hotel lies in a dramatic setting with a cliff-side location and view of the ocean and forest running right down to the beach (beach shuttle provided).
The hotel features two restaurants, two pools, and swim-up bar, a Jacuzzi, and a variety of land and water sports. Join family or friends for drinks at one of the many snack bars this tropical haven has to offer, or experience a crimson sunset over dinner for the memory of a lifetime.
Let go at Paradise Spa and indulge in a soothing massage or special body treatment. Your physical therapist will provide you with the finest and most relaxing services available (fee), including aromatherapy, facial cleansing, and algae mud wraps.
Sip on a handcrafted piña colada at the pool. Enjoy great company, excellent music, and a refreshing ocean breeze. Dine at two restaurants and enjoy a light and refreshing menu of hot and cold snacks, seasonal fruits and delightful cocktails at the snack bar, offering a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Papagayo. Beautiful evergreen gardens and palms garland a lovely outdoor seating area.
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is located in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste; in the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica Central America.
CENTRO COMERCIAL COLON, 350 MTS
Toll Free Phone:
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2
There is a small, square, cliffside pool with a peninsula jutting out, in addition toa larger pool and a children`s pool (plus, 35 of the villas come with their own private pools).
Melia Playa Conchal - 40 minutes
The Playa Conchal is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 7,030 yards designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
Green Fees: Fees vary
Cart Fee: Fees vary
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Set along a hillside overlooking Hermosa Beach, each room features a private balcony with wonderful views of the famous Guanacaste Sunsets. The 54 deluxe rooms offer perfect views of the Pacific, while the 47 modern villas look out upon Playa Hermosa.
Ideal for families, Sol Playa Hermosa features a natural hillside setting. An all Inclusive program which includes 3 meals a day and drinks from 10:00am till 10:00pm and taxes.
Beach: The resort overlooks a breathtakingly beautiful, unspoiled stretch of Playa Hermosa. The beach is long and the water calm, guests are transported to the beach area by shuttle bus down a winding road.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 101
Year Opened: 1974
This property is not recommended for the handicapped. The mini-bar in rooms are available for a fee.
ONE BEDROOM VILLA
One double bed with pull-out couch. There is a fee for the mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Standard Room - Ocean view ROH room with a private balcony and two double beds. There is a fee for the mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
THREE BEDROOM VILLA
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
TWO BEDROOM VILLA
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
There is a fee for the mini-bar
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort features 1 meal plan options:
Limited All-inclusive Plan
There are 2 Restaurants at Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort:
La Bahia Restaurant and Bar -
International specialty restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Heliconia Restaurant -
A ll carte restaurant featuring Costa Rican cuisine. Open from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Land Sports, Water Sports, Aquaerobics.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Applicable Ages: 2-12 years old.
We were there off season so only one restaurant was open which served (3) buffet style menus each day, this on an all inclusive package. There is no town to speak of, if you like outdoor activities...
We were there off season so only one restaurant was open which served (3) buffet style menus each day, this on an all inclusive package. There is no town to speak of, if you like outdoor activities we took atv's through the mountains to a couple small beaches, zip lines through the canopy, but there was not much else to do unless you like deep sea fishing, snorkeling etc. We did go on off season but don't think I'll visit again.
Amazing Resort and Trip!
bmac13, Vaughan, Canada
Thu Oct 16 08:16:13 EDT 2014
The resort was amazing. The only complaint we had was the shuttle was not frequent at all. The reviews about the hilliness of the place are not lies. It is extremely hilly. Especially if you are...
The resort was amazing. The only complaint we had was the shuttle was not frequent at all. The reviews about the hilliness of the place are not lies. It is extremely hilly. Especially if you are in the villas. Although it was hilly and we really would have preferred to have a shuttle more often than we did, it was not that terrible to walk. Don't wear high heels on the hills and it is not good for older folks who have mobility issues.
The food was really good to great. There is not a huge selection as the resort is not as big as a Riu or Sandals. All of the food that was presented was great tasting and cooked properly. For breakfast, lunch and dinner there was always rice and black beans(their staple down there). There was a lot of sausage, cooked many different ways and super yummy. Breakfast was scrambled eggs, 2 different kinds of sausage, rice and beans, potatoes of some sort, hard boiled eggs, bread bar, salad bar, fruit bar. Lunch was some sort of meat, chicken, steak, fajitas, pork tenderloin, broccoli and cauliflower, potato of some sort, usually some more sausage, bread bar, salad bar, dessert bar. Dinner was usually steak, fish and chicken(all every night), potato, broccoli and cauliflower(sometimes with carrots), salad bar, bread bar, dessert bar. There was a different theme for the food every night. A lot of latin themes, but there was also a BBQ theme. The snack bar at the pool had nachos with cheese, beans and beef and they usually had pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers too. I personally did not like the hamburgers, but the rest of the food was good there.
Drinks were free flowing and not watered down. They had Absolute vodka, but the rest was CR name brand stuff that I had not seen before. Their beer is Imperial and it tastes a bit like a Coors Light/Bud Light mix.
The pool bar is where the night life is there. The bar opens up at 8pm and there is a dance floor attached(open air). They play music until midnight or later if they feel like hanging around for you.
There were no shows at all, so don't expect them.
The pool was clean, beach type walk in, volley ball net, lots of chairs, swim up bar. There was also a "hot tub" that was just a bit warmer than the pool with jets and another pool near the hotel portion of the resort that was smaller and we saw more kids in there than anywhere else.
The beach is on a bay so it is not the crystal blue water like in the Caribbean, but the water is very clear and clean. The tide varies a lot there. The water was warm. There is security on the beach. There are only 5 lounge chairs that are designated for Villa Sol. The rest are "Condovac" which is the resort that is on the same property as Villa Sol and has no affiliation with Villa Sol. The bar that is on the beach is Condovac. We made the mistake of ordering from them the first night and had to pay for our drinks because we didn't know. There is a Villa Sol person on the beach during the day to organize kayaking, snorkelling, etc. which are included for free.
The room was spectacular!!!! We were in a 2 bedroom villa 59-1. It was 2 stories, the first floor was the living room, dining room and kitchen. The counter tops were granite or marble, stainless steel appliances, flat screen tv, modern furnishings, came equipped with all the necessary kitchen utensils. There is a wall of doors and windows on the first floor that leads out to the short terrace. It is long and nice. GREAT VIEW. Upstairs are the two bedrooms and the bathroom. The first room has a queen bed, desk, tv, dresser, closet. Second room has 2 twin beds, closet with the safe. The bathroom was modern and clean. There is another terrace upstairs that is double the size of the one downstairs and offers INCREDIBLE VIEWS!!
Our friends were in 62-1 and it is a one bedroom. Same furnishing style and standard of room. Their room had a king bed and was only one level, but the living area was close to the same size as in the 2 bedroom. Their terrace was as big as the one on our main floor and offered great views as well.
We saw monkey's on the beach, iguanas, DOGS EVERYWHERE!!!! They do not care about humans, but there are a lot of dogs.
Gilbert is the RCI coordinator person and is the person to speak with at the resort while you are there to organize any activities, etc.
Loancy and Jordis are the activities coordinators and are amazing and friendly. They really try to make everyone have a great time.
Michael and Daniel are the bar tenders that we got to know pretty well and they were always amazing.
We had great service in the dinning room and the same guy served us breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every day. I can't remember his name right now....
There is only one a-la-carte restaurant and it was only open one night while we were there, Sunday. It was really good food and a step up from the buffet.
There is parking all around the resort if you rent a car for trips and stuff.
Coco Beach is not far by car and we went there a handful of times for shopping, exploring, casino, dancing, etc.
Tamarindo Beach is amazing for surfing and is about an hour drive away. I surfed for the first time in my life and it was so much fun!! There is also a lot of shops and restaurants there.
Playa Conchal is a beach that is only shells instead of sand. You have to drive on Playa Baristol(I think that is what it is called) to get to it and it is really a neat experience.
Volcanoes-Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park is off the beaten path and not a lot of people go there. It is about a 3-4 hour hike, depending on your level of endurance. There is a ALL NATURAL hot springs at the end of the path. Beware, you will have to hike THROUGH 2 rivers in order to get to the end.
Tenorio Volcano National Park is where Rio Celeste is and the Blue Lagoon. The water from Rio Celeste(Which is blue) meets the fresh water and creates an amazing effect and you can see the two rivers meet and mix. We had a guide-Jonothan. He charged us $40 for 6 of us and it was about at 3 hour tour. We gave him double that because he was amazing!!! The fee for the park(not included in Jonothan's fee) is $10 per person. You do not have to purchase the tour and can go through yourself. There is a lot to see there. Jonothan taught us all about the different plants and animals in the area and it was really great to try to understand some of the land, flora and fauna.
Lianos de Cortez Waterfall is about 45 minutes from the resort by car. Ask Gilbert to draw you a map and keep a look out, the sign is hard to see if you are not looking. It is not a very built up, touristy attraction, it is very natural and amazing.
Snorkelling with Rodrigo-he was on the beach every single day. He pointed out the monkey's to us, told us where to go for shopping and where to get good food off the resort. He was very friendly and helpful. We went snorkelling with him on our last day and it was amazing!! The boat is not a huge catamaran or pontoon, it is pretty much just a touring boat that fit us 6 people comfortably and the 4 other people that were part of the "crew". The took us out to the island off the coast and we saw tons of fish. They brought up a puffer fish for us to touch, which was super cool. We also saw an eel. While we were snorkelling, they were fishing. They caught Octopus, Oysters, Mussels, Scallops and Conch. They opened it all up and let us taste it. It was really cool and kind of good. (I'm not a seafood person)
The trip was amazing and so was the resort. RECOMMEND!!!!!! PURA VIDA!!
goldy1234, Brooklyn, New York
Tue Oct 07 08:44:11 EDT 2014
I visited villa sol one year ago and had an amazing time therfore returned a little less then a year later. Unfortunately it was not the same as the first time I had gone. The food was terrible...
I visited villa sol one year ago and had an amazing time therfore returned a little less then a year later. Unfortunately it was not the same as the first time I had gone. The food was terrible. The service was not that great either. I was in a studio on top of the mountain when I asked to switch rooms they just brushed it off ignoring my request. We were there for about a week. Now (in october) villas sol has been contacting me through Facebook (highly unprofessional) that they didn't charge the correct amount for our stay and they will deduct it off of the front desk employees paycheck when it was a mistake on reservations end. I would not recommend this hotel due to the service received the second stay.
What a hole!!
kdonley21, Chino Hills, California
Sun Sep 14 17:29:02 EDT 2014
My husband and I were supposed to stay here for 5 days and for nights but we only stayed 2 days because we had to go to a time share presentation the next day or we only would have stayed 1 night...
My husband and I were supposed to stay here for 5 days and for nights but we only stayed 2 days because we had to go to a time share presentation the next day or we only would have stayed 1 night after driving all day. The room was mediocre at best but the food was horrible!! We went into town to eat. Was a bad ending to a great vacation. We had come from the La Fortuna area which was beautiful! Playa Hermosa and Playa Coco are nice but this facility is badly in need of renovating!! Don't waste your money! I have already turned 4 couples away from going to this place!
George S, Riverside, California
Sat Sep 13 13:35:46 EDT 2014
My girlfriend and I went and we loved our time in Costa Rica. We went zip lining, snorkeling, kayaking, and fed monkeys. All of those activities were great. The hotel had really awesome views of...
My girlfriend and I went and we loved our time in Costa Rica. We went zip lining, snorkeling, kayaking, and fed monkeys. All of those activities were great. The hotel had really awesome views of Playa Hermosa. The staff was great. Our bartender Daniel was great. He was very helpful on advice on where to go or what to see and he really went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. The hotel is a good value for the price.
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