Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property has received Costa Rican CST Certification for Green Business, sponsors local environmental-awareness events, and incorporates an energy saving program for guests and staff.
Dinner overlooking the ocean during a vibrant Costa Rican sunset. Precious time spent with someone special in your life. These moments and more are waiting for you at Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The all-inclusive hotel is nestled on a cliff above gorgeous Hermosa Beach, where olive-green forests ring the sparkling Pacific shore. A shuttle takes you to the beach, where you'll enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica.
The hotel features two restaurants, two pools, a swim-up bar, Jacuzzi, and a variety of watersports. Join family or friends for drinks at one of the many snack bars this tropical haven has to offer, or experience a crimson sunset at dinner.
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 pińa colada at the pool. Enjoy great company, excellent music, and a refreshing ocean breeze. Dine at two restaurants and enjoy a selection of snacks, seasonal fruits, and delightful cocktails at the snack bar. Beautiful gardens and palms surround a lovely outdoor seating area, and views of the Gulf of Papagayo will stay with you long after you've returned home.
Along with high-efficiency LED lights and programs that reduce energy consumption, the resort also recycles and composts 90% of its generated recyclable waste. Guests also have the option of reusing towels and sheets in order to conserve water and energy.
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 (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: $
Cart Fee: $
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
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 cliff 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 110 modern villas look out upon Playa Hermosa.
Ideal for families, Sol Playa Hermosa features a natural hillside setting. The all Inclusive program includes 3 meals a day and drinks from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., taxes, a disco, non-motorized watersports, and a gym.
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 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 164
Year Opened: 1974
This property is not recommended for the handicapped. The mini-bar in rooms are available for a fee.
ONE BEDROOM VILLA
Built in a typical Spanish style, these villas feature a large terrace with ocean views for guests to enjoy the gentle breezes of Papagayo Gulf. Includes one double bed, a private bathroom, and a minibar.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
STUDIO SUPER SAVER AI
Studio room features two queen beds or one queen bed, and a sofa bed. Room also features a full bathroom with a shower, and a private balcony with garden or mountain views.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
VILLAS SOL DELUXE ROOM OV AI
Rooms are built in a typical Spanish style, and offer a large terrace with ocean views. Include two double beds, a private bathroom, and a minibar.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
TWO BEDROOM VILLA
These villas are built in a typical Spanish style and feature a large terrace with ocean views for guests to enjoy the gentle breezes of Papagayo Gulf. Includes two double beds, a private bathroom, and a minibar.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
THREE BEDROOM VILLA - 6 PEOPLE
These villas are built in a typical Spanish style, and feature a large terrace with ocean views for guests to enjoy the gentle breezes of Papagayo Gulf. Includes three double beds, a private bathroom, and a minibar.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
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:
Daily children's program
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary
We just returned from one week at Villas Sol. They don't let you check in early so just be prepared to wait until 3 or 4 p.m. depending if you stay at the hotel or villas. We traded through RCI and we had a two bedroom two bath villas with amazing views. The unit was immaculate, spacious, and everything worked properly. The workers were all very pleasant. The restaurant food was wonderful and I would definitely recommend eating there, we ate there two nights. Although, the buffet food was good it did get tiresome after midweek. The poolside snacks were not very tasty. The grounds were well kept and you are on a hill so be prepared to walk. We never had to wait for a shuttle for more than ten minutes although usually it was less than that. Our two boys ages eleven had so much fun in the pool. It was slow season and there weren't many people there so we never encountered any problems waiting for anything. The beach was nice, not the white sand were used to but it was still fun. My only complaint is that there were no chairs you could move onto the beach. They were all chained together in the shade. We did do the excursions through the hotel(buena vista zip lining/hot springs/horsebackriding, snorkeling and ATV tour. They were all fantastic. They do a great job arranging the tours. We have traveled many places and we did enjoy Costa Rica. The hotel was fine, not like the large resorts in Mexico or the Ă‡arribbean that were used to but it was still fine on a smaller scale.
We did actually get to see monkeys a couple times, once at the beach and once across from the main lobby. That was a nice treat for our boys. The hotel staff were wonderful and we didn't encounter any problems. Just have patience checking in, bring a bathing suit , wait at the pool, grab a cocktail like we did and you'll be fine.
Very Nice Visit. Great Staff.
VirginiaCouple105, Williamsburg, Virginia
Sat Nov 14 11:13:25 EST 2015
Just returned after 6 nights at the Villas Sol. The staff we met were all very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Never once met a person who didn't try to be helpful. Food was excellent. Loved all the fresh fruits and vegetable salads. Very good variety. Hotel room and dinning area had an excellent view of the bay. Property was very well maintained and clean. Had some room key issues but they were resolved quickly. Beach was very nice and clean. Lots of space. Getting to the beach was fairly easy in the small vans that circle the property. Tours through the hotel were excellent and the hotel staff helping with tours were very nice. Free wifi would have been really nice. Hotel room was small but adequate since not much time spent in the room. Bathrooms were large and well maintained.
If you have a choice, do not go!
Sun Nov 08 09:20:15 EST 2015
My first visit to Costa Rica turn to be extreme challenge. I needed a lot of patience.
Waiting to get a room over 3 hrs after arrival,All flights arrive early but no checking before 3 and/or 4 pm. Room keys stop working. For 8 day stay I have to inquire 4 times new key in order to get into my room. Hotel is old and poorly maintained.Tours are extremely expensive.The cheapest half a day tour nearby cost 80 to 100 USD. No free wifi. Your bed is made and bathroom cleaned between 3 and 5 pm. No towels in bathroom. I can go on and on....Simply choose some other place in Costa Rica.
Nice Place but with some challenges
Tue Nov 03 13:05:16 EST 2015
This was my first trip to Costa Rica so my friend recommended me to stay here at Villas Sol. One thing that doesn't make sense is that check in time is at 3pm but all flights arrive into Guanacaste early so when people arrive they have nothing to do and no place to go for a few hours. Doesn't make sense. Check in should be for 1pm. The ladies in the reception are some were nice not all of them. One BIG NEGATIVE about this place is that there is NO WIFI any place except the hotel lobby, then you have to purchase wifi. No wifi in the rooms either. I can't believe that they aren't up to speed with providing free wifi to everyone through-out he entire resort. The buses that pick us up and take us to the different areas through out the resort are super slow. You need a shuttle because it's all hills. Another negative thing is that they DO NOT change the linen on your bed. they just make your bed up. I had a stain on my sheet and the same stain was there all week. It's a nice place but once the sun goes down and it's dark there is nothing to do. there is no fun place to go there unless you pay someone to take you out of the resort.
Be careful and do not waste your time of your vacation on touring Villas sol.
RevDeborah, Toronto, Canada
Thu Oct 22 08:33:06 EDT 2015
We succumbed to the temptation to the invitation to visit the resort, Villas Sol, here in Costa Rica.
We were approached by a young Costa Rican sporting a blue hat and a blue shirt with the logo and the name of the resort embossed on his shirt. We signed an offer and decided to use a day of our time here to go see this resort, which happened to be very near the B&B we are staying.
We were offered a 3 day 2 night stay at the resort, plus breakfast and lunch the day of our stay. This seemed like an attractive offer that we could use so we agreed . the supervisor of young rep asked if we would agree to pay $25 for the all-inclusive fee for the two days. We agreed to that and off we went to the resort.
We thought the resort was very interesting, with many levels. Three different pools, a gym, a spa area, a tennis court and even a swim up bar. We did not have a chance to try this, as the rain kept up the entire visit, and the next day too. We actually did NOT even see a hotel room or a villa as part of the sales presentation
The food was tired and lacked flavour, but we were a bit late for breakfast. Lunch was a bit better, but the food was very cheap food, like hamburgers. The worst French fries ever. The salads were tasty. But overall the food was quite forgettable. Desert was very limited. The food was like the food in a 2 star Cuban resort.
On the day we called to book the 3 day 2 night, we were informed that we had to pay $246.00 US which was a far cry from the $25 we were promised by the Villas Sol supervisor.
The next day, we met a young couple on the beach, they were honeymooning at Villas Sol. They had no a/c and were unable to get the situation resolved. They hated it and told us they treated like a place to sleep only. Too many broken promises. We know, we know.
Numerous emails and calls have not resolved this situation. I received a email from the customer service rep : â€śwe must apply the rate indicating on the certificate, That rate that the boy told is no the correct one, according to the courtesy the all inclusive rate is $50 plus taxes =$61.50 per adult and per night.â€ť
We were hoping that villas sol wouldl honour this commitment so we can experience this timeshare while we were here and decide if we'd become members or not. Looks like that will not happen.
So be warned, this resort is similar to the resorts here in Costa Rica. We had a presentation on lur last visit here and the same thing happened. These resorts make promises and misrepresent themselves. In the few presentations I attended in North America, this NEVER happened. Timeshares promised rewards and they always gave them Be warned, it happens here in Costa Rica. Be careful and do not waste your time of your vacation on touring Villas sol.
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