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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.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is located in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste; in the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica Central America.
Address: CENTRO COMERCIAL COLON, 350 MTS
SAN JOSE


CR
Local Phone: 011-506-2257-060
Toll Free Phone: 800-572-9934
Fax: 011-506-672-0212
HOTEL FACILITIES
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Pools
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).
Golf: NEARBY
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.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
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 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
This property is not recommended for the handicapped. The mini-bar in rooms are available for a fee.
ROOM TYPES
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 -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
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 -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
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 -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
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 -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
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 -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
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:
Disco.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Daily children's program
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Teen Disco

Beach games

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Summer Vacation
BWorsham, Long Beach, California
Sat Jun 18 08:51:08 EDT 2016
As a former leisure travel agent, I sold this All-Inclusive property with a large vacation package company based in West Lake Village, CA for years. I was able to stay myself just recently and found the place to be nice and comfortable as I had sold it & knew it to be for many years. Please note that the property is built on a very steep hill, so if you hate walking hills, forget about it. You might also desire knowing that the bathrooms are very average and water doesn't always fully drain from shower floor after use. Staff can be very slow about making up room and you will not get fresh sheets everyday. But other than that, I thought the place was very good! More>

Loved this Place!
Christopher H, Chicago, Illinois
Fri Jun 17 18:04:07 EDT 2016
My friend and I stayed here or our final 3 days in Costa Rica and absolutely loved it. The hotel was super clean and the staff was so much fun. It was removed from the craziness of the beaches but they were still very accessible and the views were amazing. The all-inclusive meals were delicious and felt very authentic. The crowd here seemed to be more locals on vacation than your typical American cliche foreign resort tourists. I would definitely stay here again! More>

Good but not great; staff is a plus to the 70s-80s decor
Keith M, Any
Thu Jun 16 12:16:36 EDT 2016
Overall a nice property. Very hilly and iguanas aplenty (they appear to do their best to avoid humans). Beach was a walkable distance from the hotel but there is a shuttle that takes you around the property. One slight annoyance was one the drivers spent a lot of time on social media while he should have been driving. As has already been stated, Internet is via WiFi and not free. I was able to get a signal in our room (2111) but since we never paid for it, can’t speak to the quality. Free wifi at the beach and sometimes in the buffet restaurant. Rained every day in the evenings but by the time the rains came, we were done with our outdoor activities. Check-in. Process was smooth, staff was very friendly and spoke English well. Candy made sure we were taken care of. For whatever reason, when we go to our room the keys didn’t work. The housekeeping personnel let us in and the front desk had a new set to us in short order. Same thing happened the next to last day of our trip. Maintenance let us in and once again, the front desk provided a new set of keys. Room. The room was nice; manage your expectations this is not the Four Seasons. View wasn't very good on our floor/side of the hotel. Water was not an issue; we had water our entire stay and it was hot when we wanted it to be. The AC works but couldn’t really keep up with the humidity. Nights were still comfortable but nothing ever dried including my skin; never had to use lotion during our stay. The patio door to the balcony did not lock (called maintenance but he really didn’t fix the problem so we used a golf club as a Charlie bar; although the property seems extremely safe). Plenty of drawers if you choose to use them, a closet that had two umbrellas and an iron (no ironing board), a mini-fridge that is empty (ours was pretty noisy but we never reported it to the front desk; given their response to other request, I’m pretty sure they would have attempted to take care of it). Safe is hanging on the wall. Bathroom came with wash cloths, towels, shower curtain, toilet paper, sample shampoo and conditioner. Two bars of soap. We had a handicap accessible room so there was no tub/mini-wall around the shower. Electricity was 110v and wall outlets are standard three prong US. There is a TV (our remote was special; power button didn’t work then as the week went on the 5 and the 9 stopped working). Some premium channels (HBO and Cinemax); if you have children, they have several of the Disney/Nick channels in English. Buffet Restaurant. Whatever trick you have to keep flies away, bring it even if you have to check in another bag. The flies in this restaurant are prevalent (not carcass bad but bad enough). There are a couple of cats roaming about but they aren’t annoying but will gladly take food from you. Toward the end of our stay the bees came alongside the flies fighting for our food. The staff was extremely nice (special acknowledgement to Floribeth, Diego, and the lady who does the omelets). There is a bar attached and they have basic drinks (don’t expect top shelf liquor). I had my share of Miami Vices (without the rum). Food quality was better than average but again manage your expectations. A-la-cart Restaurant. Same menu every night but if you get the all-inclusive package you only get to eat there for free once for every three days that you stay. We were able to go twice and were able to get everything on the menu between the two of us (there are only 4 appetizers, 4 main courses, and two desserts). The food is very good. Excursions/Tours. We didn’t purchases through the hotel because of the cost; we went to the beach and found Jose. Through Jose, we went on the all-day Nicaragua tour ($120/person includes transportation, breakfast, lunch, entry into volcano, boat tour; does not include horse carriage tour in Granada). We were picked up outside the gate of Villas at 0530 and we didn’t get back until close to 2100. Great tour and Uriel did a great job providing us narrative on the country during the tour. We shopped at the market, actually saw lava in the volcano, and went on the boat tour to feed the monkeys and see some beautiful homes on the islets. Decent prices at the markets that we stopped at but if Jose tells you to only exchange $20, don’t listen (Jose is very nice but he is a salesman), you will need more than that depending on how much you plan to purchase. Going into Nicaragua takes some time because of the numerous check points by the military. Uneventful just takes a little time. Some shopping opportunities at the boarder but we didn’t purchase anything. We also did a ½ day fishing tour through Jose ($250). Boat and crew were nice (no restroom on the boat). We caught a number of fish of which we took three to the restaurant on the beach and they prepared them for us for lunch and dinner. Would highly recommend taking this route. The Buffet restaurant at the hotel will cook it for free (so I’m told) but I’m not sure it would be as good. The beach restaurant charges $9 per person plus drinks. We had a red snapper that they grilled and prepared an awesome sauce. We also tried snorkeling but we are not water people so that was just entertaining for the captain and mate. We brought our golf clubs with the hopes of playing at the Four Season until I found out it was $250 per person which is well outside of our range. We played at Vista Ridge which was okay probably over priced for the course ($75 for cart/fees/clubs/shoes – we paid $60 since we had clubs/shoes). Thomas was very nice and arranged transportation for us since I was unwilling to pay $70 round-trip. He got us a ride for $40 round trip. Souvenirs. There is a gift shop at the resort but convenience has a price. We were looking for sun block and it was $40 (yes, four zero). A guy who happened to be in the store at the same time told us about a grocery store about a 5 minute walk from the hotel (leave the property, turn right, store is on the left). $12 for the sun block, high but better than $40. Moral of the story, bring it if you need it. There was also a souvenir store next to the market and they had very reasonable prices. Between that store and Nicaragua we got souvenirs for both sets of parents, 5 children, 5 grands, and 6 other people all for under $200. We also had to do the 90 minute HSI presentation (different from Villas). I promised I wouldn't tell the price that we agreed upon prior to the deal being denied by a more senior person but the price starts @ $7k and you should be able to negotiate south of that. I’m sure I’m leaving something out but that’s why they have a Q&A section. Good not great place. Love Costa Rica and if we return we wouldn’t be opposed to staying at Villas but would be open to other locations. More>

Think twice
dalzell61, Brooklyn, New York
Mon Jun 13 07:31:55 EDT 2016
Upon arrival we were told that there was free wi-fi if we went to the hotel on the second floor - if we were to purchase the wi-fi it could be used in the villa - I speak perfect Spanish and English - we paid $50.00 for the week for wifi - the villa was great - it all went downhill from there - one could not use the wifi in the villa - there is no free wi-fi - the only place you can get free wi-fi was at the beach restaurant off premise - be careful of the inventory list - it was signed off by a housekeeping supervisor but some of the stuff was already missing before we entered the villa - please check your inventory list or you will be charged after you depart. At the reception they have a difficult time understanding you whether you speak in Spanish or English. I had a young lady at the reception desk order pizza and they still brought the wrong pizza and they told her that she ordered the wrong pizza - incorrect - buy excursions from outside they are a lot more expensive at the tourist desk. Our villa patio leaked - it rained every afternoon until late - guess June is not the month to visit. More>

Amazing Stay - Excellent Staff
madisonavenue23, Toronto, Canada
Sat Jun 11 14:14:12 EDT 2016
The people at this resort really made our stay. It was our first trip to Costa Rica and we would have a hard time saying anything bad about anything we did there. We absolutely loved the country! When it comes to Villas Sol, you certainly get what you pay for. Steve at the front desk was amazing! He had a number of local suggestions of things to do and really went out of his way to ensure that we were enjoying our stay. We stayed in the hotel (opposed to a Villa) which was great in terms of location - quite close to both pools and the restaurant. The only downside is that there are only a few rooms with one king bed, the rest of the rooms have two beds. And, all of the rooms with king beds are on the third floor of the hotel. When we made our reservation through Air Canada Vacations, we had requested a king bed and were upgraded when booking to a deluxe ocean view room. Our first room had 2 double beds and a limited view of the ocean. Understandably, this is what happens when you book a vacation package through another company and not the hotel directly. That being said, we understood they were sold out and two days later they made arrangements for us to move rooms (which is when we got the room we had originally hoped for)! Again, that really is by no means the resorts fault, just the downside when you don't reserve directly through them. The bartenders and restaurant staff really made the trip. ALL of them were so kind, pleasant and fun! Even the other staff that you ran into throughout the resort were friendly. The food was also great! Each night they had a different theme in the buffet restaurant which was really cool. Certainly the location and views from this resort are something else! There is a shuttle that can take you to and from the beach and it runs quite frequently. I would say Costa Rica as a whole isn't the most accessible country if you do have mobility concerns. The shuttle will take you around the hotel for example, but even the drive isn't very comfortable! The resort does charge for Wi-Fi; however, if you walk towards the neighbouring resort, down by the beach you can connect to a free WI-Fi network. There is also a bar on the beach that has free Wi-Fi. I would also point out that there were a lot of children and families, depending on the type of your trip. We travelled as a couple, but still enjoyed ourselves! Coco Beach is a neighbouring community which has a lot of restaurants, nightlife and shops/markets for souvenirs. It is about $20 USD/10,000 Colones each way in a taxi, but it is certainly worth the trip! Overall, I would go back and stay at this resort time and time again. More>



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