Guanacaste

Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort


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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 piña 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.

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. 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


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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

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
Wanda M, Denver, Colorado, United States
Mon Apr 10 14:41:14 EDT 2017
This is our second time staying in Villas Sol. We love it. The staff is friendly and service oriented. The grounds of the resort are well maintained and easy to get around via shuttles. Several restaurants and bars on the beach and activities sponsored by the resort. Booked a couple excursions; Arenal and snorkeling with sunset cruise. The food was hit or miss. We will cook next time.

Vacation time
medira6,
Mon Apr 10 14:30:16 EDT 2017
Had a very nice stay at Villa de Sol Hotel and Beach Resort with my husband and friends. Especially enjoyed the sunset cruise. The pool was lots of fun with games and activities and plenty of drinks and snacks. The resort is set on a hill so you need to be physically fit to climb the hills. Excellent staff and service. The place is not new but well kept. Shuttle service is good.

Easy access to everything
Lucky063, Santa Clarita, California
Sat Apr 08 11:19:20 EDT 2017
We rented a private villa on the bottom of the hill, just around the corner from Reception. It was clean, spacious, and affordable. The villa requires a deposit upfront before using its amenities, including restaurants, but it was accurately refunded at the end of the stay. They have a shuttle that comes every ten minutes and will take you up the long hill to the pools and restaurants or to the beautiful beach. The staff was friendly and helpful and arranged for restaurant reservations, hired cars, and a shuttle to the airport. I could not have asked for more.

"Location, views, cleanliness and great air conditioning"
miajane2017, Plattsburgh, New York
Tue Apr 04 17:12:28 EDT 2017
We flew into Liberia, picked up our rental car and drove approximately 15 minutes toward Liberia to the grocery store which was big, clean and had everything you could want in one stop shopping. Food, coffee, wine, fresh bread and pastries, water etc. Then we drove the easy 30 minutes to Villa Sol. We had a GPS but didn't need it, the road signs are clearly posted for all of the beaches. We knew check in was after three so we took advantage of stocking up on groceries and driving around to get our bearings finding playa Hermosa, Playa Coco and Playa Occital prior to checking in. We had a one bedroom villa (70-1) which was in the second to last row from the top of the cliff side. It was BREATHTAKING. The villa was exceptionally clean, bright and the views were incredible. We had a view of the ocean and the resort below us including the pool so we could see when it was crowded and when it was quiet. The hills are steep but we knew that prior to our arrival from the pictures on the website and the reviews. But, as stated here by others, the shuttle comes every few minutes if you don't want to walk. We had a rental and there was a parking area a very slight walk from our door. We had birds who came every morning to our balcony, monkeys in the trees behind us and a coati that climbed up on our balcony railing and took a nap. We did not participate in the all inclusive meal option so we can not comment on the food. The staff were very helpful, courteous and friendly. Juan at reception is the best! No complaints regarding this villa or location. For fishing, go with the Don Manuel of Noth Pacific Tours. Top notch and professional. We caught 4 yellow fin tuna and red snapper. Other boats anchored next to us and we were the only ones catching. Mauricio really knows what he is doing when it comes to fishing the waters here. First mate David didn't speak much English but, his smile was worth a thousand words. When my camera battery died, Mauricio stepped up, took pictures of our catch and then emailed them to us. We made the three hour drive to Arenal National Park and, it was well worth the trip. GORGEOUS. We went with Sky Trek Adventures for zip lining and we can not say enough good about them. Safety and professionalism are first with them and comedic relief second. The crew was great and it was one of the highlights of our trip. These guys keep you laughing and safe and the zip lines were screaming!! We sat in the hot springs where the locals go across from the Tabacon Spa and Hot Spring Resort. It was magical. We also decided to stay the night in La Fortuna but didn't have any reservations. We found "Los Guayabos" little adobe cabins. They were rustic but had private patios with close up views of Arenal volcano and were landscaped beautifully. They were located about 15 minutes outside of La Fortuna going toward Tabacon. Cash only but for $65 US, they were totally worth it. Back at Villa Sol and Playa Hermosa, eat at Robertos right on the beach. Fine dining with your toes in the sand and completely unobstructed views of the sunset. Get there by 5:15 for a perfect up front table. The shrimp are as big as lobsters and the shrimp ceviche comes in a boat size serving bowl. Prices are fantastic as are the sunsets. We will be staying here again.

Lovely Rooms, Lovely Views
Bruce B, Vineland, New Jersey
Mon Apr 03 17:01:00 EDT 2017
Villas Sol Hotel and Beach Resort is nestled among the northwestern hills leading to Playa Hermosa. The hotel sits atop the highest point of the property and provides excellent views of the half bowl of mountains creating a natural bay in the Pacific Ocean. Every room comes with a view, so don't worry about which room to take. The Dining Room serves a buffet that provides a taste of Costa Rican dishes as well as other cuisines, Italian and North American. Breakfasts are especially good. Omelets are made with a wide variety of ingredients, and then there are potatoes, rice, beans, cereals, fruit drinks, watermelon, honeydew, papaya, mango, cheeses, cold cuts, pastries, and the best coffee in the world. For lunch and dinner there are always dishes of beef, pork, chicken, and fish, with vegetables, and rice. Vegan diners will not go away hungry however. There is always rice cooked differently for each meal as well as several vegetable dishes also cooked differently each meal, a variety of bean dishes, and of course traditional ingredients for salads. We ate very little meat and enjoyed every meal. Meals are served in a dining hall open to the air as is common in southern countries. The pools, of which there are two, are not heated; so you might be surprised by the water temperature. The ocean water is also a bit chilly. And surprise, there is no white sand beach here. Volcanic ash provides a base of black sand. While we were there, the wind never stopped but if you swam, you were protected by the hotel. So, I only had to hold onto my hat while walking the grounds. Now, the grounds are a challenge. The steepness of the hills in which the resort lies makes walking difficult for the elderly and those who need assistance. However, the resort runs shuttles every ten minutes or so to get around the resort. Besides the pools and the ocean, there are tennis and basketball courts on property and excursions to other beaches and attractions like the Rain Forest or Arenal Volcano. It's really cool to see howler monkeys, sloths, birds, butterflies, and caiman in their natural habitat. Brush up on your Spanish and go; although you will not need it.. Pur la vida.



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