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.

Learn more about Guanacaste.
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
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
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
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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Stayed 3 nights
Holly S,
Thu May 11 09:33:21 EDT 2017
Booked through a travel agent at this unknown all inclusive resort. My husband and I are not the all inclusive resort type. However, this place was great! All of the staff are amazingly friendly. We were there in May which is the rainy season but it only rained as evening was approaching, so the days were spent between the 2 pools , bars, beach and side trips. I would definitely return!

Scuba Diving at Playa Hermosa
boomdogg, Upland, California
Wed May 10 13:15:14 EDT 2017
We traveled to Costa Rica for a week of scuba diving. The hotel, Villas Sol, was average in accommodations. The rooms were adequate, we had problems with the air conditioning as did most of our group. The hotel location is about 1/4 mile from the beach and up a hillside, to the view is great from most rooms. Ask for a high floor with a view. The trip was all-inclusive, food was good, served buffet style in a large open air facility overlooking the bay. The staff was great - very accommodating in all areas from front desk, food service, bar service and room maid service. Other than swimming or walking on the beach, there's little to do in the immediate area. A few restaurants are located near the beach. The group took several excursions to other sites.

A Wonderful Vacation Spot
lcmamom, Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Sat May 06 13:07:36 EDT 2017
We had a terrific vacation at Villas Sol Resort. We bought the all inclusive package and it worked very well for us. No need to cook in the modern well stocked kitchen, we used the dining supplies for snacks only. Our three bedroom villa was updated and very clean, a sweet maid came every day and took good care of us. We had a private wade pool which we took advantage of every evening. Under the porch, out of the sun, the cool water was so refreshing. A big shout out to our shuttle driver Brian. He always seemed to be right there when we needed him. My spry 80 year old mother-in-law came with us and whenever she was in the shuttle she got curbside service. (Not that she needed it!). If you are physically challenged, Villas Sol may not be the place for you. It is located on the side of a mountain and the views are spectacular. The beach was close and clean. Mother swam in the Pacific Ocean for the first time. (bucket list item checked!) The shuttle took us there every day. Since we went during the school year the beach was not crowded. The front desk is prompt and helpful. One member of our group hurt her foot and within 1 hour a set of crutches was delivered to our villa. The concierge also set up a taxi to take us to Playa Coco for some souvenir shopping one day. The food in the restaurant was good. I can't say enough about the fresh fruit in Costa Rica, so delicious. Typical Costa Rican food was served in the buffet at every meal along with other items. As a South Texan, we are fine with rice and beans. It was very good. Fine dining it was not, but if you want that, go to France. We enjoyed the swim up bar and the activities team managed to rope us into a dart tournament and Spanish lessons. We also took advantage of the spa and enjoyed a massage, facial, and mani-pedi. The girls were professional and attentive. That was a relaxing cap to end our vacation. All in all, would we go back to Costa Rica? Already planning the next trip. Will we stay at Villas Sol? Absolutely!

Terrible- Dont waste your time
Kim T,
Sat May 06 07:37:11 EDT 2017
Had to change rooms twice due to air conditioner not working, others had same issues. Only one restaurant open for all meals and food was not good. Liquor was low grade at bars and watered down, facility is dated to put it nicely, we had to request wash cloths- none provided. Even though advertised as all inclusive, we bought liquor at grocery store and ate at several restaurants on the beach. Beach is not really within walking distance. The average person will need transportation to and from. Don't bother booking. Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy. I have never written a bad review online, but this was worth the effort to save you from avoiding a bad vacation.

Pleasantly surprised by Time-Share
David M, Reno, Nevada
Tue May 02 22:10:18 EDT 2017
Recently I purchased some time share points from Hilton Grand Vacations. Last month, when a free week became available, I used some airline award miles and some points from my time share program and made a last minute trip to Costa Rica, which I had never been to before. I found that the last room/place available that was part of my time-share program, was in Guanacaste province in Northwest Costa Rica and called Villas Sol resort. Villas Sol resort has a conventional hotel on the property, as well as numerous "Villas" covering the hillside. The villa I was housed in had a master suite with private restroom and two guest bedrooms which share the second restroom. The villa I had easily would fit six people. In the villa I had a choice to either sign up for all inclusive or wing it and eat at the resort's restaurants as I wanted to or walk down to the beach and dine at some of the smaller hotel's restaurants. I don't regret my decision. While the food at the Bahia? restaurant was great, I like trying multiple restaurants when I travel. My favorite feature of the villa, other than a fully equipped kitchen (I enjoy cooking some of my meals in my hotel when I travel) was the private mini-pool in the secluded back yard. Although Playa Hermosa is on the coast, temperatures easily reach mid 90s in April. You take a splash in your private pool and head out to dinner or for a walk down to the beach, or even to the shared pool which is up toward the top of the hill. The public/shared pool has a "Palapa" with a swim up bar, group activities and a beautiful view of the bay below. I recommend checking out Villas Sol, but also the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica, in general



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