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Cabinas Sol y Mar
West Virginia
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9 reviews
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“A Place Everyone Should Experience In Their Lifetime!”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Rick and Lori have created a wonderful atmosphere and Carla, Willie and Bob really help to make sure it all runs well.
The restaurant, the lodging and the bar was definitely first class. The food was great! I did not have a bad meal in the week I stayed there.
Everyone was friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make sure I was having a good time.
The staff and the patrons definitely make visiting Sol y Mar an unforgettable experience!
If you are coming to Costa Rica make sure to visit Zancudo and stay at Sol y Mar!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Went to Zancudo to explore off the beaten path in mid October and by accident fell upon Rick and Lori at Solymar which was one of the only places that was open and also the only one I could see with a bit of character and atmosphere.
We stopped in for a cold one and chatted to Lori making some interesting potato salad for the evening menu. Had a walk around and onto the incredible beach, on our way back to the car we had a look at their cabins. We were so impressed and it was so inviting and clean and tidy we actually ended up staying the night. The Cabins are very basic but comfortable and has everything one would need plus a short hop onto the beach.
We had dinner there that evening and I ordered the chicken wings....my goodness.....now I'm not American, but I do know wings and have had them all over the World, but I can tell you now, these were the Most Amazing Chicken Wings I've had in my entire life!! They should not even be called Chicken Wings but I suggest "INCREDIBLE WINGS"
We also had their Fresh Fish and Pork Chop everything was great and at really affordable prices considering where we were, and oh yes, the Potatoe Salad was a winner!!
Thanks to all at Solymar for a great time, we will definitely be back for more and can recommend this place to anyone looking for a very affordable and comfortable place that has the added personal attention and touch that owners should all give their customers.

........All the way from South Africa........ ;-)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grass Valley, California
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Sol Y Mar is incredible. I was there in the middle of October. The location, the view, the endless beach, the excellent food, and most of all, the people make this place an outright gem. The cabinas are simple, roomy, and very clean. When you open the screened windows, and lay on the bed, the ocean breeze comes through. Read, rest, or just let the breeze take you away. The beach is right there. Miles of it, and no people. I saw one mother jogging with her baby in a stroller and someone riding a bicycle... in a full week. Sol Y Mar is where locals visit, giving you access to many resources that they provide. If you want to arrange excursions of any kind; fishing, cruising the river, whales, birding, a trip through the mangroves to Golfito or across the bay to the Osa Peninsula, the people that run Sol Y Mar and the locals who visit will see to it that you have those opportunities. The owners, Rick and Lori, are gracious hosts who go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and appreciated. They have a staff of wonderful people who work together to make Sol Y Mar very special place. You just cannot beat the quality/price, nor the authenticity of living in the tropics. What a great adventure. I will return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Cayce, South Carolina
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

WE only spent a few short days at the Sol Y Mar and we wished we had more time there. It was off season and very quiet but that is just what we were looking for. Black sand beach, a great view of the setting sun, yummy food and pure relaxation. The cabins are simple but comfortable and very cheap. Playa Zancudo is not easy to get to but once you make it you are glad you made the trip. It was an hour and forty five minutes by taxi from the border at Pasao Canoas, or you can fly into Golfito and take a water taxi. It is a remote stretch of beach with more places to stay and to eat than you might expect. We look forward to taking this trip again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Cabinas Sol Y Mar is an excellent place to stay to relax, enjoy the beach and hang in the hammocks. The beach is beautiful and the water is nice and warm. The cabinas are located just a few meters from the beach. They are nice, roomy and clean. The staff is really nice. There's live music in the bar at least once a week, which we by the way couldn't hear from our cabin. I would definitely go there again!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

We arrived by water taxi from Golfito. The owners gave us great information on how to get to Sol Y Mar. We spent three nights here in a Non Duplex Cabina. We had a great time relaxing and enjoying the beach which is right at your front door! The beach is 7 miles long and we rarely saw a sole on it when we were walking or playing in the water. The cabina was modest, yet clean and a great value. The staff were all friendly and we had a great time. We ate almost all meals at the attached restaurant/bar and were never disappointed. We rented bikes one day, but the other days we just relaxed and enjoyed the scenery. We really enjoyed getting to know the regulars and the locals!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

This was our 6th year going to Sol Y Mar and every year it gets better. Modest but clean and comfortable cabinas right on the water. Beautiful breezes and sunsets you will never forget. Food is dynamite and so is the bar. Sunday Horseshoe tournaments, volleyball,bar-b-que, Live music and beach bonfires. Owners are super friendly and extremely helpful. Employees do a terrific job. As with most great spots its the people that make it great. Don't miss this if your in South West C.R.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Cabinas Sol y Mar
Address: Middle of Town on the Only Road | Located in the central part of Zancudo's 6-mile beach, where the surf is gentle and safe for swimming and boogie boarding. The restaurant and all the cabins are RIGHT ON THE BEACHFRONT, catching refreshing afternoon breezes., Playa Zancudo 8201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Zancudo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Zancudo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Cabinas Sol y Mar Hotel Playa Zancudo

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