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“Great Wedding at Bahia del Sol” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel

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Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Playa Potrero
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great Wedding at Bahia del Sol”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2010

Bahia del Sol is a great place for a destination wedding. My daughter was married there this past weekend. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and very accomadating. They had the reheresal dinner on the beach with a bonfire. The food was excellent. Everyone was raving about the food. The food and the wedding reception was also good. It is very hot and humid (no airconditioning) so be prepared to sweat. But the sunsets are beautiful and worth the sweat. She looked so beautiful with the sunset as the background for her ceremony on the beach. The breakfast buffett is good with fresh fruit and pasteries but the hot items could have more variety. It is the same thing everyday.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2010

We were very pleased with our accommodations and thrilled with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the entire staff. We made good use of the beach, pool grounds, pool bar and restaurant and every experience was a great one. They paid attention to our every needs and wants. and we never felt rushed or intruded upon. The food at the hotel restaurant was great and the atmosphere wonderful.
The grounds are well kept with tons of foliage and sitings of iguanas and monkeys.

We discovered the Witches Rock Canopy tour on our own and it was a fun experience. the staff was friendly and paid a high degree to safety.

We rented a car which was a great way to explore on our own including heading to Tamarindo & renting surf boards and boogie boards for a more active day in the water.

The Bahia Del Sol staff booked our sunset cruise and it was an absolute perfect last day for us and I would HIGHLY recommend the crew of the Mantaray for a high class experience. They treated us like royalty, they have an amazing snorkle guide who showed us tons of sea creatures. The food & Drinks were terrific and the crew was top notch.
We look forward to a return visit!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Thank mparsonsut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2010

the hotel is literally located on the beach with perfect views, excellent beach very suitable for small kids (shallow, so adults have to walk a bit before they can start the swimming exercise) and the hotel rooms (=suites) are spacious and well equipped. Restaurant under current chef has picked up and offers quite a high quality. I have stayed there many times and was never disappointed (nor was my mother who is "picky" and easily finds something to kvetch about.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cand0r
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2010

Bahia Del Sol was spectacular ... from our research it seemed to be a great place and our local wedding planner (Marjua) visited it in advance and sent us pictures as well as helping us work with Roxanna the Hotels event planner. Everyone at Hotel Bahia del Sol was incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had the wedding of our dreams ... and we did not even book our rooms at Bahia del Sol ... we were staying down the Road on Playa Flaming. This is a truly beautiful wedding location!!! We had 16 people and it almost felt like we had the entire resort to ourselves and they were at full capacity. The beach was secluded, the water was warm, the sunsets gorgeous, the grounds are immaculate, the staff is friendly & helpful, and the food was very good. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or we can direct you to pictures we have :o)

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

The Bahia Del Sol was the perfect wedding location!!! We had about 40 guest and it felt like we had the entire resort to ourselves. The beach was secluded, the water was warm, and cleaner than we expected. Sylvia, our wedding planner from Costa Rica Paradise Wedding, was AMAZING!!! She took care of everything and really made our wedding vision a reality. We highly recommend her if you're looking for a wedding planner in Costa Rica.

The food at our wedding was impeccable and mouth watering. We also ate at the hotel restaurant and it did not disappoint. The surrounding hotels were delicious too. We loved going to the Shack for breakfast. Great food, fresh fruit juices, price, and service. A must try is the pizza and seafood pasta at the El Castillo.

The service at the hotel was great. We did encounter a problem with missing money. The hotel took care of it right away and reimbursed the money which really surprised us. Please keep in mind the hotel isn't located in a touristy area, but Tamarindo is only a 20 min. drive. Always book your excursion through the hotel or wedding planner. We had to learn the hard way. I know it's cheaper to book through some guys on the beach, but most aren't properly licensed. A must do is the adventure pack with the zip-lining and white water tubing.

The best part of the hotel for some of our guest was the free wi-fi in all our rooms! Overall, we loved the resort and we def. come back :)

  • Stayed January 2010
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Simi Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2010

My husband and I had never been to Costa Rica and decided to get married there. We wanted a resort that was secluded, on the beach and small enough for us to reserve almost the entire resort for our guest. We had about 70 guest and we reserved almost the entire resort. All while maintaining the cultural of Costa Rica and not having a resort that was Americanized. We were a little nervous to see what the resort and staff would be like. WOW! The resort is absolutely gorgeous and the staff is amazing. We've traveled many places in the world but nothing will compare to Costa Rica and the staff at Bahia Del Sol. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and fun to hang out with. Maik, Vanessa and Roxanna were awesome! We have nothing but good things to say about them and the resort! The rooms are very clean and the air conditioners work very well. We loved the swim up bar and the bar service. The food is to die for at the resort restaurant. If you don’t want a sit down meal, you could order at the bar and eat there or in the pool at the swim up bar. But all of this could not have happened without our wedding coordinator, Sylvia with Costa Rica Paradise Wedding. Sylvia was heaven sent. She was very easy to work with, knew exactly how to get us what we wanted for a fair price. She worked great with the staff at Bahia Del Sol. We felt that Sylvia and Roxanna were out to give us the wedding of a life time and they made it more perfect than we could have wanted. We have no complaints about Costa Rica Wedding Paradise and Bahia Del Sol. We do have a few recommendations as far as places to eat and things to do. Sylvia recommended Camron Delrado for our rehearsal dinner and it worked out perfect. It is beach front sitting and the food was amazing. There are a few different little restaurants along the main road of which Bahia Del Sol is on. One of our favorites was Castillo's. They had great food and were very good to us. Our favorite excursion was the canopy tours! We did the half day tour and that was plenty of time to zip line for a reasonable amount of money. We could go on and on about our experience, but don’t want to make our review too long. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We will be happy to share more information, tips and pictures with you. Email: roseamgthrns8@hotmail.com

  • Stayed January 2010
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Thank roseamgthrns8
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Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2010

Our daughter and son-in-law got married at the Bahia Del Sol - and we loved it! The location on the beach was perfect, the rooms were clean, the food was excellent, and the staff was helpful and friendly. Roxana, our "Wedding Coordinator", could not have been more helpful or professional. We would go back for another vacation any time!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank judescot
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Property: Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
Address: North Of the Flamingo Junction 2 km, Playa Potrero 50101, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Playa Potrero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bahia del Sol is located in Potrero Beach, a beautiful beach of warm tranquil waters on the Pacific Coast of Guanacaste. The Hotel offers the guests the quality of a 4 Star Beach Hotel with all the comforts, including Pool, Jacuzzi, and a Spa, framed in an impressive setting that includes tropical artistic gardens with centennial trees, a Tropical Garden with Native & Exotic plants , and an extensive beach front. The location is perfect for soaking in breathtaking views of the tranquil Potrero Bay, romantic long walks on the golden sands, basking in the rich sun and watching the spectacular sunsets of the Pacific Coast.
With miles of uncrowded beaches, stunning coves and undiscovered inlets, Costa Rica's natural environment speaks to your soul. ... more   less 
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Bahia Del Sol Beach Front Hotel And Suites
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