Spent 9 days over christmas on diving vacation. Minor problems with A/C were taken care of quickly and the lovely Italian (?)couple managing the hotel helped us track down lost luggage, provided restaurant advice, taxi calls etc.
Good breakfasts and friendly restaurant staff (and a great night security guard!); clean, spacious rooms; easy walk to restaurants, dive shop, beach etc.
Great diving through Rich Coast Dive Shop. AVOID Ocotal for diving. A fantastic dive at the Catalina Islands with giant, gentle Manta rays was ruined by Ocotal divers climbing on the back of the poor creature and hanging off the rays wings. Terrible! The Ocotal divemasters did nothing to stop the group from harrassing this wonderful beast who naturally turned and fled leaving the rest of us disappointed and disgusted with the lack of respect shown by the Ocotal divers.
Other than this, had a wonderful vacation in Playa del Cocos. Great food at the local restaurants, try the Howler (tequila concoction) and mexican food at the mexican place in town. Local restaurants have cheap/easy/delicious set lunches (casados?) for less than $5. Great salad bar at La Dolce Vida.
People lovely and the area so far unspoiled by mass tourism, though lots of condos seem to be sprouting up everywhere!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located at 30 minutes from Liberia International airport, 100 meters of the beach.Our place is special for rest and relaxing,we are close to restaurants and shops.Swimming pool, gym, tropical garden, free parking, 24 hours security, Wi - fi connection. The rooms have small living room and private terrace, and are equipped with: Hot water, cable TV, Air conditioned, ceiling fan, safe box, refrigerator, Coffee maker. Only no smoking rooms ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Puerta Del Sol Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco