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La Gaviota Tropical
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Wow, what a great property. We stayed one night and didn't want to leave. The rooms were immaculate and the host was awesome. Don’t forget to try the restaurant “Roberto’s”, the service and staff is the best and the menu is delicious. They make you feel right at home.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank chrissy022_2014
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The B&B Owners Bette & Dawson were wonderful. They have a top quality B&B. Bette arranged 3 fantastic outings for our group of 10 people. The restaurant Owner Roberto and his staff were very friendly & efficient and provided excellent meals at reasonable prices. The coffee and breakfast was complimentary. Each morning we would be served fresh fruit and juices along with a typical Costa Rican breakfast.
There is no spa but Bette has a local masseuse schedule appointments.

Room Tip: We saw all the rooms. Each had a unique quality which provided you with several options depending on your preferences. There wasn't a wrong choice.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We truly enjoyed our time at Roberto's and La Gaviota Tropical. We spent 3 nights but easily could have stayed longer. The restaurant food was excellent and well priced. The service was outstanding and appropriately paced for a leasurely day at the beach. The rooms were beautiful with all of the amenities needed. We stayed in the Guanacastle room with bunk beds and our son loved it. Each morning we joined the stream of runners and walkers on the beach and then enjoyed a wonderful breakfast- coffee, smoothies, fresh fruit and a different daily breakfast dish. The roof deck pool was refreshing and was amazing for sunsets. The hotel has beach chairs and children's toys available for use. The drink prices (especially at happy hour) we excellent. There is snorkeling and kayaking off the beach as well. there were several other restaurants within walking distance. We will be back!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank MagnoliaJ
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We escaped a cold, blustery week in February at La Gaviota and we are making plans to return next year with a group of friends. The owners Bette and Dawson greeted us and gave us referrals for restaurants and great adventures to zip line and the exciting river cruise. The ambience at the restaurant Roberto's, set the tone for the whole week. The food was delicious and the staff competent and friendly. Luis, Johnny and Tigre will call you by name and remember your personal drink orders. Everything is clean and well maintained. Roberto and Sila are pleasant and organized and manage the hotel and restaurant with positive energy. The community of Playa Hermosa is family oriented and beautiful. We circled the bay area for a couple of hours and enjoyed seeing the white sand beaches and local caves. Most nights we could be found at the roof top pool watching the sunset with our favorite beverage. I was lucky enough to have Carmen gives me two fabulous massage sessions. Book your trip today if you want to enjoy the hospitality of this quiet hotel and take advantage of all that Costa Rica has to offer.

Room Tip: All the rooms have beautiful décor and are very comfortable.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mamaschu2014
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Beautiful hotel with helpful and friendly staff. Direct access to the warm inviting beach and ocean. Hotel provided towels and beach chairs which added to our enjoyment of time spent at the beach.
Breakfast and dinners were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the live music during our dinners. After 2 weeks in Costa Rica, this was the perfect place to end our trip. We highly recommend it!

Room Tip: If you want to hear and see birds be sure to ask for the "bird room" but if you want the sounds and best views of the ocean, be sure request the ocean view suite; more expensive but definitely worth it.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Diane D
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