Like so many other people have said, Gary is a really wonderful host for your time in Playa Hermosa. I wasn't his typical visitor as a solo person who needed a last minute place to stay and get some work done (and who used to live in CR). Gary was super accommodating and friendly. Some of his friends came over for a potluck and welcomed me in, which was really nice as someone traveling solo. The last night of my stay was already booked, so he connected me to some of his friends who have an even more gorgeous place at the top of the hill. They welcomed me in and even taught me how to paddleboard!
While you won't get to hang out with or meet many Ticos, I was really impressed by Gary's relationship with the Ticos around him. For example, he was only a bit hard to get a hold of because he was driving around the women who clean his place (and others) after their car broke down. To be honest, I had my reservations about staying at a place run by a gringo, but I was really impressed.
He is truly a genuinely nice guy who wants you to get the most out of your stay in Costa Rica not to mention the B&B is a great location near the beach with a beautiful view! Playa Hermosa is one of my favorite beach towns in Costa Rica and this is a great place to stay while you're there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful villa with private pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, - Managed by a U.S. newly retired Fire Fighter. The first floor, for a total of 3 1/2 bathrooms. Two second floor balconies provide breathtaking views of the blue Pacific. The house has all new custom built furniture and GE appliances. Top quality bedding, and linens imported from the US.The villa sleeps 6 in beds and has two inflatable beds for a total of 8. Combine it with Villa Aurelia next door and bring a party of up to 16 guests--6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms 2 kitchens-all for the price of one large house.The pool is surrounded by a stone deck and enjoys a view of the ocean, the village and the surrounding hills- the sunsets will knock you out!We are on the hill just above the tree canopy-close to the village but high enough to enjoy the ocean view-compare to village properties with no view ( or no private pool) and to properties so high on the mountain that walking to the village is impossible. This casa is 8 minutes to the beach on foot, 1 minute by car.Playa Hermosa is the best vacation destination in Costa Rica. Its quiet, safe and is proud to fly the "Blue Flag" for its ecologically clean and safe beach. The surf here is for swimmers, not surfers. On the beach you will find several restaurants. Let us also set up your tours for this area.The village has several American/European restaurants, as well as local eateries. It does not have nightclubs or casinos- you can travel 10 minutes south to Playa del Coco for that. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bombero Adventures B&B Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste