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Hotel La Puesta del Sol
Ranked #14 of 14 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The inn keeper and his family was very nice and made you feel welcome. You will have fun with the cat and dog that greets you as you enter the premises. Only one issue is no hot water from the sink only the tub.

Room Tip: Second floor
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

I cannot explain how wonderful this man is! Yes, I am aware this review is supposed to be about the hotel, which by the way is clean, comfy, has hot water, but I have to rave about Freddy! He is the greatest! His bird tour is phenomenal. He can spot a bird from oceans away lol. Sloths too. His wife Juanita cooked us breakfast upon request which was super delicious. We celebrated their daughter's birthday with them in their kitchen which was amazing! Great experience with wonderful people. A fantastic place to stay!!

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Last year we joined Freddy for a bird watching tour. When we returned to Santa Elena again this February, we stayed at Freddy's Puesta del Sol for two nights, and once again joined Freddy for his bird watching tour.
The room was basic and spotlessly clean. The beds were comfortable. Free Wifi signal reaches the rooms. The location is a short walk to downtown Santa Elena. The price for the room was very reasonable and offers great value.
Now to the bird watching tour! Freddy knows the birds, and where to find them! This year we saw close to twenty species, the highlights being seeing both male and female Quetzals, and two keel billed Toucans.
Freddy is a gentleman, and I can only give my highest recommendation!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

After sleeping one night in the worst hostel of the area, we ended up finding this marvelous place! The family that owns the place is awesome, they helped us in whatever we needed. The rooms are for five people, but they allowed us to have one extra person. They even lent us a little kitchen and a table for us to have our dinner. The room was very clean and spacious. Each room has a clean private bathroom with hot water. They give you towels and soap for each person in the room. It's a little bit far from the center, but for me this is was positive, because there are no cars passing and making noise while you try to sleep. Come to this hostel, it's great!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Awesome Guy! Sweetest person in CR! Freddy was awesome went into monte verde wanting and hoping to see a sloth! we asked around, and everyone said that there was no luck! But Freddy didn't need luck! He had SKILL! :) We told him we were dyeing to see sloths and had already scheduled a bird seeing tour with him the next morning, but that night, without us asking or anything he found us a sloth!!! right there minutes away from our hotel! That wasnt even included in our tour but Freddy went out of his way to find a sloth for my little brother. and it made all the difference! Freddy is AWESOME! I recommend eveyone to stay with him and go on his bird seeing tour! He has an eye for those birds! he can spot them miles away!

Room Tip: The top story has a great view of the sunrise and sunset!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stayed 3 nights at La Puesta del Sol and it was a very nice experience. The owners, Freddy and Juanita are very nice and attentive people and we felt very much welcomed with them (and their daughters too!). They are locals, so they really know the area and we could learn a lot about how life is in town. Our room was very spacious and super clean, and since the hotel is slightly outside the town center (5-10 minutes walk) we had very good and quiet sleep nights. This is something we were very grateful for, after spending our days walking, trekking and doing different activities. The wildlife tour with Freddy was just amazing! We were only 3 people and he took us to three different off-the-grid areas to spot sloths and different birds as toucans, toucanets, quetzals and bell birds... These places are only known by locals, so we got to see far more animals than with any other tour!! Thanks Freddy and Juanita for those 3 great days....

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

My sister and I stayed at Freddy's La Puesta Del Sol during the holidays in 2012 and definitely recommend it. This was - thankfully - not in the center of Santa Elena where our first hotel was located. This was slightly outside of the town center which made for a much quieter night sleep! It was only a 10 minute walk into the very center of town anyway, so the location was just right. We had a 1st floor room with 2 twin beds and one double, our own shower and bath - it was very comfortable and super clean. The best part about the stay was Freddy's wildlife tour! He is from Santa Elena, knows EVERYONE in town, and not only took us out for a 5AM birding+ tour of the area, but got up and made us breakfast in his kitchen too! We saw FAR MORE birds and wildlife with Freddy than we did with the guides in the Monteverde Cloud Forest - in part because he knows the special areas around that are not heavily frequented by tourists, and which are owned and accessed by local people instead. We definitely recommend this hotel and Freddy's tour!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Erika W
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Additional Information about Hotel La Puesta del Sol

Address: 0.5 Km from Santa Elena downown, Santa Elena 5655-60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Price Range: £19 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a Costa Rican family-owned lodge. We, Freddy and Juanita (owners) offer personal service to all our guests. The lodge has great view to Monteverde's mountains and spectacular sunsets. Located near Santa Elena in a highly peaceful place. We offer: rooms with private bathroom and hot water- Wi-Fi internet- Breakfast- Laundry Service- Private parking area- World Famous Bird Watching Freddy's Tour- Tours and activities information. ... more   less 
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Hotel La Puesta Del Sol Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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