Loved this place! Low-key, comfortable, shady, nice hammocks to hang out on. An array of tables to sit at and eat, spaced to allow for privacy. And most importantly - a communal kitchen (and clean, too). The whole place felt laid-back, yet grounded. Despite the communal kitchen, this did not feel like a youth hostel or party spot, which we liked. The rooms are a bit dark, but not dismal or dingy.
You can walk to Playa Pelada from here in about 5 minutes, as well as several restaurants. We would definitely stay here again if we find ourselves in the area.
We loved the way the owner balanced helpfulness/attentiveness with just simply leaving us alone. While in Costa Rica, we did experience hotels with owners (usually foreigners) whose friendliness was almost overbearing and annoying. This, refreshingly, wasn't one of them. The owner (from Spain originally) even drove us to the bus stop when we left without charging extra, also refreshing, since EVERTHING costs money in Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Refugio Del Sol, your tropical "refuge from the sun" located in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nestled in Playa Pelada, a serene, unspoiled area of Costa Rica, Refugio Del Sol is the area’s only Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Bar. Our unique hotel features five (5), private rooms with a Costa Rica, "pura vida" atmosphere. While Refugio Del Sol is situated in a tropical, natural setting, our rooms feature 21st century amenities such as comfortable beds, private baths, hot running water and cool ceiling fans. Plus, you can relax on your very own hammock! We also have a spectacular, tropical garden with exotic orchids and other beautiful flowers, colorful birds and exquisite butterflies. Refugio Del Sol is only steps away from some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Refugio Del Sol Costa Rica/Nosara