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La Gaviota Tropical

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This quiet boutique is perfect if you want to experience a relaxing beach life. Their 5 rooms are very nice, comfortable and spotless. We stayed 8 nights here and had the pleasure of staying in 2 rooms because of our last minute extension. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Breakfast each morning was made to order on the open... More 

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New Salem, Massachusetts
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My husband and I spent 1 week at La Gaviota Tropical and couldn't have been happier! The hotel has only 5 rooms making it quiet and private, yet easy to meet other travelers. The rooms were very clean and well furnished and the roof-top pool was awesome! The hotel sits among the trees, but on the beach. Leave your windows... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the "place" to stay if you want to be in the first row direct at the beach! The roof top rimless pool is fantastic, awesome view over the bay, just enjoy the sunset. Friendly staff and very good food.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best girls weekend--ever! We loved our stay at La Gaviota Tropical. The rooms were clean, the food was fantastic, and the views were unmatched. We spent most of our time on the rooftop pool looking out to the Pacific. The "Cowboy" was perfect for us Texas gals, however be aware that there's a top bunk, if there's 4 ppl.... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 8 nights at this wonderful little gem on the beach. We stayed in the very roomy light filled rainforest room with a king bed, walk in shower, and deck where we could sit and look at the ocean. The staff were always friendly and helpful. We felt quite at home there. Each morning we were... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small hotel with 5 rooms, beautiful rooftop pool and an excellent restaurant. Lobby and restaurant open to the beach so we enjoyed coffee & a beach walk at 6, then an excellent breakfast provided at 8 at Roberto's restaurant. Building is new construction- more like American building codes than most of Costa Rica, but with an open... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visitors to Costa Rica, we felt we had struck it rich with our eight-night stay at La Graviota. This boutique hotel's relaxed style, personal quality, value received, responsive staff, and attractive and comfortable design easily exceeded our expectations. The place turned out to be even better than it looked in the advance photos we had seen. We'll be... More 

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We enjoyed having you visit with us and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you're looking for a first class lodging experience at a very reasonable price, I recommend La Gaviota Tropical. After a harrowing drive from Puerto Viejo to Playa Hermosa (10 hrs), we arrived to the hotel host helping us with our bags and escorting us to the Rainforest room on the second floor. We immediately hit the pool on the... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We have eaten here a couple times on our first trip to CR in 2015. This time around, we will be staying at La Gaviota in March of 2017. I will post a review for our stay then. The food is very good and the staff are very friendly. We will be celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary in 2017, can't... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Outstanding in all regards; service, rooms, views and ideally located for all sorts of adventures. Exploring the bay by boat and snorkeling provided great opportunity for witnessing local wildlife. Beach side dining was so much fun and the incredible waitstaff made us feel welcome and cared for. Could not have asked for a better summer retreat.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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A beautifully appointed boutique guest house located on the beach. All rooms have ocean views. Full breakfast included ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Gaviota Tropical

Address: 2nd Beach Road to End | Right 75 Meters to Roberto's, Playa Hermosa 5019, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $262 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
La Gaviota Tropical Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa
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“Every room has a view of the beach”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sol y Mar is considered the "master suite". It is very large, 3rd floor, facing the ocean. The view from the huge balcony is spectacular!”
  • The balcony of the Sol y Mar room
 of 5 bubbles 365cindyh, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in La Playa. It's quite large and has "slices" of a beach view, but its really best to go out to the beach or the rooftop.”
 of 5 bubbles JeanBQ, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have better ocean view than others.”
 of 5 bubbles laureenma, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sol y Mar is worth the price for the view of the beach and the huge balcony!”
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