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La Gaviota Tropical

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Small hotel with the perfect staff, the perfect hotel, the perfect rooms, the perfect beach and the perfect food. Stayed here for the last day of the vacation to be closer to the airport and was an amazing last day. Clean, excellent, beautifully decorated, monkeys next door on the mango trees, the view from the infinity pool is spectacular. An...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My group of 4 just wrapped up a 6 day stay at La Gaviota. I can't possibly express how impressed I was by the accommodations and also the staff. Dawson, Bette, Roberto, and Sila have truly created a special place here. The service was absolutely 5 star, and the staff actually cared about fulfilling all of our needs. La Gaviota...

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Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I don't normally do reviews - this is my first! But we had such a great experience at La Gaviota Tropical that I decided to venture out of my comfort zone (even if a bit late!). The boutique hotel and Roberto's open-air restaurant is perfectly situated on the beautiful Playa Hermosa on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. The hotel...

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Bette G, Owner at La Gaviota Tropical, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your story at La Gaviota Tropical. We hope you have some special memories and will come back again.

Claiborne, Maryland
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful spot, friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable accommodations, and the food and drinks at Roberto's were the best. This special place is located on a small cove right on the beach overlooking the Pacific. There's even an infinity pool on the fourth floor! Muchas gracias to La Gaviota Tropical for a great time!

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Lake Arrowhead, California
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Robert, Sila, Gray, Bru, Stevie, Gabriella and Jose were the greatest team and hosts for our visit! Food is fabulous....location is perfect. Privacy on the rooftop pool deck for sunset is stunning. Could not ask for a better place to relax in Playa Hermosa. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, will definitely return!

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Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had the best vacation we have ever had in Central America at La Gaviota Tropical! Very friendly, helpful staff, and a great restaurant. The owners, Dawson and Bette, and the managers, Roberto and Sila, were accommodating, gracious and above and beyond!! We will come back here instead of Cancun or Cabo for our next vacation down south.

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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This was our family's 2nd trip to Costa Rica and everyone insisted that we return to La Gaviota Tropical. It is such a wonderful hotel right on the beach. Super clean and comfortable. Close to the airport. The hotel is small and homey (including cats and dogs--which the kids loved), and the staff took SUCH good care of us. Wonderful...

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I spent a week here and felt like a new person!!!!! The room was beautiful and very comfortable. The staff is amazing and treats you like royalty!!! Every area of the hotel is clean and well appointed. The food is the best on the beach. The owner, Betty, has lived here for quite a while and knows all the great...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed for 5 nights, I wish we could stay longer. The place was built with love and attention to details. Rooms are super spacious, clean, and comfy. Every single day we had our lunch at the restaurant downstairs. Food and service are outstanding. The only complain I have - the breakfast was served individually and it took too long....

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new mexico
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I spent 9 days here. Everything about this place was spot on. Truly great food by inspired chefs (we ate most meals here at Roberto’s), wonderful service from genuinely kind people, small and intimate but with every detail covered. Our room (Sol y Mar) was spectacular. The entire place was built and decorated to a very high...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $167 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
La Gaviota Tropical Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
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“There are only 5 rooms. Ours did not face the beach but we love it.”
clarypj05, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stayed on both the 2nd and 3rd floor. Preferred the 3rd floor room. Slightly better view but all rooms are beautiful.”
altaman55, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The best room and view is the top floor beach front, the Sun and Sea Master Suite!!”
paullX212AS, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Their website shows the different rooms and how they are set up and decorated. It is a smaller boutique resort, so you can't go wrong.”
O3196OHamyh, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Every room has a view of the beach”
, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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