Nice Hotel near a Beautiful Beach
Posted Mar 18, 2014 on Hotels
If you're looking for a nice little hotel hear Carrillo Beach in Costa Rica, Hacienda Del Mar is a good choice. It's not fancy, but it's very charming and clean. It's about a half mile down a dirt road from the beach, and it's very peaceful and quiet (except for the howler monkeys in the trees outside). They have a big pool which is really nice to swim in because it's very hot over there; just be careful after you get out of the pool and go into your room all wet because the floors will be slippery. The only recommendations I could make for the hotel are that they should put some glasses in the bathroom so you can rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth; also, washcloths would be nice too. But the room had everything else we wanted, like AC (and it's not that loud which other people complained about in their reviews) and cable TV. The family who runs the hotel is very pleasant and helpful. They serve free breakfast, which is good, but I think they only serve dinner when a lot of guests are there. That's fine because there are small restaurants not too far away. Oh, just one more thing, it would be nice if they had a larger sign at the entrance to the road you have to drive down to get to the hotel. It's easy to miss the turn-off from the main road. But I would definitely recommend Hacienda Del Mar. I think Carrillo Beach is absolutely beautiful, and if I have the chance to go back there, I'd stay at the same hotel again.