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Hotel Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were a family of five. We had two rooms connected by a common patio. Our rooms overlooked the pool. The rooms were clean and spacious. We did not mind not having an ocean view. My mother-in-law enjoyed sitting and reading on the patio. Check in and check out were easy. The staff at this hotel were really nice and accommodating. For example, my husband caught Mahi Mahi on a fishing trip and the chef prepare the fish for us for lunch for a very reasonable fee. The hotel was only steps away from lovely Playa Hermosa. We really appreciated that they kept our portion of the Beach very clean. The hotel restaurant was awesome! I especially enjoyed the whole red snapper and the Neptune salad. My son loved the nachos. My daughter ate penne with bolognese everyday. My husband raved over the grilled pork. The happy hour drinks were watered down. But the service was always great. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Thank you Guiermo, front desk manager, for helping with every detail to help make our trip excellent! We arrived with no reservations and you welcomed us and found the right accommodations we needed. The rooms are very comfortable, pool is nice and lush like a jungle, and the beach is steps away. I didn't reserve ahead because I found it hard to determine which places were actually nice vs not in Hermosa. Well, my instinct was right on. Some places do not look nice in person but are advertised on with great photos. We checked one out nearby and the rooms smell musty. Anyway, to see my taste, we also liked the Arenal Springs Spa and Resort Hotel in La Fortuna. Bosque hotel is very good. And - I'm rambling - but the breakfast buffet this morning was also excellent. Fresh made omelettes, pancakes, potatoes, plenty of fruit, juice etc etc. Enjoy this wonderful place on the beach!! We did 🦋 I also recommend the snorkeling tour (Adolfo can be reached at 8830-8489, - see photo).

We just came back from a continuing education trip here. The hotel is beautiful with luscious landscaping. The ocean front rooms are luxurious with jacuzzis on the balcony. The meeting room for our lectures was very accommodating. The beer menu is limited, but they have happy hour 2 for 1 from 5-7pm. The Wifi had average speed. The food in the hotel restaurant was very average. The pool had a lot of small bugs/ants.

Our rooms were wonderful (jr. suites). We had two rooms that had connecting patios which was convenient. Staff was helpful and friendly. Not the prettiest or cleanest beach. NIce pool. View from the beach of the surrounding area was pretty. Not disappointed. Clean an spacious rooms. Didn't have a business center but they let me borrow thier laptop to print our boarding passes.

This was definitely my least favourite hotel in Costa Rica but for someone on a tight budget this would be ideal. Stayed here for 2 nights. Beautiful location on the beachfront in a rain forrest with a basic pool area. Entry level room type has a box TV, no iron, hairdryer or even water in the room - the bed was however comfortable. The two room types up are a little more modern with flat screen TV's. Breakfast was shocking. 10-15 min drive from Playa del Cocco which has restaurant options and a couple of bars if clients want nightlife. Would only recommend as a 1 or 2 night stay max for someone that specifically needs this area on a budget.

We spent only two days here and loved it. The hotel is by the beach and there's a beautiful garden around with huge trees. Our room was spacious, modern, clean and comfortable with a balcony. The only minor thing was the weird light switches. We ate in the restaurant several times and always had great food and service. Playa Hermosa is a quiet beach and it's not (yet) overdeveloped (like playa de Coco). I'd highly recommend the hotel and the beach too.

Quaint boutique hôtel right on Hermosa beach. Small quiet beach with no waves. At first was given a ground level pool facing room which I felt was too much like an aquarium with people being able to look in so I requested an upgrade to an ocean view room which have been recently renovated and have an awesome deck. There is nothing to do in the town and only a handful of restaurants on the beach so this is either a good place to escape the world or to use as a base for activities. A car would be very practical to be able to visit other towns and beaches

A truly amazing hotel. From the start of our planning the staff were engaged and helpful. Guillermo is fantastic, helpful and guiding when needed. He arranged the impossible for our wedding night. His cool, calm demeanor and the relaxing atmosphere the hotel staff emanate made our memories even more amazing. The rooms are well appointed and spacious. The food and service from breakfast, lunch, happy hour at the bar and dinner was superb.

Stayed for 5 nights in a room right on the beautiful, sandy beach. Very accommodating staff; good food on the restaurant while watching lovely sunsets. Room was well appointed and quite comfortable. Very enjoyable stay.

We did not stay at the hotel, but the restaurant was recommended to us by our resort. We had a beautiful view of the sunset that got even better as the sun went down, silhouetting the palm trees. The servers were very attentive, the food was excellent, and we had a wonderful evening. I recommend this restaurant. The only downside was the cats that wandered through the dining area because one of our party got flea bites on his ankles.

Playa Hermosa Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa places you 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Hermosa Bay Beach. This 32-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also close to Coco Beach and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center.


This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has ocean views, along with a bar. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


All of Hotel Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa's 32 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and 29-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Hotel Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for USD 60 per vehicle. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Garden View Suite

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Ocean Front Suite

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6


King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 568 reviews