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Very Good 694 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Footsteps from the gentle surf and sandy beach?
  • A welcome drink is included in the rate
  • Living rooms and private terraces in every suite
  • A boutique experience with personalized service?
  • Iguanas shade themselves on balconies and howler monkeys provide a morning wakeup call
  • Outdoor warm water Jacuzzis in Oceanfront Suites
  • Free WiFi
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What To Know

  • There is a two-night minimum stay for the Junior Suite
  • The international airport in Liberia is a 30-minute drive away
  • A popular resort for destination weddings
  • Few area restaurants or bars make for an isolated retreat?
  • Tours can be expensive
  • Watch for hidden tax and tip in food prices — up to 23 percent


  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Located in Playa Hermosa, Hotel Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa is by the ocean, minutes from Hermosa Bay Beach, and close to Coco Beach. This beach hotel is within the vicinity of Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and Ocotal Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 32 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, which features a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hotel Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa, 1000 Costa Rica


4.5 Very Good 694 Reviews
Perfect start of our family vacation
Reviewed 19 hours ago

We decided to start our family vacation at the closest beach to the Liberia airport - Bosque Del Mar was the obvious choice just 25 minutes from LIR. I really appreciated the friendly welcome of the staff. They shortly learned all of our names and were always greeting us with a smile and asking whether they could help us with anything. I enjoyed that attention to detail. We stayed in for dinner and the hotel by far has the best food of anywhere on Playa Hermosa. The pool is as a highlight of our daughter’s stay. Beautiful trees all around - hence the name: Bosque Del Mar! Highly recommended!

Bar/restaurant Niromi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is only for the bar/restaurant Niromi, Have never stayed at the hotel, but have toured the room (including the penthouse apartment) and very impressive.

On to the restaurant we have enjoyed dinner here a few times since it’s opening and we had fantastic service and an equally fantastic meal every time. Considerably more classy than you would typically expect from a place on the beach. The lounge on the second floor overlooking the beach (through the trees) we have visited more often and the cocktails and tapas are both fantastic.
These venues are open to the public and we have been lucky enough to enjoy them both during times of low crowds and always had a relaxing experience.

High room rates, basic amenities and service not worth it
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is OK in the restaurant and the staff is nice. BUT, Internet and hot water is not consistant, sometimes you have it, sometimes you don't. Not OK for how much they charge for a room. With heavy rains, water leaked in the rooms and got our clothes wet in the storage cabinets. Ocean front rooms have jacuzzi tubs, but no good without hot water!!! Pool is nice and has a hot tub, but no good without hot water and the surface water in the hot tub is dirty. I will do not recommend this place and will not stay here, again.

Lovely by the sea
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is a fantastic hotel on the beach. Lovely pool and a few metres walk onto the beach. The restaurant is good and whilst all the staff are friendly and helpful a special mention to Carlos who made our stay. I would stay here again. Great find!

Excellent location.
Reviewed 1 month ago

We were here for three nights in a junior suite and the rooms, service and food were all excellent. It's isolated from any urban area, so you need either a car or use the vans (Turismo) to get around (what we did). Beach and views are quite nice.We liked it better than Tamarindo because it's less crowded.