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Very Good 2096 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The Wave features hand-cut steaks, fresh fish and Cuban cuisine from Estefan family recipes
  • Four-legged friends are greeted with treats; beds and water bowls available on request
  • Guests receive a drink ticket for one free mojito, the resort’s signature cocktail

What To Know

  • Sexy and chic, the property might appeal more to adults and couples than families
  • Don’t expect many nightlife options in the area: The resort is the most happening place in Vero Beach
  • The daily $20 resort fee covers amenities such as valet parking, WiFi and fitness center access

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Gloria Estefan’s oceanfront boutique hotel, with SoBe style and a trendy eatery in quaint Vero Beach

The Look

Owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Costa d’Este brings a slice of South Beach to an otherwise sleepy beach town. Circles are a theme here, from the Midcentury Modern exterior to the porthole-style windows and mirrors in the guestrooms. In true SoBe style, the resort goes from day to night in dramatic fashion. A sleek whitewashed exterior comes alive with vibrant lighting in orange, yellow and blue. A slick beaded curtain turns into a colorful canvas with a projected floral image in the lobby, and nooks in the retro stone wall are illuminated by candlelight. A sculpture garden highlighting local artists rounds out the contemporary vibe.

Bed and Bath

Guestrooms are fresh and modern in a palette of white, chocolate-brown and orange, fashioned with teak furniture and accents. Each features a private balcony, some of which overlook the ocean. Bathrooms are spacious and contemporary, with a vessel sink, walk-in shower with built-in bench and Teracotta products.

Beyond

The poolside scene is happening: The Cabana Pool Bar slings mojitos as Latin rhythms pulsate from the speakers. Free perks include sunscreen, chilled scented towels and frozen grapes. Carnivores will delight in the juicy hand-cut steaks, fresh-caught seafood and Latin specialties like ropa vieja, pollo asado and paella straight from Estefan family recipes at the Wave restaurant. (Don’t miss the truffled reggiano yucca fries or the Oprah-approved Cuban black beans.) The small spa is one of the few in the area to offer ashiatsu, a massage technique in which a therapist walks on the guest’s back to stimulate pressure points.

In the Area

Vero Beach is the classic Florida oceanfront setting, but with a less touristy, more small town vibe. Upscale eateries include Ocean Grill, which offers signature dishes such as crab au gratin and orange-sherry roast duck with pecan rice, and the Tides, which features seafood including cedar-planked wild salmon and macadamia-crusted snapper. For a laid-back meal, Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill does the Jimmy Buffett atmosphere right, with prime seaside seating, live music and beach bar staples such as shrimp tacos and cheeseburgers in paradise. Satisfy a sweet tooth at Cravings, which has homemade ice cream and warm-from-the-oven pastries, cookies and cakes. Shopaholics will love perusing the specialty boutiques lining Ocean Drive or hunting for brand name deals at the Vero Beach Outlets, a 10-minute drive from the resort.

How to Get There

Costa d’Este Beach Resort and Spa
3244 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2096 Reviews
Spectacular Property
Reviewed 3 hours ago

Beautiful boutique hotel and spa! Great ambiance and friendly staff in a charming area of Vero Beach. We had a lovely room with a direct view of the beach. This is definitely a place that we would visit again!

Great dining experience last night sitting outside overlookig the ocean.
Reviewed 3 hours ago

So glad the weather was perfect and the atmosphere was beautiful sitting outside last night having a delicious dinner for my birthday! My cuban dinner was so yummy and service was very prompt and courteous. You just can't beat the view.

Vero Beach Hotel
Reviewed 4 hours ago

The hotel is upscale and small, my only complaint would be sound proofing, can hear people in the hall ways. Loved that you can walk to town, stroll the stores, clubs and cafes, no need to get in your car.

Destination Wedding
Reviewed 5 hours ago

Great venue for a destination wedding... Beautiful beach set up and celebration around the pool. Friendly staff and great food. Great seated area around an outdoor fireplace making for a really relaxed atmosphere.

A gem nestled in Vero Beach on the Ocean
Reviewed 5 hours ago

You will be presently surprised and the location, staff and overall property. Nice size rooms, and most rooms have a beautiful Ocean view. Food is absolutely excellent!!!!! Staff is super helpful. You will not be disappointed with your stay at this property.