The Harmony Hotel
What We Love
- Nourishing natural treatments and outdoor yoga at the on-site Healing Center
- Easy access to one of the premier surfing beaches in Costa Rica
- The tropical cocktails at the outdoor bar use natural ingredients and come with sustainable bamboo straws
- Lazing about on your private hammock
- Surfing- and yoga-themed retreats
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What To Know
- Several bungalows are currently being renovated
- It's a two-to-three-hour drive from the airport in Liberia over sometimes bumpy and inconsistent roads; guests can rent cars at the airport or organize a transfer through the hotel
- The local airstrip — which is in a cow field — is serviced by two domestic airlines
- The hotel is just outside the town of Nosara along an unpaved road, which can be tricky to navigate on foot at night
- The hotel’s beautiful, natural setting is home to birds, monkeys and other wildlife, and it’s not uncommon to come across nonvenomous spiders and scorpions on the grounds or in the rooms
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Nosara, The Harmony Hotel is minutes from Safari Surf School and Nosara Beach. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Nosara Wildlife Rescue and Garza Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 24 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private furnished patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Snacks are also available at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is included.
Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Harmony is the original place of wonderfulness in Guiones/Nosara. The lodgings are beautiful, as are all the many settings of Harmony's special features. Harmony's kitchen is excellent. The juice bar & lounge Rancho is suave but surprisingly well-priced. The yoga shala breathes a suitable air of harmony and peace and even joy. The yoga teachers Harmony employs are some of the best in Nosara.
We returned for our second visit to Harmony Hotel and once again had a fantastic stay. We had booked for 2 weeks. Always a chilled vibe with great service and staff.
On arrival we requested a different room and Jeison went out of his way to accommodate us eventually moving us to a room further away from the main path to the beach. Reason for this is it can be very noisy early in the morning with people on the way to the beach. The front office team were awesome- thank you Jeison and Juan-Carlos.
Also special thanks to barman Jeffrey who makes the best cocktails! And George who is the friendliest and most attentive waiter!
FYI the spa is awesome. Best deep tissue massage.
Note to hotel:
1) please keep swimming pool clean
2) add more chairs around pool
3) maybe provide chairs in beach area
I must have been there the same time as one of these other reviews because the 8 kids, ages 4 to 10 I guess, were so noisy and unruly that at one point one of the parents bought drinks fir those of us who endured the screeching poolside. This hotel’s name is really decieving. Maybe at one time they were an idealistic retreat but they have become a family oriented destination with kid books in the book store and kiddie care during the day. The parents tell me that is why they come here and because the rooms lend themselves to family.
I like the rooms, the pool and location. But I would not come because of the noisy kids who are awake a 6:30 in the morning and noisy. This hotel has got to decide what they really want up be and not deceptively promote themselves as something they are not.
The front desk was horrible and staffed with surfer kids who were interested in themselves rather than guests. The service staff was excellent. I felt sorry for them having to put up with these undisciplined families. (The noisy kids were so out of control most everyone who was reading at the pool got up and left.
I do not intend to return here which is a real shame. But I go a vacation for relaxation, recommendations from a genuinely interested front desk ataff, and service. Come here at your own risk.
Very conveniently located right next to the beach. Rooms laid out very nicely, with a private deck and outdoor shower. Which the outdoor shower is great because the shower in the room clogs each time it is used. Cool that monkeys and other exotic wildlife share the space with guests, so much so it makes for great photo ops. The food is great. Yoga was a great experience, and you can at least try to get 'zen' in the AM. There are some big positives. That is until the kids and their idle parents arrive.
This is not a harmonious retreat. It is marketed completely inaccurately. At times, the very young children outnumber the parents. And very few of the variety of parents we observed took a care to properly mind their own children's poor and at times obnoxious outburts.
I will say, the parents are the real problem. This is neither the appropriate hotel or location in Costa Rica that truly mindful and responsible parents should be bringing their children. But the hotel definitely misleads you in name and in marketing.
If they had TVs in the rooms (and we didn't know about that) there would be an escape from the kids EVEN NOW AS I TYPE, running around behind me, at 7am, as I am trying to enjoy some fresh fruit and coffee. This is NOT the pleasant escape we were sold.
This would be a 4 star review, if it was an adults only location.
This would be a 2 star review, but the kids running around behind me...IN THE RESTSURANT...resulted in a decrease to 1 star.
We feel totally rejuvenated after our recent stay at the Harmony Hotel. There's something magical about this place that was truly therapeutic for us. All of the hotel amenities played a part - the nourishing juice bar, the wide variety of yoga classes (including Qigong!), the refreshing spa therapies (try Reiki with Natrishka, it is eye-opening!), the healthy dining choices...but I think the energy of the hotel is what makes it truly special. Every employee has a calming demeanor which is contagious, and I could feel our stress levels drop with each interaction we had. Juan Carlos and Antonio at the front desk were particularly wonderful to us, helping us book activities like ocean paddle boarding (for which an instructor was surprisingly hard to find), securing us the best table at La Luna for my husband's birthday, and surprising him later with a to-die-for red velvet birthday cake. When our flight home was cancelled due to weather, Juan Carlos and Antonio assured us that they would have a room for us for as long as we needed, even providing a discount to help defray the unexpected cost. The stress of the cancelled flight could've ended our vacation on a bad note, but Juan Carlos and Antonio put us at ease, allowing us to see the extra time as a blessing to be enjoyed. We now have our time at the Harmony Hotel as a frame of reference for the positive, easy-going attitude with which life should be lived, and it will be our go-to escape for when life gets hectic again in the future. We can't wait to return!