Hotel Cuna Del Angel
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- A curious blend of angel-themed, indigenous and colonial design
- Chef Guillermo Sáenz expertly prepares Spanish, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine along with tropical favorites
What To Know
- The hotel is near the road, but you’ll need a taxi or rental car for exploring
- Shower pressure and temperature can be temperamental
- The exuberant decor (think bright décor and butterfly and angel motifs) won’t suit everyone
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A celestial sanctuary in the tropics. Whatever oddities you might notice in the multilevel lobby — the classical white columns, the fiber optic planetarium dome and the stained glass butterfly sconces — angels are the point. Thousands of ceramic, wooden and gilded cherubs appear throughout the property, and some surfaces are painted to resemble a heavenly afternoon sky.
Bed and Bath
Each room is named for a different angel and decorated with imported furnishings, including golden duvets and lavish drapes. The top feature, though, is the balcony or patio, on which you can relax on a wicker chair and look out over the well-kept gardens and infinity pool; the Pacific is just visible in the distance. Bathrooms are equipped with regal granite sinks and large tubs, but the shower temperature and pressure can be temperamental.
The palapa-topped restaurant was constructed to mimic the ceremonial dwellings of Costa Rica’s indigenous Borucas, and dining in its open-air rotunda is a divine experience. A vast selection of international wines is expertly served in sturdy blue glassware, and the completely gluten free menu includes Spanish, Mediterranean and Italian dishes, served on floral ceramics from Mexico. I loved the trapiche Malbec with the beef carpaccio and then the ossobuco risotto. Downstairs, the pebble-studded spa and salon offers a raft of treatments, including the ever popular Angel’s Dream — a chocolate scrub and body wrap that includes a massage and a milk bath.
How to Get There
There's no question Cuna del Angel is a mature hotel, fantastically located between Dominical and Uvita. One only experience the various water pressures to realize this. However, Cuna is so much a fantastic hotel for a number of reasons.
It's less than a half our drive to Dominical for the surfers. And less than a half hour drive to Uvita, home of the Whale's Tail and all that goes with that. One only need to centrally locate themselves here and access the surf, the whale watching, deep sea fishing, golf, and zip lining to name but a few activities.
We have been down to the southern zone now four times. Each time we have stayed right here at Cuna. The people are amazing, the proerty is immaculately kept, the restaurant food is very good and the view is nothing short of complete relaxation, Pura Vida style.
We are heading down again in November, and Cuna del Angel will be our resting spot. There's no point trying to find something better and ending up disappointed, when all of our experiences at Cuna have been superb!
This hotel was in great location. Between Dominical and Uvita. It had a nice pool and nice restaurant with good views. There were resident howler monkeys and white face monkeys in and around the property. Which was nice. But they made sure you were awake by 4:30 - 5:00am every morning.
Wi-fi was terrible. It went out all the time. When the power went out, the hotel generator took some time kick in or sometimes they never bothered to switch it on. Jungle rooms where I've stayed were extremely dark. When you are in the room, you need to keep the fluorescent lights on all the time. Breakfast buffet was less than average.
This is and old hotel in a great spot over the pacific highway coast in Puntarenas. It’s been over 9 years since the last time I visited this place. Some things has changed, others remains. the customer service changed completely. We were atended by Maria, we were 3 families with children and requested a late check out, since we wanted to get to the kids to the beach and then to have a place to shower and off course keep our baggage safe. She was not helpful at all. We asked to pay for anothrr full day, even if we leave late on the same day to get the kids to the beach, she not even looked at the computer, just told to us it was not possible. The hotel remains the same as the last 10 years, rusted pipes, same furniture not working. I don’t really matter to pay as long as I get whats require at least: a smile or a let me see what I can do, but I’m totaly disappointed with this place. kids were so sad we couldn’t go to the beach. Thank you Maria.
Some other minor details as the noise on second floor, the noise of the fridge among other didn’t let to sleep as require and the wifi that never worked.