Hotel La Puerta del Sol | Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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The Garden Bar is now open in Playas del Coco!

Looking for a relaxing drink and cuisine in a natural setting? Come to La Puerta del Sol Hotel in Playas del Coco and immerse yourself in absolute escapism!  Set in our lush garden the Garden Bar is the PERFECT place to sit down to a nice drink away for the hustle and bustle of downtown yet close enough for your convenience. This place is peaceful and tranquil and unlike downtown you won’t get hassled when you are parking your car! When you arrive don’t forget to look up into the trees you might find some interesting guests 🙂 Monkeys, iguanas,[… read more]

Merry Christmas from Playas del Coco!

This year has been another positive year for Playas del Coco. Although hurricane Nate tried to bring us down, Playas del Coco got together and helped one another to get through that crazy time. We at La Puerta del Sol Hotel would like to thank everyone for supporting us, and each other in the year passed. We are blessed to be a part of such a special community and we can’t wait to share with you all what is to come in the future. As of January 5th our newest creation The Garden Bar will open to the public. The[… read more]

5 Common (and Beautiful) Birds of Playas del Coco

When vacationing in Playas del Coco many visitors are thrilled with the native species in the Guanacaste area. It is common for Howler Monkeys to pass through our garden in the afternoon or to see a vibrant Green Iguana sunbathing next to our pool but the amount of birds that pass through is truly amazing! Here is a quick guide to five common and beautiful bird species you may encounter while spending time at La Puerta del Sol Hotel Turquoise Browed Mot Mot The Turquoise- Browed Motmot can be found commonly in Playas del Coco and lots of other locations[… read more]

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Costa Rica’s High Season is on It’s Way – Summer Time Pura Vida

Costa Rica’s high season for tourism begins in mid December and continues into late April, usually ending with the Easter Holiday. This time period harmonizes splendidly with the chill of winter in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The high season is also the dry season. In the event that you need some sunny relaxation time on a tropical shoreline, this is an ideal opportunity to come to Costa Rica. Amid the height of this period (particularly amid the Christmas occasion and Holy Week before Easter), the tourism business works at maximum capacity and ALL reservations should be made ahead[… read more]

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Playa Ocotal – Coco’s Nearest Neighboring Beach

Playas del Coco is an amazing place. While visiting people from all walks of life enjoy strolling along the beachfront path, hanging in the park or playing in the soft sands and warm waters. Often our guests ask us for recommendations of other nearby beach to explore, the nearest being the “salt and pepper” volcanic sand beach named Playa Ocotal. Where is Playa Ocotal? Playa Ocotal can be found just 3km southwest of Playas del Coco. By turning off of the main boulevard at the Super Compro supermarket one can arrive in just under 7 minutes by car making it[… read more]

Thanksgiving in Playas del Coco

Every year in late November US citizens across the globe celebrate Thanksgiving and Playas del Coco is no different. This day is a time to reflect and be gracious for all of the good times, positive relationships and goals accomplished in the passing year.  Even if you are not home for the holiday, Playas del Coco always has something to comfort your craving for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner consisting of Turkey, stuffing, Potatoes, Carrots, Pies and more. If you walk down Coco’s Main Boulevard you will find numerous restaurants serving up the classic American meal. For us at La Puerta[… read more]

Have You Heard? The Dorado Fishing is Great this Year!

Sportfishing is always the talk of Playas del Coco as the annual rain season comes to an end and the high season begins. This year the Dorado (Mahi Mahi) fishing has EXPLODED! Reports from around the area have been extremely positive and it is expected that the season will continue to boom until the seasonal winds change in mid December. If you are an avid fisherman or novice and are looking to do some Sportfishing in Costa Rica make sure you come to Hotel La Puerta del Sol in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste Costa Rica. Our low season pricing is[… read more]

Santa Rosa National Park: BIG Adventure just an Hour from El Coco

When arriving to Costa Rica and to Playas del Coco in general many of our guests frequently ask us for advice on things to do in Playas del Coco and the surrounding area. While some are inquiring about nightlife, shopping and fine dining others are in it for the ADVENTURE and that is what Parque Nacional Santa Rosa is all about. A Brief Overview of the Santa Rosa National Park Santa Rosa National Park is a large protected area located off of Hwy 1 between Liberia and the Nicaraguan border in the Guanacaste Province. In 1856 the site was home[… read more]

[GALLERY] Sunsets from Playas del Coco

The above photo was taken near Entrada Cangrejos. Orange, pink and purple hues tower behind the tropical vegetation in late October.  Our Hotel being located in Playas del Coco has it’s perks. We are near the beach, just two blocks away from good nightlife, close to the airport and many others make the list. But our favorite is the amazing Pacific Ocean sunsets we get treated to almost every night of the year! Every evening around 6PM dozens of people flock to the Amor de la Temporada Park and other parts of the beach to admire the amazing sunsets that Playas[… read more]

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