Sol Tropical https://soltropical.com I Your one-stop vacation guide in Costa Rica Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:11:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Hotel Fonda Vela https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/hotel-fonda-vela/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/hotel-fonda-vela/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:20:06 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4042

The climate is refreshing, often referred to as “eternal spring”. The views of the Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1,400 meter (4,200 foot) elevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an ideal destination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders of the tropics. A visit of at least two nights or more in Monteverde is recommended.

Experience Hotel Fonda Vela’s natural approach to life — with style! Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, our buildings are an attractive part of the lush, tropical mountainside. The rooms are cozy, yet elegant, spacious and comfortable. Each room is designed with the environment in mind. For example, large windows help to bring the outdoors inside.

The Fonda Vela was built with the idea of being a nurturing experience, environmentally, culturally and spiritually. Our guests play an important part in fulfilling this dream.

With the mysterious veils of mist and phenomenal sunsets, Costa Rica has drawn us back to nature. It is the spirit and feelings that brought us here that we want to share with you, our guests.

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Hotel El Establo https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/hotel-el-establo/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/hotel-el-establo/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:16:27 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4039

Nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, El Establo offers the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience: The area`s best view, heated indoor pools, spa, restaurants, café-bars, special events center, internet access, souvenirs shop, tennis court, basketball court, mini soccer court, hiking trails, canopy tour and the most charming staff. This half Costarican – half Quaker, family owned hotel, will allow you to share the best of both cultures.

We also have a serious commitment with the environment and promote sustainable and responsible practices that insure the minimum impact to our most valuable resource… “Nature”.

• 155 Rooms • Bars • Conference Center
• Tennis, basketball and soccer courts • Gym • 2 Restaurants
• 2 indoor tempered swimming pools •  Spa. • Canopy Tour
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Hotel Claro de Luna https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/hotel-claro-de-luna/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/hotel-claro-de-luna/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:11:58 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4036 Surrounded by beautiful scenery with views to the Gulf of Nicoya and the mountains of Monteverde you will find our Hotel Claro de Luna. The most beautiful Mahogany wood house nicely finished with an excellent ambiance special decorated rooms.

Most famous for being associated with the Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde or the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the tiny community of Monteverde is a small village located near the entrance of the cloud forest.

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Hotel Heliconias https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/hotel-heliconias/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/hotel-heliconias/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:08:47 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4033 Hotel Heliconia is located within Costa Rica’s beautiful Central Highlands in the area known as Monteverde.

The hotel is equipped with large and lavish accommodations, two restaurants, and scenic grounds.

The Monteverde area is abundant with activity. Visitors can explore the two cloud forests reserves – and the incredible amount of biodiversity that is found within them – along hiking trails, suspension bridges, and aerial trams. Those that are feeling adventurous can take a canopy tour, which sends participants flying safely along a zip line high in the forest canopy. Horseback rides and mountain bike trips are popular, as are visits to the Monteverde Cheese Factory and local coffee plantations.

Hotel Heliconia offers 50 spacious and tasteful rooms. Constructed from fine local woods and decorated with tropical flowers, these accommodations are comfortable and utterly gorgeous. All have large beds and orthopedic mattresses, private bathrooms, hot showers and bathtubs. Certain rooms have a second floor as well as additional bedrooms, and many have balconies that afford superb views of the Gulf of Nicoya.

Relaxing strolls through the hotel’s well-manicured gardens are pleasant, as are meals in the two on-site restaurants. These restaurants serve up a mix of Italian and Mediterranean food, as well as traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Heliconia’s bar hosts a daily happy hour and offers a wide range of both national and international refreshments. And after a long day of hiking, guests will surely enjoy a relaxing massage at the hotel’s spa or a soak in the warm Jacuzzi.

Additional services include a currency exchange, laundry service, babysitting service, and transportation.

To find the location of this hotel, please see the map of Monteverde.

Hotel Heliconia Facilities
Spa, Jacuzzi, laundry service, private parking, internet access, restaurant, bar, gardens, breakfast, TV room, transportation service, forest views, gardens, room service, currency exchange, babysitting service

Amenities
Hot water, coffee service, balcony, telephone, private bathroom, safe deposit box, forest views, spa, Jacuzzi, laundry service, gardens, room service, private parking, internet access, restaurant, bar, gardens, breakfast, TV room, transport service, currency exchange, babysitting service

Accommodations
Standard Room – these rooms have one double and two single beds. They can sleep 4 people.

Junior Suite – these suites have two king size beds. They can sleep 4 people.

Master Suite – these suites have two king size beds and one double bed. They can sleep 6 people.

Family Suite – these suites have one king size bed and two single beds. They can sleep 4 people.

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Finca Valverde Hotel https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/finca-valverde-hotel/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/finca-valverde-hotel/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:01:30 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4030 Straddling the Continental Divide at 1540 meters*
(4662 ft), the Santa Elena and Monteverde cloud forest area offers one of the most interesting places to visit in Costa Rica.
In this Costa Rica rain forest are found more than 100 species of mammals including 5 species of cats, over 400 species of birds including 30 kinds of hummingbirds, tens of thousands of insect species (over 5000 species of moths) and 2,500 species of plants (420 kinds of orchids). The area is acclaimed as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges in the New World Tropics.
Finca Valverde is among the oldest farms in the traditionally farming community of Monteverde. It is owned by the Valverde family, one of the first to settle in the area. On their still productive land, the Valverde’s harvest coffee for export, as well as most of the vegetables that are served in their small hotel.
Finca Valverde´s is among one of the oldest farms in the traditionally farming comunity of Monteverde. It is owned by the Valverde Family, one of the first to settle in the area. On their still productive land, the Valverde´s harvest coffee for export, as well as most of the vegetables that are served in their small hotel.
Hotel Finca Valverde´s rooms and cabins will allow you to enjoy Monteverde´s pristine forest in the most comfortable way. Just by looking through the window your eyes will enjoy a whole new world of nature Rooms:20 Type: Nature Address: 300 metros oeste del supercompro en Santa Elena. City: Monteverde State/dept/prov: Limón ]]>
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Ficus Hotel https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/ficus-hotel/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/ficus-hotel/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:57:24 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4027 Constructed with rustic style indigenous wood and immersed in tall rainforest trees, the Ficus Sunset Suites is located in the heart of Monteverde, Central Highlands. Known for its tropical cloud forest reserves and the Resplendent Quetzal, Monteverde boasts a wealth of ecotourism activities for naturalists and nature lovers looking to experience the local biodiversity.

Set into the highside, the elegantly designed Ficus Sunset Suites offers views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the surrounding cloud forest. The rooms are decorated with brilliantly finished wood and the artwork of Peruvian painter Batista. An experienced staff maintains these impeccably clean rooms and is dedicated to ensuring that you have an unforgettable stay. Antawara restaurant, under the direction of Peruvian Chef Miguel Gonzalez Gamarra, serves an eclectic menu of tantalizing seafood, mouth watering poultry, and delicious vegetables grown in the local garden.

While Monteverde lacks a town center, cafes and galleries in addition to excellent views are readily available in route to the cloud forest. On a particularly clear day, visitors are treated to a view of both the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts for a viewpoint on the continental divide. The virgin forests and abundant wildlife within Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserves is the primary focus of most visitors to this area, but don’t forget to enjoy a tour of the Monteverde Cheese Factory.

The concierge at the Ficus Sunset Suites can offer great recommendations for adventure tours and traditional folk activities in the Monteverde area. In Selvatura Park, visitors can experience canopy tours, a treetop suspension bridge, butterfly gardens, and more. The Heliconia Ranch offers an agricultural diversity tour, which provides insight into the ancient lifestyle. Additionally, guests can hire a naturalist or acquire maps to explore the local trails. Trails around the property lead into the cloud forest where visitors may catch a glimpse of the elusive sloth or the noisy howler monkey.

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Cariblue Hotel https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/cariblue-hotel/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/cariblue-hotel/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:52:48 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4024 El Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort mira hacia las aguas claras del sur de Costa Rica y se extiende por más de 5 acres en la selva vírgen que rodea esta zona del Caribe. El Hotel ofrece un alojamiento confortable en 45 habitaciones de diferentes tipos y tamaños, y cuenta con una amplia variedad de instalaciones y comodidades (dos parqueos, dos grandes piscinas, dos jacuzzis, el restaurante SoleLuna, el Totem Beach Bar, un bar de piscina, el spa Aqua, la tienda de regalos y artesanía local El Coral, una escuela de surf, un servicio de alquiler de bicicletas y rickshaws, varios espacios abiertos para el descanso y la relajación, y mucho más) así como con un acceso directo a las playas doradas del Océano Atlántico.
El Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort ofrece por un lado el paisaje relajante y impoluto de Playa Cocles (junto con las vecinas Playa Negra, Playa Chiquita y Punta Uva una de las más preciosas y famosas playas en el Caribe sur de Costa Rica – y, sin duda, una de las más populares entre los surfistas), y por otro lado la emoción de un alojamiento ecológico entre los árboles centenarios en el corazón de la selva tropical de Talamanca, cerca del Refugio de Vida Silvestre Gandoca – Manzanillo. Acerca hay también el Parque Nacional Cahuita, en el districto homónimo, un sitio que cuenta con 1067,9 hectáreas en el área terrestre, 600 en arrecife coralino y 22,400 en área marina y alberga uno de las costas mejor desarrolladas de Costa Rica. Gracias a esta ubicación extraordinaria, los huéspedes que aman el bird-watching gozan aquí de una óptima oportunidad: en el jardín del hotel, de hecho, se pueden observar aproximadamente 120 especies de aves.
Por eso, el Cariblue es sin duda el Resort más grande y mejor equipado entre todos los que rodean el pueblo de Puerto Viejo (Old Harbour)*** premi*** – un lugar conocido en todo el mundo como extraordinario crisol de culturas indígenas, afro-caribeñas y europeas.

Una mezcla armoniosa de comodidades y belleza natural.

Las elegantes habitaciones y suites del Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort son una agradable expresión moderna de la circundante naturaleza vírgen que las inspiró. Las comodidades tecnológicas combinan con los muebles en madera y piedra local y, los varios edificios del hotel están integrados en un amplio paisaje verde, creando una atmósfera que refleja las maravillas de todo el país.

Disfruta de nuestro premiado servicio y nuestra amplia gama de facilidades e instalaciones turísticas en un ambiente relajado y acogedor. El paraíso te espera!

Un lugar donde nadie puede decir que está en un Hotel, sino en un exuberante Oasis Tropical.

Donde usted puede sentir una energía positiva; no sólo transmitida por el muy servicial y alegre personal del Hotel; sino también por la exhuberante vegetación, donde cada flor es tratada con amor y cuidado. Lo mismo es reservado para nuestros clientes, como exteriorizando su sentido del olfato será saludado con perfumes, incluso las papilas gustativas estarán encantadas con la excellente cocina en el Restaurante Italiano.

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Almonds and Corals https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/almonds-and-corals/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/almonds-and-corals/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:47:18 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4021 Almonds and Corals, nestled amongst the exuberant jungle of Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica, offers three in one unique destinations, because it is part an exclusive Caribbean beach resort, part a safari camp and part an eco-conscious boutique hotel. The owners are devoted to offer one-of-a-kind accommodations awaiting your arrival and a unique sensory experience that promotes harmony between inner and outer self.

Our Services

24 Suites

Hot water

Jaccuzzi

SPA

Bar & Restuarant

Beach front

Free wifi

Transportation Service

Unique hotel

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La Costa De Papito Hotel https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/la-costa-de-papito-hotel/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/13/la-costa-de-papito-hotel/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:42:12 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4018 We are La Costa de Papito. We are experience provokers!
We don’t want to rent you a room.
We want to provide you with an experience.
Travel is more than the seeing of sights, it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

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Hotel Verde Mar https://soltropical.com/2017/01/12/hotel-verde-mar/ https://soltropical.com/2017/01/12/hotel-verde-mar/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:02:06 +0000 http://soltropical.com/?p=4013 The Verde Mar Hotel is located in Manuel Antonio, only minutes away from the acclaimed Manual Antonio National Park.

This hotel is one of the only hotels in the area with direct beach access, and has accommodations that are clean and cheerful.

Located just steps away from the world renowned Manuel Antonio National Park, Verde Mar offers a relaxed ambiance within a tropical setting. The solar-heated swimming pool is a perfect place to lounge away the afternoon, alternatively cooling off in the pool and searching for monkeys in the nearby trees.

Verde Mar offers several types of rooms, each of which is colorfully designed with tropical themes and equipped with air conditioning, a private hot water bathroom, ceiling fan and safe deposit box. Most rooms come stocked with a kitchenette (making it easy to cook or store food at the hotel), a dining area and living room. Guests that are traveling with families or in groups can book a suite that includes a separate bedroom or loft.

The hotel’s friendly staff is happy to help guests arrange activities or tours. Additionally, there are boogie boards on hand can be rented for free and used at the nearby beach.

Hotel Verde Mar Facilities
Swimming pool, gardens, laundry service, parking, 24-hour security

Amenities
Air conditioning, safe deposit box, private bathroom, hot water, kitchenette, ceiling fan, gardens, swimming pool, laundry service, parking, lounge chairs, 24-hour security

Accommodations
All rooms come with queen size beds, a safe deposit box, air conditioning, private hot water bathroom, and ceiling fans.

Economy Room – this room has one queen size bed.

Standard Room – this room has one queen size bed and a kitchenette (which includes a mini-fridge, hot plate stove, coffee maker and toaster).

Suite Room – this room has two queen size beds (with an optional rollaway bed) and a kitchenette (which includes a mini-fridge, hot plate stove, coffee maker and toaster).

Suite with Separate Bedroom – this suite has one queen size bed, one queen size pullout couch (in the living room), and a kitchenette (which includes a mini-fridge, hot plate stove, coffee maker and toaster).

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