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Harbor Reef Surf Resort

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I stayed here with my mom and it was a wonderful experience. Nosara is spread out so this hotel's location is key to enjoying Nosara. It's within walking distance of the beach, surf shops, restaurants, shops, and a yoga studio. They also rent bikes so you can access more of Nosara. (Our bikes were hard to get around on, having... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

My first experience with Costa Rican Hotels. Our first impression was pretty cool, our room was spacious and there were two air conditioners, if you are from north of the Mason Dixon line do not stay in a Costa Rican hotel in the dry season without air conditioning. The bed was good and the whole thing was rustic. The staff... More 

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1 Thank TLCWorld
Ventura, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We have stayed at the Harbor Reef for 15 years. We always have a great time with the staff and just love being there...always hate to leave. The food is great too, nothing like eating and drinking at the swim up bar. Try the Guanacaste smoothie with Passion fruit super yummy. Hi to our friends Juan Carlos and Luke ;)... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Great trip. Highly recommended this hotel. We've been going to Nosara for about 10 years, and have always enjoyed the hotels quiet atmosphere. Right now it's the best value in town, and probably the closest hotel to the beach. Friendly staff, and They speak English.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

At the harbor reef you have everything you need! Our room was perfect size with AC & the cutest shower. Our fridge was always stocked with Gatorade, water, Coke, & beer. Pretty perfect although we rarely were in the room except to sleep. It's about a 2 minute walk to the beach. Great food & drinks & super fun &... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Such a special hotel, with an amazing vibe! Highly recommended. From the room, to the bar pool, to the delicious food in the restaurant- everything was perfect! We'll be back Harbor Reef! we miss you already.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Had the best time at Harbor Reef! The staff is super friendly and welcoming; rooms are far from fancy, but they're clean and comfortable. Nosara is so beautiful, you won't want to spend anytime in the room anyway. It's in a great location, so close to the beach and all the nearby bars and shops. And the swim up bar... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

My tweens and I stayed in a bare bones two room apt just behind the restaurant and pool. Very convenient location as we could just walk back and forth without having to lock our door. A little loud at times, especially Tuesday night (some kind of big night at the restaurant). This is not a luxury hotel, like no furniture... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

We traveled with two teenagers and stayed in the "Reef Suite" above the restaurant. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The property is beautiful. We did the ATV tour,paddle boarding and zip line tours. All were top notch and fun for the entire family. We felt safe on the property at all times. The only negative would be the... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is our second time in 3 years staying at Harbor Reef and once again we had a fantastic experience! Waldir & Sebastain, at the front desk, always had a friendly smile, took care of our requests and offered advise about surrounding areas. They are easy to talk to and super friendly. We stayed in a room by the pool... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a 22 room hotel nestled in the jungle by the sea. Our rooms are surrounded by lush gardens and offer a tranquil setting for our guests to relax after a fun day surfing and exploring the beautiful area of Nosara. Our restaurant offers a swim up pool bar, great music, delicious food and cold cervezas. It's a great place to kick back in the evenings and mingle with our friendly and hospitable staff. Paradise awaits you. Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbor Reef Surf Resort

Address: Del Hotel Cafe De Paris 400 Suroeste y 150 al Este, Nosara, Costa Rica (Formerly Harbor Reef Lodge)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbor Reef Surf Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Harbor Reef Hotel Nosara
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#4 Family Hotel in Nosara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nosara
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nosara
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“Near the restaurant/bar will have loud music.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreym632, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in Surf City buildings are in the back by 2nd pool and quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles davidpI7124AJ, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the newer rooms away from the bar, preferably on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TLCWorld, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose Reef Suite (above the restaurant) if you are traveling with children or go to bed early.”
 of 5 bubbles Jax4of4, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the Reef restaurant quieter. Small market walking distance from hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles sns60750, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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