Sunset Del Mar Resort

Sunset Del Mar Resort

Esterillos Este Beach at The West End, Esterillos Este 6300 Costa Rica
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See why so many travellers make Sunset Del Mar Resort their small hotel of choice when visiting Esterillos Este. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at Sunset Del Mar Resort offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Room service is one of the conveniences offered at this small hotel. A pool and a poolside bar will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Sunset Del Mar Resort, free parking is available.

While staying at Sunset Del Mar Resort, you may want to check out Pelican Hotel and Restaurant (0.6 mi) which is a short walk away.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Sunset Del Mar Resort as you experience all of the things Esterillos Este has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
Spanish

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Esterillos Este Beach at The West End, Esterillos Este 6300 Costa Rica
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Jonathan D wrote a review Apr 2023
+1
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience at Sunset Del Mar was exceptional! A beautiful property steps from the beach. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets, amazing food and the staff went above and beyond to make our week awesome. The rooms are nice, beds are comfortable and AC works great! Close proximity for day trips to sightsee. Relaxing atmosphere We highly recommend Sunset Del Mar!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear Maine4you, Greeting from Sunset Del Mar! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our piece of paradise! Our priority is to sure that each and every guest are happy and we are delighted to hear we accomplished our goal. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit. Sunset Del Mar Beach Resort Management Team
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flyeatfish wrote a review Jun 2021
Denver, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at Sunsets del Mar very much! The location and services are excellent. The beach is just steps away. The staffs are professional, friendly & available as needed. The ocean view room is small but clean w/ comfortable bed, working air cond, hot shower w/ great water pressure.

The check-in process was as smooth as it could be. As soon as the front desk staff helped us with the luggage and brought us to our room, we went to the pool cooling off, enjoying the ocean view & greenly surroundings while another friendly staff brought us welcome drinks & had a very nice chat with us : )

The staffs were attentive throughout our stay. They checked with us on our dinner plan. When we opted to adventure out & try local food, the staff sent us recommendations & directions..etc. Prior to dinner, we had our romantic sunset walk on the beach (very quiet in our resort vs. crowds in next resort a mile away). The breakfast was pleasant (just us again at the ocean front outdoor setting, with very attentive service).

We also enjoyed having coffee while watching the ocean on the patio (we had a ocean view room), morning walk on the property & watching stars in the evening & simply enjoying ocean breeze.

The resort obviously had low occupancy rate due to Covid. We notice that staffs are limited (yet very efficient & attentive) and the surroundings could use more up keep as more tourists returning in future. This situation occurs to almost all hotels/resorts everywhere and is understandable. We actually had the best time at Sunsets de Mar as it was a very quiet, cozy environment for us yet we still received excellent services like a six star resort : )
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear Flyeatfish, Thank you very much for your review and for your awesome rating! We are delighted to find out that you enjoyed your stay with us and found Esterillos East Beach to be as beautiful as it really is. Indeed it is a piece of paradise. We are also very happy to hear that you had a chance to enjoy the facilities in general. Thank you again and we sincerely look forward to your next visit. Sunset del Mar Beach Resort Management Team
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Becky W wrote a review Mar 2023
North Bay, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A charming resort offering the best of everything you need and want in Costa Rica. My Villa was spacious with a super comfortable pillowtop queen bed, after full days of activities it was heaven to come back too. The outdoor dinning room was beautiful, where you could sit and watch the waves roll in and the sun set every night. The food I ate was a delicious aray of local foods.
I attended a ‘Moving To Costa Rica Seminar’ hosted by the resort owner Matt. Matt and his team put together an amazing group of relocation experts to speak to us on the many various topics needed to make a move to living in Costa Rica possible. The event was packed full of value, organized extremely well, fun activities/tours were available to see more of Costa Rica outside of the resort. I feel my expectations were met 10 fold in terms of time, money and learning. All at a 5 star resort, if you’re thinking of moving to Costa Rica, you really need to attend this Moving To Costa Rica Seminar. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Get up early to walk the miles of beach right outside your villa and have dinner in the outdoor...
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear 549beckyw, Thank you very much for your kind words and for being a part of the Moving to Costa Rica Relocation Seminar. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the seminar itself but also your stay with while in Costa Rica. This seminar is indeed packed with important and relevant information anyone moving to Costa Rica should know about and yes there is enormous value in it for the attendees; every little detail is carefully planned from speakers quality and knowledge, to providing top quality amenities and accommodations, to ensuring the best guest service is provided to all of the guests and attendees at all levels. We are delighted to know it will make your moving to Costa Rica easier! Thank you again for your participation and for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to having you back. Warm regards, Sunset Del Mar Management Team
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Tarin wrote a review Jun 2021
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not be fooled!!! The website is VERY misleading and does not portray reality! Our family arrived at Sunset Del Mar and were sorely disappointed. The road to the resort is extremely treacherous and not maintained. The grounds were extremely dirty, unkempt, and the pool was
brown. At check-in, we went to the ‘lobby’ that was just off of the restaurant. The bartender called someone
to check us in, but nobody came. Then, the same
bartender eventually had to check us in. He asked if we had four in our party (which is what we booked), and said we could use the pull-out couch in our room to
accommodate four people. The same person said the pool would clear up in a few hours because it had just rained. We waited three hours, and it was still brown with
moss and debris at the bottom.
When entering the room, that manager asked if he could just leave the linens and have us make the sofa bed
ourselves. We asked if they could please make it for us, since we paid for a room for four. Upon trying to make it, there was no bed in the sofa. So, we had no bed for our
daughters to sleep in. Then, the AC did not work. The manager came to our room and pushed buttons on the remote and said he would talk to someone about it.
Nobody came to fix it. The slider to the ‘beach’ had no lock, so two broom handles were shoved in the sides to keep it in place. The beach is actually across a road, and it is scattered with all sorts of debris and waste. The fire extinguisher next to our room was missing, posing a safety hazard. The floors and windowsills were filthy.
We went to the restaurant to get lunch, and the manager who served us said they only had chicken fingers or hamburgers. We could not charge anything to our room, even though we were staying at that same resort and were steps away from our room. We addressed all of these issues with the two staff, who said they had only worked there for two days. They agreed that we should ask for our money back, especially because this was a once in a lifetime trip with our family and teenage daughters. We have been saving for years to travel to Costa Rica. We left Sunset Del Mar and went south to another resort that offered everything we were hoping for and more (and at 2/3 of the the price). We contacted the manager through WhatsApp. He only offered to give us a future stay at the resort with a dinner and an excursion, but he has refused to refund our money. We have no intention of traveling to Costa Rica anytime soon, since we had to save so much to get here the first time. Please do not make the same mistake we did!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear Trek781710, ear CrisHoryn, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry your stay was not as expected and rest assured improvements have been made. Sunset Del Mar Beach Resort
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Global560676 wrote a review Aug 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed , for the price we paid should have been a nicer resort. Lobby was cluttered very disorganized, with remodel stuff on counters and behind, had a hard time to find lobby, it was in back of building through restaurant. Had to ask for second room key. NO coffee pods for the machine in our room, they said it was available at bar which hours were 8am-10:00pm. We wake up at 5. No wash cloths or hand towels in room, had to go to lobby and ask . Couch had tears in fabric, room was ok, had to ask for a second chair for patio. Then while sitting outside notice the sliding door was opened on the side, so someone could easy open and come into the room. Battery on safe said low battery so we didn’t feel safe putting anything in it. This place is very disappointing. Would not recommend .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear Global560676, Thank you very much for your feedback. Rest assured we will consider it to make improvements in the areas in which improvements need to be made. Thank for choosing to stay with us. Sunset Del Mar Boutique Resort
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Tomas L wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is right in front of the beach, very calm, large garden with several spread bungalows, with very spacy and comfortable lodging, great pool, also friendly to small children. There is a great outdoor restaurant right on the beach about 2 km walking distance along the vast beach. Great sunsets. The manager is very helpful, welcoming, fixing any problem that may occur, speaks several languages. We will be coming back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear tomasIE6824OU, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us,. Thank you as well for sharing your experience while at our resort, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you back. Warm regards, Sunset Del Mar Management Team
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Chris Horyn wrote a review Dec 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Two groups of 6 made reservations to attend the singing performance of a friend of ours. Most of us call Costa Rica home. We had called ahead to make sure they were prepared for roughly 12 people. Despite our notice and a paid scheduled entertainer they only had 2 wait staff. One of the two was quick to inform us that it was his first day. Over the 3 hours that we were there only one drink order was taken without us going to the bar. Food prep was slow but expected. Food quality was average at best. The kicker was the server mixed up two peoples orders and told one guest that they would have to pay for the second meal if you want there correct order. We talked to management their attitude was defensive, arrogant and lacked accountability. We were given a multitude of excuses and were basically told "too bad". The sad thing about the crowd they blew off is it can literally make a small beach town restaurant/resort simply with word of mouth. All of our expat friend will soon learn about our experience. #supportcompaniesthatcare
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Date of stay: December 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear CrisHoryn, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry your stay was not as expected and rest assured improvements have been made. Sunset Del Mar Beach Resort
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Sarah P wrote a review Oct 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It took almost 4 months to get my money back, the owner couldn't care less even when I told him I was facing bank charges and credit card charges. Also charged me a much higher price than what was agreed. Communicating with him and the resort, they kept telling me I will have my money back by such a date several times, even accusing me of trying to get refunded twice! Refused to refund the higher charge. Appalling treatment that almost ruined my holiday and the summer holidays with my children. Most of the staff there are very nice though and the accommodation was ok, food was ok too mostly.
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear M40WCsarahp, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy to hear that the issue was finally resolved and are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Regards, Sunset Del Mar Beach Resort Management Team
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Daniel J wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at Sunset Del Mar Resort to attend a week-long retreat about the possibility of moving to Costa Rica. The resort was excellent. We had some trouble with lack of hot water in our accommodations, but this was resolved but us moving to a different, and actually better, room. The staff was excellent, always willing to help out in any way they could. The food was outstanding, especially the breakfast which included pinto gallo, eggs, and plantains most mornings. The resort sits on right on the ocean, so the sounds and views could not have been better.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: We stayed in both a standard villa that had one king bed and a upgraded room, which had two queen...
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Dueño at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear J2358FLdanielj, Thank you very much for your review and for your awesome rating! We are delighted to find out that you enjoyed your stay with us and found Esterillos East Beach to be as beautiful as it really is. Indeed it is a piece of paradise. We are also very happy to hear that you had a chance to enjoy the facilities in general. Thank you again and we sincerely look forward to your next visit. Sunset del Mar Beach Resort Management Team
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didier v wrote a review Jul 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I feel obliged to put a review on this establishment because it's really an abuse.
To begin with, the service is deplorable, with very unwelcoming staff. Secondly, several dishes on the menu are not available.
We were the only clients and waited an hour for 4 plates! More than mediocre quality; the salmon was way overcooked and dry, even though it was supposed to come with a sauce (the chef apparently decided to change the dish without warning the clients), and the vegetables supposedly a la plancha were just boiled and really crunchy... We wanted to finish with a good espresso, but it wasn't available...
In short, very poor value for money.
So yes, choose another restaurant!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sunset del Mar Beach Resort, Owner at Sunset Del Mar Resort
Responded 28 Jul 2023
Dear G6026HCdidierv, Thank you very much for your feedback which indeed leaves a lot to be desired from the restaurant and staff. Rest assured we will take it into consideration to find out what happened that night that made your experience outshined the service we are known for. We are very sorry about what seems to have happened during your visit is not what we aim for. Regards, Sunset Del Mar Beach Resort
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Graham A asked a question Feb 2018
Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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Lydia A wrote a tip Jun 2024
San Jose, Costa Rica5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very little beach chairs. Make sure to reach the beach early. "
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GWG19 wrote a tip Jun 2024
Huntsville, Alabama98 contributions62 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Place is at the end of a dirt road. Bring your own libations . Bring their own snacks."
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Ronald A wrote a tip Feb 2024
San Jose, Costa Rica3 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would suggest eating somewhere other than the hotel. There is a plaza about 8 minutes away, with better options. "
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Linda L wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Needs better housekeeping and water pressure "
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Stef F wrote a tip Nov 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's a bit expensive but I don't mind the price when my time here was perfect. "
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PRICE RANGE
S$141 - S$234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasEsterillos Este
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Del Mar Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sunset Del Mar Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa Bejuco (2.6 km), Saint Michael's Sustainable Community (5.5 km), and Esterillos Cigar Shop (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunset Del Mar Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sunset Del Mar Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunset Del Mar Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunset Del Mar Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Almendros Restaurant Esterillos Oeste, El Chiringuito, and Pelican Hotel and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sunset Del Mar Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sunset Del Mar Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Sunset Del Mar Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sunset Del Mar Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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