We came here for a quick trip with family--the room was big enough for all 3 of us, very comfortable and clean. The pool was great for my daughter to swim in after being on the beach, and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious every morning. Location was great--a nice, short walk to the beach via a jungle path, access to easy waves and good tide pools for exploring. Could also walk to restaurants and surf shop. We saw monkeys every day in the trees around the hotel. We will definitely return!
We lucked out. I went with my 2 sons , 26 and 19 on a surf trip to Costa Rica in January and we wouldn’t book a place in advance because our destination depended on the swell forecast . Last minute we chose playa Guiones in nosara as it seems to be a swell magnet. I was nervous because it was high season and it gets booked out . That’s where we lucked out because my son found this place , Ride on Beach , that was brand new , only 2 weeks old . We only booked it for one night because wasn’t sure how it would be. It was perfect. We got completely spoiled and couldn’t leave and stayed for the remaining 5 days of our trip. It was like being home but with a beautiful swimming pool and pumping waves in the backyard. The location was ideal . No need to get in your car. There was nothing between the property and the beach except a one minute walk through a nature filled jungle with monkeys and birds . It was quiet because it’s not in the busier tourist center so no boom boom music and no tourists walking past the place . Yet it’s only an 8 minutes walk to great restaurants and bars and the busier tourist area is maybe a 15 minutes walk so possibly a 5 minute drive . The place is pretty much a boutique hotel with only 10 bright spotless well designed rooms complete with all the amenities, AC and hot showers . Beds were firm but comfortable and there was ample closet and dresser room for storage . The bright young international staff were engaging and delightful . They seemed to really enjoy being there and they intermingled with the guests regularly. The included breakfast was the most delicious modern version of the typical Costa Rican rice and beans with eggs and plantains and a side dish of the freshest local fruit . Nourishing after a sunrise surf session or beach walk. The focal point of the grounds is a most refreshing and clean rectangular swimming pool situated between the rooms and the dining and concierge area . The entire set up is ideal for either mingling with the other guests or putting on headsets and getting work done by the pool. One evening, a guest brought back some freshly caught tuna and the staff and guests all sat around the table eating the most delicious sashimi and pan seared yellow fin . The owner Chung had a successful bike business in Brooklyn and Manhattan is a surf enthusiast and he traded it all in for this laid back surf life . Thus the name “Ride on Beach “ with a bike logo imprinted over a sunset . His creation is ideal . In a nutshell, we loved the place and the surf so much that I came back two weeks later with my wife and spent another glorious week there before heading home . Again I scored with the surf and Ride on Beach was even better. My wife loved it and we really got to know some wonderful people staying at Ride on Beach . It is small and intimate so it’s conducive to getting to know people and making some good friends. I highly recommended Ride on Beach hotel…
Solo pasamos una noche, por un desajuste de reservas, pero muy buena atención de las personas, la cómoda en el desayuno y las instalaciones. La ubicación del hotel es excelente con buena salida a la playa, por lo que recomendamos este lugar.
Personal es amable, la limpieza impecable y todo súper nuevo y cuidado. Desayuno local de calidad y la piscina idílica! Y, lo mejor de todo, a 2 minutos de la playa por un trail natural, perfectamente accesible. Estoy encantada y volveré seguro! Muchas gracias por la fantástica experiencia.