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Burlington, Vermont
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2 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Brovilla Resort Hotel was one of our favorite places we stayed while in Costa Rica. A small family owned place, the service was excellent, with questions answers, great information to give, and enough space to find a quiet place to lounge and take in the beautiful view. The breakfast was included and incredible. Fresh fruit, eggs, toast, and amazing coffee.... More 

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Thank Miriam B
Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you so much, it was our pleasure to have you at Brovilla! We like to offer guests a delicious way to start the day, so breakfast will always be fresh and hearty. We would love to eventually keep the bar open a bit later, but for now we stick with the early-to-bed, early-to-rise schedule of the jungle. It's wonderful... More 

Rye, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

My husband and I stopped for a little refreshment after exploring San Juanillo beach and before returning to Nosara. Driving up the long entrance reminded my husband of a James Bond film - for some reason. I wish this location was closer to where we were staying because we could have spent a nice evening lounging in the very comfortable... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review after your short visit, we really appreciate it! Our margaritas are made from fresh and homemade ingredients, plus a little tequila love, mixed or shaken into a delicious and refreshing glass of happiness. More 

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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Brovilla was a wonderful place to spend a few days while I was in Costa Rica. This is a small family-run resort that represents a one of a kind experience. Sasha and the small resort staff are very knowledgable regarding the area and the in's and out's. I felt immediately comfortable that they were English speaking and were waiting for... More 

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Thank Jdorsa24
Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review, we couldn't have said it better ourselves! Brovilla is definitely not for everyone, but adventurous, independent travelers looking for a remote and peaceful getaway will be more than happy here. We believe it's important to provide guests with delicious, homemade food, so thank you for your compliments on the restaurant. And we will always... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We stayed at Brovilla Resort Hotel at the end of January 2014, 4 adults and a our 3y-daugther. It was a lovely long weekend, off the beaten track. The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is paradise, there are so many lovely and quiet beaches. Brovilla Resort is situated on the hills of Ostional beach, on a very nice property, beautiful... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. We loved having your family here and would have you back in an instant! More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2014

After two weeks with the crowds in Tamarindo, we found the quiet, ocean view hotel at Brovilla Resort Hotel to be exactly what we needed. Our hosts were extremely helpful with tips about local activities, shared our enthusiasm for exploring the amazing local beaches and activities, taught us how to play Texas hold 'em, and managed to give us privacy... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your wonderful words! We love when our guests feel like family because we try to make everyone feel at home at Brovilla. We think the remote natural environment of Brovilla is one if its greatest strengths, so we're glad you were able to enjoy all of these natural moments. Please come back whenever you... More 

Kansas City
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67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

We spent a week at Brovilla and loved it. We bought a ton of groceries, cooked every night, lounged by he pool, went deep sea fishing, zip lining, saw a giant leatherback turtle laying eggs on the beach, had wonderful ginger beer and rum, ate pizza cooked from a wood fired oven and saw some of the most beautiful beaches.... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Mel! It was our pleasure to host you, and we're happy you got to experience so much of this special part of Costa Rica. We love to create new dishes and recipes in the kitchen, and it's rewarding to be able to share with food-loving guests. Take care, and thanks again! More 

Heidelberg, Germany
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

It is far from everything (which for me is good) therefore you definitely need a 4WD car. The first days we had a room with ocean view but in which we could listen to everything from the other room nearby and with everything I mean also when the other persons were going to the toilet. However, we complained and we... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Hello Gio. We try hard to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable, so we're sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your time at Brovilla. Regarding prices, we have set ours (for the villas and for the restaurant) to be competitive with similar establishments in the area. At our restaurant, we serve high quality food, most of... More 

Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We spent 3 nights in the Mariposa villa with our two teenage children. The drive (5 hours from San Juan airport) to get there is definitely worth it - it is a real privilege to be somewhere so unspoilt, but yet right on the Pacific coast. The beach is a 5-10 minute walk, and there is plenty of exploring on... More 

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We love to provide unique and adventuresome experiences for our guests, so we're pleased you enjoyed your time at Brovilla. We especially appreciated being able to share our food with you at the restaurant every night. Be well, and come back soon! More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2013

We've loved our stay at Brovilla Resort Hotel. We'd like to thank Sasha and her family for the great hospitality, delicious food, good advices of what to do and where to go and the amazing service. We recommend the Resort. The location is fantastic, the beaches are very beautiful too.

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Brovilla, General Manager at Rayos Del Sol, responded to this review

Hello Tereza, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. It was our pleasure to help you plan family-friendly activities, and we are fortunate for awesome guests like you! More 

So Cal
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

It was very adventurous to reach there because of the 4x4 driving on unpaved winding roads. I was worried if I could find the place, but, from the main route, the orange gate of the resort was very prominent and easy to spot. Two bedroom villa had a bedroom, loft, bathroom, separate toilet, fully equipped kitchen, living, dining, car port,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In 2015 we changed our name and concept from Brovilla Resort Hotel to Rayos Del Sol, a private retreat property available for group rentals of 15-50 guests. We are located just 10 km north of Nosara in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula. Since last year, we've worked very hard to make significant improvements to our accommodations and common areas, adding brand new air-conditioners and new mattresses to every room, as well as creating private bathrooms for maximum privacy and comfort. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and coastal jungle, our property spans across 25 acres and is a perfect place for family get-togethers and wedding celebrations, corporate retreats, and wellness retreats of all kinds. We offer all-inclusive packages that include lodging, healthy meals prepared daily by a private chef, and cocktails by our in-house mixologist. Our villas can accommodate up to 50 guests in spacious rooms with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. Rayos also features an outdoor dining area, bar, lounge, pool, yoga deck, and unique fitness facilities that include an outdoor gym, jungle obstacle course, and maintained hiking trails. Wireless internet is available in the restaurant and pool area. Much of the land in this area is protected by the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, so we are surrounded by native flora and fauna and pristine, undeveloped jungle and beaches. Ostional beach, one of the most important sea turtle nesting sites in the world and an excellent surf spot, is just minutes down the road. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rayos Del Sol

Address: El Rayo, Ostional 50306, Costa Rica (Formerly Brovilla Resort Hotel)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Ostional
Price Range: €47 - €160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Wifi is available but only in the bar area (there are some rooms close enough to benefit from this)”
 of 5 bubbles barrydekenobi, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Go visit the Beach, but be aware of the tides, has a really strong push.”
 of 5 bubbles Gustavo-Bordoni, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We were worried that some of the villas would be close together, but they all appeared to be very private. Much more so than staying in a house in a town or village. Definitely La Iguana where we stayed felt very private. We loved that it was in a less touristy area of the coast, but I realize that may or may not be for everyone.”
  • View from La Iguana's Deck
  • Visitor to our Deck one Afternoon
 of 5 bubbles zfriedman88, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Any of the rooms are great but if you can swing it La Mariposa looked beautiful!!!!”
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 of 5 bubbles Jdorsa24, 20 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Any of the villas, depends on your needs. La Iguana and Mariposa Villas are further away from main reception, a good 4-5min walk uphill, but more peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles AnneATravellingWoman, 7 Feb 2014 | Read review
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