Our family of four from Canada has stayed at the Sunset Shack twice (Nov. 2019 and Nov. 2018 - I had to insert a 2020 date in the field as per TripAdvisor) and can't wait to go back when travel becomes possible. The rooms are spacious and clean, the location is ideal and close to restaurants, stores and the beach and the staff are friendly and helpful. Loved the breakfast at Al Chile and the whole pool and restaurant area is really lovely and well maintained. Great value, great place.
I have been quite remiss in writing my review since we were there in June of 2019! This is one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed at, filled with employees who really made everything perfect for us. My son and I were there for week, after which I my husband met us and we stayed for an additional 3 days. I communicated extensively with Alejandro via email (I hope he’s still there) and he answered all of my questions and arranged a shuttle for us from Liberia to the hotel. The reception people, Alejandro, Paz and Jose, were incredible! Paz arranged for us to see turtles laying eggs on Ostional Beach, such an unforgettable experience! Jose helped me find a doctor for our son for an ear infection and then arranged transportation for us to a pharmacy in Nosara. And Alejandro took time to write driving directions from the Liberia airport for my husband who doesn’t speak or read a lick of Spanish. All 3 were incredibly helpful and friendly. My son and I first stayed in room 6, which had a double and single bed. There’s a little kitchen counter with a sink, dishes, coffee maker, and refrigerator. The bathroom was nice and roomy. Everything was immaculately cleaned every day and the two cleaning ladies were exceptionally nice, even when my son dumped his collection of rocks and shells on the porch. No tv but the WiFi was exceptional. Right before my husband arrived, we transferred to a larger upstairs room, which was almost too big! We couldn’t believe the size of the room! The kitchen area had a table and we now had a queen or king bed and a single/daybed for our son. The two cleaning ladies and Alejandro even helped us move all of our stuff! The property is small, but filled with lush plants. I felt surrounded by green and blooms were everywhere. It seems that everything was grown there for use in the Al Chile restaurant on property. The pool is a nice size and there’s an outdoor shower to rinse off after being at the beach. Howler monkeys are frequent visitors in the trees above! And the restaurant! Free breakfast, for which I ate homemade granola and yogurt and my son had pancakes every morning. Good coffee, too. We pretty much ate there for every meal and really got to know the staff, waiters and bartenders alike. The food was so good and we fell in love with the yucca fries and I with the passion fruit margaritas. The staff was very proud of how sustainable the hotel and restaurant are. The beach is a short walk from the hotel. We loved it, but please ask where the two riptides are! My son took surf lessons from Coconut Harry’s. At low tide, there’s an area of tide pools to explore. When it came time to drive up to our next stop, Playa Hermosa, I was in tears because I didn’t want to leave! Everyone felt like family at this point and I dream of returning. We liked Playa Hermosa but the hotel was kind of gross, such a comedown from the Sunset Shack. So please do yourself a favor and stay at the Sunset Shack. You won’t regret it!…
Great spot to stay! Very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were spacious and very clean! Great restaurant and bar! The location and walk to any where around town and the beach is great. If you come to Nosara, this is the place to stay!
3 min walk from great surf breaks, excellent complimentary breakfast (also great for dinner on site). Comfortable room, mellow staff, everything as advertised. Lots of nearby restaurants and surf shops. We’ll be back for sure.
We chose Sunset Shack because it was an affordable option right down the road from the Nosara Language Institute, where my sons and I took Spanish classes. This hotel did not disappoint. Very comfortable king bed and 2 twin beds for my kids. The setting is beautiful and right across the street from Harmony Hotel where we ate lunch in a lush tropical setting. Breakfast included is good and we enjoyed after-dinner drinks at the Sunset Shack restaurant. The service at the restaurant could be friendlier, but Jose at the front desk was a real gem. So friendly and helpful and he speaks very good English.