Welcome to Hotel El Velero. We invite you to stay at our Boutique Beach Hotel located on pristine Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.

Come relax, swim in the ocean, listen to the waves and breathe the clean air as you unwind at our seaside tropical gardens!  Our incredible location (on the Playa Hermosa beach), friendly staff, excellent on-site restaurant and moderate prices make Hotel El Velero the ideal place to escape the stress of everyday life or enjoy a romantic vacation. When you are ready to explore we can arrange a sunset sailboat ride, snorkeling tour, waterfall hike or rainforest excursion.  We are here to ensure your vacation is 5 star in every aspect.  We offer free high-speed Wi-Fi.  Check our our videos on our YouTube Page.


Check out our rooms and rates on our Accommodations Page and request your dates on our Reservations page. We will get back to you right away with availability and pricing.  All rooms have high quality air conditioning!

Learn more about Playa Hermosa, the Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and the great activities and attractions that make this such a great destination! Situated in Costa Rica’s most popular region, Hotel El Velero is right on the beautiful Playa Hermosa in Guanascaste. Playa Hermosa, which in Spanish means “beautiful beach”, has been Awarded the “Blue Flag”.

Blue Flag BeachesUnder the Blue Flag Ecology Program, Costa Rican beaches are evaluated on a strict criterion for cleanliness, trash-free sands, clean ocean, quality drinking water, access to showers and restrooms and waste disposal programs. Only beaches with a 90% score succeed in acquiring a distinction and receiving the Blue Flag. Beaches awarded the Blue Flag are then monitored on monthly basis for sustained maintenance.

Getting Here

Hotel El Velero is just a 20-minute drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR).  Airlines into Liberia include: United, American, Jet Blue, US Airways, WestJet, Delta, Alaska and Southwest Airlines.

Contact us with any questions. See Accommodations for photos of our rooms, and browse our Gallery.

Hope to see you in paradise soon!   smiley face with shades

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