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Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
27
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup)
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Eco-resort on top-notch Costa Rican beach
  • Lush tropical gardens with hammocks, swimming pool
  • Spot mantas, sharks, turtles, reef fish and macro life
  • Comfortable, spacious guestrooms made with natural materials
  • Ocean facing, open-sided Niromi Restaurant
  • Spa offering massage on the beach
  • National parks, ocean activities, white water rafting, zip-lining

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 37 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

PEAK SEASON - (CHRISTMAS WEEK, NEW YEAR WEEK, EASTER WEEK and PROPERTY-SPECIFIC SPECIAL DATES)

  • Cancellations 121 days prior to arrival – $100 booking fee
  • Cancellations 91-120 days prior to arrival – One night’s room penalty for each property booked and deposit forfeited
  • Cancellations 61 to 90 days prior to arrival  – 25% of reservation penalty and deposit forfeited
  • Cancellations less than 60 days prior to arrival – No Refund

HIGH SEASON – (JAN-APR, JUL-AUG)

  • Cancellations 61+ days prior to arrival – Full Refund
  • Cancellations 31 to 60 days prior to arrival - $100 penalty per person
  • Cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival – No Refund 

LOW SEASON – (MAY-JUN, SEPT-Dec 20th)

  • Cancellations 46+ days prior to arrival – Full Refund
  • Cancellations 31 to 45 days prior to arrival - $100 penalty per person
  • Cancellations less than 31 days prior to arrival – No Refund
     

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Resort Description

Bosque del Mar Hotel offers crystal clear waters and one of the best-maintained beaches in Costa Rica.  

Diving in the region offers the chance to spot manta rays, turtles, reef fish, macro life and sharks. 

This sustainably minded hotel on Hermosa Beach in Guanacaste has a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, lush tropical gardens with hammocks and a gated parking area.

Rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and are characterized by natural materials and Earth tones. 

The Niromi Restaurant is an open-sided eatery with a laid-back atmosphere and ocean views. The menu combines international gourmet style with Costa Rican flavours. 

Enjoy national park trips, paddle boarding, spa treatments, sunset sailing, fishing, jet skiing, white water rafting, horseback riding, a zip-line canopy tour and more!

Explore diving around the Bosque del Mar Hotel

Best dive sites in Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)

There are approximately 20 dive sites near to the Playas del Coco shore. You’ll find additional sites at the Catalina, Bat and Tortuga Islands. The dive sites at the offshore islands are the most famous. In particular, Cueva del Tiburón (a.k.a. Shark Cave) near the Catalina Islands is home to several, sleeping reef sharks. Also, Big Scare near the Bat Islands offers up an adrenalin-filled Bull Shark encounters. Closer to shore, Cabeza de Mono is a superb site for watching rays pass by. Punta Gorda and Punta Argentina are other superb dive sites in the area with a healthy variety of tropical fish life.

Snorkeling in Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)

Because of the poor visibility and lack of coral immediately surrounding the shore, Playas del Coco is not known for its snorkeling opportunities. However, Playa Guacamaya and Nacascolo are both within an hour’s boat ride and feature coral reefs with plenty of marine life. The snorkeling at both of these destinations is the best in the region.

What to see

Playas del Coco is particularly popular for its abundance of pelagic species. You won’t have to wait long before you find something big in the water.

During the rainy season, plankton blooms occur in the Pacific, attracting dozens of Giant Manta Rays, mobulas and migrating humpbacks and pilot whales. Occasionally, a whale shark may float past. Fantastic arrays of sharks, including the Bull Sharks of the Bat Islands also arrive from May to November to feast on offshore bait balls. Nurse sharks hide out in the caves of the Catalina Islands.

Throughout the year, colorful fish and endangered sea turtles cruise along the Guanacaste coast, stopping to lay eggs on the area’s beaches.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Best dive vessel in the Guanacaste region (36ft, 2x 300 HP Yamaha engines)
  • Daily dive trips to 22 local sites, fresh fruit on board
  • Regular diving around The Catalina and Bat Islands 
  • Recreational and professional PADI training
  • Experienced, multilingual dive masters and instructors
  • Maintenance station, rental equipment, WiFi
  • Free pick up in new van

Description

Rocket Frog Divers is a PADI 5* IDC based in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica.

The dive operation is proud to offer their customers the absolute best dive vessel in the area. Built with the sole purpose of diving in mind, the Pacific Express is 36 feet long and is fitted with two 300 HP Yamaha engines.

Dive trips depart daily to local and specialty dive sites (The Catalina Islands and The Bat Islands) in less than half the time of other local dive boats. Refreshments and fresh fruit are available during the surface interval. 

PADI recreational and professional courses are offered, including night, Nitrox and wreck specialties. Divemasters have in depth knowledge of the local marine ecosystems, and training is provided in English, French and Spanish. 

Facilties include a shop, gear maintenance station, rental equipment and storage space, air-conditioned classroom, filling station, WiFi and fish ID book selection.

Free pick up in Rocket Frog Diver's new van. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi 100% Aware

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Nightclub
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Liberia International Airport (Code LIR).
  • The ride from the airport is arond 30 minutes.
  • Transfer can be arranged with an additional charge or you can catch a taxi.
  • Check in time is at 14:00.

Departure

  • Check out time is at 12.00 (noon).

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