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Costa Rica / Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)
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La Puerta del Sol

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La Puerta del Sol

3 star hotel
Playas del Coco, Guanacaste Province 50503, Costa Rica
10 rooms
FREE Internet

Rich Coast Diving Co.

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • La Puerta Del Sol - in association with Rich Coast Diving - is a convenient and picturesque base for your underwater adventure in Costa Rica
  • Get a free PADI® Shark Specialty if you book through PADI Travel and kick start your marine science education
  • Superb choice for marine life lovers: rays, turtles, macro life and more can be seen, with bull sharks around the Bat Islands between May and November.
  • Nature-lovers should delve into the region's rainforests to enjoy sloths, iguanas, brightly-coloured exotic birds and more
  • Sleep in comfy California king-sized beds after a cold beer in the bar or a peaceful afternoon by the pool, set within beautifully quiet gardens
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Feb 10, 2021

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Your Peace of Mind is ours, and because we want you to enjoy your holiday as you always have with us at La puerta del sol Hotel we are preparing to offer you the highest level of health, hygiene and safety. Discover our action plan that we are putting in place to make sure that we take care of all our customers and employees alike. This action plan will allow us to return to normal with all the guarantees required, offering you a safe return to our hotels where you can relax and rejuvenate with complete confidence. We have reinforced and increased in both frequency and intensity the cleaning and disinfection in all areas, especially in the hotel public areas. The hotel will have a Health and Safety team specifically trained in these matters, there are PPIs for our staff, gloves, mask and sanitizing gel available for all our customers. All facilities, services and areas have specific protocols to guarantee maximum security in our hotel. Such as kitchens, maintenance services, cleaning staff, and of course, those areas and services that are most visible or that our customer has direct contact with: Reception: Is one of the busiest areas of any hotel, and the first point of contact with our customers. We will have in place special security measures that make it a safe point despite being a place of great volume affluence. Installation of partitions at the reception desk. Continuous cleaning of all contact points . Disinfection of all keys and keycards. Marking of areas with respect to safety distances. A welcome kit that includes mask, and sanitary hygiene information to all customers. Restaurant and bar: Distance of 2 meters between tables. All frequent contact points such as cutlery and utensils, bar menus, will be frequently replaced and disinfected. The manager and waiting staff will ensure that shifts and safety distances are respected and therefore ensure that crowding is avoided, and all safety and hygiene recommendations are maintained. Rooms and house Keeping: All our Housekeeping team have been trained properly in order to guarantee the highest standards of sanitation. Rooms will be cleaned with more frequency and intensity, reinforced with more specific products and processes. Rooms will have to undergo some changes to improve hygiene. These will include the removal as far as possible, of textiles that cannot be washed between clients, and single-use objects will not be in place.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 39 days prior to your arrival date, you will lose 5% of your booking; if cancel 39 days or less, you will lose 100% of your booking.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS:  


Low season 01/05/20202- 15/11/2020     01705/2021 - 15/11/2021 : If you cancel 1 week or more you will lose 0% of your booking, if you cancel 7 days or less you will forfeit "1 night stay".


High season 16/11/2020 - 30/04/2021: If you cancel more than 30 days you will lose 0%; if you cancel 30 days or less you will lose 100% of your booking.


If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel no penalties will be applied. 


Explore diving around the La Puerta del Sol

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

  • PADI 5* CDC in Playas del Coco
  • Freediving, snorkel trips, Tec diving
  • Big schools of fish, pelagics, rays, turtles
  • Mantas (Nov-May), bull sharks (Nov-May)
  • Marine science, divemaster and social media internships

Description

Rich Coast Diving is the only 5* CDC center in Costa Rica. We have many Costa Rican instructors as well as some from different parts of the world. This team works together to make sure you will have a vacation of a life time :) Each and every diver will be part of our team and feel at home from the moment you enter our shop!We are 100% AWARE and donate part of every course fee to Project Aware. We teach all PADI courses and have a great variety of Specialties, including the Shark specialty. We are big on TEC diving and offer several PADI TEC courses, including Sidemount diving.Internships offered at various levels and 4 IDC's per year to GO PRO!

DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi Freediver Center
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi Tecrec Facility

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Live Music
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Payments

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

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

La Puerta del Sol is a 3* hotel in Playas del Coco, on the North Pacific coastline of Costa Rica. 

The hotel's convenient location is 25km from Liberia Airport and 5 minutes from the beach. The hotel is set within quiet, lush gardens and has a pool, Garden Bar and 24/7 security. 

Two room types offer California King size beds, spacious living areas and new air conditioning units. All come with free WiFi, hot water, coffee maker, mini fridge and an in-room safe. 

The area is rich in wildlife (turtles, iguanas, birds), surfing is a popular activity and there are plenty of beaches to explore!

 

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The resort is 25km from Liberia Airport and you can catch a taxi upon arrival (additional cost). 
  • The journey will take you around 35 minutes. 
  • Check in time is 2pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is 11:30am.
  • Once you have checked out, the resort will help you call a taxi to take you back to the airport (additional cost). 

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