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Costa Rica / Guanacaste Province
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Villa Sueno

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Villa Sueno

3 star hotel
Primera Entrada, 500 metros al oeste, 50101 Playa Hermosa, , Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
43 rooms
YES ($) Internet

Rich Coast Diving Co.

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Paid pickup)
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Villa Sueno is a boutique garden hotel offering easy access to superb marine life, including bull sharks around the Bat Islands between May and December
  • Dive with eco-conscious Rich Coast Diving Center and kick-start your marine science education with a Free Shark Specialty for all PADI Travelers!
  • Diving between November and May? Go mad for mantas, which are frequently sighted around Catalina during this time
  • Expect fresh and colorful cuisine from the Mediterranean-Costa Rican fusion menu (top tip: don't miss the house-baked sourdough bread - gluten-free option available!)
  • In between dives, complete your cultural immersion by zip-lining through the rainforest, swimming under waterfalls or visiting Nicaragua in a day
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Nov 1, 2022

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We are applying all the protocols established by the Ministry of Health and the Institute of Tourism of Costa Rica:

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


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: 25%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 10.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 22 days prior to arrival
  • 25.0% will be charged if you cancel between 22 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Villa Sueno

Best dive sites in Guanacaste Province

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 Guanacaste Province

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.

Dive Center


  • 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


Rich Coast Diving is a PADI 5* Career Development Center and Project AWARE Partner located in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. Visit our website, www.richcoastdiving.com
The dive shop has been around since 1993 and we offer scuba diving and snorkeling trips for beginners and advanced levels.
Come explore the best dive sites Costa Rica has to offer with our experienced team - our staff is all up to date and trained on a frequent basis in order to stay familiar with the PADI standards. We speak and teach courses in English, French, Spanish, German and Dutch.
As a PADI Career Development Center (CDC) we als offer the full range of PADI Professional Training Courses, Internships and Experience workshops. We are there to help you every step of the way in becoming a PRO. 
Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions - whether it is diving related or just about the area !
We are looking forward to make you feel like a member of our family!

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Rental Equipment

  • Wetsuit – 5Mm
  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Bcd
  • Dive Computer
  • Regulator
  • Flashlight
  • Children Sizes
  • Boots
  • Gauges
  • Compass
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Camera
  • Large Cylinders (15L / 100 Cu. Ft.)
  • Open-Heel Fins
  • Full-Foot Fins
  • Aluminum Cylinders

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Classroom
  • Adaptive Services Facility
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Retail Shop
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation
  • Parking
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi Freediver Center
  • Green Fins

Resort Amenities


  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Live Music
  • Hiking


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


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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

Villa Sueno is a Spanish-inspired boutique hotel and restaurant just 150 meters from Hermosa Beach, Costa Rica. 

Stroll through the beautifully well-kept gardens, admire the tropical flowers and end up at one of the resort's two pools for a refreshing dip. Soft music invites you to relax, unwind and truly settle into your vacation. There is a good variety of accomodation options to suit your budget and taste, from stylish yet simple rooms through to fully-equipped 2 bedrooms suites - ideal for a family or group of friends traveling together. 

The hotel boast a fantastic restaurant, serving up locally-produced food with passion and care. The cuisine draws inspiration from Costa Rican favourites and Mediterranean flavours - think garlic shrimp, spicy chicken wraps and avocado toast with pico de gallo. Don't miss the sourdough bread, baked fresh in house each day (gluten-free option available). The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner between December 1st and April 15th, offering candlelit dining in an atmospheric, serene garden setting. During this time, live music is often arranged! The rest of the year, only breakfast is served. There is a great selection of alternative restaurants within walking distance. 

This region of Costa Rica is a dream for adventurous, nature-loving divers. When you're not exploring the underwater wonders of the Bat Islands or looking for bull sharks off the Coco coast, get stuck into some cultural or land-based tours. Visit Arenal Volcano or Cortes Waterfalls, take out a sailing yacht for the day, marvel at ornate and colorful butterflies in the Monteverde Cloud Forest or zip-line through the rainforest. For those looking to make the most out of their visit to Central America, take advantage of the 'Over the border with Nicaragua' day trip - experience two countries for the price of one!

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How to get there


  • 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.


  • 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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