Beautiful pool at Bahia del Sol, Guanacaste
Beautiful pool at Bahia del Sol, Guanacaste

Guanacaste is the most visited region in Costa Rica, and for good reason! While I spend a lot of my time traveling the country, I always find myself coming back to the province for its warm coastal waters and tranquil beaches. Lush tropical forests hang along the sandy shoreline here, making it the perfect place for both families and couples. If you want to visit Playa Potrero, there's no better Costa Rica hotel to stay in than Bahia del Sol. Located on the second safest beach of Costa Rica, this hotel features everything a traveler may want in a resort. I recently stayed here and loved it so much that I want to share my experience with you!

Bahia del Sol Hotel boasts a variety of rooms for travelers, including deluxe rooms with a private patio, standard rooms and large honeymoon suites. You can even get a room with a full kitchen if you'd like! As a certified sustainable hotel, Bahia del Sol also works with staff and guests to ensure that while you are enjoying the beautiful outdoors, you are also doing your part to make sure that your visit isn't negatively impacting the environment. The hotel is even proactive with the Costa Rica Blue Flag Ecological Program, which focuses on keeping the beaches here pristine.

Honeymoon Suite at Bahia del Sol
Honeymoon Suite at Bahia del Sol

Location

With Tamarindo and Flamingo beaches within close proximity, Bahia del Sol is the beach goer's dream. You can go on romantic walks along the shoreline, sit down and enjoy the gorgeous sunset over the Pacific Ocean or just bask in the warm sun. You can even go on a relaxing horseback ride. Are you into something a little more adventurous? No problem! You can go sport fishing, diving, snorkeling, hiking, white water rafting and more! This location offers you the opportunity to explore some of Costa Rica's most beloved attractions, such as Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and Marino Las Baulas National Park.

On-site Activities

One of my favorite parts of Bahia del Sol was the beautiful pool and Jacuzzi. With a sprawling view of the ocean and lush tropical forest, the pool is one of the most relaxing areas of the resort. You can sip in the sunshine or indulge in a cocktail at the swim-up bar. If you want the ultimate Rest & Relaxation experience, head over to the Bahia del Sol Nau Spa! I recommend getting a massage here, and you've got plenty of choices to choose from: the Bahia massage, aromatherapy massage, deep tissue massage, or head, hands and feet massage.

Dining and Drinking

Whether you want to grab a poolside drink or enjoy a romantic dinner by candlelight, Bahia del Sol offers everything from the finest Costa Rican coffee to fresh seafood to light snacks. If you come here on a honeymoon or anniversary trip, you'll love the dining set up! The folks at Bahia del Sol understand that when you're dining with loved ones, you want a stunning view and a bit of privacy. Tables are scattered across a grassy lawn overlooking the beach, and they are spaced sporadically so you can intimately enjoy your meal.

Bahia del Sol doesn't just boast a great set up either - the food here is fantastic! Chef Bernardo Rodriguez crafts eclectic gourmet tropical cuisine that you can munch on all day long.

As one of the most stunning beachfront hotels in Costa Rica, Bahia del Sol offers a little bit of something for everyone. Now that I've shared my story with you, please share yours with me! If you've ever visited Bahia del Sol, tell us all about your favorite parts of Bahia del Sol and Potrero Beach.

Javi the Frog at Bahia del Sol, Potrero beach, Guanacaste
Javi the Frog at Bahia del Sol, Potrero beach, Guanacaste

Javi the Frog on garden table at Bahia del Sol, Guanacaste
Javi the Frog on garden table at Bahia del Sol, Guanacaste

Delicious coctails at Bahia del Sol Restaurant, Guanacaste
Delicious coctails at Bahia del Sol Restaurant, Guanacaste