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Starting at $147 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

The SoulShine is the hotel of choice for vacationers looking to relax & experience Costa Rican sun, sand, & surf without having to travel far from their hotel.


Pool view room terrace at Soul Shine Hotel
Pool view room terrace at Soul Shine Hotel

Stay Near the Beach at the SoulShine Hotel Playa Avellana

Looking for the ideal spot for a sunny beach vacation in Costa Rica? Look no further than the SoulShine Hotel!

The SoulShine Hotel sits just a short walk from Playa Avellana, in Guanacaste on the North Pacific Coast. It’s a mere 1 kilometer from the center of Playa Avellana as well, providing easy access to a number of shops, restaurants, and beaches.

However, it is just over 240 kilometers west of the San José International Airport (SJO), so if you’re traveling into Costa Rica from another country, you may want to take a bus, shuttle, or domestic flight to the airport in Tamarindo, just 13km (8 miles) away.

The close proximity to the beach is undoubtedly the biggest draw of staying at the SoulShine, but there’s plenty to keep guests occupied and living in comfort at the hotel too. Most notably, the SoulShine has its own outdoor saltwater pool, which is kept warm yet refreshing throughout the year by Costa Rica’s naturally balmy climate.

If you’re seeking a bite to eat or a cocktail while you lounge by the pool, head to the on-site restaurant and bar for refreshments. Hotel Restaurant Mauna Loa and Il Rustico are walking distance at just 50 meters from the grounds.

Want to stay active during your Costa Rican travels? The SoulShine is less than 3km (1.8 miles) from the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course and just 9km (4.6 miles) from Kingpin Sportfishing!

The SoulShine is a niche hotel made up of just 7 total rooms, perfect for those looking for a bit of privacy during their vacation. The property is also safe for the whole family, including young children and pets, and the rooms are strictly non-smoking. Additionally, all rooms are situated on the ground floor, so they’re suitable for people with limited mobility.

Key Features

Outdoor pool area at Soul Shine Hotel
Outdoor pool area at Soul Shine Hotel
  • 7 spacious tropical bungalows
  • Fully-equipped outdoor kitchen
  • 90-minute drive from Guanacaste Airport
  • Located 30 minutes from Tamarindo
  • Located close to the best surf
Starting at $147 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Family Friendly
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Beach
Internet Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Wi-Fi Internet


Villa living area at Soul Shine Hotel
Villa living area at Soul Shine Hotel

Rooms at the SoulShine Hotel

The SoulShine’s rooms overlook the beautiful garden as well as the property’s pool. All rooms come with their own work desk, minibar, shower, tub, and towels, as well as a private dressing area.

They feature elegant decor, plenty of wide open space, air conditioning, and lots of natural lighting to enhance the atmosphere during your stay.

Double Rooms

Double rooms come in two different styles, with either one double bed or two single beds, both of which are suitable for up to two people. They provide a sense of privacy while still letting you enjoy the beauty of the hotel’s natural surroundings. Both layouts feature a pool view.

These rooms have many conveniences for guests, including a wardrobe, a small sofa and chairs, hypoallergenic pillows, a fan, a seating area, a private bathroom and shower, a mosquito net, complimentary toiletries, bottled water, and access to outdoor furniture on the terrace.

Family Rooms

Family rooms are best suited for guests with young children, or those traveling in bigger groups. In addition to the queen sized bed, there’s also a twin bed and a sofa bed, increasing the room’s capacity. The rooms are larger than doubles, but maintain the same sleek design, with tile or marble flooring and a garden view.

Amenities provided in family rooms include access to the terrace, a fan, a work desk, a wardrobe, free toiletries, hypoallergenic pillows, bottled water, and a mosquito net around the outside of the room.


Villas are the largest of all rooms at the SoulShine, and contain the most features for guest comfort and convenience!

In a villa, you can rest in a large full sized bed or recline on one of two sofa beds in the living room, look out over the garden, enjoy a meal around the low table and seating area, write at the work desk, and stream shows and movies on the flat-screen TV. The villas also include an additional twin bed with a maximum occupancy of 5 guests.

In addition to standard amenities like a mosquito net, fan, wardrobe, hypoallergenic pillows, and terrace access, villa rooms also feature a more robust kitchen area complete with an oven with a stovetop, a microwave, pots and pans, a toaster, a fridge, and a coffee and tea maker.

Starting at $147 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Tour the Coast Near the SoulShine Hotel

The SoulShine Hotel is conveniently located near the coast, so many vacationers make the beach their number one priority. Luckily, there’s plenty to do along Costa Rica’s shores. Stretch out and sunbathe, try out surfing, or go snorkeling on a day cruise.

Spend the Morning Surfing

Guanacaste beaches are rife with excellent opportunities for surfing. The most experienced surfers will enjoy the challenge of Playa Negra and Playa Langosta’s breaks, while even beginners can try their hand at the consistent waves of the more popular Tamarindo. For newcomers to the sport, Avellana Surf School is located just over 1 km from the hotel on the beach.

Many Costa Rica beaches offer not only great surf, but also stunning backdrops. Other popular beaches for surfing in the Guanacaste area include Nosara and Playa Grande.

Sunbathe in the Warm Costa Rican Sunshine

Take advantage of the gorgeous year-round weather of Costa Rica with a little sunbathing.

Whether you’re at the beach or relaxing by the saltwater pool in a sun lounger at the SoulShine Hotel, you can get the perfect tan and take a dip in the water to cool off throughout the day. The coastline and beaches are less than 1 kilometer from the hotel so heading to the beach, then back to the hotel is very easy!

Sunset Sailing & Snorkel Tour

Go on a picturesque tropical voyage on the 4.5 hour Sunset Sailing & Snorkel Tour. On the tour, you’ll set sail along the coast from Playa Tamarindo on a 66-foot custom catamaran, soaking in the sun and breeze. Enjoy light fare and drinks as you circle the shore.

The trip allows for time to go for a swim in Costa Rica’s warm waters. While snorkeling, you can observe the hundreds of species of fish that make their home just off the shore. Snap a picture as the sun sets to commemorate the unforgettable experience!

Tours Offered

Family Friendly Tours
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $147 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

North Pacific Coast Map
North Pacific Coast Map
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