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Starting at $96 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 to 5 Nights

A small, secluded hotel with just eight rooms, The Backyard Hotel is intimate, private and perfect for a romantic getaway. It sits along Playa Hermosa, a locale known around the world for its spectacular waves. Catch a surf competition and then head to nearby Jacó Beach for adventures of your own.


Beachfont Hotel & Pool at The Backyard Hotel
Beachfont Hotel & Pool at The Backyard Hotel

A small, secluded hotel, The Backyard Hotel is located on the beautiful Playa Hermosa and features just eight suites. The little patch of paradise on which the hotel sits is home to one of the world's best surfing spots and sunbathing beaches. All rooms are situated on the ocean and feature spectacular views of the shimmering waters.

Playa Hermosa is just a short distance away from the busier Jacó Beach, another beach famous for its surf. If you're a novice surfer, take surf lessons over at Jacó, and then come back to the Backyard to show off your new skills.

You don't have to leave the resort's grounds, however, to experience a true Costa Rican getaway. The Backyard Hotel overlooks the stunning Playa Hermosa National Wildlife Refuge, that features lush plant life, stunning waterfalls and, of course, some of the country's most exotic wildlife.

Watch one of the many hotel-sponsored surf contests from The Backyard Bar. Because the resort sits on a beach that produces some of the best waves in the world, it regularly hosts surf competitions. During the peak of surf season, you can catch a show almost every weekend.

Relax by the oceanfront pool with drink in hand, or splash around and let loose. The pool is big enough to get your morning laps in with ease. If you just want to lounge around and get a tan, do so in one of the poolside's many lounge chairs. If you want to relax your muscles after a long day out on the water, do so in the on-site spa tub.

Enjoy fine dining right on the beach at The Backyard Bar. Despite the name, this restaurant doesn't just specialize in bar food. Rather, it serves gourmet seafood, a delectable breakfast and a light lunch fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at discounted costs during happy hour. A second bar on the property, Windows Bar, also serves drinks and light fare only. The resort offers free continental breakfast and features three other bars/lounges, a café and room service.

Key Features

The perfect wave in Playa Hermosa, The Backyard Hotel
The perfect wave in Playa Hermosa, The Backyard Hotel
  • Small Boutique Beach Front Hotel
  • At one of Costa Rica's most famous surf spots
  • All rooms have spectacular ocean views
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Fine dining right on the beach at The Backyard Bar
  • All Rooms are Suites
Starting at $96 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 to 5 Nights


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Beach Front Hotel
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Hair Dryer
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Deluxe room, The Backyard Hotel
Deluxe room, The Backyard Hotel

The Backyard Hotel offers two types of hotel rooms: the Master Suite and the Deluxe Suite. All guests can enjoy the hotel's many amenities despite the type of room they reserve:

- Air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Daily Housekeeping
- In-room safe
- Minibar
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
- Free continental breakfast
- Access to pool and spa
- Access to beach towels, sun loungers and boogie boards
- Private balcony

The Master Suite – The Master suite features one king-size bed and two twins, bunk style. It also has a private bedroom with a queen-size bed. This suite boasts a spectacular 180 degree view of the ocean and pool.

The Deluxe Suite – The Deluxe rooms feature either one king-size bed or two twin beds, bunk style. Each room comes complete with a private ocean view and views of the pool. All have their own bathrooms with shower only.

Starting at $96 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 to 5 Nights


Surf – Playa Hermosa is known for its world-class waves, which is why you can't leave without catching one or a dozen. If you don't know how to surf, grab some lessons at the nearby Jacó Beach.

Surf Contest – Surf contests are exciting to watch, so if you're in town when The Backyard Hotel is hosting one, stick around the watch the pros shred.

Puntarenas – Puntarenas is a port town that is rich in culture and history. You can browse museums and art galleries, visit the local aquarium, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes that sits along the beach.

Rainforest Adventures – Take a tram ride or go zip-lining over the rainforest's canopies over in Jacó. If you prefer to travel by foot, schedule a tour beneath the canopy.

Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park – This is another company that offers zip-line tours, but it also offers the option to explore the rainforest via ATV.

Neo Fauna – Neo Fauna is a hidden gem that features some of the most beautiful butterflies you will ever see.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Surfing Lessons
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $96 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Central Pacific Coast Map
Central Pacific Coast Map
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