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Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

This is the vacation condo you have been looking for. This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo offers all the amenities that you are accustomed to back home. The only difference is that you can actually WALK TO THE BEACH for a morning stroll or to watch the beautiful sunsets famous here!

This is a ground floor unit which backs onto one of the two incredible pools. This is a gated community with 24 hour security. The complex Sombras hosts only 26 luxury units, which makes it very quiet and tranquil. Very intimate and conveniently located at proximity to the Coco village center (about 350 meters or a 10-minute walk), where you will find all the amenities of a progressive beach town, such as banks with 24-hour ATMs, pharmacies, large supermarkets, souvenir shops, many restaurants, bars, casino, surf shops, diving stores, etc. This residence offers upscale interior features including custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, premium fixtures, ceramic flooring and state of the art appliances.

Plus the unique benefits of this condo...location.: This is the only one of its kind luxury condominium community that is so close to the beach in Playas del Coco!

Walking distance to the beach and the pacific ocean is about 100 meters, a pleasant 3-minutes walk...

Your dream come true for a relaxing, great vacation in Paradise!

This vacation home is close to the beach, in a luxury complex, the only one of its kind in this area.

Walking distance to Coco village center is about 350 meters, a picturesque 10-minutes walk whether you choose the road or the beach to get there..

This is an enchanting fishing village that captures your heart! You'll want to come back over and over again.

Liberia International airport only 20 minutes away: The Liberia International Airport is only 20 minutes away from this unique condo. Playas del Coco is located close to several other beautiful beaches, 5 miles from Hermosa Beach and 8 miles from Panama beach, about 4 miles from Octal, famous for its snorkeling. You an enjoy canopy, rappelling, snorkeling, monkeys, parrots and many birds that abound here and roam free. There are volcanoes, rain forest trails within 40 minutes. White water rafting, horseback riding and much more... You will be provided with access to personalized tours with a bilingual private tour guide as an option.Parking is inside the private parking lots of the complex. Favorite pastime here is to walk through the palm lined beach boulevard and greet locals and tourist and stopping for coffee at a local coffee shop.

Children's shallow pool: One of the 2 stunning pools has a shallow 'round-shaped' childrens pool that stands apart while still accessible directly (elevated floor wall) from the 'adult' pool. A nice 'peace-of-mind' design feature, for the parents with little ones..!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Luxury Sombras 2 Bedroom-Walk to the Beach-Playas Del Coco
+1 -4502297860
Playa del Coco Guanacaste

Wonderful Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful 3 week vacation at Sombras in Costa Rica. I would recommend this Gated community very highly. The grounds were very well maintained and the staff very friendly. Our manager Mellissa was just fantastic. She was very helpful in giving us ideas for restaurants, tours, grocery stores etc. We walked out of our sliding door to a very beautiful and peaceful pool with lots of sun and shade. It was so nice to sit out at night with a glass of wine beside the pool. We were walking distance to all restaurants which was a big plus and only minutes to the beach. We walked an hour and a half every morning on the beach. Lots of Canadians there as well. The condo itself could not have been nicer. Very well decorated and had everything we needed. From dish washer, washer and dryer to blender for making wonderful drinks. Probably one of the best vacations we have had down south.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear rentor,

Thank you for taking some of your time to share your experience with us!
It was a great pleasure to have you stay with us at Sombras!
It is a beautiful and peaceful complex! I'm very happy to ear that you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed yourselves living the Pura Vida lifestyle! I love Costa Rica and I enjoy sharing tips and things to do with people to make sure they have one of the most enjoyable vacation! Looks like I have accomplished that we you guys!
Luxury Sombras 2 Bedroom-Walk to the Beach-Playas Del Coco
+1 -4502297860
Playa del Coco Guanacaste

Lovely Condo in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in Sombras with friends for the month of February. The condo is very nice, well maintained, and the kitchen is very well equipped. The internet access was good. The pool area is lovely and being on the main floor the patio is pretty much pool side. Each unit has its own very good BBQ on the patio which we found convenient. The beach is close, only a 5 minute walk and the downtown area is less than 10 minutes away. The main grocery stores are a bit further, perhaps 1 1/2 to 2 kilometers but we walked back and forth on an almost daily basis. There is a much smaller grocery store very near by and it was handy for heavier items or things we had forgotten. There are many great restaurants in the area if you don't fell like cooking but if you do want to cook the kitchen has everything you might need. I only wish the living room furniture had been a bit more comfortable. Perfectly functional but not necessarily comfortable. However, we didn't spend that much time in the living room so it wasn't a big problem. Definitely would recommend this condo.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review!
We are happy that you had a wonderful time with us in Sombras and that you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful area! Comments are always welcome as we can improve ourselves. Seems like everything was Pura Vida! Thanks to you for taking good care of the condo as if it was your own. Mélissa & Paul
Luxury Sombras 2 Bedroom-Walk to the Beach-Playas Del Coco
+1 -4502297860
Playa del Coco Guanacaste
Calgary, Canada


  • 5 of 5
We were extremely happy with the rental and its location to amenities. You have two pools to choose from and a short 5 minute walk to nearby Coco Beach. We rented a car and bought groceries from the local Auto Mercado grocery store. Its a great location to start off from to explore many other beaches and attractions. It is a quiet location with 24 hour security guards. Lots of other local Canadians in the complex. The owner, Melissa, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about anything we wanted to know more about! You wake up to the sounds of birds singing and go to sleep to the sounds of crickets and frogs. Totally relaxing vacation. Costa Rica is truly beautiful!
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ruth!
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Sombras and Playas del Coco with us, it was a pleasure having you and the opportunity for knowing you. You brought more sunshine to all of us!
With my sincere appreciation, Melissa
Luxury Sombras 2 Bedroom-Walk to the Beach-Playas Del Coco
+1 -4502297860
Playa del Coco Guanacaste
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

Great Time In Playa Del Coco

  • 4 of 5
Three of us ventured off to Playa Del Coco for one week in September and had a great time. I was a little concerned about it being "rainy" season however we only got one day of rain and a couple of rainy nights. It was quite hot actually, maybe 45C during the day with the humidity and high 20C/low 30C in the evening. We NEVER wore long pants or long sleeves - way too hot. It was great having the pool right outside the patio doors, we used it often throughout the day and evening when we weren't busy touring, fishing, etc.. Great time of year for fishing; we caught over 15 mahi mahi and had more than enough fish we were giving it away to locals. The condo itself was very comfortable and very clean. It was well equipped with most amenities however some of those mentioned on the VRBO site were not provided such as: basic soaps, paper towels, laundry soap, security system?, ice maker? whirlpool (maybe it's at another location on the grounds but we didn't see it). Only ONE roll of toilet paper was provided even though there are two washrooms. They provide beach chairs and an umbrella to take to the beach however no cooler which would have been useful. Lucky for us we met other people who were staying at Sombras and borrowed theirs when we visited playa Conchal. One annoyance was early in the morning the pool maintenance guy would use a "leaf blower" to clean up the area around the pool from fallen debris from the trees. This took place any time between 6:15/6:30 a.m. The condo itself was approximately a 7 minute walk to the main road and another 8 or so minutes to the main grocery stores (near Pacifico plaza). Lots of restaurants on the main road and vicinity to choose from. Many are closed at this time of year since it's not peak season. We enjoyed going to Le Coq (nothing fancy but great Lebanese food - simple and fresh). We of course ate lots of fish on the BBQ. The sitting area outside is great however the table is a low and not very comfortable if you choose to eat your meals outside. Note: an additional bank fee was applied to our payment when we got there and we were not made aware of it beforehand. It was around $12/$15 US in addition to the wire transfer of $30 US we had to pay initially in Canada. It's much easier when property owners use PayPal or Visa for payment since no additional fees to the customers apply and no need to go to the bank and get a wire transfer. Pillows need to be replaced; they are flat as pancakes.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzanne,
Many thanks for this constructive and straightforward review. It appears there are a few minor but nonetheless important things we need to re-discuss with our property managers Sonia and Hedson on site at Sombras. However allow me to comment on:
1. wire transfer charge at receiving bank in CR, for which we had informed you by email prior to you making such wire..there is always a charge applied by the receiving this case around $12 it seems. I would say a pleasant figure, considering your long-time trusted canadian bank taxed your account for $30.
2. Soaps and is the first time our property managers neglect this time, if such a rare occurence manifests itself again, please advise them immediatly and they will send the maid over in an instant to supply these basic commodites - sorry this happened, I will call them today to make sure it was a one-time omission only.
3. Thank you for letting us know about the pillows, we will at the same time ask Hedson and Sonia to replace them - which they would gladly have done if you had requested of them at the time.
As for the whole of your review, again thank you, and very happy that your stay proved to be mostly a pleasant and comfortable experience. This is Costa Rica, not America..perfection is all around you in CR..and in a strange manner slowly makes its way to your soul, spirit and body.
Once again apologies for the pillows, and thank you for staying with us.
Sincerely, Paul
p.s..sorry again, forgot one item that you desired to be addressed..the ice makers. Well yes they are manual, 2 plastic molded gadgets in the freezer compartment that we had to bring from Canada because we could not find them in CR..the good old reliable manual type..finding a reliable automatic ice-making fridge in CR is a major challenge!
Luxury Sombras 2 Bedroom-Walk to the Beach-Playas Del Coco
+1 -4502297860
Playa del Coco Guanacaste
Stittsville (Ottawa), Ontario, Canada

Fabulous Time at Sombras!

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I returned 2 weeks ago from a fabulous 5 week stay at Sombras. The condo is beautiful, & it's ground floor location just steps from the pool. The kitchen is very well stocked & as we ate in a number of times, cooking was made easy. The BBQ on the patio is awesome - wish we could find one like it at home, & we greatly appreciated the IPod dock. The beach is across the road & during our daily morning walks we were treated to countless monkey sightings, beautiful birds, iguanas - & lovely, friendly people. Coco is a very short walk either via the beach or road, & filled with fun little bars (Woody's was a late afternoon favourite for a beer & a plate of chili cheese fries!), restaurants (loved Andre's pizza place across from Woody's) & extremely well stocked grocery stores. Sitting at a table on the sand at Father Rooster's in Ocotal (a short cab ride) was another lunch favourite, & we enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Picante Restaurant in Ocotal. We did book a car with the help of Jeanne in the Sunset office for 2 weeks, & took ourselves to the Congo Canopy Trail to zipline (great fun!), to Palo Verde (highly recommend this boat trip down the river - so much wildlife to see), followed by a fabulous Costa Rican lunch. We visited Tamarindo (attempting the scenic route, which was a great adventure!). We also did a 2 night road trip to see the volcano at Arenal (beautiful!), & a night in Samara. While not necessary in Coco, the car gave us the freedom to go a little further afield & travel/see things at our own pace. I would like to say that the staff at Sunset were very helpful & pleasant, & dealing with Paul & Melissa was awesome. All our questions prior to booking were answered promptly & thoroughly, & we had the good fortune to have Melissa at Sombras during our entire stay. It was a pleasure getting to know her (& Sasha!), & she was always available to answer any questions or concerns we had. I will say that it was a delight to have as long as we did as were able to thoroughly relax, get the feel of the place & settle in. When we returned from our road trip, my husband commented on how good it was to "get home"! Coco was a great location, the condo perfect, the wildlife fabulous to have always present, the staff at Sombras so wonderful, from the security guards at the gate to the grounds keepers, & the Costa Rican people amongst the warmest, friendliest people we have had the pleasure to meet. Highly recommend! Thank you again Paul et Melissa!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you to both of you for this wonderful review.
It was a great pleasure to help you & assist you during your stay with us in Sombras.
It does feel like home even though you are in vacation !
We are both very happy that you had a great time with us in Coco.
All our best wishes.
Paul & Mélissa
Luxury Sombras 2 Bedroom-Walk to the Beach-Playas Del Coco
+1 -4502297860
Playa del Coco Guanacaste
Trenton, Ontario

Vacances idylliques dans un superbe condo

  • 5 of 5
Revue supplémentaire envoyé au nom de nos partenaires de voyage Madeleine et Denise à leur demande:

"Bonjour Mélissa

Quelles vacances idylliques dans votre coin enchanteur. Mélissa, merci pour ton accueil sympathique qui nous a immédiatement
fait sentir chez-nous. Votre superbe condo, totalement fonctionnel et de qualité supérieure est digne d’un ***** étoiles. Nous
avons grandement apprécié manger BBQ, prendre un verre sur notre terrasse et se rafraîchir dans la piscine à notre porte.
Playa Del Coco est le “ fun”et à proximité ainsi que le village où les bons restaurants abondent et les kiosques à souvenirs sont
sympas. Les tours furent extra-ordinaires. Nos têtes et nos cœurs débordent de souvenirs de cette rencontre avec une nature
exceptionnelle. Merci à Paul et à toi d`avoir partagé la Pura Vida.

Amicalement Denise et Madeleine (601)
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci à vous deux !

Grandes voyageuses ! Ce fût pour moi un plaisir de vous acceuillir dans ce petit paradis sur terre !
Vous serez toujours les bienvenues à Las Sombras.
Tout simplement Pura Vida !


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia Int'l airport at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lizard lounge, Zi Lounge, Coconut's at 400 Metres Nearest Ferry : Coco beach to Coco Island at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Papagayo at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Dolce Vita at 150 Metres Nearest Ski : Tremblant !! at 3775 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playas del Coco at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

The complex Sombras hosts only 26 luxury units and 2 lovely swimming pools, which makes it very quiet and tranquil, and you are able to walk directly to the beach in about 3 minutes time (100 meters) and to the Coco village center in 10 minutes (350 meters), where you will find all the amenities of a progressive beach town, such as banks, pharmacies, large supermarkets, souvenir shops, many restaurants, bars, casino, surf shops, diving stores, etc.

Other Activities: fauna, flora, bird watching from private patio, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball

Ski: Waterskiing everyday at the beach in Coco, as well as jetski, catamaran, canoe, and kayak rentals.

Daily excursions to rain forest national park, Arenal volcanoe, canopy tours, Nicaragua, etc

Scenic boat tours, fishing excursions, sailboat excursions, trips to Coco island, etc..

Snorkeling and scuba diving daily excursions, 5-days certifications for scuba.

Also bicycle and scooter rentals, daily, weekly, monthly.

All of the above at 200-300 meters from Sombras condo community.

* Nota: independant operators, $


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season longterm
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
214 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year week
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High Season 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Cleaning $50.00

50% of total rental amount to be wired upon signature of rental agreement - net of bank wire fees - to confirm reservation.
50% balance payable upon arrival, in USD cash.

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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 19, 2015


Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Staff


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet, shower, Spacious
  • Full 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Spacious
  • High quality American Standard accessories, marble travertin countertops, all 'light-vanilla' colored. Spacious, with abundant storage cabinets. All tiled floors and shower/bath surrounding walls. Natural daylight in both bathrooms. Screens and woodblinds in all windows.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Spacious, ensuite bathroom, walkin closet, private balcony
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, Spacious, ensuite bathroom, private balcony
  • MBR faces pool, private balcony with large patio doors facing pool. Ensuite large bathroom. Bolted high-end all metal combination safe in MBR walkin closet - for safekeeping of valuables and documents. Individual top of the line A/C split units with remote control in each bedroom, very silent! High quality extra-comfy mattresses in each bedroom. Low noise ceiling fans in each bedroom. GBR also ensuite large bathroom ( with add'l access door to living area) , large patio doors and spacious hardwood closet. Full size ironing board in walkin closet. Screens and high quality 'double' curtains ( one opaque and one translucent) in each patio doors.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • One of the 2 stunning pools has a shallow 'round-shaped' children pool that stands apart while still accessible directly (elevated floor wall) from the 'adult' pool. A nice 'peace-of-mind' design feature, for the parents with little ones..! Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, 3 split A/C units. Secure high-quality all-metal bolted combination safe in unit, for safekeeping of personal effects and valuables. Ironing board, hairdryer. parking inside complex parking lot. Outside BBQ private for each unit. Catering Available. This residence offers upscale interior features including custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, premium fixtures, ceramic flooring and state of the art appliances. This is the only one of its kind complex that is so close to the beach! Your dream come true for a relaxing, great vacation in Paradise!

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