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About Sol y Mar

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The Green Season ("temporada verde") runs from June through November. It's also known as the "rainy season," but don't be afraid, many consider this the best time to visit Costa Rica. Temperatures are warm, prices are lower, tourists are fewer, and the countryside is even greener. At the Sol y Mar, you can often have the beach to yourself, and the water is ALWAYS warm. In addition, the biggest waves for surfing (just 10 minutes walk south from the Sol y Mar) occur from May through October.

Typical rainy season morning
Typical "rainy" season morning

Typical rainy season afternoon
Typical "rainy" season afternoon

"Dry season is "high season" for tourists - larger crowds and higher prices. The budget traveler may wish to consider a rainy-season visit. These trips can be particularly rewarding - when you might find yourself kayaking between massive mangrove roots during a thunderstorm or quietly sipping Imperials in a bar that hasn't picked up for the night. Even during the rainy season, the sun generally shines for generally much of the day, and most afternoon rainstorms are furious but fleeting." (Let's Go Guidebook's Website)

Rental Cabinas

September, October, and November
Beachfront cabins for $29 per night!
(1-4 person occupancy, plus tax)
Economy cabins for $23 per night
(1-2 person occupancy, plus tax)

We have been voted a "Frommer's Favorite" and "one of the most popular lodgings in Zancudo." We take pride in providing excellent value at the Sol y Mar.

At Cabinas Sol y Mar, there are five private, screened beachfront cabinas and a 3-storey house available for rent. Four of the cabinas and the house face the ocean, just 50 meters (55 yards) from the Pacific surf. Each cabin is equipped with electricity, fans, hot water showers, and screened windows with shutters. The shutters open to the stunning view and the cool, refreshing breeze off the Pacific. Small groups are also welcome (with advance notice) to this secluded paradise.

Laundry, phone, and e-mail services are available for guests. There is on-site management, and daily housekeeping service is included in the room rate.

The beachfront cabins have been completely renovated in 2011, with a bright new look. The outstanding view of the beach and ocean remains the same.

Beautiful ocean view from the cabinaThe cabinas have been newly renovated for 2011

Duplex Cabinas
(Two private cabinas that share a LONG balcony)

Duplex Cabinas
More photos of Duplex Cabinas
    Each Cabina has:
  • Direct ocean view (only the garden is between you and the water)
  • One double bed
  • One single bed
  • One sofa that converts to a single
  • Private bathroom with shower

Non-Duplex Cabinas

Non-Duplex Cabinas
More photos of Non-Duplex Cabinas
  • Free-standing cabina with its own balcony
  • Direct ocean view (only the garden is between you and the water)
  • One double bed
  • One single bed
  • One futon-style sofa that folds out to a double
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Unique shower - a tiled platform surrounded by smooth river rock

Economy Cabina

Economy Cabina
More photos of Economy Cabina
  • On the ocean side of the road, but set a little further back from the ocean
  • Ocean view from the side of the cabina is partly obscured by the gardens
  • Smaller and more rustic than the other cabins
  • One double bed
  • Small dormitory-style fridge
  • Private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
  • Special discounted rates for long-term stays

All of the cabinas are very comfortable, and are just steps away from the beach. Reservations are suggested during the busiest season (December through April), and "green season" discounts are available from May through November.

"I guess when I tell people about the Sol Y Mar, I tell that it's the perfect place to go if you really JUST want to relax together (or do ocean sports and fishing). I would use the words rustic and quaint for the cabins - they are not fancy, but they are a clean, safe place to sleep - and they are charming. It is one of the most affordable, exotic vacation spots that I have heard's paradise on a shoestring!" (J.R. - Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.)

Bargain Rates for the Cabinas (per night):

  Non-Duplex Cabinas Duplex Cabinas Economy Cabina
January & February $50 $46 $33
March & April $45 $41 $28
May thru August $34 $31 $28
September thru November


(1-4 persons)


(1-4 persons)


(1-4 persons)

December $45 $41 $28

Cabina Prices do not include 13% government sales tax. Prices listed are for 2 persons unless stated otherwise - additional persons charge is $6/night + 13% tax.

Stays of 7 nights or more receive 10% discount.

Beachfront camping (right next to the ocean!) is available on one portion of the property for just $4/night per person, with a maximum of 6 tents at one time. A public open-air shower and the restaurant bathrooms are available for campers. A tent with good air flow, and to-the-ground rain-fly is recommended

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Sol Y Mar, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica