martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

Villas Sol Hotel & Resort/Transportation Services

About Villas Sol
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort started out as a vision. Officially established on September 1974, the founders of Villas Sol started out on an ambitious quest to develop one of the first and most recognized tourism projects in Costa Rica
The Surroundings
Guanacaste, the Cradle That Nurtures Playa Hermosa and Villas Sol, located in the country's Northern Pacific Coast, comprising the Province of Guanacaste and the Peninsula of Nicoya, is a region of Costa Rica where high levels of tourism arrivals mingle with traditions and typical elements, characteristic of the Guanacaste province.
The region has a strong influence in Costa Rican history, beginning in the colonial period. Geologically, the region harbors some of the oldest formations in the country, and important extensions of dry tropical forest, most of which is in regeneration. In the summer time, the deciduous trees loose their foliage creating a very diverse landscape, almost dessert-like, in the months of November through May; usually temperature is 82- 94 Fº. In the months of June through October temperature are 70-91 Fº, the rivers recover their flow these forests flourish into diverse tonalities of green.
Some of the region's protected areas possess worldwide importance for the protection of wildlife species and constitute observation areas of great interest. This is the case of the Baula Turtle, in Playa Grande the avi-fauna in the lagoons of Palo Verde National Park; and the nesting of the Lora Turtle in the Nancite and Ostional beaches. National parks such as Volcán Rincón de la Vieja also offer unique sites with their hot mud pools and fumaroles in constant activity.
With its many beaches, the North Pacific constitutes one of Costa Rica’s most important tourism areas and some of the best places to practice golf and sport fishing, combined with natural setting and a myriad of small quaint properties. Marine currents that dredge nutrients from the ocean's depths facilitate the existence of a rich marine biodiversity, favoring the abundance of species like the swordfish, the marlin and Dorado.
Near the city of Liberia one of the main access points to the different attractions of Guanacaste, stands Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR) which offers direct international access to the region. The International American highway, in excellent condition, also communicates this city with the country's capital.
Guanacaste's beaches, full of sun and activity, offer all types of outdoor activities, including surfing, kayaking, swimming, diving, snorkeling and horseback riding. Some of these beaches are true tourist centers; such is the case of Tamarindo and El Coco, while others are characterized by their remoteness.  However, it seems to be made just for sports and beach lovers.

The Beach
Playa Hermosa is an exotic gray sand beach within a calm bay and relaxed atmosphere, yet 30 minutes away from world class surfing. The beach received the “Blue Flag” award by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT) due to its cleanliness, water quality, and due to the conservation of its natural resources set forth by the community of Playa Hermosa. This beach is also renowned as one of Costa Rica’s best places for skim boarding, diving, kite surfing, and snorkeling.
Ride our shuttle to the beach and enjoy a soothing cocktail while your kids play in the sand or take a swim in the peaceful waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Resort provides chaise lounges for the comfort of its guests.

The Villas Sol All Inclusive Experience
Our all inclusive vacation packages are a perfect solution for your vacationing needs. The following is part of our all inclusive vacation.
All meals & theme dinner meals include breakfast, lunch and a special “theme” dinner that can range from Spanish night, French cuisine, Italian, Costa Rican and many more.
Optional a la carte dining if you would like to break the routine, you can also opt for dinner at our exquisite a la carte restaurant. * Valid Only for Stays of 4 nights or more and not valid with Certain Specific Discount Packages.
“La Bahia” restaurant is perfect for eating with the family and friends, blessed with one of the most beautiful views in the Resort and in Guanacaste, the cool relaxed scene of the “La Bahia” restaurant will blow you away.
“Heliconias” restaurant known for excellent cuisine and attention is our a la carte restaurant. Culinary excellence and fine service is our goal.
“Gaviotas“bar right next to the “La Bahia” restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a clear view of the coast as well as a nice refreshing beverage.
 Disco - Karaoke after hours at our wet bar. Wet bar and snack bar situated right next to our main Resort pool.
Beach Day in our beautiful Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste.
Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages available from 10:00 am non-stop until 12:30 midnight. Alcoholic beverages include local liquors, beer and wines. Special requests can be fulfilled and carry an additional cost. We respect legislation and no alcohol will be served for anyone under the local legal drinking age.
Daytime activities including beach soccer, water volleyball, aqua-aerobics, dance lessons, cooking classes, movies, Spanish lessons and much, much more.
Nightly entertainment including movies, live music, dancing, karaoke and drinks.
Non-motorized water sports like kayaks, body (boogie) boards, snorkeling and more.
Children's program designed to keep the young ones entertained. Suitable for kids’ ages 4 - 12 years old, activities include sports, games, arts & crafts, games and other learning activities.
Fitness Center including all the modern amenities for any guest who wishes to work off a little weight while one vacation.
Two swimming pools, one with a children's area.
Adults-only Jacuzzi.

Renovated Accommodations at Villas Sol
* Ocean Views and Private Plunge Pools are Subject to Availability upon Check-In. Not All Villas and Rooms at the Resort Offer the Same Features.
 Standard Rooms
Fully equipped with two Double Beds or one King Size Bed, private bathroom, flat screen TV with cable,  iHome alarm clock radios, coffee maker, 18" digital safe deposit box, minibar and private oversized balconies overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo.
One Bedroom Villas
Fully equipped with one double bed, full kitchen, fridge, and toaster, coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishes and silverware for up to four people (recommended for honeymooners).
Two Bedroom Villas
Fully equipped with one double bed per bedroom, full kitchen, cooking utensils, dishes and silverware for up to six people.
Three Bedroom Villas
Fully equipped 3 bedroom villas, with one double bed per room, two bathrooms, one with bath tub and shower and one with shower only, both with hairdryer; living & dinning room area, fully equipped kitchen for up to 8 people.
Continuing with our selection of services for our guests, we’d like you to read some of the amenities that come with your all inclusive vacation package.
Our hotel has many amenities and services for our guests. Here is a list of a few of our amenities:
Wake-Up Service
All Guest Rooms and Villas are Smoke-Free
Dry Cleaning & Laundry Service (fee)
iHome Alarm Clock Radios (iPod ready)
Cable and Local Television Channels
Hair Dryer
Coffee Maker
18" Digital Safe Deposit Boxes
Wireless Internet Access (Fee)
Business Center
Souvenir Shop
Fitness Center
Convenience Store
Beach Club
Tour Operators On-Site
Car Rental Service: best way for touring the region
Be sure to notice the location of our different facilities in our beach front property.

Driving Directions to Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is located in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in Central America. The Resort is nestled on a hill overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Villas Sol is 4 hours driving distance from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José and a short 20 minute drive from the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste.
You may rent a car, arrange a private transfer or take a taxi from San José to our Resort, but we strongly recommend that you fly directly to the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR), Guanacaste which is only 20 minutes away from our Beach Resort.
You may also take a 45-minute flight from San José via NATURE AIR or SANSA. Transfers to and from the resort may be arranged upon request.

miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2011

Liberia Airport Garden Inn by Hilton/Car Rental Services

The Hilton Garden Inn in Liberia, Costa Rica is a great place to start and finish your Costa Rica vacation or business trip, located in the province of Guanacaste just minutes from Liberia Airport (LIR) near many top tourist attractions such as the beaches, volcanoes and hot springs.
How to Get Here
From Downtown Liberia drive 6 miles west on Route #21, the hotel is directly across from the airport, Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) exit the airport road, upon reaching route #21 turn right, the hotel is on the left hand side.
The Hilton Garden Inn in Liberia, Costa Rica is a great place to start and finish your Costa Rica vacation or business trip, located in the province of Guanacaste just minutes from Liberia Airport (LIR) near many top tourist attractions such as the beaches, volcanoes and hot springs.

Location Information
This Liberia Airport hotel offers a great location for your first or last night in Costa Rica, ideal for late flight arrivals and early morning flight departures.  Liberia is one of the oldest cities in Costa Rica and is the trading hub, economic center and capital of Guanacaste Province and the cultural heart of Northern Costa Rica. The celebrated region of Guanacaste even enjoys the famed Guanacaste Day festival on July 25th and is a true Costa Rican Fiesta not to be missed.
By renting a car, you will have access to many popular tourist attractions that Costa Rica is famed for are within a drivable distance from Liberia such as the beaches, volcanoes, and forests. The expanding city of Liberia itself is very enjoyable.
Hotel Services & Amenities                              This hotel is a 100% smoke-free facility
 For your comfort and convenience:  We worry about the details so you don't have to. Everything. Right where you need it.® 
 Automated Teller (ATM)
 Baggage Storage
 Beverage Area, Complimentary

 Car Rental Desk
Depending on the car rental company you've chosen, you may have the option to request special equipment with your vehicle, such as a child safety seat or a navigation system. If so, the car rental company will validate these requests upon rental car pickup. To make your reservation, just provide all your applicable information including your name, credit card information, and contact method. This is just a reservation, so your credit card will not be charged until you return the rental car to the car company.

 Coin Laundry; 3.00 USD
 Foreign Currency Exchange
 Gift Shop
 Laundry/Valet Service
  Local Area Transportation                                                
 Luggage Hold
 Multi-Lingual Staff
 News Stand
 On-Site Convenience Store
 Room Service
 Safety Deposit Box
 Tour Desk

For your business convenience: 
Enjoy complimentary high-speed internet access in every guest room and secure remote printing to the 24-hour business center. 
 Audio/Visual Equipment Rental                                                 
 Business Center
 Express Mail
 Meeting Rooms
 For your fitness and recreation convenience 
Work out in the complimentary fitness center or take a plunge in the pool. 
 Fitness Room
 For your family's comfort and convenience 
All the comforts of home – a fridge and microwave in your room and 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart for last minute impulses. 
 Children's Menu                                                                          
  High chairs

 All Guestrooms Feature:
• Complimentary wired & wireless Internet
• Large work desk with convenient desk-level outlets, an ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller
• Two dual-line phones with data port and voicemail
• Complimentary remote printing to the business center         
• Refrigerator, coffee maker & hot water kettle
• Seating area with LCD TV Sleep Deep with our revolutionary Garden
Sleep System bed (in many rooms) providing pressure-free comfort with adjustable firmness settings, fresh & fluffy white duvet and high thread count linens

martes, 1 de noviembre de 2011

Sunwing Airlines flights into Liberia Airport, Costa Rica


Sunwing Airlines Press Release:
The Canadian airline industry is receiving a boost with the introduction of a new all-inclusive airline. Sunwing Airlines announced today that it will begin flying on November 17, 2005.
“We feel that the time is right to start a leisure airline that focuses on service, offers additional choices to the consumer and in so doing, changes customer expectations from the charter industry in Canada,” said Colin Hunter, President and CEO of the Sunwing Travel Group. “We are very excited to be introducing all-inclusive flights into the marketplace during a time where no-frills and cutbacks are the norm. We’ve been working with the Canadian Transportation Agency for over a year and are gratified to have their permission to begin promoting and selling tickets on our planes.”
Sunwing Airlines will have its inaugural flight on November 17 flying to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. During the upcoming 2005/06 travel season, they will fly new generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft which is one of the most fuel efficient, safest and comfortable aircraft in the skies today. Sunwing Airlines will fly to a variety of destinations in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Liberia Airport in Costa Rica and Cuba. Additional planes will be added as demand dictates, with an aim of having a fleet of ten aircraft by 2010.
“We have been operating Sunwing Vacations package holidays on other airlines’ aircraft for the past three years and have often found it difficult to control the service standards received by our customers,” said Hunter. “By creating our own airline, our customers can start their all-inclusive vacation earlier with superior service and the added benefits that truly make a difference to a customer’s holiday”
When flying into Liberia Airport, Sunwing Airlines all-inclusive V.I.P. experience will include features such as:
A complimentary welcome glass of champagne
Complimentary hot in-flight meals including wine
Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks throughout the flight
In-flight audio and visual entertainment featuring first-run movies and no charge for headphones
Hot towel service
Leather seating throughout the aircraft
Friendly, customer-focused flight attendants
To help get Sunwing Airlines off the ground Hunter sought the assistance of industry experts including recruiting ex-Sky service President Mark Williams. Williams who has over 17 years of airline experience, from Wardair, Canadian Airlines and Skyservice, understands both the needs of the customer and the regulatory requirements. Part of his mandate is to help Sunwing create a different airline product by implementing higher standards for customer service and safety.
“Canadian consumers want more than they are currently receiving from their air carriers and quality customer service is a key part of this,” said Williams. “By creating an all-inclusive product, customers will experience the best vacation possible from beginning to end.”
Sunwing Airlines is owned by the Sunwing Travel Group, a travel consortium that also owns tour operators Sunwing Vacations and Red Seal Vacations. The company is owned and operated by father and son team, Colin and Stephen Hunter, two Canadian travel industry experts.
With departures from over 29 Canadian cities, to 33 holiday destinations in the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean and Liberia Airport, Costa Rica in Central America, Sunwing leads the way with convenient departures from cities closest to you and the best holiday value your hard earned dollars can buy.
In 2008 we have won the prestigious Earnst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for innovation and leadership in the hospitality field. Many Canadians have chosen Sunwing for our innovative holiday programmes, great service and superlative competitive value, making Sunwing the fastest growing tour company and one of the very largest leisure airline groups in Canada.
Our unique, FlySunwingPayLater programme once again demonstrates the outstanding value available from Sunwing and brings affordable dream vacations within the reach of more Canadian travellers.
Our outstanding in-flight service from Sunwing Airlines has made us industry leaders and we are proud that our Sunwing Elite in-flight service offers many amenities including a complimentary glass of champagne, upgraded meal service, in-flight entertainment, wine with meals, comfortable leather seating throughout the aircraft, plus many more upgraded features at no extra charge.

About Sunwing Airlines
Sunwing Airlines is Canada's leading high frills, low cost airline. Our award winning, Champagne service has been voted #1 by customers and travel agents for the last four years. Sunwing Airlines operates a fleet of over 21 aircraft and is part of The Sunwing Travel Group which is Canada's largest leisure company comprised of Tour Operators, Airlines and national retail travel agency chain, a hotel management company and a destination management company. The head office is located in Toronto with regional offices throughout Canada, the Caribbean and Continental Europe.


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