Villa del sol is located just a few minute drive outside the downtown beach area. The hotel was nice, the pool was cleaned daily and was a nice spot to spend in the afternoon after being at the beach. The kitchen was great, it had all the necessities to make our breakfast and lunch. The laundry facilities were great, helps keep down the number of items you need to pack. The toiletries included soap, bring shampoo, conditioner and lotions, or purchase when you arrive. We did have ants in our room, but it’s to be expected when you back onto a nature reserve. Hans the property manager is always around to help you with anything you need, he gave us beach towels and a beach umbrella for our stay. The beach near the villa is rocky, but has great tide pools and is nice and private. The main beach in Nosara is sandy (5 min drive). I would recommend staying at the Villa!