The Story of the
Sunset Del Mar Resort
“Sunset Del Mar” is Spanish for “ocean sunset.” We chose this name because you’ll see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world right here in Costa Rica, sitting on the serene Esterillos Beach, looking out over the Pacific Ocean extending to the horizon.
When you visit us, chances are you will fall in love with the area, just like our owner did when he originally visited. He had travelled all over the world (including other tropical areas), but experienced something special here on the central west coast of Costa Rica, near the surf town of Jaco.
It was a lifelong dream of his to own a resort, but the original property was run-down and effectively deserted. Below are a few photos of what it looked like.
It took a full year of extensive renovations to bring it up to the owner’s standards. Virtually everything was removed down to the bare structure and rebuilt, including the guest rooms, furniture, balconies, roof tiles, restaurant, lobby, ceilings, kitchen, seminar room, pool area, gym, and more.
After this ambitious renovation, the Sunset Del Mar was a brand-new luxury resort, sitting on 8 acres of beautiful beachfront property with every detail paid attention to, so people would want to come back again and again. Paying homage to the local area and its history, the architecture was inspired by some of the best resorts in Mexico, and features locally-mined stone for stone paths and walls. We also kept some of the original Calamander Wood – a rare, valuable, rock-hard, hazel-brown wood that you’ll see re-varnished and exposed in many of our ceilings.
Accommodations include 12 Private Villas and 11 Luxury Suites (ocean view and garden view), with custom furniture, hardwood-frame beds, 43” flat-screen TVs, luxury bathrooms with marble countertops, fast WiFi, and private verandas and patios. For full details, see the “Rooms” tab on this website. Visit the other sections to learn about Meetings, Dining, Activities, and more.