• New Year's Celebration in Costa Rica

New Year's Celebration in Costa Rica

Dec 28, 2024 - Jan 4, 2025

Pura Vida! This is the expression you'll hear the most. It's the national motto of Costa Rica and often used as a greeting, or as a response to a greeting

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About this trip

Want to spend New Year's celebrating with Scuba friends in a beautiful location?

  • Villas Sol is an all-inclusive resort offering spacious rooms, balconies and french windows with a superb central location close to the top diving hotspots of Guanacaste
  • Loads of marine life on offer, including turtles, sharks, octopus, rays, reef fish and macro life, along with bull sharks (Bat Islands) and giant mantas on volcanic formations (Catalinas)
  • This resort is close to a winding, quiet beach, with yachts rocking gently in the bay - it's a great mix of all-inclusive facilities and close proximity to serenity
  • Over 22 dive sites are on offer when you stay at Villas Sol, with easy access via fast boats so you spend more time in the water and less time traveling

Please do not book your flight until we confirm we have enough people for the trip!

Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort

Villas Sol Hotel and Beach Resort is an all-inclusive retreat in Playa Hermosa.

The local marine environment is home to large schools of fish and macro creatures tucked undeath rocks. Turtles, sharks, rays, octopus and moray eels are often spotted around the local dive sites. 

The resort is made up of white stone buildings with clay tiled roofs. Floor to ceiling french doors in each room lead out onto balconies with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding hills. 

The pool with swim up bar is surrounded by Central American vegetation, palm trees and mowed lawns. The beach is steps from the resort and yatchs are moored within the wide curving bay. 

Enjoy all-inclusive food and drinks from 3 restaurants, WiFi, a spa and pool with hot tub.

Sailing tours, evening entertainment, volleyball, soccer, tennis and dance lessons are available


All-inclusive dining experience; 

  • Bahia Restaurant with panoramic views of Playa Hermosa
  • Swim-up Wet Bar offering snacks and cocktails by the pool
  • Heliconia Restaurant located by the main pool
  • Unlimited beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

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Arrival and Departure


  • The closest airport is Liberia (LIR)
  • A private transfer can be arranged via the hotel; please share your flight details with us in advance 
  • Check in time is at 3pm


  • A return taxi can be caught back to the airport, or a private transfer can be arranged 
  • Check out time is 12 pm

Scuba Center

When scuba diving in Costa Rica, Rocket Frog Divers is your 5 Star PADI IDC Dive Center of choice for Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 Rocket Frog Divers utilizes 5 purpose built dive boats. The Pacific Express is unlike any other in the area. It features two 250HP V6 Yamaha 4 Stroke engines that allow us to visit our dive sites in a fraction of the time that it takes other dive companies. This proves especially worthwhile when you consider that some of the more popular dive sites in the region, the Bat Islands (Isle Murcileago) and the Catalinas Islands are several hour trips with other operators. The Pacific Express can make the voyage to the Catalinas in less than half an hour. 

The Devil Ray is a catamaran style dive vessel which we acquired in 2015. It is a catamaran style vessel which offers a lot of room and comfort for our divers and also offers an upper level sun deck for surface intervals and for the voyage to and from the dive sites.

Another point that separates us from most dive shops in Costa Rica is that you will have a member of our senior staff diving on the boat with you every day. This ensures that you are getting the best possible service possible.  Our owners care about the experience their customers have and will work their hardest to ensure you have the best possible service on your dive trip.

Dive Sites

There are approximately 20 dive sites near to the Playas del Coco shore. You’ll find additional sites at the Catalina, Bat and Tortuga Islands. The dive sites at the offshore islands are the most famous. In particular, Cueva del Tiburón (a.k.a. Shark Cave) near the Catalina Islands is home to several, sleeping reef sharks. Also, Big Scare near the Bat Islands offers up an adrenalin-filled Bull Shark encounters. Closer to shore, Cabeza de Mono is a superb site for watching rays pass by. Punta Gorda and Punta Argentina are other superb dive sites in the area with a healthy variety of tropical fish life.

DAN Insurance

Make sure you get insurance. Trip deposits are non-refundable and trip is non refundable 100 days prior to departure. 

Flight Recommendations

Southwest Airlines has easy/direct flights from BWI to Liberia (airport code: LIR).


Other airlines have flights (some with connections). General travel time is under 7 hours!

Bookable at the Resort

  • Babysitting/childcare
  • Spa Facility
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cloud Forest Tour
  • Canopy Zip Line Tour
  • Boat fees (premium dive site/location): USD 50 (per activity/person)
  • Yoga class
  • Half-day Sailing Tour
  • Dance Lessons

And much more!

Good To Know

  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date you plan to return home from your trip
  • It is your responsibility to review and meet the vaccination requirements and visa/immigration requirements for the countries you're visiting
  • Your proof of certification and logbook will be checked during check-in at the dive center to clarify level and experience: it is your responsibility to ensure you bring these with you and your diving could be at risk if you do not bring these
  • Please remember it is your responsibility to ensure you are fit to dive and meet the medical standards outlined by PADI
  • Dive times can change due to local weather conditions and it is your responsibility to check in with your dive center after you arrive to confirm the timing of your dives: late check-in could lead to missed dives
  • We recommend you buy travel and trip cancellation insurance.Trip deposits are non-refundable and trip is non refundable 100 days prior to departure.  
  • Ensure you bring suitable electrical adaptors for the country or countries you are visiting
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you comply with the latest Covid-19 measures requested and/or required by the authorities in your home location, in the locations you intend to travel to and any locations you will visit in transit. PADI Travel cannot be held responsible for losses incurred due to your non-compliance with these measures.
  • Travelers are responsible to be aware of covid travel guidelines, local rules, and procedures for the country they are travelling to and to maintain up to date knowledge of any changes regarding entry requirements or local guidelines

What’s included

  • 7 Nights


  • Boat Dives 4 days of 2 Tank Dives

  • Round Trip Transfer To/From airport/hotel

  • All Inclusive All meals! Snacks and Alcoholic Beverages

  • Taxes and Fees

    National Park Fees

  • Free Parking

    At the resort

  • Welcome Drink

  • Private Combo Adventure

    White Water Rafting, Thermal Pools & Volcanic Mud on Jan 3

What’s not included

  • Airfare

  • Trip Insurance Highly Recommended for all Travel

  • Dive Insurance

  • Gear Dive or snorkel gear

  • Tips/Gratuities

  • Extra Dives



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