Hotels: North Pacific


Hotel Guanamar
Located on the Pacific Coast, the forty-one room Hotel Guanamar sits over one of the most beautiful beaches: Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste. Playa Carrilo is a white sand beach, protected from heavy surf and is ideal for swimming, diving, snorkeling or just romantic sunset walks. Sportfishing tours are available throughout the year. The whole Central Pacific Coast is protected from the strong northerly winds that hamper the other parts of the Pacific Coast, making Guanamar also ideal for fishing conditions year round. The following fish can be caught year round: Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado. Guanamar is equiped with the right boats equipment and tackle to make your fishing adventures successful. Tel: +506 2293-4544 Fax: +506 2239-2405


La Flor de Itabo
The location of La Flor de Itabo is about 1.3 kilometer from Playa del Coco. Eight of the rooms have one double bed and one single bed. Also available are apartments for four people with cooking facilities, hot water and tubs. There are also ten bungalow rooms for two people, with ceiling fans, and bath with hot water. The hotel has a fine Italian and International Restaurant as well as a cozy bar, casino, tropical gardens and a pool. The hotel offers sportfishing all year round with a 31 foot and 26 foot boat. Other types of tours are also available in the region. 26 rooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, telephone, cable television, private bath, hot water, kitchenette, security box, laundry, restaurant, bar, breakfast, room service, casino, souvenir shop, swimming pool, parking area, tours and car rental area available through front desk, English speaking staff, credit cards accepted; Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club. Tel: +506 2670-0011 or 2670-0292 Fax: +506 2670-0003

Hotel Pato Loco
Located in the quietest part of the town, surrounded by a lush tropical garden, the Pato Loco is a “boutique hotel” charming and quiet, at only 800m from the beach on Coco’s boulevard, and managed by it’s Italian/Dutch owners. European style large, ventilated rooms, two of which with individually controlled “split” system air-conditioning. All rooms are furnished with night tables, reading lamps and desk, and a central ceiling ventilator. Two windows ensure a nice cross-ventilation. Private bathroom has hot water. Laundry service is available. The Pato Loco Inn also offers two fully-furnished apartments. Each two room apartments have a living room with futon and television, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with hot and cold water and an air-conditioned bedroom with two single beds or one large bed for two people. Included in our attractive weekly and monthly rentals are: water, electricity and twice a week cleaning service. Antonello and Patricia Ciai-Dijkgraaf will gladly assist you with planning all your activities, offering a truly warm and personalized service. Internet is at the disposal of the hotel Clients. Tel: +506 2670-0145

Rancho Armadillo
Rancho Armadillo Estate is a small luxurious resort giving you the best of both worlds, an eco-luxury experience with personal attention and customized service to small groups. All rooms have a/c, cable TV, mini fridges, coffee maker, hot water and great ocean views. We are located in the dry tropical jungles of Costa Rica and nestled in the mountains above Playas del Coco and the Gulf of Papagayo. Rancho Armadillo Estate sits on 25 acres with spectacular ocean views and incredible sun sets, surrounded by miles of undeveloped jungle, home to mountain deer, monkeys, iguanas, cotimundi and the endangered Guanacaste grey fox. Hike through miles of unspoiled jungles, home to hundreds of exotic species of flora and fauna. From here you can experience all that Costa Rica has to offer : sport fishing, surfing, golf, diving, and trips to national parks and Arenal Volcano. Phone: +506 2670-0108, Fax +506 2670-0441.

La Puerta del Sol
La Puerta del Sol in situated within 10 minutes for the center, close enough to walk and far enough away from the noise. It is surrounded by nature and just 150 meters from the beach. The hotel’s Mediterranean style with luminous and cool rooms, offer ceiling fans, air-conditioning and hot water. La Puerta del Sol also offers suites (60 sq. mts), fully equipped with air-conditioning, refrigerator, small living room with television, sofa and balcony. In the center of the hotel is a large comfortable sitting area with satellite TV, reading area, and many games for relaxing evenings. The hotel has a restaurant, swimming pool and an open air gym in the center of the large green area courtyard. Tel: +506 2670-0195 Fax: +506 2670-0650


Flamingo Marina Resort
Overlooking Playa Potrero, and steps from the finest white sand beach, the Flamingo Resort boasts two pools, tennis, and a poolside bar with jacuzzi. The resort offers three ways to enjoy Flamingo Beach: The Flamingo Marina Hotel, a quaint boutique style hotel featuring a spectacular ocean view from all rooms, and a small private beach. The Flamingo All-Suites, one or two bedroom suites with furniture and kitchenette and some with private Jacuzzi, satellite TV. The Club Playa Flamingo, with one or two bedrooms, refrigerator, dining area, full kitchen. Flamingo offers world-class sportfishing, and is a perfect base for area activities including sea-kayaking, scuba diving, bird & turtle watching, golf, mountain biking, etc. Seven national parks are located within an hour away. 22 standard rooms, 8 suites, 4 beach apts, 4 luxury apts, 15 cabins, 4 hotel apts, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, telephone, television, private bath, some rooms available with kitchenettes, laundry service, restaurant, bar, souvenir shop, swimming pool, jacuzzi (in suites), tennis court, parking area, tours and car rental. Tel: +506 2290-1858 Fax: +506 2231-1858


Cafe de Paris
The Hotel-Restaurant-Bakery Cafe de Paris, is located at Guiones Beach, Nosara. We are situated in the center of the beach community and offer everything you will need for your stay at Guiones Beach. Café de Paris has a French bakery with a souvenir shop open from 7 AM to 5 PM with fresh bread baked daily. Café de Paris has a bar open from 7 AM to 11 PM by the swimming pool with a fully stocked wet bar. Private cabins are available for rent. All the rooms have hot water, private bathrooms with shower and ceiling fans. The junior room is equipped with two single beds or one double bed. Some of them are equipped with air-conditioning. The senior room is equipped with two single beds or one double bed, a fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, bar and an open-air palm roof rancho with hammocks. The suite bungalow is available with two rooms and fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, bar and an open-air palm roof ranch with hammocks. Tel: +506 2682-0087


Cala Luna Hotel & Villas
Consistent with traditional Central American style architecture, Cala Luna was constructed with tropical farm-grown woods. The villas blend marvelously with the abundant silver palms, delicate hibiscus, colorful bougainvillea and other exotic foliage. The resort features twenty-one luxury Villas, each with a private swimming pool. Cala Luna offers sixteen, two-bedroom villas with AC. Each villa is approximately 1,350 square feet (150 square meters) and can comfortably accommodate four people. For larger parties, the hotel has five three-bedroom Master villas with AC and 1,800 square feet (200 square meters), providing for up to six people. All villas are equipped with telephones, DirectTV, stereo/CD player and full bathrooms for each bedroom equipped with hairdryers. The kitchens boast amenities such as an espresso machine and a microwave oven. As an additional service, Cala Luna provides skilled chefs and bartenders to create spectacular private events from larger exclusive functions to exquisite intimate candlelight dinners for two. Tel: +506 2653-0214

Sueño del Mar
Sueño del Mar was designed by the owner for people who appreciate the finer details in life! Built right on the beach, your gourmet breakfast is served to you on the veranda, overlooking the sea. Hand painted murals, Baliinese open-air showers and hand carved beds add to this Architects dream. This is a wonderful place for groups of ten to fourteen people to “take over” for private reunions, weddings or simply vacation time. The 800 sq. ft. honeymoon suite has magnificent ocean views; the casita has its own kitchen and garden veranda and accommodates four people. Fodors Guide (1998) names Sueno del Mar “FODORS CHOICE”; “a gorgeous little dream of a B&B, one of the prettiest in Costa Rica”….Frommers guide,”…a gem of a place, we hesitate to let the secret out..” Tel/Fax: +506 2653-0284


El Bramadero Hotel
Hotel El Bramadero was established in Liberia as a place to rest and as a meeting point. It was the only place between the border to the north and San Jose. The hotel is a pioneer in the hospitality business. The hotel is 50 meters north of the main intersection in Liberia, on the main highway. Twenty-two comfortable rooms with air-conditioning, private bath, hot water, laundry service, parking area, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. It is “the point” for optional tours to the many ecological destinations and biological reserves in the area, as well as the sunny beaches of the Pacific. Phone: +506 2666-0371, Fax: +506 2666-0203.

Hotel El Sitio
Located in the northwest area of Costa Rica in the city of Liberia, this hotel is in an ideal location to visit surrounding attractions all within a two hour range, such as active volcanoes, white sand beaches, hiking, horseback riding, etc. Hotel El Sitio’s 52 rooms are large and airy, a space where you can truly spread out and settle in. Each room is equipped with its own air-conditioning unit, color satellite television, direct dial telephones and lock boxes, and spacious bathrooms with tiled shower. The two-story building surrounds a beautiful and large courtyard area with swimming pools and a rancho style restaurant/bar. Within 35 kilometers are the beach playgrounds of Playa del Coco, Panama, and Ocotal with fishing boat tours, dive centers and nightlife. Tel: +506 2666-1211 Fax: +506 2666-2059

Hotel Guanacaste
Located in the city of Liberia, and only 25 meters south of the main bus station. The hotel offers twenty-eight economy rooms, (26 are with fans, 2 are available with air-conditioning. All rooms have private bath. Other services include restaurant and bar, money exchange, camping area, hotel transport. The Hotel Guanacaste can provide you with information and help you plan your tours to see the sights of this tourist corridor. Forty-five minutes away are the magnificent beaches of Papagayo, and within an hour are the National Parks of Santa Rosa, Rincon de la Vieja, and Palo Verde. Box lunches can be prepared for you for around $4 if you are heading out to one of the many excursions in the area. This hotel is a favorite for backpackers. Tel: +506 2666-0085 Fax: +506 2666-2287


Harbor Reef Lodge
Enjoy Costa Rica at its Very Best, World Class Sportfishing & Surfing, Kayaking, Beach & Jungle Tours The Experienced Costa Rican Travelers Destination. Enjoy Exciting Activities, Beautiful Beaches, Complete Relaxation and Comfort. At the HARBOR REEF LODGE – We have Choices; you’ll have to Chose! “Playa Guiones” Suites, Our newest and Largest, one with a full kitchen, “Playa Pelada” Suites, great for a family of four, “Playa Nosara” Rooms, very comfortable full size rooms. All HARBOR REEF LODGE, Rooms, Suites and Cabins are furnished with Air-conditioning for your comfort, a Wet Bar with Refrigerator, Plenty of Closet Space, a Large Bathroom and a Private Porch or Balcony. Harbor Reef Restaurant, Reef Saloon & Pool Bar Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Great Appetizers at the Pool Bar or under the Ranchita, Surrounded by all the Sights and Sounds of the Jungle and Costa Rican Wildlife. Harbor Reef General Store is more than just a General Store for the supplies you left behind, we have a great selection of snacks, beverages, clothing, film and special gifts by local artists and craftsmen. We can also schedule a surfing lesson and rent a longboard or bodyboard for our outstanding beaches. We also book sportfishing outings, jungle horseback rides and kayak trips for novice and experts. Tel: +506 2682-0059


Ocotal Beach Resort
Ocotal Beach Resort is a small luxurious resort with an extra touch in style, comfort and service. All rooms have a/c, cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, safe box, hair dryer, overhead fan, hot water and great ocean view. Suites include living room, refrigerator and jacuzzi. An excellent location with an extensive variety of services, including: scuba diving, sportfishing, adventure tours, snorkeling trips, kayaks, spa, mini gym and mountain bikes. Food and beverage service at all pools and on the beach. Phone +506 2670-0321 Fax +506 2670-0083

Pan de Azucar

Hotel Sugar Beach
Guanacaste – the sunny side of Costa Rica. Hotel Sugar Beach provides the experience that visitors are looking for when they visit Costa Rica. Nature is magnified at the hotel with the sounds of birds, monkeys, and the sea. Guests can enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings, relax around the swimming pool, or sunbathe on the beach. Fine dining in the open air restaurant compliments the 29 luxury rooms all with large decks. The hotel offers fishing, boating, snorkeling and much more. One of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. 29 rooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private bath (some with tubs), hot water, some with kitchenette, security box, laundry, restaurant, bar, room service, souvenir shop, swimming pool, parking area, tours and car rental available through front desk, English and German spoken.

Punta Islita

Hotel Punta Islita
Welcome to Hotel Punta Islita, we hope your stay with us will be delightful and relaxing, it is important for you to unwind and flow with the pace and with the inevitable surprises of the tropics. Let us change your enjoyment of nature. Nestled in the heavily forested hills of the Guanacaste Province, overlooking shimmering ocean waters. Hotel Punta Islita is a sequestered nook carved out of the untamed wildness of Costa Rica’s exotic pacific coast. A solitary outpost in a land of spellbinding beauty, this is a place where nature thrives. Time stops. And the mind, body and spirit are free. Relax in luxurious seclusion and let your cares slip away, for you are now in paradise. Hotel Punta Islita was selected as a Grand Award Winner in the 20th Annual Hideaways of the Year competition.

Rincon de la Vieja

Hacienda Lodge Guachipelin
Hacienda Lodge Guachipelín is a small mountain lodge with attractions that will keep visitors busy for days and that will remain in their memories for a lifetime. The Hacienda is surrounded by a large garden and in a tropical dry forest. From the lodge there is a beautiful view of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano. Hacienda Lodge Guachepelín is the headquarters for a reforestation project, as well there is cattle raising and dairy farming. The lodge operates tours to the three main craters of the volcano, the Jilgueros Lagoon, Las Pailas, the Sulfur Springs, the Hidden Waterfalls and more. All tours are made on horseback with a native guide from the Hacienda to the jungle and to the volcano. Hidden Waterfalls are four continuous falls located in an area covered with wild grasses and volcanic rocks. Tel: +506 2442-2818 Fax: 506 2442-1910


Belvedere Hotel
A calm, cozy hotel with family atmosphere situated in the middle of a colorful tropical garden near the slope. All 10 double – or multi bed rooms are equipped with hot water ( heated buy solar energy), steel fans, refrigerator, particularly AC. The hotel also features 2 full equipped apartments with kitchenette. In the whirlpool or in the large swimming pool placed inside the garden, you will certainly feel comfortable. From the breakfast terrace you can enjoy the view of the bay of Samara, which you can reach in a few minutes walk. Phone: +506 2656-0213, Fax: +506 2656-0213.

Hotel Giada
Hotel Giada is located at Samara’s main entrance to Playa Samara, on the main street, so close to the restaurants, shops and to the beach. It’s built and decorated in tropical style. Hotel Giada has 13 charming rooms each with private bath and balcony. Everything is there for your comfortable and pleasant stay. We offer breakfast and bar service, horse backriding, boat tours, diving, tourist information. This and a lot more to make you enjoy our tropical paradise. Eight rooms with one queen size and one single size bed. Two rooms with two queen size beds. Three rooms with one king size bed. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fan, bamboo furniture, private balcony and private bathroom with hot water.
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Mirador de Samara
Samara, a beach on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, has maintained its original charming village character. The town and its surrounding area offer a large variety of plants and exotic animals, a 5-kilometer beach with coconut palms and other tropical plants, and the shelter of a coral reef offshore. It is an excellent vacation spot, with horseback riding, surfing, cycling, boat tours, trips to nearby national parks, discos, casino, supermarkets, international-style restaurants and more. The Aparthotel Mirador de Samara is built high on a hill, about 40 meters above sea level, commanding a panoramic view of the village, beach and ocean from every room and terrace. The beach is just a five-minute walk away. A restaurant serving breakfast and private bar for guests of the Mirador adjoins the hotel in a tower with a 360-degree panoramic view. The main building consists of six large apartments, each with a fully equipped kitchen. Each apartment sleeps up to five guests. The hotel also offers a large garden area, parking and reception, and services such as safe deposit box, phone & fax, laundry, ground transfer to/from international airport, etc.
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Las Brisas del Pacíficp
The hotel Las Brisas del Pacifico lies directly on the five mile stretch of beach at Playa Samara. The hotel with its 35 rooms is basically divided into tow parts: The bungalows at the beach level, or the ocean view rooms that are set back higher up on the hill. There are two swimming pools, one near the restaurant/bar and reception area close to the beach, and the other at the upper part of the complex with panoramic view to the sea.Recreational activities in the area include tours to the national parks and biological reserves such as the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, one of the most important sites in the world, where thousands of turtles lay their eggs. Other activities in the area are horseback riding, dolphin tours, sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and much more. Tel: +506 2656-0250 Fax: +506 2656-0076


Best Western Tamarindo
The hotel offers 32 rooms, which of 15 are spacious and luxurious Villas. The Villas have a fully-equipped kitchen, private bedroom, living room, and balcony. There are one, two and three bedroom villas which sleep from 4 to 9 people. All are fully-furnished in a rich tropical motif with hand-crafted furniture made from local exotic hardwoods. All Villas and most rooms are air-conditioned and have views of the blue Pacific and of the wave majestically rolling onto the white sands of Tamarind Beach. All have color TVs and VCRs. The resort has a spectacular ocean-view swimming pool complete with a beautiful waterfall, Jacuzzi and swim-up bar. The Rancho de la Cascada Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and bocas (snacks), daily. It is located beside the swimming pool and waterfall. Tel: +506 2653-0114 Fax: +506 2653-0115

Hotel Capitan Suizo
The Hotel Capitán Suizo is located in Playa Tamarindo, one of the most beautiful pacific coast beaches in Costa Rica. Situated on the beach, the hotel is surrounded by large, native trees and lush, colorful gardens. The hotel has 8 tile roofed bungalows which are individually set into the nature, 22 spacious standard rooms with a terrace or balcony. Each unit is equipped with a telephone, fm/am radio, safety box and a small refrigerator. We also offer a 4 bedroom apartment that has a huge balcony, a spacious livingroom and kitchen. We offer a large free-form pool with warm, fresh water in a tropical environment, a open air restaurant with nternational cuisine, information desk for all activities and tours, boutique and laundry service. For those who are interested in exploring more the are we have horseback riding with our own horses, snorkeling and boat trips, sport fishing, surfing, kayaking, sailing and biking.

El Jardin del Eden
The El Jardin del Edén Hotel is located on a small hill, 500 feet or a 3 minute walk by a private causeway to the beach on gorgeous Tamarindo bay, in the northern Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. Tamarindo Beach, with more than two miles of white sand, is one of the quietest and most fascination of all the beaches along the Pacific Coast. Its particularly dry climate makes your stay pleasurable at practically any time of the year. Five villas with a total of 18 independent rooms and 2 fully equipped apartments. All rooms and apartments have air-conditioning, one or more ceiling fans, private bathrooms, hot water, refrigerator bar and safety deposit box, phone and satellite TV. Every room and apartment features an enticing view of the ocean and the magnificent tropical sunsets. Tel: +506 2653-0137 Fax: +506 2653-0111

Hotel Pasatiempo
Located only 200 meters from the ocean in Costa Rica’s most popular beach town, Ron Stewart’s Hotel Pasatiempo has become the area’s most popular oasis for both locals and visitors. The heart of the hotel is a lush garden setting with 11 comfortable bungalows nestled around the large sparkling blue swimming pool. Each bungalow, named after memorable local beaches, has an original hand painted mural and are comfortably equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans and private baths with hot water. Every room opens to a patio with a hammock, for reading, rest or just a lazy way to enjoy the tropical landscape right at your doorstep. Hotel Pasatiempo has recently expanded its oasis with two one-bedroom suites designed for spaciousness and tranquility. Under a beautiful teak and palm-thatched rancho, adjacent to the pool and bungalow is Pasatiempo’s popular Bar and Restaurant. The first-class restaurant offers a continental breakfast, which is included, and a diverse, international menu for lunch and dinner at moderate prices. Our rates are reasonable, our service extraordinary and our atmosphere gives you the feeling you’d been here before… Tel: 506 2653-0096 Fax: +506 2653-0275

Hotel Pueblo Dorado
The Pueblo Dorado is on Tamarindo Beach on the Pacific Ocean in the province of Guanacaste. The hotel is an ideal place where you can enjoy the sun, the beach, which is only 100 mts from the hotel, and all that nature offers you. It has twenty-eight rooms with its own private bathroom, air-conditioning, and its own security box. The hotel also has a swimming pool. Information and arrangement of tours, car rental, and other activities in the region are some things that the Pueblo Dorado can help you with when you enjoy your stay. Tel: +506 2222-5741 or 2653-0008 Fax: +506 2653-0013

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