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Hotel Arena Blanca

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   150 meters east off the end of the beach, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 7 hotels in Playa Carrillo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010
JPCD11RF Dublin, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

We travelled by public bus from San Jose and on the way back by Interbus picked up directly in the hotel and saves about an hour on the trip (but at a price!) We stayed 3 nights here to get away for a winter sun break. Booked hotel from an Irish website. Playa Carrillo was almost perfect. The locals were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel Arena Blanca for three nights. Overall, we loved everything about the hotel except for our room. The room, although large, was not well-cleaned. There were many bugs (a few mosquitos and moths, a gecko, many spiders, dozens of millipedes, many termites living in (and hollowing out) the bathroom door) in the room, there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

We stayed in the Arena Blanca Hotel in Playa Carrillo for 4 nights at the end of our Costa Rica trip. We have seen so many great locations and also some other hotels and lodges on our tour by car through this lovely country. But this combination (location, stuff and hotel) was the best of all at all events. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

We are a Norwegian family of four, mummy, daddy and two boys – aged 9mnths and four years old. We travelled in Costa Rica for five weeks. Our first stop was Samara, and thanks to bad planning and good luck we ended up at the Arena Blanca and stayed there for two weeks (28th of December – leaving 9th of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2009

We spent a week with Teo (the owner) and staff, and had the most wonderful time you could imagine. My wife, daughter, and family friend and her two children spent two weeks in Costa Rica, we flew into Liberia, and got a shuttle bus to take us the two hour drive down to Playa Carillo. From the minute we arrived... More

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Address: 150 meters east off the end of the beach, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arena Blanca 3*
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Hotel Arena Blanca Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Hotel Arena Blanca is situated in Playa Carrillo, in the province of Guanacaste, scarcely 150 meters from the beach. Carrillo is one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica; it is a place where you can find peace and relaxation. Howling monkeys, iguanas, deer and birds singing accompany your breakfast, lunch or dinner in our restaurant with international food. On the weekends you can enjoy live music at the bar. ... more   less 
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