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Hotel El Manglar

Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed there while just passing through playa grande and I really enjoyed it. It was very affordable, good amenities, and quiet. Sergio was super helpful in helping me get places to stay further down the line. Would definitely go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very friendly and helpful owners. Hotel is used mainly by serious surfers who are out early on the beach and back at sunset and early to bed after a day of surfing. When we first arrived we were worried that it would be an allnight party place, but far from it. The villa rooms are actually ground floor apartments in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We decided to skip the touristy, Tamarindo and stayed at Hotel El Manglar in Playa Grande. It was the BEST decision we made! The hotel has a beautiful backdrop and is about a minute walk to the beach, which is completely deserted. There is a shared kitchen, pool, and surfboard/boogie board rentals. The rooms were basic, but clean. The three... More 

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel El Manglar, responded to this review

Dear Brittany, Thank you for choosing us to spend your holidays with us! We really appreciate taking your time to share your experience! It was a pleasure to have you in our paradise and Hotel! Hope we can see you soon! Best regards, Federico de Mezerville More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful location with private beach-access. For all surfers who wanna walk to the beach and njoy surfing a beach break. No crowds, less people. Amazing for relaxation. If you need nightlife Tamarindo is walking distance from here. Just cross the river while low-tide or cross by water taxi. Grande is still a small surfing-community with a few restaurants which are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have visited Hotel El Manglar for the first time this year and have to say that I was overwhelmed. I loved the beach (Playa Grande), which is almost private, since the only entrance to this part of the beach is located on private property, which means that there are times of teh dayx when you have the entrie beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

El Manglar is a gem of a place in Playa Grande. We stayed there for almost 2 weeks in their Villa. It has a one bedroom (with AC) suite with kitchen. Nothing fancy or ornate ... but very clean. Staff is great and the grounds are kept up well. It is quiet and safe. Love that they had secure parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed two nights at El Manglar. We had a basic room with a fan. The room could have used some work and a paint job but it was really clean. The site itself is exceptionnel, lots of trees, beautiful pool amd a kitchen area. It's 30 seconds walk from the beach wich is awesome. The staff was nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had heard many things about traveling in Costa Rica, the bugs would be bad, the rooms would be terrible, it would be dangerous for two young girls traveling alone. Needless to say upon my arrival I was quite intimidated... Then the Hotel El Manglar opened up its gates and I was greeted by a friendly smiling face. The 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We loved this small intimate hotel/hostel/pension run by an amazing family of warm and welcoming people. They have a restaurant nearby at another hotel they own, that rivals any 4-5 star restaurant in Santa Barbara where we live. Everything was fresh and made from scratch. The atmosphere was beautiful each night while we dined. We left for Monteverde and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This place is amazing! This is what I search for when I travel! The beach and area speak for themselves. Incredible waves, secluded beach, clear water! And since the surrounding area is a protected national park it is pristine and largely un-interfered with by humans. And the people working in El Manglar are soooo cool. They are the type of... More 

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Federico d, Gerente at Hotel El Manglar, responded to this review

Dear Cody, Thank you for choosing us for your Holidays! We really appreciate your time to share your trip! with us! it was a pleasure to have you around! Best regards, Federico de Mezerville More 

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Address: Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
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Number of rooms: 11
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