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Hotel El Manglar

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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 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about our week long stay at the "El Manglar". The hotel itself is just beautiful ! Just a couple 100 meter walk through a gorgeous jungle trail and your on Playa Grande beach. Surf was awesome and so were our hosts. Very friendly,as it seems all Costa Ricans are, and made us feel so comfortable.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay at the Manglar around 3 times a year for the last 3 years. It's located in a REALLY LOVELY & BEST BEACH EVER seen in my life. The best part is that is located 100m from the beach with private way to it and is locate in a not bussy part of the beach, which is pretty nice... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was perfect! 1 minute walk to the long and beautiful Playa Grande! The room was big and the bed comfortable. A little market and 2 restaurants are 2 minutes walk away! The owner gave us a surf class, this day was perfect! If i go back to Costa Rica, i'll clearly visite this place again!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great relaxed Hotel - beach is a 2 minute walk through the trees - it's enormous. Great sunsets on the beach. Hotel has a lovely pool and chilled out atmosphere. While I was there, no cafe/food was available but there is a shop nearby and nice places for dining out. Some ants in our villa - in the kitchen area.... More 

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

Greetings, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We hope your experience was unique in the Hotel El Manglar! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stayed here for two nights with two girlfriends. On arrival we were met by Ariel(?) who gave us a really great low down of the area and what we could do. Our rooms were really spacious although one of them had got a bit of an ant infestation. Our rooms looked out onto the pool which was clean and a... More 

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Greetings, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We hope your experience was unique in the Hotel El Manglar! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

El Manglar has various types of rooms to suit your needs, depending on who you're traveling with and how many. The place is beautiful, well kept and the staff are super friendly. Whether it's a one night stay or even dropping by to say hi, El Manglar is one of the best places to go in Playa Grande. Their private... More 

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Greetings, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We hope your experience was unique in the Hotel El Manglar! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville Manager More 

Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stayed in a standard room and it was perfect, We were able to fit all of our surf boards. We did not want an AC room and we had plenty of fans! The staff was extremely helpful and we even surfed with them one night! So amazing! The rooms were clean and perfect! I would go back 100 times... More 

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Greetings, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We hope your experience was unique in the Hotel El Manglar! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I had the absolute best time at the Manglar! Just a minute away from a beautiful, quiet beach. Perfect to surf, swim, or just relax. The hotel has everything you might wish for. A pool, slackline, ping pong table, basketball court, fully equipped kitchen area and much more. The rooms are really nice and clean. I loved the atmosphere, everyone... More 

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Greetings, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We hope your experience was unique in the Hotel El Manglar! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville Manager More 

Greenfield, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

El Manglar has various types of rooms to fit your needs and price range. There are hostel rooms, standard rooms, villas, and even an apartment for larger groups. I stayed in a standard room which had all the basics: full bathroom, mini fridge, comfortable bed, fans. There is a communal outdoor kitchen that has all the things you need to... More 

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Greetings, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We hope your experience was unique in the Hotel El Manglar! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville Manager More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The location is right on the beach and the villa rooms are well designed with great amenities including outdoor barbecues surrounding an inviting and refreshing pool. The vibe is young, friendly and casual. There are places to store or rent a board and there is a great cafe right next door.

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Greetings, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We hope your experience was unique in the Hotel El Manglar! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville Manager More 

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