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Hotel Iguanazul

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Playa Junquillal, Santa Cruz 130-5150, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Medford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Iggy has a million dollar view that won't break your budget! I discovered the Iguanazul in 1993 and have been back every year thereafter. There is no better place to see a sun-set than on the cliffs of the Iguanazul. Hence why their Happy Hour is the place to be! Pura Vida.

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tamarindo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a business owner in Guanacaste and have lived here since 2003 and was compelled to advise people that this is by far the best getaway for everyone. Set on a palm covered cliff side over looking a open ocean reef, and Playa blanca, a small secluded white sand beach. The rooms are spacious, the restaurant was excellent, and service... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful recommendation! We're really excited to be a part of the Guanacaste community. Don loves having locals drop in for a drink, an event or just to watch the beautiful sunset. If you haven't already please check out our website, we're always looking for local businesses to reciprocate with. Pura Vida! More 

Glenwood, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Iquanazul hotel in February. We've stayed at this hotel off and on (mostly on) since 1998. I guess it's obvious that we love the place. It is under new ownership now and the new owner, Donny, is very personable and friendly. All the other reviews seemed to cover the new bedding etc. so... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

We're so glad you love the NEW Hotel Iguanazul! You can always refer to the new website at hoteliguanazul.com and our Facebook and Twitter pages to find out what's going on at the hotel. Can't wait to see you back! More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started off by staying at the JW Marriott in Playa Manzita. The hotel was very nice and the staff was outstanding. After a few days we fell upon a small hotel on Playa Blanca beach. The hotel has 25 rooms and has the best beach in Costa Rica and view. The rooms are a little rustic but the bed... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Staci! We're delighted that you enjoyed our little paradise by the sea and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Costa Rica! Pura Vide! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother and I had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Iguanazul for one night during our one week trip to explore Costa Rica. I was not expecting such a beautiful spot directly in the ocean. The pictures were deceiving on there website. The beaches were beautiful and the local kids were out chasing schools of fish in the... More 

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IguanazulHotel, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Thanks so much for your review! We're delighted that you had a wonderful time at the Hotel Iguanazul and hope that you'll come back and visit us soon! More 

Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

While I was on vacation in January, we stayed at Hotel Iguanazul. We woke one more to find that a large part of a tree had fallen on top of our car in the hotel parking lot. We didn't notice any damage at that time but on checkout we found two large dents. We promptly let front desk know and... More 

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HotelIguanazul, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, I am so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at the Hotel Iguanazul. I was not informed of your incident and only discovered it upon reading this review. Again, I sincerely apologize. We've just taken over the hotel and are training the staff. This is my fault for not having a process in place to... More 

Clarkston, Washington
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We would not return. Spiders and ants in room, terrible dinner, overpriced, pool dirty, BUT the sunset was beautiful.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#.

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HotelIguanazul, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Iguanazul, responded to this review

Hi Linda, I'm so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at the Hotel Iguanazul. I apologize. We're just in the process of re-training all of the staff and I suspect that the process of doing so is not yet complete. Can you please email me with the details? I'd like to bring it to the attention of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The new owners have transformed this boutique hotel into the spot to be. The expat community congregate daily to enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world. The sun disappears into the Pacific directly in front of the hotel. Look at the website or Google Iguanazul sunsets to get a sneak peak of what you'll see. Once you experience... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The new owner of the Hotel has done an excellent job of sprucing the place up in a short time. He said there is more to come. Stayed there for the last two nights with a room overlooking the ocean. Brand new beds and linens, very clean. The restaurant menu was inventive, taking advantage of the great local foods available.... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have wonderful memories from this great place! We stayed here twice over a year ago but are in the area right now, in Playa Negra. We drove over to see Iguanazul, 2 days ago. There's a new owner that's really dolling the place up with improvements. We love the location, service and food. The Mango Margaritas are to die... More 

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