We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Giardino Tropicale

#5 of 21 Hotels in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Playa Guiones, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
Offers & Announcements
20% off room rate
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work directly with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Giardino Tropicale
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Giardino Tropicale
Add Photo

180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    132
    38
    5
    1
    4
See reviews for
53
59
14
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (39)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (180)
  • Mar-May only
    (80)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (29)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (19)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (52)
All months
Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent place to stay in Nosara! I was there for 10 days, had a wonderful room (upper floor, mid-canopy level) so could easily see birds, monkeys, and squirrels, and hear the wonderful howler monkeys singing every day. Also had a lovely porch with a big hammock, perfect for reading in the late afternoon/early evening. Best pool, I think, of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We vacationed in Nosara for 10 days after having done considerable research into the perfect locale in Costa Rica to fit our needs. Our priority list included; relative seclusion from the typical tourist scene, organic food, great beaches, the convenience to walk everywhere, close proximity to nature, environmentally minded community, and high quality lodging. Nosara and Giardino Tropicale did not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After booking a Yoga & Surf Retreat in Montezuma for 7 days, I did a lot of looking at hotels in Nosara. Trip Advisor totally lead me to the best place to stay! After reading all the wonderful reviews I was so excited to come to Nosara & stay @ Giardino Tropicale. Plus traveling solo I needed to feel safe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Berkeley, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

For the fourth time, we checked into Giardino Tropicale. In the heat of April, having the best lap pool in town made it the place to be. Bike & surfboard rentals, with lessons by Enrique, is a great new addition, along with Spacialle as the new manager. The layout and friendly staff makes it seem like a stay with extended... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Spacialle and Enrique have taken an already lovely spot and created a a charming and restorative environment with a chilled out vibe which have earned high marks in customer service. The surfing instruction is direct and effective and the waves endless, so come discover this beachfront and all it has to offer. Making my rezzy for next year already!.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, NY
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Having JUST returned from Costa Rica and still reeling through our stay at Gioradano Tropicale, I wanted to leave a note and keep it simple for future travelers on the hunt for a place to stay. First and foremost our time at Giordano Tropicale was amazing! Notes: - The property is great, surrounded by trees and wildlife you feel like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I can't say enough about Giardino Trapicale. It is amazing, and a breath of fresh air. If you want to feel like you are in Hawaii at a 5 star resort, this is not your place, but neither is Nosara. The roads are rough, but look at it as an adventure - you four-wheel to lunch! The is getting back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northern Cal
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My family stayed here for a week in March/April 2015. The caretakers were friendly, and always available to answer questions about places to eat, things to do, directions, etc. Our room was clean and comfortable, but very small for 4 people (Room C). The hotel grounds were pretty, well maintained and private, but I would point out that this hotel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is my second year in a row visiting the Tropicale and hard to believe that it was even better than the last time. Our stay was wonderful. This year we had the pleasure of having Spacialle and Enrique as our guides. Wow are they great. Spacialle was awesome. When I needed something she magically had it, from homemade goodies,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
MYM357, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice words, Rod! Those kinds of observations definitely motivate us to continue sharing and serving in the complete way we do! We definitely strive to make it feel like everyone's home here! And thanks for sharing about our surf school's offerings, it's true, we have a new building full of rentable surfboards and bicycles... More 

New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a little hidden gem. While the hotel is simple and clean, what makes it really special is the people who run it. Incredible Customer service with the Costa Rican smile on is simply woven in the fiber of this dedicated staff . I promise that you will come back with sunshine in your heart !

Was this review helpful? Yes
MYM357, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing our dedicated staff, Naheima! Their happy work vibe and our personalized customer service is a source of pride here at Giardino Tropicale. How sweet to think we send people with sunshine in their hearts! Offering up more for your next trip, come back soon! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

129 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (72)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (20)
Viewed
View from room (11)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (57)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (8)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (18)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay