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Giardino Tropicale

#5 of 21 Hotels in Nosara
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Playa Guiones, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
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  • 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The casual and trusting nature that this hotel is run by Special and her team is exactly what we needed after our long drive from Arenal. We were greeted by name and personally escorted to our junior suite. The rooms are kept in excellent condition, especially considering the wear and tear they must face from guests coming back from the... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 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 

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Berkeley, California
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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 

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Hollywood, Florida
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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!.

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New York, NY
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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 

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Denver, Colorado
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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 

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Northern Cal
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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 

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Los Angeles, California
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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 

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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 

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