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Giardino Tropicale

#4 of 22 Hotels in Nosara
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Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was excellent. They accommodated my late arrival. The pool was nice, and the breakfast was perfect. Honor bar with cold beers for after-hours relaxation. Overall, a very nice hotel in Playa Guiones.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The world has a second Shagri-La, a hidden tropical gem beyond the mountains of Guanacaste CR. on the Pacific. My wife I spend 2 wonder weeks here in Jan 2016. Immersed and mesmerized by the exotic tropic plants, palms and trees meticulously maintained on the hillside grounds. Gorgeous exotic flowers, the calls of the Howler monkeys, the myriad of different... More 

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Andover, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Staff and accommodations at Giardino are wonderful. The rooms are very clean and the grounds are beautiful. I have stayed a few times and each time and enjoy the place even more. The friendly staff, and affordable rates make it an easy decision when choosing a place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled with my Mom to Nosara for a little R&R and surf time. We struggled to figure out where to stay in playa guiones, the main surf sand beach area. Giardino was by far the nicest of the places we found. You are treated like family on arrival by Enrique and Specialle, a couple who run the operation and... More 

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surf is great, Enrique and Specialle are great and the atmosphere is relaxed. If you need to clock some serious hammock time while sipping some of the best coffee on the planet, this is the place. Everything within walking distance food is clean, good and healthy. People are incredibly kind, and the weather is perfect. Surf school located on the... More 

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Spacialle, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and sweet description of our spot! We appreciate that you were able to really get into the hammock lifestyle and enjoy the pool area while getting so many surf sessions in! And we couldn't agree more about our friendship! Giardino has always been known as a meeting place for old and new friends! We can't wait... More 

Toronto, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family spent two weeks at Hotel Giadarno Tropicale during the Christmas 2015 season. Our experience was absolutely phenomenal and we are very confident in recommending this hotel to anyone travelling to the Nosara area. We spent 5 days in the “Ranchero” which our daughter aptly nicknamed “The Treehouse.” She had an absolute blast recalling her fond childhood memories of... More 

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Spacialle, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

We loved having your family here over the holidays and really appreciate your comments on the spaces, especially of the rancho chalet. That special room was designed as a tribute to the Swiss honeymoon cabin of the owners, it really has some magic! Thank you for mentioning the gardens, lovingly cared for by Wilson every day so your eyes can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had an amazing 4 night stay at Giardino Tropicale thanks to the wonderful Spacialle & Enrique! The location is great, the villas are clean and comfortable - the perfect holiday destination. I was also able to rent a great 5'11" surf board from the surf school they have which was awesome. Highly recommend staying and we'd... More 

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Spacialle, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

We're so grateful you had a good stay! Thank you for lovin' our animals, who are always available for extra affection from travelers who may be missing their furry buddies! Glad you enjoyed the board and got some good surf in while here! Thanks so much for your comments about us and the place, it's a pleasure to assist the... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I stayed at the wonderful Giardino Tropicale in Nosara for one week of a two week holiday in December 2015. The place is a bona fide botanical garden with numbered plants and a guide book to the species idea broom. It has wonderful air conditioned rooms with outdoor showers and kitchens all arranged around a lovely... More 

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Spacialle, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Thank you for spending part of your holiday with us, we loved your visit! And thanks for mentioning the garden guide book! The numbered plants all over the premises are part of a program we took on with the Costa Rican tourism board to help educate guests about local plants. Thank you for your comments about our ambiance, people and... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stayed for 5 nights during high season. The property was full and yet Spacialle (the on site manager) kept track of all of our desired activities and made all the arrangements for us! We did a canopy tour (zip line), horseback riding on the beach and surfing lessons. The last night, we went to La Luna for a sunset... More 

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Spacialle, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments! It was a breeze to keep you all organized with fun activities and you made some great choices! We're so glad you were able to enjoy so much of what Nosara has to offer! Thank you for noting the hammocks and the pool, both are popular highlights of our place, as well as... More 

Fullerton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were on our last leg trying to find a place to stay in the rain and muddy roads. We pulled into the parking lot and were greeted warmly and had a great price for rooms with kitchens. We love to cook our own food. The pool and grounds are well kept. The walk to the beach is easy and... More 

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Spacialle, General Manager at Giardino Tropicale, responded to this review

We're so glad we were able to top off your trip with ease and comfort! Thank you for finding us and taking the time to tell the world! Four of our rooms have full kitchens; we find that people love this aspect, giving folks the freedom to cook, snack and not be forced to eat out every meal. Mi casa,... More 

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