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Central America Oceanfront Hotels

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Ocotal Beach Resort (Playa Ocotal) 3.5 of 5
$80 and up *
#1 of 1 hotels in Playa Ocotal
73 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
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Costa Paraiso (Dominical)
$99 and up *
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#1 of 11 hotels in Dominical
4 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "national parks and towns. The resort is set on the ocean. The food was fabulous too. When we return to Costa Rica, we are staying here...."
  • "table, a view of the ocean and surrounded by foliage. Costa is right on the ocean, but the section in front of the hotel is a kind of rocky cove not recommended for bathing..."
Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa (Gulf of Papagayo) 4.0 of 5
$213 and up *
Special Rate $104/person $50 credit
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#5 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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Paraiso Beach Hotel (Big Corn Island) 2.5 of 5
$68 and up *
#4 of 7 hotels in Big Corn Island
50 travelers mentioned "beach hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "We just got back from 3 weeks at Paraiso Beach Hotel on Big Corn Island. We enjoyed our cabana and it was handy to have a shot of cool air conditioning in the evening before going..."
  • "The wife and I stayed at the Paraiso Beach Hotel on Big Corn Island. This was the highlight of our stay on the islands. The cabanas are cozy with hammock to lounge around in.. They..."
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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort (Drake Bay)
$75 and up *
#5 of 8 hotels in Drake Bay
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
Iguana Lodge (Puerto Jimenez) 3.5 of 5
$83 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Bargain
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#5 of 16 hotels in Puerto Jimenez
4 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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#1 of 2 hotels in Rio Hato
97 travelers mentioned "beach resort" and "beach hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "In almost all aspects, this place is a luxury 5 star beach resort, surrounded by gorgeous landscape and gardens. Beach club shared with the neighboring villas is also a very nice..."
  • "This hotel is by far the best beach hotel in the entire country of Panama. Best food, great rooms, excellent staff and fabulous beach and pools. THe only negative I can say is I..."
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The Beach House (West End)
$174 and up *
#3 of 9 hotels in West End
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The rooms are right on the ocean and you can hear the waves rolling in... the staff is lovely and accommodating, and the rooms are beautiful! Would definitely recommend and return..."
  • "We stayed in room F and were absolutely surprised at how quiet the room was being right on the ocean. We look forward to our next visit! ..."
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Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins)
$170 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Service | Romance | Small Hotels
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#1 of 11 hotels in Hopkins
5 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "A fun, relaxing, somewhat quaint and very unique resort, on the ocean about a 30 minute boat ride to the reef for diving, and easily accessed via local air transfers from Belize..."
  • "I stayed in a beachfront room which I would do again as I love being right on the ocean. There is a great selection of land trips, but I was there for the scuba diving. It was my..."
Seagrape Plantation Resort (West End)
$69 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Bargain
#2 of 9 hotels in West End
44 travelers mentioned "beach side bungalows" and "beachfront bungalows" when describing this hotel.
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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat (Santa Teresa) 4.0 of 5
$159 and up *
Special Price 30% off room rate
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#13 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
5 travelers mentioned "onto the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Stayed in bungalow 1 which looks right out onto the ocean. A gorgeous tropical room with a gorgeous view. The food was excellent and the service top notch. Everyone so friendly and..."
  • "smoothies after class! If you want to be on the ocean in Costa Rica...PRANAMAR IS YOUR PLACE! :) Regina B. Robbins Burlington, Vermont..."
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Hotel Riu Guanacaste (Sardinal) 4.0 of 5
$201 and up *
Special Offer Exclusive Reward!
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#2 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
4 travelers mentioned "by the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The massages on the beach are great whoever you use and much cheaper than the hotel and you get to be by the ocean. The souvenirs at beach are good prices and you can haggle a bit..."
  • "The hotel is situated right on the ocean, and the beach was fantastic. Someone comes to pick up stray trash in the early morning, so the beach itself is quite clean. The water was..."
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Mystic River Resort (San Ignacio) 3.5 of 5
$256 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Service | Romance Special Offer 20% OFF 3 NIGHTS ALL...
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#3 of 17 hotels in San Ignacio
18 travelers mentioned "beach resorts" and "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "And boy, are we glad that we did. Beach resorts are a dime a dozen, and frankly, after several Caribbean vacations, they all start to look the same after a while. But the..."
  • "We stayed at the Coco Beach Resort and it was very nice and I recommend it too. That's another story. Again, if I could do this trip again, I would have given up a night or two on..."
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The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal) 4.0 of 5
$304 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels
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#1 of 3 hotels in Playa Conchal
5 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "This resort is on the ocean but you can still go on adventure tours to the rainforests and volcano, but plan to get up very early and come home very late. Personally, I do not want..."
  • "Take advantage of this! There is much to see!! The hotel is on the ocean, but you can not see the ocean from any of the accommodations. Costa Rican law prohibits them from..."
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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.5 of 5
$253 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels | Luxury | Romance Special Offer Green Season Value
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#3 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
6 travelers mentioned "on an ocean" and "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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Koko Resort (Isla Colon)
$99 and up *
#1 of 24 hotels in Isla Colon
14 travelers mentioned "beach resort" and "beachfront location" when describing this hotel.
  • "I guess they're just trying to keep away people who think they're headed to tropical beach resort. But those people deserve the wake-up call. Not that there's anything wrong with..."
  • "While this may be a turn-off for some, it was appealing to us since we would have a beachfront location. The are is a residential neighborhood that adds more of a true Panamanian..."
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Hotel Capitan Suizo (Tamarindo) 3.5 of 5
$158 and up *
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#4 of 22 hotels in Tamarindo
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "El Capitan Suizo (on Conde Nast's list of the 10 best Central American hotels) is a smallish resort right on the ocean. They only have room for 150 guests, and the number of staff..."
  • "choice. The property is tucked away in a lush tropical garden setting on the ocean, just outside the town itself, which is accessible either by walk on the beach or a 2..."
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Hotel Club del Mar (Jaco) 3.5 of 5
$45 and up *
#8 of 42 hotels in Jaco
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "It's right on the ocean, the rooms are spacious and beautiful and the pool is just heavenly. The owner is friendly and accomodating. He cares for his guests like family while at..."
  • "The hotel is right on the ocean, which made for some gorgeous photos. The room was nice. Beds & pillows comfy. The a/c was GREAT! Our room had a balcony facing the pool and..."
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Tranquility Bay Resort (Ambergris Caye)
$125 and up *
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#20 of 57 hotels in Ambergris Caye
134 travelers mentioned "beach/resort" and "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "The beach is gorgeous, with my favorite view from the reef looking back at the beach/resort. The snorkeling was endless and safe for my kids... Who transformed into little fish..."
  • "We were looking for a beautiful but simple beach resort in Belize where we could snorkel right from the beach. We definitely found it at Tranquility Bay, which lives up to its name..."
Hotel Si Como No (Manuel Antonio National Park) 3.5 of 5
$209 and up *
Special Rate 4 x 3
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#12 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We were going to splurge on the ocean view room as this was the last stop on our get-away. We got to the hotel, checked in, and they let us into our room. It was at the top of the..."
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Almond Beach Resort (Hopkins) 3.5 of 5
$174 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels
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#7 of 11 hotels in Hopkins
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Our room was right on the ocean and was perfect. We stayed in a room with a TV, which was something we wanted since we were traveling with an 8 year old. Since we arrived with..."
  • "Almond Beach Resort was clean, on the ocean, walkable to the very small village of Hopkins. Don't get a room next to the A/C units because they are loud. The most impressive thing..."
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Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort (Isla Colon) 4.0 of 5
$129 and up *
#11 of 24 hotels in Isla Colon
29 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "Stayed for 3 days after Christmas , was your typical caribbean beach resort but from what we could tell was the nicest place in the area. Rooms were clean, beds were super..."
  • "It's a bit of a stretch to call it a beach resort, but I would recommend a stay here as the best choice if you are going to Bocas del Toro. My honest opinion is that tourism in..."
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Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel (Playa Hermosa) 3.5 of 5
$149 and up *
#2 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "on an ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel is right on the ocean, which is very nice. There's a fantastic restaurant onsite. The rooms are large -- a bedroom, bath, and living room suite. We chose not to have ocean..."
  • "We splurged on an ocean view room and it was totally worth it. We were right on the beach with a big balcony and hot tub. The beach was ideal with warm, shallow water that you..."
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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica (Santa Cruz) 4.5 of 5
$230 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Luxury Special Offer Free Night & $25 Credit
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#1 of 8 hotels in Santa Cruz
6 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We had two nice ground level rooms ( on the ocean side) which were very convenient with kids. Very comfortable beds and bedding. The beach had a red flag warning when we arrived..."
  • "Now on the ocean view room. We paid extra for the delux ocean view room. In my opinion, do not bother. When we first checked in, I asked if there is any tree in front of our balcony..."
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Casa Canada (Big Corn Island)
$101 and up *
#3 of 7 hotels in Big Corn Island
35 travelers mentioned "beach hotel" when describing this hotel.
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Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama (Panama City) 5.0 of 5
$185 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels Special Offer Daily Breakfast for Two
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#7 of 107 hotels in Panama City
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is a beautifully luxurious hotel right on the ocean with world class amenities. The infinity pool is breathtaking. The rooms were extremely comfortable and had everything you..."
  • "This place is great and really not so expensive for what it is ! the pools on the 13th floor with no border and view on the ocean is awesome ! The people working are very..."
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Cahal Pech Village Resort (San Ignacio) 3.0 of 5
$100 and up *
#13 of 17 hotels in San Ignacio
4 travelers mentioned "beach resort" and "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "We arranged a package deal with Cahal Pech that included 4 days here and 3 at Banana Beach resort in Ambergris Caye, which is a really nice way to get flavors of what both inland..."
  • "We opted for the hotel stay since we would be in a thatched hut on the beach on the last journey of our vacation. WE were on the third floor and the view takes your breath away..."
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Hotel La Mariposa (Manuel Antonio National Park) 3.5 of 5
$163 and up *
Special Price 25% off room rate
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#14 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "onto the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We stayed in a premier ocean view room that is huge with a great balcony looking out on the ocean. The view is just unreal from the room or really any spot at the hotel. The room..."
  • "They gave us an upgrade-we had rented two rooms-the upgrade gave us a joint balcony that looked out onto the ocean. The views were spectacular. The rooms were very large and..."
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Pirate Cove (Drake Bay) 2.0 of 5
$188 and up *
#6 of 8 hotels in Drake Bay
32 travelers mentioned "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "If you want to do more than just sit on a beach (although the beach is lovely) then this is a great place. The food is hearty but not top restaurant standard and the rooms are good..."
  • "The location is perfect, with a well constructed wood walkways and stairs heading to the beach, which was easy for me to navigate. There is a beautiful swimming area with sandy..."
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#5 of 27 Leon B&B and Inns
2 travelers mentioned "close to the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The location is amazing, it's so close to the ocean! It's awesome being able to watch the surf while you're having breakfast or sitting in a rocking chair or lying in a hammock. It..."
  • "The view was amazing and the resort sits right on the ocean. The accommodations were as expected. I stayed on the non beach side in one of the AC rooms. So if you are looking..."