Ecoplaya is a peaceful, friendly resort which focuses on helping guests optimize their stay in Costa Rica. Their events manager, Humberto (oom-bear-toe), is more than resourceful and goes out of his way to help customers feel comfortable and plan little getaways. If all you want to do is just get some quiet R&R, this is the place to be - beautiful, serene, nestled in nature like a holiday ought to be.
The restaurant serves authentic Costa Rican cuisine and fresh juices at prices that do not burn a hole in your budget. The bartender rustles up some exotic tongue-ticklers too.
Local markets are reasonably well stocked (there's one within walking distance of the Ecoplaya entrance).
Ok, so having outlined what's good about the place....now for the stuff to watch out for. The approach from the main highway to the resort (almost 11 km) is not very well paved. You'll need a 4WD SUV equivalent to get by, especially when it rains. Even though the place is relatively safe, you don't want to get stranded at night. Bus service is sketchy. Always keep your passport with you.
The resort also gets booked by large local groups for weekend parties that go on with loud music all night. You might want to ask ahead of time whether any large group is also booked at the same time as your visit.
Places we visited that we liked:
- Corobici National Park
- Arenal National Park (must see...lots of exotic flora and fauna and overall natural beauty)
- A quick day trip across the border to Nicaragua, to "Gringo Lane" in the city of Granada (beautiful cut-stone cutlery).
- Also Known As:
- Ecoplaya Beach Hotel La Cruz
- Ecoplaya Beach Hotel
- Ecoplaya Beach Resort Costa Rica/La Cruz, Guanacaste
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