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“Enter at Office Tower” 4 of 5 stars
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Santuary Resort and Spa
Playa Azul Marbella, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Modesto, California
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“Enter at Office Tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

The food and crew at the Sanctuary was wonderful. We had a nice room right above the office with an "over the trees" view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Prices were very reasonable but above all the staff was great. They were constantly providing us with whatever we needed without interfering with our solitude.
While the drive from Liberia Airport is not too long, it can be a bit confusing if you aren't careful about being attentive to your map. The biggest negative of our trip was day one. After driving for a couple of hours and using a number of Sanctuary Resort signs along the route, when you get real close, watch out! There is no sign, nada, to direct you to the last turn off the road. Heading south, turn right at the Office Tower sign across from the school.... You are welcome. Thanks Alfredo "Fettuccine" and "Possible" you two were great!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2009

This place is beautiful. July is rainy season in Costa Rica but I had great weather while there. The Santuary is off the beaten path literally. You have to drive on several dirt roads to get to the resort. My friends and I loved it. It's far from any night life so don't expect it. It's a great resort to get away from the concrete jungle and really appreciate the splendor of a real jungle. There are only 2 restaurants on the property but food was excellent. There's a tour desk there as well. I recommend the Arenal Tour and the Canopy Tour, both were great. The beach has black sand and pretty big waves.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Santuary Resort and Spa

Address: Playa Azul Marbella, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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