My wife and I have been going to the "Iguana"since the early 90's,as it was always a favorite even as we watched CR become too "Americanized"for our taste(we live several months each year in Nicaragua),and just returned there after a 7 year absence .We were not disappointed!!
David still the owner,Roberto still there,and desk manager William(very helpful,and best of all,he answered e-mail in a rapid timely manner,a rarity for many places!),and Ana!Wish we could have brought her back with us-beside her "do any thing for you "personality,ask her to make a fruit punch(with or without rum!)GREAT!
No where will you beat the view at sunset,and,because we had a great low tide,walking the beach was very easy with great shelling.Other Ticos on the beach and all were friendly.
In our opinion,the food throughout the years has remained excellent and the choices are always varied and excellent.Those lucky enough to be there when David gets his grill going are in for a taste treat!
Since we spend lots of time in Central America,I would be remiss if I didn't comment on others complaints--rooms too plain,music too loud,place too remote,maid in our room,food not enough choices,AC too loud etc.--read your damn guide book and go where the masses go!,
The Iguana remains what it has always been-a great place,with amazing sunsets,off the beaten(trodden!!)Costa Rican path.We will continue to return!
I neglected to say we had friends with us who "loved the place!"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Iguanazul is located in the northern province of Guanacaste, on the Nicoya Peninsula at Playa Junquillal, 35km south of Tamarindo, over a cliff right in front of the Pacific Ocean, a quiet place where you can enjoy a white sand, almost deserted beach, world class surf breaks, great snorkling, spectacular sunsets and more! Our nearby beaches are all pristine and you can walk virtually undisturbed for hours and hours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Iguanazul Costa Rica/Guanacaste