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high springs fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I always love visiting this place when in junquillal. Andy has been my beach buddy for a few years now and hanging with her is always the highlight of my trip since I am a dog lover. I have known Alice for over a decade and she has helped me anytime and anyway she can. She knows the area and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great place to stay with a family. The staff were very courteous to us and provided great information about the area, which included what to do and where to eat. I would highly recommend staying here as its a close walk / drive to the beach and is really quiet and relaxing. The turtle release was literally 5 minute walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The Guacamaya Lodge was a beautiful lodge. I wish we could have stayed longer. We were able to see and listen to the howler monkeys each morning while sipping our coffee from our lanai. We could hear the waves crashing from the beach which is only a little walk away. We were the only ones on the beach too! Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

The Guacamaya Lodge is near the best beaches. All Guacamaya team is prepared to serve. The food is very tasty and elaborate. Thank Guacamaya time! When I return to Costa Rica, I'll be staying in Guacamaya Lodge for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Guacamaya was a saving grace. After a disastrous airbnb, we spent two nights at Guacamaya, and absolutely loved it. It was the perfect end to a trip across Costa Rica. The grounds, facilities and rooms are remarkably well-maintained. It is a pretty simple set-up, but it has everything you need. The staff was also lovely and very accommodating. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 night in this Lodge and couldn't be happier. Accommodations are lovely: little villas with spacious bedroom and bathroom. Pool is clean and garden is very well taken care off. We were also amazed by the food (the juice in the morning was great). Finally, the beach is accessible with a few minutes walk or even by car.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We were staying down the road from Guacamaya Lodge and ate at the restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the two days we were in Junquillal. The food was delicious and I thought was decently priced considering it is a hotel. Everything seemed to be made fresh and service was quick and friendly. It was great just hanging out,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Playa Junquillal is a quiet but beautiful area and this is our second time to the area but first to Guacamaya Lodge. We were pleasantly surprised with Guacamaya Lodge. Our room was very nice and had a kitchenette in there (though we only took advantage of the fridge). Pool area was quite nice too. The food at the restaurant was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Enjoyed our dinner at the Guacamaya. Very relaxed open-air dining with very good service and good food. The bar was well stocked and our dinner was done perfectly. The setting is really outstanding for an al fresco experience. Would like to return during the daylight and see the rest of the property

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

After our short stay around the Arenal Volcano area, we headed southeast to the Nicoya peninsula. Although the place is remote, it is very nice and we hit the pool as soon as our luggage was in our room. Although we had a nice and clean bungalow, the only thing missing was a fridge to keep a few things cold... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guacamaya is a friendly, feel-at-home haven of peaceful cabinas around a large pool overlooking the magic blue of the Pacific. The Bar and Restaurant also offer a luscious view of the beautiful manicured garden. Your peaceful relaxation will be ever so slightly "disturbed" only by a wonderful variety of tropical birds, our local group of monkeys from the mangroves or the pounding surf of Playa Junquillal.Your Swiss hosts, Bernie and Alice, welcome you in their native Swiss or fluent Spanish, English or German, or acceptable French, Italian or Portuguese. The brother and sister duo have designed an intimate atmosphere at the Guacamaya Lodge that allows their guests to get to know each other and the staff. The international clientele creates a unique opportunity to strike up new friendships in this tropical paradise, with guests from all over the world. Come join us for a taste of international cuisine, the magic of any kind of beach you desire, exploring an exotic wonderland of birds, animals, exotic tropical plants, or adventuring beneath the sea Enjoy international gourmet cuisine with a specialty in Swiss culinary delights, or bring home your own catch of the day and have it prepared a variety of wonderful ways. In the Rancho Bar, you can enjoy your favorite cocktail or cool "cerveza" while you brag about the day's activities.STANDARD CABINASGuacamaya Lodge has six well-kept cabinas with individual bathrooms surrounding a large pool (AC) STUDIO APARTMENTS Guacamaya Lodge offers four studio apartments including a full stove and refrigerator kitchenette with a wonderful ocean view from the kitchen, living room and deck. (AC)VILLA ESTHERTwo-bedroom villa with living room, full stove andrefrigerator, kitchen and covered patio. (AC)CASA MARGARITATwo-bedroom villa with living room, full stove andrefrigerator, kitchen and covered patio. (AC) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guacamaya Lodge

Address: Playa Junquillal, Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Junquillal
Price Range: $72 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Guacamaya Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Guacamaya Hotel Playa Junquillal
Guacamaya Lodge Costa Rica/Playa Junquillal
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