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Samara, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 (2 kids under 3) just finished staying for 2 weeks at Casa Margarita. This was the perfect spot for some quality family time. Gorgeous pool, beautiful surroundings, comfortable beds, great A/C, well stocked kitchen, clean rooms, and friendly people. We didnt have a car for most of our stay but a well stocked grocery store is... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is the place to stay if you are anywhere near hanging out in this part of the country. The rooms are so comfortable each with a deck to for outside seating. The grounds are amazingly landscaped and meticulously manicured. The pool is refreshing The bar and adjoining restaurant is situated on a spot for viewing the surrounding property. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My wife and I spent one night here. The restaurant/bar/pool area are exceptional. Beautiful and with great service. Food was above average and fresh. The room was small and queen bed was really a double. Excellent shower. The insect problem is great here.....bring LOT of repellent! Not on the ocean but close.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We just returned from Thanksgiving in Costa Rica. Four of our nights were spent at Guacamaya Lodge in Junquillal. This is a beautiful property and you can walk to a gorgeous beach in a matter of minutes. The accommodations were more than adequate and very comfortable. There is an attached restaurant that serves excellent food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.... More 

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Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Alice, Lilly, Jillian and Berni are great hosts. We felt like one of their family members. My 77 year old Mom said, " This is the friendliest place I've ever been". The room was great, the food delicious (have the guacamole with a cerveza!), the grounds beautiful. 10 stars and two thumbs up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Our son who has lived in Costa Rica for 2 years highly recommended Guacamaya, a small, family run hotel within a few minutes walking of Playa Junquillal. We were treated as family and all staff were quick to help us with anything we asked about. Directions were given, an exquisite and very reasonably priced massage and fishing trip were arranged.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After traveling around the busy Puntarenas area on our family vacation we decided to drive up to Guanacaste and stumbled upon the wonderful gem that is Guacamaya Lodge. The hotel is owned by a brother and sister. They are the most gracious hosts. We enjoyed sitting around the bar drinking coffee and sharing stories with them. Enrique and the rest... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was our second visit and I really hope it will not be our last. Alice and Bernie are the absolute best hosts and the lodge is so comfortable and the food is so good and the atmosphere is completely relaxing and gorgeous, complete with monkeys, sea breezes, and the sound of pounding waves. We returned after nine years when... More 

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Private, but close to highway access to all of North/West Costa Rica. My second time in Costa Rica. We were there for a family wedding. The lodge and local wedding planner handled it all. Everyone left with the feeling that we would all be coming back. Alice and Bernie (brother and sister) will see to your every need. Great friendly... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Playa Junquillal is a very quiet spot, especially since we visited after the turtle hatchings. The Guacamaya Lodge is also quiet, friendly, and a great place to relax. The rooms are small and adequate with A/C ( a bit noisy) and ceiling fan as well as a little sitting area in front. Plenty of hot water. The restaurant and bar... 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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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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Also Known As:
Guacamaya Hotel Playa Junquillal
Guacamaya Lodge Costa Rica/Playa Junquillal
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