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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a discovery! Completely the opposite of Tamarindo's crowds and rush. It is a paradise for it's tranquility and location. Great beach where tranquility is always granted, great pool, beautiful grounds, the rooms are well integrated in the environment,many animals seen too (monkeys, iguanas, birds). The staff is very kind and attentive. Since it is small, the staff remember you...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had been staying at Sugar Beach hotel from January 19 - 28 and one additional night from January 05 to 06. The hotel is a precious little diamond in an otherwise very busy and at Tamarindo itself also very touristic area of Costa Rica. We loved the beach and back, where you can start today by walking in the...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 6 (mom, dad and 4 girls aged 13-21) LOVED staying at Hotel Sugar Beach! The room was amazing; we had the 3 bedroom beach suite. Even though our luggage was delayed for 2 days by the airline, we were able to have fun, buy toiletries, and we went to a nearby store to buy clothes and swimsuits....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can only recommend this place. The staff is very kind, the food in the restaurant is the BEST I have had in Costa Rica. Very delicious and freshly made, and still it's reasonably priced. Go for the continental breakfast. All that fresh fruit will keep you healthy full for quite a while. Only downside is there aren't enough sun beds......

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Victoria B, Director General at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Line H, Thank you so much for your recommendation! Wow, the BEST food you had in Costa Rica was in our Restaurant?! We are beyond excitement, our local chef and kitchen staff works hard every day to provide fresh and tasty meals for all our guests, cannot thank you enough for that complement, we are so happy you enjoyed...

Ukiah, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica is beautiful and untouched. This region is warm and humid but your surroundings in nature are like none other. Sugar Beach is one of those must see places of Costa Rica. Sugar Beach is a private beach and only open to those staying at the hotel. Rooms are bungalows with air conditioning. The beach is...

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Victoria B, Director General at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Johnny0110, Agree, Sugar Beach is one of those must-see places of Costa Rica!! Guanacaste has stunning beaches in the coast and we are blessed to be in Sugar Beach a beautiful secluded spot with stunning sunsets and immerse in the nature. Since there is only one entrance is almost like a hidden treasure on the Pacific Coast. Happy to...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 3 night stay at this hotel and to put it frank we loved it. Rooms are quite nice, aircondition and fridge, pool area was clean, staff especially kind and helpful, beach almost private (although no beaches are private in CR). Local wildlife include birds, lizards and crabs. The on site restaurant was surprisingly not high priced and...

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Victoria B, Director General at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steffen D, We love that you love it!! We understand the room is your sanctuary with us during your holiday so we keep it clean with light, spacious and cool for you. The pool and the beach is one of the main attractions as well as the stunning beauty that surrounds us, we are in the nature so in...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great. The staff is nothing but friendly. The grounds are gorgeous. This place is off the beaten path from Playa Flamingo and about a 20 minute walk to playa Portrero. it was nice having a rental car, but you could get by with shuttles or taxis although I didn't see a ton of Taxis in this area....

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Victoria B, Director General at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matt P, Thanks for sharing your experience! Completely flattered that you feel our place is great and our grounds gorgeous. Sugar Beach Hotel is proud of his direct contact with the nature and our wonderful staff as you are mentioning we are close to Flamingo, Conchal, Minas, right next to us Potrero Beach a nice tranquil paradise on the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sugar beach hotel and their beach were amazing. The restaurant was great, the staff were super hospitable and professional, and everyone's suggestions were spot on (except for NUMU restaurant, wasn't a fan). We went on an adventure with Carlos Wachong in the jungle which included zip lining, horse back riding, mud baths, hot springs, and a great lunch. The places...

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Victoria B, Gerente at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rolan M, How honored! To be rated as amazing is super rewarding and makes us feel very proud of the work we do. Glad you found our restaurant great and our staff hospitable and professional. The adventure with Wachong are a must during a stay at sugar beach. Since we have Rincon de la Vieja volcano so close, it´s...

Dinxperlo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to stay (with such friendly staff, great restaurant) and an amazing setting in the jungle, with a beautiful beach and great waves for boogie boarding. Wildlife all around and even fireflies at night!!

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Victoria B, Gerente at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ACS7091, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with the world! There is nothing like the word of a client. Thrilled you founded our staff friendly and our restaurant great. Is impressive to me immerse in the nature, we are lucky to have this gem. Sugar Beach is a very secluded and private which makes us ideal to de...

Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at sugar beach, it was a little taste of paradise, the staff were always helpful, the food was great especially the fruit breakfast and the rooms spacious and private. Set amount gardens and facing the private beach you couldn't ask for more. The gardens were filled with exotic creatures like spiky tailed lizards, humming birds, racoons...

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Victoria B, Gerente at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gill482016, We really appreciate your positive comment, glad you could enjoy this little Paradise, part of the magic is the staff, they are the ones who make the difference. Happy you found our food great and the rooms spacious and private. We really try to offer something different, authentic and sustainable. We are surrounded by nature and in front...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are one of the few small hotels in Guanacaste, with a pristine secluded beach, surrounded by nature. Enjoy breathtaking views and experience the Pura Vida lifestyle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sugar Beach Hotel

Address: Playa Pan de Azucar, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Price Range: $129 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sugar Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Both garden view and beach views are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles _alinhtran, 2 days ago | Read review
“We had our room directly adjacent to the jungle and it proved to be the right choice for us.”
 of 5 bubbles mschaefer2015, 1 week ago | Read review
“The entire property is great. Call ahead for any accommodation. Staff speak english and are very friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles Johnny0110, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are full of ocean sounds (crashing waves) which we love, but you have to love that if you want one of these rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 709seand, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms allow to listen the ocean at night, very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles 792adrianag, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
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