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Palm Beach Estates Lot 147, Playa Grande 50308 Costa Rica
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Grande
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Hotel El Manglar is proudly managed by three costarican brothers and sister, that will make sure you have an enjoyable experience during your vacations. The hotel is suited with all you need to experience the beach life, enjoy nature and the beauty of life. We look forward to making your stay as unique, as comfortable and as memorable as possible. We’ll be delighted to share and show you all the beauty of our coast, enjoy surfing, our country and make sure that our favorite phrase is accomplished……all our friends always come back… PURA VIDA
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
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Rebecca P wrote a review Oct 2020
Burlington, Canada6 contributions
It was my first time visiting the area with my boyfriend we wanted something private and romantic and this was it. Due to covid we were the only people there which gave us a real exclusive experience. I was only there for a couple weeks and we booked 6 days. Javier was so helpful and available if we had any questions. There’s a great restaurant right next door and the beach is seconds away right across from the hotel. There’s a fun area to chill or play basketball and free parking. It’s a windy dirt road to get to the hotel so if you don’t have a larger car like an suv or jeep be prepared to take it slowly. The villa we had was gorgeous with lots of space and dishes for the week we stayed. Within driving distance of grocery stores and the pool is great with lots of seating and a fun swim up pool. We had such an amazing time I won’t forget it and highly recommend for couples. Lord of wild life as well we saw an iguana and geckos. Free coffee everyday we loved and we will be back if we can. Thank you again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tomáš G wrote a review Jan 2020
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Property's Favorite Review
We are couple from Czech Republice, who had the pleasure to spend 3 night in this lovely hotel in the middle of paradise together with a group of local friends. We have to say that we had a great time in this property. El Manglar hotel is located just 2 minutes walking from beautiful Playa Grande, far far away from noisy city of Tamarindo. It is great escape to find a peace. The owners are very nice people who lead their staff to deliver extraordinary service to each client. Hotel has clean rooms and pool with bar aside. Healthy breakfast and lunch options are offered and also all types and sizes of surfs for rent. Our overal experience was delightfull and we are definitely coming back in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Federico d, Propietario at Hotel El Manglar
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Hola, Thank you so much for your time sharing your experience with us! We take very serious the point of view of our guest! We are more than happy to see you had a great time in our paradise! Our costumer service is very important to us! Thank you for noticing! Hope you visit again! Pura Vida
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erixcyr wrote a review Mar 2020
Blainville, Canada71 contributions61 helpful votes
After two weeks of hiking all around Costa Rica, we finished off our trip with three days at this hotel. It's in a very remote area, which means it's nice and quiet. Even though it's remote, it's still not that far from a couple of decent restaurants. The staff at the hotel are super friendly and help with everything. They can suggest some great excursions and restaurants for you. I'd suggest you stop for groceries on the way there, cause there's only one convenience store near-by, and they charge way more knowing they're the only one around. For those who love long walks on the beach, this is the place to be. And for those who are into or would like to try surfing, you'll be in paradise. There are surf shops around every corner and plenty of surfers in the water. The rooms were spacious and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for simple meals. The only negative point that comes to mind is the water pressure. There was none whatsoever in the shower. But besides that, a great hotel. We would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Ground floor with kitchen !
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Response from Federico d, Gerente at Hotel El Manglar
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hola, Thank you so much for your time sharing your experience! We are located in a beautiful Beach inside a National Park! We are working hard to keep the water pressure to the best standards, but we are in the middle of the dry season so the city make adjusted to conserve water, means they only provide 5 hours a day water. The hotel has to adjust to this condition to provide water 24hrs a day! But still we are working to improved our system! Thank you so much for recommending us!!! Pura Vida
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Teresa K wrote a review Mar 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico9 contributions
This lovely little place in Playa Grande is a smaller hotel, but that was what we loved about it!! There is a secure gate with access to the beach that is just about a minute walk from the hotel. The grounds are very lovely and green. We had a superior villa with the small kitchen. There is an air conditioner in the bedroom. The front room where the kitchen and fridge are though, can get somewhat stuffy. I do wish there was a ceiling fan in there. Denis was awesome and helped us book several excursions and asked so many of our questions before we even arrived!! We plan to go back again in a couple of years and will definitely be staying here!!! PURA VIDA!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from drcesc, Manager at Hotel El Manglar
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Muchas Gracias Amiga! We so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! You were so fun to have as our guests and we do hope you will come back again soon! The feedback about the fan is very helpful and appreciated. We are always looking to improve and suggestions like yours are always welcome. We pride ourselves on our customer service, so hearing such wonderful comments about how helpful we were is such a delight! Thank you! We look forward to your return visit! Muchas Gracias y Pura Vida! Denis and The Manglar Team
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Maria W wrote a review Feb 2020
Redondo Beach, California1 contribution
We love everything about Hotel El Manglar. We love our Villa, the amazing people, Federico, Javier, Denis, Gina and of course the beautiful Andrea who has a beautiful smile to greet you every day. Everyone makes you feel like family and that is why Rick and I keep coming back. Denis thank you for all of the extra things you did for Rick and I. We have our Villa Number 2 reserved for 2021 for 2 weeks. Yes Super Bowl week and we have talked our new friends, Donna and Wayne and Fritz and Steve to come these same weeks and who knows maybe even Randy and Kathy. Everyone should go to Hotel El Manglar to have the most relaxing beautiful vacation with amazing service by everyone. Pura Vida Maria West and Rick Anderson
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Villas with a living room, bedroom, private bathroom, kitchen, flat screen and air...
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Response from drcesc, Manager at Hotel El Manglar
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Muchas gracias Maria y Rick! We can not thank you enough for staying with us and for your wonderful review of your stay! We all enjoyed having you share our beautiful hotel in paradise with us and we can not wait for you to come back again next year! It is so great to hear how everyone became friends ! It sounds like the start of a new tradition that we are honored to be apart of! Our entire team enjoyed having you and were sad to see you go! Muchas gracias y Pura Vida! The Manglar Team
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Grande
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Manglar
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Manglar?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (1.4 miles), Papaya Con Leche (1.4 miles), and Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Manglar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel El Manglar?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Manglar?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Manglar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel El Manglar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Breaking Bread, Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, and Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel El Manglar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel El Manglar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Hotel El Manglar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.