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.…
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.
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!!
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
Hotel El Manglar is a place I would definitely visit again. It is situated adjacent within a 1 min walk to a protected beach which is absolutely stunning. The hotel is gorgeous with amazing staff. The rooms are well cared for, and suites with full kitchens are super affordable and convenient. They offer complimentary coffee daily, as well as beach chairs, surf boards and boogie boards, and you can rent bikes and get a massage if you choose. There are absolutely amazing restaurants also within a 1 to 5 minute walk which is super convenient. I would recommend this location and hotel to everyone!