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El Mangroove, Autograph Collection

Papagayo Bay, Playa Panama 50503 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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El Mangroove, Autograph Collection features boutique hospitality at its best. In this beach front hotel in Guanacaste, you will find everything Costa Rica has been missing. A new and fresh hotel concept that is easily accessible, very attainable and naturally irresistible. Laid-back wholesome sexiness, in a service oriented setting, with impeccable amenities, natural furnishings, contemporary design, state of the art technology and upbeat yet chilling ambiances.
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Room & Suite (180)180
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Rodolfo A wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions
Spending my boyfriend birthday week in this property and I couldn’t be happier how this experience turned out. The hotel is perfect in size, with all amenities you need. Food was fine, not plenty of options though. Room cleanness and all Covid-19 measures spotless. But the best of the best was the service. They are there for you for any need you might have. And they deliver. To mention any of this amazing crew is not fair for all the names I couldn’t remember, but’s Sher and her team as well as Javier .... a huge huge thank You!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: if Possible, choose a higher room than standard. Standard room have a small living room that...
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LaLaOntheRoad wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York284 contributions41 helpful votes
Everything about our recent stay in El Mangroove was perfect. This chic hotel built with attention to the local nature allows for you to indulge in 5 star luxury and quality while appreciating the beauty of the land. Staying during Covid times had us a little nervous but the hotel went above and beyond on all measures of cleaning in public and individual rooms. The attention to keeping guests safe was the primary priority for all. We had a lovely one bedroom which featured a lovely terrace and interior living room. The room was extremely comfortable and well appointed. The living room had a sofa bed which if traveling with children is very comfortable for a full family of 3-4. The bathroom was amazing loved the large double vanity, huge walk in closest and double shower. The beach is really lovely overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo. It’s great for swimming and shell exploring. The beaches in Costa Rica are open to the public so you might find yourself mixed at times with the locales which is lovely. In general it’s very quiet and extremely safe. The pool is a dream, so many days we often found ourselves going to the beach in the morning and having the pool to ourselves in the afternoon. We loved the serenity of both beach and pool. The restaurant offers a great breakfast buffet in the morning with local and American breakfast selections. The gallo pinto and salsa verde are sooo yummy, some of the best. We did have drinks and snacks poolside, which were delicious. Highly recommend a a strawberry margarita with jalapeño. We did have one dinner on premise our first night since we arrived late in the evening. The meal was very delicious but a bit expensive even for a resort of this level. Overall can’t say enough great things about our stay. Thank you to the entire staff for making a memorable vacation
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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APrincess2022 wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We were some of the first Americans to visit the Mangroove after restrictions started lifting on 9/1/20. Admittedly, we were a bit nervous about what we would find upon our arrival, especially since we saw that COVID cases were on the rise when we arrived. Luckily, all of our apprehensions were put to bed very quickly. Upon arrival, our temperatures were taken, and we quickly realized that all staff strictly wore masks at all times - correctly and uniformly - during our entire visit. Furthermore, the staff went above and beyond to use UV lighting and to ensure that all shared surfaces were exceptionally clean. We felt very safe during our entire visit, and the attitude the staff had toward keeping everyone safe was palatable. The property is gorgeous and immaculately maintained. The pool, while small, is beautiful and very clean. I only wish that the hotel did a better job of "reserving" seats - or at least prioritizing them - for guests of the hotel, instead of allowing a "free for all" where hotel guests have to compete with day passers. Additionally, the difference in the crowd from the guests vs day passers was....noticeable. The rooms are modern, but also rustic, and lend themselves to a peaceful feeling. I was impressed by the quality of the furniture and decor, and the general spaciousness. The indoor-outdoor shower is wonderful, and I was impressed with the overall design. Very well done. The food is, in general, quite good. All breakfasts and dinners were delicious and impeccably prepared, if not slightly overpriced. Lunch was a bit of a weak point, with salads and tacos that were rather bland. Additionally, the use of cheese is overwhelming - even for an American palette. One thing to keep in mind is that the resort is located on a bay, so the beach water is rather dark and not translucent as you'll see at other Costa Rica resorts. However, the views from the beach are gorgeous. Additionally, there are plenty of watersport activities which can be arranged through the hotel, and they are very well priced. We were very fortunate to go on a whale watching tour (which was highly successful, with an intimate interaction of a mother humpback whale and her calf), and a visit to Egg Beach just by the Four Seasons, for a very reasonable price. We felt safe the entire time, and have memories that will last a lifetime. Service is overwhelmingly friendly and professional. I could not be more pleased with the interactions I had with all staff. Everyone that I met was genuinely friendly, and always willing to help or engage in conversation. If you're planning on visiting the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica - during or not during COVID times - I would not hesitate to recommend the Mangroove. I, for one, cannot wait to return!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: There are no beachfront rooms.
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Julie B. wrote a review Sep 2020
Costa Rica70 contributions22 helpful votes
This hotel is beautiful! The rooms, restaurants and common areas are very nice and comfortable. I visited in mid September 2020, and the regulations to prevent and avoid the spread of the virus were strict and followed through by everyone. One of my favorite things though was the staff! Everyone was incredibly nice and welcoming. They all had a great attitude, I loved that. I strongly recommend staying at El Mangroove! :)
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Date of stay: September 2020
ceam wrote a review Sep 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica3 contributions1 helpful vote
The architecture of the hotel is very nice, the space distribution specially in the room was made with good taste. The food is good but not to much variety, a little bit pricey. The best of it,Tshala’s signature cocktails. Klever way to elaborate them, tasty and different. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Nice staff.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$203 - $661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
El Mangroove by Enjoy Hotels
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteGulf of PapagayoPlaya Panama
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Mangroove, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to El Mangroove, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include Tio Leo Coffee Tour (4.6 miles), Playa Hermosa (1.9 miles), and Playas del coco (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Mangroove, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toucanoos, Restaurante Mar Azul, and Abbocato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does El Mangroove, Autograph Collection have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Mangroove, Autograph Collection offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is El Mangroove, Autograph Collection located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Playa Panama.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does El Mangroove, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.