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Central America Beach Resorts

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JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort (Rio Hato) 5.0 of 5
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#1 of 5 hotels in Rio Hato
181 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
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Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas (Tambor) 4.0 of 5
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#1 of 7 hotels in Tambor
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "onto the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Our room was right on the ocean, the sun breaking through the early morning clouds was perfect. It is a quiet environment, as it is remote. Exactly what we were looking for. I..."
  • "The room was very spacious with a king sized bed and a very large balcony looking out onto the ocean. The balcony is partially covered so that it is usable no matter how sunny it is..."
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#2 of 5 hotels in Esterillos Este
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Unless having this small pool outside your room is significant, I recommend the non-deluxe villas on the ocean. The photos on the hotel's website are exactly how the hotel appears..."
  • "The stay was just what I needed - a serene, quiet and relaxing place right on the ocean. I felt lucky to have discovered such a great place. You can walk for miles either direction..."
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Paraiso Beach Hotel (Big Corn Island) 2.5 of 5
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#2 of 7 hotels in Big Corn Island
84 travelers mentioned "beach hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "We just got back from 3 weeks at Paraiso Beach Hotel on Big Corn Island. We enjoyed our cabana and it was handy to have a shot of cool air conditioning in the evening before going..."
  • "The wife and I stayed at the Paraiso Beach Hotel on Big Corn Island. This was the highlight of our stay on the islands. The cabanas are cozy with hammock to lounge around in.. They..."
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#1 of 3 hotels in Playa Conchal
6 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "This resort is on the ocean but you can still go on adventure tours to the rainforests and volcano, but plan to get up very early and come home very late. Personally, I do not want..."
  • "Take advantage of this! There is much to see!! The hotel is on the ocean, but you can not see the ocean from any of the accommodations. Costa Rican law prohibits them from..."
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#2 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
8 travelers mentioned "by the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The massages on the beach are great whoever you use and much cheaper than the hotel and you get to be by the ocean. The souvenirs at beach are good prices and you can haggle a bit..."
  • "The hotel is situated right on the ocean, and the beach was fantastic. Someone comes to pick up stray trash in the early morning, so the beach itself is quite clean. The water was..."
Seagrape Plantation Resort (West End) 2.5 of 5
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#1 of 7 hotels in West End
86 travelers mentioned "beach side bungalows" and "beachfront bungalows" when describing this hotel.
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La Mansion Inn (Manuel Antonio National Park) 3.5 of 5
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#9 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "At breakfeast you can have anymal pancake. From the room pool, you have the best vue on the ocean. The room are all spacious and very luxurious. They have free internet in the..."
  • "ask for room 17 it has a private sun terrace with the most gorgeous views on the ocean). The manager will make you feel at home immediately but you will feel like in a Western..."
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Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort (Hopkins)
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#1 of 11 hotels in Hopkins
5 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "A fun, relaxing, somewhat quaint and very unique resort, on the ocean about a 30 minute boat ride to the reef for diving, and easily accessed via local air transfers from Belize..."
  • "I stayed in a beachfront room which I would do again as I love being right on the ocean. There is a great selection of land trips, but I was there for the scuba diving. It was my..."
Drake Bay Getaway Resort (Drake Bay) 3.5 of 5
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#1 of 8 hotels in Drake Bay
25 travelers mentioned "beach hotel" and "beach boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Yens was quick to respond and, after reading the reviews and noting the recent "Best Boutique Beach Hotel" award, we booked. Just in time too, as the place was totally sold out..."
  • "We highly recommend Drake Bay Getaway Resort - it is deserving of the international recognition it received in 2015 as the world's best beach boutique hotel. Enjoy and say hi to..."
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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas (Manuel Antonio National Park)
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#1 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
2 travelers mentioned "on to the ocean" and "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo (Gulf of Papagayo) 5.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2017 Winner Luxury | Top Hotels Special Offer 5th Night Free
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#2 of 15 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
3 travelers mentioned "one ocean" and "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Well, one ocean, but the peninsula is so narrow that you can plunge into the open Pacific and seconds later, after trotting across the hotel property, slip into the calmer waters of..."
  • "The resort was also astounding surrounded by the ocean on the Papagayo. Two beaches and a multiple pools. All restaurants were terrific and room views were out of this world. I..."
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Casa Canada (Big Corn Island) 3.0 of 5
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#1 of 7 hotels in Big Corn Island
59 travelers mentioned "beach hotel" and "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
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#2 of 5 hotels in Rio Hato
3 travelers mentioned "one oceanview room" and "on an oceanview" when describing this hotel.
  • "We ended up with 2 new rooms: One regular room and one oceanview room(for which we had to pay $120 USD) both on the 6th floor. It should be noted that we were 5 women so one room..."
  • "We booked a gardenview room because it was the cheapest even though I had my heart set on an oceanview. I was SO surprised when we arrived and stepped out onto our balcony and had a..."
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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa (Playa Avellanas) 4.5 of 5 Special Offer Save Up To 20%
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#1 of 1 hotels in Playa Avellanas
7 travelers mentioned "by the ocean" and "near the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "sunsets, however, are among the best I have EVER SEEN! take the time and sit by the ocean on the lounge chairs at night, and just listen to the waves... wonderful!..."
  • "Our room was way out on the end near the ocean. We had a partial ocean view and could hear the waves from our porch, we were on the first floor. This is a beautiful property! Our..."
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#4 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
4 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "close to the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "I have stayed at many luxurious highrise hotels on the ocean, and for all the hype, ammenities,and high rates, I have never felt as connected to the ocean and nature as I did while..."
  • "Set so close to the ocean that the rhythm of the waves becomes part of your breath, the Fénix Hotel of Sámara Beach offers an uncomplicated setting with only six rooms in a cozy..."
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Infinity Bay Spa and Beach Resort (West Bay) 3.5 of 5
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#1 of 14 hotels in West Bay
4 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "Last but not least, this resort is RIGHT ON THE OCEAN. We walked out of the resort and into a beautiful stretch of beach and ocean. The customer service there is top notch and we..."
  • "The staff work hard to make sure you are always doing very well. Great location on the ocean. Fantastic snorkeling. For soft drinkers - Coke resort. Good food, constantly..."
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Barcelo Tambor (Tambor) 4.0 of 5
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#2 of 7 hotels in Tambor
58 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
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#6 of 8 hotels in Drake Bay
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.5 of 5
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#4 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
7 travelers mentioned "on an ocean" and "by the ocean" when describing this hotel.
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Koko Resort (Isla Colon)
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#4 of 22 hotels in Isla Colon
24 travelers mentioned "beach resort" and "beachfront location" when describing this hotel.
  • "I guess they're just trying to keep away people who think they're headed to tropical beach resort. But those people deserve the wake-up call. Not that there's anything wrong with..."
  • "While this may be a turn-off for some, it was appealing to us since we would have a beachfront location. The are is a residential neighborhood that adds more of a true Panamanian..."
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#2 of 11 hotels in Playa Hermosa
4 travelers mentioned "on an ocean" and "close to the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We splurged on an ocean view room and it was totally worth it. We were right on the beach with a big balcony and hot tub. The beach was ideal with warm, shallow water that you..."
  • "nice beach Basque del Mar is a great place to stay. The hotel is so close to the ocean that the surf can be heard from every room. I would recommend the modest upcharge for the..."
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Matachica Resort & Spa (San Pedro) 4.0 of 5
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#9 of 54 hotels in San Pedro
3 travelers mentioned "on the oceanfront" and "onto the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We were whisked through the town to one of the many docks on the oceanfront side of town, where we were helped into a boat for an quick ten minute boat ride to the resort. When we..."
  • "But Matachica delivers everything you would expect from a luxury hotel in a city, along with rooms that open right onto the ocean. The food at their restaurant was excellent and..."
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Tranquility Bay Resort (Ambergris Caye)
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#24 of 56 hotels in Ambergris Caye
134 travelers mentioned "beach/resort" and "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "The beach is gorgeous, with my favorite view from the reef looking back at the beach/resort. The snorkeling was endless and safe for my kids... Who transformed into little fish..."
  • "We were looking for a beautiful but simple beach resort in Belize where we could snorkel right from the beach. We definitely found it at Tranquility Bay, which lives up to its name..."
Le Meridien Panama (Panama City) 4.0 of 5
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#10 of 116 hotels in Panama City
2 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "I had a spacious room with view on the ocean, precisely like in the picture. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help. The hotel is nicely located and you can walk to..."
  • "Our room was on the ocean side with a lovely view. However, a 5k race start/finish line was in the parking lot out front. There was a band. It was loud. And early. Had we known we..."
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Xanadu Island Resort (San Pedro) 3.5 of 5
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#5 of 54 hotels in San Pedro
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" and "on the oceanfront" when describing this hotel.
  • "Our room was out of this world but it was the three bed, three bath suite on the ocean with full kitchen and the small grounds were beautifully maintained. There is no restaurant..."
  • "We did probably have one of the nicest rooms #3, which we requested, on the oceanfront.I didn't see what the rooms further back looked like but if you're able to reserve one of the..."
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#8 of 22 hotels in Isla Colon
50 travelers mentioned "beach resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort is a very pleasant place to stay and play. And, as great as that was, what really made the stay exceptional was the service provided by the staff..."
  • "Stayed for 3 days after Christmas , was your typical caribbean beach resort but from what we could tell was the nicest place in the area. Rooms were clean, beds were super..."
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The Beach House (West End) 4.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2017 Winner Small Hotels
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#4 of 7 hotels in West End
3 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "The rooms are right on the ocean and you can hear the waves rolling in... the staff is lovely and accommodating, and the rooms are beautiful! Would definitely recommend and return..."
  • "We stayed in room F and were absolutely surprised at how quiet the room was being right on the ocean. We look forward to our next visit! ..."
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#5 of 11 hotels in Hopkins
6 travelers mentioned "on the ocean" when describing this hotel.
  • "We had a two bedroom villa connected with a central living room and kitchen area all fronted by a wide porch looking out on the ocean. The villa was very tastefully decorated with..."
  • "The resort was very quiet and the manager Sean upgraded us to a two bedroom villa right on the ocean. We had wonderful weather. The restaurant was good and always open. the..."
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Splash Inn Dive Resort (West End) 3.0 of 5
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#2 of 7 hotels in West End
33 travelers mentioned "ocean" and "beach" when describing this hotel.
  • "Great conversations and again just great folks who started our morning right. The Ocean: There is a beach in West End which you can walk to from the hotel (about 2 minutes). I..."
  • "West End is pretty much a single long street next along the beach and this hotel is on it. No need to rent a car. There are taxis everywhere and you can (and should!) bargain before..."
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