This was my first time to the beaches of Costa Rica. I knew it would be warm, or hot for me. I was looking at Zancudo Beach as it was close to Panama where I am living. I could not find a place to stay that had air-conditioning (my #1 priority) until I found Oceano Cabinas. There were only 2 rooms to rent when I was there last year, so be sure to call ahead and reserve with credit card. The owners are just wonderful, catering to every whim and really outdid themselves. The restaurant is open air with a large thatched roof overhead. Kids on bikes brought in fresh fish just caught by their dad to sell, so thats what I had for dinner. All the food was very good and I was there for 3 days. The rooms are not fancy, but they are very nice for the bohemian beach which is pretty much all of Zancudo from what I could see. The entrance to the beach is unbelievably pretty. Took a zillion pictures. Zancudo beach is a beautiful place, but it is not fancy. This 'hotel' comes in first because of the wonderful owner and staff, good food and the air-conditioning. Also the prices are reasonable. My one dissappointment was you could not see the ocean from the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful beachfront boutique inn with Zancudo's finest full-service restaurant, bar, ice cream/souvenir stand and wireless internet cafe. Coldest beer and best ceviche on the beach! The Southern Zone's only Sunday brunch weekly from 9am to 3pm. Service-oriented, clean, comfortable and friendly. Breakfast, internet, A/C, TV, hot water and more included! English/Spanish/French spoken. Get away from it all at the Oceano - the best Zancudo has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oceano Cabinas Bar & Restaurant Costa Rica/Playa Zancudo