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Ecoplaya Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in La Cruz
Whistler
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1 review
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“Peaceful, beautiful and very enjoyable!”
Reviewed March 22, 2006

Everyone was nice and helpful at Ecoplaya. We enjoyed our one bedroom suite, very spacious and well appointed. We enjoyed the morning briefing upon arrival which provided us with a lot of information. We were then able to go on side trips here and there and we discovered so many beautiful beaches near by. We saw 20 monkeys one afternoon before the sunset, 15 minutes from ecoplaya!
My partner did an afternoon of Windsurfing in front of our apartment! Wow, what a view you have from ecoplaya! There is a windsurf instructor, Mark, who can teach you or simply rent you a board.
Bahia Salinas is beautiful. We went fishing with Nicole (the local activity organizer)at Playa Manzanillo, it was so cool and beautiful. We also had one dinner next door at the other Resort (I forgot the name), and one dinner at the Copal restaurant up on the hill. Our host from Austria and the food were great. I would recommend a week at ecoplaya if you wish to see the pure rancher's country, beautiful vistas and very peaceful surroundings. We took a few days to visit Arenal and Tamarindo. I was not impress with Tamarindo personally. Already too commercial for my taste. Thank you to all the staff at Ecoplaya.

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Reviewed March 14, 2006

We just returned from a wonderful week at the Ecoplaya Beach Resort. At this time of year it is very windy, so the windsurfers found plenty of opportunities to enjoy themselves. The entire trip went very smoothly right from our arrival at the airport in Liberia, the car rental and the trip to the resort. The hotel staff provided us all the information we needed for the week and on the day after our arrival had a meeting to let us know of the area trips and tours that were available. We took two of them, one to Santa Rosa National Park and the other was the day-trip to Nicaragua to see Granada and its environs. Both were excellent, meals included and well worth the price. At the resort we had opted for the all-inclusive meal plan and were very happy that we did. The food was excellent and there was plenty of variety. There are no other restaurants in the area so buy your supplies in La Cruz before you come down the dirt road to the resort (about a 45 minute drive) if you're planning on cooking in your room. We particularly enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere at the resort. The staff was very courteous and helpful any time we needed anything. If you're looking for a quiet, isolated spot (with all the amenities), this is the place.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed January 18, 2006

My wife and I visited for 10 days Jan. 7-18 and enjoyed the hotel very much. Staff is extremely attentive and seem to go out of their way to get to know each of the guests. The physical facility is nicely appointed. Most of the clientele are Costa Rican families and the entertainment is geared to their interests. The hotel is located just a few yards from the beach on Baia Salinas and they also have a beach club about 3 km away which offers a better place to swim since the beach adjacent to the hotel is exposed to the NE wind coming across the Bay. Mark who runs the windsurf concession has an adequate inventory of boards and sails and is helpful. I would say that the windsurfing would appeal more to the proficient windsurfer rather than the novice because the wind is quite strong and is on shore. That said, the wind was constantly in the 15-30 MPH range day and night so for those sailing enthusiasts it provides a great venue.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2005

arrived at smal air port in Liberia. Transfer was not there to get us, so we tried to call the resort. No answer. (had tried before from Home to call never get an answer. Other people there said they had same problem you have to E-mail them.) We took a taxi to resort $65.00 they said we would have to pay that much to them if they had picked us up so it didn't make any difference. This resort is far from LaCruz the road is real bad. There is not much in La Cruz if you are looking to shop any. It is was very windy which they said it usually is so good for sail surfing. To get to the better beach and horseback riding you have to drive about 10 min. if you don't have a car they will call you a cab which takes about 30 min. to get from town because they don't have a shuttle. There was not many people there and the ones that were just layed around. Could not get anyone to play volley ball or any other games. Children would be bored. A couple came in when we arrived looked around and canceled there reservations to remote and not many people. The rooms are nice and clean. The food was good but slow to get it, some times cold. The sraff is good about teying to help you speak there language. Ther was no buffet as only have it when there are enough people. The water is good but not much pressure and no water if electricity is off. Almost every thing is late getting started no clocks any where. So if you are going for remoteness, quiet, to just do nothing this would be ok for you. We would have like a little more activity. And more concern for what we wanted to do.

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Property: Ecoplaya Beach Resort
Address: | Bahia Salinas, La Cruz, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > La Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in La Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ecoplaya Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Ecoplaya Beach Hotel La Cruz
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