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Esencia Hotel & Villas

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Overview of Esencia Hotel & Villas

Esencia Hotel & Villas

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
2 Km North of Cruce de Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Cobano, Puntarenas, 50201

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Teresa Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarmen Beach13 min walk
  • Popular LocationCocal Beach4 min drive
  • AirportTambor (TMU)56 min drive

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About this area

Santa Teresa

Located in Cobano, Esencia Hotel & Villas is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Teresa Beach and Carmen Beach.

What's nearby

  • Santa Teresa Beach - 2 min walk
  • Carmen Beach - 13 min walk
  • Cocal Beach - 4 min drive
  • Hermosa Beach - 5 min drive
  • Playa Mal País - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 56 min drive


  • Soda Tiquicia — 4 min walk
  • Pronto — 4 min walk
  • Zwart Art Cafe — 6 min walk
  • Olam Pure Food — 6 min walk
  • Tomate — 7 min walk

About this property

Esencia Hotel & Villas

3-star hotel, walk to Santa Teresa Beach
An outdoor pool, massage/treatment rooms, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and a front-desk safe. All 19 rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Ceiling fans, safes, and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Esencia Hotel & Villas offers 19 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include body treatments and manicures and pedicures.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 5 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 127 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 43 out of 127 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 16 out of 127 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 127 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 127 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Para el momento de la recepción fuimos atendidos adecuadamente, el joven de la recepción muy atento pero no se nos indicaron instrucciones en caso de tener que abandonar las villas antes de tiempo y se presentó la situación que tuvimos que retirarnos en la madrugada, y dejamos las llaves con el guarda. Al parecer alguien extrajo de la habitación productos del bar y se hizo un reporte falso de que faltaban productos que nosotros no consumimos.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location, service and grat amenities. ill definitely be back.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group, Business traveler, Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
We booked a bungalow. Upon arrival, we were given a "2nd floor bungalow". There is no such thing; a bungalow is, by definition, a single story detached dwelling. it does not have other stories. Any 2-unit complex is, by definition; a duplex - not a bungalow, which is what we booked and paid for.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location, near everythign, but tucked away
We stayed in one of the villas, and it was perfect for our group of 3. Basic kitchen essentials, desk for working, plenty of space, nice pool. We even had the water heater go out during our stay and it was replaced the same day. Great service, beautiful spot, conveniently located.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay
The staff was very helpful and made my stay smooth. They reserved a cab for me for the morning of my departure. The property was quiet and beautifully landscaped. The pool area was nice and has lots of lounge chairs. I would have liked wifi in the room.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021