Get an overview of this hotel4.5-star beach hotel with a full-service spa

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Located in Papagayo, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Hermosa Bay Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Coco Beach and Hidden Garden Art Gallery. Ocotal Beach and Papagayo Golf and Country Club are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Hotel Features

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 85 rooms feature comforts like premium bedding and pillow menus, while conveniences include sofa beds and living rooms. Free WiFi and furnished balconies are standard, as are plasma TVs with digital channels.

El Mangroove, Autograph Collection

Papagayo Bay Papagayo Guanacaste 50503

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 16 August 2016 to 31 October 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, El Mangroove, Autograph Collection features an outdoor pool and a steam room. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. The property also offers a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a beach bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 5000 square feet (450 square meters) include a conference center. This beach hotel also offers a fitness center, spa services, and a complimentary children's club. Complimentary self parking and valet parking are available on site.

El Mangroove, Autograph Collection is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 85 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Children's club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Beach bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Conference center 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 450 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5000 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Beach towels 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Separate living room  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Furnished balcony 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Separate living room 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

Makoko - This restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Matiss - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Beach yoga on site 
  • Boat tours on site 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Bearth Spa. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Reflexology 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

24-hour check-in

No pets or service animals allowed


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CRC 10355 and CRC 15000 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 35000 per vehicle (roundtrip)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • El Mangroove
  • El Mangroove Hotel
  • El Mangroove Hotel Papagayo
  • El Mangroove Papagayo
  • El Mangroove Autograph Collection Hotel Papagayo

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. 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.

Awards & Affiliations

  • El Mangroove, Autograph Collection is listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

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