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On the beach, beach towels, beach massages, scuba diving
On the beach, beach towels, beach massages, scuba diving
On the beach, beach towels, beach massages, scuba diving
Outdoor pool

Sugar Beach

3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Temperature checks

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPlaya Prieta11 min walk
    Popular LocationDanta Beach18 min walk
    Popular LocationPenca Beach4 min drive
    AirportLiberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)58 min drive

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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, Garden View

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Standard Room, Ocean View

  • 258 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Master Suite

  • 280 sq ft
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Las Catalinas

Located in Las Catalinas, Sugar Beach is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Penca Beach and Flamingo Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and Diamante Eco Adventure Park. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Playa Prieta - 11 min walk
  • Danta Beach - 18 min walk
  • Penca Beach - 4 min drive
  • Potrero Bay - 6 min drive
  • Dantita Beach - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportDaniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 58 min drive


  • Limonada — 3 min drive
  • Pura Vida Ride — 3 min drive
  • Marco Polo — 7 min drive
  • Smokin Pig — 8 min drive
  • Shack Restaurant & Bar — 8 min drive
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About this property

Sugar Beach

Ocean-view hotel with a bar/lounge, near Penca Beach
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as spa services or a playground. All 28 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and DVD players. In addition to kitchens with refrigerators, guests will find LED TVs with satellite channels and balconies.
Sugar Beach offers 28 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with satellite channels. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

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

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include Swedish massages, facials, and manicures and pedicures.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (surcharge)

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Spa services
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead


  • Cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • LED TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 15 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
The property is closed in October.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CRC 12500 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 40.000 per vehicle (one way)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: CRC 12500 per night

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

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel Sugar
Hotel Sugar Beach
Hotel Sugar Beach Potrero
Hotel Sugar Beach Costa Rica/Playa Potrero
Sugar Beach Potrero
Sugar Hotel
Hotel Sugar Beach Las Catalinas
Sugar Beach Las Catalinas
Sugar Beach Hotel
Hotel Sugar Beach
Sugar Beach Las Catalinas
Sugar Beach Hotel Las Catalinas

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sugar Beach and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sugar Beach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sugar Beach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Sugar Beach have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Sugar Beach pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Sugar Beach?
Self parking is available for a fee.
What time is check-in at Sugar Beach?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Sugar Beach?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Sugar Beach provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of CRC 40.000 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is Sugar Beach located?
Nestled on the beach, this Las Catalinas hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Playa Prieta and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Penca Beach. Danta Beach and Dantita Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 219 out of 360 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 115 out of 360 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 360 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 360 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 360 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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We loved the privacy and seclusion of the property. The front desk and restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant menu was fine for about 2 nights, but if one stayed longer, it was limited. Some of the lounge chairs were looking a bit worn. We would have liked the pool to be accessible for evening swimming. The pool area was completely dark by 7 pm. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Sugar Beach Hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

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Great beach
Not sure where the 4+ ratings came from.our room and experience was a 3+
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
It is a nice place, with beautiful view to the ocean. Good for some weelkend rest.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing beach
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing breakfast included. The other menu had so many options and various sized dishes. The meals are a great value especially considering how friendly the staff are and how welcoming the environment is. We ate our meals with iguanas, beautiful birds, geckos, and we even saw a monkey. There are tropical fish and other sea life in the tide pools on both sides of the beach and you can even walk across the rocks to other beaches.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

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