Get an overview of this hotel3-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant


Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Tortuga Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Ventanas Beach. Pinuela Beach and Arco Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Hotel Features

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, multilingual staff, and free breakfast are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 5 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and furnished balconies or patios. Other amenities available to guests include in-room massages, ceiling fans, and safes.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Ojochal hotel also offers an outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Total number of rooms - 5 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Beach towels 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor pool 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Furnished balcony or patio 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

This hotel has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 9 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property from January to December. The rest of the year they are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.

Only service animals are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Name

  • Alma de Ojochal
  • Alma Hotel Ojochal de
  • Alma Ojochal
  • Alma De Ojochal Costa Rica

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted from January to December. 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.

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Lovely scenic small niche hotel perched on the hil

5 out of 5
by from Knoxville, TN
Posted Feb 5, 2017
This was my best hotel in Costa Rica this far. John and his wife are from Canada and are living the dream. Perched on a ridge on a hill, with only five rooms, but a lovely pool and restaurant and bar overlooking the ocean and daily sunsets, this was perfect. I especially loved the daily live entertainment in the restaurant-bar.
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Nice ocean view.

5 out of 5
by from Tonopah, Arizona
Posted Dec 20, 2016
The Alma was a great hotel. The breakfast tasted great every morning, the view was awesome being a mile from the Pacific Ocean, but up on a hill so we could see every sunset. The staff was very friendly at the restaurant, and the nightly music was nice to listen to. I would definitely come here again. The Ojochal area is filled with great Tico's, American, Canadian, & European retirees that all get along great. A lot of people speak both English and Spanish in this area which is very helpful to us on vacation. Most menus in this area are in both languages.
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Doesn't Get Any Better !

5 out of 5
by from Florida
Posted Sep 29, 2016
My second time here and I wasn't disappointed. I discovered a new way to get there..FLY ! I didn't realize there was an airport nearby..a flight to or from San Jose a mere 20 minutes. The hosts and staff will go out of their ways to ensure your 100% comfort and satisfaction. You can't leave here unhappy! Like the big Austrian guy said, well be back!!
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Great view! Awesome restaurant and best staff!

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 9, 2016
The room has an amazing view from your own private balcony. The owners and staff are highly accomatating and have a great restaurant. Wish we stayed longer!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 11, 2016 by Janet
Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We really appreciate your feedback and thank you for choosing us!
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Perfect way to close our Vacation

5 out of 5
by from Los Angeles
Posted Sep 3, 2016
Location: There are great beaches, the marine national park, a few costa rican restaurants.
The hotel was perfect for our last night in Costa Rica. We had a spectacular view and our room was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. We were allowed to check in early because the rooms were ready. Hotel staff was extremely nice and gave us great tips on where to go to the beach. The breakfast was good, the pool was also nice. I don't have a single complaint.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 11, 2016 by Janet
Thank you so much for your words and taking the time to review our property! We really appreciate your feedback! Hope to see you again!
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Great view rooms and friendly staff

5 out of 5
by from California
Posted Aug 20, 2016
Pros: Staff, price, food, views and convenient location
Cons: Cant think of anything...
Location: Minutes from beaches, adventure activities, fishing, other great places to eat.
Stayed 4 nights in mid August. Could not ask for a better experience. Easy check in and out. Great owners and staff, Bamboo Room eatery next door is part of the same property. Good food, drinks, live music every night, ocean view tables, convenient location. Highly recommend for couples.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 11, 2016 by Janet & John
Hi Sean....really appreciate you taking the time to review our property and the restaurant. We have put our passion into Alma and Bamboo and it's nice to know we are on the right track!
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Beautiful sunset views

5 out of 5
by from BC, Canada
Posted Mar 12, 2016
We stayed here for 3 nights and it was fantastic. We spent 2 nights in an upper level room which had an amazing balcony for watching the sunsets. We enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra night in one of the more spacious downstairs rooms. The onsite resteraunt was also good, and had live music every night, try the fish tacos! Owners are lovely and full of good recommendations for local activities and sights. Staff was friendly and accomodating. By far one of the best places we stayed in Costa Rica!
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excellent Stay

5 out of 5
by from Cartargo, Costa Rica
Posted Feb 18, 2015
Pros: Location, the views are paradise. The room is well equip and very clean. Lovely white sheets! Helpful staff and nice pool. Good areas to sit and take
Cons: Nothing!!!!
Location: The location is close to the beaches and retardants. We also found Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a great place to go to see wildlife close up.
This was our second time staying at the hotel and it was as great as before.
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Peace & Tranquility

5 out of 5
by from Cartago
Posted Dec 3, 2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: A teaspoon with the coffee making facilities
Location: Paradise, with fantastic unspoiled beaches close
If you are looking for a relaxing break look no further Alma is the hotel for you! All rooms with views across tree tops and the ocean behind, watch the sun go down as the forest below comes to life. Take breakfast while macaw's fly through the tree tops and monkeys play beneath. If you enjoy fine dining at reasonable prices you will enjoy the evening meal, served in a fantastic setting at the sister hotel El Castillo only 2 minutes away. All this and some of Costa Rica's finest beaches within easy reach, Close to Paradise!
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Very good

4 out of 5
by from San Jose, Costa Rica
Posted Mar 18, 2014
Pros: View, cleaness
Cons: breakfast
Location: There is a lot of good restaurants and tours
We stayed for one night and it was a nice experience. The only thing that we don't like was breakfast because there was no option and very little quatities of food.
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