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Dunama Hotel & Casino

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Front of property
Private beach, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Dunama Hotel & Casino

Dunama Hotel & Casino

3.0 star property

7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
Playa Flamingo, Santa Cruz, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, 50308

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFlamingo Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Potrero4 min drive
  • Popular LocationPenca Beach14 min drive
  • AirportLiberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)71 min drive

Room options

About this area

Cabo Velas

Located in Cabo Velas, Dunama Hotel & Casino is on a private beach. Las Baulas National Marine Park and Nicoya Peninsula reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and Monkey Park. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Flamingo Beach - 5 min walk
  • Playa Potrero - 4 min drive
  • Playa Brasilito - 8 min drive
  • Penca Beach - 14 min drive
  • Playa Prieta - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 71 min drive


  • Angelina's - 3 min walk
  • Marie's Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Coco Loco - 14 min walk
  • Restaurante Pleamar - 17 min walk
  • Estero Azul - 19 min walk

About this property

Dunama Hotel & Casino

Transformed 3-star hotel by the ocean, renovated in 2016
Take advantage of free full breakfast, a poolside bar, and a terrace at Dunama Hotel & Casino. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach and beach towels. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, multilingual staff, and a banquet hall
  • A TV in the lobby, wedding services, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, beach locale, and pool
Room features
All 47 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the spacious rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, balconies, and refrigerators


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property - November 2016
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • In-room massage
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is undergoing renovations from September 22 2022 to January 31 2023 (completion date subject to change).
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

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Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Does Dunama Hotel & Casino have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Dunama Hotel & Casino?

As of Dec 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dunama Hotel & Casino on Dec 6, 2022 start from $153.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Dunama Hotel & Casino pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Dunama Hotel & Casino?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Dunama Hotel & Casino?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 10 PM.

What time is check-out at Dunama Hotel & Casino?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Dunama Hotel & Casino located?

Nestled on the beach, this Cabo Velas hotel is just steps from Nicoya Peninsula and Potrero Bay. Flamingo Beach and Playa Potrero are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dunama Hotel & Casino and receive a full refund?

Yes, Dunama Hotel & Casino offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dunama Hotel & Casino cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 143 out of 432 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 33%
Rating 8 - Good. 132 out of 432 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 31%
Rating 6 - Okay. 82 out of 432 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 19%
Rating 4 - Poor. 39 out of 432 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 9%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 36 out of 432 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is under going construction the staff and services are unbelievable hidden jewel!
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay

Monica Lourdes
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The good: The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The view from the restaurant is amazing. The hotel is only 10 min away from Reserva Conchal, the best beach around. The hotel has a private beach (but it is a long walk down a path of stairs to get there) The bad: The pool area is very neglected, the pool was dirty. There was a wedding going on while we were there, and they had a party for two days in a row; the second day, we could not sleep at all, they had a DJ and mariachi right outside our window, and the party ended at 2:00 am. the day of the wedding we could not use the facilities, not even the restaurant. So if you are looking to relax, make sure you check they will not have any events during your stay. The access to the beach was very steep. We only visited the beach once while we were there since I am pregnant and I was afraid of falling. The hotel was ok, but I would not go back there. It was not the peaceful experience I was expecting for my vacation.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Lawrence P
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property had raccoons in eating areas licking off table top surfaces and the raccoons were getting in the pool as well
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The worst experience, we got there and their a wasn’t anyone from the staff, it was hard to get the check in done
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely gorgeous views. Very nice staff and clean
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Super awesome hotel and the people are amazing. Julio, valencia, Sol and Pricila were so good to my kids and I when we were there for a week. They made the hotel great for all of us! Thank you to all of them!! Lori V.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location! Room smelled humid though
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Deana, Houston
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My husband and I have been going here for 5 years and love it. Karla, Esteban, Julio and Sol are truly amazing! Tico breakfast every morning, FABULOUS! Pool is simple and refreshing. A/C and the blackout curtains ROCK! Love it and will continue coming back every year!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022