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Hotel El Manglar

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On the beach, white sand, beach towels, surfing
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, surfing
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, surfing
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

Overview of Hotel El Manglar

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Hotel El Manglar

3.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Palm Beach Estates, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, 50308

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrande Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationLas Baulas National Marine Park11 min drive
  • Popular LocationTamarindo Beach38 min drive
  • AirportLiberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)86 min drive
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Room options

About this area

Playa Grande

Located on the beach, Hotel El Manglar is in Palm Beach Estates, a walkable area in Cabo Velas with good shopping. While the natural beauty of Las Baulas National Marine Park and Nicoya Peninsula can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course.

What's nearby

  • Grande Beach - 2 min walk
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park - 11 min drive
  • WAYRA Institute of Spanish - 32 min drive
  • Tamarindo Church - 36 min drive
  • Tamarindo Beach - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 88 min drive


  • The Great Waltini - 7 min walk
  • Taco Star - 5 min drive
  • Monkey Bar - 30 min drive
  • Sprout - 30 min drive

About this property

Hotel El Manglar

3-star hotel located in Palm Beach Estates
Take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace at Hotel El Manglar. With a white sand beach, beach towels, and surfing, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a facial, a massage, or a body treatment. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and a library.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and express check-out
  • Smoke-free premises, concierge services, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 18 rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
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 available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
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, uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 9.00 for adults and USD 8 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Surfing/body boarding

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (weekdays only)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish


  • 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
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Mobile key entry
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 150.0 per stay

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 9.00 for adults and USD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 95.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet deposit: USD 150.0 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

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
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
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
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel El Manglar Playa Grande
El Manglar Playa Grande
Hotel El Manglar Hotel
Hotel El Manglar Cabo Velas
Hotel El Manglar Hotel Cabo Velas

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel El Manglar have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel El Manglar?

As of Dec 10, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel El Manglar on Dec 13, 2022 start from $79.8, 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 Hotel El Manglar pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 150.0 per stay and a fee of USD 10 per pet, per night.

How much is parking at Hotel El Manglar?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hotel El Manglar?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Hotel El Manglar?

Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a 50% fee (subject to availability).

Does Hotel El Manglar provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 95.00 per vehicle applies.

Where is Hotel El Manglar located?

Located in Palm Beach Estates, this beachfront hotel is in a national park, just steps from Nicoya Peninsula and Grande Beach. Ventanas Beach and Las Baulas National Marine Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 92 out of 166 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 55%
Rating 8 - Good. 54 out of 166 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 33%
Rating 6 - Okay. 13 out of 166 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 8%
Rating 4 - Poor. 4 out of 166 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 3 out of 166 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Alla, Evanston
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love this place and always come back.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice place, close to nature, great staff. No shampoo or conditioner on room, bathroom door was moldy and needed a paint job.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place was really, really nice. I would have never found it but we happened into it out of necessity and we were very pleasantly surprised. If you are driving, you will be a little freaked out by the road to get here but it’s totally worth it!!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everyone was so kind who worked here. I felt so comfortable and safe. Could ask any dumb tourist question and feel no judgment. Would come back many many times over. It is a little out of the town, but the seclusion is one of the reasons why we loved it. Staff was so kind and AMAZING People!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay

Rodolfo, San José
Traveled with partner
Disliked: Amenities
Lo único rescatable es la cercanía a la playa , por lo de más demasiado básico .
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
I really wanted to like this place. Staff were great. However Standard rooms were tiny. Not big enough for a family of 3 on a two week vacation. No storage in the rooms. 3 mins from a wonderful beach. Very secluded. A 40 mins $50 drive to town. Ants in the room. Asked for help not resolved. Few onsite ammenties. Water was only luke warm in the rooms.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
This property has no hot water. The water is not cold… but it will not get hot. Besides that we enjoyed our stay here
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a lovely boutique hotel in a secluded section of Playa Grande. The staff was amazingly helpful in planning activities and excursions.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Rustic Charm with Comfort
This hotel has great rustic Costa Rican charm with new on site amenities and comfort. Felt like we were getting in the laid back playa grande expierence while still being comfortable in our room and around the property. No food options but you can walk to a couple great restaurants. Also a short walk to the one on the most amazing beaches in the country. They have small basketball court, yoga/wellness area and a refreshing pool area. The staff was very friendly and helped us book on site surf lessons and ATV tour.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Bridget N.
Beautiful location
Amazing staff, safe, clean and close to the beach and restaurants
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022