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Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

Bahia Esmeralda

2 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPenca Beach12 min walk
    Popular LocationPlaya Potrero13 min walk
    Popular LocationPlaya Prieta19 min walk
    AirportLiberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)63 min drive

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Economy Quadruple Room

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Basic Studio, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Garden View

  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Trundle Bed

Economy Double Room

4/5 guest room rating
  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Basic Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Garden View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Trundle Bed

Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette, Garden View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 807 sq ft
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Queen Beds and 2 Large Twin Sofa Beds

Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 1055 sq ft
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Queen Beds and 3 Twin Trundle Beds

About this area


Located in Potrero, Bahia Esmeralda is in the city center and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Penca Beach and Flamingo Beach. Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and Diamante Eco Adventure Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Penca Beach - 12 min walk
  • Playa Potrero - 13 min walk
  • Playa Prieta - 19 min walk
  • Flamingo Beach - 9 min drive
  • Danta Beach - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportDaniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 63 min drive


  • Marco Polo — 12 min walk
  • Smokin Pig — 12 min walk
  • Shack Restaurant & Bar — 16 min walk
  • El Castillo — 18 min walk
  • Nasu Restaurant — 19 min walk
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About this property

Bahia Esmeralda

Bayside hotel in Potrero with free parking
An outdoor pool, concierge services, and dry cleaning are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and ceiling fans. Guests will also find TVs with cable channels and showers.
Bahia Esmeralda offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with ceiling fans. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
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 self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 3 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: CRC 62000 per stay

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.

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 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, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include window guards

We should mention

One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Bahia Esmeralda Aparthotel
Bahia Esmeralda Aparthotel Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Costa Rica/Playa Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Santa Cruz
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
Bahia Esmeralda Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Potrero

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bahia Esmeralda and receive a full refund?
Yes, Bahia Esmeralda offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bahia Esmeralda cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Bahia Esmeralda?
As of Jan 27, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bahia Esmeralda on Feb 3, 2021 start from $68, 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.
Does Bahia Esmeralda have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Bahia Esmeralda pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Bahia Esmeralda?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Bahia Esmeralda?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 8 PM.
What time is check-out at Bahia Esmeralda?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Bahia Esmeralda provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Bahia Esmeralda located?
Located in the heart of Potrero, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Potrero Bay and Penca Beach. Playa Potrero and Playa Prieta are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 48 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 19 out of 48 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 48 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 48 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 48 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well maintained small family hotel close to many beautiful beaches in the area. On road with truck traffic but the garden/pool side is quiet. Mostly local clientelle when we were there, no loud Americans. We liked that. Downsides: breakfast was OK quality but little and very basic.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
El hotel tiene buen mantenimiento, buena ubicación y la villa muy cómoda y limpia. Se puede ir a la playa a pie y la ubicación excelente
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Me hospedé en una habitación equipada con cocina, cuenta con lo básico necesario para cocinar sin problemas. La habitación en general bien, limpia y ordenada; el área de cocina un poco pequeña pero no es mayor problema. Ambiente tranquilo rodeado de vegetación.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, staff and amenities. Highly recommended
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Room comfort
The property is well maintained and bright and cheery. It is within 5 min walk to a beach. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was very short, as if it was a child’s mattress. The bedding was a fitted sheet and a top sheet that barely covered this very small bed, the sheet was exactly 5’ wide. It was not in any way comfortable. The breakfast was fresh and tasty.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

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