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Casa Armonia de Pinilla, Luxury 4 Bedroom House
Playa Junquillal Eco Resort
3 out of 5
4 Oceanview Drive, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
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1.77 mi from city center
Playa Junquillal Eco Resort
W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal
5 out of 5
Reserva Conchal, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
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The price is $319 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
17.88 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (70 reviews)

"Was an amazing stay! Room was super super clean with a private balcony and could contact concierge at any time. Beach was basically private with clear waters and white sand, a true beauty. Food at restaurants and bars was excellent. Room service also great. They sent up complimentary champagne and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

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The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Playa Conchal S/N, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
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The price is $328 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
17.83 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (673 reviews)

"Excellent time for relax! Great hotel! Great food! Nice"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel La Calle De Alcala
125 metros al este de supermercado Empi, Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste
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1.77 mi from city center
Hotel La Calle De Alcala
Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport
3.5 out of 5
Ruta #21 Frente Al, Aeropuerto Internacional, Liberia, Guanacaste
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The price is $80 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4
24.77 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating, The room was adequate, clean and nice."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport
Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
3 out of 5
1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
The price is $70 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
16.77 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (555 reviews)

"I stayed at another hotel in Tamarindo which had a lot of traffic noise this was a better option"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
Papagayo Bay, Papagayo, Guanacaste
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The price is $189 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
24.35 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (311 reviews)

"Property is well taken care of. The hotel and the area is beautiful. Staff is very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
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The price is $149 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
19.02 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (991 reviews)

"It’s a nice hotel. Good amenities and staff is very friendly. Hotel is close to beautiful beaches."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
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22.31 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"Pros: the staff is really friendly, room was very clean, beach is nice and tranquil, the buffet has a lot of variety. Cons: the room is really outdated and felt old, had a mouldy smell to it, the staff felt unprepared to open in these pandemic times, they struggled with social distancing the guests ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Playa Potrero, Potrero, Guanacaste
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The price is $145 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
18.56 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (574 reviews)

"Beach front!!!! Nice and comfortable room. Peaceful place."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
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22.32 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Staff, Very courteous and professional. Restaurant cuisine was great. Housemaids were outstanding."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
3 out of 5
Playa Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo, Guanacaste
The price is $180 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
27 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (189 reviews)

"Very nice place! Great location, wonderful scenery, very roomy, nice cuisine, I guess the hotel needs some maintenance details to fix! Given the pandemic situation of the country make sense!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
Casa Rebecca
4 out of 5
Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
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1.82 mi from city center
Casa Rebecca
Flamingo Blu House
4 out of 5
Flamingo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
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1.76 mi from city center
Flamingo Blu House
Casa Shambala
3.5 out of 5
Playa Avellanas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
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1.76 mi from city center
Casa Shambala
Casa de los Monos
4 out of 5
Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
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1.76 mi from city center
Casa de los Monos
Casa Moana
3.5 out of 5
Playa Langosta, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
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1.76 mi from city center
Casa Moana
Casa Orchidea
4 out of 5
Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
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1.82 mi from city center
Casa Orchidea
Casa Xanadu
3.5 out of 5
Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
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1.76 mi from city center
Casa Xanadu
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Visiting Santa Cruz

Visitors can enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer including its parks. Top sights around the area include Conchal Beach and Flamingo Beach.

  • There are 852 hotels and other accommodations in the surrounding area
  • The closest major airport is in Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), 23.8 mi (38.4 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Cruz

Notable places to visit in the surrounding region include Conchal Beach and Flamingo Beach. In the area, you'll also find Monkey Park and Recaredo Briceno Park.

As you plan your trip to Santa Cruz, you might not find accommodations in the heart of city, but you can choose from 852 hotels and other lodging options within the larger area. Here are places to stay in the surrounding area:

  • Hotel Diria is 1.2 mi (2 km) from central Santa Cruz. Guests who stay at this 3-star hotel in Santa Cruz can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive is located 20.9 mi (33.7 km) from the heart of Santa Cruz. Guests who stay at this 4-star resort in El Ocotal can enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi. Our customers like its family-friendly amenities and room size.
  • Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort is 16.5 mi (26.6 km) from the center of Santa Cruz. Guests who stay at this 4-star resort in Tamarindo can enjoy access to a winery and 4 outdoor pools, along with free WiFi. Our customers like its beach locale and comfortable rooms.

Dressing for Santa Cruz

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 83°F and the nighttime average to be 61°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • July through September averages 81°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 80°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • Santa Cruz gets about 72.76 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually April and May with an average temperature of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 62°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Santa Cruz?
Based on our traveler data, Hotel Diria Santa Cruz is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3-star hotel offers 2 outdoor pools and free WiFi. Other good options for your trip include Playa Junquillal Eco Resort and Casa Rebecca.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Cruz, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in Santa Cruz.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Santa Cruz?
For more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Santa Cruz, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What are some accommodations with pools in Santa Cruz?
Hotel Diria Santa Cruz: Features 2 outdoor pools, a children’s pool, and free parking. Playa Junquillal Eco Resort and Casa Rebecca are a couple of other choices that feature an onsite pool.

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