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El Sabanero Eco Lodge

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Property grounds
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of El Sabanero Eco Lodge

El Sabanero Eco Lodge

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Tamarindo with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

86 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
between Santa Cruz and Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Tamarindo Beach - 18 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 50 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 42 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 15 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 73 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 120 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Soda Marisquería Marcela - 8 min drive
  • Monkey Bar - 15 min drive
  • Sprout - 16 min drive
  • Plumeria - 17 min drive
  • El Pelicano - 17 min drive

About this property

El Sabanero Eco Lodge

El Sabanero Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 35000 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy local cuisine at El Sabanero, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a children's pool.


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 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 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*


  • Area shuttle within 25 km*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 11 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


El Sabanero - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 35000 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for CRC 15.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

El Sabanero Eco-Lodge
El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Canafistula
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El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Hotel Canafistula
El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Hotel Tamarindo
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El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Hotel
El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Tamarindo
Hotel El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Tamarindo
Hotel El Sabanero Eco-Lodge
El Sabanero Eco Lodge
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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Sabanero Eco Lodge?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at El Sabanero Eco Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at El Sabanero Eco Lodge?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at El Sabanero Eco Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by El Sabanero Eco Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 35000 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at El Sabanero Eco Lodge?
You can check in from 1 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at El Sabanero Eco Lodge?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at El Sabanero Eco Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities like hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near El Sabanero Eco Lodge?
Yes, El Sabanero offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Soda Marisquería Marcela (4.5 mi), Lola's (6.7 mi), and Monkey Bar (7 mi).
Does El Sabanero Eco Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around El Sabanero Eco Lodge like?
El Sabanero Eco Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

We stayed here in 2013 and it had a completely different vibe. This time we weren't greeted upon arrival, we weren't explained about the food and dining, the state of the property had suffered over 5 years and the road that went by the property had changed from a dirt road with little traffic to a paved road with traffic and traffic noise up considerably. That said, the people who stayed there for the yoga appeared to enjoy their stay although they may not have previously stayed there.
5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great lodge set outside of Tamarindo.
Great little cabins. A quiet getaway from busy Tamarindo. Close enough to taxi to the beaches and the action, but quaint and lovely to enjoy Costa Rica at its finest. The owners are lovely and the food and property are amazing too. We had a wonderful time there and even made some good friends too. Highly recommend if you want something a little bit different.
The pool
The pool
Our porch
View from breakfast table
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome place and owners
Wonderful! So relaxing!
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10/10 Exceptional

Shhh.... Secret place
The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly, and couldn't be better. Whether there as a family, on a surf trip/ and/or for an adventurer or romance, the lodge is remote but at the fingertips of it all, .... And the chef is the best (best price also) with his special dishes for you! Don't pass it up.
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8/10 Very good

dislike their hidden charge of extra $25 / night !
Pros: Cozy 10 cabin lodge, loved waking up to the sound of bird song. Friendly fellow travelers with whom to share breakfast conversations in the common area. It was hot, so the pool is welcome. Cons: The lodge is isolated, it's 15 driving minutes from the nearest town and beach. I almost didn't book it because it has a hidden charge. Just as you're near the end of booking a room at the stated price, it says that El Sabanero will charge your credit card with an additional amount which added on about $25 extra dollars per night to the price of our room. I really dislike this trick and wouldn't have booked it except they're almost everything else was already booked.
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8/10 Very good

Excellent staff, nice location
Awesome stay at this lodge/hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Kids loved the pool and lodge area for hanging out. The food was awesome, above anything we have ever experienced. Very relaxed atmosphere.
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautifully Rustic and Tranquil Oasis
We really enjoyed our stay at El Sabanero. The rooms are actually beautiful and private little cabins set in the foothills of Canafistula. It is just a 10 minute drive to Tamarindo! The manager Harold and all of the staff were wonderful and It felt like home. We look forward to returning to this very special and unique Oasis in beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica!
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10/10 Exceptional

Thumbs up
Really nice staff and owners! Beautiful place
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6/10 Good

Was a bit over priced.
Great owner, cool place, clean, everything you need. A bit hard to find and overpriced.
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10/10 Exceptional

A Hidden Gem
We stayed here for four nights at the end of a three week trip with our four and seven year old boys. The cabinas are rustic, tasteful and spacious and the grounds are beautiful. The infinity pool offers sweeping views of the valley and has a generous shallow end, which our boys enjoyed. Harold, the proprietor, was welcoming and helpful. We heard Howler Monkeys at night. This place is a gem.
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