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Hotel El Manglar

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Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden View | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden View | Premium bedding, in-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; pool views
Standard Double Room, 2 Queen Beds | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Hotel El Manglar

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Hotel El Manglar

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Tamarindo Beach
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

194 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
Palm Beach Estates, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, 50308
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping on weekdays
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Palm Beach Estates
  • Nicoya Peninsula - 1 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 23 min drive
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course - 26 min drive
  • Tamarindo Beach - 30 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 31 min drive
  • Playa Potrero - 32 min drive
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 35 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 83 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 163 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Pico Bistro - 31 min drive
  • Nari - 32 min drive
  • Medusa Bar - 32 min drive
  • Agua Salada - 31 min drive
  • Patagonia Argentinian Grill & Restaurant - 32 min drive

About this property

Hotel El Manglar

With access to onsite surfing/body boarding, Hotel El Manglar is a great choice for your beach stay in Cabo Velas. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in Swedish massages, facials, and body treatments, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. Offering garden views, Bistro Cantarana serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights. The helpful staff and beach location get good marks from fellow travelers.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Surfing/body boarding


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Weekday housekeeping only
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include sports massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body treatments.


Bistro Cantarana - Overlooking the pool and garden, this bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 95.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 40 (subject to availability)


  • Pet deposit: USD 150.0 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel El Manglar does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel El Manglar?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel El Manglar?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel El Manglar?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 150.0 per stay.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel El Manglar?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel El Manglar?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 95.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel El Manglar?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 40 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel El Manglar?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (29-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel El Manglar and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as surfing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Hotel El Manglar also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel El Manglar?
Yes, Bistro Cantarana offers garden views.
What's the area around Hotel El Manglar like?
Hotel El Manglar is a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 6 minutes' walk from Grande Beach. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.







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10/10 Exceptional

Luis, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Matthew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michal, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

MARK, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour de 6 nuitées dans une villa 1 chambre avec notre fils de 7ans. Très propre, le lit confortable et la cuisine bien équipée. Le site de l’hôtel est bien aménagé avec une superbe piscine, basket, ping pong et des aires de détente. Il y règne une belle ambiance décontractée. Le personnel est accueillant et nous avons eu une excellente communication avant et pendant notre séjour. A quelques pas d’une magnifique plage épargnée par le tourisme de masse où nous avons admiré les plus beaux couchés de soleil. C’était une 2e fois pour nous à Playa Grande et nous avons déjà hâte d’y retourner.
Julie, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a lovely stay at this charming and intimate hotel. It is in a perfect location to enjoy the most beautiful beach.
Jennifer, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved everything about this property!!! Definitely going to visit again!
Heather, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tara, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel but we didn’t enjoy our room. It was too small for a double bed room; no closet space, no hot water and it’s run-down. The shower sprayed out so violently that we had a river after every shower causing my kid to slip twice. Our friends stayed on the second floor and the room was much improved from ours. Overall the hotel itself is nice staff is friendly and flexible. Location is great if you are someone that enjoys staying away from the crowds. I would stay here again just not in the same room. Have traveled to most countries in Central America, third time in CR and this was our second least favorite hotel room.
Carolina Cerritos, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ryan, 1-night trip with friends
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