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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-star property
Cabo Velas beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

174 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is CA $100
Price available on 03/01/2023
Palm Beach Estates, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, 50308

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Palm Beach Estates
  • Conchal Beach - 41 min drive
  • Tamarindo Beach - 45 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 42 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 91 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 167 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • 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

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. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. 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 4 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills

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


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 9.00 for adults and USD 8 for children (approximately)
  • 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 50 percent of room rate (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.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel El Manglar?
As of 30 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel El Manglar on 1 Mar 2023 start from CA $100, 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.
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 4 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a 50% charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and 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 (4.2 mi) 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, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Great Waltini (7-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel El Manglar like?
Hotel El Manglar is in Palm Beach Estates, a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Julio Cesar Ramirez, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chris, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!!
Michael, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!
Abby, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Lo único rescatable es la cercanía a la playa , por lo de más demasiado básico .
Rodolfo, 3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

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.
martin, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

This property has no hot water. The water is not cold… but it will not get hot. Besides that we enjoyed our stay here
tientse, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

This is a lovely boutique hotel in a secluded section of Playa Grande. The staff was amazingly helpful in planning activities and excursions.
Beth, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Alexandra, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will definitely return.
Fabulous location, amazing staff!
Susan, 7-night trip with friends
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