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4.9 of 5 guest rating
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Standard Double Room
377 square feet
2 Double Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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PREMIUM 2 QUEEN BEDS
559 square feet
2 Queen Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Standard Handicap
376 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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PREMIUM PLUS 2 QUEEN BEDS
602 square feet
2 Queen Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 2 children)
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PREMIUM PLUS 1 KING BED
602 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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PREMIUM 1 KING BED
602 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Surf Suite
87 square feet
1 Queen Bed and 4 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 6 guests
(up to 5 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Outdoor pool

Located in Nosara, The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is by the ocean, a 4-minute walk from Nosara Beach and 11 minutes by foot from Playa Pelada. This 4-star hotel is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from Nosara Wildlife Rescue and 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Garza Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 29 guestrooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free international calls.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Unwind at the end of the day with a drink at the bar/lounge or the poolside bar. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

Playa Guiones, Nosara,

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 21 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Swimming pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access.

This beach hotel also offers a children's pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Onsite self parking is complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in March 2018.

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Conference space
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 2018
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free wired Internet
  • Smoke-free property
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Conference space size (meters) - 85
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Conference center
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Reception hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Total number of rooms - 29
  • Television in common areas
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Wedding services
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel offers 29 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads and hydromassage showerheads, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and international calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Shower only
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired Internet
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free international calls
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Electric kettle
  • Towels provided
  • Bedsheets provided
  • Number of bathrooms - 1

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Security system

Debit cards not accepted

Protective clothing is not available to guests

No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

No elevators

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service

No gap period between guest stays

Fees

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

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 100
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 50 (from 6 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 150.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Nosara
  • Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel
  • Gilded Iguana Surf Nosara
  • Gilded Iguana Surf
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Hotel
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Nosara
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Hotel Nosara

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

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