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Hotel El Manglar

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.3 / 5Very Good
72 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Grande Beach
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Las Baulas National Marine Park
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tamarindo Beach
    24 min drive
  • Airport
    Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)
    76 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Standard Double Room, Refrigerator

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Superior Villa, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Pool View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 7
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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About this area

Playa Grande

Hotel El Manglar is located on the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Conchal Beach and Tamarindo Beach. Tamarindo Church and Canopy Vista Tamarindo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Grande Beach - 2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Las Baulas National Marine Park - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ventanas Beach - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tamarindo Church - 23 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tamarindo Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 76 min drive

About this property

Hotel El Manglar

Beachfront hotel with relaxing spa services
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 10 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and TVs. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Hotel El Manglar offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. This Playa Grande hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.
The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, spa services, and a terrace. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
Hotel El Manglar is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



Check-in between 4 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.
This property offers self-service check-in for guests arriving outside of normal check-in hours. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets stay free

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 9.00 for adults and USD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 95.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet deposit: USD 150.0 per stay
  • Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

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

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 are 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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Property is also known as

  • Hotel El Manglar Playa Grande
  • El Manglar Playa Grande
  • Hotel El Manglar Hotel
  • Hotel El Manglar Playa Grande
  • Hotel El Manglar Hotel Playa Grande

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 9.00 for adults and USD 8 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • 32-inch TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

Very Good

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Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

I liked the staff and cleanliness of the rooms, location is pretty good although I thought I was booking a hotel on the beach. I don’t understand why they have a coffee pot in the rooms but no coffee.. I had to walk to the market in the morning to find some. I don’t like the 10 am check out time. Every other hotel I’ve been to in Costa Rica has an 11 am checkout. With such a late check in and then an early checkout, I had no time to actually enjoy the pool or the beach.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Staying at the Manglar Hotel made my visit to Costa Rica unforgettable. The concierge, Guillermo helped insure that my stay was perfect. Guillermo, helped my friend and I set up a boat trip (I highly Recommend it!) and was able to direct us on how to get to Tamarindo, which is the "city" next to Playa Grande, it's a 10 minute walk along the beach and a minute boat ride away ($1 per person). The hotel locks it's gates at night and also has a secure private beach (1 minute walking distance) that can only be accessed with the code provided by the hotel. There are two restaurants next to the hotel. There was free wifi, it worked better in common areas but still reached the room. there was hot water in the room, a/c, and new towels were provided everyday. The location is very safe and everyone is extremely welcoming. There was a kitchen located downstairs and drinks are available for purchase.

    Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2019


      We only stayed a few days of our five day stay. The A/C barely worked and there was no A/C in the main living area. The TV had two channels so when my kids wanted to wind down, there was no way to do that. There were also a lot of ants in the room. We went to the front desk to exchange our towels and there was no one there one morning. We used the phone at the desk to call them, they said they would come in a few minutes, 10 min later we left. Just not my idea of a relaxing place. You need strong, cool A/C in Costa Rica, it’s just too hot without it.

      Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

      Wonderful people! Guillermo and Jorge were awesome. Great surf lesson with Jorge! Nice rooms, spacious and comfy. Great little kitchen too, but we did almost all cooking in the community outdoor kitchen. Beach was a 2 minute private walk. Water taxi to Tamarindo was a 10 minute walk and cost less than a dollar each way. So all shopping, restaurants and excursions were available. This hotel is a little gem and has an awesome vibe!!

      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

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