Classic Luxury

El Mangroove

El Mangroove is a stylish yet casual beach hotel located in the lovely Papagayo bay. The hotel's 85 suites are styled with recycled wood, local artwork and contemporary stone finishes. Facilities at the hotel include 2 restaurants, a pool, spa and beach.

Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
El Mangroove
  • Boutique hotel with a laidback atmosphere

  • Only 20 minutes from the airport

  • Fantastic location on the Papagayo peninsula, overlooking the gulf and 150 metres of chocolate sand beach

  • A budget friendly hotel with a beach front location

El Mangroove, with 150 meters of beautiful chocolate sand beach front in the Papagayo bay, is a perfect chilled out alternative to the many dressed up resorts that populate the coast of Guanacaste. This is the coolest beach hangout in the area!

El Mangroove boasts 85 comfortable guest rooms, featuring wooden furnishings recycled and made from the mangroves which used to occupy the property. Each room features modern amenities and has a unique open-air sitting area. The hotel also features two excellent restaurants, one of which is now run by a former protogee of chef Jamie Oliver.

The large infinity pool redefines "laid back" but with a luxury twist - private cabanas are available and stunning beach views can be seen from all angles. The beach itself has dark chocolate sand and wraps around the tranquil bay - perfect for stand up paddle boarding or swimming - and is host to some of the best sunsets in the country.

All facilities in the main area face towards the Pacific horizon so that views can be enjoyed all common spaces, from the pool to the restaurant to the bar. The Matisse Bar and restaurant also offers a takeout food & beverage service for those seeking privacy or romance, and is perfect for guests who want to go and enjoy the vibrant sunset on the beach.

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Grab the dribble inducing Fish Tempura tacos and a cold Imperial from the Matiss restaurant and run down to the beach to watch the sun set over the bay. Inner peace is not something only achieved through yoga - fish tacos and giant suns are integral!

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Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

El Mangroove is located on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, overlooking the warm waters of the Papagayo Gulf along the spectacular Bay of Culebra.

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