Set along Costa Rica’s Guanacaste coastline, the Papagayo Gulf is quickly becoming one of the country’s top luxury locations. Considering the area’s stunning landscape and world-class coastline, it’s no wonder why. There are several white-sand beaches to explore—bordered by palm trees and a calm blue ocean, these are fantastic places to unwind and swim. Aside from the beaches, there are several national parks close by where travelers can experience dry tropical forests.
El Mangroove is a beautiful new hotel set near the shores of the Papagayo Gulf. One look at this hotel and it’s immediately clear how much forethought must have gone into the design and construction. From the huge pool to the spacious, well-lit rooms, El Mangroove is lovely in every aspect.
There are several types of accommodations to choose from, all of which are suites. With amenities like outdoor rain showers and indoor hammocks, the hotel’s suites seamlessly blend the interior with the exterior. The design is simple, but elegant—think light hardwood furniture, plush sofas, and ceiling fans shaped like leaves. All suites have a private hot water bathroom, flat screen cable TV, air conditioning, wireless Internet, mini-bar, safe, and desk. Some suites are larger and come with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and private pool.
Guests of El Mangroove can enjoy any number of activities at the hotel. There is a large swimming pool surrounded by hardwood sun chairs, and a gym fitted with all sorts of exercise equipment. Personal trainers and yoga courses are available too. If relaxation is in order, head to the hotel’s treetop spa for a massage, facial, or pedicure.
Hungry? El Mangroove’s two restaurants that can help solve that. Serving sustainable comfort food with farm-to-table (or ocean-to-table) menus, dining at El Mangroove is a treat. Options include burgers, lettuce wraps, fresh fish and more.
El Mangroove has a 3 to 1 staff-to-guest ratio, which ensures guests with quality, timely service. This hotel is located 20 minutes from the international airport in Liberia.