El Mangroove

The twin attractions of beach and forest meet at El Mangroove, coupled with 21st century comforts and facilities for a perfect holiday stay.


Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste.

Accommodation Type

Boutique Hotel

Accommodation Level

Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.

Price Guide

El Mangroove

The Gulf of Papagayo has some of Costa Rica’s finest beaches, and El Mangroove is located on 150 metres of prime beachfront. It also has almost 7 hectares of grounds including lush tropical forest. Each suite provides air conditioned comfort plus mod cons such as TV, Wi-Fi, iPad dock and minibar – in short, all could need. Water lovers can spend days enjoying a range of watersports, and on land you can explore on foot and by bike. If that sounds too energetic you can relax by the pool or doze in a hammock. The hotel’s restaurants span the range of styles, from casual eats to fine dining, in various locations such as on the beach, by the pool, or in the elegant, open-sided dining room. While here you should treat yourself to some pampering at the spa, as you relax on one of its natural mangrove surrounded treatment terraces.

Why go to El Mangroove?

At the end of a busy holiday exploring Costa Rica’s rich flora and fauna, a stay at El Mangroove is just what you need. Wake to the surrounded by nature, setting the gentle pace of life for the rest of the day. Bask in the warmth of the morning sun by the pool, later retreating to the shade of a private cabana, or saunter down to the beach to feel the sand between your toes. Balance relaxation with activity as you try your hand at surfing or paddle boarding, take to two wheels to explore local sites and villages, and enjoy some energising laps in the 40 metre pool. Immerse yourself in the seductive casual luxury of El Mangroove.

Wildlife around El Mangroove

There are birds, iguanas and howler monkeys in the forest by the hotel, and the hotel arranges whale and dolphin watching cruises. There are many national parks and reserves in Guanacaste, many of which can be reached from El Mangroove. Marino Las Baulas National Park is an important nesting place for female leatherback turtles between October and May. Santa Rosa National Park has a range of environments including mangrove swamp and dry tropical forest, and is home to over 250 species birds, mammals such as deer, spider-, howler- and white-faced monkeys and coatis. There big cats, too, ocelot, cougar and jaguar, though these are rarely seen. The wetlands of Palo Verde harbour a wide variety of birds including black-crowned night-heron, great curassow, toucan, macaw, as well as monkeys, iguanas and crocodiles.

El Manroove Highlights

  • Each room has a private balcony, with beautiful views.
  • Fine dining is available at La Luz Restaurant.
  • Member of the Condé Nast Johansens Collection.
  • Five minute drive from a major shopping centre.
  • Volcano and coffee tours are available.
  • Personal service amid stunning, tasteful décor.

El Mangroove Location

El Mangroove


  • 85 Suites
  • Open all year round
  • Use of Kayaks and Bicycles and Valet Parking
  • Children of all ages are welcome. The hotel has a KidZone which has a daily programme of activities and services. Babysitting can be arranged.


  • 2 restaurants
  • 40 metre long swimming pool
  • Sun loungers and 5 individual cabanas
  • Bearth Spa
  • Gym
  • 2 on-site Mako boats
  • Free internet access throughout
  • 24 hour private dining


  • Watersports – surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Boat trips
  • Yoga sessions
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Massages
  • Visits to national parks and reserves can be arranged
  • Hiking, biking, horse riding and tubing at Ricon de la Vieja
  • Star gazing

El Mangroove Rooms

There are 85 suites, starting from 45sqm, whose design incorporates wood and stone for a contemporary feel, decorated with local artworks and with modern bathrooms. All have flatscreen TV, phone, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, fan, iPad/iPhone dock, safe, hairdryer, minibar.

There are 34 king suites, 30 double suites, 8 junior deluxe suites, 10 junior superior suites, 1 grand suite and 1 presidential suite.

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