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El Mangroove

Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica

88 Excellent 349 Reviews
17 acres and 150 meters of beachfront featuring 85 suites and a view of Gulf of Papagayo, lush forests and picturesque beaches with 2 restaurants, Bearth Spa, gym, swimming pool, oceanfront beach shack,
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SAVE $230+
  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Welcome Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade

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El Mangroove

Summary of 344 verified reviews


Excellent hotel. Great location. Awesome vibe. Fantastic service. Great pool.

Completely surrounded by lush tropical forest, El Mangroove perfectly mixes wood and water elements with contemporary architecture and natural furnishings. The whimsical resort features 85 sleek units, two mouthwatering restaurants, a spa, a gym and a long, cabana-flanked swimming pool. Aside from carnal pursuits, the focus is on food and drink. A mix of ambiances and flavors, El Mangroove's dining experiences will entice all palates. There's casual dining throughout, with specialized restaurants including an oceanfront beach shack, and 24 hour private dining. You may also dine at the pool. Bearth Spa is a retreat that offers full-featured spa facilities. The serene atmosphere soothes the spirit and embraces natural treatments. The spa features outdoor terraces and massage decks, as well as exclusive products.

Ensconced between the Pagagayo Peninsula and the bustling Playa del Coco, Playa Panama offers a tranquil setting to swim, kayak, snorkel, paddleboard, bike, boat, and hike. It's also a great base to fly through trees and explore volcanoes. Golfers will be well served by the nearby Arnold Palmer signature golf course, and serious scuba divers shouldn’t miss a trip to the Bat Islands.

Located in the Gulf of Papagayo, at only 20 minutes from touch down to sand, it’s the closest resort to any international airport in Costa Rica. Spanning for 17 acres and embracing 150 meters of beach front, it’s also ideally located at only 15 minutes from the artsy and bustling town of El Coco.

Exclusive Perks at El Mangroove

Gift, $100, Breakfast and More in Costa Rica

SAVE $230+

At only 20 minutes from touch-down to sand, El Mangroove is a contemporary boutique hotel with a unique personality. It contains 85 bohemian-chic suites surrounded by forest, beach and mangrove that are only steps away from the ocean.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Welcome Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." Full Breakfast is provided for two daily. A $100 resort credit is included, once per room, per stay. Also included is a welcome amenity. Upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • El Mangroove
  • Gulf of Papagayo
  • Papagayo Bay, Guanacaste 50503
  • Costa Rica

Location Summary
El Mangroove is located in the northwestern coastal region of the Guanacaste province in the Papagayo Bay. It is situated on a natural mangrove and features a beachfront location with extensive ocean views. The Guanacaste province is a land of volcanic peaks, scenic waterfalls, hot springs, and rich flora and fauna. National parks, wildlife refuges, quaint villages, historic sites, and a countless sum of golden beaches in the area provide a variety of activities for guests that seek an authentic Costa Rican experience.

Directions to Hotel
At only 20 minutes from touch down to sand, this is the closest beach retreat from an international airport within Costa Rica. Take Road 21 6 Km West until Do it Center, turn right, take Road 253 North 5 blocks, turn left and Take Road 254 West 8 Km. The hotel is at the end of the road to the left.
Banquets & Meetings
Offers indoor and outdoor meetings spaces from 323 to 1,938 square feet.
Disabled Access
Four ADA rooms available.
Fine Dining On Site
Makoko serves international cuisine. Matiss offers beach cuisine.
Fitness Center
Wyl Gym on site.
Pool Outdoor
One of the longest pools in the area, with poolside cabana's private service.
Spa Facility
Bearth Spa.
Perched beside a mangrove wetland on the chocolate sand shores of Playa Panama.
Azul Ocean Adventures include paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, and beach hopping tours.
Fishing - Ocean
Sport fishing charters.
Arnold Palmer signature golf course is nearby.
For an urban adventure and hiking combo, try the Santa Rosa National Park & Liberia City Tour.
Jogging Running
On the beach.
Recommended Rooms
The Nesto Standard Double Suite. Nearly 485 square feet amongst indoor and outdoor space this suit exemplifies comfort and simple luxury. Conveniently connecting to a standard double room if needed this space features indoor hammocks. The suite offers dual rain shower heads alongside outdoor shower access to the terrace.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping