Hotel Tioga

Paseo de los Turistas, 8 blocks west of cruise-ship dock, Puntarenas, Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica

This grande dame of Puntarenas hotels facing the beach is showing its age, but it still evokes the bygone era of the 1950s when Puntarenas was the major destination on the Central Pacific coast. Face-lifts over the years have helped modernize the place, and it still has the advantage of sitting across the street from a tree-filled park and the prettiest part of the city’s beach. Glimpses of the past hang in the hallways on the first to third floors with black-and-white photographs of Puntarenas in the early 1900s. The 11 “executive” guest rooms upstairs have been brightened up recently and they have balconies overlooking the gulf. The second-floor restaurant, where an excellent breakfast (included in the rate) is served, is open to cool breezes off the gulf and loverlooks the beach action.

PROS

  • full of 1950s character
  • close to beach and restaurants
  • pleasant, sunny pool

CONS

  • a little timeworn
  • smallish rooms around the pool
  • busy on weekends

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Views, Family
Casual
On the beach
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2661–0271

HOTEL DETAILS

52 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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