Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Bahía Esmeralda Hotel & Restaurant


  • Friendly service
  • Economical villas and suites


  • Not on the beach
  • Could use some updating
  • Continental breakfast included in rate only for the 4 rooms

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

Although it's not on the beach, this Italian-owned hotel has style at an affordable price, with ocher-color villas spread out around a pretty pool, gardens, and lawn. It's a great place for families or groups. Large glass doors bring in lots of light, and the fans hung from high wooden ceilings keep things cool. The well-equipped apartments sleep four, six, or eight people, and have handsome fabrics and bathrooms tiled in cool green. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate; apartments and suites have their own kitchens where guests make their own meals.There's no restaurant, but a few good restaurants are nearby, including. It's a five-minute walk from the hotel through the village to the beach.

Hotel Information


1 block east of Potrero village, Potrero, Costa Rica



Hotel Details:

  • 4 rooms, 8 apartments, 2 suites, 2 villas
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014

View Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotel Rates


What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all hotels in Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.