Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Giardino Tropicale Hotel

  • Main street, past entrance to Playa Guiones Map It
  • Nosara


  • Good value
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Laptop-size safety boxes


  • Road noise
  • Extra charge for air-conditioning
  • Short walk to beach

Fodor's Review

In the lush gardens downhill from the popular restaurant, shaded by large trees, you'll find comfortable suites and cabinas, and a sparkling 17-meter (56-foot), salt-filtered swimming pool—the only good lap pool in town. The handsome suites have everything you need to make breakfast: electric kettles, coffeemakers, refrigerators, and sinks. One spacious apartment has two bedrooms, a TV, a Jacuzzi, and a full kitchen with a large porch. The five standard cabinas are smaller and have solar-heated hot water, ceiling fans, coffeemakers, and refrigerators; three have kitchens. Use of air-conditioning costs $15 extra per night in all the rooms. A screened-in, two-story, thatch-roof rancho has its own kitchen. Inexpensive, hearty breakfasts are served by the pool, and the recently upgraded restaurant is one of the best in town. The hotel has earned four leaves in the national sustainability program. There is 24-hour security and guarded parking.

Hotel Information


Main street, past entrance to Playa Guiones, Nosara, 50206, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 3 standard rooms with kitchen, 2 standard w/o kitchen, 4 deluxe suites, 1 apartment
  • Rate includes: No meals

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