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

Ocotal Beach Resort


  • Lots of excursions
  • Great infrastructure
  • Lovely views
  • Three swimming pools


  • Resort-y
  • Spotty service
  • Tired and worn property
  • Steep hill to climb

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

This large resort spread across a ridge has the best sea views hereabouts and is also one of the best dive and sportfishing resorts in the country. All rooms have ocean views, but those with the nicest views are on the hilltop, even though they may be a bit cramped with furniture. Down the hill to the beach, comfortable triangular bungalows each have two separate suites that share a semiprivate pool. All the rooms have extra amenities such as coffeemakers, and hair dryers. There's a swimming pool at the top of the property, as well as a pool near the restaurant; be prepared, though, for a steep hike to the biggest one down at the beach, complete with a swim-up bar. You can call for a van to take you back up the hill. The best feature of the restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean and Asian flavors, is the 270-degree view from the terrace.

Hotel Information


3 km (2 miles) south of Playas del Coco, along paved road, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica



Hotel Details:

  • 42 rooms, 5 suites, 12 bungalow suites
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014

View Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotel Rates


What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

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.