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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

The Gilded Iguana


  • Very economical rooms
  • Laid-back
  • Lively bar


  • Spotty service
  • Can be noisy
  • Cheaper rooms don't have air-conditioning

Fodor's Review

This lively hotel-bar-restaurant has been a Nosara fixture for more than 25 years. Televised sports, live music—on Tuesday and Friday nights—and lots of friendly regulars have made the open-air bar so popular that the owners had to expand it. Six large, air-conditioned rooms are lined up behind a small, kidney-shape pool with a refreshing waterfall and pool bar. For traditionalists, the original rooms have more character; they're in a shaded wooden building with louvered, screened windows that let in fresh breezes in lieu of air-conditioning.

Hotel Information


Playa Guiones, Nosara, 50206, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 10 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

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