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Ecoplaya Beach Resort

At a Glance

    Pros

  • friendly
  • lots of activities

    Cons

  • timeworn
  • service inconsistent
  • pool gets packed during holidays

Ecoplaya Beach Resort Review

Set between La Coyotera Beach and a mangrove estuary, this Best Western-affiliated small resort has a sprawling collection of equipped villas and two-story concrete buildings (with several types of spacious rooms) that dot ample, landscaped grounds. Be warned—it's in a high-wind zone. Even with windbreak trees and shrubs, the large swimming pool usually has waves. The 1-km-long (½-mi-long) beach has coarse brown sand flecked with broken shells, and the water is extremely shallow and murky during the windy months. Pristine Jobo, Copal, and Rajada beaches are just a short drive or walk away. The hotel organizes activities and tours that include fishing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, and full-day tours to the province's national parks, or historic towns in nearby Nicaragua. Since part of the resort is also a time-share, it's often packed with Costa Rican families during the holidays. The restaurant, set beneath a massive thatch roof, serves good food, though the service is inconsistent. If you want, you can opt for a breakfast only or a per-person, inclusive meal plan.

    Contact Information

  • Address: La Coyotera Beach, 15 km/10 mi west of La Cruz on a rough dirt road, Bahía Salinas, 51002
  • Phone: 2676–1010; 4034–3470 virtual office
  • Website:
  • Location: Bahía Salinas

    Hotel Details

  • 26 villas, 18 rooms.
  • Rate includes some meals.
Updated: 03-12-2013

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