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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Santa Elena Lodge

  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Friendly
  • Near beach and park
  • Lots of outdoor options

Cons

  • Little English spoken
  • Basic accommodations

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

This simple family-run lodge on the outskirts of Cuajiniquil provides the closest accommodations to both Playa Bahía Junquillal and Santa Rosa National Park, making it a good option for nature lovers and anyone who wants to stray from the vacationing crowds. The owner, Manuel Alán, is a former fisherman who switched to tourism, converting his family home into a bed-and-breakfast. The rooms have varnished hardwood walls and ceilings, plenty of windows, and small bathrooms—Rooms

5 and 6 are the nicest, since they overlook the garden. Breakfast is served in back, whereas lunch and dinner are available at the adjacent seafood restaurant. Manuel can arrange an array of tours with local guides that include a hike through the Murcielago sector of Santa Rosa National Park, a boat tour of a mangrove estuary, and whale-watching from August to February.

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Hotel Information

Address:

10 km (6 miles) west of Pan-American Hwy., 8 km (5 miles) east of Junquillal, Playa Bahía Junquillal, 50306, Costa Rica

Phone:

/2679–1038

Hotel Details:

  • 10 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014

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