Fodor's Expert Review The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanacaste, 50206, Costa Rica

This lively hotel-bar-restaurant has been a Nosara fixture for more than 25 years and has a chic, modern aesthetic. There's a small childrens' pool, a large saltwater pool, and a Jacuzzi for adults. The upscale cool surfer vibe continues into the spacious and airy rooms, featuring tropical wood furniture and large bathrooms with indoor and outdoor rain showers. The restaurant also serves meals throughout the day, from breakfast onward.

PROS

  • very economical rooms
  • laid-back
  • lively bar
  • upscale and modern
  • fun and lively swimming area
  • directly across from surf breaks, with surf club

CONS

  • spotty service
  • can be noisy
  • cheaper rooms don't have air-conditioning
  • cheaper rooms don't have air-conditioning
  • slow service at restaurant
  • outdoor showers lack privacy
  • can feel crowded

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family, Green, Trendy
Trendy
Near the beach
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2682–0259

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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