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El Mangroove - Authograph Collection

Liberia, CC, Costa Rica (LIR)

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Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,189 $1,059
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 489 reviews
A Luxury Resort, Authograph Collection by Marriott
Style: Luxurious but yet relaxed ambiance.
Room & Rates
Bark Suite - El Mangroove - Authograph Collection - 3

Bark Suite

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Featuring indoor hammocks just outside the room. Grab a book or a tropical cocktail and swing to complete relaxation! This suite features nearly 485 square feet that combines comfort and simplistic luxury! Your nights will be peaceful as you rest in this stunning refuge.

  • Room with King size bed
  • 1 telephone with video phone call
  • 1 TV plasma 42-inch
  • Wireless
  • Air Condition
  • Fan
  • Working Station
  • Alarm clock
  • Docking station for IPAD/IPHONE
  • Valet Service Kit
  • Hair Dryer
  • Walking closet
  • Mirror
  • Safety Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Living room area with a hammock
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Nesto Suite - El Mangroove - Authograph Collection - 2

Nesto Suite

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The most spectacular tree nest... In this pleasant refuge, you will relax as if you were in your home`s living room, yet in a Costa Rican luxury boutique hotel just steps away from the beach. You will discover why Pura Vida is the lifestyle that you deserve!
  • 485sq. ft.
  • Room with 2 Queen size beds
  • 1 telephone with video phone call
  • 1 TV plasma 42-inch
  • Wireless
  • Air Condition
  • Fan
  • Working Station
  • Alarm clock
  • Docking station for IPAD/IPHONE
  • Hair Dryer
  • Walking closet
  • Mirror
  • Safety Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Living room area
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Root Deluxe Junior Suite - El Mangroove - Authograph Collection - 1

Root Deluxe Junior Suite

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At the end of the day…when you have to go back to the origin of the comfort of your stay, you simply return to your basis. You will love this peaceful haven!
  • Sleeper sofa and a king size plush cloud-like bed
  • 42-inch flat screen TV
  • Wireless and video-calling telephones
  • Ceiling fans
  • A/C system
  • Independent WI-FI connectivity
  • Working station
  • iPad / iPhone docking station and alarm clock
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Vanity magnifying mirror
  • Walking closet
  • Safety deposit box
  • Refreshment station
  • In-room bar
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Habitat Superior - El Mangroove - Authograph Collection - 4

Habitat Superior

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At the end of the day…when you have to go back to the origin of the comfort of your stay, you simply return to your basis. You will love this peaceful haven! 732 sq.ft.
  • Room with king size bed and sofa bed
  • 2 plasma TVs 42-inch
  • 2 phones, one for video calling and other wireless
  • Wireless connection
  • Air conditioning and fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Docking station for IPAD/IPHONE
  • Hair Dryer
  • Walking Closet
  • Mirror
  • Safety Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Hammock
  • Living room area
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El Mangroove - Authograph Collection
Bahia Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Guanacaste


El Mangroove Hotel is located in the coveted Papagayo Bay in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The property spans for 7 acres, surrounded by the virgin mangrove, enclosed by a nature forest and with 150 mts beach front on Panama Beach, wich stretches for 1.6 kms. It is only 20 minutes from Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia [LIR] and just 15 minutes from El Coco, a lively beach town with restaurants, bars a big souvenir market, park and shops.

Why Stay Here

Awarded with the ´Four Star Rating Awards 2015´ by the Prestigious Forbes Travel Guide.
El Mangroove has a unique personality within itself and of its own: it entertains the grooviest of travelers while leading a sun soaking. Moon gazing and ever so desirable lifestyle.

Set within a tropical forest and surrounded by a prestine mangroove in Guanacaste, here men and land become one; while neither of them interferes with another however seem to silently and perfectly support each other. Currently the closest beach resort from any international airport in all of Costa Rica. El Mangroove is only 20 minutes from touch down to sand.

Resort Details

An overpowering amount of trees will greet you upon arrival, inviting you to discover. Join El Mangroove as you will soon see that here, you truly become one with nature. Perfect mixes of wood and water alongside contemporary linear architecture bamboo stone and natural furnishings make it evident that luxury here is simple. Vegetation and an overwhelming amount of trees hover over you as you arrive into Bahia Papagayo`s newest prime destination.

  • Beatiful 130 foot long pool. Longest in Costa Rica
  • Vegas style pool cabanas for rent
  • Cabanas include snacks and welcome cocktail
  • Free access to gym
  • Free Kids Club for children ages 4 to 12. Open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Walk-in closets in all suites
  • Unique terrace concept in all rooms
  • Free access to spa relaxation area and sauna
  • 24-hour in-room dinning
  • 24-hour concierge
  • 24-hour on site medical assistance
  • Mangrove, Forest and Beach all at the resort
  • On property tour desk and rental car service
  • Simplistic and trendy boutique. 
  • Only 85 suites
Included in Resort Fee:
  • Wi-Fi throughout the resort
  • Selection of water sports including stand up paddle yoga, paddle boards, snorkeling and kayaking.
  • Bikes.

Accommodation Details

85 Suites, including: King Suites, 2 Double Beds, Junior and Master Suites. Connecting Rooms Available.

  • Electronic in-room safety boxes
  • 42-inch plasma screens
  • Personal on-request and above and beyond regular amenities, include hair irons, professional hair dryers and mono grammed robes
  • Custom made natural furnishings
  • In-room minibars and pleasure kits
  • Ipad docking stations
  • Complimentary signature sandals
  • Pilow menu
  • Signature scent menu

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

  • Makoko Restaurant: serving 3 meals daily and located off of the hotel lobby within El Mangroove main action quitearters. Complete with indoor and outdoor terrace seating this enjoyment lounge caters to all senses of taste.
  • Central Bar: Located within the Makoko restaurant, the bar area is where the day turns into night and quite possibly... back into day.

For the Family

  • Select water sports including stand up paddle yoga, paddle boards, snorkeling, kayaking and much more.

Pools & Spas

  • Beatiful 130 foot long pool. Longest in Costa Rica
  • Vegas style pool cabanas for rent
  • Cabanas include snacks and welcome cocktail
  • Free access to spa relaxation area and sauna

Entertainment & Activities

  • Live music nights and events
  • On property tour desk and rental car service


Things to do in Papagayo

  • Sunset cruise
  • Bay cruise tours
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving adventures
  • Fishing
  • Upscale jewelry and arts and crafts
  • Nightlife at Coco Beach
  • Motor ATV through mountains
  • Horseback riding [nearby]
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Local restaurants
  • Canopy tour [nearby]
  • Shopping

  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Additional Services/Amenities/Facilities on Property
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Aerobics Instruction
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • All Public Areas Non-Smoking
  • All Suite Hotel
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • BBQ Area
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Baby Sitting
  • Baggage Hold
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Facility (+)
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Beauty Shop/Salon
  • Bell Staff/Porter
  • Beverage/Cocktail
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Bilingual Staff
  • Body Scrub
  • Body Wrap
  • Boutiques/Stores
  • Breakfast Room Service
  • Breakfast Served in Restaurant
  • BreakfastBuffet
  • Business Center (+)
  • Cabana Rentals
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Carryout Breakfast
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's Play Area
  • Children's Program
  • Clothing Store
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Facilities
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Connecting rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctor on Call
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Exercise Gym
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Fax Service
  • Fine Dining (+)
  • Fire Safety Compliant
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Classes
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Parking
  • Front Desk
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Hair dryer
  • Handicap Services
  • HandicapParking
  • High Speed Wireless
  • Honeymoon Amenities
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Lobby
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Managers reception
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Meeting facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Men's clothing
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Notary Service (+)
  • On-Site Check In
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private dining for groups
  • Restaurant (+)
  • Room Service (+)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Secured Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tanning Beds
  • Turndown service
  • Umbrellas
  • VIP Rooms
  • Valet Parking
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Water Sports
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Widescreen TV
  • Wired Internet (+)
  • Women's clothing
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 489 reviews
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 02-06-2016
I'm struggling to find the proper words to convey how happy we were to have stayed at the El Mangroove. It goes without saying that it is a very beautiful hotel located on the Gulf of Papagayo. The beauty of the hotel is not just limited to it's impressive location, architecture, serene rooms, and gorgeous views. What I was most impressed by was the level of service offered by the entire staff. Particular standouts are the wait staff Daniel, and Fukwai to name a couple. Bartender Evelyn, rest... Read more
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Peaceful, Relaxing and extremely friendly. Upon arrival we were greeted by Diego. He presented himself as if he was welcoming us in to his own exclusive home. He took his time checking us in and answered all our questions. Steven graciously escorted us to our room and showed us all the tips in maneuvering around our remarkable room. Our tranquil room had indoor and outdoor living, airy and free from the annoyances of nature. While you are immersed and enjoying the boutique hotel experience yo... Read more
from Austin, Texas, United States
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Our lives are all too often overwhelming, we rush from even to event, responsibility to responsibility, taking little time to savor life and the joy it has to offer. I certainly fall into that category, and at El Mangroove, I could take a deep breath, relax, and slow down. From the time we arrived, we were surrounded by friendly, helpful people, who seemed genuinely glad to see us. The service was always attentive, never overbearing, and the choice of activities was great. Just sitting by th... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-06-2016
The property is top of the range with outstanding service and luxurious offering. The hotel is very remotely located - which may be great for some but not for others. Whilst seclusion is great - even though the service is top of the range - for us personally it was not very well bound into Costa Rica as a location. To some extend this hotel very easily could be in Miami or similar. As one example the menu is very non Costa Rican - no small touches. The in room dining menu has better options tha... Read more
from Carlsbad, California
Submitted on 05-06-2016
The location and people were wonderful! The design of the hotel and grounds was naturalistic, peaceful and quiet. The food at the restaurants was superb except there a couple of times when the kitchen was backed up and our meals were a little late. Overall, the food was excellent. The staff was extremely helpful, welcoming and friendly. We had a room with an enclosed veranda which consisted of a hammock, sofa chair and tables, an indoor outdoor room. The main bedroom was comfortable and th... Read more
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Although the property is absolutely stunning (the in-room showers are phenomenal, too!) and the view from the room is beyond tranquil - you will feel like you are sleeping in a tropical rainforest tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the world.. one of the best aspects of this hotel is by far the STAFF. They are beyond sweet and accommodating, always smiling and going above and beyond for their guests. The food is so wonderful; this is one of my favorite hotels I have ever traveled to and I... Read more
from North Carolina
Submitted on 22-06-2016
We visited Costa Rica during May and went to El Mangroove in family, 2 adults and 3 kids to spend a week in the sunny Costa Rica and enjoy all its beauty. We had a wonderful stay in this amazing hotel very well located at playa Panama in the gulf of Papagayo. It is just 35 min away from the Liberia airport and 1.3 hours from the main attractions such as Rincon de la Vieja volcano, Palo Verde boat river tour and water rafting tours. We did several excursions through Fayla tours Papagayo includi... Read more
from Kentucky
Submitted on 26-06-2016
We stayed at El Mangroove as part of an Adventures By Disney Costa Rica tour. The property is beautiful. The pool is glorious. Comfy cabanas are available for rent. Our whole group had dinner on the beach the first night. Food was awesome. I loved the Argentine strip steak with chimichuri. Delicioso! The rooms are lovely. Very comfortable beds. Great roomy closets and showers. I wish the living room was A/C also. The sliding door kept on locking us out and that was a bit inconvenient. One thin... Read more
from Nottingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Unspoilt natural setting - trees, birds and butterflies all around, great views over bay. Good range of food options from gourmet Makoko to good value Matisse on the beach. They did us a lovely farewell meal Costa Rican style with pumpkin soup, chicken and rice with typical local flavours and scrummy chocolate and ice cream dessert. Staff are very helpful and friendly - Andrea and her team in customer services solve any problems. Easy to stay here and get to all the best sights - Rincon volcano,... Read more
from Temecula, California
Submitted on 27-06-2016
A few of went to the El Mangrove for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We had excellent service and restaurant was beautiful and overlooked a beautiful courtyard with pool. My husband had the ribs that melted off the bone, I have a unique chicken dish that was very flavorful and unique! Ended the dinner with delicious coffee and dessert. The strawberries and Cream was a hit with the entire table!!! Would go again...kind of pricy so be careful when you order sparkling was over $10 ... Read more
Submitted on 30-06-2016
El Mangroove is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at! I recently stayed at the property with a few friends for 4 nights, and we could not have asked for a better experience. The rooms are very cool and spacious, and the property (especially the pool and pool cafe area) is beautiful! The location is also perfect. It is situated on a beautiful bay with a nice, quiet beach. Guests can check out kayaks whenever they want and enjoy the water. We were able to book great excursions (river... Read more
Submitted on 02-07-2016
We did not stay here, but headed straight to their restaurant for lunch from the airport. The food, drinks and atmosphere are superb. It was just a few steps to the beach. Next time we'll stay at the hotel.
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Having just returned from a 5 day trip to Costa Rica, our first, I can't find enough good things to say about this resort and staff. From the moment we arrived, until we were dropped off at the airport in Liberia for our return home, we were always greeted with smiles and friendliness. The rooms were spacious, private, up-scale and cool; the grounds were interesting to wander and explore; the pool area was beautiful with knock-out views of the bay beyond; and the staff was stellar in every respe... Read more
from Toronto, Ontario
Submitted on 03-07-2016
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our two week vacation in Costa Rica. We were impressed with the unique design of the room with the air conditioned bedroom separated from a seating area with a screened window that you could slide open to enjoy the tropical weather without having bugs everywhere. The quality of food at both the casual pool restaurant as well as the more formal restaurant was very good with a great selection of items to choose from. For us, we found that po... Read more
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Stayed at this location for 8 days with 3 kids ages 14, 11, and 7. Very accommodating staff and friendly was welcomed with delicious drinks and a fruit basket in our room and a cheese platter and fruit platter. We are Marriott Platinum level so these are some of the perks that come with it. Also received 2 free breakfast every morning really delicious menu and Buffett. Plenty for the kids to do. They explored the property on their own and saw lots of wildlife including iguanas, squirrels, blue c... Read more
Submitted on 05-07-2016
We stayed here our final night in CR, since it was extremely close to airport. It is now a Marriott resort, so i knew I could expect good things. Very modern feel, pool was great. Food was limited, but okay. Beach is great, beautiful sunset, very calm bay, easy for kids to play in without crashing of waves. Definitely recommend
from Odessa, Texas
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Enjoyed the hotel..loved all the amenities, The place for breakfast was NOT very friendly:( We had to get up and get our own coffee several Times. I was NOT a Fan of the Black sand and the bay area. My grown children 34,30 (girls) stated that there was not much activity for them, But my Husband and I (50's) really enjoyed the calmness. The pool area had a great staff, but they could improve on asking the Adults if they needed anything MORE often. They really catered to the Little ones.
from los angeles, ca
Submitted on 06-07-2016
This place is very clean, great service and the food is pretty good. It's modern and convenient to a beach. The only problem I really had was the beach was a little uninviting and the water was kind of dirty. There isn't any good snorkeling around the beach either. The actual hotel is beautiful though and they provide a reasonable amount of food options.
from new york
Submitted on 08-07-2016
My partner, 2 year old son and I spent a week in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and stayed for the entire duration at the El Mangroove boutique resort. Overall, it was fabulous and relaxing... we didn't actually leave the premises for a few days after our arrival since we wanted to truly unwind from our hectic NYC life---- between eating at the two on site restaurants, engaging resort water sports, and indulging in the spa- we were set. (They offer babysitting services and a Guppy club for kids 4+.) The... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Good boutique resort in papagayo. A very nice tropical feel on the beach! We were upgraded to the canopy suite which had amazing views overlooking the ocean and pool. Pool bar/restaurant was nice. Jonathan was awesome! A big shout out to Jonathan! Stephanie helped us customize the evening dinner menu and ensured everything was proper. We had an amazing dinner thanks to Stephanie! Overall would rate 5 stars if not for the below points. Couple points: 1. Lots of mosquitos especially firing t... Read more
from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Was in Costa Rica 13 years ago when the Four Seasons opened and back then, there were very few mid to upper end properties to stay at. There was the top end and the low end. El Mangroove has the potential to be a great mid price, high end property in Costa Rica. Marriott just purchased the property 6 months ago and I will be that after a year of ownership, this property will be great. They have a little work to do... The Pros and Cons: 1. Great Modern Architecture and Minimal Footprint. This re... Read more
from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Submitted on 10-07-2016
The resort was beautiful. The staff was polite and friendly. Believe it or not, the ocean was WARM there- which we didn't discover until our last day because I assumed it would be too cold to enjoy. The food was delicious but a little expensive for us. it is a $20 taxi to the nearest village in case you want to stock up on snacks.
from Winston Salem, North Carolina
Submitted on 12-07-2016
My family and I had a wonderful stay at this resort. While the room prices seem a bit expensive, the hotel amenities are certainly well worth it. The rooms are spacious and cleaned every day, and the entire staff is consistently friendly and attentive. Beautiful fitness center, swimming pool, outdoor seating, and restaurants. The buffet breakfast far surpassed my every expectation - fresh fruit, yogurt, breads/pastries, pancakes, traditional food for the area (quesadillas, burritos, rice/beans, ... Read more
from Largo, Florida
Submitted on 13-07-2016
After being in the hospitality industry myself, and traveling for a living, I was not only impressed with the level of service but I was blown away by the genuine friendliness of the staff here. The property is beautiful, the rooms spacious, and the food delicious. With jungle views and monkeys to watch, a beautiful pool to relax near, and a tranquil bay to enjoy, this is a hidden gem of a property! Many of the staff that stood out were Diego, Kenner, Gabriela, Christen (amazing mixologist) Heis... Read more
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 14-07-2016
My husband and I were here for a long weekend. We were given a room location next to the stairs which we didn't want. Switched us to a beautiful 2nd floor Junior Suite. The decoration and location of the rooms, restaurant, pool, etc. is very elegant. Poolside service is wonderful. Food was delicious. We also had massages done and were perfect. Highly recommend it for couples.
from San Antonio, Texas
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We just returned from a week at this property. Not only is it beautiful but so are the folks who made our stay very special. I would like to say a special thank you to the following staff members: Danilo waiter Stephanie Hostess Arlette waitress Juan Diego- Who went above and beyond to assist me on this trip Eduardo- Who went above and beyond to assist me on this trip William Christina Carlos Van Driver I hope I haven't forgotten to name anyone as they all were ver special.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Never have I been to a hotel so close to a major airport yet so far away. Great for families, singles, rooms to impress the most discerning. But what sets this hotel apartment is the friendly staff and above-and-beyond attitude. I traveled here alone with a 3-year old toddler with a rare generic condition. After weeks away- this was by far the best welcome and overly accommodating nature of staff made me smile even when asleep! This topped off our weeks long adventure before heading home. The ... Read more