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El Mangroove - Authograph Collection

Liberia, CC, Costa Rica (LIR)

Room rates from:
$199 $149
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,499 $1,159
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 592 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

Starting from
$199 $149
Per Adult Nightly

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

Starting from
$212 $159
Per Adult Nightly
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

Starting from
$255 $191
Per Adult Nightly
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

Starting from
$280 $210
Per Adult Nightly
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 50503


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


El Mangroove Resort is committed to improve their services, and they are currently in the process of a partial renovation to Makoko Restaurant. This improvement will allow the hotel to provide the very best restaurant experience to their valued guests, however this will not affect the restaurant service and utmost efforts will be made to limit the amount of noise or disruption during the process, since their priority will be guests comfort and service.

During renovation, work will go from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs daily. As a result, there will be some noise and therefore they ask for your understanding.

  • 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 Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • 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 592 reviews
Submitted on 01-16-2017
This hotel was fantastic if you're looking for something similar to a retreat. The staff tried to know you and strived to make a personal connection with each and every guest. The servers at the breakfast buffet were amazing and outshined the pool servers during the day. However please realize that this hotel is somewhat secluded and it is tough to eat at other places outside of the hotel. Food in the morning is great. Food otherwise is decent. The rooms were clean and spacious. If you need... Read more
from Orange County, California
Submitted on 01-16-2017
We had no idea what to expect as we had never been to Costa Rica and chose this place as my girl friend and I were travelling without our husbands and wanted something very nice and not far from the Liberia airport. What a score! Beautiful resort with very nice and spacious rooms. The hotel was very clean, the beds were amazingly comfortable and the best was not super crowded! We were easily able to find chairs by both the beach and pool whenever we were looking for them. The wai... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 01-14-2017
El Mangroove is a VERY nice hotel. Like the place is beautiful. The open air check in desk is lovely and welcoming, the service is excellent, the pool is luxurious and chic cabanas line the sides along with 2 restaurants, a great bar, a warm fire place, and hand cut guanacaste tables from the owners farm 45 mins away from the property. We were lucky enough to meet the owner Sr. Pacheco and he was lovely. We spent 2 nights by the fire with him and his wife talking about life, listening to good... Read more
Submitted on 01-14-2017
I came with the family, 2 kids ages 6 and 8, just for 1 night and we'll certainly come back very soon. The hotel is BEAUTIFUL, the rooms are very comfortable and everything is extremely well maintained. The pool is great and the beach is OK. Very near you have Playa Penca which is a must if you are in the area. Everyone in the staff is very kind so 5 stars on that all the way. Highly recommended, this is the coolest hotel we've stayed in Costa Rica so far
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 01-14-2017
A fairly nice hotel, in a scenic setting, with okay service and facilities. Pro's: the view around the pool and beach are very nice. Staff are helpful. Rooms well appointed. The location is right on the beach. Con's: the beach is not private (as in all of CR) so locals are sharing the beach with you directly in front of the hotel. Being situated in a former mangrove, there's more insects than usual (both in-room and around bar/pool). Staff were helpful but several were not genuinely friendly. We... Read more
from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Submitted on 01-10-2017
This is the place to go! The staff was all very nice and accommodating. The rooms were large and modern and clean and have A/C. I'd get the second level room though, as we could here running foot stomps every night and morning. The Pool, and 2 restaurants were VERY VERY delicious and had a wide variety of beverages and food. We basically hung out at the hotel the entire time. We did book a catamaran tour using El Mangroove's personnel's recommendation- GREAT recommendation. Boutique staff ... Read more
from Durham, North Carolina
Submitted on 01-09-2017
My husband and I ended up here by chance when we had to change our flights home. We were on the last night of a belated honeymoon and I can not image a better send off than that from El Mangroove. From the moment we were picked up at the rental car agency, the staff at El Mangroove showed themselves to be nothing less of 5 stars. The private beach has soft, black sand that it not typical to some of the other beaches we visited, and the pool is very spacious and close to the bar. The room was spa... Read more
Submitted on 01-07-2017
After having stayed in some lovely boutique places in Costa Rica, we found this resort hotel to be quite underwhelming. The rooms are interesting - with a 'natural area which doesn't have air-conditioning and an air-conditioned bed room area, have a comfortable bed and are very quiet at night. The breakfast and dinner is quite good, though overpriced. The lunch service was the most disappointing - with our food being served tepid after a 35 to 40 minute wait. This included burgers and tacos - no... Read more
Submitted on 01-06-2017
Beautiful Facilities, great food and drinks and... Location on Playa Panama feels secluded and quiet. Site get some breeze but is generally very hot. Waves are gentle and kid friendly. "Boutique" brand without a story. Mangroove name says it. Inexplicably embarrassingly (?) hidden on the wall in guest room Water closet next to the toilet. The Brand statement at last: "I and the Mangrove become the Mangroove". Sorry, but HUH? Restaurant called Matisse? Why? Pseudo-Cool pretentious nonsens... Read more
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 01-06-2017
El Mangroove is a boutique hotel (85 rooms) with a young, modern flair. The resort has a modern/polynesian feel to it. There is one long pool with a great view of the beach and the hills past the gulf of Papagayo. The rooms resemble an IKEA showroom, but they are clean and beds comfortable. The room is split in 2 by a glass slider to separate whats air conditioned and what's not. I kind of liked that except it just made the 2 rooms feel small. We arrived around lunch one day and while the ... Read more