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El Mangroove - Authograph Collection

Liberia, CC, Costa Rica (LIR)

Room rates from:
$179 $134
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,539 $1,189
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 550 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
$179 $134
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
$179 $134
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
$215 $161
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
$236 $177
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 550 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
from New Rochelle, New York
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Yes. This hotel is that cool. But in a good way. Lounge music, endless bamboo, beautiful gardens, hammocks galore, and a forest leading to a perfect beach. Could not imagine a more beautiful place to unwind. Contrary to the review in Fodors, we found the staff to be extremely attentive, even solicitous, seeking to meet every need, making dinner reservations at the best restaurants or suggesting amazing local seafood shacks on the beach. Don't miss the snorkeling at the end of the beach... As goo... Read more
from San José, Costa Rica
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Found the place perfect for a family vacation. The Staff is friendly and very efficient. The hotel rooms are not large, but well designed and confortable. the beach is steps from the rooms. Would recommend no questions asked. I found two minor issues they could do better. Arrived there on Saturday July the 23rd and went direct to have lunch. They had live music right there where we were eating, the place is small and it was just too loud for our family. I really dislike the idea of large reso... Read more
from Seabrook, Texas
Submitted on 27-07-2016
It started bad at check in when the front desk guy lacked emotion. He rarely removed his eyes from the screen. We were spending our anniversary there and he new it but wasn't given a "happy anniversary" or any kind of upgrade.. Not even a cookie.. Even though we are Marriott gold rewards members for 13 years.. Rewards doesn't mean much to mangroove. From there it got better though. Staff was very attentive except when trying to get a bill for dinner or breakfast. Seemed like it took too... Read more
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We arrive to this hotel after being few days in the rain in La Furtona and we where welcome by the sun and this beautiful hotel. I can't think about better place to relax and enjoy the pool and sea. Staff was very attentive and nice and the service was very good. We highly recommend this hotel.
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We were so excited to end our fabulous Costa Rica vacation on the Papagayo Bay and specifically picked El Mangroove because of its Autograph classification by the Marriott. Unfortunately it did not live up to the Autograph reputation. One of our room's phone did not work from the minute we checked in until we checked out, we did not have any hot water in either of our rooms (our family was in 2 rooms) for either of the days that we were there, the slats on the front door for one of our rooms w... Read more
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Beautiful resort! Only complaint is that the beach sand was very hot but we spent our time at the pool :) Food was wonderful, drinks were too! The attention to detail is apparent in every aspect. Everyone was also very friendly including the iguanas ;)
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-07-2016
From the moment we arrived out every wish was catered for. Our car was parked, bags unloaded and we were given cold drinks and towels! From there on it only got better- the food was Devine, the facilities as you would expect - perfect, and the attention to detail given by the staff faultless.
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 02-08-2016
After spending nine days in a remote (but wonderful) jungle casita, we suspected we might need to ease back into the real world. El Mangroove provided just what we were seeking. Ultra-modern and sleek, El Mangroove offered a lovely pool, a beautiful harbor, great food, and - - - most importantly - - - air conditioning! We received unbelievably attentive and personal service in the restaurant during our dinners each evening. Our waiter anticipated our every need. By our second dinner, he h... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Our room was not big but well designed. We had a a little lounge separated from the bedroom. We saw howler monkeys and iguanas on the tree outside our window . The swimming pool is very nice , perfect for doing length but also very good for toddlers as it is very shallow at one end . Some of the sun chairs are around the pool and some on the grass facing the beach . On my first day I got bitten by sand flies so I wasn't very keen to go back on the grass unfortunatly it was near impossible to get... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
This was our last hotel on a 2 week trip to Costa Rica. We stayed at grand oro San Jose, Pacuare Lodge and Nayara, Arenal. They we're all very friendly, exemplary service and beautiful. We arrived here to find quite a few of the staff unfriendly and have attitudes. There are lots of staff here but most of them wonder around not having a clue! Some we're also rude and snooty! I don't normally write reviews but after the bad service here feel compelled to. Rooms are ok but not to standard of othe... Read more
from San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 03-08-2016
One of the best experiences in Costa Rica Beach hotels, impeccable service and great quality makes you feel very satisfied. Highly recommended place to visit. Trip was with my wife and my 7 months old baby, awesome treatment from the staff.
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 06-08-2016
From the moment we arrived on property, we felt at ease and very comfortable in this trendy hotel. At check in, we were upgraded to a suite. The staff was very friendly and instantly knew our names while providing excellent service. I would recommend this hotel and plan to visit again.
from Oslo, Norway
Submitted on 09-08-2016
This is a typical hotel for americans, and americans only. El Mangroove is a good hotel to stay at, but it was just not for us. The rooms are really nice, good size and your own "inside balcony". The roomservice is nice and serviceminded and the rooms were always tidy and clean. There are two restaurants in El Mangroove: Matiss is the lunch and snack restaurant, and Makoko is the breakfast and dinner restaurant with an outside area and an inside area with an air conditioning of minus degree... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 12-08-2016
When my husband and I booked this hotel we were attracted by the "boutique hotel" description and by the past experiences we had in other Autograph collection hotels. Even if the location is great, all the staff very kind and the beach nice and quiet, we have to admit that this hotel needs some improvements. The music near the pool is to loud and the speakers are just behind your ears if you lay on the seats near the pool. Unfortunately during our stay there was a group with several kids an... Read more
from Freehold, New Jersey, United States
Submitted on 16-08-2016
This resort was perfect in every way. Our room, dinning, pool/beach and most of all the staff. Upon checking in we had the pleasure to meet Andrea Arroyo the guest relations Manager. She made our stay most memorable in every way. We were celebrating my birthday and she arrange special dinners for us as well as anything else we wanted to see or do. We did not want to leave.
from Minneapolis
Submitted on 30-08-2016
Overall an excellent stay. Close the Liberia airport. Easy check in. Lovely grounds, small and private/exclusive feel to it. Staff was incredibly helpful and nice. Food was very good, as anywhere in Costa Rica, strong focus on local cuisine. Music was a bit redundant with the club type beats, this needs to change please! Room was gorgeous, extremely big, well built, clean and 5 star in almost every way. Would stay here again. Only negative to say would be that they charged us a fee for the all ... Read more
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 30-08-2016
Short 5 day visit to Costa Rica and visit the sites. The hotel locate is very nice, on a small quite bay. The hotel is in very good repair with nice restaurants. Prices were fair, wait staff service was just ‚??ok‚??, other hotel staff were very pleasant. I wish they had a family pool area. $20 taxi ride into town each way but again, we enjoyed the stay and would most likely return.
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 31-08-2016
This property is truly one of a kind - it is hard to find a hotel like this with such serenity and personal service. From the moment our family arrived, we were greeted by the lovely and warm staff after our long day of travel. The rooms were modern and eco-friendly as pictured. The staff at the hotel really goes the extra mile to make the experience special for every guest including turndown service and greeting us by name everyday. El Mangroove is one of only a few hotels that share a bay w... Read more
Submitted on 04-09-2016
Context: My fiancee and I are in our mid-30s and professionals. We're looking for an upscale accommodation at great value and service. The El Mangroove was one of our best stays at resort across our travels around the world. Albeit, the resort was in offseason, the service was extremely accommodating and the hotel was beautiful. Contrary to the previous reviews, the music was not loud or for that matter, not even noticeable at times. I felt that the staff was very friendly and warm and the leve... Read more
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We stayed at the El Mangroove for 7 nights. This property is by far one of the cleanest and friendliest hotel I have ever seen. If your a couple and your looking for a great room to stay during your leisure, I suggest the Bark Suite with plenty of room and utilities during your visit. We had one on one service from all of the hotel and restaurant staff regarding my girlfriend's serious allergies (custom meals and extremely professional service throughout your stay). The site's architecture and d... Read more
from Santa Ana, California
Submitted on 09-09-2016
I highly recommend this hotel. It's by far the greatest resort I've stayed in. My boyfriend and I have been to different resort around Central America and it can't top this location. It's close by to Playa del Coco (nightlife town), which I advise it's over priced in that town. The staff at Mangroove are super polite and friendly. Once we arrived, we were greeted with the cutest welcome juice. If you plan to stay by the coast and plan a water excursion, I suggest take this opportunity using thei... Read more
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Facilities are great, service is outstanding but the food takes the price! The food is amazing. Rooms are a tad small but it's a hotel not a condo so it's ok, yet they're very nice and comfy. Wifi all around and many amenities. Highly recommended, but not cheap so beware.
from San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 25-09-2016
"Octopus Ceviche" in Matiss Restaurant is amazing, the best ceviche in this area. Restaurant's location is very good, and also you have a ocean view. Staff is very attentive and friendly. Coctails are very good.
from Princeton, New Jersey
Submitted on 28-09-2016
This property is very hip and trendy. Super cool swimming pool with cabanas all around. This is a small property with contemporary rooms. The food was amazing-fresh and innovative. We loved the patacones (spelling?) (fried plantains) and ceviche. Not many rooms have ocean views but that is not unusual for Costa Rica. i would recommend this for couples, millennials, bachelorette parties, girlfriend getaways.
from San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 09-10-2016
This is my second time visiting El Mangroove. The first time was right after opening so I was really curious to see the changes since 4 years (or so) ago. WOW. I was extremely impressed. The staff greeted us with smiles, and a lovely welcome drink. The check in was fast and smooth. The room is well appointed and comfortable, even though we just had the standard rooms. Comfortable beds, nice linens, lots of towels, and a great screened in "outside" sitting area too. Everything is pristine, t... Read more
from Brooklyn, New York
Submitted on 10-10-2016
My family of 6 loved this place. Not a too big resort, beach and pool are very close to the rooms. The food and service are excellent. Prices are mid to high range but well worth it. The ocean in front of the hotel is very calm almost no waves. The restaurants have a creative and very qualitative menu, hard to say anything wrong about El Mangroove. Our unforgettable experience in Costa Rica was completed by one great full day excursion with Costa Rica Issys Tours. Overall, we had a fantastic tim... Read more
Submitted on 12-10-2016
We went to The Mangroove for celebrating my wife birthday, after evaluating some other options in the area, i was convinced with this hotel after i call and made my reservation directly without using any third party Agency, they gave me the best price and also some discounts in Spa and water sport. From the gate, you feel like in a green and beautiful garden, all the big trees makes the place unique. The staff will call you by your name every time, from the receiving in the valet parking, also y... Read more
from Sofia, Bulgaria
Submitted on 15-10-2016
this is a very nice property, located on a peaceful beach, within a park. spacious rooms, fast and reliable WiFi, good breakfast, but what really makes the difference with a lot of similar location were the people- friendly, ready to help, excellent English spoken, perfect reflex for solving problems..
from Providence, Rhode Island
Submitted on 17-10-2016
We stayed at el Mangroove from October 5 to the 9th (Three 27 yr old ladies) for our annual girlfriends' trip. We took a cab from the Liberia airport for $40. Once we arrived at the property we were greeted with some delicious strawberry lemonade and the check in process was easy. Our luggage was then taken to our Nesto Suite. This suite had a small super cute living room area before the screen door that led to your room. The windows in the living room area were not glass but more of a net whic... Read more
from Yakima, Washington
Submitted on 19-10-2016
My wife and I spent a week here end of Sept to October 1. We expected the rainy season to be bad but was really not a problem a couple of great rainstorms but mostly sunny. The weather got me was hot and sticky but survivable. There was some off season construction that was a pain. If you have any disabilities this is not the best place no elevators and lots of stairs without railings. The breakfasts were great and lunch was good we were not that fond of the evening meals but is good for man... Read more
from Serrieres-en-Chautagne, France
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Great Pool, Good Looking, Terrific Food, Beautiful Casita, sea is accessible through the Hotel, Surfing possible, there is a lot to do in the area, visit national parks, rent a car, Indulge when you are back in the luxury of this resort!
from Curridabat
Submitted on 06-11-2016
It was a memorable stay for my girlfriend and I. Great service, facilities, food. The place is in front of the beach. The shore is clean, water is warm and quite. Good for families. We took an, included in the price, double kayak and crossed Bahia Culebra for a 12km ride.
from Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Submitted on 06-11-2016
A great place to stay in Costa Rica. Of course a really good quality of service, rooms are really comfortable (still a bit small). The pool is beautiful and the water was really warm. The access to the beach is perfect, and the all place is peacefull and quiet. Bad points are that all the extra services are really expensive, the high price of the room doesn't include the breakfast (this one cost 20 dollars/Person). Food at the restaurant was correct but not so much choice. Defenetly a place to ... Read more
Submitted on 07-11-2016
Just returned from a lovely stay at the El Mangroove. From the time we drove up to the lobby, the staff really took care of us. Heizel and Andrea in the front office were especially helpful. We took advantage of the gym, the bikes and even a sunset boat ride from the beach. Mario was an excellent captain--we even swam with a sea turtle. The food was delicious, I would recommend any of the fish dishes, very fresh. I liked the hipness of the hotel and the size as well as the location. We ren... Read more
Submitted on 07-11-2016
Great costumer service, they have a great food, exellent pool area , great for swimming and relax, they have awesome Walking areas , its close to everthing I relly recommended for a pleasure are family are just relaxing
from Escazu, Costa Rica
Submitted on 08-11-2016
This is our fourth visit, it is always a pleasure to go there. This is a boutique hotel kind of medium to small with an extremely nice location, very new, great rooms, the best mattress I can think of. Food is really good but kind of expensive. Be sure to book breakfast included. Friendly and helpful staff. Beach is incredible, very calm and beautiful, just 100 yards from the pool.
from New York
Submitted on 10-11-2016
I chose this hotel because I was scuba diving with a company based in Playa Ocotal and this was close enough that the company would pick me up for diving. I'm glad I came across this location! It's a gorgeous property and very modern. The rooms were nice and bright and clean. The Fitness Center surprisingly had 3 TRX which is a huge plus! There were also kettle bells and dumbbells although light. Two Treadmills and one bike and one Cable machine. Pool was a good size and at the end is the... Read more
from Brentwood, TN
Submitted on 15-11-2016
This hotel is not operating at Marriott standards. They nickel and dimed us from check-in. They changed my room reservation from 2 queen beds to a king and sofa bed room and tried to tell me it was an upgrade for my status. I reserved 2 queens. Then they charged me $50 per night for the 3rd guest in our room. They also charged $24 Bellman fee to take our bags and said we would still be charged if we took our own bags, They charged us $15 per day for extra housekeeping b/c we had a 3rd pers... Read more
from Columbus, Ohio
Submitted on 15-11-2016
My husband and I honestly chose this location because of availability of Marriott points- and we were delighted with this resort!! Beautifully built into the surrounding landscape, it was a peaceful get away! The service is impeccable!! A perfect spot...and great cocktails! :)
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 16-11-2016
We checked in to El Mangroove on our last night of our trip. The hotel is gorgeous. Beautiful modern beachy bohemian feel. Wish we had more time to hangout. David at the SUP shop was so gracious and let us take out kayaks & SUPs even though he was about to close in 30mins. Wish I had a camera. Sunset on the water was beautiful.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-11-2016
Overall, the El Mangroove was just incredible. The hotel sits on Playa Panema right on the gulf of Papagayo, which is a really lovely and beautiful bay. The water is really calm and the views are just stunning. It's situated perfectly for sunsets. The actual hotel is new and in wonderful condition. The room was finished nicely and had great amenities so we were very comfortable. The spa is lovely and the ladies that run it are super friendly. The hotel gym is perfect - a few machines and nice ... Read more
from Eatonton, Georgia
Submitted on 27-11-2016
Picturesque setting. Well appointed guest rooms. Great bar service. Loved the reflexology massage at the spa. Small but well equipped gym. Fishing and dive guides (BA Divers) picked our parties up at the beach. Outstanding breakfast but disappointed in dinner meal (good quality but way over priced) Overall a great stay and would recommend
from michigan
Submitted on 28-11-2016
I spent one night here on my way back to Liberia airport after spending 7 amazing nights at the sister Autograph property, Punta Islita. I was disappointed because this hotel was not what I was looking for and wished I had stayed an additional night at Punta Islita. Check in was well done and the staff was friendly. I was offered all of the Platinum Marriott Rewards status benefits including a complimentary room upgrade. My room was a Habitat superior corner suite. I liked the concrete ... Read more