El Mangroove, Autograph Collection

Luxury boutique resort

Located just twenty minutes away from Liberia Airport, this boutique property is the closest beach resort located to any international airport in Costa Rica. The hotel's grounds cover 17 acres including 150 metres of stunning beachfront alongside Panama Beach. It's also just 15 minutes from El Coco, a lively beach town with restaurants, bars, eclectic souvenir markets, parks and shops. Choose to relax around the 130 metre stretched swimming pool with a cocktail on one of the poolside lounges, cabanas or choose to revitalize in the forest inspired gym, spa and outside yoga areas. This luxury relaxing yet trendy resort is a must visit when travelling to Costa Rica.

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Guide Price

£2,599 per person
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Tripadvisor rating 965 Reviews
Sloth in trees in Costa Rica

Hotel highlights

  • Laid back luxury
  • Fully sustainable

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 85 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 20 minutes from Liberia airport or 3 and a half hours from San José airport

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

El Mangroove, Autograph Collection

  • Beach
  • Approx. 20 minutes from Liberia airport or 3 and a half hours from San José airport
965 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 607
  • Very Good 227
  • Average 79
  • Poor 32
  • Terrible 21

What to Expect

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Aug 12, 2019

Very helpful Staff

Geneva, Switzerland

We stayed only 1 night of a planned 3 night stay. The staff were very helpful especially in sorting out our disappointment with our room. We used points and ended up with a Nesto room with 2 great queen beds but with a room configuration which resembled a Russian tenement - glass sliding door to a very small sofa area, very compact bathroom, concrete looking floors. We move to a corner suite which was much more spacious but meant our son had a sofa bed. It had a balcony, shower leading outdoor and much more space but same floor! So we moved on to another hotel. The pool is great and provided a refreshing start to our day. Take a careful look at what you book to avoid disappointment.
Aug 09, 2019

Facilities getting old

Arlington, Virginia

I had high expectations for this hotel being part of the autograph collection. However the rooms and hallways are showing signs of wear. The staff is friendly but not superb (except for Bernardo, the happiest waiter we have met). The Panama beach was a huge disappointment-it’s dark sand and when mixed with water is like mud that gets into your toenails like dirt. I think the mangroove needs a quick face lift soon. The weirdest thing that happened while in there was they gave us cold red wine, supposedly it goes bad if they don’t keep it cold, well they should just not offer red wine in the menu because serving it cold doesn’t taste good, in that case make it a sangria. They charge for eco straws which I found odd!! We were traveling with children who drink better with straws but after the waiter said it cost $.25 cents per straw I was like, what? Considering that we had already been in Costa Rica for 10 days prior to the mangroove and the eco straws were available even at local sodas (restaurants). Overall just an OK hotel (used to be trendy but definitely not a boutique hotel anymore)
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