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 1004 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Laid back luxury
  • Fully sustainable
  • Live music nights and events

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
1004 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 622
  • Very Good 239
  • Average 87
  • Poor 34
  • Terrible 22

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Jan 12, 2020

Trapped at the Mangroove

Marietta, Georgia

Very isolated location and hotel offered expensive shuttle for local transport - which was sometimes unavailable. Taxi was even more expensive. Resort staff didn’t seem to care or offer any kind of help. Food at resort was sub par and pricey. There was nothing to do in the evenings and there were too few pool chairs during the day.
Jan 08, 2020

El Mangroove is a little jewel on the bay


El Mangroove is a nice, boutique resort. It is a little pricey for everything, but all in all a good experience. It has a calm relaxing atmosphere. A dark brown beach that disappears at high tide, but well marked with where you should stay to enjoy the water. The water near the beach has boats anchored there. I'm not sure if they are overflow from the marina on the other side of the inlet (Snake Bay) or just local anchoring just past the swim area. Not quite an eyesore, but not exactly a pleasant view. The food and drinks were tasty and there are some economical options included. Our room was lovely! The shower was large and roomy with windows up top to see all around. The living room area was a great place to look out the window at the natural vegetation and animals (monkeys). We rode bikes around the resort and down the beach. The beach wheels on the bikes make them easy to use. We even had a minor fall and the team helped us get bandaged up! All in all, it was a good, restful vacation.
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