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Marina del Rey, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My visit to Costa Rica was amazing and memorable thanks to Diana and Mikey and the staff at The Hotel Pelicano. The hotel is nice, clean, and relaxing. Each morning, I look forward to greeting the sun from my window then walk out onto the porch to take in the beauty of the beach and ocean. The delicious food and... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay at the Pelicano, we stayed at a house nearby, but spent a few evenings in the restaurant. Mikey was so welcoming our first visit as we stopped for beverages and snacks. Emily (the resident canine) greeted us on the path from the beach, and Mikey was more than happy to chat with us and give pointers for... More 

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Barva, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you are looking for a 5 star hotel look elsewhere. This is a comfortable rustic place. It is very clean, comfortable and right on the beach. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is terrific. I have been going here for 3 years now. We found this place when looking for a place to bring some wounded... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I couldn't say enough about how wonderful Hotel Pelicano is! Between the amazing staff, beautiful accommodations and wonderful scenery, it was a dream honeymoon! Thank you Mikey and Diana for the best trip ever! Were coming back every year!

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited the Pelicano every day during our stay in Costa Rica. The owners Mikey and Diana became family and we felt so welcomed! The drinks are amazing (fun bartenders) and everyone there had a smile on their face. The food was fabulous and very reasonable. The sunsets were beyond what I had expected! Can't wait to go back in... More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I've waited this long to post a review! My husband and I took our 6 year old daughter and my parents for eight amazing days in June. There isn't any other place I would have rather stayed! The grounds are immaculate, the hotel is waterfront, the rooms are simple yet perfect... but the staff is what makes... More 

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mikeyndiana, Owner at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience while staying here. We are very devoted to ensure all of our guests and customers enjoy their time. It's wonderful to hear we achieved that with you and your family. Costa Rica is a magical place and we're happy you had an opportunity to enjoy the true meaning... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I hold yoga and adventure retreats in Costa Rica and have had such a great experience working with Mikey and Diana the managers of the hotel. Not only are they fun and pleasant to work with, they truly care about their guests and the service provided by the staff. I travel to Costa Rica often and have stayed all over... More 

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mikeyndiana, Owner at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fiona- Thank you for taking the time to share your honest kind words. We strive to ensure all of our guests have nothing but a positive experience. We really enjoyed hosting your wonderful retreat guests. You are always welcome back here as a guest or retreat leader. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Pura Vida, Diana &... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Pelican Hotel for the first week of my month long solo trip in Costa Rica. I was welcomed by Mikey & Diana who showed me what Pura Vida is really about ♡ They have an amazing hotel and restaurant with the most wonderful staff! My room was perfect size for me with everything I needed, the... More 

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mikeyndiana, Owner at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JessyHurst, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience during your stay with us. It was a true pleasure getting to know you and hosting you. We are very devoted to ensure our guests enjoy their time here. You are always welcome back here. We look forward to hosting you again. Pura Vida. Diana & Mikey More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I've stayed at Hotel Pelicano several times this year, each time for a week, while working nearby in Esterillos Este. During those visits I have come to consider Mikey and Diana and all of the staff at the Pelican a second family. Each time I arrive, it is with welcoming smiles and hugs all around, and each time I leave... More 

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mikeyndiana, Owner at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Caleb, Thank you for your kind words. It is such a pleasure hosting repeat guests like you. We do our best to ensure guests have a safe, worry free, Pura Vida experience. It's guests like you that validate we are exactly where we need to be. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Pura Vida, Mikey & Diana More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Mikey and Diana literally went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay with them at the pelican. The food at the Pelican is absolutely amazing and they have a great variety of choices. They also went the extra mile by being able to provide excellent services right there at the hotel, we were able to get... More 

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mikeyndiana, Owner at Pelican Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NicHaws, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience while staying here with us. We are very dedicated to ensure all guests have a positive experience. Costa Rica is a magical place to be enjoyed by guests like you who truly understand and appreciate the true meaning of pura vida. You are always welcome here. We look... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pelican Beach Front Hotel is your perfect Costa Rican get away! With its colorful decor and friendly staff this boutique hotel sits on the ‘Riviera of the Central Pacific.’ Because of the unique geographic positioning of our 11-mile long, chocolate-colored sand beach, this is one of the a few places in the world where you can enjoy amazing sunrises and beautiful sunsets as well.  It’s where the jungle meets the sand, and you’re right in the middle of it. Relax on the beach or let our staff help you plan a day filled with adventure: zip lines, canopy tours, surfing lessons, waterfall tours, catamaran cruises, mangrove monkey tours, sports fishing, kayaking, horse back riding, massage or yoga classes, and so much more! Afterward, return to our beachfront paradise for the Daily Sunset Happy Hour. Our casual patio restaurant is open 7am until 10pm to serve you breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our varied menu includes the best coconut curry on the planet. The hotel has 14 rooms and two private homes, a full bar and restaurant all located on Playa Esterillos Este, conveniently located just 30 minutes from Costa Rica's most popular tourist destinations, Jaco, Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park and only 90minutes from San Jose airport  ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pelican Hotel

Address: Costado Este Aeropuerto | Between Jaco & Manuel Antonio, Esterillos Este 90, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Este
Price Range: £93 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Private houses were great!”
 of 5 bubbles hbbrit, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs standard rooms on the bar/restaurant side with balcony (for solo traveling). Families ask about the 'family room' or the 2 houses”
 of 5 bubbles 520calebd, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I think all the rooms seemed to be good.”
 of 5 bubbles kidflash, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“just ask Mikey or Diana...or one of the stuff persons”
 of 5 bubbles flynnmarioni, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“great beach access”
 of 5 bubbles jamiel488, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
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