I've been to Hotel Iguanazul twice, in March 2007 and September 2008 with family and I know I will be back one day. Both visits were wonderful, but March was hotter and I enjoyed that, being from dreary Seattle.
Both times I absolutely hated to leave. I sat in the sun, walked on the beach, swam in the pool and the ocean, read a book, listened to my music, had meals and drinks in the open-air bar and watched the sunset every night, checked my email a couple times a day (the internet was free, but not very fast). I didn't even notice there wasn't a tv in the room until day 3. I was surprised to find I didn't miss it! I guess I really did need a place to get away and clear my mind and spend quality time with my family.
I almost hate to review it because the lack of crowds is what I enjoy most. This is a quiet, very modest, reasonably priced hotel with a friendly staff, good food and drinks, very pretty, clean pool surrounded by hammocks and swings to relax, enjoy the view and UNWIND.
They also have a game room with a pool table. Get an oceanview room with a sliding glass door. As others have noted, it's a short walk down the hill to what feels like your own private beach. If that's what you're looking for, this is the place for you. If you're looking for nightlife and every amenity, don't stay here - please. Leave it for those of us who are looking for a little bit of heavenly peace and solitude.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Iguanazul is located in the northern province of Guanacaste, on the Nicoya Peninsula at Playa Junquillal. We are 35km south of Tamarindo, on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean The Hotel Iguanazul is a quiet boutique hotel where you can enjoy the white sands of Playa Blanca (part of Costa Rica's Blue Flag program), world class surf breaks, great snorkeling, spectacular sunsets and much more! We have relationships with several tour operators to satisfy your adventurous side and can arrange any excursion you with. Our nearby beaches are all pristine and you can walk virtually undisturbed for hours and hours. Book now to enjoy the beautiful Hotel Iguanazul! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Iguanazul Guanacaste, Costa Rica