El Mangroove Hotel
Super-cool Mangroove is a luxury, tree-shaded beach resort on Costa Rica's undeveloped Guanacaste Pacific coast.
Mangroove is an extremely smart and well regarded property describes itself as a bohemian-chic boutique resort, which actually does sum up its ambiance and attitude. Contemporary minimalist design, state of the art technology and an arty touch are brought together to create a high-class experience for guests. The standard of service is extremely high.
There's a real wow about the place, the imaginative use of wood and themes from nature in the décor, the sharp, elongated 40m pool; the comprehensive spa with its individual treatment bungalows. The restaurant is extremely highly rated (private dining on request). There's something here for everyone: a multi-function gym or stand-up paddling are among activities on offer for the energetic, hammocks and armchairs where you can doze or read a book, and a 'chill' area by the pool where you can relax to the background of jazzy international ambient music.
What our clients say
Commitment to Eco-Tourism and Respect for local people evident throughoutMD, Southam
Highlights “Our overall impression was how lovely all the people were that we met, amazing wildlife and very good food. Our most memorable experience was probably kayaking at Tortuguero although we also did a very good night walk when we were staying at Arenal, and spotted loads of frogs, toads, snakes and spiders.”JP, Newtown
Everything was amazing...This is the best family holiday we have ever had. Even our 20 year old daughter, who has travelled extensively, agreed that Costa Rica is wonderfully unique. The itinerary provided by Joirney Latin America provided a varied and interestingly diverse view of the country. Each accommodation was memorable and contributed towards an amazing trip. Thank you.RW, Cheltenham
The noises and sounds surrounding us all day and night, created by all the wildlife was fantastic. Never heard anything like it and loved it. The Costa Rican hospitability is something to live up to they have it right!St, Swords
A brilliant mixture of hotels. Excellent standard and great service. Beautiful settings and well located.LW, NW11
Great mix of high adrenaline and chilled activities to suit all the family.JS, London
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