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Reviewed 8 March 2016

After our short stay around the Arenal Volcano area, we headed southeast to the Nicoya peninsula. Although the place is remote, it is very nice and we hit the pool as soon as our luggage was in our room. Although we had a nice and clean bungalow, the only thing missing was a fridge to keep a few things cold...

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

We found this mini resort to be very much to our liking. The setting is beautiful, with families of howler monkeys in the tall trees surrounding the property. A short walk to a beautiful isolated beach Meals we had were excellent (one dinner and one breakfast) It is definately is in a "get away from it all location" with an...

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Guacamaya Lodge is a hidden gem! We didn't want to leave. It's located in a small beach town and is just a few minutes walk to get to the beach (Playa Junquillal). The beach itself is a black sand beach with beautiful views. Great place to catch the sunset AND it's actually romantic here compared to Tamarindo where the beach...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We had to cut short our stay in Arenal due to inclement weather and booked this on very short notice. What a lovely place! We had a kitchenette (though we didn't need it for the short time we were there). Our view from the 2nd floor had a great view of the ocean and it was so peaceful sitting there...

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Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

While we were unable to stay at the lodge, we did eat there several times. Each meal was delicious! And the staff was all exceptionally friendly and accommodating. Of particular note were the caprese salad with an amazing balsamic reduction, as well as any dish that contained shrimp. We had several different shrimp dishes and each contained to most tender...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 February 2016

No nightlife in Junquillal. We walked the beach (Playa Junquillal) about 8 minutes from the hoteland if you keep walking towards your right you will reach Playa Blanca with beautiful white sand. You can walk up the stairs and have a drink at the Iguanazul hotel. You can also drive to Playa Negra about 15 minutes away going North. You...

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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

No stress here. Our hosts and their staff were magnificent from our first cup of delicious coffee in the early morning to our evening meal and bottle of wine. Every meal prepared fresh and delicious. The only drawback were our beds which were 2 twins pushed together, otherwise this lodge and its hosts will not disappoint.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We were able to secure a studio on short notice for one night due to a change in plans. What a great surprise and treat. The place is gorgeous. Super clean and well maintained. Beautiful pool area adjoining the bar. Easy walk to the beach. The food was fabulous. The cook/chef was able to prepare my catch (snapper) grilled with...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We only stayed here one night on our trip to Costa Rica but next time we will stay longer. Loved this lodge and the owners (Burnie and Alice) are really nice also, along with the staff. It's a short walk from the beach and the beach is so serene. There is a turtle nesting area on the beach that we...

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Bellevue, Nebraska
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We spent 6 days at this wonderful resort. We truly enjoyed Burnie, Alice and all the staff. Everyone was friendly, accommodations were clean, spacious and convenient. The food and drinks were great. We would certainly return to Guagamaya in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guacamaya is a friendly, feel-at-home haven of peaceful cabinas around a large pool overlooking the magic blue of the Pacific. The Bar and Restaurant also offer a luscious view of the beautiful manicured garden. Your peaceful relaxation will be ever so slightly "disturbed" only by a wonderful variety of tropical birds, our local group of monkeys from the mangroves or the pounding surf of Playa Junquillal.Your Swiss hosts, Bernie and Alice, welcome you in their native Swiss or fluent Spanish, English or German, or acceptable French, Italian or Portuguese. The brother and sister duo have designed an intimate atmosphere at the Guacamaya Lodge that allows their guests to get to know each other and the staff. The international clientele creates a unique opportunity to strike up new friendships in this tropical paradise, with guests from all over the world. Come join us for a taste of international cuisine, the magic of any kind of beach you desire, exploring an exotic wonderland of birds, animals, exotic tropical plants, or adventuring beneath the sea Enjoy international gourmet cuisine with a specialty in Swiss culinary delights, or bring home your own catch of the day and have it prepared a variety of wonderful ways. In the Rancho Bar, you can enjoy your favorite cocktail or cool "cerveza" while you brag about the day's activities.STANDARD CABINASGuacamaya Lodge has six well-kept cabinas with individual bathrooms surrounding a large pool (AC) STUDIO APARTMENTS Guacamaya Lodge offers four studio apartments including a full stove and refrigerator kitchenette with a wonderful ocean view from the kitchen, living room and deck. (AC)VILLA ESTHERTwo-bedroom villa with living room, full stove andrefrigerator, kitchen and covered patio. (AC)CASA MARGARITATwo-bedroom villa with living room, full stove andrefrigerator, kitchen and covered patio. (AC) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guacamaya Lodge

Address: Playa Junquillal, Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Junquillal
Price Range: $93 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Guacamaya Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“The cabanas are comfortable and have a great view of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Woodbury_Filipiaks, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good. birds start singing at 5 or 6 so open your windows to listen.”
 of 5 bubbles jodythegreat, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room near the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles johnhP7259CJ, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We liked the upstairs to watch the howler monkeys!”
 of 5 bubbles gonewr, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you will appreciate the relative isolation of the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles mallardalta, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
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