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Costa Rican, Bar, Pub, Central American
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Playa Carrillo, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0054
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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We ate here a few times to watch the sunset and we had good affordable meals with the most astounding view of the sun setting.

Thank LLetain
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Because of the unsurpassed view this is the best place to have a drink and an appetizer. I recommend the ceviche, Do not order anything with meat. My wife and I ordered the skirt steak and filet mignon and what we go was a gristled mess. I know my cuts of meat and neither were served as ordered.

Thank DAN S
Wimberley, Texas
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Unsurpassed view of Playa Carillo, the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica. Guanamar is an old hotel in need of renovation. In spite of that, we enjoyed our time there. The staff was very friendly. The views from the restaurant and bar are incredible. The sport fishing is good year round, peaking December through April for Marlin and Sailfish. Playa... More 

Thank BobSavage
Kenora, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Guanamar Beach Resort, located on beautiful Playa Carrillo, was our final destination during our visit to Costa Rica. We will remember it for gorgeous sunsets, good food, a great pool, and particularly for two wonderful tours arranged for us by their receptionist....a river kayak tour to spot bird life and a dolphin tour, both guided by Corrilla Adventures. There may... More 

Thank Gloria L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The hotel has a nice view of the ocean as well as the pool. The food is ok but not spectacular. The rooms are a good size but dated. It is close to a public beach.

Thank Coons77
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We spent four nights at Guanamar in Playa Carrillo. The staff was super friendly and very helpful. Though the rooms are not extravagent, they are clean and comfortable. The view was astounding. We loved the pool and the beach was easily accessible.

Thank Jbleonard
Ruzomberok, Slovakia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Very nice and friendly restaurant with amazing view surrounded with exotic flowers. You should taste Ceviche mix with avocado.

Thank izabel122015
Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

That's what we did!!! We stopped by Guanamar to enjoy their huge poolside deck and cocktail lounge to watch the sunset and enjoy the best waterfront view ever. We all had margaritas and did not order food. Incredible place to chill for a drink. Couldn't get enough of the view of Playa Carillo and the coastline.

Thank Lynne T
Westminster, Vermont
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We had a very mixed experience here! They have a lovely bar and the bartender was fine. Not going to bore with details but the over all feeling there was the opposite of Pura Vida! I was disappointed in the rudeness of some of the staff but more that the establishment was all about exclusion and over all snobbery... It... More 

Thank beccapedigo
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Have gone for dinner several times in past years - twice this year. Sunset is amazing. Food was good but both times the service was really, really poor. On the 2nd visit, we ordered 3 drinks (1 beer, 1 wine, 1 mojito) - only table at the time. Our drinks sat on the bar while four other groups came in... More 

Thank JanSMR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Costa Rican, Bar, Pub, Central American
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Carrillo, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Carrillo
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0054

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?