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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Although this hotel is in need of a refresh after more than 20 years in business, it's commanding overlook on a cliff about the gorgeous, varied and isolated Playa Junquillal has it remain one of my favorite properties in Costa Rica. They also have a gorgeous swimming pool and robust A/C.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Happened on to Iguanazul, we were without reservations and found the hotel from a sign. The room was very basic, not even a refridgerator, but , the view, the pool, the beaches, it was one of the best places we stayed. Very "undone", food was okay, we had a car so we went to Lola's, to Villa Deevina, to Playa...

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Strathmore, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Beautiful location , wonderful staff , good meals. The staff was extremely accommodating for our rather large group.... We wanted to watch the Gold Medal Hockey game between Canada & Sweden...... So at 6 am the bar & restaurant was fully occupied with guests . The bar tender & Roberto served drinks & breakfast as we cheered on Team Canada...

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2Thank Helen L
Epsom
Reviewed 17 February 2014

This hotel is set in a beautiful location with nice gardens and stunning views of the Pacific. The outside area is lovely and there is a very good pool. What a shame that the rooms and restaurant don't match up to the location. Luckily we were only here for 1 night - the rooms were at best basic and not...

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10Thank Tim G
Hackensack
Reviewed 18 October 2013

It's not easy to find Hotel Iguanazul near Playa Junquillal, but it's certainly worth the 90 minute drive from Liberia airport. Beautiful, comfortable hotel located on a 100' beach bluff amid lush cattle plains, with 22 duplex cottage style rooms. The grounds are wonderful, with palms, orchids and covered hammocks where you can doze overlooking the azure seas and coves....

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5Thank Steven F
Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 September 2013

After our 2nd visit to Iguanazul the place keeps its charm. No longer an All-Inclusive resort, this time we eat all our meals at the restaurant, an other than a little inconvenient with the shrimps, everything was very tasteful. The personal is one of a kind (and again, I never felt like I needed to place my wallet or laptop...

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2Thank Megadark
Merritt Island, Florida
Reviewed 29 June 2013

My wife and I have been going to the "Iguana"since the early 90's,as it was always a favorite even as we watched CR become too "Americanized"for our taste(we live several months each year in Nicaragua),and just returned there after a 7 year absence .We were not disappointed!! David still the owner,Roberto still there,and desk manager William(very helpful,and best of all,he...

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7Thank Chris M
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 19 June 2013

A friend and I stayed here for two nights. The rooms were nice, although the walls were thin when a loud party is on the other side. The view is wonderful, including an amazing sunset and beaches to walk along. Surfers will like the waves, but a lot of walks that would make swimming a little iffy. The food was...

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6Thank Beth M
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I would not stay in this hotel again. Me and my family when to Costa Rica for vacation, and stayed at this hotel. Staff was friendly, food ok, the view from our room Was beautiful. But my only thing and sad that spoiled our visit there was, that we didn't think of putting our money in a security box, we...

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Harpswell, Maine
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We stopped here to watch the sunset and stayed for dinner. I had seafood rice which was very good and my husband had the comida tipica, good as well. Staff was welcoming from the get go, friendly and informative. attentive service, nice pool. I would recommend the dining. It is out of the way.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Iguanazul

Address: Playa Junquillal, Santa Cruz 50305, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $73 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Iguanazul 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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