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Sharon MA, USA
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We stayed here with on a group trip for 3 nights. We felt as if we had moved into a tropical zoo. As we walked around the property we encountered the true residents of the area: monkeys, ctenosaurs (huge lizards), coati (large raccoon-like mammal), many small lizards, numerous birds, and countless insects. We were in the older cabins arrayed around...

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shakespeare fan, The staff and all of the critters say Thank You for your stay! I personally love your view of us as a tropical zoo. Though we have no cages or borders, the setting allows those animals to thrive and live by choice at Sugar Beach. We are dedicated to maintaining this and the charm. We will be...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We spent four day after Xmas in a secondfloor suite. We have been here many times before through the years and this was one of our most memorable stays at SB. Everyone spoiled us rotten; the waiters, the chef, and the lady from housekeeping. I spent my time admiring nature. It was amazing! The baby howler monkey so tiny it...

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JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We loved your vivid description of all of the animals you were able to spot in our property. How lucky of you to get to see the baby turtle making it all the way into the ocean! It's great to hear that you had a memorable Christmas season at Sugar Beach. Everyone, no matter what role they play at Sugar...

Majorca
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay with our 2 young boys. It's like stumbling upon paradise!. The location is the winning point. Overlooking the beach which is clean, safe and quiet. Fantastic views-sunsets. Our room was large and clean. Totally sufficient and very good value. Great waiting staff and front of house. There were couples, groups and families when...

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JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for rating our beach as clean, safe, and quiet! Some of our other reviews do talk about our location and the great sunsets we have here. So glad to hear you were able to enjoy it - along with your boys. We will share with our front staff and waiters your good review as well. Feel free to come...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We returned home from Costa Rica just last week. It was our 5th visit to this beautiful place and our 5th stay at Hotel Sugar Beach. We absolutely love it! We received a very friendly greeting at the check-in desk and met Gaby and Sven. We also got to see our friend, Pablo, who is the Operations Manager. We stayed...

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JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We absolutely love it when we have guests that want to repeat the experience year after year! Sounds like every time you come down here, you discover different ways to enjoy the area, the food, the flora, fauna, and the rest of the property. We were very excited about your visit and are always looking forward to the next one....

Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

What happened to this place?? Hotel Sugar Beach was one of our favorite little hotels to visit a couple yrs ago. Now - the facilities are downtrodden, the smell of sewage permeates the grounds on & off through the day, as does a morning whiff of skunk smells, locals show up in huge groups (literally busloads) - armed with tables...

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JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Playa Pan de Azúcar, where we are located, does become a popular vacation spot during Peak Season - especially during New Year’s celebrations. According to Costa Rican laws, beaches are public and locals are allowed to enjoy the public areas - along with their colorful traditions and folklore. We apologize if you felt the facilities to be overcrowded. Both you...

memphis, tn
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We decided on this hotel based on the pictures and proximity to a relative secluded beach. Our ocean view room was interrupted by multiple trees so our view is only a sliver of the ocean and you have to sit in a certain chair in order to see it. There was one room that was air conditioned and one room...

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JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings! The rooms you are describing are the Master Suites in front of the pool and the ocean. As you clearly describe them, these rooms are advertised as partial ocean views, since we want to protect that area and the trees in our tropical dry forest. We offer A/C units in every bedroom, but we do not offer A/C units...

Boston
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We stayed here after a few nights in nearby Bahia del Sol, and found it to be a nice place off the beaten trail with a nice pool and decent, though rocky beach. It is near to some other amazing beaches like Danta etc. Service was very friendly across the board. However, comparing to nearby Bahia del Sol, they could...

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JosePablo, Guest Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and thanks for appreciating our friendly service! I'm so sorry to hear that we had a maintenance issue with your TV during our stay. All of our rooms do have flat screen TV's and DVD player. In terms of our amenities, we are conservative with the amount of bottles and packages we put in our rooms....

Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 21 December 2014

This place was unexpectedly amazing. They don't tell you at check-in, but this beach is perfect for boogie boarding and they have snorkels and boogie boards at reception that guests can use free of charge. It's like being on a private beach with a really beautiful view.

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JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Unexpectedly amazing is a great compliment! Thanks for the heads up about boogie boarding. Surfing, boogie boarding, and swimming spots are personal preferences, but we will make sure we'll let people know about the possibility of boogie boarding right here at Sugar Beach. You rating us 'Best hotel in our 9-night stay in Costa Rica' definitely tells us you had...

Middlebury, Indiana
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Hotel Sugar Beach was exactly the quiet getaway my wife and I were looking for! It is the only hotel on this beach. About an hour from the airport in Liberia and not too difficult to find, tho we had a GPS. It is a long haul to San Jose (4+ hours). While the road we took was gravel for...

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JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

It makes us proud to hear that our strong points are trending! We love that you appreciate our clean rooms, our friendly staff, the beauty of the property, and the - as you call them - 'melt in your mouth' specials at the restaurant. We appreciated your review of the property and the tips for future guests. Please send us...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 13 December 2014

I recently went on an Ananda yoga retreat at Sugar Beach. It is a beautiful, quiet resort on a gorgeous cove. All the people who worked there were exceptionally helpful and pleasant. The rooms were very clean and inviting, and the grounds were amazing ~ beautifully landscaped and filled with the wonder of the natural habitat ~ birds, monkeys, iguanas...

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JosePablo, Public Relations Manager at Sugar Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We enjoyed having the Ananda Yoga group at Sugar Beach once again! You hit our concept of hospitality very clearly: Clean rooms, delicious food, beautiful grounds, and pleasant, authentic staff available for tips and directions on what to do around the area. Glad to hear you found a perfect getaway in Costa Rica. Please visit us soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are one of the few small hotels in Guanacaste, with a pristine secluded beach, surrounded by nature. Enjoy breathtaking views and experience the Pura Vida lifestyle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sugar Beach Hotel

Address: Playa Pan de Azucar, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Price Range: ₹ 8,182 - ₹ 17,018 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sugar Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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