I think i have never visited a hotel where the rooms felt so comfortable. everything was just right. The materials used were also very attractive. Everything was simply very spacious and clean. staff very nice and helpful. We had to move on because of our schedule but we would have loved to stay! Thank you so much 🦋🙏pura vida
We stayed here in the middle of the pandemic, but the hotel was still sold out, it is very popular! The pool was packed with American children, which we don’t mind, just something to note. Out room was very cool and comfortable, and we loved the open layout of the large tile shower with the window looking out in to the jungle. I would recommend staying on an upper floor if possible, for this elevated jungle view. The restaurant was my favorite at any location in all of Nosara (and we stayed at 3 locations and explores many restaurants)—cocktails delicious, breakfast expansive and the dinner menu exceptional. They also offer surf lessons and have surf camp down the road, which we also participated in for one afternoon. If you are looking for a safe, chic, and quality boutique hotel the Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is for you!…
We had a blast taking salsa lessons with Yelle! He is a fantastic instructor and we will be sure to be back on our next visit to take more lessons. Yelle is patient, meets you right at your skill level (and my husband and I have A LOT to learn as true beginners!) and makes the lessons fun and engaging. Yelle gave us some simple practice moves to do at home so we will be ready for more lessons when we return. We also enjoyed a delicious meal before our lesson at the Gilded Iguana Restaurant and had tasty cocktails after! Thank you Yelle!
My husband and I stayed at the Gilded Iguana for 6 nights. I can’t say enough great things about the hotel itself and its fantastic staff. The property is immaculate. There’s no shortage of staff maintaining the hotel to perfection. The staff working behind the front desk are always willing to help and never without a smile. They are so welcoming and friendly, and make you feel right at home. The pool area is gorgeous and relaxing, with a boutique feel. The restaurant food is delicious, fresh and has many healthy options. We loved it here!
Gilded Iguana has a perfect five star rating for a reason. This hotel is perfect in every way - they’ve truly thought of every last detail, from surfboard lockers outside each room, to delicious healthy breakfast included each morning. My friend and I are both scared of bugs and were worried about staying in a boutique hotel in the jungle, but somehow the staff manages to keep each room absolutely spotless every single day. We slept like babies and never saw more than a fly inside. Mariana at the front desk was especially amazing in welcoming us, arranging multiple rounds of transportation, and booking an amazing ATV tour.
This is a review for surf lessons, specifically their promoted “Surfer Boost” program. My experience was very negative. I came to Nosara looking to level up my surfing as a beginner who had surfed a little before. I received almost no feedback from my instructor during my entire 3 day program, which is not what I expected as the program promotes 45 minute video review sessions for the purpose of receiving feedback. I asked for more support/instruction in the water numerous times and still my instructor didn’t provide significant help. I only received 2 video review sessions as, per the cameraman, the video malfunctioned during my last session. There were also safety issues…I decided to end my last lesson early when after my instructor lost control of her board and it almost hit me. (This was after having to ditch her board a number of time and having trouble with the paddle out overall.) I really, really wanted to learn more about surfing and improve and the program was expensive so this was all super disappointing. There seem to be many other lesson options in Nosara so would encourage others to research and go elsewhere. I emailed the surf school manager directly with this feedback and never received a response, which was also disappointing. Very poor customer service.…
This hotel is absolutely amazing. The rooms, the pool, the spa, the staff, the food -everything was fantastic. The hotel arranged a horse ride and an ATV ride which we would highly recommend. We ate in the hotel on two nights and the food and drinks were superb. I also had a massage at the spa and it was unbelievable, the setting was pure luxury and the massuese fantastic. It's perfect for families and couples alike and is in the best location in Nosara. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
We had an incredible stay at the Gilded Iguana and wished we could have stayed longer. Location is perfect (a few minutes from the beach and near many other restaurants and shops), the rooms are spacious and well designed, and the staff is great! Recommend their surf club too, we had a great lesson there.
Yelle was the best and most fun dance instructor we have ever had. We learned to salsa, merengue and bachata all in one hour. Yelle broke down the steps and made it fun to learn. He gave great cues and tips to help us learn the dances and recommended local places and times where we could practise. So fun and entertaining at the same time. We thoroughly enjoyed our lesson. !Muchos gracias Yelle!
What a wonderful stay at the gilded iguana. The service, the location and everything about this hotel has made our stay in Nosara simply magical! An easy walk to the beach and surf lessons made this a great location for teenage kids to walk everywhere.