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Bahia Esmeralda

Bayfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Penca Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
A$76

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100 metros Este de la Plaza Deportiva, Potrero, 50308, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
8.4.Very good.
  • Great place close to the beach and some restaurants, very safe and secure for relax time.

    Sep. 16, 2021

  • This is terrible hotel nothing friendly

    Jun. 10, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 18 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What’s around

  • Heart of Potrero
  • Penca Beach - 12 min walk
  • Playa Prieta - 19 min walk
  • Danta Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Flamingo Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Dantita Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Economy Quadruple Room
  • Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette, Garden View
  • Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden View
  • Basic Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Garden View
  • Economy Double Room
  • Basic Studio, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Garden View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Potrero
  • Penca Beach - 12 min walk
  • Playa Prieta - 19 min walk
  • Danta Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Flamingo Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Dantita Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Playa Brasilito - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Conchal Beach - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 63 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 36 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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100 metros Este de la Plaza Deportiva, Potrero, 50308, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Year Built – 1996
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Closed captioned TV

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Recreation

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Breakage deposit: CRC 62000 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's window guards on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Eurocard, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Potrero
  • Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Potrero
  • Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
  • Bahia Esmeralda Potrero
  • Bahia Esmeralda Costa Rica/Playa Potrero
  • Bahia Esmeralda Santa Cruz
  • Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Potrero
  • Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
  • Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
  • Bahia Esmeralda Potrero

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Bahia Esmeralda does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Marco Polo (12-min walk), Smokin Pig (12-min walk), and Surf Box (2.2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (8.2 mi) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent and very helpful staff, wonderful hot breakfast, beautiful and clean setting. This is a tremendous value for the money spent. Remember that this is not an all-inclusive beach resort, however, within its category it is top notch.

    8 night trip, May 4, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Not very clean, first welcoming was unpolite......

    1 night trip with friends, Feb. 25, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location easy access friendly and knowledgeable staff lots of diferente options close by for food and beaches

    1 night family trip, Feb. 17, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Well maintained small family hotel close to many beautiful beaches in the area. On road with truck traffic but the garden/pool side is quiet. Mostly local clientelle when we were there, no loud Americans. We liked that. Downsides: breakfast was OK quality but little and very basic.

    3 night family trip, Dec. 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    El hotel tiene buen mantenimiento, buena ubicación y la villa muy cómoda y limpia. Se puede ir a la playa a pie y la ubicación excelente

    Milena, 2 night family trip, Sep. 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Me hospedé en una habitación equipada con cocina, cuenta con lo básico necesario para cocinar sin problemas. La habitación en general bien, limpia y ordenada; el área de cocina un poco pequeña pero no es mayor problema. Ambiente tranquilo rodeado de vegetación.

    Carlos, 2 night romance trip, Aug. 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, staff and amenities. Highly recommended

    3 night romance trip, Feb. 27, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Bright

    The property is well maintained and bright and cheery. It is within 5 min walk to a beach. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was very short, as if it was a child’s mattress. The bedding was a fitted sheet and a top sheet that barely covered this very small bed, the sheet was exactly 5’ wide. It was not in any way comfortable. The breakfast was fresh and tasty.

    Stephanie, 1 night trip, Feb. 13, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good valued hotel near the beaches

    This hotel was a good choice. It's not in the busiest part of the area, so it was easy to relax by the pool. The two best beaches were about five miles away, which was okay by me. The rooms were not large, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. A small grocery store and a good restaurant on a beach are within walking distance. The hotel is next to a busy road, and the trucks are distracting in the early morning. Notwithstanding the trucks, I would stay here again.

    Edward, 2 night trip, Jan. 21, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Nicr people

    The brochure was not as accurate as the actual motel. It was in an area that was not quite up to par with my standards. Our first room was very small with no amenities. We moved to a villa which I would recommend if planning a stay there. The inside grounds and pool were lovely but to reach a lovely beach was quite a distance. Of course one cannot control barking dogs and roosters along with the howling monkeys but bring ear plugs.

    Shari, 4 night romance trip, Jan. 12, 2019

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