Laguna del Cocodrilo

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Laguna del Cocodrilo

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Tamarindo

8.0/10 Very good

142 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cable TV service
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 29 min drive
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 30 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 35 min drive
  • Playa Potrero - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 5 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 78 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 107 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Laguna del Cocodrilo

3-star hotel
Consider a stay at Laguna del Cocodrilo and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and a library.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A front desk safe, luggage storage, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Laguna del Cocodrilo boast thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Ceiling fans and daily housekeeping


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Laguna Cocodrilo Hotel Tamarindo
Laguna Cocodrilo Hotel
Laguna Cocodrilo Tamarindo
Laguna Cocodrilo
Laguna del Cocodrilo Hotel
Laguna del Cocodrilo Tamarindo
Laguna del Cocodrilo Hotel Tamarindo

Frequently asked questions

Does Laguna del Cocodrilo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Laguna del Cocodrilo 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Laguna del Cocodrilo?
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.
Are pets allowed at Laguna del Cocodrilo?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Laguna del Cocodrilo?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Laguna del Cocodrilo?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Laguna del Cocodrilo?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Laguna del Cocodrilo?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (11-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Laguna del Cocodrilo and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Laguna del Cocodrilo?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pico (5-min walk), Nari (8-min walk), and Bamboo Sushi Club (10-min walk).
What's the area around Laguna del Cocodrilo like?
Laguna del Cocodrilo is located near Tamarindo Beach, just a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 3 minutes' walk from Sprout. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

nice enough room by CR standards. Sadly no coffee for the mornings. It was nice to be close to the beach and the red door restaurant on site and an excellent Chinese restaurant next door
Leen, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Low vibe pleasant stay
I stayed in room 12, which is a junior suite, the more expensive tier in this hotel (double the other room rates). This was a pleasant room with balcony, AC, TV, large bathroom. It is on the older/rustic side; and was cool and clean. From the balcony, you can see the beach/ocean. There is restaurant on the first floor - it did not bother me. Bed was very large, and the right level of firmness. There was a net around the bed, which gave it a royal feel. Owner is very nice, and he has interesting stories to share. He used to be surfing champion of Costa Rica; AND a golf champion. Few things to be aware of: This is hotel at the entrance to town. You are extra few hundred meters away from the action. While it is a beach front hotel, beach is a long non-paved walk. In room 12, view of the beach is blocked There are various animals running on the roof at night; and it sounds like they are running in the room. It can get very scary, and having ear plugs may help you. Also, there are small monkeys, that yell very loud - it is also rather intense. This is a very small hotel/motel. Not much of a travel desk. You will need to use someone to else to schedule / find yourself trips. Net-net - it was a pleasant, low key stay. Because of location on the edge, you may use Uber more often ($5 usd to any part of town). I am not sure if the price/value ratio was balanced at the time of my stay - and this is Tamarindo, where everything is expensive.
Konstantin, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

We only had hot water one time out of two nights. We ran out of toilet paper & had to take from the nearby restaurant as no one was ever at the front desk. The restaurant on the premise, The Red Door, was excellent!
Eliza, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good located hotel, the restaurant is spectacularly beautiful and the staff is very friendly. Good size room and even wild animals around. A minor issue with the amenities, but certainly an enjoyable staying.
Davide, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Location, location, location! You can see the ocean from the hotel, the beach is a 1 minute walk and there is nothing but nature between the hotel and the sand of Playa Tamarindo. Plus, it is very easy to walk to many restaurant, bars and shops. The room was simple, bed was comfortable enough, the AC worked well and there was a refrigerator which was a nice surprise. The hot water in my room didn't work and the only person I ran into to ask about it didn't know what the problem was. I was only there for 2 nights so I didn't make a big deal about it. Although, if I was staying longer I definitely would have wanted hot water! I think if I tried harder to have it fixed, it would have been resolved. I also think they forgot to sweep the floor when they changed over the room, other than that it was clean. The wifi was ify at best. Don't plan to work from here. There are restaurants/cafes with strong wifi close by though. Overall, it's the best location for the price and it was fine for a 2 night stay. Would I stay again? Yes, probably, if it was on the weekend when I don't need the wifi to be reliable. I would also test the hot water when I checked in.
Daniella, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Very dirty. Room AC was almost nil due to lack of cleaning of outside unit. Unit was completely clogged. Mesquitos, ants and spiders in the room. Hallway to rooms very dark, had to use cell flashlight to find keyhole. Beds stiff and uncomfortable. Night club downstairs constant beat made sleep difficult. Only positive was that it was inexpensive.
Kyle, 2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Room was beautiful,I had upstairs oceanview. Thank goodness the mattress was a bit soft, hard mattresses kill me. AC was chill. Food was gourmet. You're gonna pay Yank prices. My one meal there was A . Starting with a gourmet rooll and the best hummus I've ever had. The Osso Bucco was huge,tender and delicious,as we're the obviously fresh veggies. I was in Tamarindo 3 nites. I regret waiting until last nite to try menu!! The music that plays on a loop was also fantastic. Proper volume level and a stellar mix of jazz,soul,reggae,island vibe tunes,some R&B. Owner has excellent taste in music. Two complaints. They need to build a trail from restaurant to beach. And the TV situation is effing ridiculous. Not one Gringo channel. Not even CNN. That's worse than pitiful. But please, eat there,you won't be disappointed...Michael Altee,old fart from Jax Fl
Michael L, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place nice people good location.
David, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Arrived as hotel guests, left as friends.
We loved this hotel! It’s a little older, charming and very comfortable. The view of the beach from our window was breathtaking. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful! They have a wonderful boutique bar and restaurant called Wine and Soul.The delicious food, created by a gourmet chef is served al fresco. It’s the perfect romantic getaway! The only thing In this country that is more beautiful than the scenery, is the people!
Patricia, 13-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

It was more of a motel then hotel the best part is that you are in front of the ocean great sunset
Veronica, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review