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The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

Upscale beach hotel with spa, near Nosara Beach

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
NZ$368

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Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
9.8.Exceptional.
  • We only stayed for one night but it is a great spot! so pretty, great service and good…

    Mar 25, 2021

  • Greatest trip ever. Property is GORGEOUS, town is amazing and the hotel and rooms are…

    Mar 21, 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 wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Dining options
Safe
Convenient
Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 29 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • Nosara Beach - 4 min walk
  • Playa Pelada - 11 min walk
  • Nosara Wildlife Rescue - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Garza Beach - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • San Juanillo Beach - 11.5 mi / 18.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room
  • PREMIUM 1 KING BED
  • PREMIUM 2 QUEEN BEDS
  • PREMIUM PLUS 2 QUEEN BEDS
  • Standard Handicap
  • PREMIUM PLUS 1 KING BED
  • Surf Suite

Location

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Nosara Beach - 4 min walk
  • Playa Pelada - 11 min walk
  • Nosara Wildlife Rescue - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Nosara Beach - 4 min walk
  • Playa Pelada - 11 min walk
  • Nosara Wildlife Rescue - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Garza Beach - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • San Juanillo Beach - 11.5 mi / 18.6 km
  • Buena Vista Beach - 11.9 mi / 19.1 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 122 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 12 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 104 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 29 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (meters) - 85
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Year Built - 2018
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free international calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Nosara
  • Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel
  • Gilded Iguana Surf Nosara
  • Gilded Iguana Surf
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Hotel
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Nosara
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Hotel Nosara

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 100
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 50 (from 6 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. 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 gives staff 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 and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bagel House (10-min walk), Café de Paris (11-min walk), and Beach Dog Cafe (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 150.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like surfing and cycling. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel also has a fitness center and a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Probably the nicest hotel in Nosara with beautiful grounds, wonderful pool, terrific Pool Room, and delicious food at the restaurant.

    5 night family trip, Mar 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Can not say enough good things about our stay at The Gilded Iguana. The resort was beautiful and the staff went above and beyond to take care of us. Will definitely stay here again!!

    Jill, 3 night family trip, Mar 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Rooms are wonderful. Pool area is also exceptional. Restaurant is great. All around wonderful experience.

    4 night family trip, Feb 19, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The ultimate nosara hotel

    The best place, best value in Nosara. Been coming here for 3 years!!! Nothing comes close, it’s amazing at every level

    William, 1 night trip, Feb 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hermoso!

    El hotel es hermoso! La ubicación es perfecta y el servicio muuuy amable! Definitivamente volvería.

    Mayra, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 8, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The hotel was clean and the staff is friendly. The servers at the restaurant are very slow and the quality of the food is extremely disappointed (everything is frozen) and the prices are high for such lack of taste, quality and presentation. The breakfast is quite poor as well, you poached eggs will be floating in water on top your your toast. The hotel has no free amenities whatsoever and the prices are high. It’s better to rent surfboards/bikes somewhere else. You can only use the gym a few hours a day and they have very limited machines (there isn’t even one treadmill). The rooms are nicest thing of the hotel. Pool is very small. The facility is filled with kids

    3 night trip, Jan 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a beautiful surf hotel in Nosara. The facilities are beautiful and the rooms are spacious and very comfortable with all amenities. The staff is just amazing with everyone being very friendly and helpful. The mountain bike shop, the surf club and the gym with yoga studio are great. Wonderful experience. I wish we could have stayed longer and certainly will go back.

    LucM, 2 night romance trip, Jan 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise on earth

    This place is absolutely amazing, been here already twice and every time I come I fall more in love with it. Nosara is just beautiful, makes me happy every time I come to Costa Rica to know that I will be able to relax. Highly recommend to ask the front desk to help you rent an ATV best way to move around, discover other beaches and is cheap.

    Emmanuel, 3 night trip, Dec 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect!

    Absolutely amazing everything - room, food, beach access, staff. Could stay at this place for weeks.

    Monika, 1 night trip, Nov 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfection in Playa Guiones

    Gilded Iguana was incredible! The beautiful grounds, well appointed modern rooms, great restaurant, large pool. The hotel is located in the heart of Playa Guiones, just steps away from the beach and the restaurants. The customer service was excellent both at the front desk from Ivette, Lauren and Jorge, and at the restaurant - David and Alexander were helping us most of the time and they were great! We enjoyed the place so much that we extended twice! Gilded Iguana is perfection. We miss it already and we can’t wait to go back!

    Zory, 1 night trip with friends, Nov 19, 2020

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