Papagayo Peninsula

El Mangroove


Blissful Beaches

On the northern Pacific Coastline of Guanacaste, amidst this land of volcanic peaks, scenic waterfalls, hot springs and rich flora and fauna lies this beautiful boutique hotel. El Mangroove is inspired by lush forests, sun-kissed beaches and the vibrant culture of Costa Rica.

With 85 bohemian-chic suites at El Mangroove, elegance and exceptional service combine for a relaxed getaway experience. This is one of the premier resorts in the Papagayo region with two restaurants offering fresh seafood, a swimming pool, spa and of course incredible views of Culebra Bay and the Papagayo Peninsula.

Being only steps away from the sand, El Mangroove is ripe for Costa Rican coastal adventure. But after a day of exploration, you are able to sit back unwind in this beautiful setting.


At a glance

  • 85 luxury suites

  • Swimming Pool

  • Two restaurants

  • Spa

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  • El mangroove spa


    This Tree-toped retreat offers full-featured spa facilities. The serene atmosphere soothes the spirit and embraces natural treatments. The spa features outdoor terraces and massage decks, as well as exclusive products.

  • Papagayo paddleboarding


    Indulge in a wide array of waterborne activities. Explore the beauty of the Papagayo Peninsula heading out on paddleboards or kayaks.

  • El Mangroove watersport

    Sunset cruises

    Enjoy the serene waters of Panama Beach while sipping at a cocktail. You may also spot dolphins that will make this moment all the more memorable


The hotel has always had close ties with the local community. It sources 95 percent of its produce from local fishermen and farmers. Local materials were used in the construction. El Mangroove hosts summer English camps for the area’s schoolchildren.


El Mangroove hotel received the highest rank in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). This recognition reflects the hotel, its team, and guest’s compromise with the local community and environment. The hotel itself uses LED lighting of low consumption, the irrigated water is treated on sight. On top of this all the furniture used within the hotel has been recycled from the tree felled during its construction.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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