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

I've never stayed somewhere I love as much as here. We moved from a local Airbnb to the Gilded Iguana, and I wish I had thought of it sooner. So many things to love about it, but most of all, the staff! They are wonderful, so helpful, and make you feel welcomed immediately. I interacted most with Irene and Loren (who are angels), but honestly EVERYONE was fantastic. The restaurant staff is amazing, especially JC and another woman who works there who I wish I asked for the name of. Other things to love are just how spacious and beautiful the rooms are (the downside is that we faced the construction of the yoga studio during our stay), the saltwater pool (my favorite, for sure!), and the food at the restaurant, which was mostly spot-on. Down the street is the juice bar, which we visited and which has really tasty bowls and refreshing drinks (tied to the Surf Club). The location is also more than perfect as it's about a 200 meter walk from the beach. As well, it's super close to a tons of places to eat, etc. I had a facial at the spa with Karen (and Nela was the wonderful manager), and it was sublime. Just a gem of a place!

This is a brand new beautiful hotel with a lovely pool and the best most comfortable beds in all of Costa Rica. I was even given the most beautiful bouquet of roses for Mother's Day this morning, compliments of the hotel. The hotel is very Eco-friendly as well. They treat and recycle their black and gray water for watering plants. Rates are quite reasonable. I highly recommend this hotel.

Playa Guiones Nosara

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Nosara Beach
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Nosara Beach is within a 5-minute walk of The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel while other popular sites like Playa Pelada are within a 15-minute stroll. This 29-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All 29 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free international calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, ceiling fans, and safes.


Property features

Built in 2018, the brand new The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 150.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Standard Double Room

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

PREMIUM 2 QUEEN BEDS

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Handicap

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

PREMIUM PLUS 2 QUEEN BEDS

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (2)
5
Family Family

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

By on Mar 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 12, 2021

Thank you for your review! Is great to know you enjoy your visit, We hope to see you soon at TGI!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Partner Couples

I've never stayed somewhere I love as much as here. We moved from a local Airbnb to the Gilded Iguana, and I wish I had thought of it sooner. So many things to love about it, but most of all, the staff! They are wonderful, so helpful, and make you feel welcomed immediately. I interacted most with Irene and Loren (who are angels), but honestly EVERYONE was fantastic. The restaurant staff is amazing, especially JC and another woman who works there who I wish I asked for the name of. Other things to love are just how spacious and beautiful the rooms are (the downside is that we faced the construction of the yoga studio during our stay), the saltwater pool (my favorite, for sure!), and the food at the restaurant, which was mostly spot-on. Down the street is the juice bar, which we visited and which has really tasty bowls and refreshing drinks (tied to the Surf Club). The location is also more than perfect as it's about a 200 meter walk from the beach. As well, it's super close to a tons of places to eat, etc. I had a facial at the spa with Karen (and Nela was the wonderful manager), and it was sublime. Just a gem of a place!

By on Aug 15, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Jul 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 11, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are looking forward to your next visit!

5
Everyone

By on May 11, 2019

Review comment responded on May 11, 2019

Thank you for your review!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2019

Thank you for your review! Will be a pleasure to have you here again!

5
Everyone

By on Sep 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2018

Thank you so much for your reviews! This help us to continue on the right way! Pura Vida!

5
Everyone

This is a brand new beautiful hotel with a lovely pool and the best most comfortable beds in all of Costa Rica. I was even given the most beautiful bouquet of roses for Mother's Day this morning, compliments of the hotel. The hotel is very Eco-friendly as well. They treat and recycle their black and gray water for watering plants. Rates are quite reasonable. I highly recommend this hotel.

By , from North Carolina on May 13, 2018

Review comment responded on May 14, 2018

Dear Janet, thank you for your nice comments, thats our idea of service, have a happy guest each time! We also team up with the local recycling organization to process all the glass, aluminium, plastics, paper etc, and we participate in reforestation and cleaning of the beach and surroundings! Looking forward to have you here again!

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

Playa Guiones, Nosara,
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