Find your groove at a Kind Hotel offering an authentic Costa Rican escape. 


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  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Air Purification

    Air Purification

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • In-room Healthy Snacks

    In-room Healthy Snacks

  • Farm-to-Table Program

    Farm-to-Table Program

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

  • Fitness Center

    Fitness Center

  • Guest Bikes

    Guest Bikes

  • In-room Aromatherapy

    In-room Aromatherapy

  • Hypoallergenic Bedding

    Hypoallergenic Bedding

  • Organic Herb Garden on Property

    Organic Herb Garden on Property

  • Fruit Trees On Property

    Fruit Trees On Property

  • Meditation Area

    Meditation Area

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options


  • Plant-a-Tree Program

  • Tree Relocation Program

  • Recycle Program

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Renewable Energy

  • Water Bottle Program

  • Organic Pillows + Linens

Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

  • Donates Back

  • Local Artist Program

  • Local Community Mentorship

  • Local Artisan Products

  • Local Farmers Program

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

  • New Jobs Created


  • Conde Nast Award


The Setting

Imagine touching down at Liberia International Airport and within twenty minutes feeling golden sand between your toes. As they say, the journey is the destination, so now imagine you got there meandering through a land of volcanic peaks, rich flora and fauna, thermal mineral pools, wildlife refuges, quaint villages and National parks to find the mangrove clad coastline. This, in essence, is the authentic Costa Rican experience awaiting you at the five-star El Mangroove. Nestled on the northern Pacific coastline on the prestigious Gulf of Papagayo, this modern Kind Hotel is the perfect homebase for adventurers to enjoy rafting, hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing or simply those seeking a tropical respite. Groovy, baby. 

Sleep and Sanctuary

Grab a book, a tropical cocktail and swing with the ocean breezes from your private suite’s hammock. We could stop there, but we’ll continue to gush about the seven varieties of suites El Mangroove offers weary travelers expecting tropical comfort. Ranging from the cozy Bark Suite to the presidential-esque Mangle Suite, all suites boast outdoor spaces, separate living rooms, natural jungle-inspired furnishings, floor-to-ceiling glass (in some) and in the case of the Mangle, an outdoor whirlpool. 

Eat. Pray. Eat.

A convivial blend of ambiance, conversations, and gastronomical sensations await diners at El Mangroove’s two separate eating outposts. Both casual in nature, Makoko is the main restaurant and welcomes you for honest food celebrating local farmers for breakfast and dinner. 

Matiss mixes up a colorful palate of flavors and creativity in an oceanfront beach shack. Find sustainable comfort food with menus celebrating the farm and the sea in spaces that tip the hat to tropical refinement. 24-hour private dining is also available to satisfy those round the clock cravings. 



  • Airport Transportation

  • Public Transportation

  • Free Parking

  • Complimentary Parking

  • Ipod Dock

  • Laundry Facility

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Fire Pits on Property

  • Conference Rooms

  • Baby Crib Service

  • Gym

  • Mini Fridge

  • Family Friendly

  • Sundries

  • Bath Robes

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Minibar

  • Conference Halls

  • Vanity Room

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Pool

  • Handicap Accessible


  • 3:00 PM – 12 AM | Must be 18 years old to check-in
  • Express check-in available
  • 11 AM
  • Express check-out available
Special check-in instructions
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information for hotel
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Staffed front desk


Service dogs are welcome, other animals are not allowed.

Children and extra beds
  • Children are welcome
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for $30 per night
  • Free cribs (infant beds)



Kind Eats and Drinks
Conscious Culture
Mindful Adventures
Do Good for the Day
  • Bring something on the list of needs for Cepia Costa Rica, a charity that helps impoverished families in the communities of Guanacaste
  • Visit Abriendo Mentes for an Outreach Program
Be Kind to Yourself

Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, 50503 Costa Rica


By Plane

14.3 miles from Daniel Oduber Quiros International (LIR) (Taxi approx: $60) 

142 miles from San Jose and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) Alternate transportation: Nature Air to LIR from SJO.  Fee: 160 USD (one way) reservation required. 

By Bus/Metro

From Llano Grande at LIR, take 513 hourly to Sardinal, then take Ruta 528 Playa Panama leaving every 30 min. From Playa Panama stop it’s a 3-minute walk to the hotel. ($3) 

By Shuttle 

Airport shuttle service from LIR only. Fee: 60 USD (one way) 24 Hours, 7 days a week. Reservation required. Shuttle Phone: +506 21057575

By Automobile

From LIR, take Road 21 6 Km West until Do it Center, turn right, take Road 253 North 5 blocks, turn left and Take Road 254 West 8 Km. The hotel is at the end of the road to the left, Gulf of Papagayo. Drive time is about 25 min. 

From SJO take Route 1 to Liberia. In Liberia Take Route 21 20 K West until Do it Center. Turn right, take Road 253 North 5 blocks, turn left and Take Road 254 West 8 Km. The hotel is at the end of the road to the left, Gulf of Papagayo. Drive time is around 3hrs 45 min. 

Complimentary on-site and valet parking is available.