Esencia Hotel & Villas

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Overview of Esencia Hotel & Villas

Esencia Hotel & Villas

3-star property
3-star Cóbano hotel with outdoor pool

8.2/10 Very good

156 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
2 Km North of Cruce de Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Cóbano, Puntarenas, 50201
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Playground on site
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Santa Teresa Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 61 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 70 miles/112.6 km

About this property

Esencia Hotel & Villas

3-star hotel
You can look forward to a terrace, a garden and a playground at Esencia Hotel & Villas. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a body treatment, a manicure/pedicure or a massage. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), massage treatment rooms and tour/ticket information
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free property and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the pool, helpful staff and location
Room features
All guest rooms at Esencia Hotel & Villas include perks, such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as safes and minibars. Guests reviews speak well of the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Fridges, microwaves and free infant beds


English, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:00 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 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM

Travelling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • 19 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave (on request)


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

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include body treatments and manicures and pedicures.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Microwaves are available for USD 5 per day

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Esencia Hotel Villas Santa Teresa
Esencia Hotel Villas
Esencia Villas Santa Teresa
Esencia Hotel Villas Cobano
Esencia Hotel And Villas
Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa
Esencia Villas Cobano
Esencia Hotel Villas
Esencia Hotel & Villas Hotel
Esencia Hotel & Villas Cóbano
Esencia Hotel & Villas Hotel Cóbano

Frequently asked questions

Does Esencia Hotel & Villas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Esencia Hotel & Villas 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
As of 4 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Esencia Hotel & Villas on 1 November 2022 start from €78, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Esencia Hotel & Villas and nearby?
Esencia Hotel & Villas has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Esencia Hotel & Villas?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Soda Tiquicia (4-min walk), Pronto (4-min walk) and Eat street (5-min walk).
What's the area around Esencia Hotel & Villas like?
Esencia Hotel & Villas is located near Santa Teresa Beach, only a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 3 minutes' walk from Ginger Cafe. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

The property was nice. We traveled with young kids and liked having the private villas and the pool was very nice. Staff was friendly and welcoming. The beds were very firm and made sleeping through the night difficult. There is a noisy night club near by that goes late into the night but the villa keeps most the noise out. I think if the beds were more comfortable we would never even had known how late the night clubs run. Like most of Santa Teresa there is a dirt road out front which during the rain season is very muddy. But the beach is a very short walk away. Overall this stay was okay.
Justin, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Janice, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Greet basic place well Located good pool
jeff, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasant place to stay! Close to all things we came there for, beach, dining, music and pool!
Timothy, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Our Esencia Villa Experience
Staff was very friendly, parking was convenient, and the property was clean. Our only issue was that we had the villa closest to the street. This wouldn’t have been a problem accept for the fact that there is a disco tech right across the street. The loud music and crowds on the street kept us up late into the night (or should I say early morning?) There were also restaurants on both sides that played live music late into the night. The villas set further back on the property may not have experienced this problem.
Damien, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location to walk to beach
Nicholas, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel property right in the heart of Santa Theresa. Staff are very helpful. Nice peaceful retreat from the hectic main road. We had a family Villa that slept 4 and had a full kitchen. Nice to be able to eat a meal or two in the rom. Restaurants in the area can be quire expensive.
John, 7-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Basic but comfortable , great helpful , friendly staff. Excellent location
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Yuval, 2-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Fiorella, 5-night trip
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