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Bahia Esmeralda

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Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Garden View | Exterior
Standard Studio, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Garden View | Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout drapes
Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette, Garden View | Living area | 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV
Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden View | Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout drapes

Overview of Bahia Esmeralda

Bahia Esmeralda

2.0 star property
Bayfront hotel with 2 beach bars, near Penca Beach
8.4 out of 10 Very Good
8.4/10 Very Good

92 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
The price is $66
Price available on 6/8/2023
100 metros Este de la Plaza Deportiva, Tempate, Guanacaste, 50308
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 beach bars
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Car rentals on site
  • Communal living room
  • Water dispenser
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Laundry service
  • Free self parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Tempate
  • Nicoya Peninsula - 1 min drive
  • Playa Potrero - 2 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 8 min drive
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course - 15 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 18 min drive
  • Ocotal Beach - 65 min drive
  • Tamarindo Beach - 40 min drive
  • Coco Beach - 46 min drive
  • Playa Hermosa - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 36 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 63 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Coco Loco Bar & Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Restaurante Pleamar, Flamingo Beach - 6 min drive
  • The Beach House - 4 min drive
  • The Shack - 16 min walk
  • Hemingway's Restaurant - 19 min walk

About this property

Bahia Esmeralda

A great choice for a stay in Tempate, Bahia Esmeralda features an airport shuttle. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 beach bars. Also, this hotel is 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from Flamingo Beach. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 beach bars
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1996
  • Garden
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool


  • Closed captioned TV
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Tile flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: CRC 62000 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's window guards on site.
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 major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Bahia Esmeralda Aparthotel
Bahia Esmeralda Aparthotel Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Costa Rica/Playa Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Santa Cruz
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
Bahia Esmeralda Tempate
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Tempate

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bahia Esmeralda?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Bahia Esmeralda?
As of Jun 7, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bahia Esmeralda on Jun 8, 2023 start from $66, excluding 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.
Is there a pool at Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Bahia Esmeralda?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bahia Esmeralda?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Bahia Esmeralda?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (8.2 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at Bahia Esmeralda and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 beach bars and a garden.
What's the area around Bahia Esmeralda like?
Bahia Esmeralda is in the heart of Tempate, a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 13 minutes' walk from Playa Potrero.



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10/10 Exceptional

Carlos, 12-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Rey nice accomodations and property. Pool area was nice too. Just a little to isolated for my liking. A golf cart or vehicle is recommended.
MARY, 10-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dustin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very Good

The room was very small and difficult to manuver arounbd in.
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything good. A place to stay twice.
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10/10 Exceptional

Google maps took us to where there was a road blockade due to an overflowed river . We didn’t know another way to get to the hotel . The manager Luis was kind enough to guide us in a different route, over the phone , until we arrived safely. Thank you !!!
Andres, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

The property is fine. They sent an email saying they had a way to get there using only paved roads. I wish I had followed up with them. I'd suggest instead of telling us there is a way, just go ahead and tell us in the email. If you follow GPS you'll probably end up on treacherous rocky roads and having to cross water ways. YIKES
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4/10 Fair

No common sense and normal hospitality practices
Place was ok. Policies and the training to apply them are unique, no other hotel gives this much emphasis on policy enforcement, and is affecting the experience. Awful service due to the lack of criteria of when something is common sense and when is not.
Diego, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I thought the hotel was nice and away from everything. It was minutes away from a grocery stop and a restaurant that I enjoyed a lot. If I was going back I would probably go back to the same place.
Michael, 3-night family trip
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