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El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula

3-star3 stars
between Santa Cruz and TamarindoCanafistulaGuanacasteCosta Rica

Mountain hotel in Canafistula with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great room
Delicious food
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From 262 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula

from $111
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 1 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle within 25 km *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 11
  • Year Built 2005
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


El Sabanero - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula’s small print

Also known as

  • El Sabanero Eco-Lodge
  • El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Canafistula
  • El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Hotel
  • El Sabanero Eco-Lodge Hotel Canafistula


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 35000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula


  • Avellana Beach - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Tamarindo Beach - 7.1 mi / 11.3 km
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 7.2 mi / 11.5 km
  • Conchal Beach - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Callejones Beach - 9.7 mi / 15.6 km
  • Blanca Beach - 10 mi / 16.1 km
  • Grande Beach - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 12.4 mi / 20 km

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 61 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 10 reviews

El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula
Awesome place and owners
Wonderful! So relaxing!
Ray, us2 night romance trip
El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula
Very Good8.0
dislike their hidden charge of extra $25 / night !
Pros: Cozy 10 cabin lodge, loved waking up to the sound of bird song. Friendly fellow travelers with whom to share breakfast conversations in the common area. It was hot, so the pool is welcome. Cons: The lodge is isolated, it's 15 driving minutes from the nearest town and beach. I almost didn't book it because it has a hidden charge. Just as you're near the end of booking a room at the stated price, it says that El Sabanero will charge your credit card with an additional amount which added on about $25 extra dollars per night to the price of our room. I really dislike this trick and wouldn't have booked it except they're almost everything else was already booked.
A Traveler, us6 night romance trip
El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula
Beautifully Rustic and Tranquil Oasis
We really enjoyed our stay at El Sabanero. The rooms are actually beautiful and private little cabins set in the foothills of Canafistula. It is just a 10 minute drive to Tamarindo! The manager Harold and all of the staff were wonderful and It felt like home. We look forward to returning to this very special and unique Oasis in beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica!
Marcello, us13 night romance trip
El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula
Thumbs up
Really nice staff and owners! Beautiful place
Michael, us1 night trip

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El Sabanero Eco-Lodge, Canafistula

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