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Sugar Beach

Beachfront hotel in Las Catalinas with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed in October.

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Playa Pan De Azucar, Las Catalinas, 90, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
9.0.Superb.
  • Not sure where the 4+ ratings came from.our room and experience was a 3+

    Mar 10, 2020

  • We loved the privacy and seclusion of the property. The front desk and restaurant staff…

    Mar 9, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 28 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool
  • Beach towels

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Playa Prieta - 11 min walk
  • Danta Beach - 18 min walk
  • Penca Beach - 26 min walk
  • Dantita Beach - 30 min walk
  • Potrero Bay - 37 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, Garden View
  • Standard Room, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Master Suite

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Playa Prieta - 11 min walk
  • Danta Beach - 18 min walk
  • Penca Beach - 26 min walk
  • Dantita Beach - 30 min walk
  • Potrero Bay - 37 min walk
  • Playa Potrero - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Flamingo Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Playa Pedro - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Playa Brasilito - 7.1 mi / 11.3 km
  • Haras del Mar Equestrian Center - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 57 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 43 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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Playa Pan De Azucar, Las Catalinas, 90, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 28 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby

Working away

  • Business center

Services

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include Swedish massages, facials, and manicures and pedicures.

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Recreation

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 40.000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children and extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for CRC 12500 per night

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene and cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

  • Hotel Sugar
  • Sugar Beach Hotel
  • Hotel Sugar Beach
  • Sugar Beach Las Catalinas
  • Sugar Beach Hotel Las Catalinas
  • Hotel Sugar Beach
  • Hotel Sugar Beach Potrero
  • Hotel Sugar Beach Costa Rica/Playa Potrero
  • Sugar Beach Potrero
  • Sugar Hotel
  • Hotel Sugar Beach Las Catalinas
  • Sugar Beach Las Catalinas

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Sugar Beach 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed in October.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Marco Polo (2.3 mi), Smokin Pig (2.7 mi), and Shack Restaurant & Bar (2.9 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 40.000 per vehicle one way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (7.6 mi) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools after a day out and about. Sugar Beach also has spa services and an arcade, as well as a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    It is a nice place, with beautiful view to the ocean. Good for some weelkend rest.

    2 night trip, Mar 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing breakfast included. The other menu had so many options and various sized dishes. The meals are a great value especially considering how friendly the staff are and how welcoming the environment is. We ate our meals with iguanas, beautiful birds, geckos, and we even saw a monkey. There are tropical fish and other sea life in the tide pools on both sides of the beach and you can even walk across the rocks to other beaches.

    Louisalow, 5 night family trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing beach

    DAVID, 3 night family trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The overall vibe of this place is one of beauty and tranquility. The staff know your name, what you like/dislike, and seem to genuinely care about you. This was my fourth time here in as many years, and I plan on returning every year as long as I’m physically and financially able.

    6 night romance trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Ocean View is great. Swimming pool is good but doesn't have lights at night

    1 night family trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Property is really special. Intimate. Wonderful beach and restaurant. Would be a great location for a honeymoon.

    2 night romance trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The breakfast and breakfast staff were great. Everything else needs a major update. We stayed in 5 different hotels and loved all of them but this one. The beds were super hard, no umbrellas on beach so everyone is crammed under what tree they can find, and everything is just old. Large gap in door so flies, spiders, geckos, ants all made their way into our room. And the one thing I expected was serenity but the walls must be paper thin - as it was so noisy! So glad we only stayed one night in this hotel or I wouldn’t have liked CR as much as I did.

    G, 1 night romance trip, Feb 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great, helpful staff. Really made our family weekend. All main staff speak English. Restaurant was of a good quality, affordable and selection. The hotel and beach were nice and not packed

    Rob, 6 night family trip, Jan 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    FABULOUS

    I checked in at the guy behind the counter help me to my room with my bags and I asked if it was sea or pool facing and he said no it was garden facing.The second I walked into my cottage I was soooo happy :-) it smelled soooo clean and was roomy and bright with two queen beds & a wall of windows that overlooked a large patio AND I could not only see the sea but hear it.The sheets & bedding smelled like home like my DIVINE fabric softener and the pillows were perfect puffs of clouds.I could hear the waves thundering from the beach all the way at the top of the "hill" I had room 14 and it was heavenEven had a small fridge to hold beer and milk (you know.. the essentials :-))The breakfast was nice - small but nice My BF was arriving the following day & thought why not stay again.My room was not available :-( So I booked another one & it was $100 more. So when they checked us back in it was up a flight of stairs & had 2 balconies you could see a little ocean & the pool. The bedroom was very spacious w//1 king bed & a large bathroom but the living room had no tv & had no windows, like no glass,Only shutters, It was odd and VERY hot but the bedroom had a door to keep in AC,you had to spend all your time in the bedroom so be careful when booking & you want to utilize the whole space. such a pity because it was big and nicely furnished. the 2 balconies were very nice.The beach is basically private and the water is very warm &stunning sunsets swimming was a thing at sunsets

    Kim, 1 night trip, Jan 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    We had a wonderful time and there are just a few suggestions I would make to management: It would be great to have umbrellas or some other shade on the beach. We were generally always able to find a lounge chair under a tree but an umbrella on the sand would have been nice. There also isn't really an outdoor area outside of the dining pavilion to view the amazing sunset every night, just a few wooden chairs. And lastly, charging for the use of a boogie board seems really petty. It isn't even advertised that they have them behind the front desk. On a whim I asked if they had any, and was surprised that they did, then irritated that there was a charge.

    Mona, 5 night family trip, Jan 4, 2020

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