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1 room, 2 adults

Sugar Beach

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
GUANACASTE, SANTA CRUZ, PLAYA PAN DE, AZUCAR, Las Catalinas, Guanacaste, 90, Costa Rica, 800-246-8357

3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Penca Beach
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • DVD player
    • Refrigerator
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Restrictions related to your trip

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  • We loved the privacy and seclusion of the property. The front desk and restaurant staff…Mar 18, 2020
  • Not sure where the 4+ ratings came from.our room and experience was a 3+Mar 14, 2020

Sugar Beach

More Info: 866-539-0031

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

What’s around Sugar Beach

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Penca Beach - 26 min walk
  • Playa Prieta - 11 min walk
  • Danta Beach - 18 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

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 60 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 43 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

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

  • Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking on site

  • Self parking * on site

Offsite

  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print 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
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • 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/boogie boarding nearby
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • 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
  • Individually decorated
  • Number of living rooms
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
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

On Site

  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site

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/boogie boarding nearby

Sugar Beach’s small print

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

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

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.

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for CRC 12500 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Service animals exempt from fees

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

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

FAQs for Sugar Beach

  • Does Sugar Beach offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sugar Beach does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Sugar Beach currently open?
    This property is closed from March 15 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sugar Beach?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Sugar Beach?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Sugar Beach?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Sugar Beach?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sugar Beach?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sugar Beach?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Sugar Beach?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 40.000 per vehicle one way.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Sugar Beach?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (7.6 mi) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 163 reviews

Very Good 8.0
It is a nice place, with beautiful view to the ocean. Good for some weelkend rest.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing beach
DAVID, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
us6 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Ocean View is great. Swimming pool is good but doesn't have lights at night
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Property is really special. Intimate. Wonderful beach and restaurant. Would be a great location for a honeymoon.
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us6 night family trip
Fair 4.0
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, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
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, us5 night family trip

Sugar Beach