Sueño Tropical Playa Carrillo

Other - Private room · Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Jungle lodge, incredible landscaping, minutes from 3 fantastic beaches, cool pool / bar / restaurant / pizzeria, a/c, tv, great service, we take care of all your needs so you have a wonderful vacation

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Note: Please contact us with any questions you may have and to confirm availability prior to making your reservation.

Located at the edge of the jungle, with howler monkeys you can hear every AM and at dusk, and iguanas and other critters around, El Sueno Tropical / Tropical Dreams is an intimate 16 room resort set in 3 acres of tropical gardens. There are 4 buildings that house 4 units per building. There are 8 standard rooms with two twins, or a king or queen bed, 4 deluxe rooms with 2 queens beds or a queen and 2 twin beds, and 4 two bedrooms apartments, with a queen or king in each bedroom, some have 2 twins in the second bedroom, and all have a twin in the living room, sleep up to 5. we have a portacrib available for tiny ones. We are secluded but walking distance to the village of Estrada, old-time Costa Rica at its best, all our staff walk to work from there. We are on a bus route to Carrillo and Samara, and from there to all of the country. All rooms and apartments are beautifully decorated, and have cold A/C, ceiling fans, wall safe, cable TV, and coffee makers, with a hammock hanging in each front porch, and also WiFi throughout the property. Online working or social media catchup by the pool is the way to live. There is a free-form Italian tiled pool and a separate smaller pool for kiddies or adults to chill. We are located close to 3 world-class beaches-beautiful Playa Carrillo, which is a sheltered bay with small waves, great for kids, stand up paddling, and offshore world-class fishing, great place for a sunset swim as well; Samara is well-known for shopping, bars and restaurants, a small touristy beach; Camaronal is a well-kept secret, undeveloped, incredible right break for world class surfing, and it is a turtle refuge with arrivadas or desovadas, the laying of eggs, then the births about 20 days later. El Sueno Tropical is a short distance to many area activities, zip line/canopy tour/rappeling, ocean and river kayaking, dolphin watching and snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, hiking, bike, scooter, motorcycle and ATV rentals, 4 x 4 adventure tours, gyrocopter tours, cooking, dancing and Spanish language classes, inshore and offshore fishing, or you may want to stay in and relax by the pool with drinks served poolside. Hotel El Sueno Tropical offers many wonderful amenities including 2 swimming pools, restaurant and full bar. Great food, tapas, grilled fish and meats, and a brick lined pizza oven with over 30 types to choose from, all creatively prepared from fresh local ingredients--exotic fruits and vegetables, catch of the day seafood, grass fed beef, pork, and poultry. Good stuff!

Lots of wildlife to see on the property and be sure to hand feed our pet deer, we have three on site, Rosie, Bruiser and Spike.

Also nearby is La Selva Bromelia Gardens and Animal Rescue Center to see a lot of the local wildlife. 4:00 is a good bet--feeding time!

Enjoy laid-back luxury at El Sueno Tropical!

We can arrange weddings or vow renewals at sunset in Playa Carrillo, we have one happening December 21, watch for pictures shortly after, catered, with flowers and palms. We are providing a hairdresser, manicure and makeup for the bride, and we can do it for the groom as well (;-)

Standard Room Sleeps 2 $60
Deluxe Room Sleeps 2-4 $80
2 bedroom Villas Sleeps 5 $100

These are year-round prices and include a complete menu breakfast, fresh seasonal fruit, orange juice, eggs any style, ham, sausage or bacon, toast, home made jams and jellies, pancakes and french toast, a great way to start the day

Under new ownership and reopening December 1. Disregard all the old reviews on Trip Advisor, look to your right and click on "Jose" and read about our sister property, Vida Tropical Bed and Breakfast in Alajuela, since 1999. The perfect stop-over as you start or end your trip to Costa Rica. We promise the same level of attention and service at our new location.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
  • We spend 3 weeks in Costa Rica; stayed in 7 different hotels, B&Bs up to international 4 star hotels and this was by far the best place.
    The rooms are super nice and cosy, the location is perfect and the staff was lovely! Jose and his team gave us the feeling of being welcome till the last minute.
    We would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

    Many thanks to u guys! Hasta luego ;-)

    February 2014
    Jose
    Response from Jose:

    thank you, roman, we really enjoyed your stay at Sueño Tropical, i am sure you will remember well the beach at Playa Carrillo, it is the best one in costa rica, Maria sends her regards, hope the rest of your trip was good, we look forward to your return

  • El Sueno Tropical has very.nice rooms, an excellent chef but a Fantastic owner that cares about the guests. Jose the new owner is turning this place around. The staff is fantastic and will help you to reserve anything you need. You will need a car there if you want stress free vacation because sometimes its hard to find a taxi to come back. To go to the beach there is a bus stop right at the hotel. I would recommend this place.

    January 2014
    Jose
    Response from Jose:

    thnak you, manon and mario, loved having you, hope you had a nice time the rest of your trip

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Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano
School
Admiral Farragut Academy, U of Florida and U of Miami
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Innkeeper of sorts
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I was born in Cuba, raised in Florida, moved to Costa Rica in 1997, love to read, travel, grow stuff to cook it and eat it, surf the Net, opened Vida Tropical in 1999, have great people helping: Isabel, my manager for 6 years, is from Colombia, married to Norman, New Yorker from Colombian parents, he owns Jalapeño Central Tex Mex Restaurant in Alajuela. Their son is Nico, born in Costa Rica. Sylvia, from Costa Rica, has been our housekeeper and cook for 10 years. Adilio (Pilo) is also Costa Rican and is there covering late arrivals (after 8) and early departures (from 3 to 7 AM), I'm there only part of the time, the rest I spend now in my new place in Playa Carrillo. We all enjoy meeting the great variety of guests from all over the world. We have one of the world's best breakfasts at both places, with 4 or 5 types of fresh fruit, orange juice, high altitude coffee and assorted teas, white and brown sugar and milk, corn flakes and granola, several kinds of bread for toast, several kinds of homemade jams and jellies, eggs any style, poached, sunny side up, over easy, scrambled, omelettes, frittatas, your choice of plain or with smoked cheese, garlic, onions, green pepper, tomatoes, smoked ham or country sausage, French toast and pancakes with or without fruit or chocolate chips, honey, syrup and Nutella. Include also if you wish a serving of our own version of Gallo Pinto, a mix of rice and beans seasoned with diced veggies and our secret mix of spices, Balsamic vinegar and Lizano sauce, the Costa Rican version of Worcestershire sauce, mighty tasty stuff.
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