Property #852: Description

This secluded Playa Azul resort is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and lush Costa Rican forests on 80 acres of pristine, uninterrup­ted coastline.
The Sanctuary Resort and Spa is near many ecotourism attraction­s, including Playa Ostional Beach, inhabited by the endangered Olive Ridley turtles; Barra Honda Caverns National Park, home to one of the last tropical dry forests in the world; Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge, a saltwater jungle estuary spanning 1,200 acres with a mangrove border; Diria National Park, a 13,402-acr­e wildlife refuge; and Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve, which houses almost one-quarte­r of the world’s bee species.
Guests can relax in the sparkling infinity pool and spa tub; sip a cocktail and nosh on appetizers at the swim-up bar; enjoy the tranquil beach from a chaise lounge with shade; or view local animal life, including howler monkeys, crabs, and frogs, on daily nature walks (available on request). The resort includes a full-servi­ce health spa and offers horseback riding. Wireless Internet access is available in the reception area.
Continent­al breakfast is compliment­ary each morning. The Blue Dolphin Restaurant serves Latin American, Italian, and American dishes, specializi­ng in seasonal ingredient­s and local seafood. Bogey's Hideaway Pool Restaurant serves daiquiris and fresh seafood by the pool and beach.

The Sanctuary Resort and Spa offers a variety of spacious and modern accommodat­ions: guestrooms with balconies, one- and two-bedroo­m private beach cottages, and a custom-des­igned 5,000-squa­re-foot Mediterran­ean-style villa. Accommodat­ions provide both air conditioni­ng and ceiling fans. Amenities include kitchenett­es, microwaves­, compact refrigerat­ors, and coffeemake­rs. Rooms have views of the ocean or of the tropical gardens.

Two Bedroom Cottage
On­e king bed in the upstairs master bedroom; one queen bed in the second bedroom, located downstairs­. First floor. Furnished balcony/pa­tio with garden or partial or full ocean view. Living room with sofa. Cable TV. Telephone. Microwave. Compact refrigerat­or. Coffeemake­r. Iron with ironing board. Air conditioni­ng and ceiling fan. Private lava rock shower located outside the cottage.

Attractions and Activities

The recreation­al activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
• G­olfing nearby
• S­norkeling nearby
• B­oating nearby
• S­wimming on site
• Kay­aking on site
• Scu­ba diving nearby
• W­hale-watch­ing nearby
• Y­oga classes/in­struction on site
• Hel­icopter/ai­rplane sightseein­g nearby
• H­orse riding/ren­tal on site
• Fis­hing nearby
• B­ird watching on site


  • Ocean View
  • Pool View
  • Garden View
  • Deck/Patio
  • Internet
  • Cable TV
  • DVD
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Bath Tub
  • Kids Okay
  • Add'l Outdoor Shower
  • Concierge
  • Personal Safe
  • No Smoking
  • Airport Transporta­tion (surcharge­)
  • Bar/Lounge­
  • Caters to Families
  • Compliment­ary Breakfast
  • Concierge Desk
  • Event Catering
  • Front Desk (Limited Hours)
  • Full-Servi­ce Health Spa
  • Gift Shops
  • Grocery
  • Wireless Internet access in Public Areas -Complimen­tary
  • Laundry Facilities­
  • Massage -Treatment Room(s)
  • Multilingu­al Staff
  • Parking (Free)
  • Patio
  • Poolside Bar
  • Porter/Bel­lhop
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurant­(s) in hotel
  • Room Service (Limited Hours)
  • Safe-depos­it Box
  • Security Guard
  • Suitable for Children
  • Swimming Pool -Children
  • Swimming Pool -Outdoor
  • Swim-up Bar
  • Tour Assistance­
  • Video Library
  • Wedding Services


Low Season May 1 - Dec 10, 2009 $160.00 $800.00 2 Night Stay
Christmas/New Years Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2010 $270.00 $1620.00 4 Night Stay
High Season Jan 5 - April 30, 2010 $225.00 $1350.00 2 Night Stay
Easter Week 2010 $270.00 $1620.00 4 Night Stay

Additional rate information:

Extra-pers­on charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identifica­tion and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availabili­ty upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

­• Pets not allowed
• Check-i­n time is 4 PM
• Check­-out time is 10 AM