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1 room, 2 adults

Esencia Hotel & Villas

3-star3 stars
2 Km North of Cruce de Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Cobano, Puntarenas, 50201, Costa Rica

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Teresa Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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  • Our stay here was overall quite good. The path to the beach is kitty corner from the…Jan 28, 2020
  • Very nice and quiet. Right across from the beach. I liked that breakfast was brought…Jan 26, 2020

Esencia Hotel & Villas

from ZAR 1,477
  • Family Villa
  • Pool View Room (1 King Bed)
  • Pool View Room ( 1 king bed + 1 Twin bed)
  • Pool View Room (1 Queen bed + 1 Twin bed)

What’s around Esencia Hotel & Villas


  • Santa Teresa Beach - 2 min walk
  • Carmen Beach - 13 min walk
  • Cocal Beach - 24 min walk
  • Hermosa Beach - 32 min walk
  • Playa Mal País - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Manzanillo Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Cabuya Island - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Montezuma Falls - 9 mi / 14.4 km

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 64 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 19 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 19
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Esencia Hotel & Villas’s small print

Also known as

  • Esencia Hotel
  • Esencia Hotel Villas
  • Esencia Hotel Villas Cobano
  • Esencia Villas Cobano
  • Hotel Esencia Hotel & Villas Cobano
  • Cobano Esencia Hotel & Villas Hotel
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Cobano
  • Esencia Hotel Villas
  • Hotel Esencia Hotel & Villas
  • Esencia Villas
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas
  • Esencia Hotel Villas
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Hotel
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Cobano
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Santa Teresa
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Hotel Cobano
  • Esencia Hotel Villas Cobano
  • Esencia Villas Santa Teresa
  • Hotel Esencia
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
  • Esencia Hotel And Villas
  • Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)

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 Esencia Hotel & Villas

  • Does Esencia Hotel & Villas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Esencia Hotel & Villas 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 parking offered at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Esencia Hotel & Villas?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,6 From 52 reviews

Good 6,0
Basic Villa ... Very loud dance club across the st
We rented one of the Villas and got the first one upon entering the grounds. Quite far from the pool but seemed ok until the nighttime. There is a club with very loud music that can go on till 3/4 am. Unfortunately we heard it first hand. The villa is basic. It needs a Reno especially the washroom. Found some bugs and a work on the floor but not surprised. The only bonus is gated at night with security guard so you feel somewhat safe. Great sushi place next door 😀
Angie, ca1 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Good stay, good value.
Very nice stay. The rooms were comfortable and attractive. We enjoyed having a balcony and overlooking the pool. The pool itself was beautiful and clean. Breakfast was adequate, but not stellar - just quite basic, a few more options and better coffee would go a long way. We did have one service issue, which I thought was pretty slow in being addressed, but it was resolved to our satisfaction. Overall we enjoyed our stay and found this to be a good value and good location. I would stay here again.
us3 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Nice hotel close to the beach with many options to eat and walking distance to the beach and supermarkets
Jerry, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Nice place to stay
This was a great experience for my family. Santa Teresa Beach is loud and dusty with all the traffic on the main road, but this place is sprawled up the hill and gives a little more privacy. The staff were great to us and helped us arrange what we needed, and the pool was very relaxing. The cottages had everything we needed and stayed cool at night with the A/C.
Weston, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
We got an upgrade from a room to a Villa. Have to say the place is awsome. the pool is fantastic and steps from the beach. My only negative comment would be that there were a couple of non functioning lights and the towels were pretty worn.
Paula, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
great stay
mike, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Loved it!
Very nice and clean hotel. Quiet and well located
Thierry, us3 night trip with friends
Good 6,0
Great location, ok service
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this hotel, and while we love the location and the overall accommodations, it's clear that the owner is more interested in profits than customer service. We were told over the phone that our room could accommodate 3 adults. However, it was later determined that it only fit 2. Rather than work with us on a solution, we were told to find another hotel for the 3rd person. Impossible, as it was a holiday week between Xmas in New Years. Final result: we paid an extra $60/night for the person to sleep on the floor on an air mattress we purchased. As there was a clear miscommunication from the hotel, we would have preferred a more accommodating solution - but we were stuck and agreed to pay an amount that was higher than a normally priced 3-person room. Rooms are comfortable. Bathroom was ok - shower pressure was light, and toilet clogged and overflowed on the last day, forcing us to shower in another unit. WIFI was strong both in the room and at the pool. Pool area is very nice, however bar service was closed during our stay. Location is great - a short walk to the beach entrance, and to several bars & restaurants. Front desk staff was as helpful as they could be. You can tell that the owner limits what they are able to do to assist the guests.
Brian, us3 night trip with friends
Fair 4,0
If you like bad loud music from the local bars...
The hotel is amazing! We enjoyed it immensely until the local bars started dueling with their music. I know that the hotel cannot choose it's neighbors but the bars were horrible. The noise was so loud that we could hear every word of the obnoxiously loud music. The hotel is great but it is ruined by the music that plays until all hours and is so loud it is nearly impossible to get sleep.
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
You get what you pay for
A nice place in a beautiful zone, 5 minutes walk to one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. I really enjoyed it.
Hans, us3 night family trip

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