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Bahia Esmeralda

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Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Beach nearby, white sand, 2 beach bars
Beach nearby, white sand, 2 beach bars
Beach nearby, white sand, 2 beach bars
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Bahia Esmeralda

Bahia Esmeralda

2-star property
Bayfront hotel with 2 beach bars, near Penca Beach

8,4/10 Very good

80 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
100 metros Este de la Plaza Deportiva, Tempate, Guanacaste, 50308

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Tempate
  • Flamingo Beach - 9 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 18 min drive
  • Tamarindo Beach - 39 min drive
  • Coco Beach - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 36 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 63 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Marco Polo - 12 min walk
  • Shack Restaurant & Bar - 16 min walk
  • The Beach House - 4 min drive
  • Shogun - 5 min drive
  • Surf Box - 5 min drive

About this property

Bahia Esmeralda

A great choice for a stay in Tempate, Bahia Esmeralda features an airport shuttle. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 beach bars. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 beach bars
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1996
  • Garden
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool


  • Closed captioned TV
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: CRC 62000 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's window guards on site.

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 major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Bahia Esmeralda Aparthotel
Bahia Esmeralda Aparthotel Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Costa Rica/Playa Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Santa Cruz
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Potrero
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel
Bahia Esmeralda Tempate
Bahia Esmeralda Hotel Tempate

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bahia Esmeralda?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Bahia Esmeralda?
As of 01 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bahia Esmeralda on 03 February 2023 start from R1 567, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Bahia Esmeralda?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bahia Esmeralda?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Bahia Esmeralda?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (8.2 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at Bahia Esmeralda and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 beach bars and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Marco Polo (12-min walk), Shogun (2.2 mi), and Surf Box (2.2 mi).
What's the area around Bahia Esmeralda like?
Bahia Esmeralda is in the heart of Tempate, a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 12 minutes' walk from Penca Beach.



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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

No common sense and normal hospitality practices
Place was ok. Policies and the training to apply them are unique, no other hotel gives this much emphasis on policy enforcement, and is affecting the experience. Awful service due to the lack of criteria of when something is common sense and when is not.
Diego, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I thought the hotel was nice and away from everything. It was minutes away from a grocery stop and a restaurant that I enjoyed a lot. If I was going back I would probably go back to the same place.
Michael, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Alejandro, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Luca, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I enjoyed my stay. Property was in a good location for my needs. Very clean room with AC. I would have preferred a room on the other side of the property as it could get noisey as one side borders a main street. I will ask for that next time.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely garden and pool area, friendly staff, and a good location for walking to restaurants and to Penca Beach. The studio suites are perfect for 2 people, with kitchen appliances and dishes, good closet storage. We definitely recommend
Deborah, 10-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay at Bahia Esmeralda, very clean and well kept hotel, the interior landscaping is beautiful, the staff are nice and helpful. Easy and safe parking inside. 5 min walk from Penca Beach which is excellent. We rented a car for the whole stay which allowed us to drive to beaches and restaurants around with ease (Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal, Danta etc..) - might be hard to get around if you don't have a car, something to keep in mind. Totally recommend and will stay there again
MOHAMAD, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful garden
Our room was very simple but clean. Loved the garden and the location. I would like to go back but will probably look for a bigger room.
Federica, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely grounds and pool, great location. An easy walk to playa Penca, and to several sodas and restaurants. The staff were very hospitable. I would recommend.
Deborah, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great place to stay.
Bryce, 2-night family trip
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