El Sueño Tropical

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In-room safe, desk, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of El Sueño Tropical

El Sueño Tropical

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Puerto Carrillo with restaurant and bar/lounge

8,0/10 Very good

30 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
2 kms. east of Plaza Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo, Guanacaste
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Beach shuttle
  • Garden
  • Computer station
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Patio

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Carrillo Beach - 38 min walk
  • Samara Beach - 9 min drive
  • Buena Vista Beach - 30 min drive
  • San Miguel Beach - 77 min drive
  • Coyote Beach - 83 min drive
  • Garza Beach - 61 min drive
  • Guiones Beach - 65 min drive
  • Nosara Beach - 75 min drive
  • Playa Pelada - 78 min drive
  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge - 92 min drive

Getting around

  • Nosara (NOB) - 82 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 136 min drive
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

El Sueño Tropical

At El Sueño Tropical, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Carrillo Beach and Samara Beach. After a dip in one of 2 outdoor pools, guests can grab a bite to eat at Salsas, which serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a children's pool, and free bike rentals are other highlights.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Salsas - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

El Sueño Tropical Carrillo
El Sueno Tropical Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Staff was helpful but the room was filled with mosquitoes and sheets were previously covered in blood from othe guest.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Love this place!
This is our second time visiting and we will be back again. Such a friendly and quiet place. Comfy rooms and the pool is fantastic. Maria is always great to deal with and remembered us from two years ago. Brian was also great and very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place!
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Carillo beach
The hotel was about 3 Kim's from the beach, which made the room rate perfect for us. The manager was very helpful in contacting our next stay. The meals that we had at the hotel were great.
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Wonderful gardens close one of the best beaches
Genial hosts, spacious accommodation, magnificent setting, abundant wildlife, good value, great location! Would definitely go back.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Paradise at El Sueno Tropical, Platya Carrillo
Jose, the manager and Marie were very welcoming, accommodating, and friendly. Our small dog was welcomed. Tico breakfasts. Nice pools. When our next leg of our trip did not work out, we returned to El Sueno Tropical and were welcomed back with open Arms. We will be back on next visit to Costa Rica.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We stayed two nights and it was very enjoyable. At around $60 per night it was a great deal. The hotel was clean and comfortable and provided a mini fridge, coffee maker, standard toiletries, AC, and wifi around the room and hotel grounds. Breakfast was included and it was cooked to order so you could choose what you wanted to eat and it was fresh. The hotel served lunch and dinner and the chef was very good. A portion of the menu changes every two days since it depends on what fish they get so you know it's really fresh. The owner was also very accommodating and he was always around. It's about a five minute drive to Carrillo Beach which we liked the best since it was less crowded and the waves were small and the sand was soft. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Suenos Tropicales tour
My son and I stayed for two days at this hotel, which is approximately 2 miles off of Playa Carrillo beach. It's a bit quieter than other locations that one might select. Each morning, I could hear howler monkeys in the distance, so it's situated in a dry, jungle area.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A new home away from home
El Sueno Tropical was a most wonderful place to stay. We never had the feeling to be guests. We were part of a unique family. Each morning we were greeted with a most delicious breakfast and great coffee. Questions were answered and a helpful hand always given. The staff, Erik, Maria and owner Jose have become friends, incredible beautiful people. The restaurant on the property is the very best in the area, outstanding, to us a 5 star. We've been traveling for the past 30 years in Costa Rica, this trip was the best we ever experienced. We'll return.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Customer service excellence
Thank you Maria, Jose and Joanna for making our vacation Pura Vida. If you want hospitality and true kindness stay here! Not the Hilton but its what the soul needs. Atop a hill covered by the canopy. True Costa Rican life. And did I mention the pool? Enjoy!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

nice hotel with wildlife garden, close to Beach
nice hotel with swimming pool and a huge and gorgeous tropical garden where you even can see little apes. The Breakfast is extraordinary with homemade jam! Don'1 miss it!
Verified Expedia guest review