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By a verified traveler on Wed 12 Aug 2015

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star resort near Coco Beach

Seaside stay

With a stay at this well-placed resort, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Ocotal Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Coco Beach. Bahia Pez Vela Beach and El Coco Casino are also within 3 miles (5 km).

3 outdoor pools

This resort features 3 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities, kid-friendly dining, and in-room childcare. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

Comfy beds, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 59 guestrooms offer balconies or patios and Select Comfort beds. Room service, rainfall showerheads, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Bungalow, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocotal Beach Resort ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 1.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ocotal Beach Resort

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5

Nice ocean view

There is lack of maintenance in all areas, glass door to the balcony stuck, shower door imposible to close, a lot of missing poeces in the wood floor. Very old TV.

Posted by , from GA on Aug 12, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great views

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Really nice hotel on a hill overlooking the beach. Good restaurant, friendly helpful people. Easy to arrange diving or fishing trips.

Posted by , from Covington,Wa on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good deal.

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
This hotel had some really nice parts n a few not. We decided to adjust our expectations the whole trip so that no matter the good or bad, we were going to enjoy it. Ocotal is a very small town w narrow roads w lots of potholes, poor, n hard to get around. Thankfully we didn't rent a car, but got a taxi, so it was all good. For the good...they have a concierge that is very helpful. We took a day trip to Arenal Volcano zipline tour. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! (He got us a taxi who drove us all 3 hours...but so worth it. Their tour was the zipline, dinner, and hot spring pools.) Bkfts were very good Costa Rican n regular food, w birds n iguana right there. Awesome view atop the hill, the ocean one way, n mansions the other. (Get them to drive you up, don't walk unless you want the exercise.) The pool area during the day is very clean with a beautiful view. They offered boat, snorkling, scuba. Now the not so good. Got there at night, were handed a metal key, n realized the hotel wasn't the Ritz. The room was similar to one of the least expensive kinds of name brand hotels in the US. That's OK, we just thot it was going to be diff. so it was disappointing. The bay is not really for swimming or snorkling, which we thot we could do. It seemed dirty. It's more of a boat kind of place. It's off the beaten path, so you have to take a taxi to town (5-10 minutes drive). Overall good experience, tho.

Posted by , from San Antonio, TX on Mar 9, 2011

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4 out of 5


The service we received was excellent. The hotel's restaurant is at the top of a cliff and has a fantastic view. The food was great and the service was even better. We stayed in one of the Junior Bungalows down by the beach and really enjoyed our room! The beach is beautiful; salt and pepper during the day and black sand at night. We had a great time and would absolutely stay again!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2010

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4 out of 5

Beautiful Beach + excellent dive shop

We stayed at this hotel in April, 2008. Our small room was on top of the hill with a fantastic view of the surrounding ocean. The room was clean, the air conditioning was adequate, and the price was reasonable. There is cable tv in the rooms, and Internet service in the lobby. The hotel serves a wonderful breakfast at its restaurant, however you can get a much better dinner at the Playas del Coco town beach area. The most important fact is that this hotel has the best diving facility in that area of the country. Wonderful competent dive staff, good shop which includes Nitrox for those certified. The local beach area and water are clean, and the snorkeling is great. There are local vendors who rent kayaks for those brave enough to fight the tricky currents outside of the area. Be careful, there are no lifeguards, and your not in Disneyland. There is also a wonderful little restaurant on the beach for drinks and lunch. So if your looking for a beautiful quiet, secluded area, with good facilities this is the place. You will need to rent a car if your going to see other areas of the country, and the driving can be tough. We spend most of our time on or around the water and did not see much of the rest of the country. That will be on our next trip, which will be sooner rather the later. Really like Costa Rica and its people, although I am a little worried about unchecked development.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2009

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4 out of 5

Loved this place!

Wanted a unique hotel that was quite and Costa Rican in style and right on the beach. Did not want a giant hotel on a beach. At Ocotal this is exactly what I got. Wildlife was all around us, amazing views, the perfect place to sit back and relax and close to some great touring sites. Food at the restaurant was overpriced and ok, better to go to the nearby town for some great seafood dinners at half the cost.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009

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3 out of 5

Washed out

The accomodations were adequate for a stay on the beach and day tripping. Rooms were in drastic need of updating and repair. No headboard until day two of our stay. The room safe and closet doors were broken. The staff was friendly and responsive for the most part. The pool bar closed at 4:00 ( when everyone was arriving!)\nThe most dissapointing part was the last day when a thundershower caused toilets to back up and the roof to leak. We sat with no electricty, wet bedding , soaked luggage for over two hours in the dark! When we called the front desk they told us they would move us to another room but only after the electricity came back on. It was too dark to pack and too late to go the bar!! When we asked for a table at the restaurant they balked at the fact that we had no reservations.To top it off, when we asked for compensation we were given NOTHING.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2008

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Property Features

Ocotal Beach Resort offers its guests 3 outdoor swimming pools. There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. The family-friendly Ocotal Beach Resort also features a rooftop terrace, a garden, and concierge services. Free self parking is available.

  • 59 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Towels for the beach
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) (30 km / 18.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ocotal Beach Resort offers 59 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature Select Comfort mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Select Comfort beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Roca Bruja - This restaurant is located on the beach. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Safari nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Motor boating on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards.

Hotel Names

  • Ocotal Beach
  • Ocotal Beach Resort
  • Ocotal Beach Resort Resort
  • Ocotal Beach Resort El Ocotal
  • Ocotal Beach Resort Resort El Ocotal
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.