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Hotel Bahia Esmeralda

100 Meters East of Plaza Deportiva Potrero Guanacaste, Playa Potrero 50304 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 23/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 4 hotels in Playa Potrero
Hotel & Villas Bahía Esmeralda has been recently constructed and is under Italian administration. It is located in the region of Guanacaste, in the North Pacific, only 3 Km away from Flamingo beach internationally known for it’s gorgeous beaches, for the it’s microclimate which is particularly favourable for all the aquatic activities throughout the year. The Hotel is surrounded by a lush tropical garden. A refreshing swimming pool is available for guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Horseback riding
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian


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Grade: 54 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Maria S wrote a review Sep 2019
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Rosemary the receptionist was so rude to me ...I DON'T recommend this place to anyone it is terrible: rude words were used to explain rules, the bed are really uncomfortable. I paid for two nights Istay for one I left early the next morning. I will not return. PS I have travelled from Asian and though out Central and South America.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Bahía E, Manager at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda
Responded 7 Sep 2019
Dear Maria, We will explain to the other travellers what happened At check in we explained you (as we do) with all the guests, among other things, that according to Costarican law, it is not allowed to smoke in the hotel, inside the room or in the common areas, besides, we have signs, at the reception, in the rooms and at the common areas, however we caught you smoking in your room ´s terrace, a family who were next to your room, warned us about smoke, that is why the receptionist got to your terrace to remained you cannot smoke there, and told you can smoke at the entrance, we apologize if you got that friendly reminder as “rude”, as the receptionist told you, we were about to get a fine because of you were smoking in your terrace. We are really surprised you wrote that bed IS really uncomfortable because you have been several times at the hotel and never before we did not find bed is uncomfortable. As traveler you should know that each country has differents laws and we should respect them as they are if we decide to travel there! Best regards
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Joel Garrod wrote a review Feb 2019
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The staff at Bahia Esmerelda were wonderful and extremely helpful. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. If you're looking for somewhere that provides you with a little more independence than a large hotel or resort, this is the place for you. It is a close walk to restaurants and beaches, and has an excellent pool to cool down in upon your return. We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to return next year.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda
Responded 1 Mar 2019
Dear JZ Thank you so much for writing this review For us was a pleasure to meet you We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us We hope you can back every year! Regards, Hotel "Bahía Esmeralda"
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Karoline B wrote a review Feb 2019
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Customer service was rude, they made us feel like we were not able to afford this place. They check all the plates and every single thing as they were like new, they are old and not very clean. Also I paid for one more person at the place, they just told me those are the sheet to make the bed. Come on I was paying they had to do it. If you are a tidy person this place is not for you, bathroom has a lot of stains. Handsoap was mixed with water. Beds and pillows are not confortable. This place has nice garden, but the grass was a little bit high. The pool is nice and clean. You cannot use the pool after 8pm.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
obtraich wrote a review Feb 2019
San Diego, California10 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for 3 days at this hotel and was very happy with the location. The room was well maintained and the grounds were well kept. The hotel provides complimentary breakfast every morning and the hotel staff was always upbeat, friendly & helpful. The property is located just a few minutes walk to the beach and has a great pool & dining area to relax in. I would definitely stay there again. Also they have great wifi! Big thanks to the staff for their amazing customer service. Pura Vida.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from bahiapotrero, Recepcionist at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda
Responded 15 Feb 2019
Dear obtraich Thank you so much for taking your time and write this review and give us the maximum calification We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us, all the staff is commited to give our guests the best experience we can Also, thanks you for giving clear information about the hotel to other travelers Hope to see you soon again Regards, Hotel "Bahía Esmeralda"
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annahell2018 wrote a review Jan 2019
Karis, Finland3 contributions2 helpful votes
Bahia Esmeralda has been the best possible home away from home for me! The owner and all staff are super friendly and help you with anything you need. I had a small cabina with kitchen and bathroom plus bedroom. Everything is very clean and cosy. Really felt like home for me! It is close to several beautiful beaches, restaurants and cafés. Tamarindo only~30min.away if you want shopping and more action. And the most important part for me is that it felt and is so safe! I could not recommend this hotel more!! It has a beautiful garden and very nice pool also. The trees and nature plus wildlife all around only makes it even better! It is perfect for solo travellers, families, couples and everyone who want's a quiet get away from everyday busy life! I am forever grateful to Luis (sorry if I spelled your name wrong) and all his staff for my stay at Bahia Esmeralda 13.01.2019-27.01.2019! Thank you! Best wishes, Anna from Finland
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from bahiapotrero, Manager at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda
Responded 22 Jan 2019
Dear Anna, We thank you for your wonderful words and make us very happy that you can enjoy our facilities and our staff. We are grateful to have clients like you. We hope you continue visiting us in the future.
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US$62 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Bahia Esmeralda
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
Nearby attractions include Potrero Beach (0.2 km) and The Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sol y Mar, Carpe Diem más que café, and Soda Marcell.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Bahia Esmeralda have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Bahia Esmeralda offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Bahia Esmeralda located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Playa Potrero.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Bahia Esmeralda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.