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Greetings from the Hotel General Manager

We invite you to be our guest and discover why Costa Rican’s are affectionately called “Tico’s” and why their motto is “Pura Vida” (or “Pure Life”). Recreo is an ecologically sensitive private villa destination dedicated to providing guests with an unforgettable experience. I look forward to meeting you and sharing with you all that Recreo and Costa Rica have to offer. Pura Vida!

Featured Expert Review
Definitely the most asked about hotel... Let’s start with the clientele best suited for this property. This hotel is essentially for honeymooners and couples that want seclusion and privacy. The hotel does a great job setting up tours ( i.e. tour to Nicaragua, volcano etc… ) and activities for them...more
Hotel Overview
  • Salinas Bay
    Recreo is located near the city of La Cruz in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica only 1 hour 15 minutes from the Liberia airport overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Bahia Salinas.
  • Ocean views, plunge pools
    Recreo consists of eight 1 to 5 bedroom villas each with panoramic ocean and bay views from private balconies and plunge pools.
  • Fitness facilities
    Amenities include a top-of-the-line fitness center, Mountain Top Lookout, Tennis court and a Welcome Center open from 8am to 5pm.
What to Expect:
  • Recreo, Spanish for "recess", gives guests just that – a healthy dose of fun and luxury. Guests will savor their Costa Rican vacation experience thanks to the resort’s intimate villas, and private beaches.
Amenity Highlights:
  • Recreo staff is on hand to guarantee that guests are having a fantastic vacation experience, assisting with transportation, sightseeing, and every other need that has to be met. This personalized experience ensures that no detail goes unnoticed.


800 West Playa Rejada El Jobo
Costa Rica

  • Guanacaste
  • Airport:

    Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport LIR
  • Guestrooms at Recreo Full gourmet kitchens, living and dining rooms, private plunge pools, DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and complimentary bottled water. Guestrooms feature plasma televisions with premium TV channels. Amenities in kitchens include refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. The well appointed bathrooms boast separate jetted bathtub and showers, and bathrobes. Bedrooms are air-conditioned and have clock radios. Services include landscaping, pool cleaning, light housekeeping and in-room massage.

    All guestrooms are non-smoking.

Room Amenities: 
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cookware/dishes
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Jetted tub
  • Kitchen
  • Massage - available in room
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • Separate sitting area
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens
Property Amenities
  • All villas are ocean or bay view and boast private balconies or patios and private plunge pools. Amenities included are mountain bikes, kayaking, tennis, fitness center, snorkeling, beach activities, concierge services, laundry service, chauffeured transportation around the resort and to the secluded Playa Rajada beach which is only 5 minutes away by car.
    The Business-friendly welcome center is equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access and desks.
    Recreo also offers a concierge desk and multilingual staff. Onsite parking is complimentary.

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness equipment
  • Internet access in public areas - complimentary
  • Internet access in public areas - wireless
  • Meeting room(s) (small groups)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Parking (free)
  • Patio
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Wedding services
  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
    Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • Pets not allowed
Check-in time: 
  • 3 PM
Check-out time: 
  • 11 AM
  • Costa Rican cuisine is full of culture, tradition and flavor. Staples include rice and beans, fruits, and vegetables. The food is not particularly spicy but rather seasoned with natural herbs, most commonly cilantro. There are a few local options for dining out within 5 to 25 minutes of Recreo. There is a grocery store in La Cruz which is on the way to Recreo about 25 minutes away. Grocery stocking can be arranged for an additonal fee. Guests can enjoy dining either indoors in the main dining room of their villa, poolside or on adjoining patios.

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

  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Rafting
  • Running track/path
  • Sailing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing
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