Los Almendros

Los Almendros de Ocotal is centrally located on Guanacaste’s Gold Coast. 

Los Almendros provides its guests convenient access to:

Ocean Tours: Sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, dolphin watching, sunset sailing
Northern Guanacaste: Hiking, tubing, zip lines, canyoning, horseback riding
Southern Guanacaste: Turtle watching, river floats, kayak fishing
Arenal: Hot springs, volcanoes, white water rafting, waterfalls
Liberia Airport: 30 minutes
Playas del Coco (10 minutes): Restaurants, discos, souvenir shops, casinos, grocery stores, banks, dive shops

Los Almendros guests enjoy:

  • 3 swimming pools
  • 2 barbeques
  • Free internet
  • Maid service
  • Beautiful landscaping
  • On-site vacation planning assistance
  • Colorful Guanacaste wildlife
  • Fishing & snorkeling tours that depart 200 yards from Los Almendros
  • Morning strolls along the beach
  • Stunning sunsets & tropical drinks at Father Rooster's restaurant 
  • Relaxing each evening on the patio, listening to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean

Playa Ocotal's #1 Rated Beachfront Vacation Rental  

No beachfront Special Lodging in Northern Guanacaste has a higher Customer Satisfaction Index than Los Almendros de Ocotal (Playa Ocotal, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama).

Beautiful Landscaping

The grounds of Los Almendros de Ocotal are landscaped with a variety of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers native to Guanacaste. Los Almendros guests enjoy our beautiful and relaxing tropical setting. Three full time gardeners work hard to create a pleasing visual atmosphere that our guests appreciate and won’t soon forget.

A Great Place to Relax

Los Almendros de Ocotal has 3 swimming pools. The lounge chairs around the pool areas are great for reading and relaxing. Each villa has a private patio. The patios have beautiful ocean views and are a favorite place for guests to rest and relax. The patios are close enough to the ocean to hear and enjoy the calming sounds of the ocean surf. No Guanacaste resort offers better access to the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

Special Events Area

Los Almendros de Ocotal has a large covered gazebo that guests may reserve for weddings, family reunions and other special occasions. The meeting area has a large barbecue and seats twenty. The gazebo’s ocean view is absolutely stunning. The facility is ideal for small weddings. Los Almendros offers a very affordable Guanacaste beachfront wedding package for couples who would like to get married in Costa Rica.

Guanacaste Wildlife

Los Almendros de Ocotal has numerous large trees that attract howler monkeys and other wildlife. Depending on the season, expect to see colorful hummingbirds, butterflies and many different species of beautiful birds that live in the tropical forest below Los Almendros.

Fun For All Ages !!!

Los Almendros de Ocotal's central Guanacaste location enables our guests to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. There are over 30 popular daytime activities for Los Almendros guests to choose from. 

 Los Almendros de Ocotal has a bi-lingual office staff whose top priority is to ensure that our guests enjoy their vacation. Our General Manager, Nino, has over twenty years experience helping visitors to Costa Rica plan vacation activities. Nino knows the best tour operators in Guanacaste. Whether you are 25 or 75 years old, Nino can identify the tours that best fit your interests and budget.   

Some tours, like turtle watchng, tubing and white water rafting are seasonal. If you are planning your first visit to Costa Rica, please take advantage of Nino's knowledge and vacation planning experience. Nino can often negotiate better prices for Los Almendros guests than tour operators offer walk-in or internet customers.

No long Walks to the beach:
Long walks to the beach carrying coolers, beach towels and snorkeling gear diminishes, what would otherwise be, a delightful vacation experience. All Los Almendros condos are only a 2-3 minute walk to the beach.

Many tours depart from Playa Ocotal: Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling and other ocean tours depart daily from Playa Ocotal, 200 yards from the entrance to Los Almendros de Ocotal resort. If a few friends or family members prefer not to go out on the ocean, the rental vehicle is available for shopping or to enjoy one of Guanacaste's many land based activities.

Lack of public facilities:
Playa Ocotal is a very small and intimate beach. Playa Ocotal does not have any public restrooms, drinking fountains,.... Having a beachfront condo only 2-3 minutes from the beach is convenient for families with children.

Restaurant Next Door: 
The popular Father Rooster's restaurant is next door to Los Almendros de Ocotal. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Father Rooster's serves good food and excellent drinks in a casual atmosphere. The bilingual wait staff is friendly and very attentive. Father Rooster's is a great place to enjoy your favorite tropical drink while watching a beautiful Costa Rican sunset.

Fall asleep to the sound of the surf:
Whether it’s a mid-day nap or going down for the night, you’ll enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean surf and Guanacaste wildlife.

Blue Flag Beach

Playa Ocotal proudly flies the Blue Flag awarded by the Costa Rican government to the country’s cleanest and most eco-friendly beaches. The Blue Flag program is highly competitive. The Blue Flag is only awarded to beaches that meet the Tourism Council’s very stringent water and beach cleanliness standards. In 2009, Playa Ocotal was the only beach in the area awarded the Blue Flag.
Community Involvement
The Ocotal community turns out in large numbers every year to participate in beach clean-ups. Local businesses contribute trash containers that beachgoers are encouraged to use. Employees of Los Almendros de Ocotal and The Ocotal Beach Resort routinely patrol Playa Ocotal and are committed to keeping the beach clean.

Convenient Access to Playas de Coco

Playa Ocotal and Los Almendros de Ocotal offer vacationers the best of both worlds. Los Almendros is less than 10 minutes away from the bustling town of Playas del Coco. Coco has everything that most groups require to have a wonderful vacation experience...excellent restaurants, modern supermarkets, banks w/ATMs, pharmacies, souvenir shops, clothing stores, ... At night, the sounds of Latin America’s favorite musical groups reverberate through the streets from Coco’s popular bars and discos.

Quiet, Peaceful Evenings

Playas del Coco is a fun place to visit and party…but at night’s end, you’ll appreciate the relaxing night's sleep that guests enjoy at Los Almendros de Ocotal. Before laying down for the evening, many Los Almendros guests enjoy sitting on their rear patio and listening to the ocean and to the sounds of Guanacaste wildlife. Our guests appreciate waking to the sounds of Guanacaste’s beautiful wildlife, rather than the rumbling of Playas del Coco’s delivery trucks.

Snorkeling From Shore:

Good snorkeling from shore is difficult to find in Costa Rica. Northern Guanacaste has several magnificent beaches that are protected from the pounding ocean surf by the Papagayo Peninsula. All of these beaches provide excellent swimming. However, Costa Rica travel guides recommend Playa Ocotal for snorkeling.

Playa Ocotal has near-shore rock formations that attract a variety of aquatic life and are easily accessed by snorkelers. The best snorkeling is around the rock formations directly below Los Almendros de Ocotal. Snorkeling equipment can be rented at the Los Almendros de Ocotal office or next door at the Rocket Frog Diver's office.

Central Northern Guanacast Location:

Los Almendros de Ocotal has a great location. No residential development in Guanacaste is more convenient for groups planning to scuba dive, sport fish or snorkel. Ocean charters depart 200 yards from Los Almendros’ front office. The beach front villas of Los Map of Los Almendros de Ocotal, playa ocotal, guanacaste, costa ricaAlmendros are:

Less than 10 minutes from Playa del Coco.
40 minutes from the Liberia airport.
One hour from Liberia, Costa Rica’s third largest city.
1 1/2 hours south of two beautiful Guanacaste national parks that can be hiked as “day trips” from Los Almendros.
2 hours north of leatherback turtle nesting sites
Serviced by Interbus. Interbus operates air conditioned vans and offers door-to-door service from Los Almendros to Arenal, Manual Antonio, San Jose and other popular vacation destinations.

Knowledgeable Vacation Planners On Site

 Los Almendros de Ocotal's General Manager (Nino) has been helping tourists plan Guanacaste vacation activities for over 20 years. Nino knows the best tour operators in Guanacaste. He is often able to get guests at Los Almendros better rates for fishing, snorkeling and zip-line canopy tours than are available on-line. Nino and his assistant Stefani speak excellent English. Take advantage of their experience to ensure that you are assigned an experienced, bilingual guide with a reputation for providing excellent customer service.

Playa Ocotal: Guanacaste's Finest Blue Flag Beach

Playa Ocotal is the "jewel" of Northern Guanacaste beaches. This small and intimate beach offers:
  • Gentle surf. 
  • Safe swimming. No riptides.
  • Guanacaste's best snorkeling. 
  • Quiet and relaxed sunbathing. Los Almendros de Ocotal shares its beach with only one other beachfront resort. Playa Ocotal gets fewer visitors than other nearby Guanacaste beaches.
  • Surf fishing.
  • Kayaking.
  • Ocean tours depart daily from nearby launch sites...leave your rental vehicle, safely parked, at the condo.

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