Need to know
55, including one suite.
Noon, check-in 3pm. You can check-out as late as 6pm and check-in as early as 8am, but you’ll be charged half of the nightly rate.
Double rooms from $555.00. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $3.00 per person per night on check-out and an additional local city tax of $6.00 per person on check-out.
Rates include a buffet breakfast, with options including the local speciality arepas and fresh fruit.
The local community is actively involved in the all aspects of the resort – more than 90 per cent of the staff hail from the area, and the hammocks are handwoven in a nearby town.
At the hotel
Free WiFi, kayaks, bikes. In rooms: TV with DVD player, Nespresso machine, minibar, air-conditioning, video intercom, free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
Bungalow 30 has an oversized private pool and sweeping sea views; Tintipan is the owner’s favourite, so snag that if he hasn’t got in there first. The connecting bungalows 21 and 22 (Serrano and Quitasueño) are best for families.
There are two pools – one at the spa, with saltwater cascading over its infinity edge, and another at the clubhouse, surrounded by tropical flora and with trees overhead for shade.
The Niña Daniela spa has high-tech kit for neurostimulation alongside some of the old classics – a Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. Try a stress-busting body wrap here, in your room, or out on a treatment bed in the open air.
Leave space in your case – the small resort boutique sells the kind of locally made handicrafts you’ll want to take to all your friends back home (and keep a few for yourself).
Bungalows 12 and 19 are set up for wheelchair users, and all common areas are accessible, thanks to ramps and elevators across the resort.
Small pets (under 7kg) are very welcome; they’ll be given a bed, plenty of food and even their own dinnerware. See more pet-friendly hotels in Isla Barú.
All ages are welcome. Under-3s are only allowed in ground-level bungalows; cots can be added for free.
The resort is nestled in an important and delicate ecosystem next to the Parque Nacional Natural Corales del Rosario y de San Bernard – and great care is taken to preserve it. Much of the seasonal, organic produce used in the restaurants is grown on-site, and the resort supports the local coral reef conservation project.