El Mangroove, Autograph Collection, Costa Rica
Land of volcanic peaks, scenic waterfalls, hot springs and rich flora and fauna. National parks, wildlife refuges, quaint villages, historic sites and a countless sum of golden beaches in the area provide a variety of activities for guests that seek an authentic Costa Rican experience. Located on the prestigious Gulf of Papagayo on the northern Pacific Coastline of Guanacaste, El Mangroove is the closest beach resort to an international airport within Costa Rica at just 20 minutes from touchdown to sand.
The property’s contemporary, eco-conscious design blends with the surrounding natural environment in 85 suites and throughout the public spaces including two restaurants, a spa, and a luscious pool area, and is the perfect spot to explore the region’s natural bounty, rich flora and fauna, marine panoramas and exciting eco-adventure activities.
El Mangroove’s restaurants use local, seasonal produce and ingredients, serving contemporary Costa Rican and international dishes at Makoko, and familiar favorites at the casual Matiss. The resort’s gastronomy program is overseen by San Jose native, Randy Siles Leandro, who combines his expertise in indigenous ingredients and methods, embracing traditional Costa Rican gastronomy, innovation and sustainability, with his passionate and endearing love of his home country. He was also the First Ambassador of the National Plan for Costa Rican Sustainable and Healthy Gastronomy and is a member of Disciples d’Escoffier International and Les Toques Blanches International Club.
Outdoor enthusiasts can start the day at the sleek infinity-edge pool or head to the Pacific for plenty of water activities from boat hopping, fishing, snorkeling, or a sunset cruise. Guests can explore Santa Rosa National Park to spot dolphins, turtles and manta rays and the vast Área de Conservación Guanacaste, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. For wellness seekers, the Bearth Spa offers serene outdoor relaxation terraces amid the mangroves, treatment suites, massage decks, and therapies utilizing ingredients from the region, as well as private and group yoga classes available upon request.