Mango Center Suites from Famous Points - Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Four- or Six-Night Stay at Mango Center Suites in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Modern Condos Steps from Beach with Courtyard Pool

Playa Tamarindo, situated along the northwestern coast of Costa Rica, earned a starring role in the 1994 surf documentary The Endless Summer II thanks to its world-class waves. In one spot—a rollicking river-mouth break beside an estuary—the waves can reach as high as 12 feet in November and December. Today, the area has grown in popularity with American expats, but the waves have stayed the same. About 120 meters inland from the beach, the Mango Center Suites are conveniently located for surfing and sailing.

The hotel partners with local surf schools for lessons that focus on body movements. With an adventure package, you can choose to either attack the waves for yourself or take a canopy tour of the lush Costa Rican rainforest. For an extra adrenaline rush on these tours, you can flip your harness upside down.

Alternatively, there’s a cooking package, which includes a class led by a professional chef. You’ll learn how to prep regional dishes such as beef tenderloin with jalapeño chili and yucca-root croquettes. Next is a bartending lesson, which teaches you to mix cocktails made with guaro, a sweet local liquor made from sugar cane. You’ll top it all off with a four-course meal and a knife-throwing competition with the chef.

Cooking classes take place in the property's central courtyard, which is decorated with potted palms, stucco archways, and blue-tiled fountains, giving it a Spanish flair. At the center is a shallow pool, which has a rippling waterfall that spills across two levels. Upstairs are the two-bedroom condos, which were built in 2008. Decorated with marble counters, stainless-steel appliances, and microfiber couches, they feel more like urban apartments than hotel rooms. There’s also a six-person dining table.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Surfing Beaches Framed by Forested Volcanoes

Guanacaste, which forms the northwestern province of Costa Rica, takes its name from the Guanacaste tree. It’s an umbrella-shaped plant; it’s also known as the earpod tree due to its unusual seedpods. These trees blanket the slopes of the Guanacaste and Tilaran Mountains, which are two ranges of steep volcanoes situated east of the coastline. Tamarindo, along the Pacific Coast, lies between tropical jungle and idyllic beaches.

Although Playa Tamarindo is popular with surfers, Playa Grande has fewer crowds. It’s located inside Marino las Baulas National Park. Starting in October, this area serves as a major nesting ground for leatherback turtles, and on night tours, a ranger leads groups out to see the mothers and their hatchlings.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for four in a two-bedroom condo

  • $780 for four nights with a cooking package for four, which includes a professional cooking class, bartending class, and four-course dinner
  • $890 for six nights with an adventure package, which includes a canopy tour for two or a surfing lesson for one

Included in both options:

  • One-way shuttle pickup for four from Tamarindo Airport (TNO)
  • Bottle of wine

Book by: 7/7/12
Travel by: 12/15/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Short walk to Tamarindo Beach
  • Split-level wading pool with waterfall
  • Central courtyard with tropical plants
  • Full kitchens en suite
  • Gated property with free parking
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/7/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/15/12
  • Limit 5/person, may buy 5 as gifts
  • Limit 5/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • $200 fee applies to all cancellations; 45-day notice or fee of 1/2 Groupon price applies, 31-day notice or fee of 85% Groupon price applies, 16-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in & consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and at check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Airfare, $150 refundable damage deposit, and 13% tax not included.
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Other Details

Room Details

  • One king bed in master bedroom, two single beds in second bedroom, and queen-size pullout sofa in living room (pullout sofa not available in all units)
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Full kitchen with fridge, range, microwave, dishwasher, and coffeemaker
  • Six-person dining table plus breakfast bar
  • Sitting area with TV
  • Ceiling fans and AC
  • Units surround pool courtyard

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: stays may be extended for $125 per night for two guests, $25 per additional occupant.

What It's Worth

  • $780 for a four-night stay for four in a two-bedroom condo (up to an $880 value)
  • Cooking package for four, which includes a professional cooking class, bartending class, and four-course dinner (a $650 value)
  • One-way shuttle pickup for four from Tamarindo Airport (TNO) (a $20 value)
  • Bottle of wine (a $30 value)

    Total value: up to $1,580

  • $890 for a six-night stay for four in a two-bedroom condo (up to a $1,320 value)

  • Adventure package, which includes a canopy tour for two or a surfing lesson for one (a $110 value)
  • One-way shuttle pickup for four from Tamarindo Airport (TNO) (a $20 value)
  • Bottle of wine (a $30 value)

    Total value: up to $1,480

Getting There

  • By plane: about 3 miles (5 km) from Tamarindo Airport (TNO); about 40 miles (65 km) from Liberia International Airport (LIR)
  • By car: about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Liberia
  • By shuttle: one-way pickup for four from TNO included; $20 for return trip for four

Traveler's Tips

  • Most nearby attractions are walkable; if you're renting a car, you may only need one for a couple nights of your stay.
  • This deal includes a Yrpon discount card, which provides group discounts to local surf shops, tours, and restaurants.
  • The region's rainy season lasts May–October and brings daily showers. The dry and hot season lasts November–April.

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