Zephyr Palace - Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

Three-, Four-, or Five-Night Stay for Two at Zephyr Palace on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

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Top Reasons to Stay at Zephyr Palace

  • The hilltop mansion resort overlooks the Gulf of Nicoya on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast and is bordered by a tropical rainforest.
  • You can can reach the resort’s private volcanic beach, located less than 2 miles away, by taking a free shuttle available throughout the day. The beach has sun beds, showers, and a snack bar.
  • Thematic luxury suites have expansive views of the Gulf of Nicoya.
  • You can taste local seafood dishes at the neighboring Mirador Restaurant and Anfiteatro Restaurant, both of which have great views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Relax by taking a yoga class, a beach kickboxing class, or receiving an onsite spa treatment.
  • A 10-minute drive will get you to Jacó, a coastal town known for its nightlife and scenic beaches.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Surfing Beaches and Tropical Rainforests near San José

In Puntarenas, you’re never far from a beach. Costa Rica’s biggest province occupies a long, thin section of the country alongside nearly 500 miles of Pacific coastline. Overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya, the town of Jacó attracts surfers from all over the globe thanks to its consistently big waves and good breaks. The best wave chasers make beelines for Playa Hermosa, a 6-mile stretch of black sand that’s considered one of the top surfing destinations in Central America.

Though beaches are a big draw, Puntarenas also has a wide variety of national parks and nature reserves—part of the reason Costa Rica has become such a popular destination for ecotourism. Just a few miles inland from Jacó, Carara National Park is the country’s northernmost tropical rainforest. The park provides shelter for poison-dart frogs, two-toed sloths, and hundreds of scarlet macaws (a rare sight in most parts of the country). Los Quetzales National Park lies to the southwest in the neighboring province of San José. The park features 14 ecosystems in the Cordillera de Talamanca mountain range and is named for one of its most colorful inhabitants: the quetzal, a lime-green and scarlet bird.

The Costa Rican capital of San José is located about 60 miles northeast of Jacó. By day, the big city bustles with open-air artisan markets and street vendors selling tamales and pupusas (corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and meat). By night, flashy discos can be found in all flavors, from ultrasophisticated to full-on rowdy. Wandering the streets of San José, you'll encounter a confluence of architecture styles—part Spanish, part Moorish—and some of the older neighborhoods still have homes made of wood and adobe.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two. Click here to see all options.


Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/21/13
Travel by: 12/20/13

  • Blackout dates: all options not valid 5/24–5/25, 6/15–6/17, 8/2–8/3, or 11/30; Options 1–3 not valid 4/27–4/30 or 5/3–5/5; Options 4–6 not valid 4/28–4/30, 5/2–5/5 or 7/11–7/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included

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Amenities

  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Private beach
  • Two neighboring restaurants
  • Onsite spa services
  • Fitness center
  • Private outdoor jacuzzis available in some suites
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/21/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/20/13
  • All options not valid 5/24-5/25, 6/15-6/17, 8/2-8/3, or 11/30; options 1-3 not valid 4/27-4/30 or 5/3-5/5; options 4-6 not valid 4/28-4/30, 5/2-5/5 or 7/11-7/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 13% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Twentieth Year, New World, or Egypt Suite

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Private terrace, with a private indoor or outdoor jacuzzi

Royal or African Suite

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $85 +tax per night for additional guests 12 or older; no charge for guests 11 or younger
  • Private terrace, with a private indoor or outdoor jacuzzi

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: included with charge for extra person (free for guests 11 or younger)
  • 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: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 53 miles (85 km) from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • By car: about 58 miles (94 km) southwest of San José
  • By shuttle: $110 per person for a one-way airport transfer

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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