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Starting at $105 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

The Pelicano Beach Front Hotel and Restaurant offers clean, comfortable accommodation on the Playa Esterillos Este in Costa Rica. Guests enjoy on-site dining, an outdoor pool, easy access to the beach and a central location for creating memorable adventures.


Great view at Hotel Pelicano
Great view at Hotel Pelicano

Hotel Pelicano Beach Front Hotel and Restaurant is located in Playa Esterillos Este, known as the “Riviera of the Central Pacific.” The boutique hotel includes 13 beachfront rooms, and two beach house rentals located a mere 50 meters from the Pacific Ocean. The hotel prides itself on warm Costa Rican hospitality and strives to deliver a relaxing and memorable experience to all its guests. This clean and comfortable beachfront location is an excellent base for exploring local Costa Rican beaches, culture and wildlife.

Located about 90 minutes from busy San José, Hotel Pelicano's property offers visitors an exotic, tranquil and affordable vacation experience on one of the longest beaches in Costa Rica. Visitors can enjoy unfettered beach access while remaining close to the sights and activities of Jacó, Parrita, Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Enjoy two outdoor pools with lounge chairs, outdoor tables with umbrellas, hammocks and a handmade pool table.

The hotel’s full-service restaurant and bar offer breakfast, lunch and dinner from a menu of casual food like hamburgers, wraps, salads and grilled seafood specialties. Bartenders host a daily happy hour and can make a smoothie or recommend an exotic drink from the open-air bar nestled in the grounds next to the pool. Enjoy ocean breezes from the beachfront dining area decorated with local Costa Rican hardwoods. The overall feel is laid back and relaxing.

Guests who want to take advantage of the resort’s proximity to the beach can learn to surf with onsite lessons or borrow a boogie board to try the surf on their own. The 11-mile long beach covered in uniquely colored chocolate sand is a world-known destination for travelers seeking amazing waves. The beach’s south facing aspect allows visitors to enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets from the same beach.

Beyond the beach, guests can access local jungle tours, wildlife adventures, zip lining and other Costa Rican adventure specialties. Hotel Pelicano’s knowledgeable staff has experience with several tour companies offering a variety of adventures. The hotel is about 30 minutes from some of the country’s most renowned attractions like Manuel Antonio National Park and the happening city of Jacó.

Key Features

Refreshing pool at Hotel Pelicano
Refreshing pool at Hotel Pelicano
  • Tranquil and affordable vacation
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Close to beach
  • 24 hour security guard services
Starting at $105 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Beach Front Hotel
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Handicapped Accessible
Internet Available
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Wi-Fi Internet


Huge rooms at Hotel Pelicano
Huge rooms at Hotel Pelicano

The Pelicano Beachfront Hotel has 13 rooms and two private beach homes available for your Costa Rican adventure. All accommodation features tile floors, simple furniture and dark wood trim with pops of bright Caribbean color. Find free Wi-Fi and coffee and tea in the lobby, along with in-room amenities, including:

  • Free breakfast
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Laundry service
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Private bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Pool with sun loungers
  • Free self-parking
  • Business center
  • Onsite security

Guests booking rooms in the central hotel can choose from suites and family rooms with ocean or pool views. The front desk is open 24-hours a day, and the hotel’s staff is at your service to ensure you have a comfortable stay. Choose from four room types, all outfitted with local décor.

Standard Room – Sleeps two in 166 square feet

Deluxe Room – Sleeps two in 237 square feet

Junior Suite – Sleeps four in two bedrooms and two bathrooms

Family Room – Sleeps up to six guests with two double beds and one set of bunk beds

Those looking for a more private resort experience can book one of the hotel’s two fully furnished beach homes, featuring local hardwoods, bright colors and the following amenities.

Starting at $105 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Bar and Restaurant – Take advantage of an onsite international menu, full-service bar and creative smoothies. Don’t miss the restaurant’s famous coconut curry.

Beach – Enjoy the beauty of several Caribbean beaches, from the local Bejuco Beach, which is a beautiful 40-minute walk away, to beaches a short drive away like Esterillos, Herradura and Jacó.

Surfing – The hotel’s surfing instructors offer lessons and surfboard rentals to help you make your vacation fun and challenging. Playa Esterillos Este’s 11 miles of beach provides outstanding surfing opportunities.

Zip Lining and Canopy Tours – Sail through the jungle treetops on a thrilling zip line on a Costa Rican canopy tour.

Manuel Antonio National Park – The nearby national park offers waterfall tours, majestic hiking and a large variety of plants and animals. Don’t miss the monkeys living among ancient mangroves.

Catamaran Cruises – Get out from the shore on a catamaran boat cruise. Several itineraries available to fit the size of your party and your budget.

Sport Fishing – The warm Caribbean waters are home to abundant fish. Try your luck on a fishing excursion arranged by the hotel staff.

Kayaking – Enjoy views back to the beautiful shoreline while you paddle your personal kayak through the surf.

Horseback Riding - Esterillos Este is known for its horses. Saddle up and enjoy the countryside on a horseback riding tour.

Yoga Classes – Stretch and relax in a yoga class with the crash of waves in the background. Hotel staff will help you find a class to suit your level.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Surfing Lessons
White Water Kayaking
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $105 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Central Pacific Coast Map
Central Pacific Coast Map
Hotel Pelicano is located in the Esterillos east beach
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