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Starting at $220 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Costa Rica’s Igloo Beach Lodge in Manuel Antonio is notable for its atmosphere, uniquely designed rooms, and proximity to sprawling jungle and beaches.


Aerial view of Igloo Beach Lodge
Aerial view of Igloo Beach Lodge

Relax Beachside in an Igloo at a Gorgeous Lodge Resort

If you’re looking for a truly unique hotel experience, the Igloo Beach Lodge in the Central Pacific of the North Puntarenas region is the perfect choice! It is located about 70 kilometers from the San José International Airport (SJO), but the trip down to the coast is more than worth it.

Like much of Costa Rica, the Igloo Beach Lodge shares a mission of conserving wildlife and living in harmony with nature. This commitment means the rooms are specially designed for sustainability, without skimping on comfort and convenience.

Unique Construction

The cabins at the lodge are quite different from typical hotel fare, as they are individual igloos constructed using the airform method. Once they are assembled in a mold, they harden to form monolithic domes. In accordance with the hotel’s mission, the igloo rooms are highly energy-efficient compared to regular hotels, and the native vegetation that grows on the domes gives the rooms a strong connection to nature.

Great Location

The Igloo Beach Lodge is located walking distance from Playa Espadilla and just steps from acres of jungle, which makes it an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts looking to spend their vacation exploring Costa Rica’s natural wildlife. Manuel Antonio is well-known as a great destination for seeing the best of what the rainforest has to offer, and staying at the Igloo Beach Lodge is a great way to ensure you spend less time traveling and more time hiking and adventuring.

Amenities Galore

While the area around the hotel is spectacular, the hotel grounds have plenty of great amenities as well. Wifi is included, pets are welcome to join you during your stay at the lodge, and breakfast can be arranged upon request for a small additional fee.

Eat at the outdoor, open plan Casa Planta Restaurant and Bar with the distant sound of the waves against the shore as a backdrop, then head to the fitness club and make use of the Surf Camp, Boot Camp, and yoga classes. You can even enjoy a massage or body wrap at the on-site spa.

Key Features

Poolside chairs at Igloo Beach Lodge
Poolside chairs at Igloo Beach Lodge
  • Igloo cabins
  • Unforgettable gastronomic experience
  • Vegan or vegetarian menu available
  • Perfect for weddings
  • Just 1.5 km from Manuel Antonio
  • One minute's walk from Espadilla Beach
Starting at $220 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


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


Igloo Beach Lodge - Stay in a Tropical Igloo in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s Igloo Beach Lodge in Manuel Antonio is notable for its atmosphere, uniquely designed rooms, and proximity to sprawling jungle and beaches.


Igloo view from pool at Igloo Beach Lodge
Igloo view from pool at Igloo Beach Lodge


True to its name, Igloo Beach Lodge is far from your typical resort. Instead of bungalows or a standard hotel layout, the rooms at the lodge are cabins molded in the shapes of igloos set around an outdoor swimming pool and bar!

All rooms have a clean, light aesthetic with stylish, modern furnishings. They are all located on the ground floor making them wheelchair accessible and are air conditioned for added comfort.

Double Rooms

Double igloos are built to accommodate two guests, though they also make for a cozy getaway if you’re a solo traveler. The comfortable, plush queen sized bed is situated next to the window, so you can wake up to natural sunlight and fall asleep looking out with a garden or pool view.

Double rooms are equipped with many modern conveniences, from standard hotel fare to state-of-the-art appliances. They come with their own fridge, a private bathroom and shower, a smart TV, and a safe. Additionally, these rooms are hooked up to a Google Home device as well as a digital home with temperature controls.

Quadruple Rooms

Quadruple rooms can house up to four guests, so they’re a good choice for families and similarly-sized groups. They feature two full sized beds, both of which allow you to look out the window and take in the view of the garden or pool while still providing sufficient privacy.

Quad igloos are fully modernized just like their double counterparts. They come complete with temperature controls, a fridge, a smart TV, Google Home, a safe, and a digital home. These rooms also include a private modern washroom and shower for guest convenience.

Starting at $220 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Popular Tours and Attractions Nearby the Igloo Beach Lodge

A unique hotel experience is just one part of a picturesque Costa Rica vacation. Take advantage of the Igloo Beach Lodge’s proximity to some of the country’s best experiences, and go sightseeing on tours of a National Park, a natural waterfall, and a kayaking voyage!

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

The Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the smaller nature reserves in Costa Rica, especially when compared to its larger cousin the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, but it remains one of the most popular spots for tourists thanks to its wide variety of local flora, fauna and interesting animals.

See everything the park has to offer on the 3-hour Manuel Antonio National Park Tour, which is led by a knowledgeable guide who knows the park’s best-kept secrets. On the tour, you’ll have a chance to fully immerse yourself in the incredible atmosphere of the Costa Rica jungle, surrounded by the jungle canopy, flowers, and natural landmarks of the rainforest.

Look out for dozens of exotic animals, including coatis, agoutis, raccoons, sloths, and many species of monkeys like howler and white-faced monkeys. It’s also a great place for birdwatching, with almost 200 different species calling the park home. If you’re lucky you may even spot the famous Titi monkey or squirrel monkey, which is an endangered species that can be found in the Manuel Antonio National Park, so be sure to bring a camera along on the tour!

Rainmaker Park Bridge & Waterfall Tour

Explore the natural majesty of Rainmaker Mountain on the Rainmaker Park Bridge & Waterfall Tour.

A shuttle will pick you up from the hotel for this 4-hour adventure. During the tour, you’ll hike through a tropical paradise with ample opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of a Costa Rica rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for the many species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and more that populate the area as you enjoy a mountaintop view of the sea and work your way across the Canopy Bridge System.

You’ll also have the chance to visit a waterfall, and even cool off with a dip in the waterfall pool! Finally, refuel after the long hike with an array of authentic Costa Rican staples.

Mangrove Kayaking Tour

If you’re looking for a truly unique way to explore Costa Rica’s mangrove forests, try kayaking the waters right below them!

On the 4-hour Mangrove Kayaking Tour, you’ll visit Damas Island, home of not only many mangrove trees but also all kinds of animals. Watch birds fly overhead, spot reptiles climbing among the branches, and look for local species like the silky anteater and white faced monkey.

The tour through the mangroves is led by an experienced guide who is knowledgeable about the many species of plants and animals that call Damas Island home, as well as the migratory species that are just passing through.

Tours Offered

Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
White Water Kayaking
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $220 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Manuel Antonio Map
Manuel Antonio Map
Igloo Beach Lodge is Quepos Main St. Puntarenas Province, Manuel Antonio
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