We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Booking.comUS$125*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
El Sabanero Eco Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 203: English reviews
Start your review of El Sabanero Eco Lodge
 Click to rate
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went on a yoga retreat for the first time with two other friends. WOW! Great staff, food and yoga!! Hector Moreno was tough but kind. He encouraged you to move beyond your comfort zone! LOVE HIM! GO

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tammy D
Vacaville, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I co-hosted a retreat at El Sabanero Eco Lodge and I have to say that our stay was wonderful. From Hector, Amit, and Tasha teaching yoga to the amazing fresh food daily, this was truly a trip to remember. They were very accommodating for our workshops and allowed us to set the schedule for yoga, meditation, and meals! If you're...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank TravelEpiphany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people you'll find at El Sabanero Eco-Lodge are one of a kind. They represent the magic people often associate with Costa Rica, and it's infectious! Every single person I encountered is generous and down-to-earth, from the owners to the cooks to the other guests. I was treated like family from the moment I stepped on the grounds, and this...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jenni A
Montville, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I picked El-Sabanero based on great reviews and can`t agree more, this place is very special. From the moment Harold picked us in airport, I knew that I am in a hands of people that truly care.I really enjoyed delicious food, prepared by Donald and yoga classes taught by wonderful teachers Hector, Amit,Amy and Tasha, but most of all I...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank etsinadze
New Jersey
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I just returned from six nights at El Sabanero for a yoga retreat. I had the best time. We did yoga in the morning and again late in the day and the teachers were excellent! In the middle of the day, the owners drove us to Tamarindo and Conchal beaches. One day we went to play at a waterfall. The...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank 26barbp
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I rarely write reviews on trip advisor but really felt like Kurt and the team have done so well to create a very chilled home away from home for their guests. Really loved staying here and will be back. The guys are so helpful and kind offering lifts to the beach and home, so thank you. Food was great thank...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank melbournetravel1
New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I rarely write reviews but the El Sabanero was definitely worth it. We were rounding off a trip to Guanacaste and spent two nights in Rincon de la Veija and two nights at an all inclusive in Flamingo Beach and wanted to spend two nights at the El Sabanero Eco Lodge before we returned back to the States. First impressions...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank arorajimit
Kurt R, Owner at El Sabanero Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you and all the best to NY. We would be happy to welcome you and your lovely family again.

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I've ended up at this place after traveling around in Costa Rica for three weeks and I'm so glad I did! El Sabanero is the most cosy and heartwarming place. Their hospitality is very unique, and the food, the rooms and the pool area is just perfect. Everyone going to Costa Rica should plan a visit to El Sabanero!

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Mathilde F
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I have visited El Sabanero 3 times and will be back this June.The property is beautiful, the rooms cosy and staff and owners are very nice. The food is delicous and Donald and Hazel filled all my wishes.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Karin E
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We tried to stay here two nights but ended up leaving after one....to be fair, El Sabenero had great food with a terrific chef, Donald, and sports a nice pool. The little cabanas are sweet and ample. The road noise, however, led this traveler to a night of insomnia! Add to the non-stop road noise the barking dogs, calling roosters...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Bobby M
Harold S, Manager at El Sabanero Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Bobby, I am sorry you had a bad time at our hotel. We did have a lot of traffic at the time you where here as it was the beginning of a weekend and many travelers now use this road to get to the beaches. I am sorry Ii was not able to refund your second night but as...

236 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (210)
Viewed
Room/Suite (23)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (49)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (33)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (77)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Playa Avellanas
9.1 km away
Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Hotel Tamarindo Diria
#11 of 21 in Tamarindo
2,417 reviews
9.9 km away
Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas
8.9 km away
Jardin del Eden boutique hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
20.3 km away
Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
9.6 km away
Hotel Capitan Suizo
Hotel Capitan Suizo
#2 of 21 in Tamarindo
1,203 reviews
8.8 km away
Hotel Arco Iris
Hotel Arco Iris
#4 of 21 in Tamarindo
553 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the north Pacific side of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. A 10 min drive to Tamarindo Beach Resort, 5 min from the Hacienda Pinilla golf course facilities and only 15 min from world-class surf spots such as Avellanas Beach, Playa Negra and Playa Grande. El Sabanero is perfectly located close to all exciting activities. Staying at El Sabanero, one experiences total tranquility, the pure nature, the exotic local animals such as howling monkeys, iguanas, exotic butterflies, parrots & much more, plus the fantastic view of the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Address: Cana Fistula | Entre Tamarindo y Santa Cruz, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: €100 - €130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sabanero Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, BookIt.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Cancelon, getaroom.com and Hotel.de so you can book your El Sabanero Eco Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Sabanero Eco Hotel Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Hotel Tamarindo
El Sabanero Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from El Sabanero Eco Lodge staff and other travellers.
15 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from El Sabanero Eco Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“the place is simple and rustic. No high end expectations”
858tammyd, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Specify who you're traveling with, if you'll be sharing a bed, and if you'll be practicing yoga. They'll place you accordingly.”
553jennia, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the rooms facing the valley. Ask Kurt or Howard - they will advise.”
arorajimit, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms that are next to the main yoga shala are bigger & prettier , but all of them are very good.”
P1854RDveronicag, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The bungalows are my favorite”
viola348, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$125* /night
View Deal
Bookit.comUS$142
Orbitz.comUS$125
Expedia.comUS$125
View all 9 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates