Hotel Overview

Experience a vacation to remember at Fiesta Resort. Overlooking blue seas and dark volcanic sands, this all-inclusive resort is an ideal choice for a relaxed vacation. Set at the foot of a lush green hillside, only 50 minutes from the capital of San Jose, Fiesta Resort is the perfect base for day trips across Costa Rica.

Enjoy facilities and activities that keep the whole family happy. Unwind by one of the swimming pools as you sip a cool drink and soak up the sun. Let your troubles disappear amid the tropical hotel gardens where the Heliconia Spa offers relaxing and healing treatments while you enjoy stunning ocean views.

Paddle a kayak in the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean or ride the waves on a surfboard. Dry land activities include beach soccer, beach volleyball, and tennis. The Kids' Club and Teen's Paradise make the vacation a success for guests of all ages. In the evening, stroll along the black volcanic sands and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean from the resort's private pier. Nightly entertainment in the amphitheater rounds off the perfect day.

With a wide variety of bars and restaurants, Fiesta Resort is sure to have something to please all tastes. Sip on a cocktail at one of the swim-up bars, choose from the fresh buffet at Calypso restaurant, savor local seafood in Cana Brava, or enjoy romantic fine dining with a Latin American twist at Macondo.

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Central Pacific - Puntarenas
San Jose, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria International (SJO)
Liberia, Costa Rica - Liberia (LIR)

Property Information

Year Built: 1990
Last Renovation: 2007
All rooms non-smoking: 315
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 315


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information for Our Guest* As of April 2012, the destination of Costa Rica has gone non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
Advisory The Premium Section swimming pool will be renovated. Working hours: 9am-6am. From 6pm onwards is work that doesn't cause noise. Interrupted services: Premium swimming pool & Premium rooms located on the 1st floor. The rest of the property will be functioning as normal & the main outdoor swimming pool complex will be completely available for those clients staying in Premium area. Please note renovation dates and times are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival. 

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Changes to reservations made within the cancellation penalty period will incur a $10 surcharge for every change (amount subject to change).

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3187 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I loved this hotel.

    We were party of 20 for a wedding. We were spread over the resort. My partner and I stayed in building 3. Private pool and great poolside service. Thanks Karen and Luis and all the other thoughtful people who served us drinks and fresh fruit. The food was excellent. Loved the crosiants, eggs, orange juice and especially the amazing coffee. We usually had a burger at the snackbar for lunch. Again dinner was great. We had one meal in the alacart. The steakhouse was excèllent. Food was great. We had a small issue and Magdelana fixed it immediately to our satisfaction. Great place, great people, beautiful grounds, beautiful pools. We are coming back next winter.

    May 01, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Poop in the pool

    Nothing special here! Fecal matter floating in the pool twice, rude locals, bad service (unless your from here). Children everywhere pooping and peeing whereever they want. (10 year olds not babies) Dark at 6pm. No smoking, watered down drinks. Rice and beans every night. No English speaking staff or very limited. Unless your from here don't come here! Save your money. They say the water is fine to drink, IT IS NOT!! Diarrhea strarted on day two and continues, $2 USA for a little bottle of clean drinkable water. Even if you ask for drinkable water you'll get 2 small ones for free! That's it. Otherwise you pay one way or the other! Go to Dom. Rep. You'll be happier.

    Apr 15, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Week - First Time in Costa Rica

    Our group consisted of 2 couples who used an Arenas travel pickup to and from the airport. Having this travel group onsite made it easy to arrange for day trips, we had fun on the zipline tour. Food: more fruit and food than you can eat, loved the fresh cheeses. There are local dishes as well as familiar American fair. We highly recommend the a la carte restaurants (try the wine tasting). Ceviche and fish dishes were excellent. Local beer and water were in the hotel room refrigerator. The hotel has a large local crowd during the weekend. There are several vendors on the property during the week (carvings, jewelry, woven goods). Rooms were spacious and AC worked well, rooms clean and quiet. Only a few downsides: 1) beaches are of volcanic sand and get very hot after 9am. There are no umbrellas on the beach, most people keep cool within the pool area. There was a strong undertow to the water, more for surfing than swimming. Water was a warm pleasant temperature. If you choose to walk the beach, you will be asked to sign out by security. 2) front desk gets long lines during peak times if you need help. Computers were not connecting to the internet, was unable to print boarding passes. 3) Our friends booked our stay in December but there was some difficulty with the charges on our arrival (no deposit taken) and we had to check our credit card charges online to make sure all was in order. Not sure why. Many thanks for Karen (poolside service), Rosemary (dining hall), Olge (room attendant and towel artist), and Juan (restaurant) for giving us great service. All the staff were very patient with our broken Spanish, and spoke extremely good English. La gente de Costa Rica esta muy simpatica! Looking forward to our next trip.

    Apr 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Third winter vacation at Fiesta Resort

    Paying the extra price for the Premium Rooms with private pool, room with balcony, butler service and greater access to the full-service restaurants is well worth it. The resort is spotlessly clean, right on the beach and in excellent central location which makes it easy to catch ferry at Puntarenas to cross to Nicoya Peninsula, or to drive up into the mountains or further south on coast to Manuel Antonio and Playa Ballena. There are tours operating from the resort but we prefer to rent a car from airport. Plus there's an amazing staff. Special mention goes to Helena in the Calypso Restaurant and Karen for pool and beach-side butler service.

    Apr 13, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Be careful of pricing

    If you book directly using their website you have a choice of adult or child however when you book in there are various categories according to age. As I have two teenagers they told me I had to pay around $400 dollars more for a 4 night stay. I eventually negotiated it down to $200.. Before the negotiations happened they tried to get me to sign something checking my email was correct etc etc don't sign it has your card details on which means you are agreeing to their new inflated price. Aside from this problem all is great staff helpful loads of good food any issues with room sorted very quickly.. Costa Rica is an amazing country with very friendly people so if you can come here then definitely do

    Apr 08, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519