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.


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.

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

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 3427 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First time in Central America!

    My first time traveling alone and this was the perfect place! The resort was calm and clean. The staff here are wonderful! I’m an American, so even if you lack the Spanish language they speak English very well. I stayed in the premium building. Premium is more private and quiet. They accommodate to all of your needs. You will never become bored as there are scheduled activities throughout the day. I learned how to Salsa! The excursions offered through the resort are breathtaking. That too should take up some time if you want to adventure off the resort. Overall, I felt safe and comfortable especially traveling solo. I recommend 100%

    Nov 03, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Loved it!

    We loved this experience here. It's a beautiful resort. We went during the rainy season and saw very little rain--just 1 brief thunderstorm and a few rumbles in the afternoons. Our room was on the premium side -which we loved because it was quieter and less crowded. We think the resort could slightly improve the food--it was okay and very authentic though. It was just a lovely resort and we hated to leave.

    Nov 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We just arrived to fiesta hotel with my family. We are 2 children and my wife We really enjoy every second The room was clean and beautiful The staff was very gentle Kids zone was such amazing idea for children. We mention special entertainment staff. Chiky Martin it’s so funny and humble person!! Thanks fiesta resort for that great experience!!

    Oct 23, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pros and Cons list as of 10/11/2019

    Pros - 1)Beauty salon is the BOMB! cheap and quick! 2) Best tour guide is inside this hotel! 3) They have a JUICE BAR which was my favorite lol 4) Easy to find ganja for my smokers lol 5) Everyone is super nice all the time! Cons- 1) You can hear a lot of noise from inside the room. 2) Food is standard..I am vegan so didn't have a lot of choices. Your standard rice and beans all day long can get boring. 3) Drinks seemed watered down and had a funny taste. 4) Didn't have a lot of activities going on. 4) Music sucked ..a lot of old school music the whole 5 days being there, which I love don't get me wrong but not when you are trying to turn up lol 5) smoking is banned pretty much ..Which is ok with me but my friends had to go on the beach or out in the front by the road of the resort to smoke. 6) They were still remodeling when I went so the main middle area was blocked off. 7) Hot water went out the first 2 days of being there. 8) Make sure you don't go during raining season. It rained a lot the first 2 to 3 days ..Didn't really get to enjoy the outside of the resort like we wanted to.

    Oct 23, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good time for a 3 night stay

    We stayed during "rainy season" for three nights at Fiesta Resort. I was worried about the weather but it turned out just fine for October. Plan your activities in the morning and early afternoon if you can during this season. We stayed in a premium room with an ocean view. We are glad we stayed in premium because part of the main pool area was under construction and the main pool was much more crowded. Also the majority of the Americans we met there were staying in the premium area. There are few Americans there, the resort is mostly locals. The Americans do tend to find each other, and it was fun to connect with them. We also enjoyed the local culture and especially watching them salsa dance! Everyone was so friendly! Breakfast at the Calypso (The only breakfast option) was not very tasty and the lines were long. Book your dinner reservations ahead... the dinners in the reserved areas were amazing! We had a bacon wrapped sea bass, beef tenderloin, and a chicken dish which were all very good! The wine at dinner was also better than what was served at the bar. The service wherever we went was very nice. Our room was nice enough, nothing really special about it other than the view. We had no desire to be on the beach there, with the river feeding into it close by the water is murky. The beach area surrounding the resort it is not safe but luckily there are security guards keeping an eye on things. We booked an excursion with the tour group at the end of the pier which I would highly recommend. We saw monkeys (actually they sat on our shoulders), crocodiles in Tarcoles, and stopped at Ti-Ko restaurant which had an amazing view of Carara National Park. On our tour we went ATVing (The others in our group went zip lining) and we had an amazing time! We saw another beach (more near jaco) and the water there was much nicer. There was a scary moment when our ATV got stuck in mud but other than that enjoyed the views immensely. If you are planning a visit to Costa Rica I would recommend breaking up your trip and staying in at least two different resorts just so you can experience different areas of the country. We stayed in La Fortuna the first half of our trip and thoroughly enjoyed the rain forest and volcano. We booked a rental car and were just fine getting around.

    Oct 23, 2019
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