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Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2015
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)

Los Almendros is a beachfront development on Playa Ocotal; a well protected 1/3 mile long beach with black sand at one end and white sand on the other. Playa Ocotal is a clean, safe, beautiful beach. Its protected shoreline provides guests a quiet, peaceful place to swim, snorkel and relax.

Los Almendros is beautifully landscaped with three swimming pools, two outdoor barbecues, and a rancho that is perfect for watching the spectacular sunsets. There are 24-hour security guards and the front office staff will be glad to answer any questions and help arrange activities in the area. This modern, secure, gated community has 43 units.

Our unit, #11 has an breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean from the back deck and the front door is just steps away from the pool. It is equipped with cable television, a DVD player, telephone and WI-FI. Free internet is also available in the Reception area (Desk top & Wi-Fi). The condo has an extensive collection of DVDs and CDs.

Our condo has a full kitchen with dishes and utensils so you can prepare your own meals if you like. However, there are also a couple of restaurants within walking distance and many more just a short drive away. The popular Father Rooster's restaurant on Ocotal Beach serves great food and drinks in a casual atmosphere. There are grocery stores, banks, restaurants and gift shops in the town of Coco, about 3 miles away ($5 taxi ride).

You can go to sleep to the sound of the waves on the beach in the master bedroom, which has a queen bed, private bathroom, and access to the rear deck. The deck is a quiet, peaceful place to watch birds, butterflies, iguanas and other Guanacaste wildlife. There is a second bedroom with two twin beds and a second bathroom. All linens are provided. Laundry service is available, or you may use our washing machine and dryer upon request. There are separately controlled air conditioners and ceiling fans in each room.

As members of the Papagayo Golf & Country Club, we can offer reduced rates at the challenging 18-hole golf course located 20 minutes from Los Almendros. You can take day trips to experience Costa Rica or have a fun evening in town and then return to relax at Los Almendros. This is the perfect place for a family vacation.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

The owners are Gordy and Carol Lee. We were both born and raised in Alaska. We bought the condo in Los Almendros in 2002. We came on vacation a couple of weeks a year and rented it out so others could enjoy our little piece of paradise. After retirement, Carol lived in the condo while we built a house on the Papagayo Golf Course about 20 minutes away. We moved into our new home in July 2008 and enjoy our new life in Costa Rica.

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Beach Front Condominium in Los Almendros De Ocotal
+1 -5039220770
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Absolutely Amazing. Perfect getaway location! !

  • 5 of 5
Perfectly clean, up to date, spacious condo for anyone looking for a great time. Easy to book & great ownership.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Beach Front Condominium in Los Almendros De Ocotal
+1 -5039220770
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste
United States

Every Convenience with a View!

  • 5 of 5
This is an excellent condo for a dive vacation in Guanacaste. My husband and I were in the country to visit a good friend who is now working in San Jose. After flying in and renting a car, we drove to the coast for a week of diving.

This condo has location, location, location - it is up the hill overlooking Playa Ocotal (in green season, the shade trees do block some of the view), and the waves lap at the beach providing a lovely serenade on both sleeping and waking. Being divers, the fact that the Rocket Frog dive shop was a 2 minute walk down the hill was a plus and the boat is right on the beach. (The beach is volcanic sand - we found it best to wear our dive boots both ways to avoid the scorching sands on our return.) Additionally, there is Father Roosters also on the beach which has a tasty selection of meals - including vegetarian. We also had the car so we drove in to Cocos (3 km) and Playa Hermosa (12 km) for dinner. There is a Super Compras (~Food Lion) right on the Ocotal road in Cocos and an Auto Mercado (~Kroger) just a short distance past that. There is one nasty hill coming out of Playa Ocotal, but the rest of the 3 km is twisty and turny rather than up and down (14 curves according to our hostess), so it is possible to walk into Cocos and cab back if you didnt have a car.

The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could need - we bought groceries and had both breakfasts and lunches in condo - and sometimes dinner too if we were night diving. There is AC in each room, but aside from an hour in the afternoon, it doesnt really need to be on. It's much nicer to run the fans, open the windows, and listen to the sound of the ocean.

Pia, the condo dog, often took advantage of our shady patio and was a frequest escort on our walks down the hill in the morning. We also had hawks who would come to roost in the trees keeping an eye out for a snack, and we were told that sometimes monkeys will come visit as well.

In all, this has been one of my best experiences with VRBO. (And the diving was good too!)
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Beach Front Condominium in Los Almendros De Ocotal
+1 -5039220770
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Tranquilo y agradable

  • 4 of 5
Alojamiento limpio, tranquilo y agradable. Dentro de una urbanización tranquila con piscina y a escasos metros de la playa de Ocotal. Centro de buceo en la misma playa. Para nosotros la opción perfecta de vacaciones. La única pega fue la wifi, que dejó de funcionar al primer día, el resto perfecto.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Beach Front Condominium in Los Almendros De Ocotal
+1 -5039220770
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

We're Coming Back As Soon As We Can!

We're Coming Back As Soon As We Can!
  • 5 of 5
From the location (close to the beach, close to the best dive operator - Rocket Frog, close to a great infinity pool and close to Father Rooster restaurant on a great, quiet beach) to the amenities, this was the place to stay! Last year, we stayed at the Ocotal Beach Resort and Los Almendros de Ocotal beat them easily. It was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy life.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Beach Front Condominium in Los Almendros De Ocotal
+1 -5039220770
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Condo with great view

  • 3 of 5
All in all the condo is a nice place to stay. Beautiful view of the water.

Two major disappointments for me. The condo sits at the top of a rather steep, but short, hill. A lot of seniors, or people with ambulatory problems, would have trouble with it. I did. I had to drive my car the 100 meters to the beach because I could not walk back up the hill. The possibilities for snorkelling are over-rated because the water visibility is consistently poor - when water is clear snorkelling is quite good.

Quick access to Coco makes eating out and grocery shopping easy. The pools on the property are very nice. Father Roosters is as good as advertised.

We would not return to this beautiful location because of the steep hill, and the poor water visibility.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the hill can be quite daunting, however the pool is just steps from our front door. Actually, our condo is not at the top of the hill. There are quite a few units that are farther up. The visibility for snorkeling varies throughout the year. It tends to be better later in the year when it isn't so windy. There is a dive shop on site and they tell me that although the visibility may not be as good as some other locations, there is a large variety of sea life to enjoy.
Beach Front Condominium in Los Almendros De Ocotal
+1 -5039220770
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Fantastic vacation

  • 4 of 5
Place was clean, spacious , comfy and safe. The guest bathroom shower door doesn't seal properly and you may have a bath by the sink if you're not careful

Neighborhood was extremely quiet and friendly, Pea the local beach dog will be your guide and friend for a small price of food and love

Our trip was amazing, the beach was perfect and in short walking distance and there was so much we could do. The weather and wildlife were perfect
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

We came to Costa Rica on a three week vacation. We traveled around the country for a week and then our travel agent had booked us into the Ocotal Hotel for the last two weeks. We are both certified scuba divers and the hotel has a dive shop on Playa Ocotal. We had no intention of buying property when we arrived in Costa Rica. However, we met a realtor who showed us several condominiums, but Los Almendros was the only property that was right on the beach. The other properties had great ocean views but it was a long hike to the beach. Our condo was under construction when we saw it, and we spent the rest of our vacation learning about buying property in Costa Rica. We still haven't gone scuba diving!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia International Airport at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Father Rooster's Nearest Golf : Vista Ridge Golf Course & Country Club at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ocotal Resort at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Ocotal Car: not necessary

Our condo, apartment #11 is a beach front unit in Los Almendros de Ocotal on Ocotal Beach. It is about two miles to the town of Coco where you will find restaurants, grocery stores, banks, gift shops and casinos. The Liberia International Airport is a forty-five minute drive from the condo.

Other Activities: zip lines, mud baths

Golf: The owners of Apt #11 live on the Papagayo Golf Course, which is a 20 minute drive from the condo. We can offer member discount rates to guests who rent our condo at Los Almendros


From $120 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
Dec 25 2015 - Jan 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2016 - Mar 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.0%

We request a $200 deposit for electricity on a monthly rental.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 18, 2015


Property Type

  • condo


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet, shower
  • Full 2 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a private bathroom and access to the back deck.


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Rocket Frog Divers, located on the property, offers 10% discount on scuba dives and classes to our guests.

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