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Our Story 


Javier, Federico & Roberto De Mezerville

Hotel El Manglar is proudly managed by three Costa Rican brothers, who are pleased to offer you a unique, enjoyable and memorable experience during your holidays.  


Our story in hospitality began in 2004, when we opened the Mi Casa Hostel in Costa Rica's capital, San Jose.  After six successful years, we expanded to the beach paradise of Playa Grande and opened Hotel El Manglar (Mangrove Hotel). 


It was a dream come true to have the opportunity to share the beauty of one of our favorite places in the world, the Parque Nacional Las Baulas (Leatherback Turtle National Park).  Here, we love to show guests the amazing surf and sunsets, surrounded by turtles, monkeys, parrots, iguanas and more. 


An appreciation of this beautiful place, combined with experiences in hospitality and travel all over the world, gives our team at El Manglar a great understanding of guests needs and expectations. Everything we do is guided by giving guests the opportunity to experience the pristine Costa Rican beach life. With sunshine and surf, plus peaceful places to relax and recharge under the palms, El Manglar is the perfect place enjoy nature and the beauty of life with family and friends.  


We are delighted to share the beauty of Playa Grande, while you enjoy paradise, explore our country and experience the true meaning of our favorite phrase:




Pura Vida is a style of life, where you enjoy every moment of the day, with gratitude for what you have and what you can share.


We are glad you are here, and look forward to sharing this paradise with you this visit and many more to come.  Once you’re here you’re a friend and our friends always come back!


Pura Vida, 

Fede, Javier and Roberto 

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