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1 room, 2 adults

Pelican Beachfront Hotel

3-star3 stars
100 Meters from landing stripEsterillos EstePuntarenasCosta Rica

Esterillos Este beachfront Hotel with 2 outdoor pools, restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in the lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!


  • Staff is awesome. Mike and Diana are very helpfully and focused on customer service.…Apr 1, 2018
  • This hotel is fine for a basic stay in the Esterillos area, but is nothing special. The…Mar 28, 2018
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From 172 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Pelican Beachfront Hotel

from £77
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen and 1 Bunk Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Junior Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen and 1 Bunk Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen and 1 Twin Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 29 kg)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


El Pelicano – This beachfront restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Pelican Beachfront Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Pelicano Esterillos Este
  • Pelicano Esterillos Este
  • Pelican Beachfront Hotel Esterillos Este
  • Pelican Beachfront Esterillos Este
  • Pelican Beachfront


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 15 per stay

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Pelican Beachfront Hotel


  • On the beach
  • Bejuco Beach (43-minute walk)
  • Esterillos Beach - 3.1 mi / 5.1 km
  • Judas Point - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Jaco Beach - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Teatro Jaco - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park - 18.3 mi / 29.4 km
  • Neo Fauna - 18.5 mi / 29.7 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 112-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 11 reviews

Pelican Beachfront Hotel
Very Good8.0
Comfortable, Laid Back, and Friendly .
When we needed a place to stay for three nights prior to our rental house being ready, we chose the The Pelican Hotel. The price was reasonable and we saw that they speak English. When we arrived, we were delighted by the charming open air restaurant and bar and the friendly welcome by owners, Mikey and Diana. It is not a 5 star resort but it is laid back and comfortable. We enjoyed beverages in the beach chairs watching the sunset, breakfast of eggs, beans and rice, fresh fruit, and plantains each morning, and very friendly service. Even after we moved into our rental house for the remainder of our vacation, we still returned several times to enjoy the food and hospitality at Los Hotel Pelicano.
Tina, us3 night trip
Pelican Beachfront Hotel
Perfect, Beautiful Little Place
I stayed at the Pelicano for a week recently and absolutely loved it. I had a standard room, which served its purpose. In a place like Esterillos Este you really shouldn't be spending much time in your room other than to sleep anyway. The air conditioner worked great, and the bed was comfortable. Mikey and Diana (the owners) were absolutely wonderful; they were there with a smile on their face for anything I needed, checking in with me from time to time. In the mornings I enjoyed fresh local fruit and coffee whilst talking with Mikey and Diana and the staff as everyone started their day, listening to and watching the waves roll in on the beach. One morning one of the staff had collected some coconuts that had fallen the night before, and handed me one with a straw... What a great way to wake up. I spent the afternoons either walking along Playa Esterillos to my hearts content while watching the Macaws that fill the tree line, or day-tripping to many of the amazing sights this part of Costa Rica has to offer. At night I would settle in downstairs at the bar to an amazing and diverse menu and plenty of cold Imperial's. Aside from hotel guests, the restaurant and bar are a nightly hotspot for both locals and American expats who live nearby. I could go on forever about the beauty and character of Hotel Pelicano, but it is best learned first hand. If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful, beautiful little hotel filled with great people and lifelong memories, this is your place.
Caleb, usOther trip
Pelican Beachfront Hotel
Beach getaway
Nice relaxing secluded beach away from tourist area. Friendly staff and good food. Enjoyable ambience. Not a high end resort but very comfortable and fun. No TV or phone but with this surfing beach and almost almost nobody on it, why would you want a TV? You can walk the beach forever and only see a few people, mostly surfing.
Lawrence, us1 night romance trip

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