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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second time staying at The Sanctuary. I offered my daughter the choice of either a Sweet Sixteen party or a trip anywhere in the world. She chose to return to Costa Rica - specifically, The Sanctuary. The beach is peaceful and the sunsets breathtaking. Carl, Jon, Victor, Diego - just a few of the staff that go...

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Fishkill, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had an amazing week at the Sanctuary from 4/8-4/15! Although it was Easter week and spring break IN Costa Rica (who knew?), we (2 adults, 2 kids ages 10 and 15) had a fabulous, beautiful, relaxing stay at The Sanctuary. The staff is so nice and helpful - especially Carl, who works like crazy at the resort to keep everything...

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Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

With referance to my previous post the pool and surrounding lights are now on at sundown, although many of the pool lights are still not working which is a shame, the overall affect is much better and much appreciated by my wife and myself, I am sure the other guests as well. Paula and Nigel Marshall Estepona España.

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Richmond, VA
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very scenic and peaceful place. Good hiking, swimming, and relaxing. Deep sea fishing available closeby. Good surfing in Pacific. Zip line to see monkeys a short drive away. Town of Marbella for local food very close. Good food at Sanctuary also. Great swimming pools at complex.

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Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We requested a unit with a great view, and they delivered. The unit had 2 master suites, 2 huge bathrooms, great kitchen, washer & dryer in unit, huge family room, and the largest balconies I've ever seen. I am a hotel snob, and this place surpassed all my expectations. We thought we were going to be roughing it a bit...

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Aventura, Florida
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We enjoyed the place and the friendly staff, of course my family missed the wifi access and the closest restaurant was in a very expensive 5 star hotel,though a local was good going the non-paved way period

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Visalia, California
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Beautiful setting, great staff and clean rooms. Our condo was in need of some remodeling. It was really nice to be able to eat and use the facilities at the Azul Ocean resort. Staying in in the Condos was perfect for our family of five. Would definitely recommend getting a GPS when renting a car.

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Fruit Cove, Florida, United States
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Secluded location. Very quiet. Good place to unwind. Pools are nice. Limited amenities on- site. No swimming at beach. Unit and property needs to be updated. New property managers very nice and eager to make positive changes.

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Mt. Hood, OR
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place is so natural and fantastic. Super nice condos. 2 bedrooms with master suites, full kitchen, laundry and huge decks. Nice pools, great views and all nature. Fabulous restaurants close by and amazing culture surrounds the property. The management was really helpful. Carl and Stephanie did a great job. Stayed multiple times. the new management is making a world...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I can not wait to go back! The Sanctuary Condominiums were different than anything I had experienced in the past...it is definitely and literally 'off the beaten path' - they are set on the beach with jungle on either side and I probably relaxed more than any other place I've ever visited! True Paradise! The condo was large, clean and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the quiet setting of Playa Azul, Sanctuary Condominiums and Retreat can fulfill plenty of your Costa Rican expectations. Each unit has two bedrooms and two private bathrooms, complete with a full kitchen, laundry room, living and dining room. The living room area has a pull out sofa bed, which will accommodate six people per unit. Want to take a swim or catch some sun? There are two pools perfect for doing so, and the volcanic black sand beach of Playa Azul is only a five-minute walk away. Are tours on your vacation bucket list? Let our management provide you with excellent concierge services. Be sure to drive through the nearby local towns and purchase fresh fish or go surfing. There are many tours, beaches and restaurants off of the property, so please make sure to arrange for a rental vehicle, giving you the freedom to do and see things as you please. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Condominiums and Retreat

Address: 5 M Sur De Marbella | 5 Miles South of Marbella, Playa Azul 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Azul
Price Range: RM621 - RM1,303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanctuary Condominiums and Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Loved #7 due to pool proximity and view”
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“Upper buildings have great view”
fontainel968, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rent an SUV, the 40 minuite dirt road is a rollercoaster ride. LOL. Just have an open mind and enjoy this country.”
chriskelli2003, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“2 bedroom condo”
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