This charming boutique hotel, Health and Nature Lodge, is located in Playa Ostional on Costa Rica’s northwestern Pacific coast.
Hotel Category: Hotel 3 ***
This charming boutique hotel, Health and Nature Lodge, is located in Playa Ostional on Costa Rica’s northwestern Pacific coast. Its close vicinity to the world-famous turtle beach in Ostional makes Luna Azul the ultimate place for observing the big “arribadas,” when hundreds of thousands of marine sea turtles land at night for nesting. You will never forget this unique experience!
Luna Azul offers you elegant lodging in spacious bungalows, fine-dining in their ocean view restaurant and all the amenities of their health center: medical massages, homeopathic treatments, Reiki classes, and more.
Would you like to combine finest accommodations with adventurous activities in unspoiled nature? Look no further than Luna Azul: Swing over the valleys on the longest canopy tour in the world, ride on horseback through lush mountains and along pristine beaches, and finish your day with a rebalancing massage on the veranda of your bungalow. An experience you will never forget!
The hotel is located about one kilometer from the Turtle Refuge of Playa Ostional, one of the most important nesting sites of the Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in the world. You can observe turtles laying eggs on Ostional beach almost all year round, but the big mass arrivals (“arribada”) only occur during rainy season, from May to December. Thousands of females come ashore to lay 100 to 120 eggs in the black sand. It’s the biggest reported arribadas, comprising 300,000 to 500,000 animals! And imagine the millions of baby turtles hatching 50 days after each arribada!
Besides the perfect conditions for observing turtles, Luna Azul offers very interesting bird and monkey wildlife. Go on a hike through the tropical forest of the Biological Reserve surrounding the hotel and along Rio Rosario to the beaches – the Howler Monkeys will accompany you!
Hotel Luna Azul is close to the very beautiful beaches of Ostional (1 km), with excellent surfing conditions, and to Playa San Juanillo (3,5 km), which has four romantic tropical bays protected by a reef, three of them with white sand and one with black.
The excellent surfer’s beach Playa Guiones in Nosara is a 25-minute drive from Luna Azul.
Luna Azul is a beautiful, tranquil oasis on the Pacific coast of Guanacaste. The place is tidy and nicely landscaped. The infinity pool and the bungalow rooms with open-air showers are really lovely. The hosts and their staff are equally delightful. It’s wonderful dining out on the open veranda with all the sultry sights and sounds of the tropics surrounding you. Rolf and Andreas are exceptional hosts and excellent guides to the Playa Ostional region. They have a wealth of knowledge of the local flora and fauna, and they have plenty of great ideas on what to do and see here during your stay.
You will not regret staying here. Enjoy living la pura vida!
Sun Terrace with infinity pool and jacuzzi
Well-tended tropical gardens surrounded by the lush forest of a private nature reserve. Excellent possibilities for bird and monkey watching
Tropical cocktail bar
Gay-owned and operated
Prices & Facts
High Season: 11/01/17 to 12/19/17
Holiday Season: 12/20/17 to 01/06/18
High Season: 01/07/18 to 04/30/18
Green Season: 05/01/18 to 06/30/18 and 09/01/18 to 10/31/18
– Tipping (optional)
– Shuttle to the airport
– Optional Tours
– Other meals
Green Season deals
From June to December, there are turtle-watching and tours related to this special event.
Terms and Conditions
- Cancellation more than 30 days prior to the beginning of your stay, you are not charged anything.
- Cancellation 8 – 30 days prior to the beginning of your stay, you are charged 50% of the total amount.
- Cancellation 0 – 7 days prior to the beginning of your stay or no-show, you are charged 100% of the total amount.