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Azul Ocean Club Hotel

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Beach property
3 km South of Marbella, Santa Cruz, Playa Azul, Guanacaste, 50306, Costa Rica

4-star beachfront hotel with beach shuttle, near Pitahaya Beach
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Beach property
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Very nice property in front of the beach. Clean rooms and the food was excellentJan 12, 2021
  • Ocean front is very nice! Food is average and quality is not constant. Iguanas at the…Dec 26, 2020

Azul Ocean Club Hotel

from €123
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Garden View
  • Luxury Villa, 1 Bedroom
  • Luxury Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Garden View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, Garden View
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Terrace, Ocean View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, Ocean View
  • Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Terrace, Garden View

What’s around Azul Ocean Club Hotel


  • On the waterfront
  • Pitahaya Beach - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • San Juanillo Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Nosara Wildlife Rescue - 13 mi / 20.9 km
  • Blanca Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.8 km
  • Junquillal Beach - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km
  • Safari Surf School - 14.5 mi / 23.3 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 120 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 44 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 69 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited


  • Area shuttle*

  • Beach shuttle*

  • Shopping center shuttle*

  • Casino shuttle*

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 14
  • Year Built - 2013
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps.


Blue 47 - This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Seaside - This poolside family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch and lunch. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Azul Ocean Club Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Azul Ocean Club Hotel Marbella
  • Azul Ocean Club Hotel Hotel
  • Azul Ocean Club Hotel Playa Azul
  • Azul Ocean Club Hotel Hotel Playa Azul
  • Azul Ocean Club Marbella
  • Azul Ocean Club Hotel Playa Azul
  • Azul Ocean Club Hotel
  • Azul Ocean Club Playa Azul
  • Azul Ocean Club


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 320 per vehicle

Area shuttle service to the beach, casino, and shopping center is offered for an extra charge

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

FAQs for Azul Ocean Club Hotel

  • Does Azul Ocean Club Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Azul Ocean Club Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Azul Ocean Club Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Azul Ocean Club Hotel?
    Yes. Parking spots may be limited. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Is there a pool at Azul Ocean Club Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Azul Ocean Club Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Azul Ocean Club Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Azul Ocean Club Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Soda Victorias (2.8 mi), La Sodita (3.2 mi), and Ancient People (3.4 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Azul Ocean Club Hotel?
    Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 320 per vehicle.
  • What is there to do at Azul Ocean Club Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, kayaking, and mountain biking. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a private beach. Azul Ocean Club Hotel also has a health club and spa services, as well as an arcade and a garden.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 130 reviews

Poor 2.0
Terrible road.Poor breakfast.Check in works only until 10 p.m.If you have noisy drunk neighbors you can nothing to do.
Yury, us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Staff was amazing, so kind and accomodating!! The maid service was not the best and the pool needs some paint and repair. The poolside bar where you swim up and sit was never open.
Sarah, us5 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Beautiful beaches to watch the sunset. It was nice swimming in the pool and relaxing poolside.
James, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very spacious accommodation in an attractive setting. There were occasional problems with the water supply. Free use of sports equipment, such as a well-stocked gym, table tennis, kayaks and bicycles, deserves to be noted favorably. Pool facilities, a jacuzzi and bar services in addition to a large, uncrowded beach made our stay rather pleasant. The once-a-week outdoor barbecue dinner should also be mentioned. Local staff were very pleasant and friendly, although occasionally a little inattentive.
us7 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
If you REALLY want to get away from it all...
This is a place to go if you want to get away FROM IT ALL. It is a lovely property and the rooms are very nice; however, it is on a very dusty dirt road—although well maintained—for 30 minutes off the main highway. There is nothing nearby, and no swimming in the ocean anywhere that we could find. It does have a nice black sand beach. The main restaurant served good food, but the service was lacking. The gym was well equipped and the staff was very polite. We took a trip into Tamarindo which was basically an all day affair. Tam is very cute with a nice beach, but it was the complete opposite of Azul—busy and congested. Again, this is the dry side and there’s nothing tropical about this area. As for Azul, come here if you just want to read.
susan, us2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Very disappointing location and service
This hotel was much further away from everything than expected. Although not far in distance the road to get to and from to hotel was dirt and not suitable for a compact rental car. When we checked in we asked to reduce our stay to two nights as we wanted to be closer to nearby towns in order to do more sight seeing. While they agreed to reduce our stay when I was charged I was still charged for a full four nights when we only stayed for two nights. When I tried to call to inquire about the additional charges no one would answer the phone. This hotel is not suitable if you want to do anything other than stay at the hotel as nearby towns are not easily accessible due to the low quality of the road in and out. There is also absolutely nothing to do after 9PM other than be in your room.
Kayla, la4 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
staff was the best. . I choose this resort mainly because the hotel described the beach sand to be azul but this is a lie, the beach sand is black in the ocean and outside the ocean. while checking- in the staff said that "the sand changes its color with the ocean/sun" but this is not true. I wanted to make this clear for everyone because If you are like me that loves white sand/calm beaches this is not for you. Also, there are not lounge chairs at the beach and no drinks/food service so if you get thirsty you will have to take a long walk to the bar. The pool has a bar but there is no music, or any activities going on.
Angela, us2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Great place to relax,
Beautiful place and location the staff was excellent the room was very comfortable, the negative; I book 2 ocean view rooms was hoping for them to be next to eachother that didnt happen, the bar at the pool closed very early "6pm", and drinks were a little over priced, The positive; The food was amazing and all of the servers were great,
robert, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Playa Azul- a rural wonderland and escape!
Playa Azulejo is a beautiful place with its own private beach that is protected from the surf. They provide kayaks and surfboards, as the area is known for water sports. The small restaurant on the location is chic and all of the waitstaff are incredibly friendly and welcome English. The rooms are spacious and each have their own porch with hammocks. Lower level rooms in each house have outdoor showers as well as indoor showers. There is a great view of the stars after the sunset bonfire each night. We had several different opportunities to see wildlife, including geckos, iguanas, a few residing cats, and our favorite- an incredibly curious and friendly raccoon who walked right up to our porch and hung out with us while he smacked on some cheese puffs. The hotel also provides a game room, full gym, pool, jacuzzi and sunset views from each room. Be aware that google maps is not a reliable navigation I Costa Rica, and the drive from any local highway makes Playa Azul a long drive to get to, as it is not off of any main roads. The road to this mini paradise is very bumpy and hilly, and all wheel drive is highly recommended. The earlier you leave in the day the better, as after you exit the freeway there is little lighting on the roads.
Kaitlyn, us2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Upon checking in I had no issues. However after requesting spa services I had to call the front desk to be told it was in 2 or 3 hours. After waiting 45 minutes for confirm to start my relaxation trip I called the front desk several times no answer and I had to walk to the front. I waited for the new shift mngr to listen to notes left. It was confirmed for 5pm. I went to eat dinner and watched the server each time walk back and forth to the other restaurant to get my drink each taking 10-15 minutes to make. I was one of two guests. At dinner time I thought this was odd. The food was horrible. I got sick that night and stayed ill for 2 days. The server said how was the chiviche? Not good. I’ll take it off your bill. Upon arriving for my spa services 10 minutes early typical of any service I’ve received I was met w an annoyed and rushed therapist still setting up. To which she responded I’m not ready. She then left the hotel room although I requested it be outside, and returned with chocolate and two other items. The whole experience was horrible. An injury I told her about she disregarded and turns off the ac in 80°weather. The chocolate was cold and poured directly onto me as was the scrub. But no real scrub. She skipped parts of my body I couldn’t reach and wasn’t engaging or polite. Once I was able to relax she took the eye patch off abruptly and rushed me out of the room. Giving me a rob to put on that didn’t completely close and was for 40° weather. I refused to pay.
us1 night trip

Azul Ocean Club Hotel