Starting at $89 per night


The Leyenda Hotel provides quality lodging in Carrillo, two kilometers from the main beach. Located on the rural Nicoya Peninsula, Carrillo is a quiet town with one of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica. Visitors will find authentic Costa Rican culture, and a few shops and restaurants. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, sports bar, an adult pool and kids swimming pool, tropical gardens, and restaurant.

Two kilometers away, Playa Carrillo is one of the of the most beautiful beaches on the Pacific. Palm trees separate the beach from the road. The local community has added some picnic tables. The beach is ideal for swimming, boogie boarding, and when the tide is right, surfing. Hotel Leyenda offers their guests an exclusive beach service, Super Trailer, that has a portable bathroom and rinse shower, beach chairs and tables, hammocks, and food from the hotel restaurant.

Aside from the beach, there is plenty to do in the Carrillo and Samara area. Surf lessons are offered daily and stand up paddleboarding is very popular. Nighttime turtle nesting tours to Camaronal or Ostional are a lot of fun from June through October. The Kayaking trip to Isla Chora is also a lot of fun. When the water is clear, you can snorkel there as well.

Days and evenings are usually quiet at the hotel. The large swimming pool is perfect for adults, while the kids swimming pool is ideal for the little ones. The restaurant offers an excellent selection of national and international dishes. The sports bar offers tropical drinks and a fine selection from their wine cellar.

All hotel rooms are well-equipped, with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, cable TV, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, telephone, and WiFi. Check the Amenity Section for a full list of details.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Remote

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gardens
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities


  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Internet Free

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 9°52'27.27". Longitude: W 86°32'0.24"