Pool & Gardens

Our saltwater pool is surrounded by native plant gardens that attract birds, butterflies, monkeys, and iguanas. Comfy deck loungers and umbrellas make for perfect lazy afternoons.


Walk 3 minutes to your morning paddle out. Playa Guiones is a pristine beach known all over the world for its year round waves for surfers of every level. Ocean temps are warm so you can leave the wetsuit at home. And when you’re back at The Sunset Shack, we’ve got thoughtfully designed surf racks for you to stash your personal or rental boards.


Playa Guiones is part of Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, so you won’t find buildings and services right on the beach. Instead you’ll experience the natural beauty of this special place, including some of the most amazing sunsets you’ll ever see. You can discover other beaches up and down the coast, and each one has its own unique vibe and character. Most of our staff is from the area (and are avid surfers) so they can give you some great suggestions to explore.


We’re committed to the good health and resilience of our local community and natural environment. Our efforts have earned the highest rated Certificate of Sustainable Tourism from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. Read more about what we’re doing in our FAQs.