The family-run Divisamar Hotel & Casino can be found in the Provincia de Puntarenas, a beautiful province that is situated on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Just minutes from the famous sandy white beaches of the Manuel Antonio Beach in one direction and the Manuel Antonio National Park in another, Divisamar is situated in a prime location in one of Costa Rica’s premier tourist destinations.
As for the casino at the Divisamar Hotel & Casino, this is a simple affair but one that will provide you with yet another activity to enjoy when in the glorious surroundings of the Puntarenas province. You could visit the beaches, rainforests and the national park by day and enjoy a night at the gambling tables when you return.
Just two miles from La Managua airport, you could be at the hotel within five minutes by car or taxi. Should you be landing at the J Santamaria International airport or Palmar airport, these are further out but will only take you an hours drive before you arrive at the hotel. Shuttle services will be available from all airports including the capital city of San Jose as well as from other tourist destinations. Car parking is available onsite if you plan to rent a car and this will come free of charge.
Located right in the middle of all the major tourist hotspots, you will never find it difficult to head to the city of San Jose, the national park, San Antonio Beach or the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
Divisamar is a hotel first and foremost, with the small casino floor located within the hotel. The casino here seems to have been something of an afterthought, or just an additional activity that residents can enjoy. Opening at 6PM every night and closing at 2AM seven days a week, the casino is a great place to close out a day of sightseeing with a couple of drinks and a few games at the tables.
There is no dress code of note to enter this casino apart from clothes must be worn. This means you cannot be shirtless and must at least be dressed casually. Gambling can be done using US dollars or the Costa Rican Colon, so if you are coming in from the states, there is no need to exchange your currency. High limit games should not be expected here as the casino has a more casual feel to it with just a dozen or two of guests enjoying the action each night.
Gambling at the Hotel & Casino Divisamar is a casual and simple affair and you will see that there are only 4 tables in the casino. One of these is a roulette table, but do not expect to be able to place high bets here, as the games are mostly low-limit.
On the other tables, you will be able to enjoy various card games. The standard card games on offer being canasta which is a Latin variation of rummy and tute, an Italian card game. This does not mean that Western favorites such as blackjack and poker cannot be played though, as, upon request, these games can be enjoyed as well if enough players are requesting them.
As a small family-run hotel and casino, Divisamar does not currently own or run any slot machines or video poker games. Whether this will change in the future is anybody’s guess, but as previously stated, this is primarily a hotel for tourists that want to see the sights in the surrounding areas.
There are just 25 rooms across two floors at this 3-star hotel, and these offer simple (but attractive) accommodations at a very reasonable rate. Check-in is at 2 PM each day while you will have to check out by 12 PM on the day you are leaving.
Amenities include air conditioning, free wifi and cable television among others. You can expect to be treated with courtesy from the hotel staff at all times, and they are always accommodating and eager to resolve any issues you may have quickly.
The Divisamar Hotel & Casino just has 1 restaurant within the hotel and this will serve up a mix of local and American cuisine. Opening at 7:30 AM, it you will be able to eat here well into the night. This restaurant offers reasonable prices and has a great selection of meals on offer. Due to the location of the Divisamar Hotel & Casino, other restaurants can be located all around the area with the best nightlife being found in the bars along the beach.