Owned by Best Western International, El Sitio Hotel & Casino is located within Liberia, the capital of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. Surrounded by natural landmarks and tourist attractions, Liberia welcomes a large portion of the yearly tourists that come to Costa Rica.
Situated just 13 km from the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, reaching the El Sitio Hotel & Casino can be done in just 15-20 minutes by road. Car rental is available from the airport or you could grab a taxi to the casino instead. If you feel adventurous, you could get a train into the centre of Liberia from the airport and then take a much shorter taxi ride.
Right in the heart of the Guanacaste capital, you are not far from big tourist attractions such as the Ponderosa Adventure Park, Parque Central, Santa Rosa National Park or even the fantastic beaches that can be found on the ‘Gold Coast’ of Costa Rica. Many restaurants, bars and casinos can be found in the area too if you want to take a look around.
At the casino in Best Western’s El Sitio Hotel, you will have to be able to prove that you are over 18 years old before being able to play. As for the dress code, this is rather relaxed but you should attempt to at least look respectable before attempting to enter.
The casino at the Best Western El Sitio Hotel is a fairly small and simple affair but you will still find a selection of table games and a handful of slot machines to enjoy. As this is a both a hotel and a casino located in a popular tourist location of Costa Rica, you can expect an eclectic mix of tourists and locals. This should make for an interesting and fun atmosphere at the casino when you are playing at the tables and slots.
There is only a small number of table games on offer at the Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino. Blackjack tables are one of the crowd favorites here while you can also expect to see baccarat tables, 1 Caribbean Stud table and 1 American Roulette table. The latter provides a good portion of the entertainment at this casino and is where you will encounter the liveliest atmosphere.
When playing at the casino you do not have to worry about exchanging your US Dollars as they will be accepted just like they are at most casinos in Costa Rica. As for the limits at the table games, they will fall into the low range in most cases.
When you make your way through the casino at the El Sitio Hotel, you will notice that there is a nice little selection of slot machines to choose from. These are usually well-populated with players – whether they are waiting for spots to open up on the table games or just enjoying their time during a vacation.
Limits at slots and video poker are considered low and you will not find any progressive slots, unfortunately. That said, there is a good mix of video machines and traditional slots to choose from.
There are 52 spacious rooms at the Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino for when you are tired after an extensive gambling session at the casino. These rooms all come equipped with free WiFi, air conditioning, lock boxes and television sets. Rooms generally start at around $80 USD per night at this 3-star hotel depending on the size you want and you can check in at any time after 3pm and check-out any time before 12 PM.
As far as amenities go, you can also make use of tennis courts, two separate swimming pools, a fitness center and a jacuzzi. There is also a bar and restaurant inside the hotel.
There is just one restaurant at the best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino but it is open all day from 6 AM and closes at around 10 PM each night. As for the dishes you can enjoy at this restaurant, the menu includes a range of local favorites as well as a selection of international dishes as well. Room service can also be ordered from the restaurant during open hours and the bar in the hotel will also offer up light snacks.