Fiesta Casino Herradura is found in the Wyndham San Jose Hotel & Convention Center in the center of Herradura. They are, however, an independent company – as Wyndham Hotels are owned by the Wyndham Hospitality Group while Fiesta Casino is owned by the Spanish CIRSA Gaming Corp. The casino is open from 11 AM in the morning until 4 AM.
Herradura is 16 km from the capital of San Jose but is only 7 km away from the largest airport in Costa Rica; Juan Santamaria International. The 10-minute drive to the casino can be done with a rented car or by taking a taxi, both of which are available at the airport. Free self-service parking is available at Fiesta Casino Herradura.
Aside from gambling at Fiesta Casino Herradura you will be able to experience other attractions like the famous black sand beaches caused by their many active volcanoes, with the tallest volcano being Volcan Irazu, sitting at over 11,000 feet. Costa Rica is also popular for its diverse natural parks, many of which are within driving distance from the casino.
Fiesta Casino Herradura is located inside of Wyndham’s 81,000 square feet convention center, although less than half of the area is used by the casino. The other half is used for special events and conferences. The convention center has ample space and it is the second largest casino under the Fiesta Casino brand.
Fiesta Casino Herradura is divided into 2 separate gaming floors; one with the table games and a few slot machines, and the other being solely focused on electronic games. The electronic games section provides access to their in-house restaurant which allows guests to order food and offers complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurant is marketed as a “sports bar” because of its many flat screen TVs which show live sporting events (no sports betting is available).
The Fiesta Casino brand is known in Costa Rica for its many special events and poker tournaments that take place on a regular basis. There is always a high stakes game to take part in with the poker tournaments being the most popular.
The only high limit games available are in the poker tournaments and regular table games have set minimum and maximum bets.
The main gaming area is home to all of Fiesta Casino Herradura’s table games, of which there are a total of 15 (with some reserved only for tournaments).
There are 2 roulette tables, one using a manual wheel and the other being a fully electronic table. There is also 1 craps table.
The other tables are all card games with blackjack, poker, and tute tables available. Tute is a Spanish card game that is popular at casinos in Costa Rica, and there is 1 table available. Blackjack has 2 tables and poker three. The three poker tables offer different varieties, with Texas Hold‘em, Three Card Poker, and Caribbean Stud Poker.
These tables offer fixed betting options with most bets starting at 500 Colones (equivalent to around $0.8) and going up to around 3000 Colones (just over $5).
There are more than 250 electronic gaming machines available in their electronic gaming section, with the exception of the few games located near the table games in the main hall. Of these games, there are slot machines and electronic card games.
The slots at Fiesta Casino Herradura feature both older lever-style machines as well as newer video machines. They have a few progressive jackpots and occasionally host events which entitle gamblers to free spins. There are also video poker machines on offer.
Wyndham Hotel is a 4-star hotel that is the most convenient accommodation option for casino guests because they share the same building. The Wyndham Hospitality Group is one of the biggest hotel and resort chains in the world with hotels in over 100 countries worldwide. Quality service is guaranteed at all of their facilities and they have a wide arrange of amenities for guests.
You can expect to pay around $125 per night and this will provide you with access to their complimentary breakfast, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, air-conditioning, hot tub, spa, room service, and restaurant and bar. The spa and restaurant and bar are the only amenities that will require you to pay extra.
Fiesta Casino Herradura still operates separately from the hotel, so if you wish to find accommodations elsewhere, here are some options in Herradura:
City Express rooms start at $100 a night and include complimentary wi-fi, breakfast, and parking. They are across the road from the Fiesta Casino.
Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel is more stylish and their number of rooms ensures that the hotel does not get too busy. A room here will cost you around $110 per evening and includes free breakfast.
Pirates Sports Bar & Grill is the restaurant located inside Fiesta Casino. This establishment is owned by the same parent company, CIRSA Gaming Corp. Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are provided to guests, but for anything larger, you will need to pay.
If you wish to eat somewhere other than the casino, the Wyndham Hotel provides the option of their Tropical seafood bar, which serves fresh fruits and seafood; Quatro Italian Cuisine, which offers Italian foods; and Sakura Japanese Restaurant, which offers various Asian items as well as their specialty sushi.
Other dining options are available throughout Herradura.