Hotel Yadran Beach Resort has partnered with Fiesta Casinos in Costa Rica to provide their guests with a quality gambling experience at their hotel. Fiesta Casino Yadran is the newest Fiesta Casino property in the country, and is located on Paseo de los Turistas in the Puntarenas province. Fiesta is a popular Costa Rican casino chain owned by the Spanish International Group of Gaming and Resorts. IGGR owns casinos throughout three continents; South America, Europe, and North Africa.
Fiesta Casino Yadran is just outside of San Jose, approximately 86 km from Juan Santamaria International Airport. The only modes of transport available are taxis and car rentals. Punt Arenas is a strip of land that extends into the Gulf of Nicoya. From here you are easily able to access the western part of the country, from the ferry, or the central and southern parts via its single highway. There are many beaches in this part of Costa Rica and you are less than an hour drive away from some of the rare black sand beaches that make the country famous.
Other nearby attractions include a plethora of nature reserves like the nearby Carara National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, and Arenal Volcano National Park – which is home to one of Costa Rica’s many active volcanoes.
The casino at Hotel Yadran Beach Resort is located inside the hotel building, on the second floor, in the area where their old casino used to be. The gaming floor is spacious and was remodeled after the introduction of the Fiesta Casino. This area includes both table games and electronic machines. The table games at Fiesta Casino Yadran are open from 5 PM to 5 AM every day while their slot machines are available 24/7.
This casino is relatively new and Fiesta Casinos made sure that they upgraded their facilities to match the changes in gambling technology. They have an extensive selection of both electronic slot machines and virtual table games including electronic roulette, video poker, and electronic blackjack. Another popular feature of the casino is the various tournaments and events that they offer which include cash poker tournaments and slot machine “free-bet” events.
The tournaments are the only high limit table games available at Fiesta Casino Yadran and are only offered if enough players register. A list of all upcoming events with their respective betting limits are available on their website. As for electronic games, a few slot machines offer higher bets, going up to as high as $10 per credit.
The hotel’s restaurant and bar are conveniently located one floor down and are easily accessible from the casino.
Fiesta Casino Yadran has a total of 5 standard table games and 2 event-only poker tables.
Rummy, basket, tute, Pai Gow Poker, and electronic roulette each have a single table available. Pai Gow is the most popular of these games and allows guests to play poker against the dealer at relatively low stakes. The minimum bet here is $5 a hand.
Their electronic roulette table features American Roulette rules which includes the double zero betting option.
Poker events feature both Texas Hold‘Em and Omaha with a variety of buy-in levels. Most tournaments are freeze-outs with the odd re-buy tournament. Final tables can draw in large crowds; especially if there was a lot of players, which increases the prize pool advertised over the final table.
The bulk of the 55 slot machines available at Fiesta Casino are made up of single and multi-denominational betting options.
The remaining slots are made up of 10 fruit classic slots, 5 progressive jackpot machines, 5 video poker slots, and 5 electronic blackjack machines. The progressive jackpots are both linked to in-house jackpots and the national fiesta casino jackpots which help to build up the huge progressive jackpot wins can occur here.
The electronic card games are also very popular as this is the only casino in Punt Arenas that offers them.
Since the casino is located within Hotel Yadran Beach Resort, this is your simplest option when looking for accommodation near Fiesta Casino. The hotel has multiple room options which range in price from $80 to $125 a night.
Amenities at the resort include free wi-fi, two restaurants and bars, complimentary breakfast, room service, two outdoor pools, and a conference center which can be hired out. The hotel is child-friendly and kids, under the age of 4, stay for free.
Other nearby hotels in the Punt Arenas area include:
Hotel Las Brisas which charges guests $100 a night for a standard room and has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and laundry service.
Hotel La Punta has a pool, lounge, kitchenette, and sports viewing area. A room will cost you at least $65 a night.
Two restaurants are available within Hotel Yadram Resort namely, Adriatico Restaurant and Los Delfines. Both of these options are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and close at 11 pm daily. International cuisines are the specialty of these restaurants, but you can expect to find a few locally sourced dishes as well. Vegetarian options are available at both restaurants.