This family-owned business is located along the beaches of Guanacaste Province in northwest Costa Rica. They designed Flor De Itabo Hotel & Casino to be a quiet place for tourists to enjoy some of the many natural beauties that the country has on offer.
Flor De Itabo Hotel & Casino is quite far from the capital of San Jose and guests will need to make use of the airport in nearby Liberia if they want to avoid the 1+ hour drive to get to the casino. Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport is a 27 km drive from the casino and will take guests approximately 30 to 35 minutes to drive there. The hotel offers guests complimentary transport to and from the airport.
Flor De Itabo Hotel offers an array of tours throughout the nearby countryside, national parks, and beaches. The various national parks in the area offer long hikes to scenic locations as well as treetop canopy walks. Nearby parks include Estacion Experimental Forestal Horizontes, Santa Rosa National Park, and Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve. At the beach, you can enjoy a boat road on the Pacific, snorkeling, or surfing.
Flor De Itabo Casino is not very large, and all their games are located in a single gaming area. The casino is more of a hotel amenity and therefore only takes up a portion of the relatively small property. The casino is not designed like a typical casino and has large windows all around the room as well as tiled floors and wall mountings.
It is also rarely busy because of the quiet area and the limited number of games, but guests are attracted to it because of its convenience and occasional events. These events include poker cash games, which allow guests to benefit from fixed buy-ins and raised maximums. The normal table limits stop at $5 per bet.
Also, one of the highlights of the casino and main aspects that attracts guests to the casino is its bar that serves guests during games. Unfortunately, the casino is only open in the evenings from 8 PM to 2 AM.
There are just 6 table games available at the casino. These include a mix of poker, roulette, blackjack, and tute.
The roulette table is the most popular game at Flor De Itabo Hotel & Casino. The style played is American Roulette, so the wheel will have a “0” and “00” to bet.
Pai Gow and Caribbean Stud each have their own poker tables. The betting limits do not change at these tables. There is also a blackjack table on which the min and max betting limits are often adjusted for certain events.
One of the most unique games that can be found here is Tute. This is by all accounts a Spanish card game that is popular in Costa Rican casinos. Flor De Itabo Hotel & Casino has two of these tables available each with different limits available.
The casino at Flor De Itabo has a selection of 14 slot machines and does not offer any other electronic games. The slots are all new, updated video video reel machines that allow guests to either place a fixed bet or a variety of bets between spins.
The machines’ bets start at 500 Colones, the equivalent of $0.88, and go up to 3000 Colones, which is a little more than $5.
Flor De Itabo Hotel is the property that has a casino facility. Rooms are plentiful and they have different options ranging from standard rooms to bungalows, to luxury villa rooms. Prices start at $50 a night.
Room amenities may vary, with certain rooms including hot tubs, ocean views, and even kitchens. All guests have access to the various hotel amenities available, including free breakfast, a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, wi-fi, and parking.
Alternatively, you can try other local options like:
Marina Loft Apart Hotel offers more privacy as there are only a few rooms available to rent. A room will cost you at least $175 a night.
Hotel Colono Beach has room prices starting at $125 per night. They offer free wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, and access to a fitness center.
Coco Beach Hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and has facilities such as an outdoor pool, a casino, a sports bar, and self-service parking. A room here will cost between $125 and $150 a night.
Flor De Itabo Hotel & Casino has a restaurant and bar, of which the latter is open 24 hours a day. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating options and offers a casual environment for breakfast, lunch, or supper.
The cuisine is Italian and features various pasta, pizzas, steaks, and seafood. Vegetarians will also be able to find a few options catered to them. Room service is available for hotel guests.
Other nearby restaurants are Provecho Gastropub & Grill, Chorotacos, Restaurant Villa Italia, and Citron Restaurant.