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Flor y Bambu Hotel Glamping - Playa Grande - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (199 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Playa Grande, Flor y Bambu Hotel Glamping is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Las Baulas National Marine Park and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful! The hosts are always welcoming, and are concerned about your comfort throughout your stay. The facilities are just what we were looking for ... and they are upgrading too!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The tents are absolutely stunning, the gardens are magical and the hanging lights at night make you feel at paradise
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful and unique property. Staff is kind and friendly - gave great tips on local beaches. Love the outdoor showers and being able to hear the outside on the inside of our “tent”.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It’s probably one of the nicest glamming places I have gone to. The garden around each tent is lovely and the shower and bathroom area have a great size.
Cons: It’s a little far from playa grande
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Common kitchen, Open air showers, the Pool everything was great and fits perfectly
Cons: No airconditioner but that is fine with the fans
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stay, really helpful staff but the place Itself is fun. Great to have showers in the garden and the balcony area. We loved it! They even had bikes to help us get into town
Cons: Nothing! But you do need a car if you want to eat out for dinner, they do provide bikes but you can’t use them in the dark.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The weekend was amazing, you must stay here for a couple days to reset the feelings and release your best part with such a nice little place.
Cons: This place should deserve a five star award in the Glamping community around the world without a dude I say!!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is the second time I go to this glamping and is amazing, is a private place to go with your SO and have a blast. Just amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful setting of an exotic garden, spacious tent-rooms with own outdoor bathrooms, the most comfortable beds & mattresses in whole Costa Rica. Manager was very pleasant. Whole place was spotless clean. Short drive from a beautiful beach. Great place to stay.
Cons: It is a bit further from the beach, but we knew that.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a lovely property which makes a perfect use of the conditions in this sunny and dry area. You’re still not far from the best beaches and activities without being in the middle of the crowd. It provides a calm environment perfect to meet people from various location while you’re hanging on the side of the pool or just having a delicious home made breakfast. Thanks to Sophie and Nicolas you feel more home than in an “hotel”.
Cons: As usual, people may find something which doesn’t fit for them but for us (a family of 4) I can’t find anything.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The environment was spectacular, exceptionally clean and very welcoming. Lovely pool and the glamping tents felt luxurious. Outdoor showers were a big plus point.
Cons: Pity there was some work being carried out on site whilst we stayed here as it was a little noisy at times. Although I’m sure the work was necessary it would’ve been nice to have been informed prior to arrival. However, host was not present either for entire duration of our stay and only returned on the morning of our departure.
The White Sails - Tamarindo - Pool
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9.6 Excellent (198 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The White Sails in Tamarindo, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Canopy Vista Tamarindo. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice little BnB. Beautiful pool, very friendly host family and great & healthy breakfast.
Cons: I hope the payment (we have to pay the deposit through paypal) could be more clear up front.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I had a lovely stay at Les Voiles Blaches. The property and garden are beautiful and the hosts Karyn and Michael went above and beyond to make my stay extra special from arranging tours to making me a vegan and gluten free breakfast. Highly recommended!
Cons: There really isn’t anything to dislike! I would recommend that you rent a car if you plan on venturing out. Otherwise Karyn and Michael have a taxi service that can take you into Tamarindo for $15.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at Les Voiles Blanches B&B! The entire space is quiet, relaxing, and safe. The pool was clean/the perfect temperature and the hammocks strewn around the space were perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peaceful space. The room had everything we needed (great a/c and internet), comfortable king sized bed, and beautiful bathroom. The location was perfect, far enough away from trashy Tamarindo to be quiet/safe, but close enough to go to dinner and explore a wide array of beaches! Besides the amenities the hosts were fantastic! They were easy to communicate with, flexible, gave us wonderful recommendations (even set up sunset horseback riding for us) and provided a delicious breakfast! 10/10 would definitely book again and recommend staying here!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely everything. The hosts were so welcoming and friendly. Very genuine. The pool was serenity. The bathroom was something I had never seen: absolutely beautiful. Everything was amazing
Cons: I loved everything, nothing negative to say
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice pool and garden, lovely setting , small scale hotel (4 rooms) , very friendly and helpful people, privacy , clean and well maintained place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well located, near to all the best beaches in Guanacaste. The pool is amazing and very quiet. The hosts are very kind. The room was confortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic experience,luxury and romantic vibes in this family own little bed and breakfast. The open roof shower is a must try! Lovely experience and people!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is absolutely stunning, the rooms are cozy, and the food is delicious! The hosts are extremely friendly, welcoming, and just fantastic people. This B&B is a little piece of heaven - it is truly a hidden gem and a must stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner were charming and very helpful. We consider ourselves lucky to have found it. We intend to be back soon. Thanks for a great weekend
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing little property a short drive from Tamarindo. Quiet and peaceful location with great access to a number of beaches provided you have a car. Karene and Michael were wonderful hosts! Soo welcoming and attentive. They had great knowledge of the area and made fantastic suggestions on beaches to visit, restaurants to dine in and the best spots for sunset. Breakfast was brilliant, although more of a set breakfast rather than a menu. I would definitely stay here again !
Cons: Nothing
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Jardín del Edén Boutique Hotel - Adults Only in Tamarindo, you'll be next to a golf course, and a 3-minute walk from Tamarindo Beach and 9 minutes by foot from Grande Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is very well located. It is very cozy perfect for couples.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was excellent, fresh, and perfectly prepared with a great variety from day to day. Always served quickly and by a wonderful staff. Truly, exceptional all the way around. The décor, grounds, the elegance of the entire property were above and beyond my highest expectations. When a raccoon moved onto the roof of our suite on night two, Tatiana graciously upgraded us to a more decadent room with a Jacuzzi tub, gorgeous and absolutely exceptional. It's right in town and easy access to the shops, the beach and restaurants. We opted for the plan that includes breakfast and dinner, which I highly recommend. A great value, but also super convenient and absolutely delicious every time.
Cons: I can't think of a single thing! It rained a few time, but hardly the hotels doing! they had umbrellas and slip signs to assist.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! It was so amazing. The food was amazing, the staff was so polite, the place is so gorgeous and clean and quiet. Definitely one of the best places I ever been to. Geeez, and amazing views of gorgeous Costa Rica.
Cons: The only thing was the Raccoons on the roof making noise at night when u trying to sleep but it wasn’t too bad. I would definitely love to go back!
6.0 Good
Pros: The garden
Cons: The design of the room, the food .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great service with relaxing energies. Pura vida
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful gardens. Quiet Pool. Resident iguanas. Lovely private area on the beach only a short walk down the path.
Cons: Bathroom Towels were definitely on the small size but at least separate pool/beach towels available.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is nice. The rooms and bathroom are in a decent size and are comfortable.. The poo area is very nice and dining in this area is really make you feel good!
Cons: Although we did like the breakfast , dinner was less appealing ( it is half board) for us. The way to the beach of the hotel is quite long ( it is good that they have their “own” beach)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel in Tamarindo, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Tamarindo Beach and a 4-minute drive from Grande Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location. Walk to beach, town, free parking, howlers and igrauanas in the AM. On site services, such as spa, pool, restaurant. Absolutely perfect!
Cons: Not much
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This location is awesome because it is on a beach that is swimmable with fewer rocks. The staff were fun and very helpful. The rooms were very clean and really comfortable beds. My friend stayed in one of the beachside bungalows and that room was really cool! Worth the extra $.
Cons: The food could use some improvement.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, friendly staff, great food and helpful concierge to plan activities
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The resort is beautiful and its location was amazing. I loved the fact that I could walk from the pool right to the beach. The sunsets were out of this world. The food was delicious. The staff was very friendly. Gustavo and Maricela were incredible . Always willing to go the extra mile. It was also nice to be surrounded by nature. I LOVED THIS PLACE!!!!!
Cons: There was nothing that I disliked about the resort.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Natural setting throughout
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff, Perfect Management welcome, Beautiful setting and a fascinating Abundance of wild Fauna.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff is super accommodating and friendly. They aim to please and are very responsive ... Impressed by them all.
Cons: Food was generally good especially nachos poolside. Nice buffet breakfast. Dinner salad and a few appetizers for dinner were just ok.
Overview Reviews
Situated on the top of a mountain with 22 acres of jungle surrounding its pristine beauty lies Tamarindo’s Los Altos De Eros Small Luxury Hotel and Spa. Los Altos De Eros means “the heights of love” in Spanish and we have been creating unforgettable memories for our guests since 2005. We are ‘adults only’ and no children are allowed. Our staff of 18 is here to ensure every guest enjoys every minute of their vacation. Offering luxury spa services from massages to wraps and pedicures, culinary excellence and activities such as cooking class with fresh local food, workout facilities, hiking trails and yoga, concierge level service, complimentary transportation to beaches and Tamarindo. Come visit us on your next vacation and create unforgettable memories, experience the beauty of nature and enjoy complete relaxation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kindness. Everyone was extremely pleasant, greetings, asking us how we were. The food was superb for lunch, dinner and snacks. Free shuttle bus was excellent. Loved the outside shower and the spa.
Cons: The travel to and from the airport or places outside of Tamarindo was pricey. We flew into San Jose and had no idea how far Tamarindo was.
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel - Adults only in Tamarindo, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It was amazing dzen-feeling property. Oasis in downtown Tamarindo. Room was spacious, light, and clean. The hotel was well-maintained and you can see owners take pride in it. I loved the board games by the pool and the fact that they provided beach chairs, boogie boards, and coolers! For free! Stuff was always ready to help and accommodate any sitiatuon! Great place!
Cons: From the description I thought that hotel is closer to the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: My wife and i went to Costa Rica on our honeymoon, and we spent our final five days at the Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel. We absolutely loved it, hated to leave and can’t wait to come back again. Everything from the location, to the ambiance and decor, and especially the staff, was top notch. We can’t imagine staying anywhere else in Tamarindo.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything about this hotel. Small, quiet, convenient, clean, friendly and knowledgeable staff, clean and warm pool, close to town, excellent food, comfortable large rooms, inexpensive, wow!
Cons: There really wasn't anything at all to complain about.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dear Marie, thank you so much for 5 wonderful nights at your hotel. You have a beautiful hotel, your recommondations where to eat, where to have a surfboard and where to find the secret beaches were fantastic.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Marie was the best! Answered all of our questions and handled all of our requests, to include booking dinner and tour reservations. Tamarindo Bay Boutique is a quiet peaceful gem in a bustling neighborhood. We loved the house pups - Lily, Jemima, and Turby!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Its superclean, the welcoming is very nice, the room is spacious, no outside noise. The pool is amazing, breakfast supergood, all more than fine
Cons: Its expensive, but definitely worth the value
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quite, clean, great breakfast very friendly staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was great and Marie was lovely! We could tell that the property was well looked after and maintained. The service we received was excellent. We were able to rent our a portable cool box and boogie boards free of charge to take down to the beach. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Cons: We were super happy with everything. Tiny downside was that the hotel next door has an outdoor restaurant and was a little noisy, but not past 10pm.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole hotel was gorgeous. Our room opened out onto the pool and the furnishings (in the room and common areas) were so pretty. Beds were super comfy and the shower was great. Everybody at the hotel was very friendly and helpful too, even organising our transport back to San Jose for us. We loved our stay here, wish we were staying longer.
7.1 Good
Cons: Breakfast served too late. Should start at 6 am
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Small calm oasis right in the heart of Tamarindo. Great small pool in the center of the little complex and great communal seating area. Fab breakfast! My favorite thing about this property was that they are super environmentally conscious
Cons: Nothing to dislike
Tee-K Lodge - Tamarindo - Pool
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9.5 Excellent (82 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tamarindo, Tee-K LODGE is within a 15-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Claire and Steve were great hosts - fluent in French and able to speak English and Spanish. Claire made us breakfast every morning - a different choice each day! They also leant us an umbrella, chairs and a cooler/esky for the beach. Claire helped us with recommendations for some more private beaches, the best supermarket to go to and the best restaurant in the area! The room was amazingly comfortable, a super sized king size bed and a solid air conditioner!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is magnificent! The rooms are very nicely decorated, and the yard and pool are just beautifull and fun to relax. Breakfast was also very good. But above all, the hosts Claire and Steve were very nice to us and helped us wuth everything that we needed, including some very good tips on the best beaches to visit. We liked the place a lot and would definitely return if we ever visit Tamarindo again (hopefully)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: an environment to reconnect with nature, enjoy with the family, safe and quiet Everything was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Exceptionnal!!! Everything was great. I would highly recommend this place and i will be back for sure!!! Thanks a lot!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything about teek lodge, the breakfast was amazing, I miss it everyday haha. The environment calm and relaxing, and the owners where super nice. Would definitely stay there again❤️ Merci beaucoup Steve et Claire
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owners Claire and Steve are very attentive and will help you any time.The room is very clean and convenient. You really feel like you are at home.Breakfast is so nice!I will definitely return there if I have a chance.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice Location with nice owner
Cons: WiFi could be better
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was simple and so delish! Amazing family owed and ran B and B!! Definitely would come back again!!
Cons: A little hard to find, but owner came out and met us on the road!!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Steve and Claire, the owners are super nice and accommodating. The rooms are very spacious, clean and nicely decorated and the garden & pool area very nicely done. The house is only a few minutes away from the Tamarindo crossing. The Huevos Rancheros for breakfast were super nice btw! :)
Overview Reviews
An oasis of comfort and style awaits all travelers at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa. Luxury amenities coupled with a spot in paradise makes our hacienda-style hotel the ideal destination for your Costa Rican getaway. Start your trip by soaking up exquisite relaxation in our rooms and suites, each complete with beautiful views of Guanacaste, luxurious bedding and 24-hour room service. After a day of traveling, pamper yourself with a soothing bath in our bathrooms complete with marble décor. Indulge in luscious treatments at our hotel spa, or dip your toes in our sparkling pool. When the cravings arise, treat yourself to one of the flavorful cuisines prepared by our experienced chefs. Cut into a tender steak or excite your taste buds with Italian fare or Asian fusion. Close out an invigorating day at one of the many beaches surrounding our resort before retreating to your room for a restful evening. At JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, you can immerse yourself in true relaxation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed the private beach that you could walk and walk and just see the natural unspoiled beauty of the coast. The buffet at the Mansitta restaurant was so delicious. The staff were all extremely friendly and spoke excellent English. It was a restful and rejuvenating part of our trip. The view from the ocean view room was incredible.
7.1 Good
Pros: The hotel is at least 1.25 hours from the airport and is about .5 hours from Tamarindo, so it is fairly isolated. There's no music/DJ at the pool and no real entertainment. The hotel does have daily activities, which is nice. The water is rough, so there aren't any water sports/activities. The property grounds and pool are well kept. However, the buildings and some of the rooms are in need of cleaning and overall maintenance. Despite such, the ocean front views are beautiful and the 1.5 suite was gorgeous. The staff is absolutely amazing, professional, and polite, especially the room service staff (shout out to Juan Diego- who was awesome). Overall I'd give the property 4 stars. However, if I return to the area, I will try an all inclusive. With all of the taxes and fees, I never paid less than $50 for a meal/snack for myself and my son (i.e. $10 for an order for french fries, $4.50 or $5.00 for a coke, +13% tax, +10% gratuity). Stop at duty free and buy liquor. Alcoholic beverages are reasonably priced, but you get one short poured shot measured in a jigger with a lot of ice and juice.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful views on the coast, the facility was wonderful and had great service. Rooms were large enough for four of us to share for a week.
Cons: The resort is far from just about everything else. It's a 15 minute ride to the nearest town and $7 per person each way for a shuttle. All the adventures are at least a 2 hour bus ride, or more.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean, bed comfortable and the view towards the pool and ocean was amazing. All hotel staff were very attentive and courteous. Starting upon arrival with the bellhop (Rodney), reservation desk, concierge desk (Karol who helped us with the restaurant reservations and printing boarding passes), restaurants staff members (Kimberly, Karen, Kerling, Meriz, Edward, Gerald, Roy Campos and Esteban Campos) of the various resturants (Sabanero Steakhouse, Tamarine, Azul Pool Grill and Mansita) and housekeeping (Leidy who kept our room immaculate and surprised us every day with a different animal made of towels).
Cons: Unfortunately, it is very isolated but it is great if you are looking for peace and quiet. The hour and ten minutes from the airport is a bit tiresome ride and most of the tour destinations are also a few hours away. Other than the location, it's a beautiful and first class hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room with the balcony
Cons: The aircon was noisy
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We loved how friendly and helpful the staff was. We also loved the privacy of the rooms and the beauty of the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food, the staff, the bar, the decorations was fantastic. The view from the room spectacular.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Your place is far from everything and you over charge for travel
8.2 Excellent
Pros: The grounds were amazing. View of sunsets are perfect.
Cons: Terrible overpriced food. Staff seemed cranky.
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas - Tamarindo - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (476 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Where the ultimate luxury getaway meets comfort, style, nature and the pinnacle of personalized service, Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas is your destination for relaxation and adventure. Nestled amid old-growth trees and native tropical vegetation, our beach resort is celebrated for not only our world-class service and dedication to our guests, but also our mission to celebrate and protect the beauty of Costa Rica. Situated on the white sand beach, just a few steps from Tamarindo, our guests are treated to superior amenities and services, whether you're coming to us for a family retreat, or a romantic wedding or honeymoon. Offering open-air yoga, surf instruction, spa treatments and a wide array of activities and packages to suit any taste, Cala Luna delivers only premier quality, combining elegant taste, individualized care and respect for nature. Whether your definition of luxury embodies reclining behind fluttering curtains in a poolside cabana, soaking up the sunshine from your lounge chair on a secluded beach, or sipping cocktails from our lounge under the starlight, once you arrive at Cala Luna, you'll know you've arrived where you belong.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Personalized experience. good facility. close to town.
Cons: Slightly older facility
7.1 Good
Cons: Lunch was terrible. Poolside drinks below average
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Everything!!! The staff was very friendly specially the guy who made our Mexican breakfast
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place! We took the villa with the pool it was huge. Great size pool. The hotel pool is also great, love the food! Great options for vegetarian. Amazing staff and service.
Cons: The only think we didn't like was the beach it was a bit rocky but there are planty of beautiful beaches near by
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing stay at the Cala Luna. Food was really good, staff very helpful, rooms were lovely and clean, grounds were well maintained. We had a massage which was lovely and the morning Yoga was very relaxing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything from the staff to the services and the locations. Their attention to details was amazing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful!
Cons: The only thing was the housekeeping was less than thorough
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Food is great, do not need to go elsewhere You have yoga classes, fitness classes Complimentary sunset cocktail
Cons: Tea not organic, could be organic
Ten North Tamarindo Beach Hotel - Tamarindo - Building
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9.2 Excellent (330 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tamarindo, Ten North Tamarindo Beach Hotel is by the ocean, a 1-minute drive from Tamarindo Beach and 7 minutes from Tamarindo Church. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very sweet staff, amazing breakfasts, nice little pool - refreshing after a long day at the beach! Great location as well, very short walk to the beach and all the restaurant and bars.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great central location, amazing breakfast, very helpful staff and lovely, clean pool and apartments.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was great. Room was clean. Food was good
Cons: Only thing was the mosquitos but we bought repellent and we’re fine
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good location, close to beach Very friendly staff Good breakfast, local food and amazing natural juices I also appreciate their sustainability efforts
Cons: Sometimes it’s a bit too loud, due to music and nearby skatepark. However, nights are pretty calm.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel has a very helpful and friendly staff with a terrific location. The daily, home-cooked breakfast was delicious!! Gracias for a wonderful stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect for exploring Tamarindo, 5 minute walk from the beach and main strip. It's like a mini oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was delicious. Wish I'd stayed longer than 2 nights. My room was upgraded before I arrived, lovely little private patio area outside the room. Felt safe the whole time.
Cons: Nothing the place was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place! Very nice and helpful staff. Our room was clean and cosy. Great location - just 5 minutes to the beach and city center with all the restaurants and shops. Just across the street was a supermarket. Water in the pool was clean and warm. Bed - super comfortable! Each day we have had something new for breakfast and every time it was delicious. Overall, we liked everything! Highly recommended!
Cons: Everything was great. No complains.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Matteo was very friendly and attentive to our needs and questions, he really made sure the simplest question was properly addressed and overall it made us feel they really care about providing the best guest experience. Location was perfect close to main shops, beach and restaurants.
Cons: Missed having a tall mirror in the room.
Drift Away Eco Lodge - Playa Negra - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (72 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Drift Away Eco Lodge in Veintisiete de Abril, you'll be near the beach and 14 minutes by foot from Avellana Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We believe people "make" the place, and in this instance the place AND the people were above and beyond our expectations. This is our fourth trip to Costa Rica, and AVellanes/Lagarillo is new to us. We knew it was remote and weren't sure of the accommodations when booking. We were blown away by the friendly service, the amazing (free) breakfast and the loaner mountain bikes and surfboards. Everything was included, except drinks. Also, their stance on environmentally-sustainable offerings (like soap, water - no single use plastics, etc. - was very appreciated)
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Paul and Lisa were welcoming hosts and readily available to answer questions. The property was well maintained and breakfast was good - especially the fresh fruit. We loved the location, walking distance to the beach and a short drive to some restaurants. A big plus was a 5 or 10 minute drive to Villa Deevena - an amazing gourmet restaurant experience. Seriously, look up the New York Times review. We had another destination in mind after this stop and later wished we had skipped it and just stayed here for a few more days. The pool was clean and inviting and this would be a great place to spend a lazy week. I liked the coded keyless room entry so that you don't have to carry a key.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa with our family and it was great! It was ver clean and spacious. The manager Paul was awesome!!! He was very attentive and gave us great dinner recommendations.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was exceptionally clean, and the rooms were adorable and comfortable. I appreciated the details like providing coffee, tea, and bottled water. This hotel is definitely one to book if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway. It's just a short drive to nearby (delicious restaurants) and I appreciated the free breakfast!
Cons: If you're a surfer, you will need to take a (very short) drive to the beach - Which isn't a bad thing but if you're looking for walking distance to the surf then just be aware of this. The only other improvement would be to have doors on the bathrooms.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very friendly, nice pool, clean, free water and bikes, good breakfast. Key less entry was convenient. Enviormentally conscience.
Cons: Wish the refrigerator was empty instead of a mini bar. Lodge felt safe but would like a safe in the room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location: just in front of quiet Lagartillo beach. We were very happy with our lodge and we felt we were in a beautiful oasis. Very friendly Managers and the swimming pool area is amazing. Highly recommended for a few days around Playa Avellana (You can borrow a surf/body board and a bicycle at the property but it's more comfortable if you have a car).
Cons: The road to the property.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: When we pulled in to the Drift Away after a few days in La Fortuna we thought it might be a little quiet for us. I can only say that the our stay was remarkable in every way. First the owners were delightful, fun and very helpful with information about the area. The pool was beautiful, the rooms were clean and attractive, Our favorite spot was the hammocks where, after breakfast we would lie in the hammocks for an hour and just drift. The whole experience was restorative. Breakfasts were really wonderful with fresh juice and fruit and a menu of eggs, toast and rice and beans, or several other choices. I loved the granola and yogurt with fruit and local honey. The beaches in the area, Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra and Playa Junquillal were each beautiful and wonderful to walk along and swim. Thank you Drift Away for a vacation that we won't soon forget.
Cons: I don't have any negatives
La Marejada - Playa Grande - Building
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9.3 Excellent (106 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring an outdoor pool and a restaurant, La Marejada is located in Playa Grande. Free WiFi and massage services are available on site. A private entrance, air conditioning and a seating area are offered in each room at La Majejada. A bathroom comes with a bath and a shower. Guests can relax on a balcony or on the terrace. The property offers a garden and a bar. There is also a dining area and laundry facilities. Free parking is provided. The hotel is 400 metres away from Las Baulas National Marine Park.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, great location for surfing and food was wonderful. Rooms clean and very well air conditioned
Cons: No beach chairs and towels available
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owners, great swimming pool, AC, good restaurant.
Cons: Room could be a bit higher (my head was close to hit the fan) and beds could have been a bit better. But nice surf hotel!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and relaxing hotel that is about 25 min outside of Tamarindo. Personally that is where I spent most of my time but I still had a nice relaxing stay here. If you are planning to experience most of your time in Tamarindo you could stay in Tamarindo but it might be too loud as there is a lot going on. If you plan to stay here at this property I would suggest getting a rental car. Overall good hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great little cozy inn
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Grounds were beautiful, staff was friendly and the restaurant was delicious. Couldn't have asked for a better spot in Playa Grande!
Occidental Tamarindo - Tamarindo - Building
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9.1 Excellent (5,693 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Tamarindo property is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Tamarindo Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Grande Beach. Tamarindo Church and Canopy Vista Tamarindo are also within 6 mi (10 km).
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The food and the service.
Cons: The room had a water leak. The check-in was very slow
7.0 Good
Cons: No free wifi and remodeling during our stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The environment with the weather in that hotel make us vip
Cons: The beach a lot rocks
4.2 Okay
Pros: On arrival the check In process seemed very disoriented... the room wasn’t particularly clean the bath tub looked like I needed a good scrub. The hair dryer was broken. On the evening the have hotel entertainment but it very noisy and we could here it from our hotel room... I stayed at two other beautiful hotels in Costa Rica that we cheaper and just generally more beautiful and enjoyable. The all inclusive was what you would expect buffet food and cheap alcohol.. the only good thing was one friendly staff member at dinner but as someone who travels a lot I wouldn’t recommend this hotel
La Ramona Charming Hotel - Tamarindo - Pool
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9.2 Excellent (176 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at La Ramona Charming Hotel in Tamarindo, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really nice breakfast, owners couldn't do enough to make sure you were comfortable and had a good breakfast. Really nice large memory foam bed! Really nice shower. Fridge and coffee maker available.
Cons: Wifi could have been better. Would like to be able to pay by credit card.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Host is really helpful and kind. The hotel is very beautiful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was perfect Room was super clean and spacious Great breakfast It was really nice everything about it The owner and staff are amazing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice small hotel, very comfortable room. Breakfast was great, even lots of glutenfree options!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This beautiful Hotel from Marianna was the best while our stay in Costa Rica. The rooms are stunning- very modern, big and perfect designed. Very comfortable. The Garden is sweet and the pool very good for refreshing. A wonderfull little paradise. And Marianna made our stay to something really special. She was so friendly and welcoming and she has an eye for details. Breakfast was super! Thank you so much for this amazing experience!!! We come back!
Cons: -
7.5 Good
Pros: Wonderful friendly owner, Lovely decoration, Pool, Very good breakfast
Cons: Arrival was pretty bad, since staff only spoke Spanish and didn’t have our reservation at first, since my surname was only on a hand-written note and misspelled. This was a bit weird when taking into account the high ratings also advertised at the small reception In retrospective to other accommodations during our whole holiday of three weeks too pricey for what you get
Casa Mapache B&b - Tamarindo - Building
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9.3 Excellent (89 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Casa Mapache B&B in Tamarindo, you'll be next to a golf course and 12 minutes by car from Monkey Park. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great owning family who were so kind and helpful and a lovely tranquil setting
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A lovely breakfast
Cons: A nice place in a relaxing environment
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hotel rooms, lovely people, fresh good breakfast, great pool, the perfect destination to just relax
Cons: It was a little bit far from the beach and the city
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Stephanie & family were so helpful and friendly; even accommodated us when we arrived too early! She gave us a great recommendation for a non-touristy beach to visit and also a good reataurant to go to on our way to our next destination, complete with the chance to see gorgeous parrots (missed the Toucan that day but apparently it’s often on view as well). The rooms were lovely, the pool and landscaping were beautiful, and the ambiance was relaxed and welcoming. Would definitely return if we’re ever in the area again!
Cons: Can’t think of anything! Only perhaps wish we could have stayed for longer!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Property was well maintained - beautiful grounds, loved the pool, most comfortable bed we have slept in since we have been here (have been in Costa Rica for 3 months) Super quiet at night. Owners are very friendly and breakfast was made while we waited - not a mass produced hotel type thing. Case Mapache is outside the busyness of Tamarindo (which is exactly what we wanted.) Owners suggested a fantastic dinner place just down the road - Punta Tranquilo - excellent as well. We loved this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The locstion is at a very quiet place but still accesiblr for many places.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I love this place and I would recommend it with a pleasure. The owners are very helpful and warm people and they make you feel at home. Aircondition, kitchen part are very good. I liked the garthen, monkey outside, bird....a paradise.
Hotel In The Shade - Adults Only - Tamarindo - Pool
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9.1 Excellent (629 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel In the Shade - Adults Only, you'll be centrally located in Tamarindo, within a 5-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and limited parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Pool and rooms
Cons: AC sounds like a truck
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Noting. We were robbed inside the room while sleeping. Insecure, absurd attitude of the staff!! Ridiculous!
Cons: ABSURD!!! SOMEONE ENTERED OUR ROOM WHILE WE WERE SLEEPING AND STOLEN OUR THINGS!!! THE SAME HAPPENED IN 3 OTHER ROOMS! They stole iPhones, Apple watch, drone, camera, iPad, jewels, money, etc. After that we have searched and found that the same kind of robbery happened 3 months ago at the hotel and they did noting to improve the security! The place is COMPLETELY unsafe!! The manager Oreana and staff Maria Belem and Cindy Porras, who were in charge, were totally evasive, denying to collaborate, to help us with the police and strongly refusing to show us the images of the security system. They stated that our belongings should be in the safe even while we were sleeping, as if it wasn’t safe to be inside the room. The owner/manager has done nothing: did not reimburse any of the losses and, more shocking: charged us for the night we were robbed! It was very clear to us that their goal was to get away with their responsibility, while it should have been to try to solve the case and assist the guests. RIDICULOUS ATTITUDE!! NEVER GO THERE, THEY WILL ROB YOU!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loooooooved our stay at In The Shade! The hotel is so clean, so beautiful and confortable! We got a low season deal which was great because the full price was out of our low-budget-trip. The staff is great and helpful. The location is great too, just out of the main noisy way, but close enough to groceries, restaurants and the beach. In the Shade was the coup de coeur of our trip!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice, new and stylish hotel, great pool, nice breakfast café, good location in Tamarindo, central but still quiet, I would sta here again anytime.
Cons: The AC in my room was so loud that it was impossible to run it at night. There's still a fan so it was ok.
6.3 Good
Pros: The hotel is nice and is in a good locatin. Comfortable clean rooms with a great balcony and a big swimming pool in the center of the hotel.
Cons: Not water pressure at all. Almost impossible to take a shower... No hot water for the 3 nights we stayed there. (The staff tried to fix it but failed throughout our stay)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It was an amazing stay there. Staff is really friendly and helpful. It was so clean and a great swimming pool in the middle of the area. The room was modern and well equiped. I really would recommend it.
Cons: Price was a bit high. But we realized soon that it was not only the hotel, but the whole area - its a tourist area and therefore prices are higher. So in the end, it was ok, also considering that the quality was really good.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Enjoyed watching the infinity pool change colour! Rooms are stylish with a well appointed bathroom and hot shower. Comfortable bed with good sheets.
Cons: Staff left at 5.30pm. Apart from swimming pool limited facilities (no TV) within the hotel but there are plenty of options nearby.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff where amazing they where so helpful with everything including great recommendations. The whole place is exceptionally clean which makes the stay very relaxing. Its in a convenient location only a short walk to the beach and most things in Tamarindo. Defiantly recommend this property.
Hotel Arco Iris - Tamarindo - Pool
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9.1 Excellent (326 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Arco Iris in Tamarindo, you'll be in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Owner, Richard went out of his way to greet us, arrange transfers and help us! His staff were amazing also!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was great, prefect location, chilled, comfortable, clean, great staff, and value for money during our stay was outstanding. Wish I'd stayed longer. Just perfect.
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: Breakfast was great. Rooms were clean, location excellent.
Cons: The lady working the front had a can't-be-bothered attitude that was off-putting. I ended up paying more than $150/night and probably could have stayed closer to the beach for that price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds of the hotel were beautiful gardens. The staff was friendly and the restaurant was delicious.
Cons: Nada! Everything was great.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Loved my bungalow. Especially the bathroom. Staff and Richard very helpful. Would stay again
Cons: Found it hard to dislike anything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and friendly staff
Cons: Nothing!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were clean. Private nice for couples
Cons: Far from beach. Need to work on the very simple breakfast menu
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Richard and staff were extremely helpful & friendly. Their breakfast is also delicious.
Cons: I would recommend posting safe directions in the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, cleanliness, staff, amenities,surroundings. It was all great. Perfect!
Cons: Nothing. Seasons was closed which is the restaurant. Would have enjoyed it if it were open
9.2 Excellent
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10.0 Excellent
Pros: Arco Iris had a great feel to it. The pool is very nice. Richard is a super cool guy and is extremely friendly. We had to leave at 4:00 am to catch our flight and Richard gave us some fruit, muffins, and juice. He offered that up without us even asking. We were very happy with the location. You are just far enough from the noise of the main street, but still able to walk to everything. The beach is maybe a 5 minute walk. There is a walking path from the hotel to a road with tons of great restaurants. If you feel like staying in for a nice meal, they lease their dining space to one of the best restaurants in Tamarindo, Seasons by Shlomy. We traveled to 4 different cities in Costa Rica and this hotel was our favorite by far.
Cons: The air conditioner in our room was kind of weak. It worked a little better at night. We weren't around much during the day so it didn't bother us much.
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tamarindo Dreams Villas with Private Pool in Tamarindo, you'll be near the bay, within a 5-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Roomy villa and well equipped! Private pool was awesome and a short walk to the beach or into town for dining and shopping . Very private (which we like)! Staff was super friendly and helpful—Eric is the best “guide”—he arranged an incredible adventure day of zip lining, horseback riding and hot springs with mud bath for us which we will always remember!
Cons: I just wish that we could have had access to the hammocks and beach chairs but we were told they are exclusive to Cala Luna guests. Seems like they could work out an arrangement? Despite that, we absolutely loved our time in Costa Rica!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Size of villa
Cons: Too far to walk to main area of Tamarindo and transport expensive
7.5 Good
Pros: Space
Cons: Only one TV No kettle No iron or ironing board Shower temperature temperamental Chair in each room needed
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Spacious villa, private pool and parking. The site was quiet and private between villas. The town with shops and restaurants was about 1 km so very close. You can also rent golf carts for the day which is great for families with infants.
Cons: Access to the beach (there was an access close to the property but there was rocks there and it wasn’t swimmable) was a little far but within walk distance. The villa needs newer and additional pots and pans for cooking.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location , staff, comfort off the villa, the vibe
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the private pool and glad to have washer and dryer and full size refrigerator and loved seeing and hearing the monkeys in the trees right out the front door
Cons: The place did not have a hair dryer and we could have used more towels for 5 people and did want coffee in the morning they had a coffee maker but had no filters or coffee
Pipe House Playa Grande - Playa Grande - Outdoors view
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9.1 Excellent (158 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pipe House Playa Grande in Playa Grande, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: -close to the beach, very secluded -the pipes look fun -well equipped kitchen -close to the boat to Tamarindo
Cons: -the beach doesn't have any shade, so renting out umbrellas would be great -the pipes are tiny, especially if you have luggage -the beach is very quiet, but that also means there isn't much infrastructure, few restaurants etc - we ended up going to Tamarindo most days
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Filipe was fabulous... a very generous and gracious host. The environment was comfortable and welcoming. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed meeting other travellers.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We really liked the location of the hostel, it was REALLY close to the beach. Because the hostel is a little bit far from Tamarindo, the beach wasn't crowded, the waves were good and we could rent a board directly at the hostel, so it was perfect for surfing. We stayed for 5 nights and the bed was confortable and it was possible to book tour directly with the owner of the place. There is restaurants near the hostel which are really tasty!! A big thumbs-up to the owner, Filipe, who was always there available for us, booking tours and answering our questions. He even changed our tire ( Mucho gracias!!)
Cons: We would have like to have some storage for our luggages like a box with a lock outside the room to have more space :)(eventhough its possible to put your bags under the bed)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A really unique place to stay. The room was very comfortable and the shared areas were nice. We enjoyed being close to the beach.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I chose this place because of its uniqueness... steps from the beach, you can always hear the waves crashing... the pipes are a cozy little home. They definitely did not disappoint... the place is as cute and charming as the photos make you believe. It is also very clean and the cleaning staff work very hard to keep it up. Felipe is very welcoming and is always available either in person or via phone to answer questions and to arrange surfing lessons. Another plus is that Playa Grande is much quieter than nearby Tamarindo. Beach sunsets are the best!
Cons: It is best to have a car when you stay here because the beach is very hot and walking with luggage seemed like a daunting task. However, it is only a $25USD cab ride from Tamarindo... and if you are going for the day just a short walk and $1 boat ride away...
La Botella de Leche - Hostel - Tamarindo - Pool
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9.0 Excellent (624 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at La Botella de Leche - Hostel in Tamarindo, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Tamarindo Beach and Grande Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Massive kitchen, great pool, great staff, nice aircon in the room. Comfy beds with attached bathroom which was always clean. Good location, quiet. Good place to meet travellers
Cons: Price was cheaper if you don't book thru booking.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff is super friendly and helpful. They showed us around and help us to find beaches and more
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff who were always keen for a chat and helped me with anything I needed. The place is close to a supermarket and gym. It was quiet when I stayed there so I got an entire 8 bed dorm to myself.
Cons: Probably not for those who want to meet a bunch of people and party. I wasn’t there for that so didn’t mind!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Amazing staff Perfect swimming pool and super clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: i like the big family room and the big kitchen that you can bring food and cook your self. and a nice small swiming pool.
Cons: maybe it,s time to buy some new pot,s and pans..........
5.8 Okay
Pros: Gym, swimming pool and outdoor common areas <3
Cons: bugs, worn-out beds and fairly disgusting sheets. A few of my dorm mates had brought their own sleeping bag - very good idea!