Great location, staff and value!
31/05/2018 abs0lutev, Bozeman, Montana
Initially when I was thinking beach vacation I thought "all-inclusive" and I am so happy I found this place instead. You cannot beat the price of this hotel period. We upgraded to an ocean view with... more
Initially when I was thinking beach vacation I thought "all-inclusive" and I am so happy I found this place instead. You cannot beat the price of this hotel period. We upgraded to an ocean view with our own little patio and the entire week was less then one night at many other spots. The backpacker in me was excited to have the extra funds to explore.
The location is just on the edge of the city limits, however Tamarindo is a 15 min walk though the entire town. It sits on a hill and there are a lot of stairs to climb but it gives you a better view! Also, you do have to cross the only road in town to get to the beach but it is still so close. Our room set up through me off as the bed was in the middle of the room facing the ocean, with the incredible view it ended up making sense. The air conditioning worked well but the hot water did not. We had one hot shower all week, which you got used to the cold shower with the 90+ heat.
The highlight for us was the staff who were always warm and welcoming, especially Yaison. He gave us a fantastic welcome to Costa Rica and is very passionate about having tourists enjoy is country. He was a wealth of information and very genuine. He introduced us to what would become our favorite National beer, Pilzen, gave advice on tours and made sure we said hi to "Godzilla," the giant Iquana that lived in the tree next door. The way the pool and bar is set up is perfect and when you did not want to be tossed around in the ocean you still had a great view and a bar stool in the pool.
Once again the value was unbeatable and it was nice to know it is gated and secured at night. I highly recommend it to anyone that prefers their own adventure, especially since you get free surf, boogie board, kayak, rentals etc. from the surf shop ;-) And when you hear a crazy guttural, those are just the Howler Monkeys in the trees on the property. less