This hotel and grounds will work for you - affordable, convenient and secure. Free breakfast with a variety "A La Carte Menu " choices. It's fresh but nothing outstanding. The property is spacious with many different suites. Rooms with balconies facing the ocean are amazing. The pool is comfortable and clean. The bar has a Happy Hour, management is exceptional and accommodating, staff are very kind.
Tour Guide - We used a local guide who spoke English fluently. Victor from VIC TOURS is very experienced, honest, friendly and accommodating. Spent a full day with him doing a private guided tour to visit crocodiles, monkeys and stunning birds. Visited an iguana park and ended the day Zip-lining. Victor will tailor your tour to your specific interests. He also offers private fishing trips or ATVing. His price is VERY reasonable. Contact him at email@example.com or (011) 506-8548-0059. He will pick you up at the airport or drop you off (Best Western can also arrange this service).
Overall, the hotel is CLEAN and MAINTAINED! The suite was clean and bedding was comfortable. The decor, washrooms and furniture are dated but serve its purpose. It's the vintage of most BW, Holiday Inn etc. The hotel suites and patio furniture need upgrading. The property has so much to offer and can do with minor cosmetic modifications. This is wonderful value for the daily rate. The best part is that you are on the beach once you leave the property. Cross the road and in four minutes in the ocean. It is on the edge of Tamarindo so it's not busy. A seven minute walk along the main commercial street puts you at the centre of the action. Check out Wabi-Sabi for Japanese. Delicious, very fresh and reasonable. less