I know many of you travel to relax in the quiet solitude. My idea of relaxing is a bit different. I want to be right in the center of the action, I will lie in quiet when I die to relax and live while I am alive. Somewhere there is activity as close to 24-7 as possible.
I had my heart set on Capitan ( only because of the animals) but the rates came back so poor on a comparitive basis. Barcelo is my failsafe right now although it does not seem to be in center but I found November weekend rates of $132 which are excellent considering CS wanted 160. I would like to stay as close to $125 a night if possible. The lower the better, I do not need room service, or 5 star anything. WIFI onsite somewhere is a necessity as well.
I do not need AI if I am walking distance to food, although I will not sit down dine alone. I want to find a place where I have a better chance of meeting up with other solo travelers to eat, surf, tour etc... I want to be near an area i can wade or swim and take a few easy surf lessons and have access to sunset boat tours. I do not need a room on the beach but a room I can get back to at night/early morning from town center safely by foot alone, preferably with a bar and food option onsite.
Any and all help appreciated, I am starting to think perhaps Tamarindo is not the perfect beach destination for me of this trip trying to find a hotel that suits my wants has not been easy.