Simply put the Blue Lagoon is a wonderful place to stay in Tamarindo. The house had everything my wife and I needed to be self-sufficient and was ultra-convenient to get to wherever we wanted to go. There was ample room to lounge inside, or outside, in seclusion if that’s your thing. From our patio we watched howler monkeys move about the treetops throughout the day…how neat is that! Look through the first nineteen pictures of the listing to get an idea of moving from the cottage onto the beach.
It was our first trip to Costa Rica. We’ve had multiple friends visit the area in that past couple of years for surfing and outdoor adventuring. However, we mostly wanted to shake off winter conditions and live a few days unscripted. Soon after sunrise we’d hit the beach by getting in a few miles or playing in the surf. Restaurants are everywhere and take only a few minutes to get there on foot.
The property owners are fantastic in helping make your visit what you want it to be. We received their guide shortly after arranging our stay which made the logistics of visiting somewhere we’ve never been much easier. We would definitely stay at the Blue Lagoon again on our next visit to Tamarindo :-)
Blue Lagoon is the perfect beachfront retreat (no, seriously, the beach is one step away out of the gates) for lazy days on the beach, quick BEACH walks to amazing restaurants, and soaking in the warm Costa Rican sun. And if you are looking for adventure, there is plenty of that close by, too! Jim and Tiziana are the perfect hosts to guide you in the right direction and help you fulfill whatever your heart desires. The entire property at Blue Lagoon is pristine, where you can enjoy alone time in your apartment rental, or sit by the pool and gaze out at the ocean by the main house.
A few of my favorite things to do away from the property:
Breakfast/Brunch at Nougi's (approximate 10 minute beach walk)
Sunset Cataraman Cruise on the Marlin del Rey
Dinner at Pangas Beach Club (other end of Tamarindo Beach)
Spa day at Los Altos de Eros
Saturday Farmer's Market
The sky is the limit! Visit Blue Lagoon and Tamarindo Beach - you won't regret it!
If your idea of a heavenly vacation is is warm water, warm sand and a warm welcome from your hosts Jim and Tiziana, then Blue Lagoon is where you want to be.
The property is beautiful and right on the beach.
Jim and Tizi are gracious and can point you in the right direction for adventure or relaxation.
Many restaurants are just a few minutes walk along the wide, beautiful beach.
Why go anywhere else??
This place is a tropical fairyland. Although the carriage house is well appointed with everything you would need for a beach vacation, I spent most of the time I was at the house outside on the veranda. The spacious veranda has a dining table, a lounging chair and couch and is surrounded by a canopy of mature trees, birds, and, yes, monkeys. It was a perfect place for early coffee or an afternoon siesta.
Your hosts, Jim and Tiziana, provide beach chairs, towels, a cooler and boogie boards which you can take to the beach. The beach is a relaxing walk by the pool and through a beautifully manicured garden. You can access all of Tamarindo via the beach and be treated to a view of pelicans diving for dinner, surfers catching waves and, in the evening, spectacular sunsets as you walk to your destination.
Jim and Tiziana were gracious and knowledgeable hosts and Kona served as a dog surrogate so I didn’t miss mine as much as I normally do. Jim and Tiziana shared their favorite restaurants and other tips with us and set up a day trip to one of the nearby valconoes.
Our first time in Costa Rica will not be our last!
This property was a very special place. The location was so convenient to restaurants, bars and attractions in Tamarindo not to mention the beautiful beach steps away from the property. My husband took surfing lessons steps away from the property. Perfect beach for learning how to surf.
The apartment we stayed in on the property was very private and comfortable. We even saw several monkeys right outside our patio!
As beautiful as this place was it was the owners, Jim and Tiziana that made it an excellent place. They were so warm, welcoming and very helpful.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone interested in staying in a beach front property with all the ammeneties and very welcoming hosts!
Where to start? You realize you're somewhere special as soon as you drive thru the beautiful solid wood privacy gate and are greeted by the howler monkeys high up in the canopy of your own little manicured jungle within the super-secure compound. And then your gracious hosts - Jim, Titzi, and Kona-girl - reveal the true beauty of this place as they lead you thru the banana trees and poolside lounge area, and on to the sand of one of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen. I'm telling you, you will not want to leave this place...EVER!
Walk the widest beach you'll ever see, gathering buckets of seashells and sand dollars, stop and nosh at one of the several beach side eateries, take a dip or try your hand at a little surfing at one of the best breaks on the bay, or jump on a 4 wheeler and explore the beautiful countryside and nearly abandoned beaches...It's all right there for you to enjoy.
Thank you my good friends Jimmy and Titzi...love you both and can't wait to come back!
Amazing property, wonderful apartment, excellent owners! We have been to Tamarindo and this is by far our favorite location on the beach. This place is a treasure and just steps to the beach! We came to surf and we did not need to go further than out the gate! All we could need in terms of dining, drinking and shopping was just a walk down the beach. Jim and Tiziana were warm and welcoming and a wealth of information about where to go, where to eat and who to have teach us to surf! The apartment was lovely, and they thought of everything to make sure were comfortable. We cannot wait to come back!