We (family of 4) spent New Years week at the Breeze. All the other reviews are right on, the place is great. We stayed in #5 and did like the privacy on the patio. Inside was just right as one kid sleep upstairs in the loft and one on the sofa/futon in the living room. The unit was clean and well stocked.
The pool area is just right, shade if you want it or direct sun. The kids loved the pool. The staff kept the pool (and everything else) very clean.
The beach is an easy 3 minute walk and we walked to town all the time for dinner, lunch and groceries. They even had bikes for us to use. One with a surfboard carrier!
It was a lot of fun to meet the other families staying the same week, mostly Canadians and Americans when we were there.
I would highly recommend The Breeze when in Tamarindo.
As for Tamarindo, one thing to note that during the holiday weeks (Christmas/New Years) it was somewhat crowded. At times it even had a bit of a spring break feel. The good news is The Breeze is just south of the main part of town, so you feel apart from the crowds. We found ourselves walking south on the beach (towards Playa Langosta) to avoid the crowds and loud music. Many of the bars blast loud music late into the night.
English is spoken most places, but we wanted to work on our Spanish and the locals we happy to help. US dollars are taken just about everywhere, but some places do not take credit cards, so you will need cash.
The weather during late Dec/early Jan was perfect - think Southern California + 10 degrees. Hot, but low humidity, it felt great to us. Ever dinner was eaten outdoors. It was 94 one day and felt fine. A few mosquitoes, but no malaria to worry about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 150 meters from Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste's finest and newest modern luxury retreat boasts five superb one and two-bedroom homes nestled in a tropical setting. Lush gardens weave around a cascading split-level pool. The front of each home is wall-to-wall glass. Cosmopolitan decor includes stylish red sofas, individual artwork throughout the villas, and luxurious all white Ralph Lauren bed linens. Free WiFi, maid service, 24-hour security, 2 flat screen TVs per home, A/C and fans throughout. Complimentary surfboards and bicycles are available for use. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Breeze Hotel Tamarindo