We recently spent four days and nights at Vista Villas. The hotel room I booked offered an incredible view of the ocean, with the paradise like surf break on beautiful Tamarindo beach as the main focus. In fact, there was a surfing competition going on the weekend of our visit, which was a nice surprise. There were plenty of young Americans in town for the event.
Our room had a balcony, with a small table and chairs to relax at during the day or night. We could easily walk to the beach from the hotel. The hotel's pool area was nice. There is a big open area next to the pool with lounge chairs for those who like to sunbathe, as well as a beautiful view of the beach from the pool patio. The pool has a waterfall feature by the deep end. There were a couple of families with kids at the pool during the day, so keep that in mind if you're looking for a more romantic type hotel for adults.
We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast (coffee, orange juice, fresh fruit, cereal, toast, jam and pancakes) every morning but did not eat at the hotel for lunch or dinner. The hotel restaurant and bar are open areas located next to the pool. Nearby dining options could be found at Witch's Rock Surf Camp and a couple of small Costa Rican food places. A very nice grocery store was a short drive away from the hotel. Pizzeria La Baula in town offers very good thin crust pizza. A fairly new casino is walking distance from Vista Villas.
Hotel staff members Adolfo and Mike took very good care of us. The hotel is an older structure but quite comfortable and affordable in my opinion. It is away from the main part of the small surf town which was nice, since the young beach crowd parties at the bars until late hours.
We timed it just right (mid November) as the rainy season was ending and the beautiful summer was beginning. We had a rental car and drove to some nice beaches to the north, Playa Conchal being especially beautiful, with white sands, clear water and incredible views.
I would like to return to Tamarindo once again for another peaceful vacation. I would choose Vista Villas because we were treated well, had wonderful views and know what to expect there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A great place to play! The BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas offers the best ocean views, a clean and safe environment, and a wonderful staff.... All just steps away from the world famous beach of Playa Tamarindo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas Hotel Tamarindo
- Tamarindo Best Western