I just spent 9 days at the hotel and had a great time. I'm surfer without a huge budget and this was the right hotel to stay at. My friends and I stayed in one of the suites which had tv, air conditioning, a kitchen and a porch with a view of the Tamarindo river mouth surf spot. The room comfortably slept the three of us and the maid staff was extremely nice and trustworthy. We had no problem leaving our electronics and other expensive things in our room. The hotel also had a great continental breakfast before early morning surf sessions. We often ate at the hotel's restaurant which had a pool and amazing views over the Tamarindo surf scene and beaches. The food was delicious and filling. Cheap beers. The highlight of the trip was our Costa Rican Surf Guide provided by the hotel, named Johnathan. When we arrived he helped us rent boards ( we needed to rent boards because the airlines are to expensive these days to bring our own). I rented an awesome firewire for 10 bucks a day and surfed it for all nine days. Johnathan was a necessity on this trip because were we amateurs to the Costa Rica surf scene. He was also very affordable. He took us to all the surf spots that were good each day after he had looked at the swell and wind reports and checking the tides. If your a real surfer you would follow Johnathan's advice to the minute because he was always right. We would wake up whenever necessary (sometimes at five in the morning) to find the best waves that day, although if we wanted a sleep in Johnathan would find waves for us at whatever time of day. He drove in a car with us and surfed all the spots with us. He also guided us on local shortcuts to all the surfspots, spots that otherwise were impossible to find. He spoke perfect english and was able to find surf by talking to his friends when the waves were down at a particular spot. He is a very personable guy and a good person to take you surfing. I really enjoyed my trip and and stay at the hotel. I feel that I got all the best waves Costa Rica had to offer while I was there. I will for sure go back and surf with my friend Johnathan.
- 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