I had the pleasure of staying at Villa Sunni Daze while traveling through Costa Rica in January, 2014. Let me just say folks this place is a gem! Truly a diamond in the rough! I found my room to be very clean/immaculate and quite spacious. The air conditioner was nice and cold which was great, as it was very hot outside - most of the day. I was able to use my laptop during my stay so Wi-Fi was never an issue. After a day of adventuring, I found it very relaxing to sit back and chill in a nice cold swimming pool. I also enjoyed going up to the terrace on the roof-top. The view is spectacular. I saw the most amazing sunsets and occasional local soccer games. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the Scarlet Macaws that flew right over the hotel. Wow!
The hotel manager, Randy was fantastic; so friendly! He really took the time to explain all the local whereabouts and adventures that await you in Tarcoles. His maps are really great too. Randy truly goes the extra mile to make sure that his guests are accommodated.
You are within walking distance to a fantastic beach which seemed so private. I walked for miles and felt like the beach was mine. There is a little grocery store right across the street from the hotel and I found the staff to be very polite and most helpful. There are a few quaint little places to eat within walking distance from the hotel. The ceviche is authentic and very tasty! If you are visiting Tarcoles, I highly recommend that you stay at Villa Sunni Daze. I had a blast and I'm sure you will too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Tarcoles, nestled between Carara National Park and the Pacific Ocean, experience being in real Tico culture. This is the place to be! "Villa Sunni Daze" is American run, newly opened in 2011, with spacious clean air conditioned rooms, real hot water, cable TV, some kitchenettes with cooking/dinnerware. "Villa Sunni Daze" is a warm and friendly 8 unit spacious hotel that can accommodate up to 24 guests. Amenities include a beautiful "Spa Pool" complete with jets, music, and soft lighting to relax after a day of sightseeing. A 3rd floor "Sunni-set Terrace" with its birds eye view of the village is perfect for morning coffee or yoga. Gas and Charcoal Grills available. Most of the Ticos get up with the roosters crowing at 4:30 am. to open their stores of Fresh Panaderias, Super Groceries, and Restaurants at sunrise 5:30 am. You may see cart driven by Oxen through the main street. FRESH fares of Fish Casados & Ceviches, as it has it's original fishing village flavor. For a real Tico fishing tour, you must fish with Gino and his family. Our guests have simply raved about this adventure. They will clean and cook your catch! There is Karaoke, dancing at El Dorado Saloon and the La Guardia Nightclub. Family billiards and arcade directly across the street. Villa Sunni Daze is steps to Carara National Park, Pura Vida Waterfalls, the 12 Suspended Bridges over the Rain Forests, Original Crocodile Man Tour, which really must be experienced by the small boat and guided tour, up close and personal with eighteen foot monstrosities! The beach here is virtually uninhabited where finding beautiful pieces of driftwood and other treasures are plentiful. Enjoy a Breathtaking Sunset Horseback Ride on the beach. You may witness the excitement of live Soccer directly across the street of the upcoming stars! At Villa Sunni Daze" some of the visitors we have welcomed are backpackers, bicyclists, documentary photographers, film makers, and fishermen from Czech Republic, Germany, Paris, France, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, US and of course many families from around Costa Rica. They love it here! We would be happy to make custom arrangements for your celebration. Pura Vida! Approximately 1 hour from San Jose, 20 minutes north of famous Jaco Beach. No traffic here in Tarcoles. The best value in Tarcoles. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Sunni Daze Costa Rica/Tarcoles