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Recent Tamarindo reviews
Amazing Large Group Vacation
"We just finished the most amazing holiday ever at Casa Puros Dieces. The pictures on VRBO make the place look great but really don't do it justice. We were a group 6 of families with 21 people (yes, twenty-one people) and there was room for everyone: room in the pool, room for quiet get-away spots to read by yourself, room to sun on the deck, room for the group to gather all together for meals, lots of room! The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, each with their own bathroom. The house staff were friendly and hard working. House manager Chris was very helpful with suggestions and arrangements for restaurants and activities. The villa was an easy walk into town for shopping or dining, or to the beach for surfing or relaxing. Tamarindo is well-located to get you all sorts of fun day-trips like zip-lining, ATVing, or river tours. Before we arrived, the staff connected us with the necessary airport transfers and also activities with outstanding guides. Everyone in our group loved Costa Rica, loved Tamarindo, but especially loved Casa Puros Dieces. I would highly recommend staying at Casa Puros Dieces to anyone considering the Tamarindo experience."
Guest: John M.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
"I would give this 4.5 stars but we'll round up to 5. Overall, the condo is a great value for a 3 bedroom 4 bathroom unit and we had a really nice vacation.
I will start out with a few minor negatives to set expectations.
The bathrooms are not air conditioned. The top floor bedroom air conditioning unit cant keep up with the hot weather outside (97degF) in the daytime. It is fine in the night. We had some small ants during the first few days. RPM maintenance came in when we were gone and took care of the issue. We had issues with the safe, some missing bulbs and a small stone blocking the kitchen cold water line. RPM maintenance took care of these issues. Some of the pots/pans need to be replaced. The phone works but has a broken display on it and needs to be replaced. There are 20 steps to climb between floors when you leave the unit. So, 40 steps or 2 flights of stairs gets you to the pool/beach level. If you're in OK shape, this is not an issue. As mentioned a few times, the beach in front of the unit is NOT swimmable. You need to walk 1/4 mile to the left AND make sure you go at a lower tide. That Langosta Playa beach is dangerous when the tide is high or coming in because of strong estuary currents. You cant walk along the beach when the tide is high and need to check the tide tables.
Positives: The view and sunsets are amazing. The furniture in the units are very nice and the beds are comfortable. The pool is wonderful. The beach tidepooling out front is fun (wear sandals.) The employees at the gatekeepers/cleaners were nice. RPM management was great with maintenance, questions and for all our tours. The kitchen worked well for our family to prepare meals. WiFi worked well.
I would say that you need a car to stay here comfortably. The walk to Tamarindo isn't pleasant because the road is un-paved, dusty and hot. The owner recommended Dollar rent-a-car. We got a 4-wheel drive 7 seater with a portable GPS (highly recommend) for $450/week. Remember that Costa Rica is a 3rd world/developing nation. There will be chickens and dogs in the road occasionally. The drivers will pass you on narrow roads. If you are used to driving in cities, you will be fine.
The supermarkets had everything we needed. The fruit, pineapples, mangoes, avocados were amazing. Try some experiments with the local food. We enjoyed Costa Rican plantain chips, a nut mix and their packaged OJ.
Overall, we had a great time and would return."
Guest: ihartDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 27, 2015
"These pictures accurately reflect the property. The pool is nice, the house is very nice. There were 8 of us, 2 families and it was comfortable. It's within walking distance to Tamarindo. We did have an issue with the stove but Management fixed it right away. We had a great time and I would book this house again if we ever get back to Costa Rica. Pura Vida."
Guest: Gary K.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 3, 2015
"This by far has been our best family (husband and 8 yr old daughter) vacation! From the moment we arrived it felt like we were home. Bob, Sebastian, and Juan Ro made our stay very comfortable. The driver was supposed to stop at the big grocery store but ended up taking us to the equivalent of a 7-11. When we arrived Bob showed us around the condo (which looks exactly like the pictures) and then took my husband grocery shopping. The location of the condo is directly across from the beach club and about a 5 minute walk to downtown which offers tons of amazing restaurants. The condo itself is clean and well maintained, and very comfortable especially the beds. Juan Ro took us on an incredible tour to Rincon de la Vieja and Sebastian arranged the Estuary tour for us (it wasn't super exciting for an 8 year old unfortunately) and I took surf lessons with Marco who was a great instructor. I also did the surf set fitness class at the gym at Langosta Beach Club which I would highly recommend. We all felt very safe walking the beach and streets of Tamarindo in the evening. I'd say the only downfall was that we couldn't stay here for our entire 2 week vacation as they did not have the condo available for the whole time."
Guest: Jodi C.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 16, 2015