"Our family of six (kids 10-15 years old) 10 day trip to Tamarindo was fantastic! Tamarindo is a bit like Cabo in it's mix of both somewhat touristy, but also amazing beaches and natural excursions. We chose it to be walking distance to beach and town (groceries, tour companies, phenomenal restaurants--best were Green Papaya, Dragonfly, La Esquina, Patagonias for argentinian steak, El Be! for hanging during the day, GroovyBox for iced coffee and fab smoothies). We used the Tamarindo Transfers & Tours company which Heidi suggested for not only our hotel transport, but for most of our excursions as well (horseback riding, zipline/repel/horse/river tubing (guide Rodolfo took us to a secret waterfall spot that blew our mind). The other excisions were ATV/quad tour through Action Tours to Playa Conchal which was so fun/exhilarating, we did it twice, and surf lessons thru Costa Rica Surf Culture.
If any small drawback to Tamarindo, it is that tourists get approached by beach vendors for various whistles/souvenirs which can get a wee bit annoying, but no biggy.
On to the CONDO. Heidi was great! She was very responsive and had great suggestions which helped us enjoy the trip. The condo is quite large and well located (we chose this vs some possibly nicer houses that were much more secluded), and all the basics (great AC, kitchen, laundry, etc.) were provided. I would describe the pad as spartan, meaning that it is not the Ritz Carton, but perfectly fine and fantastic for people coming and going to the beach and various excursions like we were. We requested and Heidi referred us to a nice gal who came one night and prepared a nice costa rican rice/beans/fish dinner. I did not think having the pool there was to be a big deal, but then we used it quite bit after walks home on a hot day, so was grateful for that. Having a night security guy with a gated entrance to the complex helped us relax. All in all…a great adventure trip and we would recommend Heidi's place per above."
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 20, 2015