2 Bed/2 Bath With Rooftop Terrace! 1.5 Blocks From The Beach And Centre Of Town
About Chris Paradis
I am a single dad from Alberta Canada. I love getting away to Tamarindo any chance I get to hit the waves!
Chris Paradis purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Chris Paradis chose Tamarindo
I fell in love with Tamarindo and Balcones del Pacifico in May, bought this condo in December, 2013! Dream come true!
What makes this Condo unique
The private rooftop terrace, excellent outdoor space, and the proximity to town and the beach make this property the BEST bang for your buck here in Tamarindo :)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A week in Tamarindo at Balcones del Pacifico
This is a wonderful property. Safe, quiet, yet close to the beach and beachfront restaurants. Clean and well appointed, each room has its own A/C unit and ceiling fan. The pool is beautiful and refreshing after a day at the beach. I would absolutely stay here again.
We had a really great time in Tamarindo . We had a great condo and Chris the owner was super to work with . The beach was beautiful and the town had lots to. A bit pricey so if you are from Canada do your banking at the local bank, and leave your American money at home because you get dinged on exchange twice. Use their currency. We used X-plore for a full day excursion and Eugene our guide was super helpful and patient.Next time we go back it will be sooner than April because it was getting to hot to saty on the beach all day.
A little slice of Paradise
Another great year at this condo. The condo has everything to make your stay wonderful. Chris is very attentive to any our questions or concerns.
balcones del pacifico stay
We stayed at the Balcones del Pacifico oct 29 to nov 6 The condo and location is perfect.Beautiful pool. This is our second time here. I hope to return in the spring. Wonderful stay, weather perfect!!
Not what I expected
We were a little spoiled by the previous places we stayed in Costa Rica (Sta Elena and La Fortuna). The exterior looks nice, but the building needs maintenance as there are broken tiles and motion activated lights that don't work consistently. Parking is limited to about 7 vehicles for the entire building and one vehicle blocked about three spaces so we had to park our rental on the street for one of the nights we were there. The biggest positive was that it was within walking distance of the beach.
The kitchen was stocked with plenty of items to cook with, but the sponge left behind to wash dishes was disgusting so we replaced it with a new one. There was a lack of medium size drinking cups.
The air conditioner in the main bedroom didn't seem to work compared to the other two in the unit. One of the toilet seats was broken when we arrived. We told them about that after we left and hope it was fixed.
One of the other reviews complained about the sliding doors for the closets. That issue has not been fixed and appears to be worse. The doors are off the tracks and are difficult to move.
To the owner, the painting of the wave in the main bedroom is upside down. I'm surprised nobody had ever noticed that.
If I went back to Tamarindo, I would be willing to pay more for a better place.
For those of you who are not Canadian, the deposit is in Canadian dollars, so you might either make money or lose money when you get your deposit back based upon exchange rates. The owner has no control over this. This is just a warning to other travelers to not be surprised when they get their deposit back and see a different amount than what was originally paid.
Taxes on rentals are high in Costa Rica, about 30%. I don't know if all rental sites and all rental units include that cost up front. There are ways on these sites to determine the total cost with taxes, so I recommend you use that feature to determine if taxes are included in the up front rental cost.
Great location and very quiet place
We loved the location of the condo, just 5 minutes walk to the beach and the main street. The building was clean, nice pool and very quiet and safe at night. The condo was exactly what we saw on VRBO. It was clean but the fourniture needs a lot of love and updates and the carpets need to be cleaned and or vaccumed hard. The washing machine was very practical. no hair dryer but I brought mine just in case. The pressure in the shower was not good but it was the same problem everywhere in Costa Rica. Anytime we had questions we had a response very quiclky and it was really appreciated. we did have one negative thing about the condo. We found and killed a lot of ants. we put some spray but the problem was still there. Overall we liked our experience and we do recommend this condo. Hasta Luego!!! Benoit, Elisabeth and Laurence.
This is a a GREAT beach for those who want to learn to surf! Easy, rolling waves, and plenty of instructors on the beach waiting to give you your first lesson!