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Recent Tamarindo reviews

  • This IS the place to stay!

    "We stayed a week March '16. It is hotter than the hubs of he-double-hockey-sticks, so be prepared! The property has security, very well manicured grounds, is small and quaint, off the beaten path, literally a few steps from the pool, and 1 minute walk through the locked gate to the ocean! The accommodations are great - private laundry rm - soap included, 2 single beds in one bedroom, a queen bed in the master with a master bath. Living room, dining and kitchen are spacious and have all that you need. 2nd bath off the living space that the teenagers used. Lots of towels! Kitchen is well stocked - dish soap included. There is a charcoal grill on the patio, but charcoal is more expensive than at home (Minnesota) and the fluid is a gel that is barely sufficient. The only thing I would improve on the property is the outside chairs as they have probably seen their better days, but were still functional for coffee in the a.m. and wine in the p.m. while listening to the ocean. You will see iguanas and geckos on property, as well as some birds. This property is off the beaten path, but still very close to town - 3 min drive. Be sure to hit the farmers market right down the road from the property on Saturday a.m. - pineapple is to die for! Beach walks are a must - go during low tide to check out the tide pools. If you have a car, go to the town of Guatil to check out the hand made pottery (the office can direct you) - 1st house on the left in town is Edwin - he is fantastic! He will give you a full tour and explanation of their pottery making process that has been handed down over generations. He took us to the backyard and there were iguanas in his mango tree as well as a Howler monkey! Awesome! Ask questions! Be sure to check out Tamarindo Beach, the boat tour in the Nat'l Park is worth it - monkeys eating from our hands and on our heads! This is a very popular area for surfing. The roads suck, period. Rent an SUV for sure. Don't eat at the Bocas restaurant - overpriced for what you get. Cooking in the villa saved us a ton of money, but groceries are not as cheap there as they are here. We went to 3 different grocery stores - all were comparable, but be prepared, they aren't like at home! We did have a couple maintenance issues in our villa - staff was prompt in repairing those items. CR is experiencing a major drought, we ran out of water, they bought 10,000 gallons, pump went out, hand repaired, up and running again. Would stay again!"
    Guest: Jody M. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 11, 2016
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  • A week in paradise - wish we were still there!!

    "What an amazing experience we had at Casa Paquita. First of all the house...It could not have been more perfect for the 4 families that stayed there. The kids loved the bunk room and the parents appreciated the well built (thick!) walls that kept their early mornings quiet. My husband and I stayed in the master suite which has a balcony and beautiful views of the pacific. We loved the beautiful woodwork and exquisite handpainted tiles throughout and the house had plenty of room for all of us. And the pool! The pool was perfect!!! An infinity pool overlooking the pacific was the perfect place to sit drinking our morning coffee, playing in all day and then watching the magnificent sunsets. Endless hours of entertainment for the kids (and adults) and Christian, the groundskeeper, kept it looking beautiful every day!! Paola, the property manager extraordinaire, was so instrumental in making sure our stay was perfect. She and I emailed back and forth many times before we arrived as she assisted us with the planning of out excursions, securing a car rental and making dinner reservations. I cant imagine trying to book this trip without her! When I suggested an activity, she provided us with the very best there was to offer (Pura Adentura for ziplining, Anteres for a sunset boat tour, Sabrina for surfing and Action Advenures for kayaking were a few of her perfect suggestions!) A BIG thank you to Paola, you made our trip a memory!! And then there was Naomi - wonderful, sweet, loving Naomi!! She was our cook and housekeeper but so much more. Besides being an excellent cook (her empanades, tortillas steak, fish, plantains..!!!! The list goes on an on..) she felt like a part of the family. We all fell in love with her for her kindness and caring ways. Thank you to Rich, Paola and Naomi for a wonderful vacation - when we return to CR, we will return to Casa Paquita - absolutely perfect!!"
    Guest: Victoria A. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 18, 2016
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  • Everything was great!!

    "We spent two months in paradise. Friends and family came in and out. The help was fantastic. We would love to go back. Costa Rica is a beautiful country."
    Guest: traci p. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: April 11, 2016
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  • Loved the condo.

    "This condo was perfect for us! There were four of us, my husband and two grown kids (18 and 21). Although we did not spend much time in the condo, there was plenty of room and privacy. Having a washer/dryer is a dream, we could have packed way less than we did. The kitchen is wonderful, very clean, and while we did not cook we had coffee and breakfast items, which saved a little hassle and money. We booked a couple of trips through the hotel (zip lining and river cruise). Definitely take a look at the guest book, you will get lots of ideas where to go. Our favorites were Green Papaya, Dragonfly and Seasons. We took a trip to Playa Avellana and ate at Lola's -- great food there, and beautiful beach. Make sure you check hours and payment before going to some places -- Lola's was not open for dinner, Season's doesn't take credit cards, Green Papaya is closed on Mondays. As someone said the WIFI isn't too strong but it is available and you don't really want to be online too much. We saw lots of monkeys on the property and off, and parrots in the early morning (off the property). Neil (the owner) and Katia (from the property management company) were very helpful and responsive."
    Guest: Shane S. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: January 12, 2016
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