We are located right on the corner of Playa Tamarindo (Tamarindo Beach) in the city center. The town itself is located right on the Pacific Ocean in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica.
Both options are perfectly fine and depend completely on your own preference. Note however that Tamarindo is a 1 – 1,5 hour drive away from the Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia. Juan Santa Maria in San José is a 4 hour drive away. We at Best Western provide air-conditioned shuttle bus transfers from the airport directly to our hotel. Give us a call or write an e-mail for the prices and to make a reservation.
There are several car rental companies like Hertz and Economy located in Tamarindo. Renting a car surely gives you a lot of freedom but it is not necessary as shuttle busses and public transport take you everywhere you want to go. The decision is all yours to make based on your preference.
We at Best Western provide an air-conditioned shuttle bus service from various places in Costa Rica. Please give us a call or write us an email and we will make sure to set up a private, air-conditioned shuttle for you.
Please e-mail us to make a reservation or to inform about the prices.
If you come with your own rented car and you need directions than also feel free to contact us.
Tamarindo Beach makes for a great home-base during your vacation – especially if you are here for surfing. The surfer type of vacationer stays around 7 to 10 days. If you hop are travelling throughout Costa Rica than 3-5 days should be perfect.
We advise you to take a look at our Tours & Activities page as well as our Packages page. Also keep in mind that we rent surf boards, snorkeling gear and a lot of other fun gear to guests staying longer than 4 days and the guests staying less than 4 days get a great discount.
Knowing the Spanish language always is an added value. At Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas we have fluent English speaking personnel at your service. This counts for most regions where tourism is a major source of income. We advise you to have some sort of translator (book/guide/application) with you when you visit the rural areas.
The currency in Costa Rica is in Costa Rican Colones. For the last couple years the exchange rate has hovered around 500,- Costa Rican Colones to $1,- United States Dollar and 550-600,- Costa Rica Colones to €1,-. Almost all locations accept dollars.
Yes, we accept American Express, Visa, and Master Card
Each room has an electronic safe. Although we trust all of our employees, and that Tamarindo is a safe place, we always suggest that you keep your valuables locked. It is not necessary to keep your physical passport on you at all times, so keep it locked in the safe as well. A copy of your passport will suffice as well.
Unless you are one of those surfers who are more attached to their board than their girlfriend, we suggest you unstrap that umbilical cord of a leash and save yourself the hassle (and the cash) of bringing down your own board. If you stay 4 days or more with us you can rent a board for free. If you stay less than 4 days you will get a huge discount.
Tips are optional, at the discretion of guests. All restaurants and bars automatically include a 10% gratuity in your bill, so calculate your final cash tip accordingly.
Tamarindo’s weather is fairly consistent year to year. Of all the zones in the country, our area has the highest count of sunny days per year and has one the country’s lowest rain falls. An average day’s temperature hovers at about 26°C (86°F) in the shade and around to 32°C (94°F) in the direct sun. Our rainy season consists of two hours rain a day. We have less rain in comparison than most other parts of Costa Rica.
110V with standard North American outlets.
The hotel has wireless connection service in every room and in all public areas.
Yes. Each guest room has a bag for guests to use for their dirty laundry. Simply bring the bag to the front desk between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and clean laundry will be returned to you in 24 hours. The charge can be applied to the room.
Most of the public water in Costa Rica is potable. The BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas is connected directly to Tamarindo’s public water system, so by law, our water must be potable. With that being said, you must always be aware of locations that do not have a public water connection. This especially applies to some of Costa Rica’s more remote locations, because they depend on their own private well systems for water. Sometimes these water systems are not properly treated or maintained, so as a golden rule, when in doubt, drink bottled water.
Tamarindo has a number of both private and public medical centers. The town also includes 4 pharmacies and an emergency response service.