My husband and I spent 8 wonder-filled days at the Beach Bungalows and thoroughly loved it! The hosts were so welcoming, helped us set up day tours, and answered every question; the bungalow was quaint and comfortable, with a great shaded area to take a siesta or a break between wanderings. The bungalows are just a short walk from the beach and a variety of nice restaurants, but an amazing location that helps you escape the touristy areas of Tamarindo as well. We enjoyed taking a dip in the cold pool during the heat of the day. The breakfasts were awesome and allowed us time to sit, relax, and plan the day ahead. WHEN we visit Tamarindo again (and we will!), we will definitely check in at the Bungalows again.
Everything about this bungalow was perfect for us. When I booked it, I didn't realize that breakfast was included (error on my part) - so that was a huge bonus! The food was amazing and the hosts were even better. There are four raised bungalows that surround a nice small pool. Each bungalow has a private day bed and hammock below. They are decorated so beautifully and really make you feel like you are in Costa Rica. The only negative thing was no AC but that didn't bother us at all. Fans and a huge screen door and window really cooled the place down quick. It is a pretty quiet and open place...so if you are super loud and don't care about respecting others, it probably isn't the place for you :) It would be so fun to do with a group and each stay in a different bungalow! Highly recommend!
To begin - Nico is an exceptional host. He was extremely helpful and quick to respond as we were making our way into Tamarindo. He went out of his way to meet up with us to ensure we found the bungalows and got settled, even though it was well into the evening when we arrived. The location is perfect, a short walk to the beach and main strip. Some great restaurants are even closer. The small compound where the bungalows are located is fantastic! A perfect little slice of paradise. The shared space is kept immaculate by Edwin, and the rooms are looked after by Jeannette, who also prepared a wonderful breakfast each morning. Nico joined us during desayuno to share some great card tricks and advice on what to do during our stay. He also helped out with booking a sailing excursion for us. Overall, we were extremely satisfied with our stay at the beach bungalows and would definitely recommend!
A few minutes after booking, I was able to chat on line via Tripadvisor with the owner and operator (Nico). I am most impressed with his attentiveness and helping out with the many questions I have on staying in Tamarindo. I really think this is going to be the best choice of places to stay, and in part due to the owner's attentiveness, caring and sense of responsibility.