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Surf Camp Mediterraneo

Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste | Tamarindo, Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Mediterraneo)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014
dheacock1 Branford, Connecticut
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I rarely feel the urge to write reviews, but being that this is one of the worst places I have ever stayed at, I feel compelled to tell others to stay away. First of all, it advertises on its website that, "our surf camp in Playa Avellanas is a boutique surf hotel located 3 minutes from the beach entrance." Yes,... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Showed up here for a reserved few nights in Avellanas. Not anywhere to park upon arrival, lot was full. Blocked some folks in and talked to the staff. They didn't know we were coming, despite providing them our confirmation papers via email previously. They worked to clean a room quickly to accomodate us, and were very apologetic. Had dinner in... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I spent my last vacation in this hotel and I had an excellent time. This place is excellent to relax and service amazing. Owner is super nice. I had my first surf lesson here and I cannot wait to do it again. Delicious Pasta and Pizza!!! I cannot say nothing bad!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I had a wonderful time. Beutiful hotel, great accomodations and excellent service. I highly recommend to stay here. It is perfect to get away from the city. Delicious pizza and pasta, Italian Style!! Do not missed.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We wish we could say the same nice things about this little hotel as the other reviewers, and certainly the owners are friendly, but we arrived yesterday afternoon to find the hotel restaurant/bar are in full construction, with a loud air compressor going, hammering and sawing of metal (ouch!). The owner assured us that the construction would be finished that... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We stayed three nights in June and really enjoyed the atmosphere of S.C. Mediterraneo. The room was clean, the staff was friendly, the pool and hammocks were inviting and the owner, Igor was exceptionally hospitable and went out of his way to make our stay perfect in every way. Plus, his cheese and mushroom pizza is amazing!! We definitely want... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We had an incredible time here! I have no complaints at all. Great location, friendly & helpful people, good food, good price, great surfing lessons. I would strongly recommend Surf Camp Mediterraneo to anyone!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

I was here for 4 nights, exploring Avellanas and the nearby beaches. Mediterraneo is a great base camp. It has all you need, plus a great location. I also wanted to give surfing a try. I ended up taking 3 classes and by the end of the last class I was surfing. What a joy! If you are going to... More

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

i spent here my holidays and i think that surf camp mediterraneo is really great! nice place, wonderful beaches,unfogettagble sunsets.the hotel is very clean, confortable apartments with all you need for a relaxing holidays...air condicitioned, satellite tv and kitchen .... the hotel is located near the beach and in the middle of a tropical natural garden so you can go... More

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We spent 2 nights here on a recent tour of Costa Rica. Not apparent from the photos here is that the hotel is very new, only 4 years old. The owner is a very friendly Italian who was available anytime we needed anything, in addition to the care taker who answered any question was a great help. The rooms are... More

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Address: Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste | Tamarindo, Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Mediterraneo)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Avellanas
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Surf Camp Mediterraneo Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Beautiful hotel in Costa Rica, with an amazing italian restaurant! Come to relax by our pool, hammock or by the beach!We have also Surf Lessons and Tours ... more   less 
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