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Hotel Villa Amarilla

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152 | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Providence of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica (Formerly Villa Amarilla Bed and Breakfast)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were two couples staying for 2 nights. We loved everything about it! You almost got the feeling you were living at some friends place rather than living in a hotel where they want to make money. The property is right on the beach and has a hangout area with a barbeque we used for making lunch and dinner. Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Tamarindo with my family. We stayed at the Diria, BUT wished I had stayed in Villa Amarilla. We found the place by accident while we got the best massages in town for $20 1/2 hour with a lady named Maribel, she rents out a little part of heaven in this hotel. We fell in love with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

TJ and Cinde are amazing people and the hotel is awesome. Directly on the beach and a great yard to hang out in with hammocks and awesome guests. I stayed there alone and was made to feel as part of the family right away- also Bacardi TJ's dog is an amazing guardian for early morning walks on the beach- she... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This hotel is like coming home, but your idealistic dream of home, with nicer, hipper and completely embracing family. With the ocean literally at your doorstep. Cinde and TJ have managed to operate a vacation spot with the perfect jazzy vibe, complete with friendly dogs and cats that greet you and make you feel you are visiting a friend. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Made a reservation at Villa Amarilla based on a review in a guide book and it was exactly as advertised!!!! T.J the owner greeted us at the secure front gate and promptly showed us our room which was within 200 feet of the water!!!!! This hotel is more like a lodge with a super cool common area next to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Amarilla for two days on our trip to Costa Rica. Upon stumbling in, we were instantly greeted by Cinde, who gave us the tour and told us we'd be back in an hour; she was right. This place is heaven sent, filled with Salt of the Earth humans and 5 adorable dogs (you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I came to Costa Rica for the first time this April and toured parts of the Country. We came to Tamarindo on a whim and stumbled across this Hotel. We feel in love the the on the beach location as well as the owners. They are great. The breakfast provided was of local fruit, quiche and pastries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I cannot recommend this beautiful beachfront hotel enough. The owners Cindi and TJ are some of the coolest, most relaxed people I've met. Rooms are very clean, breakfast is phenomenal (seriously don't leave without trying the chocolate chip banana bread) and the vibe is so warm and welcoming. The view from the hotel is unreal-- just step out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The innkeepers TJ and Cinde greeted my group of friends and me like family, and by the end it was sad to say goodbye. They provide you with great food and phenomenal coffee every morning and make sure the rooms and common areas are cleaned to perfection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

if you're looking to visit Tamarindo, whether it's for surfing, fishing, ecotourism, or simply to sample the best coffee Central America has to offer villa Amarilla is the place to go. Rather than being a tourist I felt accepted as part of the greater Tamarindo community. Could not have been better.

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