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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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El Mono Loco
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Tamarindo
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Most quiet and relaxing, this place is close to everything; beach, grocery, restaurants. The personal is so friendly, the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. Breakfasts are the best of Costa Rica ......for a canadian!!!!!!! And the price ......awesome!

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Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Check in on us on Facebook to remind yourself of your warm, wonderful visit. More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Very nice hostel in Tamarindo. Just 200 meters from the beach on the way to playa Langosta, close to supermarkets and main attractions. The rooms was clean and confortable, with air-con. The place is quiet and not too busy. The breakfast was delicious, Sylvia cooks very good meals. For sure a great deal for the price. Muchas gracias Mauricio and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We had a fantastic vacation at El Mono Loco in Costa Rica! The rooms were clean, the people running the hotel were friendly, and the food was delicious! There are comfortable hammocks and rocking chairs to lounge in if you just want to hang out by the pool or the beach is just across the street. The town is easily... More 

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

We likewise enjoyed your visit and thank you for your lovely review. Your group was a lot of fun for us. You definitely mention all the qualities that make our hotel so special. Please visit us again soon. Remember we welcome groups and families and will do our best to make your stay memorable. Check out our Facebook page to... More 

Stow, Ohio
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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This husband and wife duo were amazing! We were expecting to arrive at the hotel around 4:00pm, however, with flight delays we did not end up arriving until 10pm. They were more than understanding and were there to meet our needs even at that late hour. The first room we arrived at had a lot of ants. We brought this... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

With it's proximity to beach and downtown, without being overrun with traffic, This hotel is perfect. Quiet, private and comfortable. The owners were super helpful. Nothing extravagant, but I don't particularly care for, nor need extravagant. For the price it was perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

we had only planned two nights (jan 6-12) but ended up staying 6 nights. the hotel is charming, great location, a terrific family runs the hotel and we had a yummy breakfast everyday which was not included, but our rate was so reasonable. there are fancier places to stay but we felt so comfortable and the beach is so close... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We spend 6 night at El Mono Loco and we cannot wait to be back. The hotel is beautiful and the room are always clean. The staff is very pleasant and helpful , and the kitchen offer good food for breakfast lunch and dinner. The price are very honest , it is a very good option in Tamarindo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

We enjoyed our stay. Less expensive than most places in Tamarindo. It was quiet and clean. A bit of a walk to town, probably 5 minutes. Nice pool, and a few birds in cages that make beautiful sounds.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

This hotel has a great location. You are only feet away from the beach, yet walking distance from town. I went for a jog on the beach in the morning, walked to all of the shops in the afternoon, ate lunch, and then spent time down at the beach. We come back to the hotel in the evenings and enjoied... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011 via mobile

Great place to stay. Staff was great. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at anytime. Beer was plentiful, pool was relaxing. Lush green bright and vivid landscaping adorn the patio area. 4 hammocks to sit back and relax in

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Address: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
El Mono Loco Hotel Tamarindo
El Mono Loco Tamarindo

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