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Hotel Capitan Suizo

3.5 of 5 Playa Tamarindo | 2 miles from the local Airport in Tamarindo, Tamarindo 5159, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location is amazing and the cleaning lady we had was so wonderful.... The good ends there. Food is terrible and same thing every morning. Staff is so un-helpful. Ordered ice cream it came all melted and the waitress was annoyed when we sent it back asking for frozen ice cream that had not sat in the window for 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended our Costa Rica trip here..and glad we did! Located on the beach, but at the quiter end of Tamarindo. Excellent service and accommodations. Luigi is a master bartender. Leandro is the restaurant manager. Both very friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back! Main shopping is a wonderful 10 minute walk on the beach. Sunsets were amazing and best star... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful boutique hotel. Not trendy or especially mod but simply lovely. Staff are very caring and helpful. This section of beach is quiet and has a consistent, gentle surf break. Crazy little surf town of Tamarindo is a ten minute walk down dirt road (no sidewalk). Plenty of restaurants with excellent food and shops. Hotel restaurant serves very good food... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished our third year with Capitan Suizo, and they are better than ever. They recently extended their Wi-Fi throughout the property, which makes them a five star in my book. The hotel has a private beach, a breakfast buffet that is extra-ordinary with a large selection of tropical fruits, breads, meats, cheeses, and local Tico favorites. The staff go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for the last 3 nights of our hotel in order to relax after visiting Arenal and Monteverde. The hotel was next to the beach which enabled us to walk onto the beach from the hotel grounds. The hotel provided free sun beds on the beach which was a real bonus. It was a short 15... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just got back from such a wonderful Honeymoon in Costa Rica. We started with three nights at Capitan Suizo - Our 9 days were incredible, but both of us agree that if we did it all over we would have spent a few more days in Tamarindo.... At Capitan Suizo. From the time we checked in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from 6 nights at Capitan Suizo and we had a really fantastic time at this place. As everyone mentions, the resort is gorgeous without feeling corporate-ish, and it was always quiet, all the time. The pool is lovely, large and perfect for swimming when you need fresh water instead of salt water. The chaise lounge chairs are well... More 

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Miami, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOWS..what an impressive property ! From the accommodations, property , to the service , food , location , beach and staff. Very private . Best property in Tamarindo. We loved it so much we hardly ever left the property !!! The staff from check in with Eric and Juan , to the bar with Gustavo and dinner/lunch with Max ,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extended family from NYC, Chicago and DC spent 4 nights over Thanksgiving at Capitan Suizo and all, from the oldest at 80 to the youngest at 9, gave our stay an enthusiastic two thumbs up. We are experience global travelers accustomed to the best and Capitan Suizo's rooms, grounds, setting and food far exceeded our expectations, as did the location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back last night after enjoying our first trip to Costa Rica for our son and daughter-in-law's beach wedding at Capitan Suizo. We were a group of 12 immediate family members for a week stay with the wedding taking place on the beach on the American Thanksgiving. We loved Tamarindo and our hotel was perfect! The staff are amazing...smiling and... More 

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Address: Playa Tamarindo | 2 miles from the local Airport in Tamarindo, Tamarindo 5159, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Capitan Suizo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Capitan Suizo Hotel
Capitan Suizo Tamarindo
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 Spa Hotel in Tamarindo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
#3 Business Hotel in Tamarindo

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