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Harry's, El Escondite

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Cabinas Escondite, Tamarindo 2000, Costa Rica
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harry has created a little private paradise on the hills close to the beach. Always a pleasure to stay here with a really cool owner and a chance to mingle with different guests. The attractive pool really helps me during my stays in Costa Rica as the average temperature is often higher than my comfort zone.

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montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 weeks during the Holiday season and even if Tamarindo gets crazy during that time, we were still able to relax at Harry's place. We did appreciate having movies to watch in the evening, after a long day at the beach and bikes were very helpful to get to the grocery store. Thanks Harry, we will probably see you... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were in Tamarindo the week after Christmas, one of the two busiest weeks of the year. Traffic was lined up on the main road, crowds out every night, but Harry's was our little island of tranquility, surrounded by trees, only five minutes from the main road with its restaurants, stores, and bars. Harry made us feel quite welcome, around... More 

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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Best place for surfers looking for adventure. Come back tired and a pool waiting for you to dip into. Close to surf spots, fun bars, restaurants and shopping conveniences. Boards and bikes are provided for you!! Best to follow all of Harry's advise and click all the links he sends you. You would save money on airport shuttles, tour guides,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Our friend was spot on with his recommendation, we couldn't have found a better place at 5 times the price. Clean and Air conditioned accommodations complete with Google TV (comes in handy when it rains and everyone elses satelite is down). Each Cabina has a full patio with hammocks everywhere. Harry knows where all the local hangouts are which are... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Harry's place made our stay in Tamarindo complete. It is spot on perfect 100% what you see online. Harry is extremely helpful, VERY knowledgeable and I took comfort knowing he was present just a few doors down. He takes great care of the places because he lives there. No need to worry about any questions you have, they can and... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We've decided this is the only place for us to stay our next visit. About a 5-8 minute walk to downtown, when you step through the gate, it's a private paradise! Lovely pool about 7 feet deep, private patios with hammocks, a common area if you want to chill with other visitors, and a cabina equipped with everything we could... More 

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Gibson City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and Harry made it a wonderful experience. There were 3 of us and we stayed in the Orange cabina and had plenty of room. Harry made us feel very welcome, answering all our questions and giving great advice on what to do and when to do it. The pool was just right... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

I booked the place for 3 nights, because of the amazing reviews. Was I ever wrong. The guy tries to pull off the hippie vibes being cool but isn't too chill. He likes to join gatherings that our friends are having. Direct quotes from Harry include: -"do you know what the circle is or are you pretending to know" -"it's... More 

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EsconditeTamarindo, Owner at Harry's, El Escondite, responded to this review

Thank you for your insightful description of me. It was not my intention to intrude on your friends that were staying at the cabinas. I was the host and just wanted to say hi to everyone that was staying here or just visiting them. My intention was to see if everything was alright and if I could be of any... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Harry's cabinas were awesome! We were staying in the green cabinas, and had a great time. We came down for a late honeymoon, and Harry made us feel very welcome, putting us in touch with all his contacts for surfing, fishing, excursions and sunset beers! Highly recommend this for any couples looking for a fun, active vacation!

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