Beautiful hotel. Quiet and romantic. The grounds are green and lush with bananas, papayas, aloe and a wide variety of flowers. Service is very attentive and the restaurants are exceptionally good - the pool/bar restaurant only uses ingredients that are grown on the hotel grounds and you can taste the freshness. The breakfast that was included with our room was ordered off the menu and was much better than the buffets that most hotels offer. The beach is a few steps away across a quiet road. Tamarindo is a 5 minute taxi or 20 minute walk. If you are looking for a romantic getaway I would highly recommend this hotel. If you are looking for night-life and activities then you may want to consider a hotel closer to Tamarindo.