Upon arrival in Tamarindo, my buddy Jeff and I initially went to The Beach House and were greeted by Jedd and Eniko (forgive me if I'm butchering the names) who informed us they were booked up for that night. They were super friendly and reserved us two beds for the next day. We ended up staying at Blue Trailz the first night, which was nice but not comparable to the awesome vibe of the Beach House.
The staff was super friendly and helpful. Jedd would give you a lift to the grocery store whenever he was going, Luis was helpful with anything surf related, and Eniko was always around if you needed to buy some beer or get the VW bar set up with lights and music. They knew where the best spots to party, surf and eat were.
The location was perfect. Close enough to walk into town, with tons of bars and restaurants on the way. The private beach entrance was awesome for easy access to the water without banging your board up through the streets of Tamarindo. It was the closest hostel to the water taxi's (literally by the beach entrance) that took you to the northern shore, which in my opinion had some of the best surf.
The house itself was nice, it looked a bit old on the outside but was very clean and inviting. Full kitchen, surf rentals, hammocks, lockers, free WiFi, Xbox, stocked refrigerator and good reading material. Outside shower to rinse off yourself and your board. The beds were comfortable and the room had a nice breeze running through it. We stayed in a dorm and it didn't feel cramped at all.
Our plan was to hop from hostel to hostel in Tamarindo, but we loved The Beach House so much that we ended up staying a week. The guests constantly rotated and we met a ton of awesome people. The prices were very reasonable, would have paid double what they were charging in a heart beat.
Thank you Jedd and the rest of the staff for your hospitality and great times!!! Hope you like the pics and hopefully see you again.
The kitchen gets locked up at Midnight, so grab your booze out of the fridge before it closes.
The mosquitos aren't bad, but DO NOT pass out on the hammocks all night because they will eventually chew you up.
Don't burn any of the large pieces of would by the beach entrance of the house. Collect your own wood away from the house if you want a fire.
At night, ask one of the staff to set up the VW bus. It has a built in stereo and lights so you can hook up your phone or iPod and jam out under the star, by the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beach House is a small hostel located just outside the center of Tamarindo. Close enough to have everything in walking distance - it takes 5 min to get to the shops, bars, restaurants, banks and anything else you need, but far enough to get a good night’s sleep with the sound of the ocean in the background. It is the perfect place if you’re here to surf. Just in front of the hostel you will find the best breaks in Tamarindo. Wake up, grab your board and get in the water. And after a long day of surfing it’s time to relax, have a cold beer and watch the sunset in our big tropical garden, where monkeys, parrots, hummingbirds and iguanas make their occasional visits. Our friendly staff is always more than happy to help you organize your surfing trips, excursions into one of the many national parks or just to show you around town. Of course we have all the good stuff like free wifi, free breakfast, private beach access, safe parking area, cable TV, big balcony on the 2nd floor, next to Baulas National Park, laundry room, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Beach House Hotel Tamarindo