We just returned from a fabulous week at Villa Andulucia. From the moment of our arrival, Gary and Jolene treated us like royalty and we soon felt like long lost friends. The spacious, immaculate and exquisitely decorated accomodations, beautiful gardens & pool - even better than the pictures - provided an intimate and private respite in the friendly town of Tamarindo. Waking to the sound of howler monkeys and stunning sunshine was only topped by Maria's scrumptious breakfasts - I still can't decide which was my favorite! We highly recommend a fishing trip (or 2) with Brooks. He is an amazing wealth of knowledge about the natural resources in the area. We landed tuna, dorado (mahi) and even a black marlin - all within 13 miles of shore - and had lots of dolphin escorts. The full day fishing is definitely the best bet. The local restaurants will cook your fish for a very nominal fee - or you can use the grill at Villa Andalucia. Tamarindo beaches are beautiful, soft sand, warm water and very clean. Get a custom made swimsuit while you are there - it's worth it! Gary and Jolene were invaluable in their recommendations of restaurants and things to do, insuring that we had the opportunity to do as much (or as little) as we wanted. We even had the opportunity to attend the local rodeo/fiesta in a nearby village. We will definitely return to Tamarindo - as long as there is room at Villa Andalucia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Andalucía is an elegant Colonial home in Tamarindo that has 2 private Casitas and a suite in the main house available. This romantic getaway was inspired by the classic Colonial Homes of Spain and Nicaragua. Nestled in a private, quiet neighborhood of Tamarindo, Villa Andalucía is a 5 minute walk or a quick bike ride to shopping, restaurants, and the beautiful white sand beach of Tamarindo. A delicious breakfast is served M-F by Maria. There is maid service M-S and an onsite staff to assist you with tours and restaurant recommendations. We have a private surf instructor who also does snorkel tours, spear fishing lessons and romantic beach day tours by boat. Transportation to and from the Liberia airport can also be arranged by us. We hope to have you as our guest soon! ... more less