My husband and I just returned from a week long vacation in Costa Rica, staying at the Barcelo from Nov. 12 through the 19th. The hotel is very nice and staffs a wonderful group of employees. All were very friendly, always quick to greet you with a warm "hola"! Our rooms were located in the 4000 section, close to the ampitheater and disco. Most evenings we enjoyed the shows and on the evenings we didn't it was very loud in our room. We just turned up the volume on the TV and endured the noise til the show was over. I am sure this could be a problem for some, especially if you liked to go to bed early. The noise from the disco never really bothered us either, however we really didn't appreciate the people that were inconsiderate and partying in the walkways until 2-3 in the morning. I found this to be pretty rude. I am sure alot of people just like us were to get up early to head out to excursions. Made for a long day when you didn't get much sleep the night before. I am all for having a good time but this is one area where I think security should step up and control the noise.
We found the food at the buffet to be very good. Always alot to choose from and fresh. The snack food available at the beach bar was good as well. The fresh fruit was perfect on a hot sunny day.
Our room was very basic, had what we needed and was cleaned every day. I am a big water drinker and the person that serviced the mini bar always left extra water as I asked which was great. We spent very little time in the room.
The pool was great, had no problem finding chairs and a palapa for shade. It did get quite crowed Friday through Sunday when alot of the locals came in to the resort. I was also told that the school year runs from February to November so this would have been break for many people.
If you want to book excursions while at the resort, see Jusy. She was extremely knowledgeable and her recommendations were appreciated. We had a great time ziplining, enjoyed a very nice sunset cruise and tour of the Tamarindo Estuary to see monkeys, birds and crocodiles.
We had a terrific time in Costa Rica and would certainly return, maybe next time visiting the Caribbean side and taking in some other sites. I would return to the Barcelo if I were to come back to this area. We had a very nice time here as the grounds were beautiful, probably one of the prettiest resorts we have been to so far.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Langosta Beach Hotel Tamarindo
- Barcelo Hotel Tamarindo
- Barcelo Hotel Langosta Beach
- Hotel Barcelo Playa Langosta
- Barcelo Playa Langosta