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“Great place for a family stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Barcelo Langosta Beach
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Tamarindo, Tamarindo 1150, Costa Rica   |  
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Holland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place for a family stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed here for five nights in mid June 2014 and had a wonderful time. The grounds are lovely and well maintained and the staff was friendly and welcoming. My two children loved the pool and beach and there was always something to do. This was our first "all inclusive" experience, so I am not sure how it compares to other resorts in this category, but we were overall pleased with the food and amenities. My husband and I had already realized that Costa Ricans are not "foodies", all of the food we had everywhere we went was good, but not amazing. Of course, Costa Rica has so much else to offer, I can see why they are not foodies. The food at the snack bar was sometimes overcooked, but it was nice to have it there for when the kids really needed a snack or drink. The stocked fridge was also nice, but I was hoping for more variety. We got 2 waters, one coke and one ginger ale each day.

We stayed at another Hotel in the Jaco area (Punta Leona) before coming to the Barcelo Langosta, and we enjoyed this Hotel more due to more spacious rooms and overall accessibility to activities and entertainment.

We also had the pleasure of being at the resort during the World Cup and the atmosphere at the hotel during the games was so fun. The games were put up on a large screen in the Snack bar and it was just a huge fun party. So much fun.

The town of Tamarindo is also very close and can be walked to if needed. Lots of shops and placed to eat as well as fun public beach. My only complaint about Tamarindo is the street vendors can be a bit too aggressive. We never felt unsafe, just annoyed when one vendor followed us around for an akward amount of time and another tried to charge us for parking in a parking spot labeled "free parking".

Overall a very nice stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alejandra G, Gerente at Barcelo Langosta Beach, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comments, from all Barceló Langosta Bech staff we want to thank you for choosing us as your vacation option, We are very happy because your stay was pleasant, comfortable and enjoyed. Hopefully we will be able to serve you again in the future. Regards. Jorge Jimenez Montero. Manager
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Leesburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We and our 6 guests went to Barcelo Playa Langosta not only for vacation but also for our wedding. This beautiful property, located on a peninsula about 2 miles from the small town of Tamarindo, is situated on the beach with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lush, tropical gardens. A large swimming pool is the focal point of the common area, around which the large dining room, snack bar, drinks bar, and lobby all converge. Our rooms all had fantastic views overlooking a lush canopy of trees with views of the Pacific and of surrounding mountains. This is a small resort, and in the off-season when we went,it is quite intimate and laid-back.

The rooms were very comfortable, decent sized, all with King size beds. The bathrooms were
a bit small, but the water pressure was good and strong and the shower heads were the "rainfall"
type. Every room has a large balcony. The rooms are all accessed directly from outdoors; this
is not a high-rise building but rather a cluster of low-rise buildings that span the property, surrounded by gardens that house a resident population of native Howler Monkeys, parakeets,
iguana, geckos, lizards, orioles, and other assorted native and migratory wild-life. And no, they are not shy.

The beach was rugged and beautiful, but the ocean here is not for swimming but for surfing. Some of the beach is sandy, but much of it is a thick layer of black lava from pre-history.
Bring a glass of your favorite drink from the near-by snack bar and enjoy fabulous Pacific sunsets!

The best part of this little gem of a resort is the genuinely friendly staff. We found smiling, happy
souls in all departments. I have been to many, many resorts, but this was by far the best service and the friendliest. We felt very welcomed and appreciated by everyone.

For our wedding, this resort created exactly what we wanted, and we could not imagine a better
wedding day! From the set-up on the beach, to the flowers, the champagne that followed the ceremony just before sunset, to the dinner after, everything was wonderful!

All of us agreed that the Barcelo is a great find, and we truly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: One of the buildings, 4000, has an elevator. There are ramps throughout the resort grounds if you h...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alejandra G, Gerente at Barcelo Langosta Beach, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments!! We are extremely pleased and proud to know that you stay with us was delightful, enjoyable and relax. Our main priority are our customers and reach their expectations are a goal to us everyday!!! From Barceló Langosta Beach Staff we would like to thank you and let you know that we will be more tan happy to serve you again in the future. Regards Jorge Jimenez Montero. Manager
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Exeter, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have traveled around the Caribbean with our children (ages 11, 10, 8, and 3) and have stayed at Barcelo resorts before. This resort was not spectacular but was very nice. First, this is a smaller resort thus, amenities are less, but what they have is very good. We traveled in mid June and the resort was at about 25% capacity and there were absolutely no issues with lines but on the weekend it became very busy and there were several lines at the bar and restaurant that were long. The staff was VERY accommodating with our needs. We asked to have connecting rooms and it was granted immediately. Unfortunately, we had to ask to move rooms (if you plan on going to sleep before 11:00 ask to NOT stay in the 4000 wing it is next to the outdoor theatre and very loud). Raymond at the front desk was very accommodating and we were able to move rooms. The food at the buffet and Al la Carte restaurant was good. The beach is very rocky and the adjoining river can be a bit difficult with the changing of the tides but there were a ton of really neat shells for the kids to collect. We took three tours through United Tours that were AMAZING even with our children. We hiked at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, visited Palo Verde and did the River tour, and took the Blue Dolphin Catamaran (amazing snorkeling and sunset). The professionalism of the TAM company is unparalleled with professional guides and easy transfers (they are located near the front desk). We also ventured out to the town of Tamarindo ($11 taxi ride there and back) that was nice shopping. On a down note, there was no kids club or activities for them (which we did know going into this trip). Overall, this was a great family trip and the staff and people associated with this resort made it a great experience. I recommend it as family friendly and relaxing!

Room Tip: If you want to sleep before 11:00 ask NOT to be in the 4000 wing.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alejandra G, Propietario at Barcelo Langosta Beach, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comments, from all Barceló Langosta Bech staff we want to thank you for choosing us as your vacation option, We are very happy because your stay was pleasant, comfortable and enjoyed. Hopefully we will be able to serve you again in the future. Regards. Jorge Jimenez Montero. Manager
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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our 1st visit to Barcelo Langosta was over Christmas 2013/New Year break. We had such a great time there that we returned this month (June 2014). Amazingly, the people who worked there (desk/restaurant/activities) actually remembered us and genuinely welcomed us back. The beach is spectacular. If you time it correctly (pay attention to tides), you can take beautiful long walks in either direction. Our teens surfed and played volleyball everyday. The best thing about this place is the staff - smart, friendly and helpful. Jose Ramon was like our personal local guide and gave us his cell # so we could call him if we needed help when we went out exploring..which we did. The resort restaurant servers and front desk folks were also terrific. We'll be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alejandra G, Gerente at Barcelo Langosta Beach, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comments, from all Barceló Langosta Bech staff we want to thank you for choosing us as your vacation option, We are very happy because your stay was pleasant, comfortable and enjoyed. Hopefully we will be able to serve you again in the future. Regards. Jorge Jimenez Montero. Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this resort for 5 nights. We chose this resort due to the awesome location! You can do so much exploring from the beach. If facing the beach, you can turn left, cross the beach (during low tides of course) and then go to the next beach and walk for a few km. Or you can turn right from your resort and walk along the beach. Or walk to the lobby and go outside from there. From the resort it takes about 15 minutes to walk to the town of Tamarindo. This is a surfers town. Lots of local restaurants, bars, cafes, surf shops, shopping.

Aside from location, the resort overall is good. The food is good (not so much variety, but still good), the service and entertainment staff were very nice. The nightlife of this resort is not the best, but you can take a $5 cab ride to Tamarindo for the nightlife. The resort is a bungalow style of resort which I love. Very cute, authentic style. The rooms feel very airy and are clean.

A good overall 4* resort.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alejandra G, Gerente at Barcelo Langosta Beach, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
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Estimado Señor
Muchas gracias por sus comentarios, serán tomados en cuenta para mejorar nuestros servicios ya que nuestra prioridad es mantener los mas altos standares de calidad y servicios para llenar las expectativas de nuestros clientes. Esperamos en un futuro poder servirle de nuevo, Jorge Jimenez Montero . Gerente
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Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Traveling with my two young adult kids almost requires a n all inclusive, and we really enjoyed our stay here! Beach was nice although not good for swimming due to all the volcanic rock and swift currents. It was cool to watch the surfers though and they had a nice big pool for swimming. Food was good but the very friendly and helpful staff really made it special! The show at night was ok though not well attended which I'm sure affected the performers enthusiasm. I Would Def return.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alejandra G, Gerente at Barcelo Langosta Beach, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comments, from all Barceló Langosta Bech staff we want to thank you for choosing us as your vacation option, We are very happy because your stay was pleasant, comfortable and enjoyed. Hopefully we will be able to serve you again in the future. Regards. Jorge Jimenez Montero. Manager
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Bellevue, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

10 of us stayed there the week before Easter and 7 of us came back with horrible diarrhea that lasted a week!! One of our people ended up at the doctors office on her return. The resort food is one buffet area that serves the same food over and over and yes the drinks are less than stellar. Our air conditioner never did work right and emitted a "weird" smell. Others in our group had no issues. The Costa Ricans enjoy a holiday the week before Easter which then filled up the resort with tons of kids! Over all the resort is average, the folks working there were super friendly!! Grounds and rooms were clean and the town of Tamarindo is fun. We did go into town for some variety of food and drinks. Some in our group took surf lessons and those folks working there were super cool! Loved the Costa Rica beach, ocean view and vib, look forward to going back but will look for an adults only all inclusive and stay away from the Easter holiday

Room Tip: The resort is not that big and our room faced the ocean, which you couldn't see that well becaus...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alejandra G, Gerente at Barcelo Langosta Beach, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for your valuable comments, we apologize for all the inconviniences you had during your stay. Our goal is to reach our clients satisfaction and hopefully we will have the oportunity to improve our services. We hope to have the oportunity to serve you again in the future, regards Jorge Jimenez Montero. Manager
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Address: Tamarindo, Tamarindo 1150, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Tamarindo
#8 Family Hotel in Tamarindo
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barcelo Langosta Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 198
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