The Posada is, as described, a group of small Haciendas designed and built around a pool and restaurant area. The landscaping is immaculate. The rooms are generous, with kitchenettes and sitting areas. It is located in a gated community about 15 minutes from Tamarindo. There is a gorgeous beach facility with a larger infinity pool nearby, a great golf course, and other locations have excellent tennis court and gym facilities. If you plan on going into Tamarindo much, a car is necessary. Amenities within the compound are accessible by a shuttle, but we went by car, so I cannot comment on convenience of shuttle. There is easy access to Avellanas Beach - beautiful and convenient for surfers, and Langosta - more isolated, but pristine. The WiFi service is only good in the restaurant/pool area, but that was where I sat to browse internet anyway, so not really inconvenient. Buffet was the same every day, as mentioned elsewhere, but its a buffet. You can vary your choices. The food was very good. Lovely place. Perfect for families and couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buttressed against three miles of pristine shoreline within the Guanacaste province in northwest Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean, Hacienda Pinilla is a 4.500-acre luxury beach resort and gated residential community situated within a dry tropical forest and a vast wildlife refuge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Pinilla Santa Cruz