My boyfriend and I traveled to Tamarindo with out much of a plan, we booked Arco Iris a few days prior to arriving and I could of not been happier with our decision. Richard the owner was fantastic, super friendly and accommodating. We ran into an issue with our transportation the day we were leaving (i wouldnt book transport through Tamarindo shuttle, they kind of screwed us over) Richard bent over backwards to help us out and called in a favor to a trusted driver friend of his. The over all feel of Arco was relaxed and the all wood building design is gorgeous. Our room was super clean and had a very stylish minimalistc interior design. We had the AC to stay comfortably cool at night, as well as a hammock right outside the door. The open concept restaurant was a wonderful place to have breakfast every morning of fresh fruit, rice and beans, coffee, juice, granola, omlet station ect...(included in the cost of the room)as well as an amazing restaurant at night, probably the best restaurant in town right at Arco! Be prepared to pay cash at the restaurant, we weren't prepared the first night, but they were understanding and we caught up with them the next day. Arco Iris is ther perfect location if you ask me, it's a short 3-5 min walk to the beach, and just far away from the bar scene to be a quiet place to sleep at night. With a safe in the room just to make us feel a little more at ease, although I felt quite comfortable the whole trip. The pool area is a great additional luxury to enjoy, overall Arco Iris is the place to stay, not one complaint!