Update: It appears this has been taken over by new management under a different name and renovated, but this review is from my stay in March 2011.
Hotel Coco Rico was our only option in Tamarindo for a Flexi-Drive package we booked in Costa Rica. We wanted to see Tamarindo, so this is where we had to stay. The location was fine, back quite a way from the beach, but near to the Dragonfly restaurant, and we didn't mind the walk.
The staff did not speak any English whatsoever, which wasn't that big of a deal since we wanted to practice our Spanish. The rooms were dirty, the bathroom included the infamous "suicide shower" with exposed wiring on the water heater. There were bugs everywhere, and the dogs outside barked all night long. We would neither return nor recommend this place to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 6 charming comfortable double rooms with AC or fan, private hot water bathroom and terrace surrounding a beautiful tropical garden and Jacuzzi. A common kitchen is available to accommodate you. We are located 800M from the beach and even less from bars and restaurants. ... more less