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El Mono Loco

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed with my 17year old daughter and her friend for a week in August, and we had a wonderful time. The room was lovely, large and clean, AC and fan were quiet yet powerful, the bathroom big and the shower perfect. The pool is small but sweet, the beach just across the street, and the busy village a short... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at El Mono Loco for a week in early August, and it was absolutely wonderful. The owners are a lovely couple who speak only Spanish but helped me as much as they could with everything. The room was clean, the pool was small but cute, and there is an outdoor dining area with hammocks. It is only a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time in Tamarindo and I couldn't be happier knowing we stayed at El Mono Loco! First off, it's in a great location. It's right down the road from town (literally a 5-10 minute walk to restaurants, bars, etc.) so it's quiet when you want to lay and rest and not worry about any rowdiness.... well... except... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great gated parking area. Nice owners. Good room with shelves. Ac, shower private bath. $45 bucks in tamarindo is a good deal. Wifi a little slow but on vacation who needs wifi. Had one queen bed, but there are other options available if u need more, I think $55 bucks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We checked in for three nights at mono loco and when we got there I had a great conversation with the owner. He is a lovely chap with a great past, I enjoyed a good 15-20 minute conversation with him, he had lots to say for himself! A nice welcoming touch. Prices are great, tamarindo is quite expensive on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Excellent location! Relaxed vibe, perfect introduction to Tamarindo. El Mono Loco is a gem. Carla and Marvin are super helpful and incredibly welcoming. Steps away from the beach at a great value! We were immediately welcomed upon arrival and slept so well every night we spent there. This property is such a great find, I can't imagine staying anywhere else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I love this place it is a mini little paradise and you can't beat the price. I went with 2 friends over Spring Break and it was perfect. the rooms were nice and at a great price. Also while I was there I got to meet the owners and they are amazing people. Could not have asked for a better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We had booked El Mono Loco for 2 nights and ended up staying 5. The pluses- great location. About a couple minute walk to the Main Street and town. So it is quiet enough. Right across the street is access to the beach which we loved. Excellent owners and staff. Very very friendly. They offer a great breakfast which for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This hotel offered private rooms for affordable prices for solo travelers as well as families traveling. It's about 200 m from the beach they have their own pool here. The rooms were large and spacious and cleaned daily. Air conditioning in rooms as well. The staff was great, any troubles and they help you immediately. I actually had a scorpion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We went having a weekend in tamarindo beach, we didn't have any reservations or anything. We got there like 7pm and we look some backpackers hostels that where $ 25 per person per night in a shared room. They didn't have any prived rooms available so we kept looking. Then we found on Internet Mono Loco and it seem fair... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small 12 room hotel located across the street from the beach and a short walk from town. Our basic, clean rooms can accommodate solo travelers, couples, families, and small groups. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water, quiet A/C, ceiling fan. Community area offers a TV, free wi-fi, shared refrigerator, hammocks, and rocking chairs. We have a refreshing plunge pool and outdoor shower. Our on-site cafe offers breakfast daily for purchase. Free secure parking is available on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Mono Loco

Address: Calle Cardinal | 450m South of Pacific Park, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $43 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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El Mono Loco Tamarindo
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