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Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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“Fabulous Hotel”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We loved this hotel. The staff at every level was fantastic, helpful, courteous and solicitous.
We enjoyed every minute and look forward to returning to this magical place. Thank you so much for helping to make our short holiday so memorable. The restaurant was excellent. The chef is extremely talented and catered to our every whim.
Wendy and Gary Kaplan
Seattle, WA

Room Tip: Go in the of season and you might get upgraded to a beautiful two bedroom villa with a pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed at the Cala Luna for a wonderful 10 days and are SO glad we chose this hotel for our vacation. If you love boutique hotels don't look anywhere else, stay here! The Cala Luna truly exceeded our expectations. Everyone employed there is so genuinely warm and friendly and really helped to make our trip. Thank you Lisa, Miguel, Marlon, Enrique, Charlie, Sasha and everyone else for treating us like family.

We thought the location was great - far enough away from town but still short enough of a walk (about 10-15 minutes). The beach in front of the hotel is not swimmable but absolutely perfect for checking out the gorgeous Tamarindo sunsets on the beach. There are plenty of swimmable beaches nearby so that really wasn't an issue for us.

There are many great options in town, but be sure to eat dinner at the restaurant at least once during your stay. We thought the food was amazing.

Overall Cala Luna was wonderful and we highly recommend it. You won't regret booking here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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scottsdale, AZ
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Planning the Perfect Wedding”

My daughter and I just returned from Costa Rica to plan her upcoming wedding at Calla Luna Hotel and Villas.

We were met at the airport by driver Hugo Retana, waiting with a big smile to take us to Playa Tamarindo, about an hour away from Liberia Airport.

The reception on arrival is warm and efficient, with the smiling staff of Wiliam, Laura, Carlos and Rebecca. After enjoying a refreshing tropical drink... we were then escorted to our beautiful villa with a pristine private pool. Our villa was kept perfect daily by our housekeeper, Oldemar

The landscape and grounds are lush and immaculate... free of charge the Calla Luna comes equipped with howler monkeys, colorful birds, and continuous Costa Rica wildlife throughout the beautiful grounds.

During our 4 day stay, Alexandria Tomayko, the hotel wedding planner, arranged a totally organized itinerary for us to experience everything the Calla Luna has to offer for a perfect wedding!

We tasted delicious food with amazing presentations...our complements to chef Kevin and his outstanding restaurant staff: Charlie, Esteban, Deylin, David, Daniel, Christian and Carolina.

The beach is a short walk where the sunset wedding venue and cocktail hour take place.

Also during our stay we found time to enjoy an amazing massage at the Calla Luna Spa by masseuse, Montserrat. We highly recommend adding this relaxing experience to your stay.

What else can we say? The customer service is phenomenal, Dixie Seguar for reservations and concierge Ann Vervoot to help you plan numerous activities and tours. The grounds are gorgeous, the staff is beyond friendly and accommodating, the location is perfect, the villas and rooms are beautiful and the food's amazing.
Yes, you might have guessed... we booked the wedding and can’t wait to return with our family and friends. We thank you Alexandria for helping us make plans for the perfect wedding at the “Outstanding Calla Luna Hotel and Villas”!

Room Tip: All the rooms are very private and lovely ...the villas are exceptional, all with a private pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed beautiful garden villa with private pool. Friendly, helpful and fun staff made our stay even more enjoyable. Restaurant/bar staff was excellent in recommendations made. Would love to stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Bellingham
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Three of us stayed here for a five nights visiting Tamarindo and had a great time. The location was good for driving all over. We felt physically safe but I wouldnt recommend leaving anything of value in your room, as per usual Costa Rica protocol. We kayaked from the beach of the property and had a great time - found an oil slick out there though and that was disturbing. Great breakfasts served to order every morning. The flora and fauna are really special but the howler monkeys are so much fun - dont stand directly them or you are likely to get peed on. I would recommend this property!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Cala Luna is a gorgeous hotel close enough to the town but far enough away to relax. Having a villa with small kitchen was great so we could make a couple home cooked meals after eating out for two weeks. Also having own private pools is great. Igor was a great hotel dog and even walked us out one evening. The town is a short 15-20 min walk. I'd recommend eating at Patagonia for great food at an excellent price.

  • Stayed September 2013
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ny
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

First of all, thank you Cala Luna for making my stay in Costa Rica that much better.

This was my second trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The last time I stayed somewhere closer to town but this time around I wanted to be a bit further away from the noise but close enough to walk there if I wanted to.
Upon arriving to Cala Luna, we were presented with a tropical refreshment that made us feel very welcome. The staff was more than friendly and really seemed to want to make our stay as comfortable as possible. When we stepped onto the ground, it looked just like,or maybe even better than, the photos on the website. What a treat!
Our room was spacious and had a very earthy decor. The toiletries they provide are top quality. They must have ninjas cleaning the rooms because we literally went to breakfast which probably took at most 30 minutes and came back to find our room tidied up already. And who can complain about complementary cocktails at sunset on the beach?
We walked to the beach every morning and got to just relax and swim just steps away from the hotel. They even brought beach chairs our for us. It was like being on our own private beach.
It also didn't hurt that we can walk to the main part of town via the beach when the tide went out.

The hotel offers yoga classes along with excursions and spa services. The restaurant there made some great dishes. Make sure to make reservations for dinner. The lounge area was chic and great for winding down from the day. They made some pretty great cocktails. All in all, the staff is really wonderful there.

The slogan they have on there website, "sometimes the small details make the great hotel" couldn't have been more accurate for Cala Luna!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas
Address: Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked on Costa Rica's pristine Playa Langosta, the most exclusive, relaxing and private area of Tamarindo Beach, just steps from the Pacific Ocean, Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas is a tropical oasis just two-and-a-half-miles south of Tamarindo Airport. Every inch of this exquisitely lush resort seems to embody the immortal words of author John Steinbeck "We don't take a trip. A trip takes us." With experiences and adventures that tempt, transport and delight, this one-of-a-kind place welcomes those on a quest for the extraordinary. ... more   less 
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