WOW! What a wonderful venue for my Spring Getaway with friends. The Blue Lagoon on Tamarindo Beach was beyond the photos and descriptions in the website and those sent by Jim, the owner himself. Blue Lagoon is beautifully gated property on the beach side about two blocks outside of the main drag in Tamarindo. Those two blocks make it quite and secure while also making the restaurants, shops, and bars easily accessible. But, why go that way when once in the gates they open up to a lush and perfectly manicured paradise with a walkway that leads passed the well appointed and comfortable rental house alongside the blue swimming pool, relaxation hammock, sitting area, and out to the widest part of the best beach in CR. I want to live here permanently. Can you tell? The owners could not be more hospitable and accommodating to guests. The place is ready for you upon arrival and throughout your stay. Unlike many on-property owners, Jim and Tiziana don't look over your shoulder at what you're doing or down their noses. Instead they are reaching out to help if you want and allowing you the privacy to enjoy as you see fit. Getting back to town via the beach was a ten minute walk and is the only way to go. Best breakfast at Nogui restaurant! Jim's recommendation. Best scuba: Aqua Rica. Jim's recommendation. Best fishing: Capt Tim. Jim's recommendation. This is the only way I'm going back to CR. Thanks for hosting us. I hate giving away this secret but the Blue Lagoon deserves the praise!
Have you ever closed your eyes and imagined a hypnotic vacation on the most alluring beach with first class accommodations so relaxing that any worries you brought with you just drifted out to sea?
If your enchanting tropical experience includes the warm sun on your face, walking on velvety sand, floating on the soothing ocean waves, a peaceful nap in a hammock swaying with a coconut palm, sprawling in the intoxicating pool, romantic sunset strolls on the beach where you watch in amazement as the sun meets the edge of the earth, you don't have to imagine it anymore! We have found the most captivating beach destination for you. Blue Lagoon is our new paradise.
We were comforted immediately when we entered the property through the two large electronic gates that safety and security would not be an issue. Our experience began with a warm welcome from the owners Jim, Tiziana and Kona. Kona, well all I can say about Kona is, it was love at first sight. We could feel right away this was going to be an experience of a lifetime.
We were amazed at the inviting and spacious accommodations. The apartment has everything, and I do mean everything you could want or need. The attention to detail is second to none. Jim and Tiziana have thought of everything from the blissful bedroom, the seductive bathroom, the cozy sofa and the ease of finding our way around the kitchen, to the decor and fascinating books for our reading pleasure. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the property was equipped with an extensive water filtering system. We were able to drink the water right from the tap!
The expansive, secluded, and private outdoor balcony with amazing wood ceilings, dining table, chairs, and recliners, surrounded by nature, tropical foliage and beautiful flowers proved to be a favorite spot. We used this area daily for relaxation and inspiring reflection while we listened to the calming ocean waves and felt the tranquility of the ocean breezes.
The pool and the grounds are impeccable thanks to Luis, the gardener, who does amazing work.
Our days were filled with surfing, hiking, bocce ball, and horseback riding. Just minutes from town, we could walk seaside to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks or fruit smoothies right on the beach. We were able to experience the local culture walking to the Farmer's Market, the grocery store and shopping. The promenade to nightlife and live entertainment quickly became an exciting evening ritual.
The fascinating wildlife was incredible. We had the unique opportunity to watch tiny baby sea turtles that hatched find their way to the ocean, the amusing and entertaining monkeys were daily visitors right outside our door, and the iguanas were quite content just to bask in the sun.
Unfortunately, an aching hip follows me wherever I go. Thanks so much to Tiziana, a very knowledgeable Professional Pilates and Yoga instructor, who showed me exercises to alleviate the pain. The exercises have been life changing and I continue to use them now that we are back home in Bloomington Indiana and Louisville Kentucky.
We are already planning our next visit back to the place and the people that left an impression on our hearts and where we engraved our names in the sand.
Jim, Tiziana and Kona, we will "sea" you again soon!
Much love and appreciation,
Michael and Brenda
Blue Lagoon was exactly what we were looking for in a Costa Rica property. It is literally right on the beach, a short scenic walk into town, and had absolutely all of the amenities we needed.
Jim and Tiziana were incredibly accommodating and helpful with everything from getting to the property, choosing great spots for breakfast, or helping us pick up groceries for the kitchen. Having them there made our trip fantastic!
Our kids (2.5 and 1) loved the pool, the ocean, and especially Kona the dog! The unit has a great outdoor patio that we used everyday to eat lunch and just lounge around as a family. Overall, the experience couldn't have been better.
When I saw the photos and reviews on the site for Blue Lagoon I was a little skeptical that it could live up to such promise. Beautiful, quiet, exotic, wonderful apartment, gracious hosts, easy access to a wonderful beach and walking distance to just about everything? Not easy to believe all of that! Surely Blue Lagoon would fall short of expectations in some area! Well folks, it was all that and more!
The only thing unbelievable about Blue Lagoon was how it lived up to all that it promised and how many things we had easy access to while we were there. The town was fun, within easy walking distance and the food was great with too many places to get to in just one week. Horseback riding right from our steps to the beach! Surfing lessons! Open air market with fresh food and many wonderful locally made products, artwork, and jewelry! Private Pilates sessions with our hostess Tiziana! ( An amazing opportunity to work with a world renowned instructor.) And truly the best part of Tamarindo beach right outside your gate!
Believe it all…. and make your reservations early! When the word gets out I'm sure everyone will be doing the same thing I did, which was to plan my trip to Blue Lagoon (even before I finished the first one)! Pura Vida!
The Blue Lagoon Beach Front Oasis in Tamarindo is SPECTACULAR in every way!
The property is located DIRECTLY on the beach. The secured grounds are impeccably maintained by a full-time groundskeeper. The beautiful tropical landscape and native inhabitants (monkeys and iguanas) further enhance the belief that you are in paradise.
Restaurants and nightlife are a relaxing stroll down the beach. Meanwhile, beach and water sports activities (surfing, kayaking, dinner cruises, snorkeling, fishing, etc ...) abound.
The living quarters are modern, spacious, very clean and have all the amenities of home. The veranda is an added bonus area to have a relaxing breakfast or simply enjoy evening drinks.
Jim and Tiziana (owners) are without a doubt two of the most hospitable and generous people we have ever met. They were readily available to provide recommendations or to simply chat about their personal experiences and worldwide travels. At the same time, Jim and Tiziana were very respectful to our privacy. These guys we made for this!
We will definitely be returning to the Blue Lagoon. We highly recommend this property - you will be amazed!
Blue Lagoon blew me away! It was as close to the beach as you can get anywhere in Tamarindo. When you're in the garden you are just steps away from the sand. Truly what anyone wants when they come for a taste of Tamarindo. It's also in a quieter area of the beach so you have the sense of being more secluded, yet it's just a short beach walk away from all the amenities on the strip in Tamarindo.
Other than the location, the place is run by the most fantastic hosts imaginable, a couple who is genuinely invested in making sure we had the best time possible. A+!
The Blue Lagoon Beach Front Oasis lived up to the TripAdvisor posting and then some! The location is the best you could hope for on Tamarindo Beach, the garden is lush and meticulously manicured, and the house is perfect. I especially loved the beachfront gate opening out onto the quieter southern end of beautiful Tamarindo beach. As the Trip Advisor posting says, it is secluded and very private, but you’re only a short walk to all the best that Tamarindo has to offer. Just follow the beach!
This was my first time visiting Costa Rica so I didn’t know what to expect location-wise, but this spot was ideal. Plus Jim and Tiziana offered us some great key tips on local restaurants, customs, and Tamarindo’s hidden gems. I learned a lot about Pilates and overall health from the incredibly gifted Tiziana, and Jim is an all-around amazing guy with fascinating stories from around the world. Staying at the Blue Lagoon was a fantastic experience and made my first trip to Costa Rica a best case scenario - I’ll definitely be a returning guest!