This property was a very special place. The location was so convenient to restaurants, bars and attractions in Tamarindo not to mention the beautiful beach steps away from the property. My husband took surfing lessons steps away from the property. Perfect beach for learning how to surf.
The apartment we stayed in on the property was very private and comfortable. We even saw several monkeys right outside our patio!
As beautiful as this place was it was the owners, Jim and Tiziana that made it an excellent place. They were so warm, welcoming and very helpful.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone interested in staying in a beach front property with all the ammeneties and very welcoming hosts!
Where to start? You realize you're somewhere special as soon as you drive thru the beautiful solid wood privacy gate and are greeted by the howler monkeys high up in the canopy of your own little manicured jungle within the super-secure compound. And then your gracious hosts - Jim, Titzi, and Kona-girl - reveal the true beauty of this place as they lead you thru the banana trees and poolside lounge area, and on to the sand of one of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen. I'm telling you, you will not want to leave this place...EVER!
Walk the widest beach you'll ever see, gathering buckets of seashells and sand dollars, stop and nosh at one of the several beach side eateries, take a dip or try your hand at a little surfing at one of the best breaks on the bay, or jump on a 4 wheeler and explore the beautiful countryside and nearly abandoned beaches...It's all right there for you to enjoy.
Thank you my good friends Jimmy and Titzi...love you both and can't wait to come back!
Amazing property, wonderful apartment, excellent owners! We have been to Tamarindo and this is by far our favorite location on the beach. This place is a treasure and just steps to the beach! We came to surf and we did not need to go further than out the gate! All we could need in terms of dining, drinking and shopping was just a walk down the beach. Jim and Tiziana were warm and welcoming and a wealth of information about where to go, where to eat and who to have teach us to surf! The apartment was lovely, and they thought of everything to make sure were comfortable. We cannot wait to come back!
Simply incredible stay with "LIMITLESS" opportunities for fun and relaxation! I am already planning my next trip.
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.