El Mono Loco Hotel is a little Tamarindo gem located just the right distance from town and just across from the beach access. I have stayed many times now and the rooms are always clean and have just the right amount of Tico charm! There is even a little pool to cool off in and hammocks just right for hanging in the shade. I always like the breakfast option too. The staff will make you feel like part of the family!!
On my last visit the newly finished Mono Casita was available. It is nicely appointed and even has ocean views from the kitchen and sitting area. It won't stay a secret for long! I didn't want to leave and certainly can't wait to return.. Again!! Pura Vida!!!
We stayed here over spring break and found it very convenient. We could easily walk to the beach and to the town, but found the hotel to be calm and just a little out of the hustle & bustle. The furnishings are simple but clean. We liked having a fridge and coffee maker. The only downside was that the road in front could occasionally be noisy in the evening, such as loud motorcycles or people. The staff was helpful. I had breakfast one morning (French toast) and it was very yummy.
Was a great rental. Close to beach and nearby store. All of our needs were met and we had no disruptions. We'd definitely stay here again