Ever go one of those special, special places and know that you'll want to return?? Well, this is one of those! With only two casitas, I hesitate to tell you that this place and the owners, Jolene and Gary, are a cut above the rest!! We felt like we were in our own private hacienda, as we looked out from our delightful apartment onto the pool and gardens. Our room was perfection. . .extraordinary furnishings, fresh flowers, comfortable bed. Our hosts made us immediately comfortable, sitting by the pool, chatting, sharing stories about ourselves and our families. As Gary says, "It's the perfect job. . .talking and drinking coffee!"
Maria's breakfasts daily were beyond compare. She literally will make anything you want and as much of it as you can hold.
While there we went on a horseback ride (with Gary and Jolene's other two guests )to two local cantinas, and it was a highlight of our vacation. Imagine clopping along on a horse, on dusty roads, over streams, through villages, and then having a beer and free snacks at a local cantina. Coming home the moon and stars guided our way.
Another night under a cloudy, moon-less sky we watched a mama leatherback give birth to 65 eggs. Magic!
And don't forget to go to Lola's in Playa Allenda. . .a 25 minute bumpy road, but AHHHH. . .once there you'll never want to leave.
I'm going to stop now or everyone will want to go there and next time when we want to go there won't be space!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Andalucía is a Spanish Colonial Bed and Breakfast in Tamarindo. We specialize in romantic stays, personalized attention and delicious food. We are a family run business and it is our mission to give you an exceptional stay at a great price. We have two private Casitas and two deluxe Suites in the main house available. This romantic getaway was inspired by the classic Colonial Homes of Spain and Antigua Guatemala. We are located in a private, quiet neighborhood of Tamarindo close enough to everything but far enough away from the noise and bustle of Tamarindo. Villa Andalucía is a 5 minute walk or a quick bike ride to shopping, restaurants, and the beautiful white sand beach of Tamarindo. A delicious breakfast is served Monday-Friday made by Maria. There is maid service everyday except Sundays. We have an onsite staff to assist you with tours and restaurant recommendations and reservations. Transportation to and from the Liberia airport can also be arranged by us. We hope to have you as our guest soon and please email me if you have any questions. ... more less