My husband and I stayed here for 11 nights for our honeymoon in July. What a beautiful place! Truly amazing!! This resort was recommended to me by my friend who stayed here the summer before with her husband and her two adult ( early 20's) children. My husband and I are in our young 30's.
We can't wait to go back to Costa Rica and stay at Hotel Capitan Suizo again. The resort itself is literally tucked away in the jungle of Tamarindo, but also located directly on one of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen. In fact, it is one of the ONLY true beachfront properties on the area. Best of all, my husband and I booked one of the only 2 private BeachFront Bungalows. So we had the beach to look at all day and night. You could hear the waves crashing in the morning and night and also the calls of the howler monkeys. ( very cool )
I have stayed at many 5 star All Inclusive Resorts and Hotel Capitan Suizo's location, service, and staff far surpass any of the other places I've traveled to that have cost 3 times the $$. The resort itself is very private, in fact there are less than 30 rooms! Which means no crowds/lines for dinner reservations or drinks.
Mostly Swiss, German & European travelers seemed to be here when we stayed. The owners are actually Swiss and the head chef is German. Hotel staff are Ticos though. : ) Beautiful people and always aiming to please. Quite possibly one of the friendliest places I've traveled to.
Another great feature of this resort is that in keeping with the Costa Rican eco-culture/tourism.... the hotel actually is home to several different species of animals who have been injured and orphaned and need to rehabilitate. So you'll find baby howler monkeys, baby raccoons often following around the hotel staff and guests sometimes. Don't be alarmed, they are a standard feature and attraction here and the resort works in conjunction with a local vet to make sure these animals heal properly and in a very "free" way. Upon our arrival we were greeted by many of these animals and allowed to pet and play with them almost anytime we were around. A very cool way to experience the local wildlife.
Tamarindo is a quiet surfing village and you can either walk the beach to town ( 10 Mins) or the dirt road ( their version of streets..lol ) 5 mins. Many great restaurants in town, that far exceed the resorts. Unfortunately, was not a big fan of the resort restaurant. Its not traditional Tico fare. Its not that the food was bad, it just wasn't Costa Rican and they were pretty heavy on salt and thick rich sauces. No matter what you order it all sort of tasted the same. After 3 days of meals at the resort, we took the advice of a really nice Costa Rican couple who were vacationing here ( another sign its good if locals are staying there) and ventured into town to check out some other places. Seasons, Dragonfly and a Buoela. Just a few of the places we tried. Incredible food some of the best I've ever had in the world ( ranks up there with Italy) . Best of all, the dinners we had in CR were about half the price of what we would have paid in the U.S. and we had more courses and alcohol!
Totally would recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet, rich relaxing escape. Lots of activities you can book through the excursions concierge Rosa. Always willing to go the extra mile. Plus there is a fabulous spa attached to the resort. Its small, but beautiful and the services are great.
I would not recommend this place if you have kids or are looking for some big exciting ALl INclusive deal. You want to get away from it all and feel like you've been whisked away to your own private oasis, then this is your best place and should be your only choice. : ) Fly into Liberia and its a 40 minute cab ride.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capitan Suizo is an environmentally conscious and future oriented beach hotel. It is an ideal place for relaxation that carries a tropical ambiance and lies amongst a lush garden. With a discreet elegance and a touch of Swiss quality that blends with an informal and joyful atmosphere, Capitan Suizo is an oasis where it is implicit that nature and animals are integrated with love and respect. Capitan Suizo is located directly on the beach in a privileged area 1 km outside of town and at the end of the bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Capitan Suizo Hotel
- Capitan Suizo Tamarindo