This certainly isn't a terrible place but I think the reviews such as the one in the Lonely Planet guide that convinced us to stay here might be a bit dated. We left with a very sour taste after the owner refused to let us leave a night early without paying for the unused night. The place was nearly empty but we'd had enough of Tamarindo after two nights and needed to get out. They were pretty aggresive about it, saying their policy is not to let anyone cancel without 7-days notice, which pretty much means they take your money whether you like the place or not. My advice: Unless you're coming in the busiest season, wait until you arrive and check it out, because all of the hotels were offering cut-rate deals for walk-ins.
On the plus side, it is near the beach. On the minus side, there is a lagoon between you and the beach that, when we were there, had not only garbage floating in it but also a bloated dead pig that was being devoured by a dozen vultures: Not exactly brochure material. Also, it's on the far edge of town and there is no sidewalk, forcing you to walk on the road with the very busy and sometimes aggressive traffic to get anywhere. We didn't feel safe walking here with the kids.
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