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Harry's, El Escondite
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Absolutely perfect!!”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 10 nights in May of 2011 and Harry's El Escondite is absolutely perfect. I did extensive research of hotels in Tamarindo before deciding to stay with Harry and I am so glad we did. We were the only two there for nine nights of our stay which was great although I know it wouldn't have been a problem even if the place was totally booked. Harry is great at knowing when to hang around with you and when to lay low and was a great resource for restaurant recommendations and things to do, he even gave my husband a surfing lesson and let him borrow a rash guard! The cabina was clean and comfortable and the cat and dog are amazing, we’re going back in 5 weeks and staying with Harry again and it cannot come soon enough! Do not hesitate to stay here!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

We had such a nice time at Harry' s El Escondite. The room was perfect- lots of space for 2 people. It had everything we needed. Harry was an excellent host. He was friendly, generous, and outgoing. Super helpful and most of all easy going. Couldn't ask for more.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Muenster, Germany
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

We stayed at Harry's place for 4 days and had a really good time. Harry is living in Tamarindo for a long time and knows what to do and how to get in contact with the right people for you activities.

Some Ideas what to do:
- go for some drinks and a barbi with Harry.
- go fishing with Jason (Pedros Fishing)! Thx Jason for preparing our meal, the ceviche was great!
- take surf-lessons / go surfin with Harry
- eat at Noguis and Gils Place
- relax

Hope to get back sometimes :)

thx Harry!

p.s. the cat always wins! "miau"

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We found Harry's El Escondite in Tamarindo on Homeaway. We felt extremely welcome and at home from the start. Harry is a great host to talk to and get local recommendations for where to eat, visit, and surf. I think he also has a good sense of what people are looking for and will like. The Escondite is not fancy but it is way more than you need. The rooms are clean, the pool is refreshing and clean, the area is safe and secure, and it is like a 8-10 min easy walk to the beach. There is a canopy sun deck above the pool that is great to grill on and fells like your in the jungle (thanks to Harry's beautiful plantings, and the birds and monkeys in the trees in the AM. Great stay; Harry was very hospitable. Some highlights from our trip were: Horseback riding at Playa Conchal, Snorkeling at Playa Conchal, the cave at Barra Honda NP, and the local beaches. Gils Mexican food was great. And always great to grab a beer at sunset by the beach. Seemed to us like the best bang for you buck in Tamarindo.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

I had a great time at Harry's. The use of bikes and surfboards enhanced my trip greatly. Harry was super nice and welcoming, not just to me as his paying guest but to friends who would stop by to visit. The roof area is great for watching the stars too. It is a short walk from the center of town and really quiet. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Seriously, I stayed for two weeks over the holidays with my girlfriend and we had a great time. We didn't venture very far from Tamarindo the whole time and had plenty to do. Harry was a great host and helped us with everything we needed. The cabina was clean and a perfect place for unwinding after long days in the sun. The new lookout deck proved to be really useful and is a great touch. We'll definitely be staying at Harry's the next time we go to Tamarindo.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Has bikes and surf. Boards for use, gives surf lessons. Harry joined us for dinner last night, interesting guy. Reasonable rate in good location walk able to beach and restaurants ( almost all on dirt roads)

  • Stayed December 2011
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Additional Information about Harry's, El Escondite

Property: Harry's, El Escondite
Address: Cabinas Escondite, Tamarindo 2000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free use of surf boards and bikes. Surf lessons and guide available. A secluded 4-plex of studio-apartment style cabinas; favorite 'hideout' for both returning surfers and first timers. Accommodations for individuals up to a party of 10 in 4 cabinas. Each cabina can sleep up to 3 people and has a kitchen, large bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning and cable TV. El Escondite also has laundry facilities, phones and internet access. A pool, BBQ and hammocks round out a perfect place to hangout after surfing. ... more   less 

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