You'll need a jeep or golf cart. Much too far to walk anywhere, and taxis charge extra because of the access road, which is mostly fine but with some of the worst potholes I saw. You pass the town landfill to get here, but it's not terrible, they have a bulldozer etc to bury stuff, and it's nowhere near the property.
Snorkel beach is terrific, and the place on Culebra to spot turtles. View is lovely. I'd stay here again if I went back -- pleasant quick drive to Flamenco or town on the golf cart if you need to, otherwise enjoy gorgeous sunset views of Luis Pena and hardly ever hear another person's voice.
Cottages are "rustic," nicely painted and grounds maintained, though nothing special inside. Water choices are cold and lukewarm. Window unit ACs will get your bedroom super chilly if you like. Stovetop Euro style coffee maker, my favorite. Iguanas poop in the pool (bad) so they clean it thoroughly every morning (good). Staff is available if you need them but out of your hair otherwise. Culebra is more about laid-back beach bumming, cheerfulness, and natural beauty, than about being fancy, and this fits perfectly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamarindo Estates provides twelve 1-BR guest rental apartments on a remarkably virgin 60-acre estate, in the quiet and exclusive Tamarindo beach location, across from Culebra's Marine Reserve. It is nicely secluded, yet a short 5 to 7 minute drive to town, where restaurants, grocery, and other stores are located. The 12 guest apartments afford great views of the ocean while you relax and sit on the apartment's private, covered deck. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tamarindo Estates Beach Cottages Hotel Culebra
- Tamarindo Estates Beach Hotel
- Tamarindo Estates Beach Resort