Costa Rican Villas close to Surfing Beaches
Though there are many spots to take in beautiful views around Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas lays claim to truly stunning scenery: from the pool patio's hilltop vantage point at the edge of town, you can see 2 miles of white-sand Pacific beaches below, curving in a crescent shape and extending to the surf breaks of Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande. You can order a margarita by the palapa swim-up bar and take in views of the nearby lush tropical greenery and palm trees. The Spanish-style property leads right to the beach, too, and it’s only a five-minute walk from the center of town.
Each one-bedroom, 700-square-foot tropical suite has a full kitchen, a separate living room, and a private patio that looks out over the Pacific. In the morning, head downstairs for a complimentary continental breakfast, which includes fresh local fruit and a station where you can roast your own cup of or fill an industrial vat with Costa Rican coffee.
Included with some deal options, you have your choice of the day’s activities: surfing, snorkeling, or salsa. At any time, feel free to pay a visit to the onsite surf shop to pick up your own equipment.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Jungle Adventure and Lively Nightlife
Tamarindo’s wildlife parks, nature preserves, and fishing communities are filled with rare, diverse animal species. One such park, Marino las Baulas National Park, is a protected area for leatherback turtles, the largest marine reptiles; take a guided nighttime tour to see the endangered animals. On the Pacific, rent jet skis and charter sportfishing vessels, or take riverboat nature tours that explore the backwaters' exotic flora and fauna. The local rainforests are home to varied wildlife, including congo monkeys, wild boars, and hundreds of bird species.
Thanks to consistent sunshine, you can dine outdoors in Tamarindo year-round. The beach town's restaurants run the culinary gamut from Italian, Asian, and French to authentic local cuisines. As the sun sets, the sleepy village awakens with its vibrant nightlife. Begin with a backdrop of live music and televised sporting events at the hotel's Crazy Monkey Bar and continue evenings at one of Tamarindo's many watering holes.
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