Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Truly in a class of its own, these 11 romantic villas are scattered around three hectares of land next to a pristine white-sand beach...
Mundo Milo Eco Lodge
Dutch owned and easily the most creative nest, choose from a fan-cooled African-style bungalow with a soaring sky-lit, bamboo ceiling, zebra and giraffe patterned accents, a full kitchen and private patio; or one of their more conventional, but stil...
Hotel Punta Islita
This luxury resort serves as an example of how to ethically operate a hotel. In addition to organizing community arts projects, they sponsored the construction of various public buildings, including a new church...
Rip Jack Inn
This comfy, convivial inn has a handful of clean, modern, artfully painted rooms, lovely floor lamps, and doublewide macramé hammocks on the front porch...
Romantically set on the beach amid a palm-fringed garden, Tambor Tropical is a lovely boutique hotel with stunning architecture. The 12 roomy, hexagonal suites all have dark wood interiors, full kitchen, wet bar and private veranda...
Down at the end of the road before turning toward Mal País, this beautiful boutique resort sits on the bank of the Río Coyote in Punta Coyote, and feels blissfully isolated...
Gorgeously perched on the bluffs, rooms aren't fabulous but they are set in a number of canary-yellow, three-star, stand-alone casitas on the palm-shaded lawn overlooking the swirling, thrashing sea...
Hotel Bula Bula
Located a few hundred meters inland near the Tamarindo estuary, rooms aren't huge, but they're decorated with whimsical art and have beamed ceilings...
Hotel Arco Iris
A cluster of garden cabinas makes up this wonderfully reclusive Italian-owned place. Every unit is simply decorated with bamboo and wood, and its hillside location creates a sense of peace and relaxation...
Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
Perched on a hill overlooking the entrance to Tamarindo, this hotel is one of the most popular places in town for well-to-do travelers, and the 33 rooms and suites have all the amenities (and institutionalized blandness) you associate with the Best ...
This intimate eight-room beachfront hotel offers loft beds, ocean views and big-screen TVs with DVD player. The terracotta–tiled floors lead to shaded terraces on the beach.
Funky Monkey Lodge
Up the hill from Tuanis, this funky hostel-cum-lodge is situated at the top of a natural-rock hill, and has sweet, rustic-style bungalows built out of bamboo. Each has an open-air shower, and shares a communal kitchen...
The Chocolate Hotel And 5 Star Hostel
Up the same road as the ‘Milk Bottle’ hostel, this sweet little hotel has several well-appointed rooms done up in dark wood and terra-cotta–tiled floors, with orthopedic mattresses, fully equipped kitchen and hot-water bathroom...
This well-established Tamarindo landmark is known for its popular live-music nights at the bar-restaurant, though it’s also a great place to stay...
Although it’s only 200m from the beach, this German-run establishment is an oasis of serenity in an otherwise frenzied town – it’s also one of the best deals around...
Jardin Del Eden Hotel
On a hill overlooking Tamarindo, this luxurious French-run hotel has 36 exquisite rooms, each with a sitting area and private patio or balcony. There is a swim-up bar and gorgeous views from the pool deck.
Hotel Bahia Esmeralda
A short walk from the beach, this Italian-owned resort offers supercomfortable accommodations at a bargain price...
Don Jon*S Lodge And Restaurant
This friendly spot offers several rustic teak bungalows that are quite creative and appealing, and attractive Spanish-tiled dorms with high-beamed ceilings. There's a communal kitchen and the onsite restaurant serves burritos, tacos and sandwiches.
Hidden down a quiet cul-de-sac in a wooded, residential neighborhood, you’ll find a fantastic hostel in a gorgeous yellow hacienda...
Nosara Bed And Breakfast
This cute, clean and very quiet option is set back in the trees near a quiet strand of beach. All of the homey rooms have hot-water bathroom and simple decorative motifs.
Property Location With a stay at Reserva Conchal in Brasilito, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Conchal Beach and close to Flamingo Beach. This 4...
Bahia Del Sol Beach Front Hotel & Suites
Property Location With a stay at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Hotel & Suites in Potrero, you'll be on the beach and convenient to Penca Beach and Flamingo Beach...