My wife and I enjoyed staying at Casa Puesta del Sol ("sunset house").. This condo was recently renovated, so everything is brand new (furnishings custom built & professionally decorated). The bedrooms have king and queen beds, and the sleeper sofa would probably be good for kids (or a third couple). The kitchen is equipped with S/S appliances (inc. washer/dryer combo and dishwasher) and everything we needed for our stay: blender, toaster, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc.
The condo is on the 5th floor and offers some amazing views. The master bedroom opens to a huge balcony with hilltop / sunrise views during the day and a fantastic breeze at night. The living area is good-sized with a sofa/chair combo, flat-screen TV (we never turned it on!), and a wall of windows with unobstructed ocean views. We enjoyed the sunset views from our balcony as much as being on the beach (sunsets are amazing in Costa Rica!), and we ate breakfast there each morning.
Langosta Beach is very close and perfect for morning walks, tide pools, and sunsets. Tamarindo Beach is also close (5-10 minute walk; path next to Capitan Suizo). We’d walk along the beaches in the morning (look for monkeys!), grab lunch and drinks in Tamarindo, and return for sunset. This condo had a perfect sunset view, so we understand why it was named Casa Puesta del Sol.
We had a car, but only needed it to drive to other (quieter) beaches: Grande, Conchal, and Flamingo. Also, it’s only $5 for a taxi to/from town. We loved Tamarindo’s restaurants and shops, but it was nice to return to our condo in the evenings. We had the entire pool nearly to ourselves, but didn’t use the BBQ grill. The place is gated (24-hour security), so we always felt safe, and parking is close to the main elevator.
We look forward to staying here again and highly recommend it to families, couples, or anyone looking for the perfect place to get away. Pura Vida!