We stayed at Balconies Pacifico #8 for 4 weeks. The location of the property is a great advantage as we did not need to use a car to enjoy all that Tamarindo has to offer.
Working with Ryan (owner) and Daniella (Horizon Pacific) was easy. Booking of the Condo, airport pick-up and housekeeping once a week was all Five Star.
Balconies Pacifico is located just a short five minute walk to the Beach where you can surf, boogieboard or just enjoy the magnificent beach. Sunsets and the mornings are the best time to be on the beach to walk. Even on hot days in the afternoon the ocean breeze and water brought respite to the heat. There are a multitude of restaurants within a 10 minute walk of the condo. We did not have a bad meal at any of the restaurants that often served large portions. All the restaurants were open air and most offered happy hour twice a day.
The condo is close to banking, shops, activities and grocery stores. There is a grocery store about a two minute walk from the condo and has everything you need. On Saturdays there is a Farmerès Market about a ten minute walk away where you can buy local produce as well as fresh fish. Many evening there are locals selling fruit out of the back of their trucks. Felt safe walking everywhere as people were all warm and welcoming.
The condo itself was just like the pictures. The balcony offered a great place for two people to have their morning coffee or smoothie as you listened to the Howler Monkeys. The condo has two bedrooms but would be more condusive to a family of four rather than two couples sharing.
The tv is in the master bedroom but then again you do not watch much tv in Costa Rica. The only thing stopping the condo from getting five stars is that some of the items need to be updated like the pots and pans and the mattress is okay but a lttle hard. You do not spend much time in the condo itself so everything is good just not great. I would also recommend a welcome basket on arrival with a coffee, pineapple or something just to get you started.
The cleaning once a week was fantastic as they left the place spotless. Security was friendly and we always felt safe. We walked everywhere even at night. I would bring a flashlight only because it does get dark early and not every place is well lit.
Although the condo does not have an ocean view it is so close to everything that the location is what makes this a great place to stay.