Our family stayed in this beautiful condo last month. This was our first time in Costa Rica, so we wanted a place that would be family friendly and peaceful though still close enough to town allowing for some excitement. We were nervous of course as this was our first trip out of the US. When we saw the condo and the surrounding areas, we knew that we had made the perfect choice! The bedrooms are spacious, especially the master suite with whirlpool tub, and the furnishings are elegant, yet comfortable. There were just three of us, but there's a sofa bed, so a family of 4-5 would be fine.
The balconies are huge! The main balcony has a dining table with six chairs --- plus another chair and loveseat. It also overlooks the pool (we swam in it every day!). The other balcony has a love seat, two chairs, and tables. The balconies were great for viewing wildlife (we saw monkeys and parrots in nearby trees) or just relaxing with some cold drinks (we used the blender a lot!). In addition to the wildlife, the views of the ocean and sunset each evening were almost majestic. You just could not ask for a better location.
What made the condo so enjoyable and comfortable were the amenities it came with such as; towels, hair dryer, pots, pans, glasses, dishes, silverware, toaster, and the blender (did we mention that we used it a lot?). It's a short walk to the beach, but we still drove to town with our gear and boogie boards. Tip: freeze bottles of water ahead of time, so the water stays cold all day.
Tamarindo is charming and fun, and Costa Rica is magnificent. We can't wait to return and when we do, this will be the place we will stay!