We absolutely loved this villa and our trip to Costa Rica. The villa is a very quick walk across the street from the beach, and right down the road from the heart of Tamarindo. The beach is much quieter than the main beaches in Tamarindo, offering a true beach escape. It was also incredible to be able to walk back from the beach to have lunch, and hang out at the private pool before heading back to the beach for some afternoon surfing. Getting to the main part of Tamarindo is a walk or quick, inexpensive cab ride away, and there are tons of restaurants to try. There is a also a grocery store right near the villa, and a larger one a short car ride away for meals in the villa. We chose to eat breakfast and lunch the the villa, and most dinners out. One night, we did cook a big dinner at the villa and relaxed by the pool. Our experience was incredible, and we are looking forward to heading back to Costa Rica soon!