This was my first time visiting Costa Rica and I have to say that after traveling many places in the world, this was one of my favorites. The villa was AMAZING! The amenities are all top notch and the view is to die for. It's perfect for couples traveling together in that each bed room is an on suite with it's own bath room. The villa is an easy walk to the beach, at most 5 minutes downhill and maybe a 8 minute walk to all the shops/restaurants/bars in town. The villa management was also awesome! They made reservations for our group for several things and also gave us recommendations on surf spots and paddle boarding. They are all super friendly and helpful with anything you would want or any questions you have. There are even local monkeys that swing in the trees above the every afternoon. The restaurant Pangas is also the best restaurant in Tamarindo in my opinion. The food was top notch and the vibe was really nice yet still laid back. Overall my only issue is that we didn't stay enough time in Costa Rica! It is very unique in that there are many active adventures very close such as surfing, paddle boarding, hiking, biking; and yet you could just lay on the balcony or beach all day, or go to a world class spa in 20 minutes to be pampered all day. I will definitely be back to both Costa Rica, and also Casa Colonial!