Hotel Arco Iris

Follow signs past turnoff to Playa Langosta and go up hill to right, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica

Beautiful bungalows dot the grounds of this chic compound, half a block off one of Tamarindo's main drags. The five bungalows have high, sloping cane ceilings, handsome contemporary furniture, and sleek marble bathrooms with huge showers and trendy vessel sinks. Stone pathways lead to each unit, fronted by a private porch, hammock, table, and chairs. There are also eight ultra-spacious, deluxe rooms with two queen beds, minibars stocked with gourmet goodies, and lots of storage space. All accommodations include flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, coffeemakers, and mini-refrigerators. Request one of the four newer rooms built in 2016. There's a small pool and two pleasant cabanas with natural slate floors that keep you cool on hot days. The hotel is also home to the best dinner restaurant in town, Seasons by Shlomy, and there's a new pool bar shaking up some serious martinis. Amiable owner Richard Resnick is usually around to fill you in on the local scene.


  • transportation service and concierge
  • boutique feel
  • great restaurant
  • good value


  • not a lot of privacy in bungalows
  • no water views
  • small pool


Phones: 140-2653–0330


5 bungalows, 8 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast