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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Hotel Pasatiempo

  • 100 m southeast of high-rise Pacific Park condo at turnoff for Playa Langosta Rd. Map It
  • Tamarindo


  • Affordable
  • Gorgeous pool and garden
  • 10% discount when booking directly through hotel


  • Seven-minute walk to beach
  • Rooms close to the bar can be noisy
  • Some mosquitoes

Fodor's Review

A longtime local hangout, this pretty collection of bungalows is clean, comfortable, and well priced, making this laid-back spot a great option for moderate budgets and families. The cheerful bungalows have orthopedic mattresses, air-conditioning, and ceiling fans, with screened windows if you prefer fresh air at night. Some rooms are rather dark, but the patios with hammocks and the lovely pool offer bright alternatives by day. This is one of the few hotels built around a tropical garden; guests are welcome to pick bananas poolside. Their popular bar Monkey La-La has a happy hour from 4 to 6, live music on Monday, and open-mic night on Wednesday to showcase local talent. Board rental and surf lessons are sure to keep your water time high.

Hotel Information


100 m southeast of high-rise Pacific Park condo at turnoff for Playa Langosta Rd., Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 21 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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