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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Luna Llena Hotel & Residence

  • From road to Playa Langosta, 1st left (uphill) Map It
  • Tamarindo


  • Secluded
  • Lush grounds
  • Cheerful decor


  • Several blocks away from beach
  • Some common areas smell of smoke
  • Lots of kids
  • Resident cats and dogs might be bothersome to some

Fodor's Review

Looking a little like a cheerful Fellini film set of a fantasy tropical village, this collection of bright yellow, conical bungalows is fun and affordable. Set on different levels around a small pool and tropical gardens, the bungalows have colorful, whimsical interiors, with unusual fabrics, furniture, and walls painted by co-owner Simone Daniele, who, along with husband Pino Trimarchi, provides Italian panache to the place. The ground floor of each bungalow holds a kitchenette, bathroom, and queen bed. A steep, curving staircase leads to a wooden loft with two single beds—great for families. Bright double rooms on the second floor of the main building have queen-size beds, high ceilings, spacious bathrooms, and colorful, creative decor. The layout is lovely, but the rooms are showing signs of age, and the resident cats tend to make their way into the rooms unless you close the doors. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the beach, in a relatively quiet area and has a sustainability rating of three (out of five) leaves.

Hotel Information


From road to Playa Langosta, 1st left (uphill), Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 7 rooms, 7 bungalows
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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