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This well-established Tamarindo landmark is popular to the locals for live-music and open mic nights at the bar-restaurant, though tourists also think it’s a great place to stay. Pasatiempo is an affordable boutique style hotel located in the heart of Tamarindo. It’s 21 rooms are all centered around a pool and surrounding tropical gardens. Pasatiempo means “hobby” in Spanish. This beach town hotel features a fun pool area, lounge, hammocks, tropical gardens, and live music nights, this hotel sure is a good place to find many “pasatiempos”.
The modern décor is just about on par with any upscale hotel in the area, but this hotel is a portion of the price. If offers all of the necessary amenities people look for in a mid-range hotel with nice balconies, air conditioning, hot water showers, and excellent service. Plus every Wednesday night there’s an open mic night with local bands to host memorable nights of entertainment. You can relax by the pool, indulge in a few cocktails, or enjoy a nice meal at Monkey La-La (the hotel’s restaurant).
Tamarindo may be the most popular beach destination in Costa Rica, and it is surrounded by other close by beaches like Playa Grande and Playa Avellanas, to visit while stay at Pasatiempo. Though Tamarindo is known for its epic waves and surfing for both pro’s and beginners alike, guests should partake in one of the many tours in the area. Surfing, kayak and boat tours on the estuary, sailboat and catamaran rides, and countless of other activities can all be found in this Pacific Costa Rica beach town.
This is the perfect hotel for those looking for a slice of paradise but still within arms reach of all the action of Tamarindo, especially the public beach where there’s surfing and yoga galore. You won’t need a car or cabs as just about everything is within easy walking distance. Desafio can help you plan all of your trip to Tamarindo and all your Costa Rica adventures.
Amenities & Services
Balcony or terrace
24-hour room service
Safe Deposit Box
Breakfast not included, but available daily.
Kids under 3 stay free, kids 4-9 pay $10+.
Christmas and New Year's reservations require a 4 night minimum stay. Reservations made with less than 72 hours notice will be penalized.
*Peak rates apply during the Tamarindo Marathon in September and Easter Week in March.
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