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Casa Leon | 8br Palace Beside The Sea $800/nightly
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Address: Calle Soles, Tamarindo
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Located just minutes up the hill from many of Tamarindo's most coveted surf spots, Casa Monacita features mesmerizing ocean views worth writing home about. Enjoy those breathtaking views from our rooftop or from one of our three fully equipped apartments. Sit back, and relax or stroll through town or on the beach. Immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s beautiful nature while also enjoying your favorite outdoor activity such as horseback riding, hiking, surfing.... options are endless. Whatever your needs are, our on-site Team, as well as our friends around town, will make every effort to provide you with the ultimate vacation experience.

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Crystal Sands | 3br Luxury Condo
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This is a very spacious, well appointed, luxury condo that feels like a home! It’s so close to the beach you can throw a shell and hit the sand. 24/7 security, underground parking, large swimming pool/hot tub are all wonderful amenities that make Crystal Sands so desirable.

The unit itself has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths including an oceanfront master suite that has it’s own private terrace to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the ocean. A gourmet kitchen with all the trimmings, nice linens, art, flat screen TV’s, WIFI and tons of extra storage. The beach itself is a wonderful experience…search for seaglass, snorkel, tidepool or relax. It’s truly a beach lovers dream just out the door.

The condo is located on an isolated stretch of beach at the far north of Playa Langosta and guests may choose to make the relaxing stroll into town (+/-15 minutes) around the point and along the beach … a nice “commute” to Nogui’s oceanfront restaurant in the center of town!

SURF! If you surf, this is heaven. There is a “secret spot” just out front that we’ll happily show you, but within a short walk there are a myriad of world class waves of all types. Sand bottom breaks, reef breaks, point breaks, beginner breaks … you name it. We have been living and surfing in the area for decades and we will ensure that you’re in the right place at the right time!

The neighborhood has a gorgeous hotel just across the street “Cala Luna” and features a delicious breakfast/lunch and dinner each day. Also, a few doors down is the Hotel Sueno del Mar B&B which also serves a fantastic oceanfront breakfast.

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Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
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Flamingo beach apartments main road for sale or rent from $72 nightly
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THREE – LARGE OCEAN VIEW CABINS Tamarindo Area
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THREE - LARGE OCEAN VIEW CABINS- On a private 35 acre estate only 8 mins from Tamarindo, 1 km from the gas station, 2 kms from the grocery store,all on a great paved road. Mins from 9 white sand beaches. Have your morning coffee in the rocking chairs on your own private patio.

Each cabin has a king bed, a futon, bathroom. The NEW CABIN has its own kitchen with full fridge, pots and dishes. The balcony is HUGE... 2 hammocks, table with 4 chairs to sIt and watch the sunset and have a drink.

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Hi, my name is Jessa and I am originally from Canada. I have 3 cabins on my 35 acre property. If the cabin that you are looking at is booked for the time you'd like, I have 2 other listings. Each cabin is a different listing. There are 2 unique round cabins that are identical with their own bathroom, shower, ac, wifi, king beds, table, coffee makers, sofas and an extra double bed. These two cabins share a kitchen that has a full sized fridge, stove, all pots and dishes..
CABIN 1 - www.airbnb.ca/rooms/3568514
CABIN 2 - www.airbnb.com/rooms/5028902

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1 br Ocean View Condo Tamarindo $65/day
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This affordable ocean view condo is located just a few minutes down the hill of the main strip of tamarindo and the beach. The complex offers a very nice pool area with views, parking spaces and communal laundry area (depending on how many days you stay) It comes completely furnished with everything you need for a perfect vacation. Including beach chairs, Beach towels etc. This affordable ocean view condo is located just a few minutes down the hill of the main strip of tamarindo and the beach. The complex offers a very nice pool area with views, parking spaces and communal laundry area (depending on how many days you stay) The bedroom has a queen size bed and in the living room there is a double german sofa bed who sleeps 2 pax. The laundry area is shared and it is limited use depending on the amount of days you are staying. Guests will have access to parking and pool. Laundry area limited You will be very close to night life, restaurants, bars, shopping and beach. You can walk around or rent golf cart or a car depending on the type of activities you are looking for. It is not recommended to rent a car if you like walking as it is easy to move around but you have the option of a car rental or golf cart Please note that the condo is located about 5 mins walk down the hill to the beach and the beginning of main strip in Tamarindo but going up hill there is about 1 block of a kind of high hill.

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3 Bedroom Beachfront TamarindoCondo$325/day
3 Bedroom Beachfront  TamarindoCondo$325/day
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Crystal Sands is steps from the pristine white sands of exclusive Langosta Beach. This unit is an amazing 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit with ten- foot high coffered ceilings. 24 hour security and underground parking lead to almost 3000sf of living area, terraces, ocean views, luxury kitchen and more. We can sleep up to 8 people with luxury comforts and the finest amenities. Direct access through the gate down to the beach where you can enjoy the sand, sunshade and tide pools teeming with sea life.

A large and well appointed swimming pool is a very important part of the offering…replete with loungers and cushions, shaded and sunny areas, walk in pool and Jacuzzi tub!

A short walk to a local grocery, deli, watering hole and a few gourmet restaurants round out the local community while just a few more minutes down the road (1 mile) lies the village of Tamarindo with tons of dining, shopping, and services!

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Crystal Sands is steps from the pristine white sands of exclusive Langosta Beach. This unit is an amazing 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit with ten- foot high coffered ceilings. 24 hour security and underground parking lead to almost 3000sf of living area, terraces, ocean views, luxury kitchen and more. We can sleep up to 8 people with luxury comforts and the finest amenities. Direct access through the gate down to the beach where you can enjoy the sand, sunshade and tide pools teeming with sea life.

A large and well appointed swimming pool is a very important part of the offering…replete with loungers and cushions, shaded and sunny areas, walk in pool and Jacuzzi tub!

A short walk to a local grocery, deli, watering hole and a few gourmet restaurants round out the local community while just a few more minutes down the road (1 mile) lies the village of Tamarindo with tons of dining, shopping, and services!

Our concierge team will point you in the right direction!!!

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5 br Ocean View Home With Access To Private Beach Club Tamarindo $960/day
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Enclave is a collection of luxury ocean view homes located on the most sought after slice of oceanfront real estate in Playa Tamarindo/Playa Langosta. Accommodating 12+ guests with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, there has been no expense spared in the construction, design or decor of the homes. Fully equipped gourmet kitchens and gorgeous outdoor terraces overlook Tamarindo Bay as well as Playa Langosta with stunning sunset views.

Located on the exclusive “San Francisco Point”, this property is the only property in the area to provide direct access to the beaches of BOTH Playa Tamarindo AND Playa Langosta. These homes are perched on the hilltop within this private and gated community to take advantage of both the proximity to the beaches and capitalize on the unbelievable views!

The homes feature luxury bedding and linens, top tier furnishings, plunge pools, stainless outdoor BBQ grills, Sonos sound systems and much more. Large dining and living areas overlook the outdoor terrace and pool. Each en-suite bedroom has ample storage and closet space along with 50″ LED TV’s, blackout shades and top tier mattresses for a truly blissful night’s sleep.

24/7 security and our own in-house concierge team are here to help you plan your vacation from the moment you book.

***COMPLEMENTARY ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE LANGOSTA BEACH CLUB*** is a huge added bonus and is only a short walk down the beach.

Pricing includes maid service every other day and can be extended to daily service for a small additional charge.

These homes are a paradise for families, surfers, adventure seekers and those simply seeking tranquility and privacy. Surrounded by beautiful nature and home to amazing waves and beaches, Enclave is the perfect spot for everyone wanting a luxury Costa Rican experience that’s well priced and close to everything.

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5 br Tamarindo Masterpiece $1500/daily
5 br Tamarindo Masterpiece $1500/daily
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Casa Lucy is an absolute masterpiece of architecture, design, and tropical elegance situated overlooking Playa Tamarindo and the blue waters of the Pacific!

Featuring five bedrooms plus six bathrooms, this luxuriously appointed ocean view estate is one of the newest properties in the Tamarindo Heights development. With no detail overlooked, this modern yet comfortable house will take your breath away. Upon entering the home you’ll enjoy the spacious family area with a world class gourmet kitchen, living room and direct access to the pool area. Wrapped infinity pool and surrounding area has a abundance of lounge chairs , tables plus very comfortable seating . A large 20 person rustic dining table and chairs round out this beautiful outdoor living space. All bedrooms feature ensuite luxury bathrooms. A spacious and warm feeling pervades throughout Casa Lucy, setting the standard of tropical comfort and elegance.

Some additional features of the home include a world class kinetic fitness area as well as an unreal media/theatre room with the latest audio/visual technology.

Casa Lucy is a private residence that is offered only occasionally to family and professional groups. This is a house to be enjoyed with good friends, good food and lots of “Pura Vida”!
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Casa Lucy is an absolute masterpiece of architecture, design, and tropical elegance situated overlooking Playa Tamarindo and the blue waters of the Pacific!

Featuring five bedrooms plus six bathrooms, this luxuriously appointed ocean view estate is one of the newest properties in the Tamarindo Heights development. With no detail overlooked, this modern yet comfortable house will take your breath away. Upon entering the home you’ll enjoy the spacious family area with a world class gourmet kitchen, living room and direct access to the pool area. Wrapped infinity pool and surrounding area has a abundance of lounge chairs , tables plus very comfortable seating . A large 20 person rustic dining table and chairs round out this beautiful outdoor living space. All bedrooms feature ensuite luxury bathrooms. A spacious and warm feeling pervades throughout Casa Lucy, setting the standard of tropical comfort and elegance.

Some additional features of the home include a world class kinetic fitness area as well as an unreal media/theatre room with the latest audio/visual technology.

Casa Lucy is a private residence that is offered only occasionally to family and professional groups. This is a house to be enjoyed with good friends, good food and lots of “Pura Vida”!

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5 br Tamarindo Oceanfront Home Designed By Renowned Architect $1400/daily
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Located just a few steps to the white sand beach and shimmering tide pools of gorgeous Playa Langosta sits one of the finest examples of Oceanfront Luxury that Costa Rica has to offer, Casa Roca. This 5 bedroom home is truly “luxury at it’s finest” with an eclectic tropical design and indoor/outdoor living that will leave the most seasoned traveler in awe. The home is located in the most sought after stretch of beach in the country, Playa Langosta, and is a short 2 minute drive to the heart of the thriving beach-town of Playa Tamarindo.

Designed by renowned Costa Rican Architect Abraham Valenzuela this home leaves no detail overlooked! Marble floors, ceiling murals, unbelievable finishes and more make this Villa amazingly unique. Featuring over 7000 sf of living space, 5 master suites, 7 bathrooms, huge indoor/outdoor common areas, a gourmet kitchen, oceanfront swimming pool and Jacuzzi, full time staff and more. Each bedroom features a king sized bed plus en-suite bathroom, gourmet mattresses, linens, bathrobes and more.

The staff at Casa Roca cleans the home top to bottom each day and is available to prepare delicious gourmet meals for guests for a reasonable, additional fee. If you’re looking for luxury, seclusion, privacy and security, look no further.
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Located just a few steps to the white sand beach and shimmering tide pools of gorgeous Playa Langosta sits one of the finest examples of Oceanfront Luxury that Costa Rica has to offer, Casa Roca. This 5 bedroom home is truly “luxury at it’s finest” with an eclectic tropical design and indoor/outdoor living that will leave the most seasoned traveler in awe. The home is located in the most sought after stretch of beach in the country, Playa Langosta, and is a short 2 minute drive to the heart of the thriving beach-town of Playa Tamarindo.

Designed by renowned Costa Rican Architect Abraham Valenzuela this home leaves no detail overlooked! Marble floors, ceiling murals, unbelievable finishes and more make this Villa amazingly unique. Featuring over 7000 sf of living space, 5 master suites, 7 bathrooms, huge indoor/outdoor common areas, a gourmet kitchen, oceanfront swimming pool and Jacuzzi, full time staff and more. Each bedroom features a king sized bed plus en-suite bathroom, gourmet mattresses, linens, bathrobes and more.

The staff at Casa Roca cleans the home top to bottom each day and is available to prepare delicious gourmet meals for guests for a reasonable, additional fee. If you’re looking for luxury, seclusion, privacy and security, look no further.

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6 br beach Home Tamarindo$1,430/day
6 br beach Home Tamarindo$1,430/day
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This is a home built for luxury and fun at the beach! The 6 bedroom home features TWO oceanfront master suites, TWO additional large king suites and two guest suites both with double queen beds! All bedrooms have en-suite baths and no detail was overlooked! TV’s in every room, high end beds/linens, luxury decor and more.

The living area features a huge gourmet kitchen, large areas for entertaining, 14 person dining table, amazing infinity edge pool (with 8 person jacuzzi), copious outdoor spaces and “on beach” access to both Tamarindo and Langosta beaches. Stroll down the beach to one of the local beachfront bars or perch on your own chair overlooking it all…

The home sits in a private/gated community with paved road access and security. Situated on a bluff overlooking the gorgeous Bahia Tamarindo (Tamarindo Bay), the views are magnificent and your access to the beach is a 1 minute stroll down our private path to the best part of Tamarindo beach. A two minute walk down the other private path puts you onto either directly onto Playa Langosta’s white sands or the adjacent point/headland with stunning views!

On the ocean side of the home you’ll find plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your corner of paradise…outdoor dining, bocce ball, a custom “corn-hole” setup, hammocks and comfy chairs let you take it all in right outside your home. The home’s slight elevation allows for commanding views of the beach and bay while also giving guests natural privacy from the few folks who do choose to walk down towards this part of the beach/bay.

Town is a short walk (10-12 minutes on the beach) or a three minute drive, providing easy access to all of the shopping, restaurants and nightlife that “Tama-Town” affords…while the closer/quieter Playa Langosta plays host to a number of excellent dining options as well!

The home was designed for large groups to feel at home with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their time in paradise.

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6 br Home onThe Beach Tamarindo 1430/daily
6 br Home onThe Beach Tamarindo 1430/daily
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This is a home built for luxury and fun at the beach! The 6 bedroom home features TWO oceanfront master suites, TWO additional large king suites and two guest suites both with double queen beds! All bedrooms have en-suite baths and no detail was overlooked! TV’s in every room, high end beds/linens, luxury decor and more.

The living area features a huge gourmet kitchen, large areas for entertaining, 14 person dining table, amazing infinity edge pool (with 8 person jacuzzi), copious outdoor spaces and “on beach” access to both Tamarindo and Langosta beaches. Stroll down the beach to one of the local beachfront bars or perch on your own chair overlooking it all…

The home sits in a private/gated community with paved road access and security. Situated on a bluff overlooking the gorgeous Bahia Tamarindo (Tamarindo Bay), the views are magnificent and your access to the beach is a 1 minute stroll down our private path to the best part of Tamarindo beach. A two minute walk down the other private path puts you onto either directly onto Playa Langosta’s white sands or the adjacent point/headland with stunning views!

On the ocean side of the home you’ll find plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your corner of paradise…outdoor dining, bocce ball, a custom “corn-hole” setup, hammocks and comfy chairs let you take it all in right outside your home. The home’s slight elevation allows for commanding views of the beach and bay while also giving guests natural privacy from the few folks who do choose to walk down towards this part of the beach/bay.

Town is a short walk (10-12 minutes on the beach) or a three minute drive, providing easy access to all of the shopping, restaurants and nightlife that “Tama-Town” affords…while the closer/quieter Playa Langosta plays host to a number of excellent dining options as well!

The home was designed for large groups to feel at home with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their time in paradise.

Prices start at $1430/night. Contact us for more information.
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8 reviews COURTYARD # 3 3 BR From $371 a night
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This well designed Villa is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, located just across the street from the beach/ The Villa provides cable-TV, full custom kitchen, gas grill, private pool, A/C. Sleeps maximum 6 people. Lavish, is the only way to describe these beautiful three bedroom villas in Tamarindo. Located in Playa Langosta, just a mile from the center of Tamarindo, the villas have everything you would ever expect in a true luxury vacation rental. The architecture and the attention to detail put them in a class by themselves. Ocean views (some villas), private pools, rooftop Jacuzzis (some villas), luxury furnishings, and total security are waiting for you at Courtyard Villas. All the villas feature hand-crafted floor and wall tiles, tropical hardwood doors and cabinetry, ceiling fans, custom kitchens, air conditioning, and more. The entrance to the courtyard is secure, with a doorbell located outside for guests. Upon entering your villa, you encounter a view of the pool and garden area. The main floor is surrounded by a garden and opens to the pool terrace. The custom-designed kitchen offers American-style appliances including a dishwasher, oven, cook top stove, refrigerator and garbage disposal. The outdoor pool area has ceiling fans and a gas grill. All the bedrooms have their own bath and private shower, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. A vacation in your own private villa at the Courtyard is as close to Pura Vida as you can get.

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Take a walk on Guanacaste's wild side

Todays journey begins once again on Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica’s most popular Beach destination and down the Pacific Coast towards the Nicoya Peninsula and Guanacaste’s southern zone which offers many flavors of beaches.From the wild windswept turtle nesting beaches of Ostional to the  Health & Wellness rich Nosara and Samara both of which have become meccas for Yoga lodges, wellness retreats and a pronounced spiritual and healing community.  Couple that with considerably less developed beach front and a few world class surfing and turtle nesting site beaches, heading south of Tamarindo is really like taking a walk on Guanacaste’s wild side.

Playa Negra

Tamarindo beach does extend further south if you’re walking, melding into Playa Langosta, a sleepy little beach village  featuring a few lovely small hotels right on the beachfront peppered with several rather stunning beachfront Villas and of course The Langosta Beach Club, one of my favorite spots for lunch or dinner or wiling away the afternoon at a table under the palms with several cold Heinekens. I understand that the Beach Club has recently changed management so its hard to say until I revisit if the world class cuisine has maintained the same standards set by Arnaud and his lovely wife. However take heart I just learned that Arnaud has opened the Tamarindo Beach club in the heart of Tamarindo and I cannot wait to get back and sample what I am sure will be a culinary treat.

Playa Avellanas

So trekking to the Southern Guanacaste beaches requires you to jump in the car and come off Tamarindo beach and take the Santa Cruz road heading south. When I arrived 15 years ago this was a rough ride unpaved most of the way and a bumpy  treacherous drive during rainy season but in recent years this road as been paved enabling easy access to this dusty farm land that fronts the southern Guanacaste beaches The first sign of civilization heading south towards Nicoya is Hacienda Pinilla which in recent years has seen many more families residing within its borders and has become a Tamarindo bedroom community for the well to do even though many of the main American schools are a good 20 miles away in Brasilito. Hacienda Pinilla is a huge beach front development that has managed to preserve the untamed backdrop quite nicely and truly has a lot to offer families and vacationers alike principally security and natural beauty situated on one of Costa Rica’s most pristine surf beaches. Of course having a championship seaside golf course  helps maintain the property values along with a 4  star hotel. Add a secure beautiful environment and it is  no surprise that many well to do Expat families have taken up residence within its secure gated borders, fostering a rather cool tightly knit family oriented community that still centers the bulk of its daily activity in Tamarindo.

Hacienda Pinilla Golf course looking East away from the ocean

Playa Lagartillo (little alligator)

When it comes to best secret beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Lagartillo is one of them. Even though it’s just a few minutes drive from the popular Playa Avellanas, it normally doesn’t have more than a handful of visitors, even during the holidays. If you’re exploring this area of Guanacaste, then you definitely need to visit Playa Lagartillo!

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Playa Negra

Playa Negra has always been a pleasant surprise for me and my last trip down there was with my buddy Andre on a rainy windswept day and we felt like we had it to ourselves including the beach front hotel where we managed of course to root up a few Heinekens. Its untamed sleepy quality is always refreshing only a short drive from the hustle & bustle of Tamarindo. I lend kudos to my buddy Larry Graziano who is not only the real estate master down there but one of the nicest soft spoken men you will have the pleasure to meet. Larry had what I consider amazing foresight and settled his family and business down there way ahead of everybody. Of course Larry was attracted by the great surf which Negra has in abundance. Whether its surfing or the slightly untamed peaceful beauty you wish to experience contact Larry at his Playa Negra Realty office and he will happily show you the way.

Playa Negra, Costa Rica is an excellent beach to stay in Guanacaste for those looking to get away from the commercial beach towns. With sweet surfing waves, a laid back atmosphere and beautiful sunsets, visitors can’t go wrong with a few days at the underrated but incredible Playa Negra.

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Negra Beach

Negra in Spanish means black and Playa Negra is certainly a beautiful black sand beach. This beach is extremely rocky so be careful in low tide. It’s not the best for swimming but you can dip your toes in!

Negra beach

Since it has so many rocky reefs, in low tide you can walk around the tidepools.

Surfing Playa Negra

Playa Negra’s awesome surf break was featured in the Robert August Movie Endless Summer II. The beach has easy access for paddling out (though small take off zone) and very nice, hollow right hand barrels. If you go to surf, high tide is better as low tide exposes the vast rock bottom and is not recommended for anyone. Thanks to the consistent year round waves, pro surfers from all over the world come to surf at Playa Negra and it can get busy during swells.

This surf break is generally not the best for beginners though. It is better to go to Tamarindo to take lessons for first timers or Avellanas or Grande for beginners. However, when waves are small and there aren’t any swells, it is possible for beginners.

Playa Negra Hotels

There are not that many accommodation options in Negra but there are a couple of hotels. Hotel Playa Negra is the only beachfront hotel with bungalows, a restaurant, pool, yoga studio and a rancho. Some other hotels are the Cafe Playa Negra Hotel and Restaurant and Playa Negra Surf Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

Playa Negra is a great beach for a day trip or for a few days. Surfing is the main activity and you’ll see locals and tourists out there every day catching waves. If you’re not a surfer, unfortunately the beach is not the best for swimming but you can sunbathe, relax, have a drink on the beach and just soak up the sun.

 

Playa Negra is also close to many other beautiful underrated beaches such as Junquillal, Marbella, Callejones, and San Juanillo. Keep going down south and you can visit Ostional Wildlife Refuge and Nosara. Go up north and you’re so close to Marino Las Baulas National Park. Both Ostional and Marino Las Baulas are amazing places to see turtle nestings.

Even though Playa Negra feels like a worlds away, it’s still close to the developed beach towns up north so you have it all. Remote, quiet and beautiful beach but a short drive to tourist amenities and services.

Playa Marbella, Costa Rica (Playa Frijolar)

Although it may seem like Guanacaste beaches are very touristy, there a plethora of beautiful under the tourist radar beaches to discover. One of those beaches is Playa Marbella, about one hour south of Tamarindo and 30 minutes north of Nosara.

It’s a great surfing beach and for anyone looking for a off the beaten path beach to visit for a day. Although locally known as Playa Marbella, the true name of this beach is Playa Frijolar.

Playa Negra

Playa Junquillal

  Playa Junquillal is one of the beaches I visited on my very first visit to Costa Rica in 2002. I stayed in Tamarindo on that trip  as well as La Fortuna and Quepos before passing my first and last night at the Hemenway Inn in San Jose. That day I rented a scooter in Tamarindo and took to the dusty roads in exploration and ranged from Playa Junquillal to Playa Flamingo bar hopping along the way but managing to check on my good friends at the Land Ho Junquillal as these same proprietors own my favorite watering hole of the same name in Orleans on Cape Cod  and where I had some of my first serious conversations about Costa Rica. My friends had discovered Costa Rica and were quite obviously in love with the place tantalizing my intrigue and desire to explore. However I am certain that the scooter ride that day in that land where time  stood still is what captured my heart and whether I knew it at the time or not my every waking moment upon return from that first trip were lent to devouring everything I possibly could about a country I had clearly already accepted on a subconscious level would be my new home. The more I learned about Costa Rica’s commitment to ecological preservation coupled with the astounding variety of wildlife and micro climates  coupled with sublime natural beauty continually served to reinforce this growing love at first sight phenomenon and instant adoption of what would soon become my new home.  One must understand that growing up on Cape Cod which I can only describe as the most magical place on earth makes any place contending for my affection  need approach an almost mystical level and clearly speaks to my soul.  I am most fortunate to have discovered two such places in one lifetime.

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Marbella

Marbella is a sleepy neighborhood in Guanacaste offering easy access to several untamed beaches  I would characterize as “off the beaten path” including:

Playa Pitahaya

Playa Blanca

&Playa Azul

 

This area of southern Guanacaste is quite  wild and untamed and from the Marbella beaches the coast road meanders hugging the coast coming upon the unique geographical point at

San Juanillo

This untamed stretch eventually turns into the Ostional wildlife refuge at

Playa Ostional

this wildlife refuge serves as one of the most important turtle nesting sites in the country

The next important beach town is Nosara. The town, which sits several kilometers away from the beaches has served this community well as it has precluded overdevelopment of the beach area resulting in a pristine laid back, authentic Costa Rica beach with a plethora of wellness and yoga lodges, Nosara is the rugged spiritual heart of Guanacaste and I was always quite impressed with the layout . The beach front businesses are almost hidden from view and I discovered some very relaxing spots exploring on foot and venturing off the beach for a beer or some ceviche. Tranquility pervades the atmosphere here and I absolutely loved it there one day when I took a solo drive down there to explore. A very enjoyable experience.

Playa Guiones 

Located along the stunning coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula, Playa Guiones serves as a great surfing destination in Costa Rica.

With 7 kilometers of sugar-white sand and ideal conditions for a variety of activities, this small town is a little slice of paradise in Guanacaste.

In fact, a couple hundred meters of the shoreline received a Blue Flag for its pristine, eco-friendly and well-maintained beaches.

Playa Garza

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This placid fishing village 15 minutes South of Playa Guiones will be memorable. Despite Playa Garza’s increasing popularity with tourists, families, and especially fisherman, visitors are often amazed that they can enjoy the golden sands and calm waters of Playa Garza with hardly another soul in sight.

Rocky headlands to the north and south make Playa Garza a natural harbor. These calm, crystal clear waters are a magnet for snorkelers, divers, kayakers, stand up paddlers and those simply seeking to relax. Playa Garza is famed as the base of operations for the local fishing industry. A variety of fishing charter vessels sit calmly in the middle of the bay waiting to take groups of eager fishermen out to the horizon to reel in the fish of their dreams.

Back on land  the town of Garza features a range of understated, yet warm and welcoming places to eat and relax which unsurprisingly offer up some of the best fish cuisine you’ll find anywhere.

Oceanview Vacation Rentals

Oceanview Vacation Rentals

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Casa Leon | 8br Palace Beside The Sea $800/nightly
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Address: Calle Soles, Tamarindo
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Located just minutes up the hill from many of Tamarindo's most coveted surf spots, Casa Monacita features mesmerizing ocean views worth writing home about. Enjoy those breathtaking views from our rooftop or from one of our three fully equipped apartments. Sit back, and relax or stroll through town or on the beach. Immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s beautiful nature while also enjoying your favorite outdoor activity such as horseback riding, hiking, surfing.... options are endless. Whatever your needs are, our on-site Team, as well as our friends around town, will make every effort to provide you with the ultimate vacation experience.

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Crystal Sands | 3br Luxury Condo
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This is a very spacious, well appointed, luxury condo that feels like a home! It’s so close to the beach you can throw a shell and hit the sand. 24/7 security, underground parking, large swimming pool/hot tub are all wonderful amenities that make Crystal Sands so desirable.

The unit itself has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths including an oceanfront master suite that has it’s own private terrace to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the ocean. A gourmet kitchen with all the trimmings, nice linens, art, flat screen TV’s, WIFI and tons of extra storage. The beach itself is a wonderful experience…search for seaglass, snorkel, tidepool or relax. It’s truly a beach lovers dream just out the door.

The condo is located on an isolated stretch of beach at the far north of Playa Langosta and guests may choose to make the relaxing stroll into town (+/-15 minutes) around the point and along the beach … a nice “commute” to Nogui’s oceanfront restaurant in the center of town!

SURF! If you surf, this is heaven. There is a “secret spot” just out front that we’ll happily show you, but within a short walk there are a myriad of world class waves of all types. Sand bottom breaks, reef breaks, point breaks, beginner breaks … you name it. We have been living and surfing in the area for decades and we will ensure that you’re in the right place at the right time!

The neighborhood has a gorgeous hotel just across the street “Cala Luna” and features a delicious breakfast/lunch and dinner each day. Also, a few doors down is the Hotel Sueno del Mar B&B which also serves a fantastic oceanfront breakfast.

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Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
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Flamingo beach apartments main road for sale or rent from $72 nightly
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THREE – LARGE OCEAN VIEW CABINS Tamarindo Area
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THREE - LARGE OCEAN VIEW CABINS- On a private 35 acre estate only 8 mins from Tamarindo, 1 km from the gas station, 2 kms from the grocery store,all on a great paved road. Mins from 9 white sand beaches. Have your morning coffee in the rocking chairs on your own private patio.

Each cabin has a king bed, a futon, bathroom. The NEW CABIN has its own kitchen with full fridge, pots and dishes. The balcony is HUGE... 2 hammocks, table with 4 chairs to sIt and watch the sunset and have a drink.

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Hi, my name is Jessa and I am originally from Canada. I have 3 cabins on my 35 acre property. If the cabin that you are looking at is booked for the time you'd like, I have 2 other listings. Each cabin is a different listing. There are 2 unique round cabins that are identical with their own bathroom, shower, ac, wifi, king beds, table, coffee makers, sofas and an extra double bed. These two cabins share a kitchen that has a full sized fridge, stove, all pots and dishes..
CABIN 1 - www.airbnb.ca/rooms/3568514
CABIN 2 - www.airbnb.com/rooms/5028902

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1 br Ocean View Condo Tamarindo $65/day
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This affordable ocean view condo is located just a few minutes down the hill of the main strip of tamarindo and the beach. The complex offers a very nice pool area with views, parking spaces and communal laundry area (depending on how many days you stay) It comes completely furnished with everything you need for a perfect vacation. Including beach chairs, Beach towels etc. This affordable ocean view condo is located just a few minutes down the hill of the main strip of tamarindo and the beach. The complex offers a very nice pool area with views, parking spaces and communal laundry area (depending on how many days you stay) The bedroom has a queen size bed and in the living room there is a double german sofa bed who sleeps 2 pax. The laundry area is shared and it is limited use depending on the amount of days you are staying. Guests will have access to parking and pool. Laundry area limited You will be very close to night life, restaurants, bars, shopping and beach. You can walk around or rent golf cart or a car depending on the type of activities you are looking for. It is not recommended to rent a car if you like walking as it is easy to move around but you have the option of a car rental or golf cart Please note that the condo is located about 5 mins walk down the hill to the beach and the beginning of main strip in Tamarindo but going up hill there is about 1 block of a kind of high hill.

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3 Bedroom Beachfront TamarindoCondo$325/day
3 Bedroom Beachfront  TamarindoCondo$325/day
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Crystal Sands is steps from the pristine white sands of exclusive Langosta Beach. This unit is an amazing 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit with ten- foot high coffered ceilings. 24 hour security and underground parking lead to almost 3000sf of living area, terraces, ocean views, luxury kitchen and more. We can sleep up to 8 people with luxury comforts and the finest amenities. Direct access through the gate down to the beach where you can enjoy the sand, sunshade and tide pools teeming with sea life.

A large and well appointed swimming pool is a very important part of the offering…replete with loungers and cushions, shaded and sunny areas, walk in pool and Jacuzzi tub!

A short walk to a local grocery, deli, watering hole and a few gourmet restaurants round out the local community while just a few more minutes down the road (1 mile) lies the village of Tamarindo with tons of dining, shopping, and services!

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Crystal Sands is steps from the pristine white sands of exclusive Langosta Beach. This unit is an amazing 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit with ten- foot high coffered ceilings. 24 hour security and underground parking lead to almost 3000sf of living area, terraces, ocean views, luxury kitchen and more. We can sleep up to 8 people with luxury comforts and the finest amenities. Direct access through the gate down to the beach where you can enjoy the sand, sunshade and tide pools teeming with sea life.

A large and well appointed swimming pool is a very important part of the offering…replete with loungers and cushions, shaded and sunny areas, walk in pool and Jacuzzi tub!

A short walk to a local grocery, deli, watering hole and a few gourmet restaurants round out the local community while just a few more minutes down the road (1 mile) lies the village of Tamarindo with tons of dining, shopping, and services!

Our concierge team will point you in the right direction!!!

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5 br Ocean View Home With Access To Private Beach Club Tamarindo $960/day
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Enclave is a collection of luxury ocean view homes located on the most sought after slice of oceanfront real estate in Playa Tamarindo/Playa Langosta. Accommodating 12+ guests with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, there has been no expense spared in the construction, design or decor of the homes. Fully equipped gourmet kitchens and gorgeous outdoor terraces overlook Tamarindo Bay as well as Playa Langosta with stunning sunset views.

Located on the exclusive “San Francisco Point”, this property is the only property in the area to provide direct access to the beaches of BOTH Playa Tamarindo AND Playa Langosta. These homes are perched on the hilltop within this private and gated community to take advantage of both the proximity to the beaches and capitalize on the unbelievable views!

The homes feature luxury bedding and linens, top tier furnishings, plunge pools, stainless outdoor BBQ grills, Sonos sound systems and much more. Large dining and living areas overlook the outdoor terrace and pool. Each en-suite bedroom has ample storage and closet space along with 50″ LED TV’s, blackout shades and top tier mattresses for a truly blissful night’s sleep.

24/7 security and our own in-house concierge team are here to help you plan your vacation from the moment you book.

***COMPLEMENTARY ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE LANGOSTA BEACH CLUB*** is a huge added bonus and is only a short walk down the beach.

Pricing includes maid service every other day and can be extended to daily service for a small additional charge.

These homes are a paradise for families, surfers, adventure seekers and those simply seeking tranquility and privacy. Surrounded by beautiful nature and home to amazing waves and beaches, Enclave is the perfect spot for everyone wanting a luxury Costa Rican experience that’s well priced and close to everything.

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5 br Tamarindo Masterpiece $1500/daily
5 br Tamarindo Masterpiece $1500/daily
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Casa Lucy is an absolute masterpiece of architecture, design, and tropical elegance situated overlooking Playa Tamarindo and the blue waters of the Pacific!

Featuring five bedrooms plus six bathrooms, this luxuriously appointed ocean view estate is one of the newest properties in the Tamarindo Heights development. With no detail overlooked, this modern yet comfortable house will take your breath away. Upon entering the home you’ll enjoy the spacious family area with a world class gourmet kitchen, living room and direct access to the pool area. Wrapped infinity pool and surrounding area has a abundance of lounge chairs , tables plus very comfortable seating . A large 20 person rustic dining table and chairs round out this beautiful outdoor living space. All bedrooms feature ensuite luxury bathrooms. A spacious and warm feeling pervades throughout Casa Lucy, setting the standard of tropical comfort and elegance.

Some additional features of the home include a world class kinetic fitness area as well as an unreal media/theatre room with the latest audio/visual technology.

Casa Lucy is a private residence that is offered only occasionally to family and professional groups. This is a house to be enjoyed with good friends, good food and lots of “Pura Vida”!
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Casa Lucy is an absolute masterpiece of architecture, design, and tropical elegance situated overlooking Playa Tamarindo and the blue waters of the Pacific!

Featuring five bedrooms plus six bathrooms, this luxuriously appointed ocean view estate is one of the newest properties in the Tamarindo Heights development. With no detail overlooked, this modern yet comfortable house will take your breath away. Upon entering the home you’ll enjoy the spacious family area with a world class gourmet kitchen, living room and direct access to the pool area. Wrapped infinity pool and surrounding area has a abundance of lounge chairs , tables plus very comfortable seating . A large 20 person rustic dining table and chairs round out this beautiful outdoor living space. All bedrooms feature ensuite luxury bathrooms. A spacious and warm feeling pervades throughout Casa Lucy, setting the standard of tropical comfort and elegance.

Some additional features of the home include a world class kinetic fitness area as well as an unreal media/theatre room with the latest audio/visual technology.

Casa Lucy is a private residence that is offered only occasionally to family and professional groups. This is a house to be enjoyed with good friends, good food and lots of “Pura Vida”!

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5 br Tamarindo Oceanfront Home Designed By Renowned Architect $1400/daily
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Located just a few steps to the white sand beach and shimmering tide pools of gorgeous Playa Langosta sits one of the finest examples of Oceanfront Luxury that Costa Rica has to offer, Casa Roca. This 5 bedroom home is truly “luxury at it’s finest” with an eclectic tropical design and indoor/outdoor living that will leave the most seasoned traveler in awe. The home is located in the most sought after stretch of beach in the country, Playa Langosta, and is a short 2 minute drive to the heart of the thriving beach-town of Playa Tamarindo.

Designed by renowned Costa Rican Architect Abraham Valenzuela this home leaves no detail overlooked! Marble floors, ceiling murals, unbelievable finishes and more make this Villa amazingly unique. Featuring over 7000 sf of living space, 5 master suites, 7 bathrooms, huge indoor/outdoor common areas, a gourmet kitchen, oceanfront swimming pool and Jacuzzi, full time staff and more. Each bedroom features a king sized bed plus en-suite bathroom, gourmet mattresses, linens, bathrobes and more.

The staff at Casa Roca cleans the home top to bottom each day and is available to prepare delicious gourmet meals for guests for a reasonable, additional fee. If you’re looking for luxury, seclusion, privacy and security, look no further.
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Located just a few steps to the white sand beach and shimmering tide pools of gorgeous Playa Langosta sits one of the finest examples of Oceanfront Luxury that Costa Rica has to offer, Casa Roca. This 5 bedroom home is truly “luxury at it’s finest” with an eclectic tropical design and indoor/outdoor living that will leave the most seasoned traveler in awe. The home is located in the most sought after stretch of beach in the country, Playa Langosta, and is a short 2 minute drive to the heart of the thriving beach-town of Playa Tamarindo.

Designed by renowned Costa Rican Architect Abraham Valenzuela this home leaves no detail overlooked! Marble floors, ceiling murals, unbelievable finishes and more make this Villa amazingly unique. Featuring over 7000 sf of living space, 5 master suites, 7 bathrooms, huge indoor/outdoor common areas, a gourmet kitchen, oceanfront swimming pool and Jacuzzi, full time staff and more. Each bedroom features a king sized bed plus en-suite bathroom, gourmet mattresses, linens, bathrobes and more.

The staff at Casa Roca cleans the home top to bottom each day and is available to prepare delicious gourmet meals for guests for a reasonable, additional fee. If you’re looking for luxury, seclusion, privacy and security, look no further.

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6 br beach Home Tamarindo$1,430/day
6 br beach Home Tamarindo$1,430/day
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This is a home built for luxury and fun at the beach! The 6 bedroom home features TWO oceanfront master suites, TWO additional large king suites and two guest suites both with double queen beds! All bedrooms have en-suite baths and no detail was overlooked! TV’s in every room, high end beds/linens, luxury decor and more.

The living area features a huge gourmet kitchen, large areas for entertaining, 14 person dining table, amazing infinity edge pool (with 8 person jacuzzi), copious outdoor spaces and “on beach” access to both Tamarindo and Langosta beaches. Stroll down the beach to one of the local beachfront bars or perch on your own chair overlooking it all…

The home sits in a private/gated community with paved road access and security. Situated on a bluff overlooking the gorgeous Bahia Tamarindo (Tamarindo Bay), the views are magnificent and your access to the beach is a 1 minute stroll down our private path to the best part of Tamarindo beach. A two minute walk down the other private path puts you onto either directly onto Playa Langosta’s white sands or the adjacent point/headland with stunning views!

On the ocean side of the home you’ll find plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your corner of paradise…outdoor dining, bocce ball, a custom “corn-hole” setup, hammocks and comfy chairs let you take it all in right outside your home. The home’s slight elevation allows for commanding views of the beach and bay while also giving guests natural privacy from the few folks who do choose to walk down towards this part of the beach/bay.

Town is a short walk (10-12 minutes on the beach) or a three minute drive, providing easy access to all of the shopping, restaurants and nightlife that “Tama-Town” affords…while the closer/quieter Playa Langosta plays host to a number of excellent dining options as well!

The home was designed for large groups to feel at home with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their time in paradise.

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6 br Home onThe Beach Tamarindo 1430/daily
6 br Home onThe Beach Tamarindo 1430/daily
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This is a home built for luxury and fun at the beach! The 6 bedroom home features TWO oceanfront master suites, TWO additional large king suites and two guest suites both with double queen beds! All bedrooms have en-suite baths and no detail was overlooked! TV’s in every room, high end beds/linens, luxury decor and more.

The living area features a huge gourmet kitchen, large areas for entertaining, 14 person dining table, amazing infinity edge pool (with 8 person jacuzzi), copious outdoor spaces and “on beach” access to both Tamarindo and Langosta beaches. Stroll down the beach to one of the local beachfront bars or perch on your own chair overlooking it all…

The home sits in a private/gated community with paved road access and security. Situated on a bluff overlooking the gorgeous Bahia Tamarindo (Tamarindo Bay), the views are magnificent and your access to the beach is a 1 minute stroll down our private path to the best part of Tamarindo beach. A two minute walk down the other private path puts you onto either directly onto Playa Langosta’s white sands or the adjacent point/headland with stunning views!

On the ocean side of the home you’ll find plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your corner of paradise…outdoor dining, bocce ball, a custom “corn-hole” setup, hammocks and comfy chairs let you take it all in right outside your home. The home’s slight elevation allows for commanding views of the beach and bay while also giving guests natural privacy from the few folks who do choose to walk down towards this part of the beach/bay.

Town is a short walk (10-12 minutes on the beach) or a three minute drive, providing easy access to all of the shopping, restaurants and nightlife that “Tama-Town” affords…while the closer/quieter Playa Langosta plays host to a number of excellent dining options as well!

The home was designed for large groups to feel at home with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their time in paradise.

Prices start at $1430/night. Contact us for more information.
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8 reviews COURTYARD # 3 3 BR From $371 a night
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This well designed Villa is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, located just across the street from the beach/ The Villa provides cable-TV, full custom kitchen, gas grill, private pool, A/C. Sleeps maximum 6 people. Lavish, is the only way to describe these beautiful three bedroom villas in Tamarindo. Located in Playa Langosta, just a mile from the center of Tamarindo, the villas have everything you would ever expect in a true luxury vacation rental. The architecture and the attention to detail put them in a class by themselves. Ocean views (some villas), private pools, rooftop Jacuzzis (some villas), luxury furnishings, and total security are waiting for you at Courtyard Villas. All the villas feature hand-crafted floor and wall tiles, tropical hardwood doors and cabinetry, ceiling fans, custom kitchens, air conditioning, and more. The entrance to the courtyard is secure, with a doorbell located outside for guests. Upon entering your villa, you encounter a view of the pool and garden area. The main floor is surrounded by a garden and opens to the pool terrace. The custom-designed kitchen offers American-style appliances including a dishwasher, oven, cook top stove, refrigerator and garbage disposal. The outdoor pool area has ceiling fans and a gas grill. All the bedrooms have their own bath and private shower, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. A vacation in your own private villa at the Courtyard is as close to Pura Vida as you can get.

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