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Villa in Tamarindo
Casa Alang Alang
Built with materials from Indonesia and boasting views of the ocean in two directions, Casa Alang Alang is the perfect marriage of relaxed Balinese style and unforgettable Costa Rican scenery. Built atop a hill near the Tamarindo estuary, the property has views along Playa Grande—including vistas of the sunset over the Pacific—and a location a short walk from the beach and town. Seven suite-style bedrooms, including one in a guest house, make the expansive villa feel like your own private beach resort. At Casa Alang Alang, wake up each day and enjoy a breakfast that’s already been prepared before stepping outside and deciding which of the two pools will be your first swim of the day. Sunbathe in the lounge chairs on the deck, nap in the hammock, exercise in the fitness room or book a treatment on the massage table. Rinse off in the outdoor shower before preparing dinner on the barbecue and sitting down to eat at the al-fresco dining area. Though it feels secluded, the villa is fully connected with Apple TV and Wi-Fi. The villa was designed by California architect Steve Adams to take advantage of the gorgeous views, with living spaces that can be completely opened to the outdoors. In the great room, a vaulted ceiling adds to the breezy feeling, as do woven sofas and chairs with sophisticated charcoal cushions. Just next to the sitting area, the generous ironwood dining table seats everyone in wicker chairs. The fully equipped kitchen is open to the rest of the space, but a separate walk-in pantry allows for storage and prep work. If the beach views aren’t enough and you need to put your toes in the sand, it’s a 5-minute walk from the villa to Pangas Beach Club and the town center. The airports closest to Casa Alang Alang are Daniel Oduber International, 43.5 miles away, and Juan Santamaria International, 153 miles away. Copyright © 2015 Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM Main House • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Dressing area, Ceiling fan, Balcony • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Desk, Ceiling fan, Terrace • Bedroom 3: 2 Twin size beds, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Desk, Television, Ceiling fan, Private balcony • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Desk, Ceiling fan, Private terrace, Outdoor furniture • Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Desk, Ceiling fan, Private terrace, Outdoor furniture, Ocean view • Bedroom 6: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Desk, Ceiling fan, Ocean view • Bedroom 7: 5 Twin size beds, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Television, Ping pong table, Desk, Ceiling fan, Ocean view Guest House • Bedroom 8: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Lounge area, Television, Desk, Private terrace, Kitchenette FEATURES & AMENITIES • Cold room • Ocean view • More under “What this place offers” below Included: • Concierge service • Breakfast preparation (food & beverage at extra cost) • More under “What this place offers” below Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • More under “Add-on services” below
ﺩ.ﺇ8,411 per night
Villa in Tamarindo
Villa Monoi
Ranch-style beach house with private beach access
ﺩ.ﺇ2,902 per night
Villa in Tamarindo
Sunset House
Thatched roof contemporary villa by the beach
ﺩ.ﺇ4,738 per night

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All about Tamarindo

Planning a Tamarindo vacation? We’re here to help!

Tamarindo is one of Costa Rica’s best-loved vacation destinations. A laid-back surf town that has expanded to welcome vacationers of every type, it is situated on the Nicoya Peninsula which borders the Pacific Ocean, in the province of Guanacaste. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from Mid-December to April. Dry season is also peak tourist season, so you’re unlikely to have a beach to yourself during this time. May to November can be wet, but if you’re willing to risk a few rain showers which can be heavy but brief, you’ll find the tourist areas are quieter. One word of advice - if you’re planning to head off the beaten track, avoid raining season as many more remote roads are not paved and can become impassable after heavy rain.

For Tamarindo, the most convenient airport to fly into is Liberia International, an hour’s drive away along paved roads. You can find direct flights from New York, Toronto, L.A. and Houston among others. The second option is San Jose, the country’s capital, four hour’s drive away.  

Surf town Costa Rica

The moment you arrive in Tamarindo you’ll feel the relaxed Pura Vida vibe of the town and its inhabitants (Pura Vida is the Costa Rican philosophy of living a good life and you’ll hear people use the phrase often in conversation). The first tourists to come here were surfers looking for a chilled out spot with great waves, and from there a few beach shacks have turned into a thriving tourist center. Surfing is still the key attraction for many visitors.

Tamarindo Beach is great for first-time surfers as the waves are usually gentle and consistent – just what you need to build up your confidence. Further up the beach at the river mouth, you’ll find a more advanced spot that can have strong riptide. If you’re comfortable on your board this break is fun and challenging. Nearby Langosta Beach has two great breaks, Racetrack and Rivermouth Peak that intermediates and advanced surfers will enjoy.

Town shops and restaurants

Some of our favorite spots include Santa Rita cafe –  which offers great coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and healthy brunch options like avocado toast, and Shrimp Hole, a tiny restaurant that serves ocean-fresh shrimp in every guise possible – in curries, doused with garlic butter or with fresh mango salsa, plus ceviche, poke bowls and more.

Turtles and wildlife

Directly north of Tamarindo is Playa Grande, a wide stretch of golden sand that’s also home to a large population of endangered leatherback turtles. Every year, between October and March, the huge creatures (adult leatherbacks can weigh an amazing 700 kilos!) make their way to Playa Grande to lay their eggs. Each female can lay up to 200 eggs at one time! The beach is a protected area, part of Las Baulas National Park, so make sure to observe any signs or information if you’re in the area during nesting season. The beach is closed from 6pm–6am during this time. You can take part in an organized tour to see the impressive creatures up close, and you’ll learn about the locals’ conservation efforts at the same time. You Luxury Retreats concierge can arrange a tour for you.

Turtles are far from the only wildlife you’ll see in Tamarindo. Howler monkeys hang out in the trees around the town (and may wake you at dawn with their eerie calls), bright red parrots flit through the trees, and iguanas roam the pathways. The rivers and mangroves in the region are also home to crocodiles, so take care if you’re exploring or kayaking around the mangroves.

Experience the luxury of our Tamarindo vacation rentals

To get the most out of your vacation, consider renting a house where you can come and go with ease, split your time between the beach and the pool, and fire up the BBQ whenever the mood strikes you.

Luxury homes in Tamarindo

If you’re traveling with family, consider one of our homes in Tamarindo sleeping up to 10 people. Some villas have private beach access or are located just a short walk away from the beach, and all have access to a swimming pool. A number have private pools, ideal if you have teenagers in tow! The spacious bedrooms, well-equipped kitchens, and comfortable living areas mean that you can comfortably spend evenings at home without getting bored, and when you feel like venturing further afield, Tamarindo town is just a short drive away.

Villas for large groups

For a corporate retreat or extended family celebration, Luxury Retreats has several properties that can accommodate a group vacation in Tamarindo . Sleeping up to 22 people in a combination of double and four-person rooms, these villas are well equipped to deal with large groups. On-site concierges, daily housekeeping, and delicious buffet breakfasts are just a few of the amenities on offer. Chef services can be organized on request for a special celebration, such as a welcome night BBQ or gourmet lunch, and activities and excursions can be arranged with ease. Private pools, spacious shaded terraces, and indoor-outdoor living areas mean that everyone has space to spread out and relax while enjoying all the fun that Tamarindo has to offer.  

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