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Cala Luna

Playa Langosta
Tamarindo
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
TEL: 506 2653-0214

A decade ago, the town of Tamarindo was a quiet surfers’ haven on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast. These days it is, for better or worse, one of the country’s most well-trodden beach resorts, filled with low-rise hotels and lively waterside restaurants. For those who’d prefer to dip in and out of the scene, there’s Cala Luna, two miles south on the almost empty Playa Langosta. Built in 1994 by a Belgian couple, the property closed for two years and just reopened after a top-to-bottom makeover. Rooms and villas are as sensitive to the environment as they are easy on the eyes, using only natural and recycled materials and done up in cool beiges, locally made furniture, and polished concrete walls and mosaic-tiled tubs in the large bathrooms. Next to the shaded pool, a waitstaff dressed in plaid shirts and cowboy hats serve ceviche at the buzzy restaurant. Besides the usual array of watersports (Jet Skiing; snorkeling), there’s horseback riding at the owners’ nearby finca and whale watching aboard the hotel’s 26-foot powerboat. Just get back in time for sunset at the property’s little beach.

Room to Book:

Room 314 is the closest to Langosta Beach.

 

Insider Tip:

Explore the area on two wheels: Cab rides are a fixed $5 per trip, but bike rentals at the hotel are only $10 for the entire day.

 

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Spa
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 2000

Number of Suites: 21 villas

Other:

Number of Rooms: 20

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