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Hotel Capitan Suizo

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- Family run beachfront hotel, tranquil feel
- Midrange boutique property
- Restaurant, bar, pool, and gardens
- Lots of water-based activities

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Hotel Capitan Suizo is a family-run, beachfront hotel in the popular visitor destination of Tamarindo on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast. This charming boutique property sits on the town’s outskirts, nestled in lovely tropical gardens beside a tranquil stretch of sandy beach. Offering 35 rooms and bungalows, a restaurant, swimming pool, and spa, it is a relaxing midrange option for travellers seeking spacious accommodation and superb ocean views away from the bustle of town.

Communal areas include an open-sided beachside restaurant and bar with an airy thatched ceiling and ocean views, serving generous breakfast buffets and a la carte lunches and dinners. The menu focuses on European and Costa Rican cuisine, with musical entertainment regularly provided during the evenings. Private dining can be arranged upon request. The hotel provides hammocks and loungers on the beach and there’s a lovely freeform swimming pool which has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate existing trees on the property. There’s also an onsite gift shop, along with an internet and computer station. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided, with a decent signal throughout the resort. The hotel also offers a pool table, table tennis, and board games.

Activities include swimming, snorkelling, body boarding, surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. The hotel provides complimentary snorkelling gear, body boards, kayaks and beach volleyball equipment. At 4km in length, Tamarindo beach is perfect for walking or jogging. Considered one of Costa Rica’s safest, the beach has long attracted surfers from beginner to advanced level, and lessons can be arranged. Guests are invited to use gym facilities at a neighbouring beach club. Scuba diving, sailing, horse riding, and golf are also available locally, subject to additional charge, along with relaxing sunset boat excursions around the bay. Tamarind town offers a wealth of amenities including markets, shops, cafes and restaurants, all within a 10 to 15-minute walk from the hotel.

The accommodation comprises 29 spacious rooms in the main hotel and six bungalows set apart from one another in the tropical gardens. All units have a king size bed with a mosquito net, a generous ensuite bathroom with shower, and all have air conditioning, fans, a fridge, hot drink facilities, and Wi-Fi. Many rooms have a lounge area with a double sofa bed, and all have sliding doors leading onto a private balcony or terrace with super ocean views. Note that televisions are not provided, the emphasis being on outdoor living and ‘switching off’. There’s a large, four-bedroom suite in the main hotel which sleeps up to eight people in two double and two single bedrooms, all with air conditioning. There are two bathrooms, both with a shower, and one with a Jacuzzi. The spacious lounge contains a sofa bed and a ceiling fan but no air conditioning and two of the bedrooms lead out onto a generous balcony.

Children are very welcome at the hotel. Most of the rooms can accommodate up to three guests, with reductions for guests under 12 when sharing with an adult. Given the hotel’s beachside location, parents are reminded to keep children under adult supervision at all times.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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