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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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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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