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Cala Luna

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- Friendly boutique hotel in quiet location
- Chic, upmarket accommodation
- Restaurant, pool, spa, close to beaches
- Water sports, complimentary bikes

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Cala Luna is an upmarket, family-run boutique hotel situated on the outskirts of Tamarindo, on the stunning north Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This contemporary property sits just five minutes from a pristine stretch of white sand beach, in a nature-rich area flanked by verdant jungle. The hotel offers 36 sleek rooms and villas, a restaurant, bar, spa, and lovely pool, all nestled within tropical gardens. Cala Luna will appeal to travellers on a higher budget seeking space and relaxation within easy reach of the amenities of Tamarindo, but away from the bustle of town.

Communal areas include a hotel restaurant with a choice of indoor and alfresco seating, and a menu serving international cuisine. Room service and in-room dining are available. There’s a good-sized swimming pool with loungers, and an adjacent lounge bar serving refreshments and light meals. A hotel spa offers a range of beauty treatments and massages, with the option of in-room service. Yoga sessions are held in the tranquil gardens, which receive regular visiting wildlife including howler monkeys and racoons.

Activities include paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing. Adjacent Langosta beach offers white sands and glorious sunset views, however its rocky shoreline is unsuitable for swimming, so water enthusiasts head to nearby Tamarind beach which offers excellent surfing and swimming. Scuba and surfing lessons can be arranged, subject to additional charge. The hotel offers complimentary bike hire, a great way to explore the surrounding area and coastline. On site yoga sessions are held several mornings a week, and private sessions can be arranged. The lively Tamarindo centre, a popular visitor destination with a plethora of eateries, bars, and shops, is a 20 minute walk or short taxi ride from the hotel.

The accommodation comprises 36 contemporary and spacious rooms and villas, with rooms located within the main building and villas spaced out across the grounds. Rooms comprise one king size or two double beds, a comfy lounge area, and a stylish bathroom with twin basins, and either a twin shower or a shower and Jacuzzi bath. Patio doors lead onto a private terrace with garden views. The larger villas each feature a king size bedroom plus a second bedroom with two double beds, two bathrooms, a large dining area and lounge, and a fully equipped kitchen. Outside is a secluded private terrace leading to the beach, plus a private swimming pool. A number of three-bed villas contain an additional twin-bedded room, plus three ensuite bathrooms. All rooms and villas come with air conditioning, room fans, satellite TV, hot drink facilities, and Wi-Fi.

Children of all ages are warmly welcome at Cala Luna. The villas offer generously proportioned accommodation and are perfect for families or larger groups travelling together.

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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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