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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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  • 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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