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Cala Luna

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Highlights

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

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Overview

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.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

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  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)

    The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.

    Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!

    Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good

    Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.

    Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.

    Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.

    MissingPippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019

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