We were looking for a quality place to stay at an affordable price in Tamarindo, Costa Rica that was also close to the beach. This is what we have been searching for. Whether you go to Tamarindo to enjoy the beautiful beach, the great surf, ecotours, nightlife and other activities or just to relax after a long day of traveling, you will be glad you chose to stay at Hotel Nahua… we sure were. The entire hotel property is beautifully landscaped featuring native tropical plants.
During our stay at Hotel Nahua, we enjoyed the clean swimming pool which is surrounded by tropical plants with many lounge chairs around the pool deck. There is a central “hangout” area which is a shaded/covered area with very comfortable modern sofas. It is a great area for your morning coffee and an excellent area for talking to fellow travelers or making new friends. The Nahua has a really cool barbecue grill area overlooking the pool with two brick grills complete with sturdy top of the line grill/grates (not the flimsy rusty cheap stuff ) ready for you to cook some burgers or a nice fish.
During our stay, there was a couple of bags of charcoal/carbon under the brick grill. Inside our room we were happy to find a minifridge, air conditioning (fresh not musky), a spacious hot shower, a large flat screen television w/cable and remote control, and Wifi with a good signal even though our room was not close to the reception. Another great feature of The Hotel Nahua is the location. The bank, supermarket and many exquisite shops are just a short walk away. There are many restaurants, bars, burger and pizza joints just a short walk away as well. Also only a 45 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport. There is even a great coffee shop/cafe about 5 steps from the hotel.
And best of all, with us being surfers, the beach is also a short walk from the hotel (about two blocks).
In the late afternoon, we encountered some monkeys who enjoy the many trees which surround the property. During our stay we saw at least 6 monkeys including a family of monkeys passing by about an hour before sunset. (These are not the noisy howler monkeys.)
Overall: Hotel Nahua is an outstanding deal for the quality of service. The beds were very comfortable and the pillows were great (I travel with my own since many hotels usually have crappy pillows and did not have to use it since the pillows here are top notch). The room was very clean w/ceramic tile floors. The bathroom was very spacious with a full length mirror! There was a sink in the room next to the bathroom which works great when there is more the one person traveling . We were all very impressed with how well maintained the facilities were and how helpful and nice the entire staff treated their guests. When we checked out and headed out of town, Timo remembered he left the cord he uses to make bracelets, in the room. Housekeeping already cleaned the room by the time we made it back and the cord was not in the room. The lady saw Timo was back and walked over with the the cord to give it to him. Very friendly staff and an overall good vibe! We are all looking forward to staying here again in the future. For reservations, rates and more information on Hotel Nahua, please visit their website.
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