Starting at $240 per night

Overview

The award-winning Capitan Suizo Hotel offers a beachfront boutique hotel experience in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Guests of this exclusive hotel will enjoy personalized service, quality amenities, and a great location. Surrounded by tall trees and lush tropical gardens, you'll feel at one with nature, while enjoying the convenience of being a short distance from town. Hotel amenities include beachfront access, an onsite spa, freeform swimming pool by the beach, souvenir shop, tropical gardens, restaurant, and WiFi in some public areas.

Located in the tropical dry forest of Guanacaste, Tamarindo is one of the driest beach destinations in Costa Rica for the majority of the year. The town is active and lively with restaurants and bars, and small shops lining the streets. The beach is the main attraction, famous for the impressive surf, but Tamarindo also has its share of great swimming and boogie boarding locations making it a terrific location for just about anybody that loves the beach. All of this and more is within a short drive or about a 15-minute walk from the hotel.

Aside from the beach and town, many activities are available in Tamarindo. Catamaran cruises offer a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the scenic Guanacaste coastline or simply enjoy an easy going ride. Riverboat safaris at Palo Verde National Park provide the opportunity to see many bird species, monkeys, iguanas, and giant crocs. There are several canopy zipline courses in Tamarindo to choose from, each allowing you to soar like an eagle through the canopy treetops. Or take an all day adventure at one of the Rincon de la Vieja adventure ranches.

Of course, you can also just relax and enjoy the pura vida life at Hotel Capitan Suizo. Take a stroll down the beach or bathe in the warm waters of the Pacific. Surrounded by tall trees, the freeform swimming pool and lounge area provide a welcome break from the midday sun. Monkeys and other wildlife frequently visit the grounds, adding to the experience.

The hotel's Aromas del Mar Spa rests peacefully among the tropical gardens. Expert therapists provide a variety of treatments and massages and can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Of course, all of this is offered with the sounds of the ocean in the background.

Dining at the hotel's open-air seaside restaurant is both scenic and delightful. The restaurant serves a mix of Costa Rican and International cuisine, using fresh and organic ingredients whenever possible. Also, the hotel offers romantic candle light dinners as an added service.

Surrounded by tropical gardens, the 35 rooms at Hotel Capitan Suizo are divided between several room styles including rooms, bungalows, and suites. All accommodations are spacious and tastefully decorated with antique photographs of Costa Rica, Costa Rican arts, and local craftsmanship. Each offers a terrace or balcony, views to the tropical gardens, and some offer ocean views. In addition, all room categories offer ceiling fans, air-conditioning, mini-refrigerator, coffee or tea facilities, phones, safe deposit box, radio, and WiFi.

The Superior Rooms are in the main building of the hotel, near the lobby and reception area. These rooms have a balcony or terrace and a spacious bathroom.

Bungalows are individual units set in the tropical gardens. These rooms offer a terrace with a hammock and spacious bathrooms with a double whirlpool and outside (hot water) shower.

The Beachfront Garden Rooms are connected and have a wooden deck with a hammock and ocean views. These rooms also have spacious bathrooms with a shower and a Jacuzzi.

The Beachfront Suites are in the same unit, one on the ground floor and one on the upper level. These rooms have direct beach access and ocean views. The ground floor unit offers a living area, a large terrace, and also a spacious bathroom with shower. The upper floor unit has a living area, wide balcony with a hammock, and a spacious bathroom with a double Jacuzzi and shower.

Other amenities vary by room style, so please check the Amenities Section for details of what each room style offers.

NOTE: To take advantage of the sounds of the ocean and nature as well as create a serene ambiance, the rooms at this hotel do not have a television.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Luxury
  • Beach Front
  • Eco Style
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Air Conditioning

Room Amenities

Beach Front Bungalow

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Beach Front Garden Room

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Beach Front Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Balcony OR Terrace
  • Ocean View

Bungalow with Air Conditioning

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace

Four-Bedroom Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Balcony

Ocean Breeze Bungalow

  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace

Ocean Breeze Superior Room

  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace

Superior Room with Air Conditioning

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 10°17'36.83". Longitude: W 86°9'7.17"

Reviews

  • Overall 95.0% (46 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 96.1%
  • Comfort: 93.8%
  • Meeting Expectations: 94.3%
  • Staff: 96.5%
  • Value: 94.2%

06/24/2017

We had stayed here before so we knew what to expect. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Beautiful property.

06/18/2017

Hotel was as expected, and everyone was nice there. Had a nice time. Tamarindo could have been cleaner.

04/25/2017

Excellent and beautiful.

03/15/2017

Loved the monkeys!!

02/25/2017

Love, love, love this hotel! If we could go back and do it all over again, we would have cut out Flamingo Beach and stayed the rest of our trip here. It was perfect in every way except trouble with the keycard. The staff had to replace our door handle and lock on the first day, and we again had to get new key cards the next day when they stopped working. Aside from that, this hotel was our very favorite! Small, intimate, close to activities and restaurants, good food, lovely wildlife . . . very romantic and just perfect!

01/08/2017

Delightful hotel right on the beach. Howler monkeys outside our deck

12/07/2016

Amazing location, beautiful beach. Tamarindo is an amazing little town

11/30/2016

I want to live here.

08/13/2016

Lovely location and property, very pleasant staff, a bit over priced

07/15/2016

We loved the hotel and the special attention given to each guest. We were sad that the beach was not what we had expected...lots of debris and sand compact. The hotel was amazing. Rebecca and Marissa were exceptional at the restaurant. The front desk even called our room when the monkeys came on the property...I am a teacher and wanted some pictures.

06/30/2016

Feel that the ratings may be lower because the hotel came after Nayara. Might not be a fair comparison.

06/26/2016

We loved being able to walk out of our room onto the beach. Also loved seeing the wildlife,
Especially monkies and iguanas! But a few crabs got into our room- it seemed like the doors were not sealed very well.

06/10/2016

We enjoyed our stay here but some of the staff were a little cold like they were bored with tourists.

05/29/2016

Room and hotel were awesome

04/22/2016

We had ants and bugs in our room. Told the front desk but nothing was done. WIfi was really really weak, even in the lobby. All our hotels up to this point were just really really nice and clean. Since this one was older, I was a little disappointed. It was more of a walk to restaurants but you had more of a private beach. I would probably stay here again.

04/21/2016

This was an outstanding hotel/resort. Staff was so friendly and helpful and the grounds and accommodations were fantastic! Monkeys in the trees and iguanas on the ground!!

03/22/2016

Had a small problem the first night, we had a leak from the shower flooding the room. The staff was great, came promptly and cleaned the room. The room was really nice and all you had to do was open the door to walk onto the beach. The view was beautiful.

02/23/2016

Great hotel in a great location just outside the town.

01/18/2016

Amazing room and view but the demographic was a little old.

12/02/2015

OK, is this a trick category with Capitan Suizo? A 10 is not good enough. Our bedroom was on the beach and we listened to the ocean each night. And, surprise, not a TV in any room. What a restful and enjoyable respite. Restaurant was excellent. Prices were very reasonable. Breakfast is so good here. This place deserves all its accolades. We will be back and soon.

08/20/2015

Food was great!!!!!!!! Loved our accomendations!!!!!!! Enjoyed the beach!!!!!!!!!!! Would like to revisit this location again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08/01/2015

food and rooms are excellent. staff are very friendly

07/31/2015

We probably appreciated this recommendation most of all. The accommodation, staff and food were all excellent. The setting could not have been better. We loved being on the beach and being able to walk to town every day.

06/18/2015

AC in our unit was weak, they added a dehumindifier and charged it, but it was still weak. THAT SAID great beach front room. Loved it!

05/22/2015

Air conditioning at an additional cost of $40 plus tax per night.

03/13/2015

Nice hotel right on the water which was nice. Short walk to town which was perfect. Staff was outstanding, as were the amenities. The only challenge that we had was a lot of bugs in our room, which was expected. The problem was that we woke up every morning with bites all over.