Casa Alang Alang is located on a private, secluded hillside at the entrance of Tamarindo with breathtaking views of Tamarindo estuary and the Pacific Ocean all the way north to Playa Grande yet 5 minutes walking distance to the beach and town center.
Foodies will find some of the best restaurants in the country. A great base for exploring the northern peninsula. Tamarindo has imbued elements of affluent foreign culture from modernist cafés to chic restaurants into the fundamentally Tico culture, making for an appealing combination of both worlds. North Americans and Europeans in particular will enjoy the many elements of their own culture offered in Tamarindo along with the authenticity of local culture.
Casa Alang has two pools one with overflowing lap pool of 21 m, an integrated jacuzzi and ending in a Bale with double loungers to hang out. The pool on the main floor overflows on 4 sides giving the impression of a giant mirror looking towards the ocean. Staying in Casa Alang Alang is a luxury experience and to make sure you have an unforgettable stay, they provide complimentary concierge service, housekeepers, breakfast preparation and surfboards. While there is some amazing local food that may make you want to stay in and eat all day, or take a nap after a big meal, Costa Rica is a place where you have to get outdoors.
In Tamarindo, visitors have their choice of activity, from horseback riding, bicycling and rafting, to hiking and golfing. There are courses in this area that of course offer fairways that will stun, but also let golfers experience the local views and wildlife. That isn’t something that most golf courses can offer! The more adventurous can go zip lining through the jungle, horseback riding, rent an ATV, or even discover Guanacaste from the air in a Gyro. Tamarindo offers personal trainers, gym classes, pilates, yoga, and no vacation is complete without a nice relaxing massage.
From zip lining through dense jungle, rafting over crazy river rapids, and hiking up volcanoes, to snorkeling with bright-colored fish and sea turtles, embarking on river safaris in search of native animals, and horseback riding at deserted beaches, Costa Rica has a wealth of unforgettable activities to offer. Visitors can take to the high seas on a sailing cruise in Tamarindo’s bay aboard the many catamarans and schooners for hire, or try their hand at sportfishing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling.
Tamarindo has been known as the ultimate surf town for many years, and there are surf spots for all levels. A long stretch of sand, warm ocean, many tide pools and consistent waves makes for a water paradise.
After a full, exciting day exploring the lands and waters of Tamarindo, you might be tempted to head in for the night as the sun sets. But the fun isn’t over in Tamarindo! There are still lots of bars and discos open for you to have a drink and get down on the dance floor. Oh, yeah, and we also watched in awe, under the full moon, as baby sea turtles hatched and made their way, clumsily, to the ocean.
Pura vida directly translates to pure life, but it means so much more than that. It’s a greeting and a farewell, it’s a way to say life is good, everything is good, take it easy, and it is what it is, among many other things. But the deeper meaning is the idea that there are countless reasons to be happy. Be grateful for your life and everything you have, because it could always be worse. Just enjoy life and take it as it comes. Pura vida.
Tamarindo is easier to get to than ever before; with development that includes not only paved roads, but also a bridge over the river. There are several options, depending on which airport you are coming from. You can get to Tamarindo in about four hours if you drive from the San Jose International Airport. If you don’t have access to a vehicle, you can take a domestic flight from San Jose Airport right into Tamarindo’s own airport. Flying is faster, of course, but driving can be an adventure that lets you experience the authentic countryside of Costa Rica. You can also fly into Liberia International Airport; it is even easier to reach Tamarindo through this route, in about 1 hour.
Casa Alang Alang is inspired by Bali style living and sleeps up to 19 people in great comfort and style. If you don’t mind getting wet in the afternoons, a visit during May through November may be worth it for lower rates and less crowds. More info livethelife.tv/casa-alang-alang/