Friday, July 12, 2013
Hotels in Tamarindo
The major exception to the small scale of the local hotels is the Tamarindo Diria Resort, which is large and which I have featured in the past and have an index label in the right margin dedicated to it. It is of a scale that one would expect of a large, multi-faceted resort, with several swimming pools, a tennis court, large beachfront, and they are even developing a golf course on the edge of town.
The hotels in Tamarindo are generally not affiliated with any of the international hotel chains, with the exception of the Barcelo Langosta Hotel, which is a Spanish owned chain. There is also a Best Western.
The large international hotels, such as the J.W. Marriott, Hilton, Four Seasons, etc. have located their properties in areas where they are outside of town in controlled access areas. My wife and I decided that we preferred being in town, with many dining options and an actual town, not merely a resort.
We have photos of the charming town of Adare, Ireland, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.