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4.9 out of 5

"It was absolutely beautiful, the grounds, the rooms. The staff was very friendly & very accommodating. Will definitely stay again! " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 12 Jun 2019

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Tamarindo Beach

Beachfront retreat

Stay at this Tamarindo hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Tamarindo Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Grande Beach. Canopy Vista Tamarindo and Casino Diria are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with beach umbrellas. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free valet parking and free WiFi.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, the 35 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as balconies or patios. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water.

Superior Room, Terrace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$172* Per night/room Sep 1 - Sep 2

Beachfront Garden Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bungalow, with AC

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Beachfront Bungalow

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 4 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5
It was absolutely beautiful, the grounds, the rooms. The staff was very friendly & very accommodating. Will definitely stay again!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

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Jun 14, 2019 by Hotel Capitán Suizo

Thank you very much for giving us a great rating. We hope to welcome you soon again.

4 out of 5
The location on Tamarindo beach and the quieter area of the beach is fantastic . The garden and pool landscaping are beautiful with the animals all around. Service is great, helpful and extremely fast. The hotel amenities are good but also a bit basic. It would be great if there where some more free services available like kayaks or paddle boards. Instead of having those as an additional rental fee. I also think there should be some seating areas around the pool or beach that are covered because in rainy days the beach chairs get wet and guests basically have no option apart from sitting in their rooms. The sustainability practices are of course very important but can also make the hotel stay a bit uncomfortable on a very humid weather, like turning the off of the air conditioning by cleaning staff etc. The bed linen always felt extremely humid. Perhaps there is a way to avoid this with some better ventilated rooms or by providing nets on the room doors would be very recommended. In a high mosquito season , we were not able to have our doors open.

Posted by on May 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 1, 2019 by Hotel Capitán Suizo

Thank you very much for your rating. We provide a dehumidifier in the rooms incase our guests complain of the humidity, we apologize that we did not know about your problem. Rainy season starts in May, it is when the mosquitos start to appear. We have mosquito nets for the beds that we can install for our guests whenever it is needed. All of our rooms have window screens providing the option to open up the rooms to fresh air. You are very correct we are a sustainable hotel and our main goal is to save energy, but our priority is to make our guests feel comfortable in our hotel.

5 out of 5
Everything went smooth and easy. It is a beautiful hotel.

Posted by on May 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 1, 2019 by Hotel Capitán Suizo

Smooth and easy, that sounds great. Thank you very much for your excellent rating. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
You will love this place, great location (walking distance to town), beautiful grounds and rooms. Amazing staff, yummy food, incredible wildlife. Bring bug spray!

Posted by , from Portland, OR on Jul 1, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 12, 2018 by The Management

Dear Kristi, Thank you very much for rating us and for your kind comment about Capitán Suizo. We really appreciate it and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

5 out of 5

Beautiful beach hotel with incredible staff

We reserved Capitan Suizo's beach bungalow for the celebration of our wedding, and could not be happier with our stay. The beach is beautiful and offers stunning sunsets every day. The staff was incredibly attentive, kind, and generous, and went far above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The property is well maintained and lush, with a large, clean swimming pool and comfortable beach chairs in the shade (or sun) on a pristine, swimmable beach just a 10 minute walk from downtown Tamarindo. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the Tamarindo area.

Posted by , from Maine on Jul 10, 2017

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Jul 15, 2017 by Raul Esquivel

Dear; Nick & Noelle Receive the most cordial greetings from your friends at Capitan Suizo Hotel and hope this email find you doing well. Thank you very much for stayed with us, and to let us have the honor to organize your wedding. Once again thank you very much and we hope you will come back to celebrate your weddings Anniversary. Best Regards, Raul Esquivel

5 out of 5

Blissful retreat!

We stayed here for 5 nights at the beginning of our honeymoon. The bungalow was steps from the beach (unlike some of the hotels in the region) and was a nice 10 min walk from town so it was secluded to a nicer part of the beach and was away from the noise and hustle and bustle. The bungalow was great- just beautiful with a ton of character. The beds were super comfy too. It had a jungle feeling from the sounds of wildlife outside (monkeys, iguanas, dogs etc). There were bugs, but it was pretty minor. The location of the bungalow and its unique style were well worth it! Keep food outside the bungalow and you will be better off we found the hard way. There are geckos too- but they eat the bugs so it was nice to have them there. It was an amazing experience being here and we had a wonderful time. The breakfast buffet was good and the staff were always so great. Lunch and dinner food were bland and plain so we ate elsewhere when we could (nearby Cala Luna had AMAZING food for dinner). The pool was nice and staff attentive. We would stay again in a heartbeat because of the unique and wonderful and comfortable experience. It is luxury for those who are up for minor adventure but those who expect a Four Seasons experience, I believe would be disappointed.

Posted by on May 31, 2008

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5 out of 5


The staff makes you feel so welcome. Bungalows are private, outdoor shower, and this beautiful beach is only a few steps away from any room. Lots of monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Nearby 1,000 pound turtles lay eggs, crocodiles seen on mangrove tour. Pool is great and bar is friendly place. Ask for fresh mango juice with rum. Yum!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2006

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Renovations + Closures

The property is closed during April and May.

Property Features

For a convenient ride to the sand and surf, hop on the hotel's beach shuttle (surcharge). Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel like an outdoor pool and a children's pool. A free manager's reception is offered daily. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. This beach hotel also offers a garden and a terrace. Self parking and valet parking are free. A complete renovation of Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel was completed in September 2017. This 4-star Tamarindo hotel is smoke free.

  • 35 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1992
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel offers 35 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include desks. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Tamarindo hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

El Barco - This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Aromas del Mar has massage/treatment rooms. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

The spa is open daily.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: USD 21 for adults and USD 21 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 95 per person (one-way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Capitan Hotel
  • Capitan Suizo
  • Capitan Suizo Tamarindo
  • Hotel Capitan
  • Hotel Capitan Suizo Tamarindo
  • Hotel Suizo
  • Hotel Capitán Suizo Tamarindo
  • Capitán Suizo Tamarindo
  • Capitán Suizo
  • Capitan Suizo Hotel
  • Capitan Suizo Beachfront
  • Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel Hotel
  • Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel Tamarindo
  • Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel Hotel Tamarindo

You should know

  • Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.