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Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

3 stars
In front of Tamarindo's Beach, Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Guanacaste,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
74 reviews
Amazing Honeymoon!

This place was absolutely amazing! The staff was very helpful and were able to accommodate our... See full review

  • Jason and Natanya
  • Jul 22, 2014
Great family senior trip

Hotel and grounds were beautiful . The staff was very helpful . Moved to a beachfront room for just... See full review

  • Kmjmh
  • Jul 6, 2014
Comfortable oceanfront guest rooms, modern amenities on Tamarindo Beach

The Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort sits along a stretch of white sand in picturesque Tamarindo. As the town's first hotel, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort has offered lush oceanfront escapes for more than 30 years. Guests have easy access to Costa Rican beaches and inland tropical forests. Spread across 5 acres, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort boasts the biggest swimming pool in Tamarindo. In total, the resort has four swimming pools. Golfers can tee off at two nearby courses or practice at the hotel's private driving range while other vacationers have fun at Casino Diria on site. The resort also offers a private airport, meeting room, convention center and amphitheater.

Highlights
  • Located directly on Tamarindo Beach
  • Casino Diria
  • Four swimming pools, five restaurants and four bars
  • Shopping center including National Bank - ATM
  • Private Airport
  • Wireless Internet throughout the hotel
Rooms

The Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort features 238 brightly colored rooms with ocean, pool or city views. Guest rooms have balconies or terraces overlooking the beach or the pool. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities like air conditioning, safe deposit boxes, cable TVs and national and international telephone services.

Features

Located on 5 acres of beautifully manicured, beachfront gardens, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort offers tennis courts, four swimming pools-including one for kids-and a hot tub. Golfers have access to two nearby, world-class courses, and an on-site private driving range offers lessons. Visitors receive a complimentary breakfast each morning. Five on-site restaurants serve mouth-watering local and international cuisines. For more on-site entertainment, tourists can enjoy the gambling opportunities at the slots and tables at in-house Casino Diria, watch shows at the amphitheater that can accommodate up to 300 guests or sip drinks from the four bars.


The concierge desk can arrange tours for snorkeling, diving, surfing or sailing along the coast. Be sure to ask about hiking, horseback riding and zip-lining through the inland forests. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Corporate guests can find a business center with computer terminals, a small meeting rooms for 20 persons and a convention center for up to 150 participants. The souvenir shop is open from 8 AM - 4 PM.

Transporation
  • Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (39.9 mi/63.9 km)
Attractions
  • Witch's Rock Surf Camp (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (9.2 mi/14.9 km)
  • Playa Grande (11.3 mi/18.1 km)
  • Diria National Park (29.8 mi/47.7 km)
  • Ostional National Refuge (40 mi/64.3 km)
Business
  • Business center with computers
  • Air-conditioned meeting spaces
  • Presentation equipment available

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort Rooms

SUNSET OCEAN VIEW PREMIUM

Sunset Ocean View Premium with Two queen beds.
Sit down and Relax at the sunset time, with the gorgeous panoramic view of the golden Tamarindo beach, right from your balcony. Cozy and spacious accommodation is perfect for your family or just you and your couple.

In Room Amenities:

Air Conditioning | Alarm Clock with Iphone Dock | Ceiling Fan
Closet | Coffee Maker | Complementary Wi-Fi
Flat LCD Screen TV | Mini Bar | Private Bathroom
Safety Box | Telephone | Best Technology Services
SUNSET OCEAN VIEW

Sunset Ocean View with Two Queen Beds or 1 King Bed.
Just take a few steps to the beautiful beach or take a look out side, to the golden sunny beach of Tamarindo, right from your window.

In Room Amenities:

Air Conditioning | Alarm Clock | Ceiling Fan
Closet | Coffee Maker | Flat LCD Screen TV
Private Bathroom | Telephone | Terrace
TROPICANA ROOM

Tropicana Room with Two Queen Beds or One King Bed.
"Inspired by tropical colors surrounded by a neutral background that enhances itself through the use of patterned fabrics and some color accents on the walls. All of the rooms offer a large terrace which adjoins a pleasant view. The Exclusive Adults Only area is surrounded with a pleasant view of the gardens lled with a variety of native plants combined with our new style chill out pool encloses a cozy atmosphere to relax, without leaving the traditional comfort that Tamarindo Diria offers.

In Room Amenities:

Ceiling Fan | Closet | Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV | Telephone | Private Bathroom
Large Terrace
TROPICAL POOL SIDE

Tropical Pool Side Room with Two Queen Beds or One King Bed.
An attractive and tropical atmosphere, the classically furnished Diria rooms are more spacious to integrate additional beds. These have a terrace or balcony located off the colorful gardens surrounding the largest pool in Tamarindo and the unique natural amphitheater.

In Room Amenities:

Air Conditioning | Ceiling Fan | Connecting Rooms Available
Complementary Internet Access | Flat Screen TV | Telephone
Private Bathroom
STANDARD CLASSIC

Standard Classic Room with Two Queen Beds or One King Bed.
Being a classic, the level ground located rooms, of buildings A and B, Show the style and elegant architecture of the rest of the hotel, close to Tamarindos boulevard with gardens and naturally lighted halls and water sources facing the rooms

In Room Amenities:

Air Conditioning | Ceiling Fan | Safety Box
Private Bathroom

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

10.3007 -85.8409
Area served
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San Jose) and Daniel Oduber Internation Aiport (Liberia) and Tamarindo Airport 2 Km
Area description
Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort located in Costa Rica's North Pacific province of Guanacaste in a dry tropical forest and half a kilometre stretch of white sand beach and warm blue water besides a picturesque beach town.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Convention Center for up to 150 peeople is also available for use for groups planning a family celebration, high school reunions, miscellaneous conventions, etc. Whether a business or personal event, Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort is ready to assist with your activity.

The Hotel provides you with all your business needs for your attendees including:
- Photocopying
- Faxing
- Audiovisual technology
- Complimentary wireless Internet access
- Coffee breaks, reception cocktails or other services as required.

Dining

TAPAZ

Right across the street next to our Casino , Tapaz Bar and Restaurant is waiting for you . In a comfortable chill out place enjoy de best tapas in town have a drink and joing us.
Open from:6:00pm to 1:00pm.
MEDIA LUNA BAR

Hotel's main bar which offers all national and imported liquors and the best ocean side cocktails in Tamarindo.
Open from: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.
WET BAR

Delicious tropical cocktails as you enjoy swimming or tanning at the biggest swimming pool in Tamarindo.
Open from: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
TROPICANA GARDEN CHILL OUT

Chill Out offers a comfortable adults only atmosphere, relaxing music and a broad structure overlooking the boulevard of Tamarindo.
Open from: 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.
FLYING BULL GRILL & MORE

The joy of cooking using products grown in its organic garden and delighting with them in a harmonious ambiance. There are no secrets because dishes are prepared at the sight of our guests. The quality, service, music and decor make the restaurant a very suitable space to enjoy a unique dining experience.
Open from: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
NARI PIZZA & PASTA

Nari Pizza is a unique place in Tamarindo. Located off the main street, its wood-burning oven gives a handcrafted touch, where our expert pizza chef cooks with good taste to please even the most discriminating palate, with the best pizza in Tamarindo. Nari offers pizzas, pastas and other dishes, snacks, and an excellent selection of wines.
Open from: 11 am to 11 pm.
GALLO FINO COSTA RICAN RESTAURANT

Unique in the area the GalloFino offers a variety of Costa Rican dishes breakfast, lunch and dinner made from ingredients grown in the garden of the hotel. It also offers roasted chicken with herbs and peppers.
Open from: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
MATAPALO RESTAURANT

The sunlight and moonlight shade of a huge Matapalo tree as you sit under and watch the breaking waves or listen to the gentle breeze as you enjoy your lunch or dinner.
Open from: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
DIRIA CHILL OUT

Indoor restaurant with friendly staff that will provide you with famous Diri multi station buffet breakfast as you watch the reef on an unparallel setting surrounded by beautiful gardens Buffet Breakfast.
Open from: 7:00 am to 10:00 am.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0200
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (74)

Ratings and reviews for Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
74 out of 74
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jason and Natanya
De Pere, WI
Jul 22, 2014

Amazing Honeymoon!

This place was absolutely amazing! The staff was very helpful and were able to accommodate our every need...even moving from a 2 queen "hotel type" room (still nice) to a gorgeous king garden view suite without any surcharge! They even moved our luggage. The food was great (5 different restaurants to choose from among numerous other local places), the pools were clean and up kept, and of course the ocean was even more amazing! We stayed March 7th - 14th. Excellent weather that time if year (80s - 90s and sunny everyday)! We both want to go back without a doubt. We really can't say enough about how amazing it was...you gotta try it yourselves!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Willy Chase
Raleigh, NC
Jul 11, 2014

Tamarindo Diria in July

My wife and I just stayed at Diria and had a pleasant experience. We booked online and when we showed up, we ended up getting a better room than we planned for (lucky, I guess). Ocean view on third floor. Pros: Very clean room Beautiful resort Nice and convenient area Good surf for beginners Cons: Wifi is weak and inconsistent Peddlers are all over the beach and outside the resort (extremely annoying) The resort's preferred taxi service will attempt to charge you gringo/tourista rates unless you negotiate (came down 33% when I walked away) Free breakfast was OK; huge spread and average food. Restaurants near resort (shown on website) are part of the establishment and are pretty solid. Pizza place is average with slow service. Costa Rican restaurant across street is awesome with very good service. Sushi bar down the street is solid. Casino was basically empty but dealers were fun. Overall, as long as you come here aware that it is Costa Rica and not Malibu, you'll enjoy your stay. The hotel is beautiful and the location is hard to beat. Kudos to the front desk staff, too. They were helpful everytime I needed something and their English was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit the Costa Rican restaurant across the street (25 mtr to left out of front entrance). It's a must do.

Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kmjmh
Georgia
Jul 6, 2014

Great family senior trip

Hotel and grounds were beautiful . The staff was very helpful . Moved to a beachfront room for just a little extra and it was definitely worth it. We would definitely go back to thus hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Family beach lovers
San Jose, Costa Rica
May 5, 2014

Family vacation

This is a very nice hotel that is divided in two locations, the main area with the ocean view rooms and 2 pools, and the other one across the street with 2 big pool and garden view rooms. The location is great with restaurants and shopping area around the hotel. The hotel has 4 nice pools, so neither of them are too crowded. The beach is beautiful, although you have to rent the chairs at the beach, whereas other 4-star hotels include them, but that's not a problem. What I didn't like was that I tried to give a small snack to my girls (4 and 1 year old) at the pool area, sitting in the pool chairs, and by snack I mean a fruit and a bag of chips, and the security officer told us that we couldn't eat anything outside of the restaurant, not even at the garden!!! So my 3-star rating is because of that - I have stayed at other beach hotels that doesn't prohibit you from having a snack at the pool area. Other than that everything was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
399guy
Chicago, lllinois
Mar 19, 2014

Tamarindo

El Diria has an excellent location in Tamarindo. The beach is beautiful and it is centrally located. The room was ordinary and could use some paint , but everything worked . The bed was very hard but not a big deal. The staff was mostly friendly. Some were not. The guys that rent the chairs and do surfing lessons right in front were pretty nice, but they also sell weed and blow , so your kids get a front row seat to the transactions. Not sure what , if anything the hotel could do about it. The food and drink is pricey but breakfast is included and it is pretty good. In short I have stayed in better places, and I have stayed in worse. But with the location and the beautiful beach it makes up for any shortcomings it has.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a little liquor store that you can buy water and beer from. About half a block down. Beer was about $2 a can from this store. In all the restaurants there is a tax that adds 23% to all your food and beverages . It adds up after awhile. Also go to Eat At Joes. Get the nachos. I am a big guy and could not finish a half order. It is part of the Witch's Rock surf camp.

Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RAJA RAJA THE GREAT
Dallas, TX
Feb 8, 2014

Great place to stay if you are on the beach

We stayed on the beach front side of this large resort and never spent any time on the inland (and newer section). The views from the rooms were great, breakfast yummy, and the location excellent. It is a bit pricy in comparison to the rest of Tamarindo and the stay was many times indifferent to service. Those drawbacks didn't ruin it by any means and we had a great time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Negotiate your price for the sunset cruises and be wary of their food promises. We did the gourmet version and there was a very limited amount of food.

Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pol58
New York
Jan 28, 2014

Great Location

Overall we had a very enjoyable few days at the hotel, mainly due to the beautiful weather and being able to relax around the lovely Adults only pool. The grounds were very attractive and well maintained. However, the room sizes were a little disappointing, especially the lack of space in the bathroom for storing toiletries etc. We also found there wasn't enough wall plug points. The staff did not seem very happy, especially at breakfast which led to a lack of friendliness and attention

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Patagonia Restaurant in the High Street was our favourite restaurant in Tamarindo

Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Passat789
Qu├ębec
Dec 22, 2013

Good hotel in the action

Best hotel directly on the beach of Tamarindo. Hotel in 2 parts: the ocean side part "super" And on the other side of the road, the garden part "Less interesting but quieter" Important to Know when you reserve! Big problem: no fridge in half of the room !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
atriboletti
NJ
Dec 15, 2013

Hotel Diria Tamarindo (Costa Rica)

Hotel was clean and nice looking. The pool and beach were great. Only complaint I had was the employees did not disclose the price of the hotel transportation from the airport to the hotel. I got on the shuttle thinking the cost was included in the hotel price. The driver did not mention anything about having to pay for the transportation until we arrived at the hotel. It was $90, there were several taxis at the airport that were only $25 per person for transportation to the hotel which I would have taken if I knew the hotel was going to charge me $90.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
3M's
San Francisco Bay Area
Oct 1, 2013

Nice hotel for the price

The hotel is nice for the cost and it's located on the beach. Very nice pools . Need to upgrade the pool lounge chairs, hard plastic with no cushions. It's not a luxury resort with all the ammenities that would be expected of a 4+ star hotel. Such as big plush towels and nice bathrooms. Premium room was very basic but had a great balcony with direct ocean view. Great location if you want to be in the heart of town and not at an exclusive location. Staff are super friendly and helpful although wasn't there during peak season.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Recommend dining at Patagonia, excellent food.

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