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4.3 out of 5

"Style of property is unique and fitting to area of Costa Rica. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 19 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort near Tamarindo Beach

Beachside getaway

Within a 5-minute walk of this Tamarindo resort, you'll find Nicoya Peninsula and Playa Langosta. Also, Tamarindo Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and WAYRA Institute of Spanish is within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Enjoy a day at the beach surfing, or relax with sun loungers. Families will appreciate the children's pool, kid-friendly dining, and in-room childcare.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$428* Per night/room Apr 10 - Apr 11

Suite King bed - Adults Only

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

Everyone (4)
5 out of 5
Style of property is unique and fitting to area of Costa Rica.

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 23, 2019 by -The Cala Luna Team

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5

Best part of our trip!

Right on a gorgeous sand beach with the best sunsets in the area, friendly and helpful staff, excellent pool, amazing room, blah blah blah. We would would go back to Tamarindo just for this hotel.

Posted by , from California on Jan 7, 2017

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4 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

Pros: The rooms are clean, the hotel is quiet, and the breakfast is delicious.
Cons: It would be nice if the hotel offered a free shuttle into town.
Location: The town seems to be a major destination for surfers, so surfing lessons are available throughout the beach. Zip lining is also nearby.
The hotel is beautiful. It is kept neat and clean throughout. The staff is very friendly and does their best to accommodate your requests. The beach is steps from the hotel. However, it is rocky in that area so you have to go to a different part of the beach if you want to swim. The hotel is located about 5-10 minutes from the center of town. It would be nice if the hotel offered a free shuttle, but it does not. You can take a taxi for $5 each way, or borrow a bike from the hotel. There are howler monkeys on the grounds. You can sometimes hear them in the morning and you're sure to see them hanging out in the trees.

Posted by , from los angeles, ca on Jul 16, 2016

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5 out of 5

Paradise on the Pacific

Pros: We liked that it wasn't a high rise 300 room hotel. It was cozy with beautiful grounds to wander. The sunsets viewed from the beach were gorgeous.
Cons: We thought it was perfect.
Location: The town is within a 15 minute walking distance and the larger beach where swimming is possible is only a 10 minute walk. There are many tour options.
My husband and I had a great trip staying at Cala Luna, The hotel is small with all amenities easily accessible - a 3 minute walk to the beach from our room! The hotel room was beautifully decorated, very clean and the bed really comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and acommodating, booking last minute trips to make our visit to Costa Rica memorable. The pool, bar and restaurant were also excellent. We never felt the need to eat elsewhere and we've eaten in many highly rated restaurants. We highly recommend Cala Luna and look forward to a return to this resort.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Nov 4, 2015

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5 out of 5

Costa Rica Escape

This is a very nice hotel featuring mostly private villas with private swimming pools. Our family stayed for 8 nights and had a great time. The restaurant was very good and they also have an on-site sushi bar near the larger resort pool that was enjoyable. Our ""garden"" villa had a full kitchen, pool, 2 bedrooms and 2 paths. Nice decor and furniture. Since it is on the outer end of town, transportation is advised. The walk into town is a couple miles on a bumpy dirt road. Good exercise, but not sure if I'd want to walk it each night. Cab and bus service to the Cala Luna is available. If we return to Taminindo, we'll stay again at this place. Recommended!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2009

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel but noisy neighors

This hotel is ideal for couples who prefer peace and quiet over the bustle in nearby Tamarindo. On the upside, it has beautiful rooms, super landscaping and a nice pool. but service at the front desk is poor and construction noise at neighboring condo developments woke us up at 7 am! The road that connects this hotel with the town (Tarmrindo) is a bumpy dirt road with potholes as big as craters. But the beach is just a few steps away from the hotel rooms and at low tide you can walk to town on the beach.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2008

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4 out of 5

Costa Rica Surfing Vacation

The staff at the Cala Luna Hotel, were awesome. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was great, and location was good as well, close to Tamarindo but yet far enough where you had quiet and privacy. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone, especially couples for the privacy and seclusion factor.

Posted by on Dec 29, 2007

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4 out of 5

A little luxury but need a car

The hotel is located 2 minutes outside of town by car. I don't recommend you walk it because the road is dusty and rocky. There are security guards all over the property and entrances so it feels quite safe. The standard rooms are spacious with a private terrace. The beds are not as high quality as one would expect in a hotel of this class. The landscape makes you feel as if you are in a small villa even though you are surrounded by other rooms. The pool is medium-sized but the pool area is small for the number of rooms. The breakfast was very good with a lot of variety. The dinner was poor. Two out of our three plates were overcooked and over-seasoned. The service was very good for the most part with very friendly and talkative servers. The only serious flaw is that there were stray cats roaming into the restaurant that had to be constantly chased away. The poolside bar made very good cocktails but the service was slow. The tour desk was helpful but only staffed part of the time.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2007

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2 out of 5


BEWARE! Hotel in the middle of nowhere. Dusty unpaved dirt roads. POOR front desk service. Unhelpful and disinterested in guests; interested only in talking on the phone & playing on the internet. Rooms OK, but bugs present. Beds hard and uncomfortable. The beach & town are too far to walk to. Nearby beach is a rocky dangerous shore. Hotel was mediocre, not a ""Small Luxury Hotel."" Restaurant was Good-ask for MAX. Hotel was 1/2 empty during busy season. Costa Rica is a roughing it vacation. Construction and dust EVERYWHERE. Surfing is Great, Scuba Diving is non-existent.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2007

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5 out of 5

Great Honeymoon Hotel

My husband and I went there for our honeymoon. It was AMAZING! Their honeymoon special is fantastic. They treat you like royalty. Loved it!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2007

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About the Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

Location Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Guanacaste 50309

Property Features

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the family-friendly Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Art Deco Tamarindo resort is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 39 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2003
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas offers 39 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Tamarindo resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily.

Cala Luna - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include complimentary bicycles.

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

  • Ecotours on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding on site
  • Boat on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Sailboat on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Cala Luna Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include Thai massages, facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Thai massage
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy 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 parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per night.

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

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No 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
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours


Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 105 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 15 (one-way), (up to 12 years old)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Cala Luna
  • Cala Luna Boutique
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas Tamarindo
  • Cala Luna Boutique Villas
  • Cala Luna Boutique Villas Tamarindo
  • Cala Luna Hotel
  • Hotel Cala Luna
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel Villas Tamarindo
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel Villas
  • Cala Luna Boutique & Tamarindo
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel Villas
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas Resort
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas Tamarindo
  • Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas Resort Tamarindo

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*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.