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1 room, 2 adults

Surf Ranch Tamarindo

3-star3 stars
Main Strip, between Sprout Restaurant, and Economy Rent A Car., Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Bayfront hotel with restaurant, near Tamarindo Beach
  • Free WiFi
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  • They refused to clean our rooms because of Covid, but other Hotels and Hostels were doing…Dec 10, 2020
  • No service at all. No cleaning of room, garbage pick up, new bedding or towels.Dec 10, 2020

Surf Ranch Tamarindo

from €47
  • Signature Double or Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Signature Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Comfort Studio Suite

What’s around Surf Ranch Tamarindo


  • Heart of Tamarindo
  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 4 min walk
  • Playa Langosta - 30 min walk
  • Tamarindo Church - 40 min walk
  • Canopy Vista Tamarindo - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Casino Diria - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Conchal Beach - 10.2 mi / 16.4 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 78 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 6 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 108 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Surf Ranch Tamarindo’s small print

Also known as

  • Surf Ranch Tamarindo Hotel
  • Surf Ranch Tamarindo Hotel
  • Surf Ranch Tamarindo Tamarindo
  • Surf Ranch Tamarindo Hotel Tamarindo


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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 and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Surf Ranch Tamarindo

  • Does Surf Ranch Tamarindo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Surf Ranch Tamarindo does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Surf Ranch Tamarindo?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Surf Ranch Tamarindo?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Surf Ranch Tamarindo.
  • Are pets allowed at Surf Ranch Tamarindo?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Surf Ranch Tamarindo?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Surf Ranch Tamarindo?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Santa Rita Cafe (4-min walk), Restaurante Las Pangas (5-min walk), and Bamboo Sushi Club (7-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Surf Ranch Tamarindo?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Surf Ranch Tamarindo?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (12-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Surf Ranch Tamarindo and nearby?
    Surf Ranch Tamarindo has a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 6.8 From 22 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Low cost & convenient
Padlock entry but otherwise nice
Emory, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Smell bad
Liliana, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
While certainly acceptable, there are too mnay options in Tamarindo to make this anthing other than amongst yoir last choices.
Michael, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect for surfing Tamarindo. walking distance on beach to witches rock for surfing. Quick cheap taxi with rental board to playa langosta. Downtown is 5 minute walk left. IMO best price and spot for whole area.
us6 night trip
Poor 2.0
Upon our arrival we noticed our room was not cleaned properly, especially the floor which was filthy. After 10 days the floor was never washed (it’s extremely dusty there) and our sheets were not changed once - the bed wasn’t even made once. They advertised they had Netflix which don’t. They advertised they had a safe - they don’t. They property is not managed so you on your own. The property has zero security, no lock on the entry gate. The property across Witches Rock has a 24 hour security guard as to most properties there. It’s unsafe in a dark part of town and literally anyone can come in any time. We were there 10 days and saw the receptionist there twice. The property has no management and you’re on your own after 4pm. Would not stay again as there are better options across the street with 24 hr security. Stay away.
robc, ca10 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
6 Night Horror Show At Surf Ranch Tamarindo C.R.
No water first day, no bigy. Next day we had a rather large cockroach in the room, got rid of it , no bigy. On our 4th night we returned rather late ( 0200 hrs ) to find the lock combination that the Hotel gave us didn’t work. We are 66 years old, we were very tired after a very long day that started at 0800 hrs. We started to panick, as we didn’t have any where to go we had very limited options.
Craig, ca6 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great little place
Steven, us10 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Surf Ranch was right across from where I wanted to be! Staffs were friendly. Room was clean. I would go back
us11 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location it was great. I don't like the garbage odor.
JorgeIvan, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Looking for a comfort to sleep at?
This is a little gem across the street from the beach on the main strip in Tamarindo. The receptionist said that they'd been under new management for 2 months when I stayed there March 2019. If you are looking for luxury, this is not your place. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable and great location - this is your spot. The rooms are small but I don't go to the beach to spend time in my room, It was clean, hot water and very comfortable beds. Air conditioner worked great and a nice duvet on the bed. There was a small bar fridge and TV. Desk between the 2 beds with a night light. There is a sitting area. For breakfast we chose off of the menu ... it was delicious. So much in fact that we returned to get lunch from the same place after we'd already checked out. If you're coming to spend time on the beach and want a comfortable, clean place to lay your head at night, I highly recommend this place. I will definitely be booking in here again next time I'm in Tamarindo.
Karen, us1 night trip with friends

Surf Ranch Tamarindo