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Hotel Arco Iris

3.5-star3.5 stars
Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Tamarindo Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Cute boutique hotel. Very centrally placed. Loved the iguanas everywhere. Sep 2, 2019
  • It was amazing. It’s a very beautiful hotel in a great location. The room is so clean and…Dec 12, 2020

Hotel Arco Iris

from €77
  • Bungalow
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Room 1 King Size Bed

What’s around Hotel Arco Iris


  • Tamarindo Beach - 10 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 18 min walk
  • Playa Langosta - 25 min walk
  • Tamarindo Church - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Canopy Vista Tamarindo - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Casino Diria - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Playa Brasilito - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Conchal Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 80 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 12 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 110 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 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 7:30 AM - midnight. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking


  • Area shuttle*

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Seasons - This poolside restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site


  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Hotel Arco Iris’s small print

Also known as

  • Arco Iris Hotel
  • Hotel Arco Iris Tamarindo
  • Hotel Arco Iris Hotel Tamarindo
  • Arco Iris Tamarindo
  • Hotel Arco Iris
  • Hotel Arco Iris Tamarindo
  • Hotel Arco Iris Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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; 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.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 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 practice of: Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global); Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global); SGS (3rd party expert - Global); Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global); Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Area 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 Hotel Arco Iris

  • Does Hotel Arco Iris offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Arco Iris 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 Hotel Arco Iris?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Arco Iris?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Arco Iris?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Arco Iris?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Arco Iris?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Arco Iris?
    Yes, Seasons offers Mediterranean cuisine and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include La Bodega (4-min walk), Green Papaya Taco Bar (5-min walk), and Restaurante La Baula (6-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Arco Iris?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (14-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Arco Iris and nearby?
    Have fun with activities like hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 99 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A Weekend in Paradise!
We read the wonderful reviews abut this hotel and our expectations were high! Hotel Arco Iris DID NOT disappoint. We were greeted by Richard, the owner, who personally led us to our little bungalow. There was a hammock and lush greenery for each bungalow. There were Iguanas soaking up the sun by day and howler monkeys growling at dusk. The rooms were perfectly appointed and the bed was incredibly comfortable. The restaurant "Seasons" was small and situated right on the pool deck which created a picturesque atmosphere. The food was delicious! We even went just for dessert and coffee one night. It was only a very short walk to the beach (best sunsets!) shops and restaurants yet we felt secluded and removed form the crowd. Covid safety practices were present everywhere too.
Jeffrey, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
1st room was small and we told the front desk that our air was not working as good as it could. She said, its because of the sun and it's hot out, huh? that is why you have air conditioning and we had no problems in the other places we have been staying but, ok. go back a few hours later, nope, its still too hot. Owner comes by and tries to fix it. can we wait until tomorrow for the repair man, ok. Head out for dinner come back to get ready for bed. There are ants, big ants and LOTS of them, 40 to 50. We kill them and then decide we can't stay up all night doing this, go to bed. Go to the front desk in the morning, same girl, tell her the air isn't working and about the ants. I will tell housekeeping she says and can look into getting the air fixed. we tell her to change us to another room which she did. This room was MUCH better. Bigger and in the days we were there, maybe 3 ants a day. pool was small but did the trick. bed was comfy, cleaners did a good job every day. In the second room, not sure about the water in the taps though. we asked if we could drink it, front desk girl says yes but they have a water cooler that we can use. I went to wash my face and in the sink it some sort of mineral (lyme?) lots of it. I had used the water in the first room to brush my teeth and rinse out glasses. I did get a horrible case of montezumas revenge, do not drink the water and use your own bottled. it was ok, the front desk girl was not great.
ca3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great little boutique hotel only 12 rooms Well maintained very nice staff at all levels Walking distance to town Did eat at hotel restaurant but heard from other guests is was very good Would go back
Michael, us9 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Les chambres sont petite. Il n’y avait pas d’hamac Pour notre chambre. Le déjeuner tjs pareil, on semblait déranger la cuisinière aux œufs. Mais le lieu est vraiment à quelques minutes de marche de tout. La voiture est restée stationnée tout notre séjour.
Sue, ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a little inconvenience but the owner Patrick and his staff Francisco were able to help and overall experience was excellent
us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
We loved our stay at Hotel Arco Iris. The rooms were clean, the staff was helpful, friendly and the restaurant on the property was great too. We liked that it was a boutique hotel with not many rooms because our stay was quiet and relaxing. Only a quick walk to the beach and off the main street. We would definitely come back and stay again!
us6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly and helpful staff. Personalized breakfasts. Centrally located so many things are nearby.
Will, ca4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Intimate, immaculate, and iguana-ed! A stellar property!
Curt, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice small, cozy, quite hotel. Owner is there everyday and very attentive to all our needs. Walking distance to beach and all the downtown restaurants. Hotel also has an excellent restaurant. Highly recommended!
us6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent reasonably priced restaurant, the food was so good we ate there every night of our stay. Tamarindo was a very busy place but the Arco Iris was our oasis. We had a lovely stay.
us3 night romance trip

Hotel Arco Iris