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Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo

3-star3 stars
Playa TamarindoTamarindoGuanacaste00000Costa Rica

3-star hotel in Tamarindo with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.4
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Great location
Great pool
Fantastic service
95See all 95 reviews
From 644 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo

from $110
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room
  • Family Room Deluxe
  • Family Deluxe Room 2 Queens beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Monkey La-La - This bar specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare.

Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Pasatiempo
  • Hotel Pasatiempo Tamarindo
  • Pasatiempo Tamarindo


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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 16000 per person (one way)

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

What’s around Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo


  • Tamarindo Beach - 0.8 mi / 1.3 km
  • Grande Beach - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • Conchal Beach - 12.2 mi / 19.7 km
  • Flamingo Beach - 14.4 mi / 23.1 km
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 10 mi / 16.2 km
  • Ventanas Beach - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Avellana Beach - 11.4 mi / 18.4 km

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 69 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 95 reviews

Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo
Very Good8.0
Simple but works when it grows on you!!
At first glance, the rooms are a bit small and lacking any kind of personality with very few amenities. However, I will admit the place grows on you and after a bit none of that bothers you. I think that the friendliness of the staff, the quaintness of the property, the EXCELLENT bartender, the cute pool, the quietness and relax full atmosphere, really make your stay very pleasing
Michael, us3 night trip with friends
Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo
The best!
We loved the Hotel Pasatiempo! I orginally thought the term “Boutique Hotel” was a dressed up term for motel. Not the Pasatiempo! It is intimate, personal, quaint, beautiful and just an all around great place to stay. We loved having the pool in such a tropical setting. I personally think the wood decking adds such beauty to the grounds. The bar/restaurant ended up being a great and much needed feature. The Monkey La-La is so much more affordable then most other places in Tamarindo. It was great having it right there by the pool. Our 2 teens do not want to share a bed when we travel. Having the 2 twin beds in the room was awesome! Not a feature you find often enough in booking hotels. The staff is the most important asset to this hotel. They took great care of all of us. From front office to housekeeping. We loved “Gio”. The hotel is centrally located to many restaurants, bars, and shopping. Beach access is 5-10 minutes in multiple directions. 2 of the best restaurants anywhere are located a few steps from Pasatiempo, Green Papaya and Negra (?). The only suggestion for Pasatiempo is to please add more hooks in the bathroom/room/patio. We had lots of wet towels and clothing to dry daily. Only 1 hook in bathroom. No complaints though. Would recommend this hotel to all friends and family. We will be back to The Hotel Pasatiempo! Pura Vida!
Todd, us7 night trip
Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo
The staff is top shelf
Great hotel. Centrally located for nightlife and the beach. Bartender Jovani is a great guy and very personable. I'd left my cell phone in a cab and he made a few phone calls and I got it back within half an hour. Highly recommend this hotel. Good people and the live music was awesome also.
Eugene, us3 night trip with friends
Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo
I love this place!! We were here for five days after allowed us to book another hotel that was overbooked and I am so glad that happened!! The room was clean, quiet, and cozy. We were treated two days to a troop of howler monkeys hanging out in the trees above the hotel. Beautiful flora all over the grounds. The pool was wonderful and we spent most mornings after breakfast by the pool. The staff was friendly and helpful. Two nights we were treated to a wonderful two man jam session in the bar area. I had no complaints whatsoever with this experience. I would highly recommend this property!!
Savannah, us4 night romance trip
Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo
You can do better
Let me start by saying that I was not expecting a 4 star resort when I booked at Hotel Pasatiempo, I knew it was going to be on the cozier side but I feel the pictures weren't fair representations of the rooms.. they looked cozy and comfortable in the photos. In reality they were very small and dark, no charm or personality that I saw in the pictures, also, ours happened to be full of aunts, we actually counted that we killed 37 within the first 5 minutes of being there.. we were expecting some bugs but it was a bit much.The service wasn't great, we were ignored for almost 20 minutes when we first tried to check in as the man chatted away with the people in front of us while we held all of our baggage, they didn't need to stop talking to other guests but a simple, "hi guys, I'll be right with you" would have been nice. Throughout our stay it was clear that service wasn't a priority for anyone working there. The food wasn't good... breakfast that was supposed be from 7-9 started after 7:45 at least 2 of the days we were there. The pool area was nice and I liked the location.
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip

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Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo

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