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Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo

2.5-star2.5 stars
Calle Corona150m Noreste Del Hotel Pasatiempo, TamarindoGuanacaste50309Costa Rica

No-frills Tamarindo hotel with outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Location: a little off the main road. The walk to the hotel at night is fairly well lit…Nov 9, 2017
  • This hotel does not have concern for customers. Due to pregnancy I could not stay at this…May 16, 2017
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Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo

from $49
  • Double Room #2
  • Double Room
  • Double Room #3
  • Comfort Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Garden Area
  • Classic Studio, Kitchenette, Garden Area
  • Double Room #5
  • Double Room #6
  • Twin Room #4

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after regular check-in hours must contact the property in advance to arrange late check-in. Guests can contact the property using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2004
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features



  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

What’s around Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo


  • Tamarindo Beach - 0.7 mi / 1.1 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 - 11.1 mi / 17.9 km
  • Avellana Beach - 11.4 mi / 18.4 km

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 69 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 16 reviews

Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo
Very Good8.0
Great little place!
Very friendly and helpful owners. Comfy and secluded but still close to town.
Shane, us1 night romance trip
Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo
Very Good8.0
close to night life and cheap
Very outdated, but it did its job. For the price, I cannot complain.
Jordan, us2 night trip
Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo
Great stay in small and intimate hotel
Karen, the hotel owner, is very sweet and accommodating. She warmly welcomed us and checked on us periodically to ensure our comfort. The room was spacious, clean and well-decorated.the hotel is close to the downtown area yet far enough to be quiet when you want it so. The small pool is clean and refreshing. Karen takes pride in caring for her small 6-room hotel and loves what she does. It shows as you move about the grounds.
Cynthia, usRomance trip
Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo
Very Good8.0
up the road on the left
Nice well run small hotel . A step up from hostels.every thing you need on a small scale.Good A/C ,good bed ,good water pressure and hot. Would recommend to solo or seasoned couples.
Jonathan, us1 night trip
Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo
Less is more is not always the best philosophy
Like they say- don’t trust the pictures. The pool is an oversized bath 2.5m x 1.3 m (and needed chlorine). There is no reception so 6 “rooms” fledging for themselves using a shared kitchen. The room was so small our two backpacks and the bed took up 90% of the room- literally couldn’t even fit a chair. Plus the bed (which was two twins joined as a king) touched 3 walls. Hot water and bathroom was fine. I have travelled to 44 countries and this is my second trip to Costa Rica and this is by far one of the worst value for money hotels I have even stayed in. We paid $100 and $90 US per night, it is closer to $30-50 per night. Our saving grace was that there was a great sense of community with the other guests we made friends and shared drinks with whilst staying. We will be back to Tamarindo but will not be back to this hotel.
Bronwyn, au2 night trip

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Hotel Mahayana, Tamarindo

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