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Hotel Arco Iris offers an outdoor pool, lush tropical gardens and charming air-conditioned accommodation, just 550 yards from Tamarindo Beach. The Seasons Gourmet restaurant serves innovative Mediterranean cuisine in a poolside dining area.

This boutique hotel offers bright rooms and bungalows, decorated in a contemporary style. All accommodation includes free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a safe and a minibar. The stylish modern bathrooms include free toiletries.

Arco Iris is a 5-minute walk from the shops, international restaurants and lively nightlife of Tamarindo. Located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Tamarindo is within the Baulas de Guanacaste Marine National Park.

Staff at the hotel’s 24-hour reception can arrange activities, including diving, snorkelling and boat tours of the national park. You can also visit the Arenal Volcano or take a rainforest canopy tour.

This is our guests' favourite part of Tamarindo, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Arco Iris has been welcoming guests since 11 May 2012.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Tamarindo, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American

FREE private parking!


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Room type
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • What is the nearest airport to hotel please?
    Hi The nearest airport is liberia which is 1 hour
    Answered on 16 February 2020
  • ¿The parking is outside on the street or is inside the property?
    We have parking spaces on he property and on the street. We have a guard a nigh. I is safe o park your car in the parking spaces on the property or on..
    Answered on 2 January 2022
  • Hello, are you serving the Breakfast and dinner on the premises? We are planning to visit in December, and want to know. Thank you.
    Hello, Yes, we serve dinner in our local and we can recommend good places for take breakfast.
    Answered on 24 December 2021
  • Hello, I am wondering how good your wifi is. Is it good enough to do video calls? Thank you
    Yes both myself and hotel guests do video calls. I also just upgraded to 200 mg download speed. It worked good before the upgrade but with so many dig..
    Answered on 28 March 2021
  • how much should i pay from Liberia airport to your property?
    We offer private transport service and also offer shared transport to Liberia Airport. The price of private transportation is USD $100 minimum 1 pers..
    Answered on 19 February 2023
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Hotel surroundings *
Facilities of Hotel Arco Iris
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1
Most popular facilities
Outdoor swimming pool
Free WiFi
Free parking
Airport shuttle
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Snorkelling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Car hire
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

House rules

Hotel Arco Iris takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 12 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Cash Hotel Arco Iris accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please take in consideration that reservations over 3 rooms are consider as a Group and may apply special conditions including a 50% non refundable prepayment.

Please inform Hotel Arco Iris in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Hotel Arco Iris

  • Hotel Arco Iris offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Horse riding
    • Swimming Pool

  • The prices at Hotel Arco Iris may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Hotel Arco Iris include:

    • Bungalow
    • Double

  • Hotel Arco Iris is 500 yards from the centre of Tamarindo.

  • Guests staying at Hotel Arco Iris can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • Check-in at Hotel Arco Iris is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The nearest beach is just 550 yards from Hotel Arco Iris.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.