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The Hotel Pasatiempo is 4 minutes' walk from Tamarindo Beach features an outdoor pool, lush tropical gardens and air-conditioned rooms with private terraces.

Each room at Hotel Pasatiempo has bright décor, orthopedic beds and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. The private bathrooms feature colorful tiles, hot water and organic toiletries.

A tour desk, ticket service, and concierge are on site. An airport transfer can be arrange to or from the Liberia and San Jose airports for a fee.

A free continental breakfast is provided in the Pasatiempo's restaurant, which is set in a palapa-style hut. The Monkey La-La pool bar serves fresh local food and exotic cocktails.

Staff can arrange activities such as safari boat trips, snorkeling, fishing and quad biking, as well as whale or turtle-watching trips. Las Baulas National Park is less than 1.2 mi from the hotel.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Pasatiempo has been welcoming guests since Mar 30, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Tamarindo, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.9

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American

FREE parking!


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Closest beaches
  • Tamarindo Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1,250 feet from property
  • Grande Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    4,050 feet from property
  • Langosta Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    4,500 feet from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi. Do you offer shuttle from SJO airport?
    yes we can arrange a private van for $200
    Answered on December 25, 2021
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?
    it is walking distance you do not need to take a shuttle
    Answered on September 11, 2019
  • Regarding the COVID test, you mentioned they could come to the hotel. Do you know how much the test and that service cost? Thank you!
    $130 and you have to reserve it
    Answered on February 23, 2021
  • We would love to stay with you but my husband is a major coffee drinker - is there any chance of getting a coffee machine in a Queen Room? Many thanks
    Hello! Unfortunately we do not have coffee machines in the queen room, but there´s always coffee in the morning at the restaurant and also during the day!
    Answered on September 25, 2021
  • I have a question 🙏 since pet’s aren’t allowed, do medicine service dogs named Spirit with an international passport get elevated from Pet status?
    yes we can accept service dogs :)
    Answered on November 29, 2022
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Monkey Lala

    Food: International

Amenities of Hotel Pasatiempo
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dryer
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Mini golf Additional charge
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Yoga classes
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Open-air bath
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Hotel Pasatiempo takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Hotel Pasatiempo accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the parking space is on the outside of the property. It is limited, therefore it will be subject to availability.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

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

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

FAQs about Hotel Pasatiempo

  • Hotel Pasatiempo has 1 restaurant:

    • Monkey Lala

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hotel Pasatiempo by:

    • Taxi 4h

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Mini golf
    • Evening entertainment
    • Pedicure
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Waxing services
    • Horseback riding
    • Spa facilities
    • Walking tours
    • Beauty services
    • Swimming pool
    • Body scrub
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Manicure
    • Happy hour
    • Yoga classes
    • Live music/Performance
    • Facial treatments
    • Open-air bath
    • Body treatments
    • Body wrap

  • Hotel Pasatiempo is 1,150 feet from the center of Tamarindo.

  • Guests staying at Hotel Pasatiempo can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • À la carte

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Hotel Pasatiempo.

  • The prices at Hotel Pasatiempo may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

  • Check-in at Hotel Pasatiempo is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Hotel Pasatiempo include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Villa