Hotel Capitán Suizo

This unique boutique hotel enjoys both lush, tropical gardens and the white sandy shores of the Pacific ocean due to its fabulous beachfront location.


Playa Tamarindo, north Pacific Coast.

Accommodation Type

Boutique Hotel

Accommodation Level

Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.

Price Guide

Hotel Capitán Suizo

This unique boutique hotel enjoys both lush, tropical gardens and the white sandy shores of the Pacific ocean due to its fabulous beachfront location. Each unit is surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers and all are ocean facing. They have a balcony or terrace to take-in those spectacular ocean views. The spacious rooms have king size beds and are furnished with local materials, enhanced by local artefacts and antique photographs. The ocean views provide stunning sunsets but also cooling sea breezes which can be enjoyed by opening the sliding doors to your room. Unlike some areas of Costa Rica, the sea here is safe for swimming, and it’s easy to while away the hours on the sandy beach just in-front of the hotel either sunbathing or partaking in water activities.

Why go to Hotel Capitán Suizo?

This is one of the most charismatic Costa Rican beach resorts, the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Nature lovers can enjoy being surrounded by flora and fauna while having the facilities of a beach town within walking distance, Capitán Suizo is ideal. The hotel is located just outside of the village, at the end of the bay and right in front of the ocean, guests can enjoy the warm waters all year round. The water here is safe, swimming, surfing, kayaking and other water activities are popular and available right in front of the hotel. This is the place to relax and soak up the Costa Rican sunshine. Should you wish to venture further afield, the hotel can organise tours to nearby attractions such as the Palo Verde National Park or Rincón de la Veija.

Wildlife around Hotel Capitán Suizo

The hotel is nestled between lush, tropical gardens with a wide variety of native trees and abundant ornamental plants which attract diverse wildlife. The grounds are the perfect place to observe a myriad of different creatures that call Costa Rica home. Beautiful birds, howler monkeys, squirrels, gray iguanas, green iguanas, porcupines, geckos, armadillos, skunks, frogs, raccoons and anteaters are just some of the animals that can be seen almost daily throughout the hotel’s colourful tropical gardens.

Hotel Capitán Suizo Highlights

  • Stunning beachfront location
  • Luscious tropical gardens
  • Romantic candlelit dinners on the beach
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere
  • Spectacular sunsets

Hotel Capitán Suizo Location

Hotel Capitán Suizo


  • 23 rooms
  • Open from November 1st to September 15th
  • A buffet breakfast is included.
  • Children are welcome. There is a babysitting service. The restaurant has children’s menus. Some superior rooms have inter-connecting doors for families, bungalows have a queen size futon.


  • Open air restaurant and bar on the beach
  • Sunset bar
  • Open air spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • Babysitting
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-Fi


  • Swimming, kayaking, surfing, boogie boarding
  • Turtle tours (during season)
  • Guided boat tours of the estuary
  • Horse riding
  • Canopy tours
  • Quad bike tours
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing trips
  • Tours to the nearby national parks.

Hotel Capitán Suizo Rooms

Hotel Capitán Suizo has 6 bungalows, 6 ocean front units, 22 superior rooms and 1 four-bedroom suite.

Superior Rooms


Beachfront Garden Rooms

Beachfront Suites

Rana the frog likes this because…

“Most of the staff at the hotel come from the local area. When building the property the established trees were left standing and they began to reforest the area, in fact the entire hotel was built using just two cement mixers and an excavator for the pool.  The gardens are chemical free. The owners are heavily involved in uplifting the local area of Tamarindo and they support local projects and services.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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