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All reviews great location small pool common fridge costa rica room was cleaned daily outstanding hosts recommend el rooms are clean short walk from town hammocks and rocking chairs gave great nice shower secure parking directly across the street great stay quaint hotel empanadas
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

The managers of this beautiful bed-n-breakfast style hotel, Nick and Lisa, go above and beyond to assure their guests have the best experience in Tamarindo. I am a college student who was apart of a study abroad group of 20 students and faculty. We were all treated like family during our time at El Mono Loco.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Conor, you and your group were such a blast to have here at the hotel; we would have you back in a heart beat. Never in your life will you forget your 21st birthday....especially because it was here in Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 15 February 2020

El Mono Loco was an excellent choice! Very friendly staff, very clean facilities, and a beautiful, quiet location, a short walk to the beach or downtown. I could feel the relaxation begin the moment I entered the grounds. Lots of really good dining options within easy walking distance. The hotel can arrange trips, tours, and activities from an extensive list of option. (But putting in some hammock time is recommend as well!) The hotel's breakfast is really good. A wonderful experience; can't wait to return! (Thanks, Nick & Lisa!)

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank David B
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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

A big Thank you to your group for staying with us and for sharing what makes El Mono Loco a hidden treasure. We enjoyed having you here at El Mono Loco and hearing about your past missions to Nicaragua and your daily trips in Cost Rica.

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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Thanks a bunch Lisa and Nick, your hard work and wonderful personalties made everyones stay. The place couldn't be more comfortable and better located. 3 min from the beach, 5 min from the pulse of Tamarindo (walking). Rooms are spacious and airy. Open covered reception and eating on a relaxing deck, try the empanadas, i want one now. Beautiful landscaping, pool, hamocks, rocking chairs, loungers. Interesting people from around the world. Communal kitchen was a bonus, and the place is so clean. Lisa and Nick also are a wealth of information, and will arrange all kinds of adventures, shuttles and more. Thanks for the great memories our 4 day stay was awesome.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

I recently stayed at el mono loco in Tamarindo and it was definitely the trip of a life time!! Not only were nick and Lisa extremely accommodating and amazing hosts, the place is absolutely gorgeous and right in a prime time location. If you’re looking to go to Tamarindo this is definitely the spot to be at!!!

Date of stay: February 2020
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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Hey Raleigh....Thank you for your kind words and review, you were fun to have onsite. We are glad you enjoyed our amazing location and wonderful staff. Sorry your team lost the SuperBowl but thanks for supporting the us with the shirts. We will see you next time but leave your friend’s passport with him next time.

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Reviewed 12 February 2020

I’d highly recommend El Mono Loco to anyone traveling to Costa Rica!! Nick and Lisa immediately made me and my crew feel welcome and like family. Their hospitality to travelers is unmatched. Nick does an incredible job with breakfast and lunch, offering homemade dishes made with love. The rooms were clean and spacious, bathrooms are really nice too. The pool offers an nice break from the sun and beach, which are directly across the street, no more than a 2 min walk tops.
El Mono Loco is an incredible hotel run by even more incredible people. If you’re traveling to Costa Rica, it would be the perfect destination to stay!!

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Date of stay: February 2020
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