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Hotel Capitan Suizo

Hotel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Enjoy one of our stand alone bungalowsRelax at the pool or on the beachTamarindo beach in front of Capitan SuizoTamarindo is some of the best Costa Rica beginner surf22 hotel rooms to choose fromSpa like bathsOur incredible bungalow suitesUpper floor rooms have A/C, ground floor have fansCapitan Suizo is the perfect location for Costa Rica weddings

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About this property

In 1992 the owners of Capitan Suizo, Ursula and Ruedi Schmid, left Switzerland and moved to Costa Rica with their two children in search of new challenges and new adventures. They found and fell in love with an untouched piece of land full of tropical vegetation and some beautiful old trees, directly on the beach of a sleepy little fishermen’s town. After three years of “hand made” construction the dream of a small jewel, in touch with nature and in harmony with the country’s and its people’s philosophy was borne.

More than 95 percent of the sixty employees are Costa Rican and most of them are from the region of Guanacaste. The hotel doesn’t use any pesticides in the garden and thanks to the protected old trees the hotel is often visited by wildlife such as howler monkeys, squirrels, a wide variety of birds, racoons, garrobos, iguanas and armadillos.

The beach Hotel Capitan Suizo is located 4 ½ hours by car or 45 minutes by air from San José International Airport. Liberia International Airport is only a 50-minute drive away and is the recommended airport to fly into.

Hotel Capitan Suizo is the perfect place to enjoy beach holidays. It is located directly on the beach in a privileged area, outside of town and at the end of the bay. Despite the growing and development of this former little fisherman village and its surroundings, Capitan Suizo has maintained its original philosophy that includes the protection of native trees and green areas of the property with its lush tropical garden which homes a variety of wildlife and where it is implicit that nature and animals are integrated with love and respect. Thanks to a discreet elegance and a touch of Swiss quality that blends with an informal and joyful atmosphere, Capitan Suizo is the ideal oasis to rest, relax and get away from the daily routine.

Choose from 7 bungalows, a honeymoon bungalow, 22 rooms or the four-bedroom-suite. Each one is spacious and tastefully furnished and decorated. Some rooms have air conditioning and others are cooled by ceiling fans. All rooms benefit from a balcony or terrace, overlook tropical gardens and face towards the ocean. With a freeform swimming pool, an internet corner, a gift shop and a fenced in parking lot Capitan Suizo has everything you need to comfortable relax and enjoy your beach holidays

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Tamarindo is known for being one of Costa Rica's most popular surf destinations, especially for beginner surfers. The consistent and gentle waves and wide selection of surfboard rentals and surf lessons make this area ideal for those wanting to try their skills in the waves. We are just a short walk from the surf or for the more experienced paddle out to Isla Capitan directly in front of the hotel.


  • Pool
  • Luxury
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • A/C


  • Golfing
  • Diving
  • Spa
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife


Period Cost
Per Night $170
Per Week $1,190
Per Month $4,760


This property is located near Pico Pequeno. A reef break that can get extremely good. Unfortunately there's just one peak so it can't handle a crowd. Shallow and rocky on low tide, works best on mid time and needs a good swell. Great place to sit and watch if it's too crowded.

This property is also located near Tamarindo Beach. Nice beach breaks up and down the sand. Lots of lodging options and plenty of peaks to choose from along here. The wave has potential to get really good, and usually has a decent sized crowd too thanks to it's easy access and convenient location in town. Works best on mid tide.

This property is also located near Langosta. A rivermouth break with a left and a right. A medium tide is best. Great beach breaks on the south side if the rivermouth as well.

This property is also located near El Estero. This is the Tamarindo river mouth break. A very accessible wave with a pretty good setup. It works best on a rising medium tide and a NW or combo swell. The wave breaks both waves and the quality really depends upon the sandbars, which are usually good.

Surf Type

  • Beach break
  • Reef break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

Surfer Reviews

ShortcutJOHN took a Wavecation in September

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 1:29pm from San Clemente, CA

Surf Rating:

Overall Satisfaction:
Breaks Surfed: Witches Rock, Playa Langosta, Avellanas, Playa Negra, Nosara, and more
Favorite Break: Witches Rock, Langosta
Wave/Swell Conditions: First week was head high, 2nd week around waist-chest and howling offshore; Unstrapped the boards at Avellanas and the board went flying toward the water.

Thoughts I want to pass on:

You must go the the local festival near the boarder of Nicaragua great people and great rodeo! Will post pics later.

This is a great Wavecation for:

Short Board
Families with Kids
Families with Teens

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Enjoy one of our stand alone bungalows

Relax at the pool or on the beach

Tamarindo beach in front of Capitan Suizo

Tamarindo is some of the best Costa Rica beginner surf

22 hotel rooms to choose from

Spa like baths

Our incredible bungalow suites

Upper floor rooms have A/C, ground floor have fans

Capitan Suizo is the perfect location for Costa Rica

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