Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Bright and spacious four bedroom villa in a private beachfront community in Tamarindo.
Villa Monoi sits in a gated community with private beach access to Playa Langosta – a quieter surf spot adjacent to Tamarindo’s main beaches.
Tamarindo has grown into quite the surf destination thanks to year-round swell and an assortment of breaks for all levels of surfers. Beyond the surf, Costa Rica’s coastline is where the jungle meets the sea – a vibrant and tropical getaway for couples, friends, and families alike. It’s a laid back place where days start with surf and end with cervezas.
Villa Monoi is a four bedroom villa located only a two-minute walk to the beach at Playa Langosta. Perfect for those looking for a true vacation where they can unplug and recharge, the villa is extremely private and serene, with a large backyard surrounding the single story minimalist property.
It’s a design dream for modern lovers: think cleans lines, oversized windows, and a chef’s kitchen, all in a high contrast setting with luxe finishings. The collapsable doors of the dining and living area open completely to create a great indoor-outdoor room leading to the desert oasis vibe of the backyard and pool.
After you hit your daily surf quota, laze away around the pool, on the sand, or at the local taco stand knowing your peaceful retreat is never far off. Take it up a notch with activities like jungle zip lining, ATV-ing, sailing, and more.
VIBE: Boho modern oasis
LOCALE: 100 meters to the beach
ROOMS: 4-bedroom villa in private gated community, sleeps 10
FAMILY FRIENDLY: Yes
CLOSEST AIRPORT: Liberia International Airport (LIR)
PRICING: $600 (low season) – $1,500 (peak season) per night
The ultra modern architecture is softened by details like woven baskets, rich leathers, detailed woods, and brass fixtures. The soaring ceilings and clean lines add to the airy feeling of the villa. Find 3 master bedrooms with pool views, and a bedroom with two bunk beds (for kids or adults).
The enclosed but expansive yard features a barbecue, pool, loungers, and an outdoor shower among minimal landscaping characterized by decomposed granite, palms, and cacti – similar to the vacation homes of Palm Springs. To keep it lush, simply head to Playa Langosta, surfboard in tow.
Eat & Drink
Meals aren’t included with your stay but Villa Monoi’s team will happily arrange for their chef to provide incredible lunches, sunset cocktails, snacks, and dinner. Tamarindo is home to amazing restaurants, both casual and elevated, serving everything from fresh seafood to tacos to gourmet pizza.
The surf in Tamarindo and the surrounding area is known for its consistency and provides a wide range of options for surfers of all levels. Tamarindo is a great beach to learn how to surf so there are plenty of surf schools for beginners, and more advanced surfers will find many top-notch breaks in the area to choose from. A few nearby spots include Playa Langosta (a two-minute walk from the villa), Playa Grande, Avellanas, Playa Negra, and Marbella, among others.
WATER TEMP: 80 – 86 °F (27 – 30 °C); can get slightly colder in Jan/Feb
PEAK SURF SEASON: Apr – Oct
SHOULDER SURF SEASON: Nov – Mar
SURF EXPERIENCE: Beginner to advanced
Stays include daily housekeeping (4 hours per day), bathroom amenities, and beach chairs.
CHECK IN: 3 pm
CHECK OUT: 10 am
$600 (low season) – $1,500 (peak season) per night + 13% tax
* Rates vary depending on the season. Get in touch for a detailed quote for your dates.
Good to Know
This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom villa comfortably accommodates one or two families, or a group of friends. Villa Monoi features three master bedrooms, each with a king size bed and swimming pool/garden views, and one guest bedroom with double bunk beds (perfect for kids). It’s about a two-minute walk down to the beach through the private beach access.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
On the northern Pacific Coast in the province of Guanacaste, Tamarindo has become one of the most developed and accessible beach towns in Costa Rica. Whereas many beach towns in the country are quiet and rural, Tamarindo offers a more lively experience complete with an abundance of restaurants, bars, beachfront lounges, and a buzzing nightlife.
Villa Monoi gives the best of both worlds – it’s tucked away in a quiet private community on the beach at Playa Langosta, yet only a 5-minute drive to the action of Tamarindo.
The Tamarindo area has seemingly endless activities and adventures to be found. Of course, it’s a prime area for surf, but you can also get into sportfishing, mountain biking, snorkeling, ziplining, diving, golf, volcano tours, and more.
You can either fly into Liberia Airport (LIR), which is the closest option, about an hour and 15-minute drive to Villa Monoi, or alternatively you can fly into San Jose Airport (SJO) which is a 4-hour drive. You can rent a car (which we recommend if you would like to explore the area and have total flexibility), or airport transfers can be arranged for an additional cost.
Tips for Renting a Car
For the most freedom and flexibility on your trip (especially to explore surf breaks), we recommend renting a car. For car rentals in Costa Rica, we highly recommend SIXT.
Here’s why in a nutshell: In Costa Rica, there is a mandatory third-party liability insurance for rental cars. Unfortunately, many companies and websites do NOT include this insurance cost in their quote you reserve online, so you could book a great-looking price online (like $5 a day) and end up having to pay an additional $12 – $27+ per day when you pick up your car, which can literally double or quadruple the cost of your rental car. (This is why most car rental companies in Costa Rica have terrible reviews.)
On our last trip to Costa Rica, we spent hours researching to try and figure out the accurate and best pricing for car rentals, and SIXT came out the winner. SIXT has clear pricing that includes the mandatory insurance (so there are no surprises), they have the best prices we found, and we ended up renting with them multiple times and had great experiences.
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