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Capitán Suizo is located in Playa Tamarindo, directly on the beach in a privileged area, outside of town and at the end of the bay. Despite the development of this former little fisherman village and its surroundings, the hotel has maintained its original philosophy that includes the protection of native trees and green areas of the property with its lush tropical garden.

Our four star Beachfront Boutique Hotel 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.

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Driving from Liberia airport to Hotel Cápitan Suizo

Hotel Capitán Suizo is located about one hour by car from the Liberia International Airport.
    1    Leave the airport area and drive around 1.7 kilometers (less than 1 mile) until you get to the end of where the airport road meets the main road (Road 21).
    2    Turn right and keep going on this road for about 28 kilometers (18 miles) where you will find a town named Belén (around 20 minutes).
    3    After crossing a small bridge you will see, on your right, some green signs to several towns including Tamarindo.
    4    At the intersection, before the gas station, turn right and continue for 25 kilometers (around 16 miles / 25 minutes) on Road 155 to Huacas.
    5    In Huacas, turn left and drive for less than 10 minutes to Villarreal, where you will see other green signs showing the direction of Tamarindo.
    6    At the intersection, turn to the right and drive for 4 kilometers (almost 3 miles / about 5 minutes) to the center of Tamarindo town.
    7    After you pass Latitud Restaurant, there will be an intersection towards Langosta Beach, take the road to the left and keep driving, when you find a big white condo building (Pacific Park) keep right and drive for about 800 meters.  After passing Mono Loco Hotel (on the left) and Langosta Beach Club (on the right) you will find Capitán Suizo on the right-hand side.

Driving from San José to Hotel Cápitan Suizo


If you are driving from San José to Tamarindo, you can expect the journey to take anywhere from 4.5 to 5 hours, depending on traffic. On the way, you’ll find plenty of gas stations as well as restaurants, cafeterias or “sodas”.
    1    From San José, take Road 27 which is outside the city on the west side.
    2    Drive for about 95 kilometers (60 miles) passing Caldera and Barranca.
    3    At Barranca, take the exit to Liberia and get on Road 1; drive for about 50 kilometers to Limonal (around 31 miles / 50-60 minutes).
    4    When you get to Limonal, there will be a Gas Station on the left, at the intersection turn left and keep driving towards Santa Cruz for about 83 kilometers (about 51.5 miles / 1 hour and 15 minutes).
    5    Once in Santa Cruz, immediately after the traffic lights, keep going straight for about 300 meters, after the bridge take the road to the left (there will be green signs for Tamarindo) and drive towards Villarreal for around 30 kilometers (about 18.5 miles / 30-40 minutes).
    6    In Villarreal turn to the left and keep driving to the center of Tamarindo town for 4 kilometers (almost 3 miles / about 5 minutes).
After you pass Latitud Restaurant, there will be an intersection towards Langosta Beach, take the left and keep driving, when you find a big white condo building (Pacific Park) keep right and drive for about 800 meters. After passing Mono Loco Hotel (on the left) and Langosta Beach Club (on the right) you will find Capitán Suizo on the right-hand side.

Driving from Arenal / La Fortuna to Hotel Cápitan Suizo


Driving from Arenal (La Fortuna) to Tamarindo should take about 4 to 4.5 hours, accord to the traffic.
    1    From Fortuna take road 142 and drive for about 2 hours (73 kilometers / 45 miles) towards Tilarán, the road borders the Arenal Lake.
    2    Take the right after you pass by the Restaurant Aromatico and follow the road to Cañas (24 kilometers / almost 15 miles) for about half an hour.
    3    Once in Cañas, you should drive to Liberia on Road 1 for about 48 kilometers / 30 miles (about 45 minutes).
    4    At the intersection in Liberia, turn to the left and follow the signs to Santa Cruz and Tamarindo on Road 21.
    5    After driving for about 39 kilometers, (around 24 miles / 30 minutes) you will arrive at a town named Belén.
    6    After crossing a small bridge you will see, on your right, some green signs to several towns including Tamarindo.
    7    At the intersection, before the gas station, turn to the right and continue for 25 kilometers (around 16 miles / 25 minutes) on Road 155 to Huacas.
    8    In Huacas, turn left and drive for less than 10 minutes to Villarreal, where you will see other green signs showing the direction of Tamarindo.
    9    At the intersection, turn to the right and drive for 4 kilometers (almost 3 miles / about 5 minutes) to the center of Tamarindo town.
    10    After you pass Latitud Restaurant, there will be an intersection towards Langosta Beach, take the left and keep driving, when you find a big white condo building (Pacific Park) keep right and drive for about 800 meters.  After passing Mono Loco Hotel (on the left) and Langosta Beach Club (on the right) you will find Capitán Suizo on the right- hand side.

Driving from Monteverde / Santa Elena to Hotel Cápitan Suizo

 


The driving time from Monteverde to Tamarindo is about 4 hours.
    1    Follow the road to Las Juntas; (Road 606 and 145) the driving time should be around 1.5 hours (28 kilometers / 18 miles)
    2    After you pass Las Juntas town you will arrive at the intersection in La Irma; (6.5 kilometer / 4 miles) about 10 minutes driving.
    3    At the intersection in La Irma, take the right and drive on Road 1 towards Limonal (4 kilometers / almost 3 miles).
    4    When you get to Limonal, there will be a Gas Station on the left, at the intersection turn left and keep driving towards Santa Cruz for about 83 kilometers (about 51.5 miles / 1 hour and 15 minutes).
    5    Once in Santa Cruz, immediately after the traffic lights, keep going forward for about 300 meters. After the bridge take the left road (there will be green signs for Tamarindo) and drive towards Villarreal for around 30 kilometers (about 18.5 miles / 30-40 minutes).
    6    In Villarreal turn left and keep driving to the center of Tamarindo town for 4 kilometers (almost 3 miles / about 5 minutes).
    7    After you pass Latitud Restaurant, there will be an intersection towards Langosta Beach, take the left and keep driving, when you find a big white condo building (Pacific Park) keep right and drive for about 800 meters.  After passing Mono Loco Hotel (on the left) and Langosta Beach Club (on the right) you will find Capitán Suizo on the right-hand side.
 

Driving from Manuel Antonio to Hotel Cápitan Suizo



Driving from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo should take about 4.5 hours.
    1    From Manuel Antonio you should follow the Road to Jacó and Herradura (Road 34) until you find the roundabout (110 kilometers / 68 miles).
    2    Take the second exit and follow the signs to Puntarenas on Road 27; drive for around 30 kilometers/ almost 19 miles, passing by Caldera and Barranca.
    3    After Barranca, take the Liberia exit and get to Road 1; drive for about 50 Kilometers / 31 miles to Limonal (around 50-60 minutes).
    4    When you get to Limonal, there will be a Gas Station on the left, at the intersection turn left and keep driving towards Santa Cruz for about 83 kilometers (about 51.5 miles / 1 hour and 15 minutes).
    5    Once in Santa Cruz, immediately after the traffic lights, keep going forward for about 300 meters, after the bridge take the left road (there will be green signs for Tamarindo) and drive towards Villarreal for around 30 kilometers (about 18.5 miles / 30-40 minutes).
    6    In Villarreal turn to the left and keep driving to the center of Tamarindo town for 4 kilometers (almost 3 miles / about 5 minutes).
    7    After you pass Latitud Restaurant, there will be an intersection towards Langosta Beach, take the left and keep driving, when you find a big white condo building (Pacific Park) keep right and drive for about 800 meters.  After passing Mono Loco Hotel (on the left) and Langosta Beach Club (on the right) you will find Capitán Suizo on the right hand side.
 

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