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Costado W Plaza Deportes 1, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality Costa Rica
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Located in Tarcoles, nestled between Carara National Park and the Pacific Ocean, experience being in real Tico culture. This is the place to be! "Villa Sunni Daze" is American run, newly opened in 2011, with spacious clean air conditioned rooms, real hot water, cable TV, some kitchenettes with cooking/dinnerware. "Villa Sunni Daze" is a warm and friendly 8 unit spacious hotel that can accommodate up to 24 guests. Amenities include a beautiful "Spa Pool" complete with jets, music, and soft lighting to relax after a day of sightseeing. A 3rd floor "Sunni-set Terrace" with its birds eye view of the village is perfect for morning coffee or yoga. Gas and Charcoal Grills available. Most of the Ticos get up with the roosters crowing at 4:30 am. to open their stores of Fresh Panaderias, Super Groceries, and Restaurants at sunrise 5:30 am. You may see cart driven by Oxen through the main street. FRESH fares of Fish Casados & Ceviches, as it has it's original fishing village flavor. For a real Tico fishing tour, you must fish with Gino and his family. Our guests have simply raved about this adventure. They will clean and cook your catch! There is Karaoke, dancing at El Dorado Saloon and the La Guardia Nightclub. Family billiards and arcade directly across the street. Villa Sunni Daze is steps to Carara National Park, Pura Vida Waterfalls, the 12 Suspended Bridges over the Rain Forests, Original Crocodile Man Tour, which really must be experienced by the small boat and guided tour, up close and personal with eighteen foot monstrosities! The beach here is virtually uninhabited where finding beautiful pieces of driftwood and other treasures are plentiful. Enjoy a Breathtaking Sunset Horseback Ride on the beach. You may witness the excitement of live Soccer directly across the street of the upcoming stars! At Villa Sunni Daze" some of the visitors we have welcomed are backpackers, bicyclists, documentary photographers, film makers, and fishermen from Czech Republic, Germany, Paris, France, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, US and of course many families from around Costa Rica. They love it here! We would be happy to make custom arrangements for your celebration. Pura Vida! Approximately 1 hour from San Jose, 20 minutes north of famous Jaco Beach. No traffic here in Tarcoles. The best value in Tarcoles.
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Costado W Plaza Deportes 1, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality Costa Rica
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sunnikerr wrote a review Nov. 2015
singapore74 contributions48 helpful votes
the manager Bob was ever so accomodating and cooked us a meal on the grill! The red snapper was so large that the head and tail extended beyond the cover and it was about 3 feet long. needless to say, i think it was a treat for us and we just happened to get lucky that night! so informative and he took us on a bike tour to show us the crocodiles over the bridge and then we went on the crocodile man tour! The pool was sparkling clean and had the best jets ever!
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Date of stay: February 2015
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MrBob2014 wrote a review May 2014
Roatan, Honduras15 contributions26 helpful votes
first of all randall was a joy to meet and greet us and he had a drop off at the airport so he picked us up and on we went to the hotel stopping at some cool pleaces for sights. we understand this is not a normal thing for him to do but what a treat we had. we stopped at the tarcoles bridge and saw the crocs and had a beer at the rest stop there...amazing creatures those crocs! randy caled and made reservations for us to go on the crocodile safari the next day where that was incredible. but back to the hotel...when we arrived the guests the night before had left a huge fish they had caught on their fishing expedition and randall cooked it up and served us dinner by the pool as we were relaxing and feeling the jacuzzi jets on oour sore backs from the plane ride. randall went the extra mile for sure to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. he showed us a new map he developed and he had bikes for us to rent so we could go on some of those adventures. we even got on the bicycle built for two and he took photos of us. he also had kayaks to rent and we went out on the tarcoles river but in the mangroves and had frank as our guide. wow!!! the things we saw...amazing...he could show us what we thought was a stick but it was a rare type of heron....just sneaking a peak at us...so still. then back in the jacuzzi jetted pool. amazing time...amazing person randy is...so helpful!
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Date of stay: January 2014
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Room Tip: pick the room closes to the pool; if you can...but it has a kitchen so it is a little bit more...
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Lisa R wrote a review Feb. 2014
Sarasota, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote
I had the pleasure of staying at Villa Sunni Daze while traveling through Costa Rica in January, 2014. Let me just say folks this place is a gem! Truly a diamond in the rough! I found my room to be very clean/immaculate and quite spacious. The air conditioner was nice and cold which was great, as it was very hot outside - most of the day. I was able to use my laptop during my stay so Wi-Fi was never an issue. After a day of adventuring, I found it very relaxing to sit back and chill in a nice cold swimming pool. I also enjoyed going up to the terrace on the roof-top. The view is spectacular. I saw the most amazing sunsets and occasional local soccer games. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the Scarlet Macaws that flew right over the hotel. Wow! The hotel manager, Randy was fantastic; so friendly! He really took the time to explain all the local whereabouts and adventures that await you in Tarcoles. His maps are really great too. Randy truly goes the extra mile to make sure that his guests are accommodated. You are within walking distance to a fantastic beach which seemed so private. I walked for miles and felt like the beach was mine. There is a little grocery store right across the street from the hotel and I found the staff to be very polite and most helpful. There are a few quaint little places to eat within walking distance from the hotel. The ceviche is authentic and very tasty! If you are visiting Tarcoles, I highly recommend that you stay at Villa Sunni Daze. I had a blast and I'm sure you will too!
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Date of stay: January 2014
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Scooter_Junkie wrote a review Nov. 2013
Bellingham, Washington7 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed here while passing through Tarcoles. The town itself is somewhat 'rustic' but beautiful. Lots of bird watching to be done! Scarlet macaws nest in a tree you can see from the hotel. The website is somewhat misleading, but I understand the owner is trying to get business. However, the hotel is quite literally in the shadow of two huge cell towers. Like, you can lean out and touch one. :-/ The statue of David with leopard print loincloth made us smile. :) The owner was friendly but quite unhelpful to us. We asked the owner to help us contact the tour operators on the river, which he refused to do, saying "it wasn't his thing". There were only 3 guests at the hotel and such a small gesture of making a 5 minute phone call to help 2 women traveling alone would have been greatly appreciated. We ended up being rescued by a lovely English gentleman who was staying at the hotel while fishing, he helped us schedule our tour. I loved the view from the top floor, which is an open deck sort of area. You can see the town and watch wildlife. The room itself was very simple but clean, large and open, with 2 beds, a TV, a nice bathroom, hot water, and small fridge. The AC worked about as well as you can hope. :) The room was satisfactory. But for this area of the world, for $80 a night, I expect better. Love Tarcoles, but would probably not stay here again unless prices were drastically lowered.
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Date of stay: March 2013
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travelwithteen wrote a review Aug. 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania26 contributions4 helpful votes
My family stayed at Sunni Daze hotel our first and last nights in Costa Rica. I choose Sunni Daze because it was located in (Tarcoles) is a small fishing village with almost no obvious tourist activity and because I understood that the Scarlet macaws come to feed in the trees in the morning and evening. We were not disappointed. Tarcoles felt very authentic. We didnt see any other tourists or hear any languages other than Spanish. Our first morning we took a walk and found trees full of scarlet macaws. A few local kids looking up at the trees on the main road and led us to an area near a playground near the beach. They were everywhere. It was hard to pull ourselves away. They are easy to find. Just look and listen. The hotel was clean and the rooms were air conditioned. The pool was refreshing. Randall is a wonderful host who goes above and beyond. On our last day there was some mixup with our transportation. Randall had nothing to do with the mixup, but he traveled in his own car with our guide to meet us at the beach near Jaco and bring our luggage back to the hotel so that we wouldn't need to keep it with us in the car. I highly recommend Sunni Daze for anyone looking for a simple, clean hotel in a non touristy area.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Sunni Daze
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Sunni Daze?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Sunni Daze?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Villa Sunni Daze?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Sunni Daze?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Villa Sunni Daze accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.