A tropical refuge within the National Marine Park Las Baulas
At Hotel Villa Baula, they take care to preserve the natural beauty of the setting: the very end of the peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and the Tamarindo Estuary on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Directly in front of the hotel is a magnificent 4 kilometres beach. Playa Grande is the most important nesting site in the Pacific for the giant leatherback turtle, known in Costa Rica as the Tortuga Baula. The National Marine Park, Las Baulas de Guanacaste was created in order to protect these nesting grounds. Behind the hotel flows the Tamarindo estuary which is fed by the ocean and bordered by mangroves. The Tamarindo Estuary is protected by an international treaty as a wetland of global importance.
Villa Baula has hotel rooms and private bungalows spread over two acres of forested beachfront property. The rustic design and choice of building materials (wood and bamboo) are in harmony with the environment.