Villa Nautilus

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Villa Nautilus

3.0 star property
City-center Tamarindo hotel with outdoor pool

8.6/10 Fabulous

50 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
100 metros del instituto espanol Wayra, Calle Este, Tamarindo, 50309
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 38 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 12 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 80 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 107 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Villa Nautilus

3-star hotel by the ocean, refurbished in 2020
18 holes of golf, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Villa Nautilus. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), express check-out, and luggage storage
  • A front desk safe, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, pool, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Villa Nautilus boast perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Recycling, LED light bulbs, and eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and showers
  • 29-cm flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free offsite parking within 16 ft
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM

Traveling with children

  • Stair gate

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 29-cm flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 90 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 7)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 10 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Villa Nautilus Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Villa Nautilus Tamarindo
Nautilus Tamarindo
Villa Nautilus Hotel Tamarindo
Villa Nautilus Hotel
Villa Nautilus Tamarindo
Villa Nautilus Hotel Tamarindo

Frequently asked questions

Does Villa Nautilus offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Villa Nautilus does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Nautilus?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Villa Nautilus?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Villa Nautilus?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Villa Nautilus?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Villa Nautilus?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 90 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Nautilus?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Villa Nautilus?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (14-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Villa Nautilus and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming and ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Villa Nautilus?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Café Tico (4-min walk), Shrimp Hole (4-min walk), and El Chiringuito (5-min walk).
What's the area around Villa Nautilus like?
Villa Nautilus is located near Tamarindo Beach, just a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 4 minutes' walk from Café Tico. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Location cannot be beat. Close to so much good food, beach, shops, and supermarkets. Tamarindo is easy to walk around, even with kids. A block away is an area where you can get any kind of tour Tamarindo offers— catamaran, atv, horses, and more. The breakfasts were excellent. I loved the homemade jams. Our room was cute, rustic, and comfortable. Good air conditioning, thoughtful touches, nice pool. This is a great spot to stay in Tamarindo for a comfortable Costa Rican experience. We enjoyed that this b-n-b has only a few rooms, so it was quiet, yet we were not lacking in amenities and Agelie set us up with all we needed for supplies, info about the town, and arranged tours and shuttles.
jennifer, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Matteo, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful experience
What a great experience, very friendly and helpful staff. Close walk into town. Marisol was fantastic-wonderful food and room was comfortable. Owners extremely concerned with security, good for all but strict if you are a solo traveller and meet friends you care to spend time back at Villa Nautilus. Overall, would highly recommend for families and couples. If solo and make friends easily, I’d talk directly with owners first 🙏
Timothy, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tania, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Villa Nautilus was the perfect place for us! The location is so walkable to the beach and restaurants. There is a cool and shaded pool area to relax in midday. Breakfast was fabulous...Costa Rican, french press coffee and fresh fruit every morning more! We love smaller places and you have the opportunity to visit with other guest if you choose in the common areas, or have quiet and privacy. Also, our hosts Agelie and Laurent were both so charming and you feel very welcome in their home! Take time to visit with them if your schedule allows!
Jan, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Heather, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I was disappointed in that it wasn't billed as a hostel or a rooming house. It was incredibly uncomfortable. The shining lite was the breakfast cook.
Deanna, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel in Tamarindo
Family oriented hotel. We loved it. The host is lovely, breakfast was great. Pool so nice. Highly recommend
Ilana, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

There is a pool right outside!
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Loved it here!
A wonderful little B & B Guest House, just a short walk down to an amazing beach and all the restaurants and shops you could imagine. Owner, Agelie, was so lovely and helpful with suggestions for places to eat at and visit, and lined up our nighttime turtle tour for us. Yummy breakfasts by the pool each morning. We enjoyed the quiet there. Thank you, Laurent and Agelie!
Del, 4-night trip
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