Zulu Surf Hotel

3.5 star property
Central hotel with 2 restaurants, connected to a shopping center, near Tamarindo Beach

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Zulu Surf Hotel

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Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed
Front of property
Bar (on property)
Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Overview of Zulu Surf Hotel

7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Centro Comercial Plaza Conchal, Tamarindo, Provincia de Guanacaste, 50309
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Air conditioning
  • Convenience store
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Minibar
  • Free self parking

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Double Beds


  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed

Standard Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Studio Suite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed

Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Tamarindo
  • Tamarindo Beach - 3 min walk
  • Conchal Beach - 40 min drive
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course - 31 min drive
  • Playa Potrero - 37 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 7 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 79 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 109 min drive


  • Patagonia Argentinian Grill & Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Baula pizza - 4 min walk
  • La Esquina - 2 min walk
  • Noi Bistro - 1 min walk
  • Green Papaya - 4 min walk

About this property

Zulu Surf Hotel

Located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the airport, Zulu Surf Hotel features a rooftop terrace and puts you just a 5-minute drive from Tamarindo Beach. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the 2 restaurants, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day.


English, 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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for 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 9:30 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking within 33 ft
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared microwave
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


El Mercadito de Tamarindo - Onsite restaurant.
El Santuario - Onsite fine-dining restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Bar Medusa - Onsite bar. Open daily.
Sol Bakery - This coffee shop specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 8–15 per person
  • Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of USD 25

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Zulu Surf Hotel Hotel
Zulu Surf Hotel Tamarindo
Zulu Surf Hotel Hotel Tamarindo

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Zulu Surf Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Zulu Surf Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Zulu Surf Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zulu Surf Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Zulu Surf Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (13-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Zulu Surf Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, kayaking, and snorkeling. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming.
Are there restaurants at or near Zulu Surf Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring French cuisine.
What's the area around Zulu Surf Hotel like?
Zulu Surf Hotel is a short 7-minute drive from Tamarindo (TNO) and 3 minutes' walk from Tamarindo Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Very nice hotel. The breakfast was amazing. Our room was on the smaller size, however we were there just for sleeping.
Teodora Alexandra, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kristina, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Patricia, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Cesar, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place!!!
Jason, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

This is a wonderful property right in the middle of downtown, close to absolutely everything. There's a wonderful outdoor sitting area, perfect for relaxing. It's clean, comfortable and very friendly staff.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent staff! I do not usually write reviews. But the service provided me at The Zulu Surf Hotel was so outstanding that I wanted to write about it. Chris and Mattaes went above and beyond to help me out when I had a difficult time. When I needed assistance, they did not hesitate, and did everything they could to help me out. A 3rd associate, Andres, also provided excellent service. Though I did not see him as much due to the shift he worked, he was very courteous and very helpful. All 3 of these employees are outstanding when it comes to providing customer service. As I noted, they went above and beyond to help me out. But I also noticed they provided exemplary service to all of the guests that they interacted with. They always seemed enthusiastic about responding to any questions, needs, concerns or desires of the guests. From the moment I checked in to the moment I checked out, Chris, Mattaes and Adres were warm and welcoming, curtoeous and professional. Your employees are such an important asset to this hotel. Their personalities, their behavior, the way they treat people: all make the experience of staying at Zulu Surf a very positive and memorable one. It can be hard to find employees who are competent, you have 3 who excel. Whomever hired these people did an excellent job! Paul – U.S.
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2/10 Poor

They did not have the reserved room available and downgraded us. I had to pay a new charge and they never refunded the original charge for the bigger room.
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8/10 Very good

I think everything was ok except that the property has receptionist service until 10pm, and after those hours they do not even have security. We were staying and last night we were concerned because a group of spanish people, that where causing problems in the middle of the night and we had to call police because no one in the hotel could help
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean great staff wonderful location
alain, 1-night trip
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