The hotel “Capitán Suizo” owes its name on the one hand to the small island “El Capitán” which lies in front of the hotel and on the other hand to the fact that the family owning the hotel is from Switzerland “Suizo”.

The Capitán Suizo is an environmentally conscious Beachfront Boutique Hotel in Tamarindo where it is implicit that nature and animals are integrated with love and respect. Our hotel is set beneath native trees and nestled between rich, organically maintained gardens which home a wide variety of wildlife. In each and every corner of Capitán Suizo one can observe the magnificent beauty of Costa Rica’s nature. Birds, howler monkeys, squirrels, gray and green iguanas, geckos, armadillos, skunks, collared anteaters and raccoons are some of the animals that can be seen almost daily throughout the hotel’s garden. Biologically natural paths and corridors have been kept connected with the outside forest areas to provide wildlife the possibility to continue to travel around in a safe way in order to find habitat and food inside as well as outside the gardens.

With a 5 leaves level award in the Certification of Sustainable Tourism (CST) Capitán Suizo reflects its environmental, social, cultural and economic commitment throughout its operation.

More than 95% of the 70 staff members are Costa Rican and most of them are from the region of Guanacaste. They work with joy and pride to make sure guests have a wonderful experience at Capitán Suizo.

The management and the whole team are very much looking forward welcoming you at Capitàn Suizo.


Urs Andri Schmid
General Manager

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