Your Costa Rica Gateway


Hotel Capitán Suizo is a beachfront boutique and Four Star hotel located on Tamarindo beach, one of the most beautiful swimming and surfing beaches on the Costa Rican Pacific coast. Since opening its doors in 1992, Capitán Suizo has been rated by its guests, among the top ten hotels in Central America by Condé Nast (2009-2017) and received a 2015-2017 Travelers' Choice award from TripAdvisor.

Located in a privileged area outside of town, at the end of the bay and directly on the beach merged with thoughtful design, friendly staff, excellent service and delicious food, the hotel is the perfect gateway for your relaxing Costa Rica beach holiday.


Variety of Rooms


Nestled between lush, tropical gardens, our 35 inviting rooms await you.  All of our bungalows, ocean front suits, and superior rooms are spacious, furnished with local materials and decorated with regional craftsmanship and antique photographs from Costa Rica. All of them overlook exuberant tropical gardens, face towards the ocean and feature a balcony or terrace and king size beds. Read more...


Aromas Del Mar Spa

open air treatments

Our cozy, open-air hotel Spa embedded in the tropical gardens provides you with the relaxing moments you seek for. Indulge yourself with an unforgettable treatment in the hands of experts and in the midst of the lovely, natural surroundings of Capitán Suizo. Massages on the beach are also offered to those who would like to enjoy the treatment while listening to the gentle murmur of the waves. Read more...


El Barco Restaurant


Our restaurant is directly located on the beach and offers a tranquil ambiance whilst being surrounded by nature. The ample breakfast buffet and our a la carte lunch and dinner with a mixed cuisine of international dishes and classic Costa Rican cuisine can be enjoyed daily. Read more...

Our Garden


The way we integrate the nature in our hotel is absolutely unique in Costa Rica and can only be found at Hotel Capitán Suizo. It consists of a wide variety of native trees and abundant ornamental plants which home and attract a vast diversity of wildlife. In each corner of the hotel one can observe the magnificent beauty of Costa Rica's nature. Read more... 


Visiting Playa Tamarindo


Playa Tamarindo is one of the most popular and beautiful swimming beaches on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The small Tamarindo town is almost rounded by the “Las Baulas Marine National Park” this is why Tamarindo is a very special place, with all the services needed but rounded by the ocean and hectares of protected tropical dry forest. 

Even though our Four Star Beachfront Boutique Hotel is embedded in a natural environment, tourists do not miss out on the most important infrastructural features such as supermarkets or pharmacies. Our dedicated concierge is available to help our guests navigate the countless activities and adventures that await you just outside of our property. Discover Tamarindo...



Our family welcomes you.


In 1992 we moved with our two children aged 7 and 10 and our dog “Max” from Switzerland to Tamarindo. In those days, life in the village was very simple. There was no television, garbage collection or banks. In the entire village there were only three telephones, which by law had to be public telephones. Cows, horses, pigs and chickens moved about freely. There was almost an unlimited freedom for humans and animals... read more.