About Us

Hola! Bienvenidos a Costa Rica y Casa Smilin’ Dog!

We created Casa Smilin’ Dog as our home, with letting apartments, to offer you a great alternative to a hotel or staying in a private room in any of the hostels in Tamarindo.

Having decided to leave the UK Rowena and I moved to Costa Rica to live in wonderful Tamarindo and look after Casa Smilin’ Dog. We’d spent years in Corporate life, learnt to make wine in New Zealand and ran a Pub in the UK we finally “escaped”.

We have 3 x 1 bedroom self-catering apartments. All have their own kitchen and dining area, a/c in bedroom, big showers with hot water, TV, wi-fi and access to a beautiful, tranquil communal garden.

Casa Smilin’ Dog offers you high quality, great value accommodation in a quiet part of Tamarindo. All our apartments are no smoking and are suitable for single people or couples. We are not able to allow pets.

Our garden is a haven for wildlife with beautiful birds, iguanas and, of course, visits from Howler Monkeys from time to time.

We have a beautiful beach here in Tamarindo with surfing, swimming and sunbathing. Massages on the beach, horse riding, sailing trips, fishing and a farmer’s market every Saturday morning.

We are also within easy driving of lots of other great beaches and good restaurants.

And the best news for you all – because our climate is so great, you don’t have to pack much! A few T shirts, shorts, swim wear, flip flops and maybe something special for that night out…..

Come and stay with us at Casa Smilin’ Dog and have the holiday of a lifetime in beautiful Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!