The long, historical part of the Tamarindo Diria covers 985 ft between the beach and the main road in the resort. On the other side, once you have successfully negotiated the traffic, the other part of the resort provides much different, more standardised and airy surroundings. Though the latter is pleasant and more modern, it doesn't have the same unquestionable charm as the older part on the seafront. Built in1973 and renovated many times since, the seafront Tamarindo Diria is now surrounded by shops and restaurants. Between the two wings (in line parallel to the road) which house the accommodation you will find communal areas concentrated in the same area: small reception, bar, rectangular swimming pool surrounded by deckchairs, paddling pool and, almost right at your feet, the sea These areas are all carefully laid out and feature lots of wood, natural stone, interesting Hindu statues and beautiful vegetation. In the Tropical Garden, holiday-makers will have the opportunity to enjoy a much larger, greener area which opens up in the middle with one of the largest lagoon pools in the state of Guanacaste (topped off with a jacuzzi).