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Costa Rican Surf Brand Acquires Landmark Hotel in Tamarindo

TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA - September 28, 2015 - Witch’s Rock Industries S.A. recently acquired Tamarindo’s historic Hotel Pueblo Dorado. In an effort to build a stronger more sustainable tourism base, hotel management immediately slashed hotel rates. The hotel aims to attract international and local tourists who desire to spend their vacations and holidays in the famous beach town but who also struggle to keep up with Costa Rica’s growing costs.

Witch’s Rock Industries currently owns and operates Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, Volcano Brewing Company, and the El Vaquero Beach Bar and Restaurant. The founder of Witch’s Rock Industries, Joe Walsh states, “I’m excited about the purchase of the Pueblo Dorado Hotel. It will be a great compliment to our organization and will keep with our mission to offer a great quality of family-friendly, clean, and affordable rooms. Our brand of hospitality always includes service with a smile and the Pueblo Dorado will adopt this tradition of warmth and care”.

Joe Walsh began Witch’s Rock Industries 15 years ago after driving a school bus to Tamarindo from California, renting a shack on the beach, and opening Witch’s Rock Surf Camp ( “Tamarindo was a much different place back then, a lot smaller, but regardless of the town’s growth we have always been 100% committed to Tamarindo and our core values of giving back to the community will aways remain the same” Walsh said. “The addition of Hotel Pueblo Dorado will offer critically needed additional jobs for the community. Currently we employ over 80 employees, with the new hotel this number will significantly increase” Walsh stated.

The Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel has 29 rooms, a pool, free WIFI, cable TV and air conditioning in every room and is located a short distance from Tamarindo Beach. The hotel helps to maintain a beautiful nature trail that leads to the beach that is located directly across the street from the hotel. Rooms prices start at $55 per night in September and October with breakfast included. For further information contact

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