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Rental Agency Stay in Tamarindo represents some of the best vacation rentals in Tamarindo, whether you are after jaw dropping views of a magnificient coastline, the proximity to shopping, dining and nightlife, or simply the relaxing in one of the remarkably beautiful and well appointed homes. Stay in Tamarindo specializes in large groups, family reunions, weddings and corporate retreats and offers online booking service. Several of the rental homes are located within such proximity to each other that they easily rent together for large groups.

7 Costa Rican Fruits to Try at the Farmer’s Market

Some of our favorite Costa Rican fruits are exotic, delicious, and colorful! We’ve touched on a few local foods we think everyone must try while in town, but we thought the last item on our list – Costa Rican fruits, oh glorious fruit! – deserved a bit of extra...

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Looking for Great Tamarindo Meeting Space? Try Pangas!

It’s easy to see why Pandas Beach Club is one of our top choices for Tamarindo meeting venues Located at the northern end of Tamarindo and cozied up to the estuary, the beachfront Pangas Beach Club frames a picture-perfect Tamarindo meeting space: timelessly elegant...

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Tamarindo Day Trip: Guide to Palo Verde National Park

Palo Verde National Park is famous for its birdwatching (pictured: a roseate spoonbill) One of Costa Rica’s seemingly greatest contrasts, spectacular Palo Verde National Park is home to a resounding dichotomy: rich and vibrant wetlands that simultaneously house one of...

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In Our Daypack: What to Carry on Your Tamarindo Day Trips

Here’s what to pack for your Tamarindo day trips. Just add sun! And sand. And Tamarindo. Adventure awaits! Beyond our general Costa Rica packing list, you’re going to want a day pack. Well, at least, you’ll want one if you’re anything like us. We carry our day packs...

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Wildly Fun: Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge

Take a kayak tour into the wilds of Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge Saltwater jungles. Lumbering leatherback sea turtles. Otherworldly mangrove estuaries. Winding canals. Lizards, running on water. Behind-the-scenes boat tours. Yes, Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge is fascinating...

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Top 5 Honeymoon Vacation Rentals, Bungalows and Hideaways

Welcome to honeymoon bliss. Welcome to five of our favorite Costa Rica honeymoon villas. Tucked into Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast (and the jungles of the Osa Peninsula), this spectacular country welcomes honeymooners to some of the world’s most secluded, most...

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9 Ways to Upgrade Your Tamarindo Vacation

This moment can be yours. All yours. Welcome to our favorite upgrades to your Tamarindo vacation! So, you’ve done it. You’ve finally booked your trip to Costa Rica. You bought the airfare. You reserved your Tamarindo vacation rental. And you’re thisclose to your dream...

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Travel Insurance for Costa Rica: Do You Need It?

Lost you camera on the beach? Luckily, you bought travel insurance for Costa Rica! No credits, no refunds, no substitutions. That’s the standard line in travel – and one that, unfortunately, mostly applies to Costa Rica. As with airfare, event tickets, prepaid hotel...

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Big Five: More Costa Rican Animals You Can’t Wait to Spot

The keel-billed toucan is one of our favorite Costa Rican animals! A promise is a promise! In our first overview of Costa Rica’s Big Five, we came clean and admitted we couldn’t narrow it down to just five Costa Rican animals. After all, Costa Rica is home to a...

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14 Reasons You’d Hate to Vacation in Costa Rica

Buckle up, buttercup. We have the cold, hard truth about that vacation in Costa Rica… Planning a vacation in Costa Rica? We are so sorry. Pura vida, schmura vida. We’ve been in “paradise” long enough to know, Costa Rica’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Want some...

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Your Tamarindo Honeymoon: A Guide

You are here: On a Tamarindo honeymoon in paradise! So, you’ve settled on a Tamarindo honeymoon – congratulations! Tamarindo is a wonderful choice for a honeymoon: both urban and relaxed, at once romantic and memorable, both secluded and packed with things to do, this...

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The 7 Habits of Highly Happy Costa Rica Travelers

Want to be a happy Costa Rica traveler? Then be sure to plan at least one “special” something for your trip. You’re surrounded by guidebooks. Your website bookmarks number into what seems like the kajillions. You have ideas, itineraries, and must-dos bouncing around...

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9 Costa Rican Foods You Simply Must Try

  Ceviche and patacones (fried plantains) are two of our favorite Costa Rican foods! | By Soytavin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons If you’re anything like us, food is a big part of your travels. You love to taste new things. You look forward to trying...

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5 of the Best Waterfalls in Guanacaste

Llanos de Cortes is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Costa Rica, and is easily one of our picks for best waterfalls in Guanacaste There are few simple pleasures more delicious than hiking to a deserted waterfall in the middle of paradise, peeling off...

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Favorite Restaurants: The Best Pizza in Tamarindo

The best pizza in Tamarindo is cheesy, fresh-baked, homemade, and always hits the spot! Bonnie and Clyde, gin and tonic, yin and yang – the world is full of perfect pairings. And here’s one more: pizza at the beach. We know from experience – there are few simpler and...

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Tips for Women Traveling Alone in Costa Rica

Women traveling alone in Costa Rica: go where you want, wear what you want, do what you want! Will I be safe?   This is the Big Question, right? And for good reason: Women traveling alone face some serious (and seriously frustrating) challenges in much of the world....

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Costa Rican Wildlife Watching: The “Big Five”

Costa Rican wildlife is so varied, it’s impossible to narrow it down to the top 5! Hey Africa, you may have the Big Five of safari wildlife, but Costa Rican wildlife is pretty impressive, too! From gargantuan reptiles, to startlingly-hued amphibians, to smiling...

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Destination Overview: Playa Flamingo Travel Guide

Our Playa Flamingo travel guide takes you to this convenient, yet secluded beach paradise This mile-long, crescent-shaped strip of white-sand Playa Flamingo is the Costa Rica of postcards: shade-lined coast, pristine beaches, and turquoise water so clear, you can...

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5 of the Best Family Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo

Search for your perfect family vacation rental in Tamarindo (Pictured: Casa de Luz) Planning a family vacation to Tamarindo, Costa Rica? Then, you’re probably searching for the perfect accommodations. And that’s where these five family vacation rentals in Tamarindo...

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Destination Wedding in Tamarindo: Guest Guide

Congratulations! You’re a (very) lucky Tamarindo wedding guest. So, you’ve been invited to a destination wedding in Tamarindo – congratulations! We promise, it’s going to be a memorable trip. Tamarindo (and its surrounds) is one of Costa Rica’s most popular...

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Liberia Airport Guide: What You Need to Know About LIR

Welcome to Costa Rica! (And our Liberia airport guide.) If you’re planning a Tamarindo vacation, chances are you’ll be flying into the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, a.k.a. the Liberia International Airport. And that means you’re in need of a primer – a...

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Costa Rica Can’t-Miss: 7 of the Best Tamarindo Activities

Sport fishing is, without a doubt, one of the best Tamarindo activities Are you afraid that, after all your meticulous research and hunt for the best Tamarindo activities and attractions, you’ll miss out on that one, irreplaceable, life-changing, can’t-miss...

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Costa Rica Itinerary: Tamarindo Family Vacation

Tamarindo is an excellent choice for your family vacation If you’re traveling to Costa Rica with kids in tow, chances are someone has recommended a Tamarindo family vacation. After all, we’re one of the most well-equipped towns in Costa Rica, with a wide selection of...

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Destination Overview: Playa Langosta Travel Guide

Sunset at Playa Langosta. Can you imagine yourself here? This Gold Coast paradise is close to all the action (namely, Tamarindo) and yet just far enough off the beaten path – that perfect combination to yield seclusion and tranquility, but with all the conveniences of...

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Weather in Costa Rica: A Month-by-Month Guide

Weather in Costa Rica hack: If you’re traveling during the rainy season, choose the Tamarindo area, one of the sunniest spots in the country The country may be smaller than the state of West Virginia, but the weather in Costa Rica goes big. Sure, we’re a tropical...

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4 After-Christmas & New Year’s Traditions in Costa Rica

Tamarindo on New Year’s Eve brings fire dancers onto the beach! Costa Rica’s holiday season is unabashedly festive: color, lights, fireworks, and food abound! Happily – and as you may have already noticed, if you’re visiting this season – the celebrations don’t end on...

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Costa Rica Beach Weddings: The How, The Where & The When

Costa Rica beach weddings can be everything you dream There is something irresistible about the promise of a wedding on the beach: the warm sun, the soft sand, the tropical flowers, the harmonies of crashing waves… Indeed, Costa Rica beach weddings are the stuff...

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Destination Overview: Hacienda Pinilla Travel Guide

Hacienda Pinilla’s spectacular beach club offers an oceanfront pool, restaurants, and relaxation Located on the extraordinarily beautiful north-western coast of Costa Rica, under four miles from downtown Tamarindo, Hacienda Pinilla is one of the country’s most...

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Tamarindo Restaurant Guide: The Best Seafood in Town

You could be here. Dining on lobster-coconut salad. And not just this, but all of the best seafood in Tamarindo! When you vacation by the sea, you want to dine from the sea. And in Tamarindo, that’s easy. Too easy! Our small town offers dozens upon dozens of excellent...

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Costa Rica Travel Costs: The Accommodations Budget

Honestly, why go hotel when this luxurious mansion (Casa Orchidea) could be yours starting at just $92 per room, per night? For most visitors to Costa Rica, accommodations cost represents a huge chunk, if not the largest portion of the budget. Bear in mind that Costa...

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Destination Overview: Tamarindo Travel Guide

You are here: Paradise! This Gold Coast mini-metropolis is one of Costa Rica’s hottest tourism hotspots, packed with everything from golden sand and cerulean sea, to incredible restaurants and hopping nightlife. Our Tamarindo travel guide gets your planning started on...

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Tamarindo Nightlife: The Best Live Music in Town

Though chill by most international standards, Tamarindo is one of Costa Rica’s most bustling beach towns. And in Costa Rica, that equates to great entertainment! Specifically, great food, craft beers & cocktails, dancing, and other Tamarindo after-hours amusements....

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