• Toll Free(US/CANADA):1 800 245 5109
  • LoCall (UK):0845 528 0209
  • Phone:+353 1 513 4197

Subscribe


Tamarindo Villas

Go to the Tamarindo Guide


  • 20
  • 8
  • 8
  • $1,900 - $4,450/night
  • 20
  • 8
  • 8
  • $1,900 - $4,450/night
  • 19
  • 8
  • 9
  • $2,290 - $4,690/night
  • 19
  • 8
  • 9
  • $2,290 - $4,690/night
  • 14
  • 5
  • 5
  • $1,250 - $3,040/night
  • 14
  • 5
  • 5
  • $1,250 - $3,040/night
  • 12
  • 6
  • 7
  • $2,200 - $2,200/night
  • 12
  • 6
  • 7
  • $2,200 - $2,200/night
Casa Leon
  • 16
  • 8
  • 8
  • Rates on request
  • 16
  • 8
  • 8
  • Rates on request
Casa Bali
  • 16
  • 8
  • 8
  • $3,000 - $3,000/night
  • 16
  • 8
  • 8
  • $3,000 - $3,000/night
  • 10
  • 4
  • 4
  • $600 - $1,500/night
  • 10
  • 4
  • 4
  • $600 - $1,500/night
  • 23
  • 8
  • 8
  • $1,295 - $5,000/night
  • 23
  • 8
  • 8
  • $1,295 - $5,000/night
  • 14
  • 5
  • 4
  • $700 - $700/night
  • 14
  • 5
  • 4
  • $700 - $700/night
The Point
  • 14
  • 7
  • 7
  • $3,750 - $10,950/night
  • 14
  • 7
  • 7
  • $3,750 - $10,950/night

Costa Rica is one of the top global travel destinations for many reasons. Nestled within this gorgeous Central American nation is one of the most perfect Pacific coastal towns in the Americas. Vacation rentals in Tamarindo Costa Rica, in the heart of its Gold Coast, are properties sought after by discerning travelers looking for a luxury base from which to explore the riches of this vibrant coast.

The Pacific coastline of Costa Rica consists of one fabulous beach after another. From the very top of the Nicoya Peninsula to the nation's southern border with Panama, you will find sandy beaches, pristine swimming and surfing conditions, and so many fun activities.

Costa Rica's seven provinces have distinct personalities. The Guanacaste Province is the number one holiday destination and occupies the Northwestern region of this peaceful country. Liberia, the region's capital city, offers an excellent airport hub for travelers heading for the Pacific Coastline.

Villas in Tamarindo Costa Rica, beautiful properties like The Point, sitting in an enviable position between the beaches of Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta, are the type of self-contained properties that suit guests looking for privacy but with access to vibrant tourist communities.


A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY


In the 1980s, Tamarindo was a tiny fishing village. Inland was a thriving farming community with miles of undeveloped countryside. Then, in the late 1990s, intrepid travelers to Costa Rica discovered the area's spectacular beaches.

Surfers, interested in conquering the waves, followed quickly in search of an adrenalin rush. Today, Tamarindo is a town with a population of about seven thousand residents. This number swells considerably during the peak holiday season.

The service providers have replaced fishing as the number one business in the district, and most of the locals are involved in some capacity or other in tourism.


THINGS TO DO IN TAMARINDO


The concept of Pura Vida is the first thing to understand about any Costa Rica holiday. This term translates as Pure Life and refers to the day-to-day laid-back happiness of living in Costa Rica. A bit like the Italian concept of La Dolce Vita. In and around the Town of Tamarindo, you can immerse yourself in Pura Vida in all its forms.

The Town has all the necessary amenities and activities that any traveler or family might require. Casa Bali, with unrivaled views over Playa Tamarindo, is one of those large local properties that works so well for a multi-generational trip. Two infinity pools and staff that include a chef will help engender Pura Vida for all guests.

Dining

Tamarindo and the surrounding areas provide a cosmopolitan dining experience for travelers. Cuisines from around the globe work so well with quality local ingredients. Seafood is a big part of life in this area, and you can easily find delicious sushi or fresh grilled fish. In addition, you should try local Imperial beer, coconut water, or sublime Costa Rican coffee for a refreshing beverage.

Surfing

Surfing put Tamarindo on the map. It rivals Hawaii for its breakers, and the beaches around Tamarindo have lured the best surfers in the world to these fantastic shores. If you are a keen surfer or an eager beginner, why not book some lessons and take to the waves?

There are several surf shops where you can connect with teachers or buy cool surf gear. Even if you never jump on a board, you will love relaxing on one of the fabulous beaches to watch the experts weave effortlessly through the surf.

The waves in Pico Grande are plentiful, and it's where the best surfers go. Playa Tamarindo has good wave conditions for beginners who want to sample the thrill of surfing.

Swimming

Avellanas and Conchal beaches offer some of the best swimming conditions around Tamarindo. Playa Dante and Playa Coco are two other beaches that fans of SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) use. The gorgeous Casa Leon within the gated Avellanas Beach Community is a beautiful property close to the beach and ideal for couples or a small family group.

The main beaches of Playa Tamarindo, Playa Grande, and Playa Langosta all provide areas that will suit anyone interested in any water activities. The divine Casa Roca on Playa Langosta will give you beach access from the terrace of your beautiful rental. Locals can guide you regarding tidal and wind conditions to help you find the perfect beach location for your desired activity.

Fishing

Sports fishermen and women travel to Costa Rica's Gold Coast for its fishing. The Pacific waters are perfect for those interested in landing big game fish.

One of the main attractions for anglers is the short distance from shore, where fishing boats can find a wide variety of big fish. Heading out of the marina at Flamingo Beach or Tamarindo, you will find 1,000-foot drops where you can cast your lines.

Before you choose your skipper and charter your vessel, you must get a fishing permit from the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Agriculture. You can get this processed online via this link. Technically, everyone in your group intending to fish should apply for one.

There are numerous skippered charters available for keen sports anglers. Sea Breeze Fishing is a good option for a group of about 4, as the vessel has Shimano and Penn gear, and other onboard amenities to make this a very relaxing day out.

Golf

There are two golf courses within a 20-minute easy drive of Tamarindo. The first, Reserva Conchal Golf Course, a par 71, 7,021-yard course north of Tamarindo, was designed by Robert Trent Jones. This is a lush, green tropical course with incredible views for the golfer.

The second, Hacienda Pinilla, is a par 72, 7,200-yard course south of Tamarindo. The layout of the course weaves through the natural tropical landscapes with stunning sea views and has earned a designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its preservation of ecological balance.

Horseback Riding

Not all cowboys are in the American West. In fact, the cowboys or sabaneros of Costa Rica have as ancient a tradition of ranching as any other nation of the new world. Vast savannas unfold within the Guanacaste region, and herding cattle in the shadow of one of the many volcanoes is an activity older than time.

As a traveler, you can tap into this world and take a very leisurely ride along one of the Tamarindo beaches. Pininos Adventures has a range of horses for all standards and abilities. Also, they have different routes through the forest or across beaches.

Along the way, their guides will show you some local wildlife, like monkeys and tropical birds. The westerly facing beaches also deliver spectacular sunsets, yet another facet of an afternoon ride that charms travelers to this corner of paradise.

If you want to experience a traditional Costa Rican farm, then Finca Las Garzas is a terrific option for families. Feeding chickens, tending the livestock, and getting in the saddle are all complimented by a traditional meal cooked in the farmhouse.

Wellness

There are several Blue Zones around the world. These are specific regions that have become noteworthy for their aged populations. In other words, these places are famous for the long and healthy lives of their natives. The coastal area around Tamarindo is one such place. The clean air, the high-end organic foods produced locally, and the excellent stress-free Pura Vida, ensure a healthy lifestyle for the body and mind.

A traveller gets massaged at Tamarindo

Not surprisingly, many businesses focused on wellness have established themselves in and around Tamarindo. Yoga and Pilates studios with talented teachers provide guests with expert classes along the coast.

Many keen yoga practitioners have come to live in Tamarindo and can provide private lessons for you at one of the villas for rent in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Many wellbeing spas center on the Ayurvedic principles of healing, so joining some soulful classes or getting a massage could be a delightful add-on to your vacation.

Grocery Shopping

There is a good selection of grocery stores within easy access to the exclusive beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo Costa Rica, like Morabeza. Auto Mercado is the largest supermarket, but other stores like the Vindi or Super Pura Vida will provide a wide range of fresh fruits, vegetables, and produce.

Useful to Know

There are doctor and dentist offices in Tamarindo just in case of a medical or dental emergency during your vacation.


FUN


Tamarindo is a lively town during peak season. The cross-section of visitors ranges from young singletons drawn to the surf town vibe, young families who love the wide variety of adventures and activities, to more, let's call them, mature travelers who want exquisite scenery and beautiful vacation villa properties. Tamarindo offers so much for everyone.

There's a lovely evening vibe. Step out for drinks and dinner at any of the relaxed restaurants and bars along the seafront. Later in the evening, the party gets going for the younger set, but it never gets too rowdy.

Beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, don't come any prettier than Sunset House. Beautiful views deliver sunsets like no other, and the ocean views are spectacular.

Casa Alang Alang is memorable as one of the Tamarindo Costa Rica villas exquisite in design and location. This spacious property, designed by the acclaimed Californian architect Steve Adams, is not just Balinese-inspired but contains many authentic furnishings and features imported from Bali.

With two pools and terraces and incredible views across the Pacific Ocean, this is one of those Tamarindo properties that will elevate your Costa Rica vacation to a new level.


WILDLIFE


Some of the natural wonders of Costa Rica are its protected wildlife reserves. Beautiful waterfalls and rivers cut through lush forests. Travelers can hike to the summit of volcanoes.

If you are lucky, you will see humpback whales along the coastlines. Shy and lazy sloths are indigenous to this country too. Specialty tours can show nesting turtles near Tamarindo at Las Baulas National Park.

The jungles and rich green canopy tours provide ziplines or trams, a popular activity for active vacationers. There's a lot to fit-in.


WHEN TO TRAVEL TO TAMARINDO


The dry season that runs from December to April is the busiest. The temperatures are at their hottest, and it's dry heat. The Green Season (September, October, and November), where you'll have dry and sunny morning conditions before the clouds and afternoon showers, is a more humid time to visit.

The proximity to the Equator guarantees very warm conditions but is more bearable than in high season. The shoulder months of May and November are very popular for travelers who want to avoid the full-on rush.


HOW TO GET TO TAMARINDO


The airport in Liberia is the gateway to the whole province of Guanacaste. Transfer times of about 90 minutes to Tamarindo make it the easiest route to get to your gorgeous villa destination. In addition, renting a car at the airport will allow you to explore more of Costa Rica and take day trips to other noteworthy beaches along the coast.

Flights from the continental US vary from about 5 hours from NYC to under 3 hours from Miami. There are also Canadian options for Liberia. Any European traveler can fly directly from Amsterdam or seasonally from Zurich. San Jose Airport, over five hours by road, provides other air routes.


CONCLUSION


One of the prettiest vacation towns along the 600 miles of Costa Rican Pacific coastal splendor is Tamarindo. The Town and surrounding communities have evolved over the past two decades into a playground for all ages looking for a safe, picturesque, fun, action-packed adventure. If you are staying in one of the vacation rentals in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, you can add peace and seclusion to the list of attractions.

Life in Costa Rica is stress-free; this is evident across Tamarindo's Gold Coast. Additionally, the wellness industry interweaves seamlessly with the laid-back surf lifestyle. Add to these the many activities that will keep you busy from dawn to dusk, and you will assuredly return from a Costa Rica vacation revived in body, mind, and spirit.

Let Exceptional Villa's wonderful Costa Rica sales and concierge team guide you to your dream Tamarindo villa and unlock many incredible adventures in this unequaled paradise.

1

Exceptional Villas Small Flower Logo

We're here to help