How to Select the Perfect Vacation Rental Company & Tamarindo Home Rentals

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As you navigate the vast selection of vacation homes available, the sheer magnitude can be overwhelming. Even more so, if you’re attempting to evaluate the best rentals Costa Rica. With thousands of possibilities and numerous companies vying for attention, you’re faced with a myriad of choices but ultimately tasked with one crucial decision.

To simplify this process, here’s a comprehensive list of considerations to guide you in evaluating your options and ensuring the best choice for your upcoming vacation.

How to Choose the Right Vacation Rental Company

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Nestled along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast, where pristine beaches meet unparalleled amenities, the Tamarindo is home to some of the best rentals Costa Rica. The key is in finding the best one for you.

So, what does this mean, and what should you anticipate from your vacation rental company? Here’s what you need to know and can expect from your Tamarindo vacation experience:

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Villas in Tamarindo: Amenities, Elite Services & Our Newest Rentals

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Pictured: Compass House, one  of our newest Costa Rica Guanacaste vacation rentals

Discovering something new holds a unique charm – that rare exhilaration of being among the first to witness a mesmerizing vista, or to submerge yourself in the cool embrace of a private pool, or to revel in the premier upgrades and elite services at our Costa Rica Guanacaste vacation rentals.

And so, we thought we’d give you an easy way to grab hold of this uncommon luxury – the opportunity to be one of the first VRT guests to stay at our newest rentals. These homes are not just new to us; they are extraordinary in every sense. Be it the bubbles of a hot tub and fired-up pizza ovens or the endless horizon of infinity pools and panoramic ocean views, these new villas in Tamarindo offer fresh luxuries awaiting your indulgence.

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Bang For Your Buck: Tamarindo Villa Rentals Packed with Amenities

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Luxury amenities at our villas in Tamarindo, Costa Rica extend to these ocean views, infinity-edge pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor living, and much more (Pictured: Casa Puros Dieces)

When you want to splash out on next-level luxuries, our coastal town is an excellent choice: Over the years, we have grown to accommodate contemporary condos, oceanside mansions, and truly luxurious villas for rent in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and that pack in the amenities.

Often these vacation homes offer not just bang for your buck, but greater value, when compared to renting multiple hotel rooms, as well as the luxury of your own private resort. And if you’re wondering just what kind of amenities a “private resort” offers, then have a look…

Top-Tier Amenities at Our Villas for Rent in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Top-tier amenities: ✅ Ocean views, ✅ infinity pool, ✅ outdoor living, and ✅ incredible sunsets (Pictured: Compass House)

Over the years, we’ve learned that luxury is not a static concept: It’s about what you value most. With that said, a home’s amenities and styling can and will add to your experience. Prioritize what matters most to you!

Here are a few of our guests’ favorite in-home amenities, which we are proud to offer at many of our villas for rent in Tamarindo, Costa Rica:

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Our Favorite Day Tours From Tamarindo – Off The Beaten Path

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There’s something special about getting a little off the beaten path, isn’t there? (In fact, it’s probably one of our favorite Tamarindo things to do, if we can class it that way.)

Because, while we love hitting the beach, paddling into the surf, and restaurant-hopping all of Tamarindo’s downtown pleasures, venturing a little further afield gives us something to look forward to. It’s exciting. It’s exhilarating. And, given the right circumstances, it’s definitely something for the bucket list.

So, we thought we’d highlight a few of the best things to do in Tamarindo – and outside of Tamarindo, more accurately. From waterfalls and volcanoes to wildlife and white waters, here are some of our top recommendations for getting off the beaten path around Tamarindo:

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Last-Minute Summer Plans? Yes, Please! Things to Do + Tamarindo Villas for Rent

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Last-minute plans can be the best plans. From dreaming to doing, you can plan and then experience within a few short weeks! But to get from here to there, you’ll have to decide on the best things to do in Tamarindo and find Tamarindo villas for rent with last-minute availability.

Luckily, you’ve found this article and we have your answers!

Best Things to Do in Tamarindo This Summer

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Rainy season is also sunset season!

Costa Rica is one of the world’s favorite destinations, thanks in large part to our vast biodiversity, gorgeous beaches, startling ecosystems, and wide range of activities and attractions. Here are a few of what we consider the best things to do in Tamarindo this summer:

Explore Our National Parks

Costa Rica is renowned for its rich biodiversity and stunning natural landscapes. And there’s no better way to explore what makes us famous than on a visit to national parks, including Las Baulas National Marine Park (nesting leatherback sea turtles), Palo Verde National Park (incredible birdwatching & wildlife), Santa Rosa National Park (Costa Rican heritage & history), and Rincón de la Vieja National Park (active volcano attractions).

These parks offer opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and discovering unique ecosystems. Our in-house, expert concierge can help recommend the right tour, day trip, or hike for your preferences and activity level! Get in touch.

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5 Tamarindo Condo Complexes for a Perfect, Upscale Stay

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Some people like to say you can have everything. Our people like to say you can. Welcome to everything – to convenience with privacy, to luxury that’s affordable, and to Costa Rica’s coastline within your reach. Welcome to our five featured condo complexes: Sunrise Condos Tamarindo, Ibis Condos Tamarindo, La Perla Condos Tamarindo, Monte Perla Condos Tamarindo, and Crystal Sands Condos Tamarindo.

Sunrise Condos Tamarindo

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If you’re looking for the ultimate in convenience, look no further! Sunrise Condos Tamarindo are located in the very heart of town and are the most convenient condo complex to enjoy the area on foot.

Located on the main road through town, the Mediterranean-styled Sunrise Condos are just minutes to almost everything Tamarindo: mere seconds to Tamarindo Beach (just across the street!) and easily accessible to everything from swimming and surfing to cruises, estuary tours, and every other activity our area promises. This is the kind of place where you can literally step out of your condo “barefoot, bathing suit, and board under your arm,” and walk (or dive) right into the surf.

Sunrise Condos Tamarindo Amenities:

  • Condos featuring 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom plans, with covered terraces, central A/C, custom interiors, full kitchens, tropical furnishings, and major appliances, including dishwashers, washers, and dryers
  • One of Tamarindo’s largest resort pools, with an interactive cascading pool waterfall feature
  • Children’s pool
  • Expansive pool deck
  • Gorgeous landscaping
  • Recycling
  • 24/7 security with gated entrance and a perimeter wall

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Costa Rica Digital Nomads: Welcome to a Remote Work Paradise

There’s a reason why so many Costa Rica digital nomads flock to the coast. Here’s one of them!

Heard about the recent updates regarding Costa Rica digital nomads? The new visa (not really, see below!) is officially in place and applications are being approved. You could apply today and call Costa Rica home by next month!

Costa Rica Digital Nomads: The Requirements

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Because Costa Rica digital nomads apply for an estancia (a “stay”) rather than full-fledged residency – more on the differences, below – the requirements are easy and straightforward.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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How to Select the Perfect Rental Home for Costa Rica Digital Nomads

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Playa Avellanas (at Hacienda Pinilla) is home to some of our favorite Guanacaste, Costa Rica rentals and picture-perfect stops

The world’s freelancers, remote workers, and telecommuters recently celebrated the news that Costa Rica digital nomads will soon have a path to seek legal residency (technically, an estancia – essentially, a right to reside). The question is, are you one of them?

If you’re considering embracing the digital nomadic lifestyle ad moving to Costa Rica, then you probably have a lot of questions. Beginning with, where do I start?

And the answer to that one is: Right here!

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2022 Featured Family Activities & Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Make your 2022 family vacation dreams into reality. And enjoy a few of these activities and family-friendly vacation rentals in Tamarindo, Costa Rica along the way!

Tamarindo is the kind of place that families love. In addition to great dining, incredible scenery, and plenty of family-friendly vacation rentals in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, our corner of paradise offers much for families to see, do, and experience together.

Because, whether you’re the kind to tackle adventures – everything from zip lines and volcano-climbing to surfing and ocean kayaking – or more the type to relax at the pool together, Tamarindo is just the kind of place for your family.

And with that in mind, here are a few of our favorite things. Which will become a few of yours?

  1. Go Surfing

There’s nothing as quintessential to Tamarindo as surfing. And, while Tamarindo is one of the world’s favorite surfer spots, it’s also surprisingly welcoming to beginners and kids, too. Because yes, there are great challenges to be found but there are also gentle waves and sandy ocean bottoms perfect for your first ride or your hundredth practice. And there’s nothing like seeing the expression on your kid’s face when she catches her very first wave!

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Top Tamarindo Rentals for Christmas 2021 & New Year’s 2022

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Does this look like your typical holiday view? Do you wish it did? If so, it’s time to peruse these Tamarindo rentals, all with last-minute holiday availability!

When you’re in the mood for a holiday escape – and by that, we mean anything from a tinsel-draped escape in paradise to an escape-the-holidays in paradise – then Costa Rica (and our available Tamarindo rentals, below) graciously delivers.

The consummate host and a happy celebrant, this tropical nation invites you to celebrate the season with walks on the beach and long afternoons on the terrace, soul-shaking sunsets and leisurely swims in the pool. Because what better way to celebrate Christmas or toast to the New Year, than with your toes buried in sand and your hair slicked back from a recent swim?

That said, the holidays here book up fast. Not only is the sun shining and the weather perfect, but we’re heading into our busiest season of the year. So, to make your last-minute holiday planning a little easier, we’ve pulled together our rentals with last-minute availability. (Check the bottom of each description for Christmas/New Year’s week availability.)

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