Spotlight on: Tamarindo Day Tours to Make the Most When Time is Short (Part 1)

Tamarindo day tour to Monteverde cloud forest

Welcome to a world very different from our own. Swap sand for epiphytes and sun for misty cloud forest in Monteverde, a favorite Tamarindo day tour!

You’ve made it. You’re in Costa Rica. You’ve arrived at Tamarindo. The sun is shining. The waves are crashing. Your feet are buried in sand. There’s probably a cold drink in your hand. Life feels pretty perfect.

And then, you overhear someone talking about that trip they took yesterday. You know – the one to the volcanic hot springs or the tropical cloud forest, to the roaring river or to hike on once-active lava flows, to an incredible waterfall or a birding paradise. And suddenly, the sun doesn’t feel so warm and the sand isn’t quite as pleasing.

FOMO, or fear of missing out, is a very real thing when you’re on vacation. After all, when you’ve traveled all the way to Costa Rica, you want to pack it all in. You want to see and experience all (or, at least most!) of this spectacular country. We get it. And, we’re here to help. Because, the last thing we want is for you to miss out. Don’t miss out. Do it all – or, all that you want – with these time-saving Tamarindo day tours. (Stay tuned for Part 2, coming soon!)

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Spotlight on: A Tamarindo Mangrove Tour

Tamarindo mangrove tour

Come with us on an adventure of watery proportions! A Tamarindo mangrove tour promises a special morning or afternoon.

You came for the beaches but you’re now enthralled with the wildlife. After all, how often can your toes be in the warm sand, while a howler monkey hoots above or a prehistoric-looking ctenosaur scurries into its next sunny spot? This is Tamarindo, this is the glory of our natural wonderland, and this is the primary draw to a Tamarindo mangrove tour.

Yes, it’s high time we shared with you the secret of this floating boat ride, set amidst the Tamarindo National Wildife Refuge and Las Baulas National Park. Yes, it’s time we let you in on the adventure just minutes from town and a paddle away – in on the estuary, the mangroves, and the entirely different habitat (with its often hereto-unseen residents) that wait to welcome you.

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15 Reasons You’d Hate Your Costa Rica Destination Wedding

bride and groom celebrating a destination wedding in Costa Rica

Planning a Costa Rica destination wedding? Then, let us stop you right there: the Costa Rican promise is not all it’s cracked up to be. We’re serving up the hard truth.

So, you’ve been seduced by the promise of a crashing sea and soft sand, tropical flowers and a wedding on the beach. You’re convinced that a Costa Rica destination wedding will deliver on the moment, the setting, the venue… the whole picture you’ve always hoped.

Well, stop right there. We’re here to tell you that a wedding in Costa Rica could be more nightmare fare than dream-worthy destination. From drop-dead ugly scenery to completely unimaginative venues, Costa Rica is a study in the unimpressive: exotic wildlife and vivid sunsets, bucket-list things to do and more than enough variety to please all your guests.

To make it worse, Costa Rica makes it way too easy to get married here. There are essentially no hoops to jump through, no bureaucracy to make you scream in frustration. Our wedding planners are too good and there’s so much to do, you could fill five honeymoons.

Welcome to an embarrassment of resources and of settings, of special moments and of ease. It’s everything you never wanted your wedding to be, right? There are lifelong memories to be made here and, as we all know, a wedding is not the time to make memories. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Property of the Month: Puesta del Sol

sunset at Puesta del Sol

Named for its beautiful sunsets, Puesta del Sol is the Costa Rica house rental of an adventure-lover’s dreams

Have you ever had that dream where you’re flying? Not in a plane, but really flying – your arms spread, your hair wild, your body alive with the delight and exhilaration of it all?

Puesta del Sol feels a bit – okay, a lot – like that.

Set atop a hilltop overlooking Tamarindo, on a privileged point offering 300-degree panoramic views, this is a home built to amaze.

As the ocean breeze whips up towards your perch, as the Pacific Ocean unfolds at your feet, as the birds swoop almost close enough to touch, you will finally – finally! – achieve that dream: Here, you feel like you’re floating. Here, you feel like you’re flying, high above the earth and sea, in a paradise all your own.

Welcome to Puesta del Sol.

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5 One-of-a-Kind Beachfront Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo: Part 1

Tamarindo honeymoon spot

There’s something about a beachfront vacation that feels so very different from a beach vacation, isn’t there? Perhaps it’s the luxury of walking out your door and right onto the beach. It could be the sunsets – an everyday blaze of light and color, seemingly all your own. It could be the sea breezes, the passing sailboats, the perfect views…

The truth is, it’s probably all of this, and more. Because, we each derive a little something different from our beach vacations. But, undoubtedly, there’s something special to all of us, about vacations of the oceanfront variety.

And that’s why we’ve rounded up the first five of our favorite beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo: from cozy to palatial, from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy, these homes represent some of the most exclusive, most spectacular, and most one-of-a-kind real estate in Tamarindo and its surrounds:

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