Entries by Erin Raub

Tamarindo Restaurants Guide, 2019 Version

Tamarindo is a veritable foodie haven: Dozens, if not hundreds of worth-your-time restaurants and joints, beachfront spreads and tiny holes-in-the-wall. If you don’t know where to go, it can all be a little overwhelming: everything just smells so good! Seafood and melting cheese, brick ovens and wood-fired grills… But, we’re getting distracted. (It’s easy to do, […]

Property of the Month: Casa Bonita Beach

Set within the pristine and luxurious surrounds of Hacienda Pinilla, Casa Bonita Beach represents the apex of indoor and outdoor living: spacious, light-filled interiors replete with natural stone, high ceilings, and oversized windows that open onto the lavish outdoors, including a gourmet alfresco kitchen, shady terrace, and a shimmering pool and waterslide. Welcome to the […]

How to Plan a Carefree Tamarindo Vacation (with very little effort)

There is just something about vacation: No matter how relaxing, how soothing, how perfect it promises to be, the planning stages are anything but relaxing, soothing, or perfect. More like demanding, time-intensive, and detail-rich. Unfortunately, your Tamarindo vacation planning will probably be no different from the standard. Oh, except that it’s in Spanish. Goody. Costa Rica […]



Getting Around Tamarindo & Surrounding Areas

Have you ever found that there’s often a big difference between trip planning and tip execution? When you’re planning, everything seems important. OMG-this-is-serious-why-can’t-Google-find-the-answer?!?! serious. And then, you arrive and suddenly, you’re on vacation and nothing feels quite so important as it once seemed. Because, Costa Rica. Getting around Tamarindo is one of those things: It feels […]

Property of the Month: Casa Shambala

Casa Shambala is the kind of place where you have to blink. A few times. Maybe, pinch yourself? Nope, you’re definitely not dreaming. This is real life at Casa Shambala: 180-degree ocean views, custom furnishings, polished concrete and soaring glass, an infinity pool, intricately carved wooden doors, howler monkeys in the trees – the kind of […]

5 Reasons You’d Hate to Vacation in Tamarindo

Look, at Stay in Tamarindo, we’re nothing if not honest. And, in all our many years of travel planning, we’ve learned a lot about what makes travelers most unhappy about a vacation in Tamarindo. We’re talking true horrors – vacation nightmares the likes of which you never knew existed, let alone ones you have previously experienced. […]