Posted on 10/17/2017

How to Plan the Perfect Tamarindo Vacation - For Free!

So, you're planning your Tamarindo vacation... You're scouring the Internet, googling this, that and the other thing. You're [maybe] flipping through guidebooks. You're [definitely] reading online activities & attractions reviews, which swing from too-good-to-be-true to one-star rants because someone saw a mosquito. In the tropics. You're now going a little crazy. And, you're wondering – is there a better way to plan your vacation? Yes! There is, at least, one foolproof way to plan a "perfect" Tamarindo vacation – a trip that's tailored to you and your wish list, whatever it may look like. Her name is Cristina. And her services are 100% free. Yes, free! (And, we promise – Cristina does NOT fit into the too-good-to-be-true category.)

Meet Cristina, Our In-House Concierge

When you book a Tamarindo vacation rental with us, you're reserving more than just a great vacation home; your booking also includes full travel concierge services. Cristina (aka Cris) is our wonderful, knowledgeable, and friendly in-house concierge. She not only knows greater Tamarindo like the back of her hand, but her job is to get to know you that well, too. Here's how it works: After you book a vacation rental with us, Cristina will get in touch. She'll send you our welcome packet, which includes an intro to many of the most popular Tamarindo activities, tours, and attractions. Have a look. Get a taste of what Tamarindo has to offer. Start building your must-do and would-like-to-do lists. Then, it's time to get personal. Because Cris is not your standard travel agent: she doesn't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Her job is to get to know you, and know you well, so she can build your custom itinerary and suggest activities, tours, and attractions tailored to your specific interests, activity levels, and wish lists. (But only if you want. No pressure here!)

A Travel Concierge is More Than Just Booking Tours

Here's the thing, though: a travel concierge more than just comparing your wish list to Tamarindo's offerings. Cris builds stress-free, seamless vacations. Whereas your standard, run-of-the-mill travel agent can add Tour 1 and Tour 2 to an itinerary, Cris understands the on-the-ground logistics of it all: where your vacation home is located, when it gets dark outside, the best hours for birdwatching, airport layouts (just where will your driver meet you, anyway?), and all the other details that affect your vacation. Example: A travel agent can book airport transportation that drops you off in downtown Tamarindo; Cris books you an airport shuttle to Tamarindo with all the bells and whistles – special attention en route and drop-off at your vacation home's front door. It's a smooth experience, guaranteed, every time.

Wait... Did We Also Say FREE?

Yes, we did: At Stay in Tamarindo, our concierge services are absolutely and always free. Short explanation: Travel companies in Costa Rica – tour providers, activities, even attractions –  pay commission on bookings. With ZERO markup. So, if you were to book XYZ Sunset Sail yourself for $85, then you'd pay $85 with Cris, too. The only difference? You may not know whether XYZ Sunset Sail is better than ZYX Sunset Sail. You won't be sure which is easier to reach from your vacation home. You won't know which catamaran is more (or less) kid-friendly. Or which has the best free booze. Cris knows. It all boils down to this: If you want to plan the perfect-for-you Tamarindo vacation – a trip customized to your exact wants and your specific circumstances (where you're staying, the size of your group, special needs and interests, etc.) – then Cris is your contact. If you want all this, but you don't want to pay extra for the privilege, then Cris is still your contact. So go ahead, send her an email or call her at 754-222-1884, and she'll help you build an unforgettable, customized-just-for-you Tamarindo vacation – absolutely free of charge.
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