Looking for Show-Stopper Tamarindo Event Venues? Here are 5 Favorites

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Don’t just plan an event. Plan a show-stopper at these five outstanding Tamarindo event venues!

Anyone who has ever planned an event, knows – there are event venues and then there are Event Venues. You know the ones: They mark the difference between a place to host your event, and a show-stopper that will serve as precedent for all future events.

Host the second. Choose one of our favorite Tamarindo event venues, and plan on being a show-stopper.

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

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Planning a Tamarindo vacation? Hoping for a carefree planning experience? That’s our wish for you, too. Here’s how to get from Point A (planning stress) to Point B (totally chill, toes in the sand, not a care in the world).

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 is a small country but a big place: Smaller than the state of West Virginia but home to more than 5% of the world total biodiversity, Costa Rica is the kind of vacation that can be overwhelming to plan. How can you see it all, when you have only 5, 7, 10 or even 14 days in country?

Well, Cliff’s Notes on that one: you can’t. Costa Rica is definitely the kind of place that demands a repeat visit. Two, three, ten times… You’re going to want to come back. But, in the meantime, while you’re planning this visit – be it your first or your fifth – you want to keep your stress low and your anticipation high.

You want to plan a carefree, unicorns-and-rainbows, #BringOnTheBucketList kind of Tamarindo vacation. But, you don’t want to stress out while doing it. And, if that sounds like a catch-22, you’ll be happy to hear it’s not. You can have your Costa Rica cake and eat it, too. Here’s how:

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Treat Yourself: Hiring a Tamarindo Private Chef

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Relax. Indulge. Treat yourself. Our favorite Tamarindo private chef is here to serve. Literally.

Sometimes, you just don’t want to eat out. You don’t feel like getting dressed up, or piling into the car for dinner, or any of the restaurant routine. You’d much prefer sunset drinks on the balcony, appetizers by the pool, and a low-key evening. You’d prefer the luxury and bespoke services of our favorite Tamarindo private chef (and surrounds).

Welcome to paradise. Truly. Because, if there’s anything more indulgent than a vacation in Tamarindo, it’s a vacation in Tamarindo, upgraded with the luxury of your own private chef – a personal chef who visits your vacation home, understands your palate, and crafts fabulous meals from fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

In other words – yum. All the yums. Whenever and however you want.

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One-of-a-Kind Oceanfront Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo: Part 2

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Where sky meets sea, where sea meets infinity pool, where you meet your dreams: 5 striking oceanfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo (Pictured: Flamingo Blu)

Last month, promised you a list of the best oceanfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo – and we delivered. Well, partially. We shared the first part of our list, which highlighted 5 beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo, with some help from Playa Langosta, Playa Flamingo, and Playa Potrero – the “greater Tamarindo” area, as we know it.

Today, we’re bringing you the grand finale – grand, not in the sense of overshadowing our first list, but grand in its true meaning: luxury, oceanfront estates, grand in both size and style. Because, these homes are truly something more: Perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime wedding, event or celebration, they promise more than the space you need; these vacation homes deliver on the luxury experience.

Oceanfront infinity pools. Full-time staff. Bubbling Jacuzzis. Multiple master suites. Gourmet kitchens. High design. And oh, those views. These homes represent the apex of oceanfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo: the nexus of upscale living, exclusive location, and dreams made reality. And we are so excited to share them!

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Property of the Month: Casa Costa Blanca

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Casa Costa Blanca is one of the most prestigious luxury vacation rentals in Tamarindo

Step into another world – into a beachfront paradise, a luxury community, an exotic wonderland. Step into Casa Costa Blanca, one of the most prestigious and spectacular vacation rentals in Tamarindo. In Costa Rica, even!

This seven-bedroomseven-bathroom beachfront villa is equipped with the full menu of luxury amenities (including air conditioning, WiFi and cable television, among others), but what really pulls your spirit is That Ocean. Yes, the wide open Pacific is on full display here – overlooked from every common area, almost every bedroom, and the custom infinity pool and heated Jacuzzi.

And, what is paradise without a full-time housekeeper and groundskeeper? Monday through Saturday, your housekeeper even cooks up a delicious Costa Rican-style breakfast (you provide the ingredients).

It’s the perfect choice for Tamarindo weddings, family reunions, and other groups and celebrations for up to 24 guests. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Business Retreat in Costa Rica? Here’s What Your Employees Need (& Want) to Know

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Are you ready to plan the best ever business retreat in Costa Rica?

So, your company’s taking a business retreat in Costa Rica… and you’re considering Tamarindo! Or, perhaps you’ve already decided on Tamarindo. Congratulations! Costa Rica is a great choice for a corporate retreat and in Costa Rica – okay, call us biased – Tamarindo is the perfect home base.

After all, greater Tamarindo – Tamarindo, Langosta, Hacienda Pinilla, Conchal, and even out to Flamingo – is one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. Not just for a business retreat in Costa Rica, mind you, but for vacation, destination weddings, honeymoons, and more. In other words, Tamarindo is paradise amidst paradise.

Our main claim to fame? Beautiful beaches, for starters. And then, there’s our world-famous surf, eclectic adventure activities, plenty of water sports, and spectacular sunsets. And, of course, there’s much geared toward your business retreat in Costa Rica, too: sprawling luxury mansions, an excellent restaurant scene, and plenty of team building, bonding, and fun. If you’ve chosen Tamarindo, then your company must be a great one! #TamarindoOrBust

But okay, after the initial excitement and general euphoria subside, you start to wonder: Where is Tamarindo, exactly? Where are you all going to stay? (And will there be any privacy?) What’s the weather like? And, how much should you budgetfor out-of-pocket extras?

Well, the first thing you should know – this corporate retreat/vacation is going to be epic. As for the rest of your questions, we have you covered:

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Your Costa Rica Corporate Retreat: 7 Signs That It’s a Terrible Idea

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Planning a Costa Rica corporate retreat? Then, here are a few things you should know.

If you’re planning a Costa Rica corporate retreat, STOP RIGHT THERE. Because, there are a few things you should know. A few things that should give you serious pause.

Costa Rica may receive a lot of praise – it’s spectacularly beautiful, environmentally forward and has perfect weather, right? Right?! – but there’s a dark side to this slice of tropical paradise. A very dark side.

Here are 7 signs that you and your team are absolutely, positively not made for a Costa Rica corporate retreat:

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The (Almost) Complete Guide to Company Groups & Corporate Retreats in Costa Rica

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Corporate retreats in Costa Rica are paradise. Just think! Your group could be here. Yes, right here.

Ahh, corporate retreats in Costa Rica – the dream of many! And for good reason, of course: Costa Rica is not only a beautiful dream destination, but it’s full of fun, adventure, and thrills. Of everything you need to relax and reward your employees, while building in a bit of group bonding and team-building.

It’s a match made in heaven.

Your Corporate Retreat in Tamarindo: The When

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The sun is shining and the weather is fine!

Costa Rican weather is warm and at least partly sunny, year-round, so we’ll start there: Tamarindo averages 75-95º F (23-35º C) and gets a consistent 12-13 hours of sunlight, year-round. The sun comes up around 5:30 and sets just after 6, almost every day.

Additionally, there are two basic seasons: dry season (December-April) and wet season (a.k.a. green season, May-November). If you’d like to know more, check out our guide to Costa Rican weather.

So obviously, the specific when is up to your group’s schedule but you should know there are four distinct retreat seasons in Costa Rica – and each has its advantages (and disadvantages). Bottom line: If you have flexibility in your corporate retreat schedule, then you may want to time your stay according to Costa Rica’s travel seasons, whether you’re aiming for the best weather, the best price, or a combination of the two:

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Planning A Corporate Retreat in Costa Rica: Why Tamarindo (+ 3 Incredible Venues)

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Talk about an incentive: Plan your next corporate retreat in Costa Rica!

What better way to thank your employees for a job well done – for outstanding performance, superior leadership, and everything else they do to go above and beyond – than with a corporate retreat in Costa Rica?

This is the out-of-the-box incentive, whether it’s a well-earned corporate getaway, an annual meeting, intimate tête-à-têtes, or management/leadership retreats. There’s sun. There’s sand. And there are endless opportunities for bonding: surfing and snorkeling, ziplines and sunset sails, volcano hikes and hot springs soaks.

And so, we’re going to kick off our Guide to Corporate Retreats in Costa Rica with this post. But, we promise – there’s so much more to come!

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Looking for Great Tamarindo Meeting Space? Try Pangas!

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It’s easy to see why Pandas Beach Club is one of our top choices for Tamarindo meeting venues

Located at the northern end of Tamarindo and cozied up to the estuary, the beachfront Pangas Beach Club frames a picture-perfect Tamarindo meeting space: timelessly elegant and yet also beach-casual, and serving up some of the freshest-from-the-sea gourmet dishes.

All told, it’s no surprise that Pangas is a perennial favorite for group meetings, corporate events, and all those other business-casual moments more suited to putting your feet up, than buttoning up. Yes, obviously, we love it here.

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