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Costa Rica Destination Vaxication? 4 Reasons to Start Planning Now

Pacific Soul catamaran rental Costa Rica

Shake off your confinement, plan your Costa Rica destination vaxication, and reunite in paradise!

If 2020 was the year of staycations, then 2021 and 2022 are poised to be the years of vaxications: your first big post-COVID vacation, designed to shake off your confinement and become one of the most memorable trips of your life. It’s okay to go big. We’ve been waiting a long time for this!

It’s a growing trend (and one of the dictionary’s newest words): By the time you get your first vaccination, you already know when the second one will be. And you also know that, 14-21 days after that second shot, you’ll be go for travel. And so, you start eagerly planning and researching. You check your work schedule and vacation time. And then, you lay your plans for your vaxication (officially, a combination of vaccine and vacation).

vax·i·ca·tion \ˌvak-sə-ˈkā-shən\ noun: the first (and much-awaited) trip planned for when you’ll be fully vaccinated.

And with that in mind, we invite you to set your sights on a Costa Rica destination for your re-entrance to the world of travel. Here are 4 reasons why you should start planning now:

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Costa Rica Beach House Rentals vs. Hotels: The Benefits of Renting a Home During Covid

Casa de Luz pool overlooks the beach

Costa Rica beach house rentals or hotels? Well, if you’re looking for a luxury experience with a side of privacy, space, and amenities, then the former! (Pictured: Casa de Luz’s sparkling pool overlooks the beach – and offers a perfect spot to enjoy the breathtaking sunset!)

When it comes to travel, planning is part of the fun, isn’t it? Especially the initial window-shopping bit, when you’re flipping through photos and making wish lists, dreaming big dreams and planning on a least a few of them.

But somewhere along the planning way, you always come to a crossroads – that moment you have to make a decision, to commit to this not that. And one of the biggest decisions, after choosing where you’re going, is the choice of where to stay.

And when your where is Costa Rica, your where-to-stay boils down to a vacation home or hotel. And that’s usually right about the time that indecision sets in. You want, even need to make the right choice. Your vacation depends on it.

That’s how it feels, of course. But, take a breath. And another. Because Costa Rica is a spectacular place, filled with natural wonders and outdoor adventures. You’re going to have a great time! We’re sure of it.

Now, back to that decision: If you’re still researching where to stay, especially if you’re going to travel to Costa Rica during COVID, then you’re probably wondering whether you should go for a hotel room or for one of the many Costa Rica beach house rentals. Admittedly, we’re biased but our vote is for the latter. But we have reasons, compelling ones.

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Last-Minute Vacation? Here’s Why You’ll Love Our Tamarindo, Costa Rica Private Villa Rentals

Last-minute Costa Rica private villa rentals

There’s nothing quite like a last-minute getaway to relieve stress and satiate your travel bug. Tamarindo – and our Costa Rica private villa rentals – are the perfect choice for your next escape.

In times past, there were two basic vacationer types: The pre-planning kind who reserved travel days, booked accommodations, and even researched activities months or years in advance; and the seat-of-the-pants type, who snagged a great deal on flights and left everything else (or thereabouts) until after landing.

Today, our post-2020 world has produced a third type – a type that bridges the gap between the pre-planners and the seat-of-their-pantsers, often pulling each into its thrilling orbit: These are the last-minute vacationers, who embrace the greater flexibility, lower stress, and excellent deals afforded by last-minute plans.

The question is – where will you go? Ask us, and we think Tamarindo and our Costa Rica private villa rentals are the perfect choice. Here’s why:

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An Extended Family Vacation in Costa Rica: Stay, Play & Learn!

take an extended family vacation in Costa Rica

The family that plays together, enjoys 2021 together! This year, consider taking an extended family vacation in Costa Rica – complete with sun, sand, and virtual work/school!

Hey, parents – quick question: Are your school-age kids still schooling from home?

If you’re nodding your head (while possibly shuddering), you’re not alone: Much of the world is in the same boat. Not quite homeschool and definitely not your standard education, COVID-age virtual schooling is both an understandable safety measure and an almost-guarantee of cabin fever. Whether your kids are 6 or 16, we stand in solidarity.

We also have an idea.

Costa Rica has long been an outdoor playground for kids and their families. From surfing and rainforest hikes to paddle-boarding and waterfall-rappelling, this is the kind of place that’s naturally outward bound. No effort required.

And so, when The Wall Street Journal recently discussed a wild homeschooling alternative in Costa Rica… parents around the world perked up. But wait: That program is only for teens. Teens who are mature enough to travel without their parents – and the parents who are comfortable enough to send them alone.

What about the rest of us? Well, that’s where our idea comes in…

Virtual Schooling + Extended Family Vacation in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica Coronavirus Update

We’d like to give you a Costa Rica Coronavirus Update, so you will feel safe, booking a trip with us.

In the final months of this challenging year, who doesn’t need a vacation?!  There’s nothing better for your physical and mental health than sunshine, clean air, warm salty ocean water, and exercise.

Costa Rica is the ideal destination for your first post-pandemic vacation!  We, at Stay in Tamarindo are a local organically-grown vacation company located a stone’s throw from the sand in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and we can’t wait to host you!  We’ve been here throughout lock-down and the travel freeze holding down the fort, keeping our Costa Rica vacation rental homes cleaner than ever and in perfect condition.  We’ve kept our vans running and our certifications active so that now, as Costa Rica Travel restrictions lift and flights begin to arrive, we’re ready for you and it’s time to make your 2020 Costa Rica travel dreams come true!

Need some post-Covid relaxation?

Need some post-Covid Relaxation in Costa Rica? We’ve got you covered.

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Please don’t cancel – Postpone your trip to Costa Rica!

Costa Rican animals: the keel-billed toucan

Come to Costa Rican and get to see lots of wildlife like the keel-billed toucan!

Right now, Costa Rica as many other countries is facing a difficult time. The country and our hard working people depend on tourism. You can do your part  and help everyone out. If you already have a reservation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, please postpone your trip, instead of cancelling it. Contact our reservations department at reservations@stayintamarindo.com.

Or even better, if you were thinking about coming to Tamarindo, Costa Rica this year and haven’t booked your trip – book now and spread some positivity! We will be happy to give you a 10% discount for your stay in Tamarindo between June and November 2020. This is only applicable for new reservations made until April 30, 2020, restrictions apply.

Costa Rica will even be more beautiful in the next couple of months, as nature has time to heal and animals will be all over Tamarindo again! Don’t miss out!

Together we can make a change, together we will travel again! 

 

Property of the Month: Casa de Luz

Casa de Luz oceanfront vacation rental in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Casa de Luz is the best of many bests: one of the largest private home event venues in Guanacaste, the first solar-powered Tamarindo vacation rental, and more.

Welcome to oceanfront Casa de Luz– the House of Light, Playa Langosta’s luxury jewel, and the most eco-friendly Tamarindo vacation rental.

This solar-powered, on-the-sand, luxury home is the superlative of superlatives: The closest high-capacity Tamarindo vacation rental to downtown. The only beach villa where every sleeping and living space faces the Pacific Ocean and the sunset. The first solar-powered home in the province. One of the largest private home event venues on the Gold Coast. And, one of an exclusive few vacation homes to be fully staffed.

Home to almost every luxury and amenity available in Costa Rica – an oceanfront pool, air-conditioning throughout, a Pacific-view swimming pool, high-speed WiFi, private beach access, and much more – Casa de Luz delivers a vacation, wedding, event, or reunion like no other.

This is a private home, but it’s also part beach resort, part event venue (especially for Tamarindo weddings), and part VIP experience. Casa de Luz represents the ultimate in location, accommodations and service.

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Spotlight On: Ibis Condos at the Tamarindo Preserve & Langosta Beach Club

Langosta Beach Club

Talk about privileged Tamarindo real estate! All our Ibis Condos vacation homes are 1-minute walk to the beach, overlook the Tamarindo Preserve, and have full membership to the Langosta Beach Club.

For most homes, an address goes something like “### Mountain View Ln.”

At Ibis Condominiums, it looks more like, “the exclusive gated community at the crossroads of the Tamarindo Preserve and the Langosta Beach Club.”

Granted, that’s partly due to Costa Rica’s famed absence of bonafide street addresses. But, it’s mostly because it’s such an apt description: Ibis Condos rise from some of the most privileged Tamarindo real estate, under 100 meters to the Pacific, overlooking a 650-acre nature conservancy, and across the way from the Langosta Beach Club (to which you’ll have access).

And we have all 10 exclusive condos available as vacation homes for rent.

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The Best Places to Stay in Tamarindo: 10 of Our Favorites

Tamarindo honeymoon spot

There are so many ways you could define the best places to stay in Tamarindo. We’ve based our list on 10 of them. (And yes, this view is one of those reasons!)

We have a philosophy. A motto, if you will. It goes like this: While everyday life may require compromise, vacation should be the one time of year you can have it all. This should be the one time that you don’t have to settle, don’t have to sacrifice this for that – the time to insist on your wish list and revel in everything you want, no compromise required.

Indeed, this is the time to seek out the best places to stay in Tamarindo and to reserve the one that strums at your heart strings. Because this is your time. That’s our philosophy and we’re sticking to it.

And so, with that in mind, we thought we’d highlight a few of our favorite homes and communities in Tamarindo. And by that, we mean Greater Tamarindo – specifically, downtown, Playa Langosta, and Hacienda Pinilla. (We’ll cover Playa Flamingo in a later post, promise!)

In no particular order:

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Attending the BPM Festival? 5 Properties with Last-Minute Availability

Villa Almendro where to stay BPM Festival-min

Wondering where to stay for The BPM Festival: Costa Rica? We have five great options. [Pictured: Villa Almendro]

If you’re a music fan, by now you’ve heard that the BPM Festival is coming to Tamarindo. Coming soon, to be precise!

The BPM Festival: Costa Rica – a multi-venue, five-day-and-night dance music festival – will get Tamarindo dancing, singing and moving from January 15-19, 2020. Three-day and five-day tickets are still available.

Go ahead – treat yourself. After all, experiences are the best gifts! And ‘tis the season for gifting.

Once your tickets are in hand (or in your inbox, as the case may be), next up – accommodations! And, luckily, we have a few with last-minute availability:

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