Looking for vacation rentals in Tamarindo? We have ’em. And not just Tamarindo vacation rentals, but the best vacation rentals: luxury villas, oceanfront and ocean-view homes, cozy honeymoon getaways, incredible infinity pools, and even homes that offer onsite massage, private chef services, and much more.

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

Flamingo Blu oceanfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo

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: Vista Salinas

Tamarindo vacation rental-Vista Salinas sunset

Welcome to Vista Salinas and its world of walled glass and Guanacaste panoramas.

A wall of windows and living panoramas, poolside elegance and beach-chic décor, Playa Grande and Tamarindo Bay views, and an ocean-view infinity pool – this is Vista Salinas, an ode to inviting simplicity and one of our newest Tamarindo vacation rentals.

From this spectacular home, you overlook an entire panorama of Guanacaste: a distant sea, rolling hills and, from every room, acountryside dappled with trees and savannah. It’s a striking and very distinct landscape, and a perfect welcome to this wild and wonderful slice of Costa Rica.

Enjoy these vistas from every room of Vista Salinas and, even better, from your sun-splashed indoor living area and private infinity pool. This is paradise, in all its 180º splendor.

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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

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You are here: At one of the most unique beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo. (Pictured: Casa Tranquila, #3 on our list.)

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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Property of the Month: Flamingo Blu

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Oceanfront Flamingo Blu is a work of art, built in the round

A work of art, built completely in the round. A walkway, punctuated by streaming sun and startling views. A mountain breeze, sweeping from ocean to hillside. A single television, to inspire mindfulness and repose.

Welcome to beachfront Flamingo Blu, set on a hillside, exquisite in detail, and curved in beauty – a unique vacation rental on Flamingo Beach.

Flamingo Blu is a distinctive 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom home overlooking the silky sands of Playa Flamingo. Built in the round, circling an interior courtyard, and radiating out from a central core, the home’s architecture is rivaled only by its matchless location and unrivaled views. This is the home you seek in paradise: luxury and harmony, illumination and flow.

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Destination: Green Season? Planning Your Costa Rican Destination Wedding for the Rainy Season

Costa Rican destination wedding tent

In the green season, a Costa Rican destination wedding is all about contingencies and backup plans. Like beautiful, romantic tents and fairy lights, in case it rains.

A Costa Rican destination wedding – there’s something inherently romantic in the thought of it, isn’t there?

You have a wedding vision in mind. Chances are, it includes the melodies of crashing waves and harmonizing bird song. There’s soft sand and cerulean backdrops to your photos. And, most likely, your dream day includes the warm Costa Rican sun.

Aaaand, end scene.

Because, for reasons beyond your control, you cannot schedule your wedding during the high season – during those golden months that all the wedding advice seems to tell you are the “best months.” December, January, February, March… well, they don’t work for your schedule.

And now, you’re frantically googling Costa Rican destination weddings in the rainy season. How much does it really rain? Are we talking a few sprinkles or more like apocalyptic, monsoon-level downpours? Are any venues equipped for the rain? Does everything shut down? Mayday, mayday!

How realistic is your dream of a wedding during Costa Rica’s “rainy” season?

As it turns out, pretty realistic! So, take heart. We’ll help you navigate the path from here to destination wedding during rainy season. No ponchos required.

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Destination Joy: 9 Tips to Identify Perfect (for you) Tamarindo Vacation Rentals

Casa Ventanas Tamarindo vacation rentals

When only an ocean-view pool will do, we call that a “must” in your search of Tamarindo vacation rentals. Pictured: The lovely Casa Ventana, a luxury vacation home set on a hillside in Tamarindo’s premier gated community.

Tamarindo vacation rentals are not created equal.

That’s not to say that some are better than others, but rather that some homes are suited to some guests and other homes are suited to other guests. Okay, and some are not suited to anyone. (We don’t list any of these, thankfully!)

This post is about all those lovely, sometime spectacular Tamarindo vacation rentals that might be suited to you: How can you pick from Luxury Home A and Luxury Home B, or Ocean-View Condo A and Ocean-View Condo B? How can you assess the possibilities and then identify the perfect vacation home for you?

Let’s start with what this: We’re going to leave out the super-obvious bits, like being sure to read every listing, in full, paying meticulous attention to the amenities list, and studying each photo in detail. Because we know you’ll naturally do those things.

What we will cover are some of the most important, yet not always considered details. They may look obvious – see Tip 1: Price Point – but we promise, there’s more to each than meets the eye. Here we go:

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Property of the Month: Casa Ilios

Casa Ilios Tamarindo Vacation Rental

Welcome to Casa Ilios, a vacation home in Tamarindo truly worthy of the label, spectacular

Who says you can’t have it all?

It’s a warm afternoon. The sun is shining – and by shining, we mean it’s bright and shimmering over the pool and ocean – and the Pacific has whipped up a salty sea breeze. The curtains are billowing, beckoning you poolside. Sunset is scheduled for T minus 45 minutes.

Almost as importantly, you have a glass of ice-cold fruity something in your hand (side note: In Costa Rica, we think wine officially counts as a fruit. As does lemon in your beer!) and fresh-from-the-boat seafood is grilling. The elegant thatched rancho and its expansive outdoor table are set for dinner. Life is good.

This is perfection. This is the zenith of “having it all.” This is Casa Ilios.

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Property of the Month: La Perla 161

La Perla 161 property

Welcome to La Perla 161, a distinctive and exclusive Tamarindo vacation rental

When you close your eyes and see perfection, what does it look like?

In the tropics of Costa Rica, on the iconic coast of Guanacaste, we’d imagine it looks a lot like La Perla 161, a luxury condo rental with some of Tamarindo’s most spectacular ocean views. Sweeping from lush green hills to white-sand coastline and then out, into the sparkling blue Pacific, this is the kind of view you will contemplate for hours.

If you can pull your eyes (and heart) away from that view, then you’ll find La Perla 161 is just as stunning inside, with cool stone flooring, floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, minimalist lines, and sharp angles – save for the distinctive balcony, which curves like the coast to provide 280º of startling views.

And, did we mention? Christmas is still available at La Perla 161!

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Property of the Month: Casa Lomas del Mar

Casa Lomas del Mar Tamarindo ocean-view vacation rental

Casa Lomas del Mar overlooks Playa Grande and Tamarindo ocean views

Have you ever stepped into a home where it felt like you were still outside? Casa Lomas del Mar is like that.

Indeed, Casa Lomas del Mar has that special something: Light-filled interiors, walls made of glass, and outdoor living spaces that blend indoor/outdoor life and living in a seamless and well-balanced ballet that feels absolutely, completely perfect. If your Costa Rican dream were embodied in a vacation home, it would be Casa Lomas del Mar.

And that is just one of many reasons why we love this very special home. A Tamarindo vacation rental dedicated to indoor and outdoor living, space for togetherness and space for privacy, sleek modernity and comforting curves, the recently updated Casa Lomas del Mar is our well-deserved Property of the Month.

Casa Lomas del Mar

Welcome to Casa Lomas del Mar, where the outdoors is welcomed in – indeed, where outside is in, inside is out, and where the lines between the two are constantly blurred. And we mean that in the best way possible.

With sleek, floor-to-ceiling windows, a color palette that mimics sand and sea, and bouquets of light that send sunbeams streaming inside, being inside at Casa Lomas del Mar is almost like being on the beach. Except, cooler – literally, thanks to full air-conditioning, throughout the home.

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