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:
Tamarindo, Costa Rica: A Perfect Last-Minute Vacation Destination
As the world gets vaccinated and COVID cases go down, travel is picking up. We’re happy to report that Tamarindo has largely bounced back: Our shops, restaurants, and nightlight has reopened, as have our weekly night markets, live music, outdoor food trucks, and newly-opened stores and restaurants.
But what makes Tamarindo truly an ideal last-minute vacation destination is the sheer variety of things to do:
Aquatic Adventures: Whether you’re a surfer seeking the ultimate barrel, an angler in search of the next big catch, or your little pirate has professed a desire to pursue underwater treasure, the best Tamarindo tours on water promise to fulfill your dreams (and probably stoke a few new ones). It’s just that kind of place.
Land Activities: From rare dry forest and savannah lands, to mountains and volcanoes Tamarindo is all about high-octane adventure and sunset horseback rides, wildlife explorations and breathtaking mountain biking. We’re talking land excursions that will stamp indelible memories onto your time in Costa Rica.
Day Tours from Tamarindo: The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica (that’s us!) is one of the most diverse and incredible. From active volcanoes and mineral mud, to natural hot springs and rainforest waterslides, our favorite volcano tours & day trips take you out into the most wild and wonderful.
Want to plan for your own favorites? Check out 23 of the best Tamarindo activities.
Why Stay in Tamarindo?
Okay – you’re sold on Tamarindo. But why our Costa Rica private villa rentals? Here are a few compelling reasons:
Never before has “privacy” and “only you” been such a prized amenity.
When you rent one of our Costa Rica private villas, you’re reserving your own slice of paradise: An upscale, private home – all yours. That means everything from a fully equipped kitchen and just-for-you outdoor spaces, to your choice of private pool, sun terraces, an outdoor kitchen, and other amenities exclusive to your favorite home.
Last-Minute Specials & Deals
Strict Cleaning Protocols
We’re fanatical about your safety. That starts with our cleaning and hygiene protocols to prioritize your safety. Among them:
- COVID Cleaning: Among other measures, we clean and sanitize all our Costa Rica private villa rentals with both chlorine-based and organic disinfectants proven effective in killing new coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2).
- Courtesy Hand Sanitizer: We’ve equipped all our rentals with complimentary hand sanitizer.
- Masked Hospitality: All Stay in Tamarindo staff, including our cleaning crews, are fully masked during all moments of traveler contact.
- Travel with Your “Bubble”: Here in Costa Rica, we refer to your COVID companions as your social bubble. And here at Stay in Tamarindo, our concierge ensures your travel plans – transportation, tours, and activities – are for your bubble only.
(Read more about our safety and cleaning protocols.)
Breakfast Prep + Housekeeping
In life, we rarely get the best of both worlds. At Stay in Tamarindo, we make sure you do. That’s why many of our upscale vacation homes offer all the advantages of a private villa, paired with the hotel amenities you value: An included daily breakfast and frequent housekeeping (varies by home), plus full concierge services. Speaking of –
Whether you’re a digital nomad taking a working vacation or just want to stream your favorite entertainment, you’ll be happy to know that many of our Costa Rica private villa rentals offer fast Internet – 100 Mbps throughout your rental home. Even better? You’re not sharing your connection with strangers.
Complimentary Concierge Services
When you book your vacation rental with us, you have full, free, and unfettered access to our travel concierge, Cris. She’s the local expert – the Tamarindo guru who not only knows where to book a canopy tour or fishing captain, but has the inside scoop on which canopy tour is best for adventurous kids (and their slightly nervous parents) or which boat captain has the best luck with billfish.
What’s more, we don’t charge you for any of our services. So, whether you just want to book some airport transportation, or you’re interested in having Cris handle all the bothersome last-minute logistics (transportation, activities, tours, spa services, etc.), she does it. At no cost to you.
We’re Wedding Specialists
Thinking about an elopement or sneaking away for a romantic weekend? Or planning a wedding in the near future? Stay in Tamarindo is one of the foremost experts in Costa Rica weddings – and we’re here to help. From a barefoot “I do” on the beach to a luxurious event for your entire guest list, our wedding planning professionals can help you plan your dream wedding for this weekend, this year, or this decade.
Last-Minute Availability: 3 Costa Rica Private Villa Rentals
You’re convinced. You’re excited. And you are more than ready.
Luckily, you’re also planning a last-minute vacation, which means that wish fulfillment is right around the corner. The only unchecked box: Finding a place to stay! Here are three incredible Costa Rica private villa rentals, each with last-minute availability through April, May, and June.
Tamarindo | 5 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms | Sleeps 12
Upscale Casa Ventana, or the “window” home, opens onto incredible views. Perched high on the hillside and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this Costa Rica private villa restores your recently isolated soul with a private pool, our promised daily breakfast prep, and breathtaking views of the ocean, jungle, and estuary.
What’s more, Casa Ventana is within walking distance of the beach. And that means you’ll have all of Tamarindo and the great outdoors at your feet: SUP and surfing, sailing and kayaking, snorkeling and catamaran sailing. You know, all the good stuff. That we can book for you. So you can spend your vacation doing everything you dream – or nothing at all. We’ll never judge!
Langosta | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Sleeps 14
A last-minute getaway doesn’t preclude total relaxation. In fact, it can be just the ticket. Case in point: Casa Tranquila, the Tranquil House, located in a beachfront gated community within the wilds of Tamarindo Preserve Beach Club and its spectacular amenities, including a beachfront resort pool, yoga studio, 5-star bistro and bar, yoga studio, and gym.
Set high on a bluff with sweeping Pacific views, Casa Tranquila is an air-conditioned Costa Rica private villa and a true masterpiece of tropical design: Vaulted wood ceilings, a free-form infinity pool, stone floors, artisan ceilings, and other details emphasize to home’s sleek modern lines and complementary rustic details, while offering an opportunity to enjoy sun-drenched mornings and evenings beneath the stars.
Tamarindo | 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Sleeps 12
When you close your eyes and dream up your perfect beach home, it probably looks something (if not exactly) like Casa Leo Loco. Suspended above the Pacific Ocean on a gentle coastal slope, this luxury home pulls inspiration from locally sourced woods, oversized glass, jaw-dropping views, and exuberant nature.
For once, reality can exceed your dreams: Casa Leo Loco is dedicated to panoramic sunset and ocean views, unfolding over a multi-level infinity pool, flagstone terrace, and thatched seating. Relax in the sun. Dip your feet in. And just drink in that view – that every-minute, every-day reason to schedule your day around poolside breakfasts, lunch by the pool, and sunset dinners.
Looking for another last-minute Costa Rica private villa?
Haven’t found quite what you’re looking for? Please contact us and we’ll help you find the perfect home for your extended family vacation in Costa Rica.