Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Tamarindo, CR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $99 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Tamarindo. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Indulge in your own tropical paradise

When you imagine the perfect beach getaway, you're probably picturing your next Tamarindo vacation rental. Tucked into the southern end of the Pacific Ocean's Tamarindo Bay on the west coast of Costa Rica, Tamarindo is a year round mecca for beach bunnies and surfers looking to catch the perfect wave. From sunrise to sunset, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy the amazing weather, whether you're racing down a zipline, hunting down turtles in the dark, or just kicking back and sipping a cocktail on a relaxing ocean cruise.

Things to do

Of mangroves, mud, and marine life

Aside from the beach itself, the town's main draw is Calle Central, a quaint strip of surf shops, boutiques, and laid-back restaurants and bars. Las Baulas National Marine Park is known for its nesting leatherback turtle population. Rangers will take you on nighttime hunts to try to catch them in action. Boat tours of the mangroves in Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge take you past howler monkeys and crocodiles. Further afield is the volcanic Rincon de la Vieja National Park, whose abundant wildlife is as fascinating as its bubbling pools of mud. Be sure to stop at Oropendola Waterfall as you're leaving the park.

Activities

Taste the pure life in Tamarindo

You'll see the term Pura Vida (the pure life) everywhere you turn in Costa Rica, and it's easy to see why. There's no shortage of fun to be had at your Tamarindo vacation rental. The beach is a huge draw for surfers, as well as swimmers and sunbathers looking to catch some killer sunsets. Estuary boat tours get you up close and personal with tropical wildlife in the local mangroves. Popular nighttime ecotours try to track down nesting turtles, while ziplining and canopy walks will get your adrenaline pumping. Snorkeling tours and cruises are a great way to take to the water.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Tamarindo

Travelers speak highly of Tamarindo for its surfing. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, April, May, March and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 73°F.

Natural features

Our name is mud (in a good way)

The west side of Costa Rica is a natural wonderland of staggeringly varied landscapes. Tamarindo is known for its long stretches of alternatingly sandy and rocky beaches, complete with surf-worthy waves and some jaw-dropping sunsets. Migrating leatherback turtles call the beaches home, while the nearby mangrove-lined estuaries are a habitat for exotic birds, monkeys, and crocodiles. Drive further out and you'll encounter jungles, waterfalls, and even a volcano full of piping-hot mud. Of course, you won't want to miss the rainbow of tropical fish that lives just off the shore.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Tamarindo

Fly into Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR), the closest airport, located 29 mi (46.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Tamarindo (TNO), which is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Tamarindo?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Tamarindo:

  • "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3" is a favorite with guests. Around 1 mile from Tamarindo, it has 3 bedrooms and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including a video library and a separate dining area.
  • Another excellent choice is "Your Own Private Paradise With Full", which is around 40 miles from Tamarindo. With 4 bedrooms, a DVD player and a boat, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Tamarindo vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Tamarindo?

There's nothing like a short break to make you feel alive again. Pack your overnight bag and get comfy in one of these appealing weekend getaways in and near Tamarindo:

  • Located 1 mile to the southeast of the center of Tamarindo, "Just For Two, " Romantic, Luxury" is popular with adventure lovers and nature fans. Make your way to nearby attractions, such as Bahia Pez Vela Beach and Playa Lagarto. If you still have time, try some fishing or hiking and biking.
  • "Breathtakingly Gorgeous Oceanfront Penthouse" is another great property where you can escape the everyday. Around 1 mile southwest of Tamarindo, use it as a base to enjoy some horse riding or fishing. Playa Iguanita and Pitahaya Beach also have to be on your must-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Tamarindo?

Usually small, inexpensive and well located, it's difficult not to be impressed by a studio apartment. Settle into one of these vacation rentals and appreciate Tamarindo up close:

  • Throw your bags down at "3. Bungalow Pool - Bungalow - Queen". Amenities including golf and towels will make you feel at home here.
  • Another inviting choice is "Stylish Condo With Electric Scooter Right In Town". Make the most of a TV, WiFi and other conveniences during your vacation.

When it's time to step out of your studio apartment and do some sightseeing, there's lots to keep you occupied around Tamarindo. Interested in culture? Pencil in a visit to La Casa de la Cultura and Hidden Garden Art Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Tamarindo?

Whether you're chasing a comfy cottage or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these getaways in or near Tamarindo:

  • If you only need to stay a few nights, "Breathtakingly Gorgeous Oceanfront Penthouse" is a great choice. It's close to central Tamarindo, so you'll be near all the best attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Harry's, El Escondite ~ Free Surfboards And Bikes". This comfy, centrally located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Tamarindo?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Tamarindo that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some soft music and kick back together at "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3". Around 1 mile from Tamarindo, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including beauty services and massage services.
  • Alternatively, spend your break drinking wine and canoodling at "Beautiful Ocean View Home With Large Private Pool - 25mins From Liberia Airport", around 20 miles from Tamarindo. A nearby bay and beauty services will help set the mood.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Tamarindo?

We've got some lavish mansions for rent in and near Tamarindo. If you're after somewhere with plenty of room as well as that extra wow factor, these stunners will tick all your boxes:

  • Located about 9 miles to the north of Tamarindo, "Stunning Beachfront Flamingo Mansion With Incomparable Ocean Setting" is the place to go to relax in total luxury. Amenities here include concierge services and massage services.
  • Another option is "Mediterranean - Style Flamingo Mansion Offers The Ultimate In Beachfront Luxury". Around 9 miles to the north of Tamarindo, this swish vacation rental gives you a taste of high-class living and comes with a swimming pool, massage services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Tamarindo?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your whole crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Tamarindo and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • You'll have ample space to spread out at "Amazing 5 Bd/5 Ba Beachfront Villa Infinity Pool With Housekeeping". Around 11 miles northeast of Tamarindo, this sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 16 guests. Quality amenities include a beach view and an ocean view.
  • "Private Pool Spacious Great For Family And Groups" is another terrific option. It's around 0.1 miles to the southwest of Tamarindo, has 7 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 22 guests. A swimming pool and pet-friendly facilities are among the things designed to make your group getaway even more memorable.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Tamarindo?

Sometimes you just have to escape from it all ... With, say, 30 or so of your bosom buddies. Whether you're searching for someplace to stay with the extended family or you're planning a big bash, we have large vacation rentals in and around Tamarindo that'll house your entire party:

  • "Tamarind Architectural Dream Luxury Villa Pool Concierge Service": The more people you bring along the merrier to this sought-after retreat. It has 8 bedrooms, accommodates up to 30 people and includes a host of amenities, such as a garden and a swimming pool.
  • "Amazing Mansion Near The Beach": Offering the trifecta of space, privacy and comfort, this attractive home houses up to 32 people in its 8 bedrooms. A kitchen and a garden will help keep your gang happy.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Tamarindo?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is hands down the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Tamarindo and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable swan:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy a memorable break at "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3". There's a lot to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as childrens activities and beach sun loungers.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Amazing 5 Bd/5 Ba Beachfront Villa Infinity Pool With Housekeeping". In addition to its inviting pool, you can also make use of towels and cable/satellite TV services.

Unsure how to pack your bags for your Tamarindo break? This enticing destination has a tropical savanna climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 85 ºF. Check out our range of Tamarindo vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Tamarindo?

It's always more fun when you share precious moments with the ones you love the most. Whether you're organizing a family catch-up or catching up with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your needs. These are two of our best in and around Tamarindo:

  • About 1 mile to the north of Tamarindo, "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including beach sun loungers and a TV.
  • Another top choice is "Beautiful Ocean View Home With Large Private Pool - 25mins From Liberia Airport". This vacation rental is 20 miles northeast of Tamarindo and comes with a fridge, nearby whale-watching activities and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you want to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your wish list. Africa Mia, Africa Mían and Canopy Vista Tamarindo are great places to start.