Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Tamarindo 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $71 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

Experience a Tamarindo villa rental

Tamarindo is one of the best beach areas in Costa Rica and is a perfect spot for beachfront villas. It has gorgeous stretches of sand with strong surf for water sports, such as Playa Langosta and Playa Tamarindo. If you want to experience nature, Playa Grande beach is a nesting site for leatherback turtles and resides within Las Baulas National Marine Park. You could also visit the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge, which is home to native species like crocodiles and other island wildlife. Tamarindo is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and offers all types of outdoor fun, from snorkeling and diving to hiking and horseback riding.

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

Under the hot Costa Rican sun

It's always summer in Costa Rica, so if you're not a fan of the white stuff, a Tamarindo vacation rental just might be perfect for you. High temperatures year round are in the 80s and 90s, peaking in March. April sees the most daylight of the year, with an average of 8 hours a day. May to November is the rainy season, so plan on taking some relaxing naps to wait out the showers. For surfers looking to catch some killer waves, they're biggest in November and December, and water temps are in the 80s all year long.

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 to and around Tamarindo

The nearest airport is in Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), located 29.2 mi (47 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Tamarindo?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,471 vacation rentals around Tamarindo. From 823 house rentals to 217 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.