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 kitchens. 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

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, CR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,439 vacation rentals around Tamarindo. From 489 house rentals to 229 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Tamarindo?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... absolutely everyone. Find the perfect locale for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to a bit of beachy bliss! Fortunately, there are 601 beachside vacation properties to spirit yourself away to. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Luckily, Vrbo has heaps of other choices, including:

  • 594 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 478 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 327 beachfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Tamarindo?

If the thought of bunking up with eight strangers in a room with a shared bathroom doesn't thrill you, you'll have plenty of room to unwind and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, Vrbo has 509 of these properties. Book now and you could be parting with as little as $49 a night. If that doesn't match your crew's taste, we have a range of other property types available, such as:

  • House: 486 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Villa: 253 vacation homes. Prices start from $52 per night.
  • Apartment: 78 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.

Can I stay in Tamarindo in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a break with the extended fam or spending a week away with all your old school friends, it's always lots of fun hanging out under the one roof! And the great news is that Vrbo has options to suit you. 204 condo vacation homes are listed. Presently, they're the top choice here for large groups. Around the area, the vacation rentals that are suitable for large groups include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can house 6 of you? We have 539 that will suit. Prices start from $70 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 196 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices begin at just $80 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with 5 guests? We've got 130 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices begin at just $50 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring your mom, your brother and all your pals to Tamarindo.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Tamarindo?

Cut down on those hefty accommodation costs by organizing your stay with Vrbo. You'll find plenty of unique rentals and save heaps of cash! Marbella is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 10 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $104 a night, you can see why. Another 132 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Coco Bay Estates. With an average price of $134 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth telling your friends about.

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