Costa Rica Vacation Planning Forums

Costa Rica Vacation Planning Forums

Everyone is talking about great vacations to Costa Rica and you want to go but are doing your research. Here are the best Costa Rica vacation planning forums to help you make the best decision for a memorable vacation.  RPM Vacation rentals has condensed the wealth of information down to these 5 great vacation planning forums. We look forward to helping you plan your incredible vacation.

Costa Rica vacation travel forums

Trip Advisor

With over a half million reviews and opinions Trip Advisor is a great go to source for information about restaurants, activities, and lodging this is a great resource. The site is structured based on location and you can find out great information from other travels who have experienced the popular destinations in Costa Rica. Additionally Trip Advisor is linked into accommodation options (Hotels, BnB’s, and Vacation Rentals) that can be booked through the site.


Fodors is a great resource both online and also with their excellent guide books. A great purchase before your trip. Fodors “hires local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else. Our worldwide team of over 700 travel writers bring you the latest, most accurate coverage, and like trusted companions, reveal local treasures and everything you need to know before you arrive.”  

International Living

International Living is a great resource if your vacation is also a research trip as you consider a move abroad. International Living is a great resource to learn more about living or retiring in Costa Rica and everything that comes along with it such as buying real estate, health care, and taxes.

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is probably one of the best forums for the more adventurous travelers who are really into experiencing some of off the beaten path gems. Focused more towards budget and young travelers, the forum is a great resource to connect with others and share some experiences.


Established in 1957 with it’s first publication, Frommer’s has grown to provide over 300 guide books. “We at Frommer’s want to help you explore your travel destinations the way locals do. Whether you’re venturing close to home or across the globe, whether your budget is limited or limitless, we strive to live up to your discerning approach to travel by delivering the most candid and reliable information on this Web site and in our guidebooks and products.”

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Great Stay in Tamarindo at Casa Lucky Monkey #1

4star rating
February 8, 2016
A group of eleven friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Casa Lucky Monkey 1 in Tamarindo. The house had enough space for everyone to have a bed, and the views from the rooms were beautiful. The best parts of the house were the open kitchen ...

Matapalo 606

5star rating
July 10, 2017
Beautiful condo - Most well equipped condo I have stayed in. Beautiful view!

Home away from home

5star rating
June 19, 2017
By far the best place I've stayed in Tamarindo. The unit looked just like the photos. It was clean, comfortable, and well furnished. The kitchen has everything you need. It was nice having a place to launder our bathing suits after a few days. The...

Daria Condo

4star rating
February 18, 2017
We enjoyed our stay here, but were very disappointed that their was no washer and dryer. We had been traveling all over Costa Rica before arriving in Tamarindo and had gobs of dirty clothes. It would also be a good idea to warn about the amount of...


4star rating
April 10, 2014
Great vacation! The only thing we regret was only staying 7 days.

Perfectly Pura Vida!

5star rating
March 19, 2017
There is absolutely nothing I could say to improve the experience at the Diria Matapalo or the services by RPM. Best location in the city and best and most responsive management company. RPM goes above and beyond to make sure every detail is ha...

A nice and quiet place, an oasis.

4star rating
October 8, 2013
The general feeling is balance and peaceful please, just what a need to recharge batteries.

Excellent Trip

5star rating
January 5, 2020
We brought 11 people to Tamarindo (Casa Colina del Mar) for a family get-together over the holidays. It was an excellent experience. The property is spectacular; the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It all went nearly perfectly. We d...

Amazing Place to stay!

5star rating
September 3, 2014
I want to thanks all the team for make this an amazing experience. It was clean, safe, and well maintenance all the time we spend in the house. The house have gorgeous view to the ocean and the sand color make you feel in paradise.

Great stay!

5star rating
April 23, 2019
We loved La Esquina #10. It was a family trip, so the jacuzzi was perfect for my parents and the pool perfect for the little ones. Overall it was a beautiful experience. The only inconvenience we had was that we had trouble leaving one of our cars...

Great place in Tamarindo

5star rating
February 8, 2017
We stayed for a month and were sorry to leave! very nice and cosy home, private little pool to cool off, nice lush garden, superb environment, walking distance to town, friendly and nice to hang around beach club! very good restaurant also!Perfect...

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5 star location, 3 star condo

4star rating
March 31, 2013
Fabulous view as you walk in the door! The condo is spacious. The bedroom linens are nice and there are lots of towels supplied. Though nice, the condo is in need of updates and thorough cleaning. There was mold in the shower and a layer of dus...

Villas Langosta Complex – Awesome Location

5star rating
April 13, 2015
12th Year at Villas Langosta. Need we say more! Lots of repeat visitors; great owners; property management staff super helpful; grounds staff/security people wonderful.

Hermosa casa

5star rating
December 8, 2020
Nuestra estadía fue muy placentera, la casa impecable, buen espacio, mi Hija amó la piscina. Super cerca de playas y del centro de tamarindo. Esperamos volver pronto.

Casa Pipilacha-the stuff of dreams

5star rating
April 9, 2018
Stay at the pristine Pipilacha and you may consider selling everything you own, abandoning all responsibility, and living out the rest of your days in this ethereal retreat.The home was built by a renowned Costa Rican architect and it shows. Almos...

Stay at Matapalo 502

4star rating
August 12, 2014
We had a lovely time. Its our second time in this unit and we enjoyed the security and the fact that it is so central. The A/C was broken when we arrived so 1 night out of 5 was ruined. The agency did send a repair man the next day to fix it thoug...

Wedding Week

5star rating
May 19, 2014
We just stayed at Casa Papagayo for my son's wedding week and had a great, quiet relaxing time. The property is exactly as advertised and the staff at RPM were very polite and helpful. We had 8 adults and never felt as if we were crowded. The layo...

Family vacation

5star rating
December 19, 2016
We could not be more pleased with condo. It was perfect for me and my wife and two sons ages27 and 30. Very convienent location in tamarindo. Loved the view and watching hummingbirds and other birds from deck.

Matapolo 606

4star rating
May 24, 2016
The condo at Diria was excellent. The condo was in clean condition and was fully equipped for everything you need on vacation. We had house cleaning 2 times during the week also. The location is also great. We could walk to the beach in under ...

Christmas Vacation

5star rating
January 10, 2016
We loved the location and the condo! We were able to walk back and forth to town and the beach was just foot steps away. would definately come back!

Bachelor Party in Matapalo

5star rating
January 23, 2017
Absolutely beautiful unit - photos do not do it justice. The RPM agency was EXTREMELY helpful with helping me set up trips, reservations, car services, etc. I could not have had the same, relaxing, seamless trip without them.I would, however, no...

A great place to relax

5star rating
May 18, 2017
I was very impressed with condo, it had all the accommodations anyone could ever ask for. I was traveling with my friend who is a paraplegic and we were able to take him throughout the entire property. The pool was clean and amazing to sit and rel...

Fantastic Stay in Tamarindo close to the beach.

5star rating
June 24, 2014
The rental was a fantastic property. Its location was impossible to beat with just a few steps to an incredible beach and the best part, a really big free form pool on the way. Would recommend this unit specifically for its incredible view and loc...

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