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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Tamarindo vacation

5star rating
March 22, 2016
As always RPM took great care of me.

Tamarindo vacation

Maxime Elfassy
4star rating
January 8, 2023

Best time ever!!

5star rating
February 23, 2013

Playa Langosta Unit 1

5star rating
January 18, 2016
Awesome unit, was a comfortable size for a family of 4. Kitchen was well stocked. Bathrooms were clean, plenty of towels, and hot water. Washer and dryer were a huge plus. Would suggest putting a safety strip on the upstairs area that steps down.....

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.

What a View!

5star rating
January 6, 2014
The rental agency was very easy to work with. The location is great and has the best view in the complex. Just sit on the balcony and enjoy! It is not the most up to date condo but certainly serves its purpose well. Stocked with everything you ne...

Our vacation penthouse was exceptional.

5star rating
December 2, 2019
The penthouse was fabulous with all the latest amenities. We couldn't ask for a better place to stay.

Great Experience

5star rating
August 24, 2023
We loved staying at the Peninsula penthouse. The property was everything that they had posted: brand new, well-appointed condo, multiple balconies, pools and fitness centres as well as a lovely entertaining area. The condo itself was everything ...

Villa Langosta #1

3star rating
January 2, 2018
Great location a few steps away from the beach.Good service from rental managers, security officers and maintenance personnel.The Villa is old and needs refurbishing (fence facing beach, concrete fence in upstairs balcony, wooden windows facing be...

Better than an All-Inclusive!

Michael Deegan
5star rating
November 27, 2022
Our family has typically only done "all inclusive" holidays leaving the details of transportation, tours etc up to the vacation operator. This was our first holiday that was not a "package", and we felt that the services offered by RPM (transport...


Jeff Kirman
5star rating
November 27, 2022
It is always a great experience there

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...

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Stunning Views

5star rating
February 5, 2022
We were a group of 6 - 3 couples. The property was perfect. Each bedroom offered a fantastic ensuite. Layout and kitchen were perfect as we prepared several meals. Tamarindo is a busy town and the quiet location on the hill was very welcome after ...


4star rating
April 7, 2015
Casa cómoda, excelente para vacaciones familiares o con amistades. Frente a la playa con balcón y piscina. Muy seguro.

Great location

5star rating
August 14, 2015
Perfect location to appeal to differing desires of surfing, beach activities, shopping, bars, restaurants, night life, etc. Would come back. Staff were very helpful but not needed much. Costa Rica in general is fantastic! The culture and people ar...

One of our best family vacations ever.

5star rating
March 25, 2016
This condo in Tamarindo Diria Resort was amazing. My husband and I stayed with our two sons, their wives, and our baby granddaughter, and there was always room for everyone. It is huge, luxurious, clean, and the views cannot be beat anywhere in th...

Horizontes Condo

5star rating
December 29, 2020
Had a wonderful time in Playa Langosta staying on the beach in beautiful condo at Horizontes. Staff was always very prompt with any concerns and very professional. Highly recommend


5star rating
March 12, 2017
Everything was perfect. BUT there was no grill to BBQ

Great family vacation

5star rating
March 19, 2018
Great location only steps from the Beach, well appointed condo with all the amenities, and great service by RPM

An Amazing Place

5star rating
March 15, 2015
This condo was beyond beautiful. The view from the balcony was so breathtaking that we spend most of our time out there. I didn't think we'd use the Jacuzzi because it was so hot during the day, but at night it cooled down, and the breezes up ther...

Excelent option for a pleasure vacation

5star rating
January 11, 2016
This property have a excelent ubication that you dont need a car to go to the beach, everything is very close to the condo

Simply Amazing

Tara Deegan
5star rating
November 24, 2022
Cannot express how great our stay was. The property has a great location and is incredibly maintained.

Beautiful space

Chris And Jarrod Gile /mosier
5star rating
November 19, 2023
This place is amazing. The pool and open spaces give you plenty of room to hang out and relax. The beds are extremely comfortable. Security guards at the gate ensure that the property is safe. This property is close enough to everything to walk, b...

Working Students for 28 Nights

5star rating
March 7, 2021
This was the most amazing and comfortable house you could be in. Honestly, we had an absolute blast here and RPM guest services treated us so incredibly well. Thank you Lola! Highly recommend! A little hill to get up but tbh really not that hard. ...

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