Family Vacation in Tamarindo Costa Rica, RPM Vacation Rentals

Family Vacation to Tamarindo Costa Rica

Family Vacation in Tamarindo Costa Rica, RPM Vacation Rentals
Enjoying a great family vacation sailing in Tamarindo bay

Taking a family vacation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a great opportunity to build memories and traditions that will last a lifetime. We often receive questions about activities and questions about renting condos for young families who want to vacation in Costa Rica. We have traveled down here on vacation many times before making the permanent move to Tamarindo and here is some of the secrets we have found to make it a great family vacation in Tamarindo Costa Rica.

  1. Get off on the right foot by reserving a private shuttle/taxi from the airport to your vacation rental (~$85). After a long day of traveling, renting a car and trying to navigate the street signs can be an exhausting and tiresome experience. Costa Rica does not have street signs or addresses. There are signs to popular beaches like Tamarindo but why risk getting lost on your first day? There are plenty of places and recommendations to rent a car in Tamarindo.
  2. Rent a condo or home rather than a hotel. With prices that are comparable to hotels, you can find the perfect condo or home for your family allowing you the freedom to eat at home, find a private space, and have a spot for the kids to play/sleep while the parents relax.
  3. Plan a couple excursions. Tamarindo offers so much to do for the entire family. The most popular family outings are Zip Lining through the forest, taking an afternoon sailing and snorkeling cruise across Tamarindo bay to a private beach, and horseback riding through the hills of Guanacaste.
  4. Enjoy long lunches and dinners at many of our great restaurants. The secret to enjoying some great family time on vacation is enjoying a great meal and spending time talking and laughing about the day. There is not fast food in Costa Rica so a little planning goes a long way especially with small children. Plan on it taking about a half an hour to get your food after you have been seated. If your kids are used to eating at 6pm then make sure you are getting to the restaurant around 5:15 to 5:30.
  5. Wear sunscreen. Tamarindo, Costa Rica is near the equator. You will burn so don’t forget the sunscreen throughout the day. Drag the kids out of the ocean/pool every couple hours to lather them up!
  6. Try surfing/boogie boarding. What a great and relatively inexpensive way to spend some quality time with your children. Tamarindo beach offers sand beaches and usually gentle waves. Get them to ride the breaking waves and watch their faces light up!
  7. Rest – You are vacation as well so make sure you get some rest time as well to recharge your batteries.
  8. Take walks around town and on the beach. We have all sorts of wildlife around town including howler monkeys hanging out in the trees. (Try by Kahiki Restaurant or Capitain Suizo). Iguanas and parakeets are all over the place as well.
  9. Be safe – Tamarindo is a tourist town and just like any tourist town, we unfortunately have petty theft. So don’t take the iphone to the beach and stick in your shoe while you are in the water!
  10. Embrace the PURA VIDA! Pure Vida means pure life and we hope that your entire family will experience Pura Vida on your vacation. Come to Costa Rica to relax and rejuvenate the whole family!
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Maravilloso lugar!

5star rating
October 14, 2020
El apartamento es muy grande y cómodo La vista al mar es inmejorable Muy limpio y eleganteTropical Vacations muy pendientes de la estadía y comodidad

Great Stay

5star rating
January 25, 2018
We enjoyed it very much!!

Costa Rica vacation

5star rating
May 29, 2021
Matapalo 606 was very nice clean and a tremendous view

Beautiful house and setting

5star rating
August 19, 2018
Had a wonderful time at Casa Pipilacha. The house is beautiful and the view is spectacular and relaxing. The poll was our favourite part and relaxing in it while overlooking the . we had 2 adults and 2 kids. the only problem was we were a little c...

Casa Blanca #4 Costa Rica

5star rating
March 27, 2017
We had a wonderful time - space was great from family of 6. Kitchen well stocked. Grocery stores close. Beach short walk. Pool and gardens beautiful.

Fantastic Tamarindo Condo

5star rating
April 4, 2022
This co do is beautiful and equipped with everything you need for your vacation. Most rentals provide the basics but this place had everything! The location is so beautiful! We stay at a lot of rentals and this place is the best one ever.

La Cometa 19

3star rating
April 17, 2017
Property was well located, was big enough and confortable but bad maintained, dirty, not in good conditions in general.The amenities (parking, pool, etc) were really bad, there weren't even a bathroom in the pool area.

Beautiful location on the beach

3star rating
April 6, 2015
Horizontes Del Mar Unit 303 could have been a great place for our family to stay just outside of Tamarindo. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets each night from our patio overlooking the beach. We were just a short beach walk away from decent snorkeling...

Perfect Location — Close Yet, Far Away

5star rating
May 11, 2019
La Esquina #10 is the perfect location to enjoy Tamarindo. It's close to everything, yet far away enough to feel like you are in a private, secluded resort. The grounds are lovely and serve as a great location for local wildlife (parrots, squirrel...

Great time

3star rating
April 18, 2017
Very nice time

Villa Cerca del Mar #8

4star rating
August 7, 2016
I loved the private feel of the condo. It was quiet and the pool was great..

Excelente lugar

4star rating
September 25, 2017
La experiencia fue muy buena y el lugar se acoplo a nuestras necesidades

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

A hidden gem vacation rental in Tamarindo!

5star rating
March 12, 2021
Oro Del Sol 16 was everything I could have hoped for and more with a vacation rental! I stayed for one month and the house made for the perfect home base! Clean, colorful, and spacious. The outdoor pool area and balconies are so nice and the house...

I love the location and the view from unit 16

5star rating
April 10, 2014
Rpm is always a phone call away.I have recomended Rpm to a lot of people, and I know when they get to Tamarindo there will be no suprises


5star rating
March 25, 2016
It was actually more expected, great place, great views, safe, clean and very, more like high end type of property. Really nice, will stay here again without a doubt. Mauricio from main office was very helpful and knowledgeable. Recommend highly

Good Enough

3star rating
April 24, 2017
Overall, the location worked out well. We very much liked the unit but it was in need of some maintenance. It was disappointing to see peeling paint within the unit. The unit also appeared as if it has not been cleaned in a while before we arri...

Beautiful condo in a great location

5star rating
July 6, 2016
This condo is located in the heart of Tamarindo. Walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shopping. The condo was beautifully furnished and the management were easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again.

Wonderful condo in Playa Langosta!

5star rating
February 2, 2022
We stayed here with our two young children while attending a wedding in Playa Langosta. The beautiful condo was on a well maintained property, with a beautiful pool, and just steps across from the beach! We rented a golf cart which took us around ...

Good family experience

4star rating
April 24, 2014
I loved the large size of the living areas and the patio,althought the railings were dangerous for a two year old.The kiddie's pool was fabulous and so was the location of the condo-right in town and near the beach and so many wonderful restaurant...

Incredible home away from home

5star rating
April 8, 2018
When arriving to Casa Colibri 6, we were taken back by the comfort and cleanliness. Everything we possibly could have needed was available in the kitchen and throughout the home. The layout was perfect for 3 couples- everyone had their own space, ...

South Africans in Tamarindo

5star rating
November 14, 2021
Had a wonderful and hassle free time

Courtyard # 2

5star rating
January 4, 2019
Excelente experiencia, la pasamos super bien! La villa tiene una ubicacion envidiable, a escasos 50 metros del mar y en una zona muy tranquila para disfrutar en familia! Ademas el servicio de RPM es de lo mejor, gracias por hacer de nuestras vacac...

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