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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5star rating
February 18, 2015
We stayed here for a week with our 3 children, ages 8, 6 & 5. The Villa was perfect! The location is very convenient with two beach accesses directly across the road. The home is very comfortable and set up for relaxing. Our kids loved the pool....

Great Spot

Alex H.
5star rating
September 18, 2023
I stayed at VCM #1 with some friends and we were very impressed with the Villa. We have stayed in other units here in the past and this is by far the nicest one. The owner's have completely remodeled it and it is brighter and more modern than the ...

Bahia Langosta, Costa Rica

5star rating
January 17, 2013
The site is beautiful, the condo was immaculate and very well appointed. The only "surprise" was the distance to Tamarindo for groceries and errands - it was further than we anticipated, about 20-30 min. walk. Not a problem, but good to be aware of.

Great Condo!

5star rating
January 29, 2016
We were a group of 6 who had the pleasure of enjoying this condo. The condo itself was beautiful with great views. Everything was in perfect condition. The condos are a really close walk to the beach and all the stores and restaurants. Every morni...

Excellent property

5star rating
March 8, 2022
We have stayed in this building for holidays for a number of years. It has an excellent location but we always shied away from ground floor units because we presumed they would be dark. This is not the case and we were pleasantly surprised as to...

Excellent Location

3star rating
July 14, 2021
Great amenities, views, and space. This is my 2nd time renting from RPM. They gave us the wrong keys and we had to wait at the door to the condo for over 40 minutes.

STAY HERE! Luxury villa in Tamarindo

Trish Boothe
5star rating
February 28, 2024
Stay here! You will not be disappointed!!!This was the best vacation we have had out of the country. This place has everything you need and is truly a place away from home. The house is three stories, with three master bedrooms and two upstairs ba...

Courtyard#2/ Playa Langosta

3star rating
January 7, 2021
La casa es tipo condominio y está muy bien ubicada en playa Langosta, muy céntrico. Si volvería a ir principalmente por la ubicación y porque es una casa cómoda. Sin embargo, necesita un poco de “cariño” y mantenimiento. Por ejemplo ...

Fantastic Sunset Location

Rose Wilson
5star rating
January 12, 2023
Playa Langosta has magical sunsets and is one of the prettiest beaches I've visited. It has far less crowds than Tamarindo and the shells are beautiful

Stephen from Canada

Stephen Mcintosh
5star rating
March 1, 2023
Incredible in every way! We rented Casa Sirena for a month - house was a 11/10, location and access to services/amenities also 11/10. Kitchen very well appointed and Property Management was the most responsive group that I have ever encountered. ...

Paradise with a View

5star rating
November 16, 2015
This was our first trip to Tamarindo CR and did not know what to expect. I can tell you that this condo and the town of Tamarindo did not disappoint. The condo is in a perfect location with an amazing view and you can walk to everything. Stores,...

Picturesque View – Great Location – Unforgettable Experience

5star rating
June 14, 2021
The view from the balcony and the master bedroom is unbelievably beautiful. The condo was spacious and laid out well. I've stayed in 5* hotels that weren't as nice as this condo. And, Lola and Josef (RPM property management) were great at provi...

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Wedding for friends

5star rating
July 30, 2013
The Villa was beautifully decorated,and had everything we needed for a great stay. All our friends who visited were impressed. Thank you for helping our trip be memorable!

Pura Vida!!

5star rating
April 28, 2019
Stayed for 6 nights in April and had an amazing time! The apartment was clean, comfortable, and well equipped (with ice cold air conditioning!). I was staying alone this trip but the apartment could easily accommodate a family of four quite comfor...

Casa Colorado Review

5star rating
January 13, 2020
Great stay for a family of 9 at Casa Colorado. The house was clean, great for kids ages 2-11 and adults and was convenient to town. Would definitely return!

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..

Enjoyable Stay

5star rating
April 2, 2013
The Condo was in good condition considering it is rental property with many users. Two things: Pots and pans are close to the throw away stage, also the shower floor drain in the 2nd bathroom can get pretty potent if you don't use the rubber cap. ...

Wonderful Location!

Charles T Cooper
5star rating
April 1, 2023
Very comfortable condo, a bit dated but so are we! RPM responded quickly to a few minor issues, and remain the best in the business. We are very happy with our stay, the location can’t be beaten, the pool is fantastic, and the neighbors are most f...

Perfect stay

5star rating
June 6, 2022
The condo was very clean. For our 4 person family including 2 young adults - the 2 and 1/2 bathrooms were ideal and in general we could spread out. Amazing view from the balcony of the pool and ocean. Air conditioning worked great. Thanks for an a...

Casa Bendida is an absolutely stunning property.

5star rating
February 6, 2020
We have stayed in a number of beautiful properties in Guanacaste over the years and this is now tops the list....Interesting design, top of the line materials throughout and the finest craftsmanship.Outsanding elevated views over a stunning beach....

Luxury in Paradise

5star rating
November 27, 2018
Horizontes #306 did not disappoint. The property description was on point. The location was perfect for a short walk to town or a quick drive. The property was very clean and well maintained. We stopped in to the property management office a co...

Diria 202 stay

5star rating
December 23, 2019
The Diria 202 condo was better than expected. The online pictures do not do it justice. Everything was clean and neat, and the condo was equipped well for all our needs for the week. The staff were great at answering all of our questions. We will ...

A true tropical dream

5star rating
April 24, 2014
If you desire surf, sun, sand and serenity this is it.

Private and Secure

5star rating
March 30, 2013
Beautiful tropical home in perfect location. Close to beach and town. We loved the outdoor bathrooms and view of gardens throughout the house. Of course we spent most of our time outside by the pool and grill. Perfect home for our family with ...

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