Rainforests near Tamarindo Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Costa Rica is located in Guanacaste which is the driest part of Costa Rica located on the northern Pacific. From December till May it does not rain but maybe two or three days in Tamarindo. From May through August, we will usually have sunny days and maybe an afternoon or evening shower once or twice a week. (The summer is a perfect time to rent a house or Condo!)

Rustic cabins and amazing Costa Rica gardens

This past weekend we decided to enjoy some cooler weather and the rainforest so we went to La Carolina Lodge in San Migual, Costa Rica. La Carolina Lodge is a rustic guesthouse on the eastern slopes of Volcano Tenorio. They are located in a less traveled region of northwestern Costa Rica, amidst sunny jungles and volcanic mountains. The drive from Tamarindo, Costa Rica is 2.5 to 3 hours with only the last 15-20minutes on a dirt road. The lodge sits on 170 acres, nestled in rainforest and fed by a freshwater river. They have a warm, friendly, Costa Rican staff and excellent home-cooked meals. The lodge is also a full-time cattle ranch and farm. The food is truly amazing and while we were there, we enjoyed fresh chicken and amazing pork all from their farm. We also enjoyed incredible fresh fruit juices for breakfast and throughout the day.
Probably the most impressive aspect of the lodge is their hottubs right along the river. Every day, the hot tub is emptied and refilled with the cool clean river water coming down from the Costa Rican volcanos. As the water fills the hot tub, it travels around a wood fire to heat up and fill the natural stone pool. The temperature is just right after a day of hiking or horseback riding. The warm water and sounds of the river will immediately relax you and your muscles.

Visiting Costa Rica offers so many possibilities and different landscapes. Come visit Tamarindo and if you are interested in roughing it a bit, we can help you with an excursion to La Carolina Lodge.

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Amanpuri #3 outstanding

5star rating
August 10, 2018
From arrival to departure, or 8 days in Tamarindo was relaxing and enjoyable. The Amanpuri #3 made it so. Loved the balconies overlooking the ocean, the security gate and Amondo who was always there. It was more lovely, more roomy than the promot...

Beautiful experience

5star rating
April 18, 2016
Immaculate and well stocked condo with great pool. Quiet and Easy 10 minute walk to tamarindo beach.

A Great Vacation

5star rating
December 16, 2013
This was a great vacation condo since we walked through the door. Everything was clean and all the necessities were provided: towels, linens, and kitchen wares. A short walk to the beach and many restaurants. Right beside a grocery store if you wa...

Fantastic House

5star rating
March 14, 2020
It is hard to find words to fully say how much we liked the house! From the courtyard with 3 King suites all with outdoor showers to the house with the Master King Suite and then the patio and pool! We spent most of our time at the pool and the ...

Would definitely stay there again, any time! Loved it!

5star rating
January 28, 2014
Diria is definitely the place to stay in Tamarindo. It had everything for you and was so very central to the beach and other restaurants. Want to return immediately!

Very well rounded condo for a great vacation

5star rating
June 20, 2022
Pretty utensils, plates, and glasses set up on every table. Well working AC along with pull couches, comfortable beds, and spacious rooms. The 2 min walk from the beach topped it off perfectly. Served as the ideal home to stay at tamarindo for an ...

Great place

Garron Morgan
5star rating
December 3, 2022
Love the house. Great views and quiet.

Pura Vida

5star rating
March 2, 2019
We spent a very lovely week at Villas Langosta. The location is superb and the staff is most attentive.

Lovely Stay in Playa Langosta

4star rating
February 18, 2019
Three friends on a girls trip to Playa Langosta landed us at CY2. The house itself was perfect for us. We especially loved the rooftop jacuzzi where we enjoyed many a sunset. The kitchen was well outfitted, though I wish the lighting were brighter...

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...

Amazing Beach Condo!!

5star rating
May 27, 2014
This place was perfect!! Right on the beach!! It was pretty much your own beach.....maybe saw a hand full of people on our beach whike we were there! Amazing location, very nice property, clean, safe and awesome! Swimming pool too! Walk out youor ...

This had it all

5star rating
November 19, 2021
I have stated at Diria previously and love location. This condo I especially enjoyed due to the view and cute decor. It was also well- appointed with everything from towels,cookware, and beach toys. This would be my first choice to book again if g...

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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.

Beautiful accommodations!

5star rating
February 11, 2016
Thank you for accommodating us at the last minute. What beautiful accomidations! Great value compared to other places we have stayed..

Loved it!!

5star rating
February 12, 2019
Very helpful management staff. Condo is beautiful Close to all shops and restaurants and nightlife Highly recommended!!

Beautiful place

William Stephenson
5star rating
November 18, 2022
We had a wonderful time at Casa Arrecife

Casa Pipilacha – Like living in a dream!!!

5star rating
November 26, 2013
Casa Pipilacha is everything you could hope for and more! The perfect luxury retreat hidden high above the ocean. Make sure you have a 4x4 vehicle, as the road to the house is a little tricky... Once you arrive, however,you will be in paradise! Yo...

Hermoso lugar!!!

5star rating
November 12, 2020
Es un apartamento grande y limpio, los cuartos grandes, cocina totalmente equipada y con una hermosa vista

Great view and location

5star rating
January 29, 2018
We were able to book our condo last minute and RPM took great care of us. The condo has been remodeled since the last time we stayed and what great improvements with the 2nd bedroom and bath. The location of the condo is right in the center of to...

Amanpuri #3 outstanding

5star rating
August 10, 2018
From arrival to departure, or 8 days in Tamarindo was relaxing and enjoyable. The Amanpuri #3 made it so. Loved the balconies overlooking the ocean, the security gate and Amondo who was always there. It was more lovely, more roomy than the promot...

sunsets, sunsets

Walter Manuel Martinez
5star rating
September 19, 2023
To start off, I was met at the airport by RPM driver, he was very professional. Drove me to Casa Pipilacha, the property is amazing. Everything was in working order. Amazing air conditioning system. The sunsets were epic, you will not get tired of...

Beautiful condo, peaceful and quiet.

5star rating
December 22, 2015
We stayed in this unit for a week while in Costa Rica. The inside decor is beautiful. The kitchen has everything you could ever need. The bedrooms have very comfortable beds. It is spacious and very well laid out. We were definitely glad we had re...


5star rating
February 9, 2018
Simplistically beautiful. The location was of house was very close to the beach. Which made beauitful sunrise and sunset walks. The communities felt very safe with a guard and staff around all the time.

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...

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