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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Calificación Regular.

3star rating
January 20, 2019
El diseño del apartamento hace que sea muy oscuro por lo que siempre, desde la mañana debe tenerse las luces prendidas. No funcionaba el ice maker del refrigerador y el tostador estaba dañado. Ambos problemas fueron solucionados luego de reportarl...

Tamarindo Maraton

4star rating
September 17, 2015
Sobre la renta de la casa todo fue excelente. La casa propiamente ya tiene un cierto deterioro con base al año pasado que la rente, problemas en el inodoro de abajo y cama de abajo.

Circa Del Mar in Langosta

5star rating
January 14, 2013
Everything was excellent except for hot water supply to the showers. Could have used more poolside lounge chairs as we were a party of 6.

Great find! Right on the beach

5star rating
April 1, 2019
We’ve been going to Costa Rica for years, this condo is a great find. Very reasonably priced for Tamarindo and for being right on the beach. The longosta surf break is just a few minute’s walk down the beach. The only improvement ...

Playa Langosta vaca from Houston, Texas

5star rating
March 5, 2018
This villa was even more beautiful than the pictures show. It was plenty of room for 8 adults. RPM was very helpful with all of our questions and planning our activities.

Casa Colorada for the Canadian Care Bears!

5star rating
February 19, 2022
Casa Colorado proved the perfect location for our group of 6 mommas to have a much needed escape post COVID. We were able to relax immediately and stayed that way for the week (with the exception of a few close calls with critters)! The gated hom...


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

Very clean

5star rating
November 21, 2022
Great place to stay in Tamarindo

Picturesque Setting

5star rating
April 6, 2015
We had a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica with our friends. We rented the beautiful La Esquina #10 and it was perfect in everyday. The rooms were set up so that each couple had a private bath and terrace. Dinners were on the oversized patio with ...


David Hullett
5star rating
September 8, 2022
This property makes you feel like you have achieved life’s goal . It is complete paradise from the interior detail to the exterior pool and views . Very close to town and the road isn’t that bad . I rented a 4x4 and didn’t use it once

Costa Rica First Timers

5star rating
April 27, 2014
Fantastic rental experience and the service was wonderful.

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Kanaly Visit Jan 2-7th 2013

3star rating
January 24, 2013
Biggest disapointment was the behavior of some of the guests. They played a loud very offensive video/recording loaded with profanity late at night over the pool and common area. Management needs some inforcement of rules over common areas.

Million Dollar Views

5star rating
April 6, 2015
5 of us recently spent a week at Matapalo 606. It was great having three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, washer/dryer, plenty of balconies and million dollar views. If we had any questions/issues, RPM was quick to help us. We had full use of D...

Great condo

5star rating
July 13, 2017
Very well equipped unit, not too much noise and really close to supermarket and bank


5star rating
April 7, 2016
We vacationed here for spring break with my 2 kids and had a great time. The management company was amazing- thank you Lola! The property was clean, nondescript but had everything we needed. Slightly secluded which I liked, and lots for the kids...


4star rating
May 2, 2013
very beautiful location across the street from the Dira and close to all the amenities!

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...

Great Place!

5star rating
March 18, 2019
It was our second stay in this unit and if anything, it was nicer than before. It appears that the owners have made some nice upgrades, adding new kitchen items and linens. Overall a great place and we would definitely return again!

15 Years at Villas Langosta

5star rating
March 24, 2018
Property is quiet, yet short walk to Tamarindo and amenities. All staff are helpful, courteous and anxious to make your stay enjoyable. Property management people are very familiar with popular area activities and tours and very helpful with issue...

Great Villa

5star rating
December 22, 2014
We loved our stay in Villas Cerca del Mar. We were two couples and the house worked perfectly for us with two nice master bedrooms. The kitchen was well furnished for cooking breakfasts, a couple lunches and a few dinners. Clean, lots of towels, v...

Excellent place

5star rating
May 5, 2021
Everything was very good: comfortable apartment, very safe, with all the things you could need, the pool was very clean, the neighbors excellent, very spacious, and cleaner than last time. The only detail I would say is that we went with a handica...


Jennifer Kendall
5star rating
October 23, 2022
Great house with beautiful outdoor areas. Loved the private pool. Great location with quick drive into Tamarindo.

Sunrise unit 16

4star rating
January 17, 2022
Overall experience was quite good. Location was excellent. For the most part condo was well equipped. Only complaints were that the kitchen had 2 bowls. for a three bedroom condo that is clearly not enough for a family. Couldn't even have breakfa...

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