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Day trip to Rincon De La Vieja Costa Rica

Day trip to Rincon De La Vieja National Park Costa Rica

This past week my wife and I took a day trip to Rincon de la Vieja Costa Rica. Rincon de la vieja national park is located about 2 hours from Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Rincon de la vieja national park contains one of the six active volcanos in Costa Rica. It most recently erupted in September 2011. It was a really small eruption! The area is beautiful and the summit of the volcano reaches up to 6,286 ft above sea level. The park covers 34,000 acres and contains both montane forests and dwarf cloud forests. It’s a great day trip from Tamarindo to experience typically cooler temperatures and a diverse landscape.

Rincon De La Vieja carved bridge RPM Vacation Rentals
Fallen tree carved into bridge

Once we arrived to the park, we signed in at the ranger station and paid our daily use fee. ($15 for adults / cheaper if you are a Costa Rican resident). The welcome area is going through a re-model with a new parking area and visitor center under construction and they expect to be done in 2016. The attendant provided us with some ideas for a day hike and pointed us in the right direction.

We followed the trail that took us to three great sites, steam vents, boiling mud pits, and a hot spring feed river. The hike was moderate and took us about 2 hours. During the hike we saw some great views and an amazing assortment of plants and birds.

At one point you walk out of the forest into a clearing looking over the gorgeous valley back towards the Pacific ocean. Throughout the valley steam is rising out of vents in the ground giving us a surreal experience we will not forget.

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Steam vents in Rincon De La Vieja

Don’t touch, it is hot!

Rincon De La Vieja - RPM Vacation Rentals

The trip was a great experience and my wife and I will definitely return when we need a break from the gorgeous beaches of Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Things to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking shoes (I forgot mine and wore flip flops, not the best idea!)
  • Water and food
  • Bug Spray
  • Rain protection

Tour options:

Rincon De La Vieja is a great addition to your vacation to Tamarindo, Costa Rica and offers more than just a day hike. There are several companies and tour operators that RPM Vacation Rentals works with and suggests. These tours can include additional items such as zip-lining, horseback riding, water slides, hot springs, and mud baths. Please stop by our offices or email us about guided tours and transportation to Rincon De La Vieja.

How to get there:

The drive from Tamarindo is mostly on paved road with the last 20 minutes being on a typically well graded dirt road. A car or 4×4 can easily make the trip.  The signs are clearly marked for Costa Rica standards and we typically drive to the last parking lot.


Fall Break Vacation to Costa Rica

Enjoy a Fall Break Vacation to Costa Rica!

The fall is absolutely beautiful here in Costa Rica. In the Northern Pacific coast of Guanacaste, the sun is shining most days and the landscape and beaches offer incredible views of immense beauty. The crowds are so much thinner and the deals your can get for your fall break vacation to Costa Rica are incredible!

Just today, I found some great flight deals from Denver to Liberia, Costa Rica which is only an hour away from beautiful Tamarindo for less than $500.

Horizontes Vacation Rentals - Tamarindo Sunset
Horizontes Vacation Rentals – Tamarindo Sunset

Top 10 reasons to plan a fall break vacation in Costa Rica

10. The country will have no snow guaranteed!

9.   The water in the ocean is still warm!

8.   Your kids have gotten off to a great start in school. Reward the family with a relaxing fall break vacation!

7.  The sunsets are incredible

6.  El Nino – It may be rainy season but right now we are not getting much rain which means sunny days and rain at night.

5. Empty Beaches

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4. Great flight deals

3. Luxury houses at Low Season Prices 20% discounts on stays till November 15.

2. You know you have always wanted to learn to surf!

Charlie getting ready to surf at Playa Tamarindo
Charlie getting ready to surf at Playa Tamarind0


And the Number 1 reason to visit:


Come visit us during Fall Break this year and stay in one of our privately owned houses or condos. We have an excellent selection of properties to choose from for a romantic getaway or a epic family fall break vacation in Costa Rica. If your stay is before November 15, 2015 nearly all properties will also offer a 20% discount on already discounted low season rates.




9 Great Villas Langosta Villa Rentals Costa Rica

Villas Langosta Condo Rentals Tamarindo
Beachfront Villas for rent in Tamanrindo Costa Rica

Villas Langosta villa rentals Costa Rica

Villas Langostas is a beachfront community of 11 villas beautifully designed to take advantage of the beachfront landscape and small community. Located in Playa Langosta, only a mile from popular Tamarindo, Villas Langosta villa rentals in Costa Rica offer some of the beachfront amenities for the price.

Villas Langosta Condo rentals Costa Rica Kitchen
Villas Langosta Condo rentals Costa Rica Kitchen

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Villas Langosta are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units located on the beach in beautiful Playa Langosta just 1 mile from Tamarindo. Each unit is tastefully decorated and fully equipped with your convenience in mind. The grounds are immaculate, the pool shimmering and the staff, friendly and helpful.

The kitchens open up into the large living area and either a deck or patio is at the end of the large living area. There is plenty of space for a family to enjoy one another while preparing a fresh tropical salad while someone is watching the game, and another member is reading a book out on the deck.


Villas Langosta Villa rentals Costa Rica - Bedroom
Villas Langosta Villa rentals Costa Rica – Bedroom

The bedrooms are spacious with the masters having space for a large bed and sitting area. Many of the villas come with great views out to the ocean or community pool and gardens. Wake up to the sound of waves and enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach with your first pot of coffee.

Villas Langosta villa rentals Costa Rica Sunset
Villas Langosta villa rentals Costa Rica Sunset

The Villas Langosta complex is small, quiet and very secure.This is an ideal place to rest and relax, beachcomb, watch the magnificent Pacific sunsets and simply enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica.

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With our offices right across the street, we are available to help you with any of your needs while staying at Villas Lanogsta villa rentals Costa Rica.



Below is the map of Villas Langosta and here is a quick description from Fodors about the area as well.

Casa Colibri Tamarindo house rentals

Casa Colibri  Tamarindo house rentals

Casa Colibri houses are set in the gated development of Tamarindo Preserve and a great choice for families and couples wanting Tamarindo rental houses close to town but not right in town. Tamarindo preserve is located on the point which separates Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. A brief walk down the road or along the beach gets you into town to enjoy the restaurants, shops, and nightlife of Tamarindo.

Col6 Exterior

The first floor consists of living room, dining room, bath, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, and a blue-tiled pool. The outside barbecue/patio area is adjacent to a private green area with native fruit trees and tropical plants of Costa Rica.

Casa Colibri Tamarindo house rentals
Casa Colibri Tamarindo house rentals Living area

The second floor offers two bedrooms with private baths and walk-in tropical showers. Each of the bedrooms has a small private balcony overlooking a garden areas. The three bedroom unit has a separate luxury cabina. The cabina opens up to the pool and deck area.

Casa Colibri Tamarindo house rentals pool and deck
Casa Colibri Tamarindo rental houses pool and deck

Guests who stay in the Colibri rental houses truly enjoy their time relaxing by the pool and in the well equipped 2 and 3 bedroom houses. Here is a recent review.

All Diamonds!
Review Date: 02-07-2015

Wow, what a great vacation! We stayed at this RPM Vacation Rental Property in January. Our first visit to Costa Rica had high expectations, we never heard anyone say a negative thing about their trip. And the visit certainly exceeded those expectations! Starting with the hassle free plane and rental car trip to get to Tamarindo, we were greeted by a friendly staff who had all the answers for our questions. The property was clean, comfortable and well-managed. The management and staff were professional and honest, they even found and returned precious valuables that were accidentally left behind in the unit. Access to both gorgeous and unique beaches from the Tamarindo Preserve was a short walk from the house. The local population could not have been friendlier and the fresh food and relaxed lifestyle added to what turned out to be one of the best vacations ever!

If you haven’t been, go!

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2 bedroom Casa Colibri rental house

3 bedroom Casa Colibri rental house


Courtyard Villas Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo

Courtyard Villas Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo Costa Rica

Located just outside Tamarindo Costa Rica is a 10 unit villa complex with incredible landscaping and steps to the beach. Courtyard Villas offers short and long term vacation rentals in Tamarindo Costa Rica.

Courtyard Villas Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo Costa Rica
Courtyard Villas Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo Costa Rica

Lavish, is the only way to describe these beautiful three bedroom villas. Located in Playa Langosta only a mile from Tamarindo Costa Rica. Ocean views (some villas), private pools, rooftop Jacuzzis (some villas), luxury furnishings, and total security are waiting for you at Courtyard Villas. These great vacation rentals in Tamarindo Costa Rica offer incredible furnishings and ideal location for a family tip or just a couple.

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These sophisticated, Moroccan-inspired 3-bedroom 3.5 bath homes glow throughout with a Venetian finish. Custom-crafted teak ceilings have been brought to a lustrous sheen. All bedrooms have fine new linens and mattresses and feature private ensuite bathrooms. Family and friends can relax in the pool-side lounging/dining area with built-in gas barbecue bordered by tropical trees. The villas feature all the modern amenities, including an open-plan stainless and granite kitchen, to complement its exotic architecture of hand-crafted floor and wall tiles, arched windows, cast stone detailing, shaded terraces, private azure glass-tiled pool and picturesque landscaping which together create a charming, elegant “Old World”  vacation experience. Take both your morning coffee and sunset beverage to “our” secluded section of Langosta Beach, 30 metres away – a perfect location for romantic solitude. Watch the grandeur of the tide rushing out of the fantastic nearby estuary. Stroll the sands of Tamarindo Beach to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and sunset dinner at any one of the charming on-the-beach bars and restaurants along the way. Courtyard Villas provides the perfect place to relax between idyllic hours spent sunning and surfing at beautiful Langosta beach directly across the street and at nearby Tamarindo Beach. Additionally you can be enjoying all of the myriad Costa Rican adventure activities offered by our personal concierge service situated a few doors away at RPM Vacation Rentals.

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Courtyard Villas Master Bedroom Vacation rental in Tamarindo Costa Rica
Courtyard Villas Master Bedroom

Courtyard Villas is made up of 1o privately owned vacation villas. Many of them are available as vacation rentals in Tamarindo Costa Rica and offer great weekly rates. Within a gated complex with an overnight guard, this safe complex is a great place to stay for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Surfing Adventures in Tamarindo & Langosta

Surfing Adventures in Tamarindo & Langosta
Advice for kids from a 10 year old perspective

Charlie getting ready to surf at Playa Tamarindo
Charlie getting ready to surf at Playa Tamarindo

If you’re coming down to Costa Rica and you want to learn how to surf then this will help you learn how to complete that goal. You can rent boards in many different locations in Tamarindo, such as Witch’s Rock surf camp, Iguana surf club, Kelly’s surf shop and many more. At these places you can get a lesson as well and they will help you learn to surf. The waves in Tamarindo are great for learning almost every day.

Playa Langosta has a much more challenging wave and a really strong current so I would only recommend this beach if you have surfed before and know how to surf the waves that you would see in Langosta. If you want to go on a surf trip anywhere along the beautiful coast of Costa Rica you should go to Witch’s Rock surf camp and they will have trips that you can go on and surf wherever you want in Guanacaste Costa Rica. This is where many surfing dreams can come true so I hope that you will complete yours. I hope that this information will help you to learn to surf and have the best time learning.




About the Author: Hello my name is Charlie and I am 10 years old. I love to surf and this is where I learned it is a lot of fun there has been some challenges the past 4 years but it has been a dream and I hope you enjoy your surfing experience in Tamarindo Costa Rica.

Family vacations to Tamarindo are an incredible opportunity to create memories for your entire family. RPM Vacation Rentals has some great family friendly condos and houses to rent in Tamarindo and Playa Langosta Costa Rica.

Luxury Condo Rentals in downtown Tamarindo

Luxury Condo Rentals in downtown Tamarindo are available for short term vacation rentals

Known as Matapalo and affiliated with Tamarindo Diria hotel, these 1-4 bedroom luxury condos/penthouses with stunning ocean views and close proximity to the beach in the heart of Tamarindo will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. These condos all have high-end finishes, central A/C, and private balconies.

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4 Bedroom Penthouse 602
4 Bedroom Penthouse 701
2 and 3 Bedroom luxury Condos

Tamarindo Diria Matapalo Luxury Condo Rentals Building
Tamarindo Diria Matapalo Luxury Condo Rentals Building

The building is 7 stories high and is located just across the street from the beach. Most of the top floor penthouses are actually two stories and many come with a private jacuzzi.

Tamarindo Diria Matapalo Luxury Condo Rentals Penthouse Jacuzzi
Tamarindo Diria Matapalo Luxury Condo Rentals Penthouse Jacuzzi

The breathtaking ocean views (floors 4-7) gives such a sensation of flying that you will find yourself reaching out for something to hold on to. Below lies an exotic tropical garden that surrounds the huge pool with swimup bar. In the near distance, Tamarindo beach, lined by royal palms stretches to meet the La Baula Estuary and National Park. The scene fades away in the distance as sky and sea melt into a kaleidoscope of clouds.

Kitchens are fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchens with beautiful granite counter tops that adjoins the living area. Efficiently compact and practical, the kitchen includes a flattop electric stove, oven, large refrigerator, a dishwasher and all the necessary items to create and enjoy your favorite meals. A small and comfortable washroom is located between the kitchen and the main door.

Arched doorways with classic columns lead from the main living area to the bedrooms. Each room is flooded with natural light, has spacious closets and its own private bath. The beds are very comfortable and wonderful linens to enjoy a good night sleep after a fun day in the sun. Many of the master bedrooms have private balconies to enjoy your morning coffee.

The living areas are furnished with flat screen TV’s, comfortable couches, and have an open concept to the kitchen and outdoor balcony.

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4 Bedroom Penthouse 602
4 Bedroom Penthouse 701
2 and 3 Bedroom luxury Condos

Tamarindo Diria Matapalo Luxury Condo Rentals
Tamarindo Diria Matapalo Luxury Condo Rentals

An enormous swimming pool of organic design is the center of the garden area and boasts a swim up bar which you won’t want to miss. Across the street an oceanfront restaurant is preparing tropical delicacies to add sweetness and spice to the memories you will carry with you for a lifetime. The beach is just steps away to enjoy surfing, shelling, sunbathing, etc. The Matapalo Condos at Tamarindo Diria are the perfect location downtown to enjoy restaurants and nightlife with an easy walk back to you luxury condo.

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4 Bedroom Penthouse 602
4 Bedroom Penthouse 701
2 and 3 Bedroom luxury Condos

Tamarindo Diria Matapalo Luxury Condo Rentals-Pool
Tamarindo Diria Matapalo Luxury Condo Rentals-Pool

Summer specials in Tamarindo Costa Rica

Summer Specials and Events in Tamarindo

The summer isn’t over and we have some great specials and activities for a wonderful getaway to Tamarindo Costa Rica. Check out some of our specials and upcoming events!  See you soon.


Villas Escondidas special Tamarindo Costa Rica
Villas Escondidas special Tamarindo Costa Rica

Great opportunity to upgrade your vacation to a new level… Private pool, great distribution and close to the beach, 2 and 3 bedroom villas. Click the link below to access the website.

Villas Escondidas 20% discount

10% Green Season Discount on most other properties through November 15, 2015.

Nosara turtles
Nosara turtles

One of the most incredible show in the area. Just this experience makes the all trip worth it. Click the link below to learn more.

Nosara’s Turtle Nesting


Tamarindo marathon
Tamarindo marathon

Don’t miss the opportunity to run the Tamarindo Beach Marathon, it has become more and more popular every year.

Tamarindo Beach Marathon

Watch how much fun we had last year. Even if you are not running is a great week to be here. Click the link below to watch the video

Video – Tamarindo Beach Marathon

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With RPM you will have a better price than the price on their website, along with other great benefits.

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Casa Banyan Vacation Rental Tamarindo Costa Rica

Casa Banyan Vacation Rental Tamarindo Costa Rica

Casa Banyan is an incredible 4 Bedroom beachfront home, right on Tamarindo beach. Enjoy a lap-pool, great ocean views, large covered deck with BBQ.  The house is a short 2 minute walk to Tamarindo Costa Rica. A perfect family vacation home available to rent.

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Casa Banyan Beachfront Tamarindo Costa Rica
Casa Banyan Beachfront Tamarindo Costa Rica

Casa Banyan Description

Casa Banyan, standing just a few yards from the warm Pacific, and surrounded by its own walled tropical garden, is a traditional 3-story beach house adjoined by an independent bungalow. A large gated parking area on the street side and an 18-meter lap-pool on the beach side complete this little piece of paradise.

Terra-cotta tile, solid wood and floor-to-ceiling windows give the main house at Casa Banyan a sunny and organic feel. On the first floor, past a generous foyer are two spacious bedrooms rimmed by windows and a wooden staircase leading to the second floor. Each ground-floor bedroom with private baths, sleeps two; one in two twin beds and the other in a queen-sized bed.

Casa Banyan Tamarindo Costa Rica Kitchen
Casa Banyan Tamarindo Costa Rica Kitchen

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The second floor of Casa Banyan contains a kitchen and small television room with comfortable family-style furnishings and is walled to the west entirely by windows and glass sliding doors that display the Pacific panorama. A third floor loft bedroom tucked into the peak of the roof is accessible by a stairway in the TV room. It contains a queen-sized bed and boasts a small sunset-view porch.

A deck spans the length of the second floor and is furnished with an outdoor dining area, grill and rocking chairs. A catwalk connects this elevated outdoor area to a bali-style rooftop lounge on top of the beach-front bungalow.

Casa Banyan Tamarindo Costa Rica Kitchen
Casa Banyan Tamarindo Costa Rica Kitchen

The studio bungalow is a second completely independent living area that can sleep a total of four. The small complete kitchen and living area with a futon couch is separated from the bedroom area by a low wall. A full bath at the back of the bungalow opens off of the bedroom.

The west end of the property at Casa Banyan directly borders the beach, making it the perfect place for your family reunion, surf get-away or small beach wedding. The sandy beach in front of Casa Banyan is deal for swimming, safe for children and is popular among the local long-boarders.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy this homey beach-house with a touch of class.

Casa Banyan Reviews

Living la vida fiesta !
Fantastic ! Great staff, easy check in, ultimate beach front location. Relax by the pool stroll down the beach for a massage, short walk along the beach to town. If your looking for a great home base in Tamarindo this spot will be hard to beat.

What our guests are saying about their vacation rental!

It’s been a busy high season for vacation rentals in Tamarindo and Playa Langosta, Costa Rica this year and as we come to the close of should the high season we wanted to share some of the comments we have received from our guests about wholesale nba jerseys their vacations. Thanks so much for choosing RPM to make your vacation a great experience and we hope to see you on the beach again next year!

Family Fun Spring Break
Review Date: 03-18-2013
My husband and I took 4 teenagers (my 3 and a friend) to CR for Spring Break and they ALL had a great time. The condo was very clean and very nice. Our kids loved having a private hot tub to relax in at night. We had wireless internet and cable tv so everyone could unwind after a long day out. A small grocery store had the necessities and Something was 2 minutes Become away, so we had breakfast in every morning! This condo is located in a small upscale area 2 km from Tamarindo, which was a plus for us – close enough to take a quick taxi but too far for our teenagers to walk at night, which kept us from any partying problems or late night bar/band noises. RPM’s Lola helped us tremendously in booking fun activities. We rented a private sail boat ( I HIGHLY recommend) on her suggestion. She was very helpful in setting up any trip we wanted and was a pleasure to know. This condo was also just minutes from our favorite beach, so we could go out exploring and still come back and enjoy plenty of sun time. We did not have any problems, but I am sure they would have been addressed quickly, as RPM and Rica the property both Ecological have maintenance and were quick to respond to anything we wanted. A surprise was how expensive the food was in CR, which made staying together in the condo a big added bonus, as we had a full kitchen and kept ice cream wholesale jerseys and snacks and drinks stocked Rainwater instead of having to get them from the hotel or Brandow room service. We LOVED the Langosta Beach club for dinner, which was a short walk from the condo. I would stay at an RPM property again with confidence and highly recommend them – we got what they promised. I appreciate all the details they handled for us!!”


Great location and Place!!
March 20, 2013
A group of my friends stayed in the house at the end of February. It was a great house for a group of people. The location was great. It was right on wholesale MLB jerseys the beach and just a few steps to the first restaurant on the beach. With many more places just steps away. We made many walks up and down the beach to the bars and restaurants. The pool/patio area was awesome. You could sit and enjoy pool time and also watch the surfers in the ocean. The staff was great and very helpful! I would love to stay at this place again!!”

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