Tamarindo Costa Rica Family Vacation Ideas

The lure of the palm trees and the sound of the papagayo breeze led you here. Tamarindo Costa Rica, home of the howler monkeys and the leatherback turtles. Whether you’re family is into adventuring, sightseeing, or just relaxing: pura vida land has you covered.

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


For the thrill seekers, Tamarindo boasts various zipline courses where you can sail through the verdant hilltops beside the sloths and parrots. If that doesn’t quench your family’s thirst for adventure, you may also consider a family surf lesson or even a scuba diving tour!


If your family is more interested in sightseeing, Tamarindo offers various horseback riding tours, an excellent way to connect with nature while you explore it. Another worthwhile experience is a day trip to Rincón de la Vieja, the volcano nearest to Tamarindo, equipped with hotsprings and waterfalls alike!


For the more tranquilo families, Tamarindo also offers many opportunities to unwind. With countless spas and wellness centers, its large stretch of sandy beaches, and even an assortment of hidden tide pools. Tamarindo presents the inbreath that you deserve.

Best free things to do with kids and families Tamarindo

But where to stay in Tamarindo? It’s not easy finding hotel rooms that can comfortably accommodate your entire family and even less so at an affordable price. Fortunately, hotels are not your only option! Vacation rentals are the perfect alternative. Not only do they provide you and your family with privacy and security, but they also give you more bang for your buck. Instead of paying for a cramped room outfitted with two queen size beds, you’re looking at an open floor plan and a private pool, fully furnished with a kitchen and all! Click here to explore our options!

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4star rating
November 24, 2018
Great location. A few maintenance issues that management was quick to address. Will stay there again.

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,...

Tamarindo El Diria Matapalo Condos

5star rating
February 20, 2021
Awesome stay in Tamarido during COVID .RPM staff , particularly Lola, so incredibly helpful, and Josef in helping us navigate the COVID requirements.

very relaxing and great location

5star rating
March 30, 2015
clean and well equipped room, gated with guard which looked to be normal for all the properties we saw. only 11 units in complex so felt like got to know most of the people especially the ones who stay for 90 days at a time. nice pool with shade...

Beautiful villa

5star rating
September 6, 2019
A wonderful condo, felt like home. Property managers were great, the villa complex is very convenient to the beach, a small Mercado, and bus into town. We plan to return for another stay.

Excellent vacation, fantastic property management company

5star rating
March 4, 2017
We recently rented Courtyard #5 through RPM rentals. From the very beginning I knew I was dealing with professionals. From the initial correspondences to the detailed emails and ease of access, quick responsiveness, I knew we were in excellent ha...

Casa Blanca 1

Janeth González Pineda
5star rating
April 10, 2023
Excelente locación, privacy, and service. Ee dont have problems during our vacations

Great spot to enjoy Tamarindo family vacation

5star rating
January 4, 2018
The unit was great, just as described and more: lots of little pluses like beach towels, boogie boards, Google Play. Even though it was New Years weekend and the town was packed with partiers, I felt my young family was nestled away nicely being ...

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

Home away from home

5star rating
June 19, 2017
By far the best place I've stayed in Tamarindo. The unit looked just like the photos. It was clean, comfortable, and well furnished. The kitchen has everything you need. It was nice having a place to launder our bathing suits after a few days. The...

Bahia Langosta #2

3star rating
January 17, 2016
very nice overall. Our comments:- balcony furniture foot stools fabric worn out- ants on kitchen counter - used bleach to clean them up- kitchen pots and pans non-stick finish scraping off - this is a serious health risk- ensuite shower spray unev...

Stellar Rental at Pueblo del Mar 11

5star rating
June 18, 2019
This visit to Costa Rica was excellent. My friend and I rented the 2bdrm unit at Pueblo del Mar and the accommodations were outstanding. The community that this condo in a great location; it's a street up from the town center which makes access ...

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Wonderful Stay

5star rating
November 23, 2022
Wonderful stay. Centrally located. Beautiful home.

A Memorable Retreat

5star rating
May 17, 2019
The villa was beautiful and had unexpected amenities (look in the pool shed for beach gear.) Everything was comfortable and conducive to relaxing and having fun. It's a short 3 minute walk to Langosta beach to watch the sunset.

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...

Comfortable for a family of four

4star rating
March 16, 2019
Located on hotel property with access to one pool and beach. Excellent location to walk to for groceries, shopping, dining, and beach. Enjoyed pool with swim up bar. Nice view of sunset from balcony. Probably 500 yards from beach. Some sand to...

Excelente condominio

5star rating
October 6, 2020
Vacaciones fenomenales

Beautiful condo.

4star rating
August 2, 2016
We enjoyed our stay at this cute condo. Plenty of room for our family of 7. The kids loved having the pool. We had no hot water but not sure if that was due to the water shortage they were having n Tamarindo.

Beautiful Condo, Amazing Views, Great Location

5star rating
May 16, 2019
We just completed a 2 weeks stay at Horizontes 201.The condo is in a great location and was perfect for our family. Close to Tamarindo, but far enough away to escape the crowds. The furnishings and decor were beautiful, the kitchen well equipped a...

Fantastic Property

5star rating
March 9, 2013
This is our second visit to Tamarindo and the Matapalo building and were not disappointed. The condos are very conveniently located and our unit was amazing with an incredible view.

Ideal Costa Rica Vacation Spot

4star rating
March 9, 2019
Definitely recommend staying at Las Mareas for a vacation in Tamarindo. The location is just outside of the hustle and bustle of the town center and has an incredible view. Town and the beach is only 5 minutes away, down the hill, and past the gu...

Vacation Review Costa Rica

4star rating
February 27, 2015
Very pleasant stay for the short 6 days we were there. Accommodation was excellent and very clean which we appreciate.

Langosta Villa #8

5star rating
March 4, 2022
his was our second stay at Villas Langosta and we were not disappointed. The unit was in excellent condition and provided all the space needed for 2 couple to comfortably share. Easy access to the pool and beach were a big plus.

Christmas 2015

4star rating
January 13, 2016
We had a wonderful time at the beach and were very happy with the condo.

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