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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Great House

3star rating
July 25, 2018
The house was nice, 3 minute walk to Langosta beach even though its not the nicest and has a lot of rocks, its perfect for the sunset. As for the house, even though it is small, it es very comfortable for 3-4 people, 5-6 max!. Pool area is small...

Excellent family vacation

5star rating
February 23, 2018
We stayed at Diria 202 for a week. It was perfect four our family of 4. The location was great. Our kids loved the pool and it was an easy walk to the beach. RPM was very easy to work with. I would rent through them again. Thanks for a memorable v...

Langosta Courtyard Villa

5star rating
April 12, 2022
The villa is lovely, comfortable and clean. The people who work at the Courtyard are very nice. RPS management was responsive and helpful with organizing activities, transportation and Covid testing.

Great rental – Tamarindo Area

5star rating
April 16, 2017
We rented this unit for a 7 night stay April 2017. Upon arrival we met the RPM management staff and they were enormously helpful in arranging airport transfers and area tours if needed. Horizontal 303 was very clean and included all linens, beac...

Great place, rent it ASAP

5star rating
March 19, 2019
Crystal Sands is a beautiful, well maintained Condo building. This unit was clean, and much larger than it appeared in the pictures. Well appointed with everything you would need from kitchen cooking supplies to beach towels. Our family of five wa...

Great Location

5star rating
April 7, 2019
16th year at Villas Langosta, property management people excellent to work with; always helpful and interested in your having a good experience.

Secure and Safe

5star rating
January 3, 2023
Gorgeous place, very convenient to two amazing beaches, reasonable walk to action in Tamarindo (both via beach and sidewalk), well-designed amenities, lots of places to relax, responsive staff to minor issues with safe and entry keypad, secure and...


5star rating
August 6, 2013
We booked Horizontes #106 the day before we decided to travel to Costa Rica. Carla was great responding to me so fast and making sure I was completely taken care of for our stay. The condo's location is directly on the beach and beautiful. My fami...

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

Wonderful Costa Rica Condo

5star rating
June 10, 2019
Two weeks in this unit 2A was just great very well equipped, only thing missing was a BBQ, tastefully decorated, all equipment worked perfectly, excellent AC too!We'd book this unit again in a minute

Muy bueno

3star rating
September 23, 2014
La casa es bastante cómoda. En cuanto al mobiliario de exterior si requiere ser mejorado y algunos detalles com una ducha que no servía y cosas pequeñas que con un mejor mantenimiento se solucionan. El acceso si es un poco difícil y costaba entrar...

View of paradise

5star rating
August 3, 2018
Beautiful condo with amazing views Great location across from the beach and in the middle of all the shops and stores. Perfect for our family of 4.

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Thank you for the Wonderful Stay

5star rating
May 20, 2014
This is a very nice location. Quiet except for the wonderful sound of the surf. You can stroll into Tamarindo for a bite or a drink, or walk two doors down to the Barcello... and still feel like you are away from it all.Small market is a few steps...

Atenas en Tamarindo

3star rating
October 13, 2020
En general bien. Tuvimos problemas con goterad en el cuarto que fuern muy molestas. La parrilla no nos sirvió. De ahí aparte, todo muy bien.


4star rating
April 18, 2017
Cocina totalmente equipada

Great stay

5star rating
April 10, 2014
The rental property was clean and well stocked with essentials. It was a good location and the office staff were very helpful.

Great Place!

5star rating
August 23, 2018
The place was wonderful - safe, spacious, convenient, beautiful views. The condo provided everything you could need. The beach just across the road was for surfers. Lots of people selling their hand made wares - & constantly interrupting. The cond...


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.


5star rating
January 27, 2020
Everything about this trip was amazing! The home exceeded out expectations, and the RPM staff were there for us for whatever we needed. I will definitely be back to Costa Rica, and

Excellent place to spend your vacations

5star rating
January 9, 2013
We traveled with children which made this place perfect as it is right at the beach, very clean, very nice staff. even though the permises are older they are very well maintained and in excellent shape!


5star rating
September 20, 2016
Gran lugar

Fun Spot

5star rating
May 6, 2014
Matapalo 602 is a beautiful unit in a great complex. It is right in the middle of all the fun things to do in Tamarindo. You can walk quickly into town for dining and shopping. Plus, the ability to access the hotel amenities is great. Perfect ...

Great vacation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

5star rating
August 12, 2014

Great house and location!

4star rating
February 11, 2019
This is a nice house that has all the amenities for a great vacation. The bedrooms with ensuite baths were spacious. Plenty of room for 5 of us! The yard/pool is nice and we spent a lot of time out there. The howler monkeys, lizards and birds were...

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