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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tamarinto surf vacation

4star rating
December 18, 2013
The condo units were perfect for our family and friends. We were close to the surf and just a few minutes from town...perfect!

Absolutely Pura Vida!

5star rating
February 2, 2017
Highly recommend this condo! Beautiful location just outside of the more busy Tamarindo but close enough to even walk to restaurants, shopping, etc. Across the street from the beach with beautiful sunsets from the rooftop. The only negative commen...

1st time visitor

3star rating
March 5, 2013
Overall a pleasant stay. Condo unit and furnishings dated. Overpriced, in our opinion. We only needed a one bedroom and unsure of availibility of a better option in the complex or general vicinity.

Beachfront luxury

5star rating
July 26, 2022
Wow! That was the first word I said when I opened the door and saw the view from this beautiful condo. From the front door you can see through the unit and have a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and the amazing Tamarindo sunsets. The unit was ...

Amazing vacation

5star rating
November 25, 2017
Our vacation in Tamarindo was amazing. The condo was the perfect size for our family of four. The condo had everything we needed. It was clean and just as expected. We loved drinking coffee, playing cards, sitting in the hammock and watching the s...

Fabulous condo, Changed resort experience

3star rating
February 29, 2016
Rented 2 levels of condo for 3 weeks. View and location were perfection. Three weeks with different family members joining us was VERY difficult, requiring new wrist bands and swipe cards with each group. Rental company powerless to provide the...

Optimal Family Vacation

5star rating
April 6, 2018
We had a 3 generation family holiday staying in Villa's Langosta, Costa Rica. This was one of the best vacations we have ever had. There was something for everyone to do and offered us a safe, clean amazing place to stay. RPM Management staff were...


5star rating
February 13, 2019
Beautiful home! Would highly recommend. Extremely clean and the view was amazing. Quiet location and loved returning to it to relax in the pool.

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

Beautiful stay!

5star rating
July 11, 2022
Oro del Sol #16 was the perfect spot for our group of four (two couples). Plenty of privacy from each other yet lots of comfortable communal space to hang out. Combined with a cart rental from Paradise Cart Rentals, this was the perfect location...

A very nice stay

5star rating
January 6, 2021
This house was great, very pretty, a well stacked kitchen and comfortable. The architecture of it is beautiful. The management company was on top of things and ready to help if something was needed. We will rent it again for sure.

Tamarindo Villa Langosta #5

5star rating
April 8, 2015
Great stay overall. Very comfortable and great location. Place needs some maintenance - windows screens n doors mostly. Thanks!

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Beautiful and spacious

5star rating
January 30, 2019
Perfect for a family of 5. My favorite part of this apartment was the outdoor furniture and balcony. I also loved the spacious feel of the apartment. It has a separate laundry room which was very helpful.

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.

RPM and Las Mareas the perfect combination for a great vacation.

5star rating
July 19, 2022
The ocean views from Las Mareas are even better than the online pictures. You can open up the large accordian style doors from the living room and from the master bedroom and enjoy the fresh ocean air. We rented a golf cart and enjoyed going int...

A Perfect Vacation

5star rating
March 1, 2015
Everything was great: The accommodations, the weather,the people, and the food at all the restaurants. We definitely will come again.

incredible location

5star rating
February 22, 2019
awesome condo great accomodations and service easy to get to all activities and will definitely come back


Oscar Funes
5star rating
December 31, 2022
Great place. Perfect Location. The best view in Tamarindo. The beach is literally in your garden, the sunsets are spectacular and are seen from your private balcony. The pool is excellent. The apartament is beatifull and newly renovated. Definitel...

Playa Langosta Getaway

5star rating
June 12, 2015
From the moment we stepped into the lovely courtyard and viewed the sparking pool, big new grill and exterior amenities, this villa gave great vibes. The well-appointed and beautifully decorated interior was clean and ready for guests. Many surpr...

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...

Beautiful view!

5star rating
March 10, 2018
We rented both upper and lower floors- everything was great! We were in Costa Rica for our daughters wedding. The Diara was beautiful, location was great - so close to restaurants and shops if you wanted to leave the resort. Would definitely go back.

Great stay

5star rating
March 6, 2016
This villa was ideal for our family of six adults. Location was good - quiet yet close to Tamarindo - with easy beach access. The villa was beautifully decorated, well equipped, clean, and the beds were comfortable. Minor issue - the air condition...

Casa Pipilacha-Feb 2015

4star rating
March 2, 2015
Pipilacha is located on a hill with the best views in the area. It is safe and lovely. Please note there is a lot of construction being done nearby though and it begins early (6 AM) and continues through the early evening. The house itself though ...


5star rating
May 22, 2014
The perfect place for vacation. Great location, amazing view and very nice condo

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