Magicial Tamarindo Sunsets

It’s no secret the the western coastline of Costa Rica has breathtaking sunsets. The afternoon blaze sinking into the pacific ocean creates some of the most vibrant colors mother nature has to offer. And thankfully, you can witness the magnificently colorful setting sun from almost any beach in Costa Rica. However, I will tell you that after living in this beautiful paradise for 8 years, sundowns in Tamarindo offer a little something extra. It’s not because the sun itself goes down differently here than it does anywhere else. It is because of what the setting sun in Tamarindo invites and entails……THE SUNSET CEREMONY.

In Tamarindo, sunset gazing seems to be the unofficial ceremony that everyone show up for without fail. It’s the proper way to close the day. Paying respect and giving thanks as you admire in awe the beaming sunshine that brightened the path you chose to take today. If you’re a visitor, its the perfect end to a day after a fun-filled afternoon of beach lounging, taking a surf lesson, estuary tour, sport fishing, snorkeling, cruising on a catamaran, horseback riding, canopy tour, shopping, or whatever activity you choose to enjoy while exploring Tamarindo. And for us who are lucky enough to live in this paradise, it is a daily humbling reminder of why we are so fortunate to call Tamarindo our home.

Tamarindo has a great balance of first time guests, return visitors and locals that all contribute to a diverse beach community. If you are interested in really getting to see what Tamarindo is all about, I encourage you to head down to the beach a little bit before sunset. Not only will you witness the beautiful phenomenon of a setting sun, but you will also see how all the different visitors and locals enjoy our beach community. Soccer games in the sand, volleyball, fire dancing and baton, family picnics, friendly happy hour drinks, bonfires, sunset surfs, children building sand castles, fishing, shell collecting, weddings, photos with friends, beach strolls, bike rides, etc.

Starting around 5:30pm, the buttery yellow glow tries to seep calmly into the horizon, but the shimmering water and the fading daylight reflect intensely against one another as if the sea won’t let the brilliant sphere submerge without a colorful struggle. Sharp pink and orange gleams ricochet between the horizon and the clouds for 20-30 minutes and grows to a dim violet that eventually vanishes into the night.

The sunset slips across the bay. A beautiful light closes the day.

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First trip to Coasta Rica

5star rating
May 19, 2016
The property was very nice, clean, in reasonable working order somethings didn't work but didn't matter. Very comfortable, Coasta Rica is way more expensive that I thought or was lead to believe, Great trip, but probable won't go back, its a big w...

very nice comfy stay; will return..beautiful environment.

5star rating
April 3, 2015
had a lovely experience except the cleaning people never came so trash piled up. House area inside & out need to be sprayed for ants. but, loved the place. bathrms were nice, kitchen had everything you needed. beds comfy & the patio was awesome. n...

Family Vacation

5star rating
January 25, 2017
Had a wonderful vacation, everyone was very friendly & accomadating. Can't ask for better weather. Made good use of the pool. Thanks for a great experience!

Langosta luxury condo

5star rating
September 15, 2021
Super safe beautiful condo. Bed was comfortable and great location. Great Surf within walking distance.

Vacaciones en familia

5star rating
April 16, 2013
Excelente para compartir con familia y amigos!

Wonderful Location

G Patterson
5star rating
March 28, 2023
This was an amazing property with all the necessary amenities. All appliances worked, the a/c units cool the place down quickly after a day in the hot sun and the view is simply amazing. We have stayed in other units at this property and this on...

Gorgeous home located directly on the ocean with incredible views of the sunset every night.

5star rating
June 28, 2023
Can’t say enough great things about Casa Arrecife – a gorgeous home located directly on the ocean with incredible views of the sunset every night. The house is immaculate and is only five minutes from downtown Tamarindo. Each room has its’ own pri...

Family Holiday

5star rating
July 1, 2013
We had a wonderful time staying at the condo. It was very comfortable and well appointed and furnished. We were pleasantly surprised to find a washer and dryer in the unit. The unit has fantastic views and is incredibly well located. We were v...

Great Location, Excellent Property

5star rating
January 18, 2016
We were 3 couples coming down to Tamarindo for new years week, starting from the exceptional customer serve from RPM rentals, being picked up at airport via shuttle getting keys delivered along the way, I have nothing but good to say about Sunrise...

Beautiful Penthouse Condo in Tamarindo – 603B

4star rating
September 23, 2015
Highly recommend this property! The Matapalo Properties are fantastic. Staying in 502 and 603 this time, we really were happy with the fantastic location (Right across the street from the beach and steps to Fantastic restaurant, like our favorite ...

Amazing Family Vacation

5star rating
March 17, 2022
Matapalo unit 603 was perfect for our family vacation. The views from the unit were spectacular and it was so nice to wake-up every morning and sit out on the balcony. The pool was amazing and perfect for all ages. The location of the condo allows...

Absolute Gem!

5star rating
January 8, 2016
Beautiful home with a magnificent view. Home has great craftsmanship and decor, very detailed and custom. Quality amenities, from kitchen to bedrooms to patio. Great floor plan, easily accommodating two separate couples and ensuring privacy. Ju...

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Amazing Stay!

5star rating
April 7, 2023

Las Mareas is our #1 Destination in Tamarindo!!

5star rating
January 3, 2017
This was our 3rd trip to Tamarindo - we were the first renters at las Mareas and waited too long to book our 2nd trip and ended up staying elsewhere in town. We made a point to book it earlier this trip and are very glad we did! Lola from RPM was...

Great stay in paradise

5star rating
March 19, 2023
We had an amazing stay at this property in Tamarindo. Right from the start, RPM was very helpful in helping me pick the right unit for our family of 5, with multiple emails and a phone call to review the pros and cons of the various options. Aft...

Beautiful experience

5star rating
April 18, 2016
Immaculate and well stocked condo with great pool. Quiet and Easy 10 minute walk to tamarindo beach.

Beautiful condo

5star rating
February 12, 2016
This condo was so gorgeous. We really enjoyed staying there. Plenty of space for the two families sharing a condo, and the kids (and adults) loved the pool and easy access to beach!

Great Condo In Tamarindo

4star rating
August 8, 2022
Great 5th floor condo in the center of Tamarindo. This two bedroom condo was super nice and the rental/service staff very helpful. Fantastic views from the balcony.

Very Happy With this Condo

5star rating
February 17, 2014
We love staying in Tamarindo and on the Diria property especially because of the amenities and the great location. Diria 202 is great for a couple or a couple with children who do not need a separate bedroom. The kitchen is very well equipped for...


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

Vacaciones de Familia

5star rating
August 8, 2019
El lugar reúne todo lo idóneo para unas vacaciones, por lo que se recomienda.

Spotless Property

5star rating
April 5, 2022
The villa is very much as described in the listing. Ideal for three couples, and there is a fourth room with 4 bunkbeds so if children that is an asset. The management team were excellent before and during our stay. Really a well managed and spotl...

Heaven on Earth

5star rating
April 5, 2022
Beautiful sunsets, leisurely walks on the beach...excellent location with easy access to restaurants and shopping — and if you’re into yoga, this area can’t be beat!


5star rating
January 13, 2020
Everything was amazing. Check in process was great and so glad they used the keypad entry instead of a key. Way easier !!! Plenty of towels etc., not a problem. We had a wonderful time. Thank you

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