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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Tamarindo vacation

5star rating
March 22, 2016
As always RPM took great care of me.

No Fish But Fabulous place

5star rating
April 10, 2014
Great location and very clean, staff was very helpful. Not suitable for 2 couples but the place was fabulous. Would definitely rent same place again. Absolutely beautiful

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...

Excellent stay at beautiful and well appointed condo

5star rating
August 8, 2019
This condo is immaculate the. Loved it! Rental staff was great to work with!! We will be back!

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...

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...

Nice location – close to the beach

4star rating
January 10, 2014
Very nice location and friendly Staf. Nice job Lola. Better place than you can expect from the pictures! Highly recomended. We were 4 adults and 4 kids.

Great Condo

5star rating
August 24, 2015
Tropical Vacation rentals was as advertised. Highly recommend!

Nice place

4star rating
February 27, 2020
I stayed there with 2 other guys for a boys getaway. The until had everything that we needed and was well maintained.


4star rating
June 26, 2013
Beautiful place to stay for a few days of vacation. My only tiny (really tiny) gripe would be the quality of mattress, linen and pillows. I think that the upgrade would make a huge difference.The staff is fantastic: friendly and responsive.Thank ...

Home owner needs a new property management provider.

3star rating
March 13, 2022
As a home owner, but also a manager of over 110 long term rental units in Canada-we were very disappointed with the service provided. We booked A water “recommended” excursion through the agency that we cancelled because of high wind...

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...

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Crystal Sands #304 is Awesome!

5star rating
November 20, 2021
We were so pleasantly surprised when we walked into the unit. The pictures just didn't do it justice. Since it was just two of us, it was quite large for what we needed, but it was still perfect. The hot tub on the balcony was a huge surprise that...

Huch/Scroggins 3 week stay in Tamarindo

5star rating
June 8, 2019
Great staff and security. Grounds and Dira were great and area was very clean and first class. Condo had a great view, great housekeeper, comfortable beds, AC worked well but may want to check on the timer shut off....seemed to kick off late at ni...

Great 3 bedroom house soooo close to the surf

5star rating
November 5, 2016
We had a great time at Casa Blanca 2! It has a huge patio, and beautiful wood accents. The pool and surrounding property is private and luxurious. The property is maintained by a great management company that was very helpful. The location is ...

A jewel in an ideal location

5star rating
May 19, 2020
We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to be "stranded" for 9 weeks due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic. The condo is artfully decorated and offers a cozy homey living environment. We love to cook and the kitchen was modern and wel...

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...

Excellent Location close to town but away for the noise!

5star rating
May 4, 2021
I have stayed with my family here more than once. Excelente location and a beautiful home. Would not hesitate to stay again!

Costa Rica First Timers

5star rating
April 27, 2014
Fantastic rental experience and the service was wonderful.

Colibri 6, Aug 1-8

5star rating
August 11, 2017
Smooth process with no concerns. All questions answered promptly. Easy check-in an check-out process and helpful rental agency staff.

Pictures are not enough…

5star rating
April 2, 2019
To start, RPM Services & office crew were fantastic – from answering all our questions and making airport travel arrangements – all was taken care of promptly, professionally and without any challenges.Airport pickup was convenient, ...

A beach town beauty!

5star rating
August 11, 2022
A beautiful condo in an excellent location where you can park your car for the entire trip and walk anywhere you need to go. The condo is very well laid out for a family or three couples with their own private space. if you enjoy having coffee whi...

Great retreat in a beautiful setting

5star rating
February 27, 2019
The staff made arrangements for our trip and our outings with great speed.

Great time in Tamarindo

5star rating
October 4, 2020
It was such a great time! The property is 2min walking distance from a semi private beach, 5min driving to Tamarindo beach, I walk downtown town most of the time, 15-20min max. The condo is in a super safe and private area. You park inside the pro...

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