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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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...

Location location location

4star rating
March 17, 2017
This property was a great location for us as we didn't want to be downtown. There is a grocery store right across the street that has a very good selection and also a pizza restaurant and deli sandwich bar. A hotel with restaurant and gift shop ha...

Casa Colorado 2020

5star rating
February 17, 2020
Our group had an incredible time - perfect location, great weather and the food was great no mater where we choose.House was in a good location, easy to walk anywhere and we really enjoyed the pool.

Beautiful House

5star rating
April 3, 2022
House was beautiful and off the beaten path. Beautiful view and just minutes from the heart of town. Very private and you can hear The **** are monkeys in the evening.

Dream vacation

5star rating
March 21, 2017
We had a wonderful experience. Casa pipilachi was amazing the view was spectacular. Rpm has great customer service. Thank you for a dream vacation

Great double balcony with views to the ocean

5star rating
February 28, 2013
In the vintage Diria condos, hammock and all, great sunset views, comfortable king bed, bunk beds, our kids loved the oceanic videos for a diversion, good sized bath/shower, well equipped.

Great Views

5star rating
February 26, 2019
Had a wonderful time. The staff were attentive and kind. Perfect location for us.Easily walkable to everything and quiet. Loved the views from the rooftop balcony. Kitchen need work.

Great way to visit Costa Rica

5star rating
June 27, 2016
Our condo was clean and had all the promised amenities. We were more than pleased with our location to the beach and all the eateries. I will definitely recommend this to friends and we are already planning our return trip

Seven Weeks at Villas Langosta

5star rating
April 4, 2015
Very good, as usual. (Our 15th year at V.L.)

Pura Vida

5star rating
May 25, 2018
The condo is beautiful and the location is perfect. Highly recommend staying at Matapalo.

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...

Great place to stay – super location and stunning view

Melinda Plumbridge
5star rating
February 15, 2023
We very much enjoyed out stay at Matapalo 602. It was even better than we expected. We were welcomed with a lovely flower arrangement, coffee, rolls and jam. The home has alot of nice amenities that aren't really in the listing, The kitchen ha...

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Tamarindo paradise

5star rating
February 5, 2018
What a fantastic location. Centered in the beautiful town of Tamarindo. Spectacular views, beautiful pool, topped off with a comfortable luxury amenities. A couple of the beds need to be replaced. Would recommend full and a twin if two beds ar...

Awesome Stay!!

5star rating
November 25, 2015
From the moment of the inquiry for this booking through check-out, this was the most amazing experience ever! Lola was absolutely awesome and such a pleasure to work with. She was always hospitable and responded to any and all questions in a timel...

Incredible home and amazing rental company!

5star rating
December 13, 2021
There are so many incredible things about this property! If you have never been to CR it is good to know they do not have addresses as we understand them in the US. The road up to the house is steep and dirt or rough cobbles but was no problem a...

Costa Rica Tropical Vacation by RPM

5star rating
September 1, 2019
Beautiful Condo and complex is conveniently located in a quiet area, steps from the beach. so nice and I highly recommend. I give super High recommendations to RPM courteous staff, very attentive, professional. The condo was very clean and comfort...

Great Stay

5star rating
March 25, 2019
This apartment was a wonderful experience, we had 4 adults staying for 1 week. There was so much room we easily could have had more guests stay. The location was walking distance from everything in the town and the beach. The rental property helpe...

Great Place!

5star rating
March 18, 2019
It was our second stay in this unit and if anything, it was nicer than before. It appears that the owners have made some nice upgrades, adding new kitchen items and linens. Overall a great place and we would definitely return again!

Fantastic Location

5star rating
December 5, 2019
This is our second time to stay and we love it. Great location, great neighbors, excellent beach, great price and very comfortable.

Absolutely gorgeous!

5star rating
November 30, 2022
The home was absolutely gorgeous! Outside setting was great! Tropical Vacations was super responsive. They even helped us book some ATV rides. Everything was clean and very welcoming.

Good Enough

3star rating
April 24, 2017
Overall, the location worked out well. We very much liked the unit but it was in need of some maintenance. It was disappointing to see peeling paint within the unit. The unit also appeared as if it has not been cleaned in a while before we arri...

Beautiful location on the beach

3star rating
April 6, 2015
Horizontes Del Mar Unit 303 could have been a great place for our family to stay just outside of Tamarindo. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets each night from our patio overlooking the beach. We were just a short beach walk away from decent snorkeling...

Garza family vacay

5star rating
August 16, 2018
Went to Costa Rica for hubby's 50th ! Absolutely amazing! Property was clean, comfy,safe with EVERYTHING we needed. Epic surf across the street ,local mercado and yummy pizza restaurant within walking distance. Lola super helpful with airport tran...

Langosta luxury condo

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

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