Pura Vida Sales Tax

Newsflash:  Even in the land of Pura Vida, hammocks, sloths, and umbrella drinks...the government can do things like passing new laws regarding sales tax.  And that is exactly what happened...

All You Need to Know About Sunsets in Tamarindo

The sun comes up and goes down no matter where you live, but in Tamarindo “Sunset” is an event!  Listen closely and you’ll hear locals ask each other, “Are you...

Costa Rica Vacation on a Budget – 7 Tips for Saving Money

You work hard to save money for your Costa Rica vacation—how to make it stretch after you arrive?  Once upon a time, Costa Rica was a popular shoestring budget destination,...

The Perfect 7 Day Costa Rica Vacation Itinerary from LIR

So many amazing experiences await you in Costa Rica that deciding what to see and do during your 7 day vacation can be overwhelming.  Luckily you have us, the local...

Guanacaste Day – July 25th

La Anexión de Guanacaste! Guanacaste is one of seven provinces in Costa Rica that offers gorgeous beaches, national parks, volcanoes, & more. This year marks the 195th anniversary of the...

9 Healthy Food & Activity Picks in Tamarindo

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to come back from your Tamarindo vacation refreshed, invigorated, and healthier than you were when you left home?  It isn’t difficult, and in Tamarindo it’s fun,...

Featured Property of the Month: Puesta del Sol

Our featured property this month at Vacation Rentals of Tamarindo is Puesta del Sol.  This brand new Tamarindo vacation rental property combines elements of a home and a hotel into...

The Perfect Costa Rica Family Vacation

It’s finally summer--exactly what you’ve waited for all year!  Now is the time to enjoy sunny days, long evenings, and pack the kids up and spend some quality family time...

How to Find the Perfect Vacation Rental in Tamarindo

The idea of booking a vacation rental property, sight unseen, in a foreign country can be intimidating, especially if it’s a country or a destination you’ve never been to.  Are...

Five Most Active Volcanoes In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a land created by a string of active and dormant volcanoes that runs down its center.  This guide will give you an overview of how to get...