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Gated Community Living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Spotlight on Tamarindo Park

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Over 50 years ago, when Tamarindo was a quaint fishing village traversed by dirt roads and brimming with ambitious dreams, a local resident fell in love with a unique swath of breathtaking landscapes: undulating hills and forests with captivating ocean views. Living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica had never looked more beautiful.  Unable to resist, he…

Living in Tamarindo: The Pros and Cons

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Considering living in Tamarindo? We are excited for you! Whether you’re moving from abroad or from another region of Costa Rica, a potential move to the beach and, specifically, to Tamarindo is exhilarating. An idyllic town on Costa Rica’s North-Pacific coast, in the sun-drenched province of Guanacaste, Tamarindo is what many consider the perfect destination…

Playa Grande, Costa Rica: Guanacaste’s Lifestyle, Surf & Wildlife Paradise

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We wouldn’t quite call it a best-kept secret, but there’s definitely a little (or rather, a lot) something special about Playa Grande, Costa Rica.  Located just a river estuary north of Tamarindo – one of Guanacaste’s most popular and well-equipped beach towns – Playa Grande feels determinedly other. Quieter, calmer, and dedicated to the outdoor…

Making Your Retirement Dreams a Reality in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Have you ever dreamed of retiring in a tropical paradise? Then stop right here, because you may be dreaming of retiring in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. An idyllic town on Costa Rica’s North-Pacific coast, in the sun-drench province of Guanacaste, Tamarindo is what many consider the perfect destination for retirement: Stunning beaches. A vibrant international community….

Lucky 7: The Top Gated Communities for Families in Guanacaste

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When it comes to choosing the top gated communities for families in Guanacaste, it isn’t easy: Our region is home to a wide array of incredible gated communities, each with its own distinct benefits, amenities, and lifestyle draws. But we have to start somewhere! So, as we assessed each area community, we considered the following…

Sportfishing Guide to Guanacaste: Species, Seasons & Marinas

It’s no contest: Costa Rica and, specifically, Guanacaste sportfishing offer some of the most record-breaking, tall tale-spinning, world-renowned inshore and offshore fishing opportunities in the Americas. How’s that for an intro? And yet, it’s all true: Costa Rica is not only an incredibly popular sport fishing destination, but our specific area – that is, central…

The New Flamingo Marina: All the Details (2023 Updates)

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Updated February 2023: You may have heard about the new Flamingo Marina, aka Marina Flamingo, located in the Playa Potrero/Playa Flamingo area and just a 7-minute walk to the famed Flamingo Beach. More accurately, though, we should call it brand, spanking new, as Phase One just celebrated its official inauguration on February 19, 2023, after 6 years…

Have Bike, Will Ride: 5 Must-Pedal Mountain Bike Trails in Guanacaste

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Guanacaste is a get-outdoors, enjoy-the-sun, Mother-Nature kind of place. And so, it should be no surprise that one of our favorite activities is mountain biking in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. And by “our,” I mean a lot of us. Those of us who are lucky enough to live in Costa Rica and call Guanacaste home –…