Ah – the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed at Properties in Tamarindo Real Estate: Waking up not to an alarm but to a tropical sun. The ocean at your feet, a cup of local coffee in your hand. A day that unfolds onto beach walks and exhilarating surfing, icy fruit drinks, and fresh seafood.

This is the Tamarindo lifestyle – a sun-drenched, enjoy-each-minute kind of life that begs you to slow down, look around, and relish the view.

It’s the dream. Now your question is, can you also make it your reality?

We think so. (And we’re kind of the experts at making Costa Rican dreams a reality.) So, let’s start with the cold, hard numbers: What does Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate cost?

Good question. Of course, it’s one with no single answer: Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate can run the gamut from the extremely affordable (say, a condo <$100,000) to the incredibly luxurious (for example, an ocean-view estate for $1.3M).

Your lifestyle, your needs, your wish list and, of course, your budget will shape your dream. And whatever that looks like, we’ll help you realize it. In the meantime, here’s some home inspiration to get you started:

Price Range: Under $250,000

Palmas De Tamarindo #203D ($95,000)

1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

There’s good value and then there’s incredible value – and Palmas de Tamarindo belongs firmly in the latter category. For under $100,000, you can own your own slice of paradise: A one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in an elegant complex with an expansive swimming pool, thatched BBQ rancho, 24-hour security, and other amenities.

Inside, this budget-friendly condo has everything you need for a quiet life or simple investment: A comfortable bedroom, open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, and a private balcony with lovely sunset and garden views.

Even better, this cozy condo is just minutes from the reason you’re here in the first place: The Pacific Ocean, warm sand, good food, and great music – a 3.5-mile stretch of white-sand beach and warm blue water, close to shopping, medical, and everything else required for the good life in Costa Rica.

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Tierra Condominium ($198,000)

1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | 650 Square-Feet

When it comes to Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate, there is such a thing as affordable luxury. Case in point: Tierra Condominiums, newly constructed (July 2019) and perched on a hill overlooking the Pacific.

With incredible ocean views – best enjoyed from your private balcony, naturally – sliding doors, and a modern, open-concept design, this condo is the definition of indoor/outdoor living and the beachy lifestyle.

Inside, Tierra Condominiums don’t slide on the details: You’ll enjoy a spacious kitchen, teak woodwork, porcelain floors, and air-conditioning throughout. Outdoors, spend your downtime (and hopefully, you’ll have a lot of that!) at the condo’s swimming pool and garden area. Or, just head towards the sound of crashing waves; after all, they’re just a short jaunt from home!

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Price Range: $250,000 to $500,000

Matapalo 103 ($425,000)

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1500 Square-Feet

Level up your lifestyle at Matapalo 103, situated within the exclusive Diria Resort community in downtown Tamarindo. That’s right – downtown. Minutes (on foot) to Tamarindo’s best restaurants and bars, not to mention sand, surf, and shopping.

Of course, this home is more than a great location: Sprawling over 1,500 spacious square-feet, Matapalo 103 is a poolside, forest-view condo both luxurious and private, at once modern and warm. Step outside and into the impeccably designed 10,000 square-foot free-form pool with swim-up bar or take the beach path – 150 yards to the ocean.

Indoor, this first-floor unit delivers a spacious and functional floor plan, with some of Costa Rica real estate’s most sought-after features: No-expense-spared finishes, furniture, appliances, linens, cutlery, and other details, including custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and a semi-private shaded terrace. Both bedrooms have a private bathroom with travertine showers, marble countertops, top-of-the-line fixtures, and ocean views.

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La Perla 2-4 ($483,500)

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2200 Square-Feet

Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate is proof positive that you can have it all: Take La Perla 2-4, a spacious and spectacular sunset-and-ocean-view condominium located in one of Tamarindo’s best communities – complete with underground parking, elevator access, and a community pool – and best locations, just a short 5-minute walk to the beach (and downtown).

We’ll start with the exterior – and there’s a lot of it! At La Perla 2-4, you’ll enjoy three private balconies: one to enjoy the ocean and sunset, one overlooking the jungle, and the third with views to downtown.

That said, there’s no great distinction between outdoors and in: Floor-to-ceiling glass and sliding doors answer the call for indoor/outdoor living. As for the indoor part of that living – large bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, air-conditioning, and upscale amenities, including stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, welcome you to home as you’ve never experienced it before.

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Price Range: $500,000 to $750,000

Casa Querencia ($699,000)

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2 Additional Apartments

If you’re looking for both a home and an investment, we have that, too. Take Casa Querencia, named for the place from which one draws strength, where one feels at home – where you can be your most authentic self. That’s the promise, the call, the delivery of this special, income-producing property located across from Langosta Beach.

Casa Querencia’s main home offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a private pool, artisanal wood ceilings, an airy outdoor terrace, and plenty of room to spread out. While you’re relaxing, your new home will be working its ROI in two income-producing, 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartments, each already with 5-star reviews. Check all your boxes, earn income in the process!

Located on a ¼-acre double lot – spacious, especially for beachside living – Casa Querencia is the picture of tropical living: mature gardens dotted with cacti, palm trees, and exotic flowers, the pool-and-terrace area is the perfect spot for evening meals and a projector movie night beneath the stars. And, when you want to get out – you’re just a one-minute walk to a white-sand beach and Playa Langosta’s Millionaire Row.

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Casa Senderos ($759,000)

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms

If you’ve ever been told you can’t have everything, Casa Senderos (“Trail Home”) is here to set the record straight: You can. Located both lakefront and with valley views, this exceptional home is also just 900 yards to the beach.

And so, while it’s just hair outside our price range, Casa Senderos is worth the stretch. Designed by WR Architects, one of the most popular names in Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home embodies the “Natural Modern” design you seek: shared living spaces that expand and blend into the outdoors. Seamless. Sleek. Natural.

This is a home that will be built around peace and tranquility, indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. The main living areas are built to flow in and out, warm and inviting, while the private-wing sleeping quarters offer calming spaces for reflection, work, and study. A truly special space and unique home, Casa Senderos is one of the most incredible new builds in Tamarindo.

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Price Range: $750,000 to $1 Million

Casa Primo ($829,000)

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms

Located in the only beachfront, gated community in Tamarindo / Langosta – there are two beach access points: Tamarindo Bay and Langosta Beach – and designed by Guillermo Cubas, a renowned local builder, architect, and engineer, Casa Primo is a superlative, even in Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate.

Welcome to your own slice of paradise: A single-family home with a private pool, covered terrace, and garage – rare, even in this community – to store all your Tamarindo toys: surfboards and ATVs, bicycles, and ocean kayaks. Indoors, Casa Primo is sleek and modern, with many of the features you seek: a gourmet kitchen, wood-look ceramic flooring (perfect under your perpetually sandy feet!), granite countertops, and three ensuite bedrooms.

And, lest this home sound like all bells and no whistles, the budget-sensitive and eco-conscious will appreciate Casa Primo’s carefully engineered insulation system: Crafted from concrete and Styrofoam, and paired with Pella Windows, the home erects a thermal barrier to keep you cool and your energy bills low. Paradise, indeed.

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Casa Mirador ($995,000)

5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 7072 Square-Feet

Casa Mirador, named for its hilltop perch and jaw-dropping views, is a home of many accolades: Luxurious. One-of-a-kind. Impeccable. Spacious. Masterful. And, maybe… yours?

Currently operated as a luxury vacation home, formally a Bed and Breakfast, Casa Mirador is an excellent investment opportunity and easily, a single-family home. Upon walking inside, you are immediately struck by its ocean views and exotic hardwood ceiling, sleek design, and airy spaces. Here, no detail is spared and every finish is just right – right down to the expansive windows that invite sunlight to stream into every corner.

Of course, a home is not an island and Casa Mirador is even more special due to its location: A short walk into Tamarindo and convenient to every aspect of the beach lifestyle, from shopping and dining, spas and gyms, to world-class surfing and hiking, biking and yoga. Welcome to the dream.

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Price Range: Over $1 Million

Waterfall House ($1,250,000)

7 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms | 5600 Square-Feet

When you seek the unique, the incomparable, the commanding – you are in search of a home such as Waterfall House. This one-of-a-kind, no-holds-barred, total-luxury home commands a mountainside overlooking the Pacific Ocean – an on-top-of-it-all position that is incredibly rare, even among the most high-end Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate.

And yet, this sleek and modern home is also convenient: located on a cul-de-sac, on a paved road, and within walking distance of the beach and downtown Tamarindo. It’s everything and all of it, wrapped into one spectacular property that was featured in DeZeen Magazine for its incredible design work.

And spectacular, it is, with four floors, two pools, and expansive interior/exterior living areas – the perfect choice for a large family residence, vacation rental home, business retreat center, or other business or investment venture. In fact, it’s already that: In 2019, The Waterfall House brought in $176,000 in gross rental income. That is, if you’re willing to share it.

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Estrella del Mar ($1,299,000)

4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | 3000 Square-Feet

Where every detail was considered and every luxury afforded, Estrella del Mar (Star of the Sea) is also the star of Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate: One of our community’s most exclusive, most eye-catching, most spectacular homes, this is the focal point and epitome of the tropical lifestyle.

Estrella del Mar is home to expansive terraces and a generously sized pool with swim-up bar, your own private rooftop bar, and outdoor kitchen/BBQ area. A home where out is in and in is out, thanks to pocket glass doors and oversized picture windows. Of course, luxury is about more than looks: Estrella del Mar also delivers a Mist-Away mosquito repellent system, state-of-the-art solar energy system, and other unmatched amenities.

And as for location, this is one of the best: Located in Playa Langosta’s oceanfront community of Punta San Francisco, this home puts you steps to the Pacific Ocean and its white sands. You’re also a 15-minute walk to Tamarindo – close enough that you can go anytime, far enough to exist in your own tranquil world.

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What’s Your Dream?

Imagine your dream home, condo, vacation home, or investment property – what is most important to you? Are you a part-time or full-time owner? How will you utilize your Tamarindo, Costa Rica real estate? What’s your budget?

At Blue Water Properties, we’re more than a real estate team. We’re bilingual, bicultural, and seriously experienced. And we put you first.

So, please get in touch. We’re sticklers for responding within 24 hours. Yes, even if you’re reading this post into the wee hours; we’ll have more information to you on that dream, within the day! And we look forward to it!