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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 –…

Costa Rica Surf: 12 of our Favorite Tamarindo Surf Spots (Beginner to Expert)

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Once a sandy little fishing village, Tamarindo has grown into its reputation as a bustling coastal town and a world-renowned Costa Rica surf spot. These waves are worth it! But don’t let Tamarindo’s reputation precede it: While we undoubtedly have epic surf, that doesn’t mean that all our surf is epic. Yes, you’ll find waves…

Costa Rica Public Transportation: Taking Taxis, Uber, Colectivos & Public Buses

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Thinking about living car-free and fancy-free? Then you’re likely learning all you can about Costa Rica public transportation. And that means you’re in the right place. We’ll start off by saying that, depending on where you choose to call home, said home may be walkable. For example, in our area of Guanacaste, most beach towns are…

Top 3 Golf Courses in Guanacaste: Where to Perfect Your Swing

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Meticulously manicured fairways, 360º ocean views, ancient lava flows, long yardage, and scenery so spectacular, you’ll want to pack your driver and your camera… These are just some of the promises held by the top three award-winning, tournament-hosting, certification-earning golf courses in Guanacaste. Because here, these courses offer the links, the luck, and the long…