Tamarindo, Costa Rica
By Joshua Wood, LPC
Last updated on Feb 10, 2022
Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What are the pros and cons of living in Tamarindo?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Tamarindo responded:
"I enjoy the Tamarindo area and surrounding quite well but I prefer the Paquera area and Saint Therese. The infrastructure needs a lot of work here. There are many businesses and expats, lots to do and plenty to see. It is a super area for young and active,"
explained one expat in Tamarindo.
What is the social scene like in Tamarindo?
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