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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 02, 2024

Summary: The approximate population of Tamarindo, Costa Rica is around 5,000 people. People describe Tamarindo as a vibrant beach town with a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the beautiful beaches, the friendly locals, the abundance of outdoor activities, and the easy access to other parts of Costa Rica. The weather in Tamarindo is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living in Tamarindo for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 to $700 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $700 to $1,000 per month.

What are the pros and cons of living in Tamarindo?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Tamarindo responded:

"Expatriates and digital nomads living in Tamarindo enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, the stunning beaches, and the abundance of outdoor activities. They also appreciate the friendly locals, the low cost of living, and the easy access to amenities. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the lack of infrastructure and public transportation inconvenient, and the high levels of tourism can be overwhelming," said one expat in living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

"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," wrote one expat in Tamarindo.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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