Real Estate in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Last updated on Jun 01, 2023
Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Tamarindo, Costa Rica are Playa Langosta, Playa Grande, and Tamarindo Centro. On average, a nice 2 bedroom home in Tamarindo can cost anywhere from $200,000 to $400,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost anywhere from $300,000 to $500,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, swimming pools, and outdoor living spaces. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Tamarindo, however, they must obtain a residency visa in order to do so. The best way for an expat to search for a home to buy in Tamarindo is to use a real estate agent or to search online for listings. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations regarding foreign ownership of property in the area.
How do I find a place to live in Tamarindo?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"Tamarindo is a popular destination for tourists and expats alike, and there are many options for finding a place to live. One of the best ways to find a place to live in Tamarindo is to search online for rental listings. There are many websites that specialize in rental listings for Tamarindo, such as Tamarindo Rentals, Tamarindo Real Estate, and Tamarindo Vacation Rentals. Additionally, there are many local real estate agents and property management companies that can help you find a place to live in Tamarindo. You can also look for rental listings in local newspapers and on bulletin boards in the area. Finally, you can also ask around in the local community for recommendations on places to rent," said one expat in Tamarindo.
"On one visit, we took a side trip to Costa Rica to explore the beaches of Guanacaste. When we drove into Tamarindo, it felt a California beach town with a nice vibe. Over the next couple of years, we took a few trips to Playa Flamingo and Tamarindo to further explore the area and to look at condos for sale. We bought an ocean view condo in Tamarindo a couple of years before we retired, and then moved there full time after retiring in May 2013 (age 61-62). We liked the beach and the availability of a variety of restaurants and stores in Tamarindo, and easy walking access in town," remarked one member in Tamarindo.
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About the Author
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.
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