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Tips for Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo, pt. 1

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Tips For Getting The Best Tamarindo Costa Rica Vacation Rentals

Finding and choosing the right vacation rental property can be a difficult process for even the most seasoned traveler/renter.  Adding the uncertainty of renting in an exotic tropical destination like Tamarindo can present it’s own set of worries and unique challenges.  But that shouldn’t deter you from seeking this out as a viable option for your vacation adventure in the Tamarindo area.   There are many advantages when booking a vacation rental over other more common options like hotels or resorts.  Just be open-minded and know that there are many options for travelers interested in renting a property that fits their needs.

In this series we will tell you how to get the most out your stay and find the best Tamarindo vacation rentals. We will start this series with the first and most important step, finding the ideal rental property for your needs.

Tamarindo Rental PropertyOkay, where to begin?  You know you want to step out of your comfort zone and have an adventure in an exotic foreign destination like Tamarindo Costa Rica. Then again, maybe you don’t want to step too far out, so renting a home, condo, or villa seems like a good option for you right? Right!  The Tamarindo area has a great variety of options covering many budgets, and finding something that works for you shouldn’t be too difficult. However there are some important options to consider when looking for your ideal spot.

Online Vacation Rental Search and Booking Sites

This is often the first step for many travelers seeking the ideal property for their needs.  You can get a good idea of pricing and what’s available and you will soon realize that there are many options for short-term renters in the Tamarindo area. However, know that renting from private owners can be risky.  One thing to consider is that anyone can put their property on the various booking sites and search listings, so you may not get the kind of service, or accountability when choosing to book from a private owner.  One way to safeguard your choice is to look at the number and quality of reviews any given property has with the listing site. The best way to insure your satisfaction is to see if the property is handled by a professional property management service. Which brings us to the next point of contact for finding the perfect rental.

Professional Property Management and Services

There are many property management services to choose from, all operating in the Tamarindo area.  Using a quality property management service is highly recommended since you have the security of knowing that your needs will be met, and that any problems that may arise in the course of your stay will be handled promptly and professionally.   The other advantage of booking through a management company is personalized service and attention.   A good professional management service will offer you choices based on your personal preferences and expectations, and can use their knowledge of the local area to find a place that fits perfectly into your vacation needs. The best companies offer transportation, concierge service, and tours, along with providing vital information for visitors.

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Regardless of how you find your vacation rental property, keep in mind that there are many choices available and there truly is something for everyone in the Tamarindo area.  Choosing the right rental with the right company will make your stay even more enjoyable. Whether you seek a central location in the heart of town, or the quiet privacy of a secluded beach, speaking with a good property management company is a great first step in finding the perfect match for your vacation needs.  More tips on how to get the most out of your vacation are coming up in our next post.


Horizon Pacific Management & Rentals logoHPV Tamarindo Vacation Rentals is located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Horizon Pacific offers vacation rentals, property management, long-term rentals, as well as a complete concierge service. Providing you with a local contact during your stay, Horizon Pacific is a company you can trust, with the experience you need.

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