Located in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula, Tamarindo has become the area’s top tourist destination. As a result, it boasts many amenities and North American conveniences. Yet it still retains the laid back atmosphere and authentic local culture that people love about the region.
The surfing is incredible, with several international surf competitions being held in Tamarindo. There are spots to suit every skill level. It’s also a haven for sport fishing, as well as a number of other water sports.
Another popular attraction near town is the Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge, which is made up of about a thousand acres of protected forest, mangroves, and estuaries. There’s also the Marino Las Baulas National Park where leatherback turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
As you can see, there’s a good amount of property for sale in Tamarindo. Whether you’re looking for a single family home, condo, or vacant land, there are 100+ listings in every category.
The graph above shows the median home price for each type of property in Tamarindo. However, this is just the midpoint of a very wide range. Prices for condos, homes, and land can vary greatly depending on factors like size, location, and condition.
For example, this chart shows how that price breaks down per bedroom. So that $429,500 median home price would likely buy you a 3-bedroom house.
There are still opportunities for developers looking to get into Tamarindo, with large parcels of land available at a median price of less than $30k per acre.
There are also smaller lots that are all ready for you to build your dream home. They come at a relatively high premium. But, with building costs in Costa Rica significantly lower than in recent years, buying a lot and building on it is a great way to get exactly what you want and still pay less than the average cost for a so-so home built by someone else.