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Cheap/Authentic places to stay in Tamarindo

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1. Posted by cmferron (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

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Does Anyone know of any really great places to stay in Tamarindo. I am trying to be budget conscious but would also really like to be somewhere on the beach

2. Posted by fraluchi (Full Member 129 posts) 10y


Tamarindo is one of the most expensive places in Costa Rica, so a definition of "cheap" in this place is relative.
Depending upon when and for how long you intend to stay there you may find plenty of places to accommodate at "reasonable" prices (what is "reasonable" ?).
I'm afraid that without this information I cannot make a suggestion.

3. Posted by chase (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

No such thing as cheap or authentic in Tamarindo!!!
I struck lucky and rented a room from a couple of guys in their house for a couple of nights, but it was still $10 a night.
If you are on a budget , and want to be on a beach, why Tamarindo??
There are plenty of other beautiful surf spots, that still belong to Costa Rica rather than Tamarindo which is getting more and more like an ex pat retreat.