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Ocaso Festival Costa Rica Enjoy the Ocaso Festival this Weekend in Tamarindo Costa Rica

The Ocaso Musical Festival comes back to Tamarindo, Guanacaste in its fourth edition this Thursday, January 9 and will extend through Monday, January 13th. The underground electronic music festival gathers, once again, great representatives of techno and house rythms, this year the lineup includes Doc Martin, Maceo Plex, Artbat, Magdalena, Shiba San, Justin Martin, Ame, Maetrix, Seth Troxler, D...

Tamarindo Costa Rica Tamarindo Aims To Become a Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination

Tamarindo is setting out to be a regulated, authentic tourist destination, with sustainable practices, community participation, and a diversity of products primarily geared towards family entertainment. Local Tamarindo stakeholders have established three priority projects to be completed within a period of five years. The projects are focused on the integrated management of solid waste and sewa...

Costa Rica Blues Festival February 16th Enjoy the 8th Annual Blues Festival in Costa Rica

The 8th edition of the Costa Rica Blues Festival is scheduled to take place February 16 at the Costa Rica Sailing Center in Playa Potrero, Guanacaste. This year the headliner is blues rock guitar legend Walter Trout, and some of the guest bands and artists include The Craig Thatcher Band from Philadelphia, The Sparky Parker Band from Houston, Texas; Grey Gregson from Austin, Texas; The Honky To...

Ocaso Tamarindo 2019 Ocaso Underground Music Festival Kicks Off January 2 in Tamarindo Costa Rica

The third edition of the Ocaso Underground Music Festival will take on the beach town of Tamarindo as of this Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and will extend through January 7, to start off the New Year with plenty of rhythm. Ocaso brings together an impressive lineup of house and techno artists, an electric music festival with international and national talent for adults 18 and up. “Ocaso has qu...

Costa Rica LGBTQ Festival Tamarindo Tamarindo Will Host First LGBTQ Festival in Costa Rica

The beach town of Tamarindo will fill with glitter when it hosts the Glitters Festival November 30th through December 2nd in the first LGBTQ festival in the country. “Glitters Fest is born with the objective on promoting diverse tourism in Guanacaste and open spaces of entertainment for the LGBTQ+ community outside of the Great Metropolitan Area (GAM)”, explained Andrés Alpizar, organizer of t...

Costa Rica Crime, Murders, 2019,2020 Seven People Arrested in Connection to Murder of Tamarindo Expat Barry Lawson

The case dates back to April 2015, when US expat Barry Lawson -74 years old- was brutally beaten during a robbery and died at the hospital some days later. Now, more than three years after this crime, the Costa Rican authorities arrested seven people in connection to this heinous crime, a man of last names Renderos Bolaños and his three sons of last names Renderos Sánchez, as well as a woman of...

US Embassy Costa Rica US Embassy in Costa Rica Announces Consular Outreach Event in Tamarindo on November 5, 2018

U.S. Embassy San Jose announced the upcoming Consular outreach for U.S. citizens in Tamarindo. "To RSVP for passport renewals, notary services, and federal benefits inquiries, please indicate your preference by writing to [email protected] Any applicable fees must be paid in cash in Costa Rican colones. We are unfortunately unable to accept U.S. dollars or other forms of payment during ...

Costa Rica Brian Pallister Canada Canadian Politician Brian Pallister Had to Pay $8,000 in Back Taxes for Property in Costa Rica

Manitoba Premier, Brian Pallister was recently penalized by Costa Rican Treasury and had to pay nearly $8,000 in unpaid taxes for his vacation home in the country. The Premier explained he was never advised or informed that he had he obligation to update the evaluation of his property in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, which falls under the “luxury tax” law in Costa Rica. The “Impuesto Solidario” (S...

Costa Rica Crocodile Be on the Lookout For Crocodiles in Costa Rican Beaches

Usually when people visit the beach they worry about sharks or even sea snakes, crocodiles hardly every cross their minds, but the reality is that seeing crocodiles at the beaches is not uncommon, at least not in Costa Rica. Every year sightings of crocodiles swimming in the beaches are reported in Costa Rica, some of the beaches where this has happened include Tamarindo, Playas del Coco and Pa...

Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica Tamarindo Beach Town in Costa Rica Among the Best-Value Coastal Escapes

Costa Rica took first place this year in the International Living Magazine Annual Global Retirement Index, as the best place for expats to retire and now, based on this same report, editors of International Living have chosen some of the most affordable beach towns to live abroad, among them Tamarindo in Guanacaste. The article describes this popular beach town as follows: “The Pacific-coast...

Tamarindo Art Wave Costa Rica Don’t Miss The Tamarindo Art Wave Festival January 25-27 Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica

The 2018 edition of the Tamarino Art Wave Festival “En-light” comes loaded with art, music and entertainment. The vibrant beach town is ready to offer visitors and residents an exciting weekend on January 25 through January 27. As usual local and foreign artist, close to 200 in total, will be showcasing their talent; a gigantic art piece shaped as a fish and made with recycled materials will “e...

Ocaso Underground Music Festival Tamarindo Start the New Year off in Costa Rica at the Ocaso Underground Music Festival Tamarindo

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival will take place in Tamarindo, Guanacaste from January 4th to the 7th in three different venues with an impressive lineup of house and techno artists. This is the second edition of this event, “Ocaso is a unique, fun and exciting concert, guaranteed to provide a safe respectful and beautiful experience for everyone. Our goal is to establish a cornerstone even...

US Passport Services Costa Rica American Embassy Announces Consular Outreach in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, November 2

The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy San Jose announced a Consular Outreach event in Tamarindo that will take place next Thursday, November 2. The notice sent today states: "Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notarial services, and take your inquiries on federal benefits and voting. ACS Chief Ben Peracchio and representatives of the Consulate staff will...

The Bachelor Canada in Costa Rica Several Episodes of TV Show “The Bachelor Canada” Were Filmed in Costa Rica

Season 3 of T.V. Show “The Bachelor Canada” had some of its episodes filmed in Costa Rica. The season is just starting, at the end of Episode 1 and after saying dismissing five contestants, the bachelor and the remaining 15 bachelorettes set off to Costa Rica. According to information on the W Network site, the cast stayed in luxury vacation rental Casa Bali, located in the gated community o...

Guanacaste Floods Nosara, Tamarindo, Playas del Coco,in Guanacaste are Some of the Communities Affected by Heavy Rain

Several areas of Guanacaste have suffered the consequences of the heavy rains caused by the tropical depression that formed in the western Caribbean Sea and that is having an indirect effect over the country, keeping most of the territory under red alert. So far it has been the province of Guanacaste which has reported the most problems, with floods, mudslides and several overflowing rivers. ...

Hilltop Adventure Park Tamarindo Hilltop Adventure Park Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Guancaste is one of Costa Rica’s most visited beach towns, an area that attracts surfers year round and national and foreign tourists that enjoy the many restaurants and attractions the area offers and the beauty of the Tamarindo beach and the many beautiful beaches close by. The Hilltop Adventure Park is just another reason to visit Tamarindo, not that you needed any more, but it o...

Tamarindo Marathon Another Edition of the Tamarindo Beach Marathon Happens September 16

This Saturday, September 16 is the scheduled date for another edition of the Tamarindo Beach Marathon, and this year the event will begin earlier, at 4 a.m. to avoid the strong heat and benefit the participants. In the past years the event has started at 5 a.m. or 4:30 a.m. but in these cases some runners conclude the race in hours of very strong sun which makes it very difficult for the athlet...

Tamarindo, Costa Rica to Host Beach Volleyball Championship

The second beach volleyball open tournament will take place in Tamarindo, Guanacaste on Saturday, September 16. The Costa Rican national team will face off against competitors from the United States, Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The format is two-on-two, and promises to be a thrilling event with very strong athletes competing, according to Ivannia Ramirez, event organizer. Also on S...

Tamarindo Art Wave Costa Rica Tamarindo Art Wave 2017 – Enjoy art in This Costa Rica Beach Town Nov.29 – Dec 3

The Tamarindo Art Wave Festival 2017 is the result of the hard work and passion of a group of art lovers in this beautiful and inspirational beach town of Costa Rica. A group of artists formed the Tamarindo Arts Foundation, a non-profit, non-government-organization that doesn’t just put together this artistic display but that also plans to create the Tamarindo Arts Academy in the near future. ...

Crocodile Tarcoles River Costa Rica Crocodiles Cause More Legal Heat for Costa Rican Government

In July, a suit was filed with the Costa Rican Administrative Litigation Tribunal requesting the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC, its initials in Spanish) and the Ministry of the Environment and Energy (MINAE) undertake a scientific study to determine whether or not there is an over-population of crocodiles in the country. Each year there are at least a few human encounters with cr...

Tamarindo Businesses Lead Environmental Efforts in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Santa Cruz, Guanacaste municipal government swore in a new set of leaders for its environmental commission this week. Representative from 24 local organizations, autonomous institutions, ministries and private sector companies will be coordinating the area's environmental agenda that includes recycling, reforestation, solid waste treatment, and water resource management, among other aspects. ...

Tamarindo, Costa Rica is Site of Police Action on Human Trafficking

After midnight Saturday, a "Breaking Chains" police operation took place in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, a popular surf town on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. The plan - called ROCA in Spanish - is a targeted attempt to rescue victims of human trafficking and is led by Costa Rica's Judicial Investigative Police (OIJ). ROCA is an inter-institutional effort which also involves Interpol police, and a ho...

Vacation Homes Costa Rica How to turn your Vacation home in Costa Rica into a cash cow

Most people who buy a vacation home do so, of course, with the idea of spending as much time as possible there, they choose the perfect spot to spend their free time, and a house they absolutely love. Many others think of it as an investment, the opportunity to make money with your vacation home in Costa rica along the way, but how do you turn your vacation home into a cash cow ? We’ve all hear...

150 Illegal Wells in Santa Cruz Threaten Drinking Water Supply in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Minister of Environment and Energy (Minae) Edgar Gutiérrez testified last week before the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly about the presence of 150 illegal wells along the coast in the district of ​​Santa Cruz, Guanacaste in the county of Nicoya. “The wells could jeopardize the water resource of the canton, since they threaten to end or contaminate the underground aquifers, leaving the com...

Municipality Orders Halt to Building on Park Site in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Guanacaste: Today, Monday, April 10, the Municipal Council of Santa Cruz in the northern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste ordered a 22-day halt to the construction of a restaurant and cafeteria in the popular tourist beach town of Tamarindo. The construction of the new business came under the spotlight by local residents last month when they started building on a site the municipal...

Tamarindo Costa RIca things to do Costa Rica Tamarindo Art Wave celebrates first anniversary

This Saturday, March 25th is the selected date for the Tamarindo Art Wave Exhibition, presenting fine art, live performances, live music, workshops, etc. which will fill the Garden Plaza in the beach town of Tamarindo. The event comes as celebration of the first anniversary of the Tamarindo Art Wave Foundation, which supports local artists with the purpose of consolidating an Art Center where t...

Tamarindo, Costa Rica Residents Protest Building on Land Destined for Park

Residents of Playa Tamarindo in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific Guanacaste province are opposing the construction of a restaurant and cafeteria in an area declared for public use by the Santa Cruz Municipal Council, which has jurisdiction over Tamarindo Beach. On Sunday, March 19, 223 residents were on the site of a planned park along Playa Tamarindo which suffered some damages and tree removals ...

La Senda Costa Rica Labyrinth La Senda Wellness Center – World’s Largest Labyrinth in Costa Rica

https://youtu.be/_wprBtxNoeo Much more than just a Labyrinth , La Senda is located in Santa Rosa de Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, just 20 minutes away from Tamarindo, and close to an indigenous sanctuary and created over several energy points, it is said to be one of the biggest in the world, extending over 2 ½ acres and with a path almost 2 miles long it took 6 years to complete it, and it has more ...

Tamarindo Guanacaste Activities in Tamarindo, Costa Rica must comply with sustainability regulations

The Tamarindo Commerce and Tourism Chamber summoned its representatives, hoteliers, tour operators, personnel of the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), among others, to define the strategies that will guarantee the compliance of new norms that will regulate the different activities carried out in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. These norms aim to protect the environment as well as care for the hea...

Tamarindo, Costa Rica Leaders Tackle Water, Safety, Marketing 

By Wendy Anders When your community is 80-90 percent based on tourism, every detail matters. That’s why business leaders in the surf haven of Tamarindo, Guanacaste stay on top of a whole host of local issues. From promoting tourism to educating citizens on limiting water use, Hernán Imhoff, newly re-elected president of the Tamarindo Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (CCTT) can’t neatly summar...

Costa Rica Crocodile CSUCI students are in Costa Rica checking crocodile population

Professor Donald Rodriguez from the California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), is leading a team of 20 students in a ten-day trip in Costa Rica with the objective of mapping the locations of crocodiles with the help of a drone. Crocodiles in the Pacific of Costa Rica have become numerous, sometimes presenting a threat to humans, and this trip is precisely part of a larger project that...

Dance on the Beach at Tamarindo, Costa Rica’s Music Fest Jan. 5

By Wendy Anders Tamarindo Beach’s Ocaso Festival begins this week with a delicious, varied line-up of music, art, and gastronomy. Entrance is free for attendees who sign up at the festival’s site, but space is limited (www.ocasofestival.com), said event organizers in a press statement. The festival starts this Thursday, January 5, and lasts for four straight days of fun under the sun. ...

New Fire Station Near Tamarindo, Costa Rica Increases Safety

By Wendy Anders Firefighters in Costa Rica, source Facebook. The Tamarindo Chamber of Commerce and Tourism was proud to announce the opening this month of a fire station in the nearby town of Huacas, 9 kilometers from Tamarindo. The station will have one fire truck and eight firefighters, said the chamber in a press release. Prior to the inauguration, the nearest fire stations were in...

Costa Rica Best Places to Live Best Places for Expats to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is among the preferred destinations by expats, every year many tourists visit the country on vacation and fall in love with the place, they make the decision of moving here, but the first question they ask themselves is: Where should we live? With the help from our friends from Immigration Experts, here we offer you information on the best and preferred places by expats to live in Co...

Costa Rica Crocodiles Is there or isn’t there an overpopulation of crocodiles in Costa Rica?

The Guanacaste Tourism and Commerce Chamber Association sued the State to demand that the crocodile that attacked a tourist some months back in Tamarindo is relocated. The complaint was presented to the Contentious Administrative Proceedings Court on October 20 and it stated that “there has been an inaction and omission” by national authorities because they haven’t captured or relocated the cro...

Moving to Costa Rica Costa Rica Vacation Rentals: A Trend That is Here to Stay

Hotels are not for everyone, in many cases it’s the high prices that will get you looking for other alternatives, in other cases the impersonal service, perhaps privacy is a factor, and others simply prefer a more “homey” environment when they vacation, or maybe you have a big family and/or pets and hotels are just not an option for you; whatever the reason may be, the fact is that vacation rental...

Crocodile Attack Prevention Underway in Tamarindo

By Wendy Anders With tourism generating $2.8 billion in revenue last year, according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), and employing more than 1/2 a million Costa Ricans either directly or indirectly, crocodile attacks on tourist beaches are an issue of national concern. That’s why the Tamarindo Integral Development Association (ADIT) has been meeting intensively with a host of local a...

Crocodile Tarcoles River Costa Rica Costa Ricans Seek Solutions to Crocodile-Human Encounters

By Wendy Anders Crocodile Man Tour at the Tarcoles River near Jaco, Costa Rica In the wake of Friday’s crocodile attack of a Colorado surfer at Tamarindo beach in Costa Rioca’s northern Guanacaste province, legislators and tourist businesses are again clamoring for the government to manage the animals. The reptiles thrive in the warm, shallow waters of river mouths and mangrove swamps that d...

Costa Rica Beach Evacuated After Crocodile Attacks U.S. Surfer

Source: MSPOfficers from Fuerza Publica, the national police force of Costa Rica, evacuated a section of Tamarindo Beach after a visitor from the United States was mutilated by a terrible bite from a large reptile. The incident took place on Monday morning near the estuary of this Costa Rica coastal community, which is very popular among North American and European tourists and expats. The vi...

Living on a Fixed Income in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

Source: Villa ThogaCould you make it on less than $1,000 per month in Tamarindo Beach, one of the most desirable and upscale real estate markets in Costa Rica? According to a recent article by Jackie Minchillo of International Living, there is a Canadian expat in Tamarindo whose monthly household payments, including rent, are between $400 and $450 per month. Graham Cooper was born in Englan...