Tamarindo

Overall Score

3.4
100 USD = 50,099.76 CRC

Overall Score

3.4
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 6,900 people
  • GDP: $11,825 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 8 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Movistar
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Restaurant bills normally include service but it’s normal to leave an extra 5-10% for really good service. Bartenders/Cocktail waitresses 5-15%. Tour guides $2-5 per guest when in a larger group, $5-10 per guest in a smaller group. Shuttle Drivers $2-5 per passenger for assisting with luggage or providing interesting commentary during the drive. Housekeeping $5-10 per night for a hotel or lodge room and double it for kitchens or extra bedrooms (envelopes are usually provided).
  • Apartment listings: VRBO
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Pangas Beach Club
  • Best hospital: Hospital La Catlica
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Nature Air
  • Best intl air carrier: Nature Air
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1600
  • Monthly costs for family: $2000
  • Monthly costs for local: $550
  • Meal: $5
  • Small Cola: $0.8
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $1.6


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