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Tamarindo vs Playa Flamingo

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Tamarindo vs Playa Flamingo

We are traveling to Costa Rica for Spring Break in March with two families with 2 teenage boys and 2 girls in their 20's. We would like beachfront or easy beach access but close to restaurants. Which of the two areas would be better?

We would prefer a home, condo instead of hotel rooms but they could be on the property of a resort for access to their facilities. What about security issues as I have seen some mention in some of the forums around Tamarindo? Any suggestions would be welcomed.

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1. Re: Tamarindo vs Playa Flamingo

tamarindorentals.com. We booked a 2 bedroom 2 bath with them, but they also have a 4 bedroom house, Costa Maya and the rates look rate, not to mention the house looks awesome as well. Not sure what the rate is for spring break time, but we got a condo under $1000.00 for 12 days.

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I would say with the age of the teens that Tamarindo would be your better option. There are much more restaurants etc in Tamarindo plus they'll have access to surfing.

As for security - don't do stupid things ;) Leave your valuables at home and take with you only what you'll need. Don't leave things unattended as they tend to grow legs. Petty crime is here; but very little violent crime.

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Agree with XploreCR, Tamarindo better option for your family.

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Tamarindo...that is a good choice for your family!

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