Costa Rica is 9 degrees north of the Equator. Always humid tropical weather. research when you want to go.
Tamarindo is 1 hour from the Liberia Airport and 5 hours from San Jose
High season is December 1st thru April 30th
Sunset is around 6-6:30 every night all year
Spanish is the Primary language spoken in Costa Rica. However, most of the hospitality and merchants in the more populated areas speak excellent English
If you don't want to drive, there are two small aircraft airlines in Costa Rica. Nature Air and Sansa Air. Both can take you from the Tamarindo airport to anywhere you want to go.
Tamarindo has several really great eateries and nice restaurants
Influence and are delicious
The local grocery stores carry a wide variety of familiar products including liquor, beer, and a nice selection of wines. really fresh produce is scarce, but anything else you want is there.
Driving can be very challenging. Many of the roads are not paved and make for very rough going. There are several very nicely paved roads in the country, just know where you are going before you head out
Rainy Season is May 15 thru October 15th
You will be a guest in a foreign country. A third world country, or if you like, an emerging nation. US laws do not apply. You must carry papers to show that you are in the country legally. Costa Rica does allow you to carry a copy of your passport ,so you can lock the original in the room safe. You will need the original passport to book a room or rent a car.