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Why Plan a Company Retreat in Tamarindo?

Here are our top reasons why you should host your next corporate retreat in Tamarindo, Costa Rica:

  • It’s A Beachside Oasis: Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, surfing, or taking a stroll along the shoreline. 
  • Loads Of Adventure: Get the adrenaline pumping with zip-lining, ATV tours, surfing, and more. 
  • Wildlife Sightings: You can explore nearby national parks where you might spot nesting sea turtles, sleepy sloths, or fun-loving monkeys. 
  • Great Coffee: Your group is sure to love getting a cup of java right from the source.
  • Stunning Views: Snap a pic of the gorgeous beaches, breathtaking natural landscapes and unreal sunsets. 

On the Pacific shores of Guanacaste lies the tropical paradise of Tamarindo. This small beachside community became a haven for surf enthusiasts and is now known for its laid-back atmosphere that seems to slow down time. Conversely, this destination is also known as an adventure capital, with many thrilling activities in the jungle and ocean to get your heart racing! Here is why it is one of the top destinations for a company retreat:   

Quick Tamarindo Facts
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Nature & Outdoors
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Nearest Airport
LIR (1 Hour 20 Minutes)
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Local Currency
Costa Rican Colón
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Top Corporate Retreat Venues in Tamarindo

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

A luxury eco resort that truly feels as though you are one with your surroundings. The resort's 153 suites are designed to capture the native spirit of Costa Rica with its distinctive "Pura Vida" (pure life) philosophy. The rooms feature floor to ceiling windows that allow guests to be immersed in the forest and bay views. With unique river inspired pools, an award winning ocean view golf course, and 5 gourmet restaurants, this property entices all the senses. 

  • Number of Rooms: 153
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 4 (largest capacity 160 theatre style)
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The Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Take a deep breath and unwind at this secluded, eco-friendly retreat. Nestled between lush forests and the sparkling azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, The Westin is a jewel of a resort with some spectacular features. Their expansive freshwater pool is one of the largest in Central America and blends seamlessly with the landscape. After spending an exciting day surfing on the ocean or zip lining through the jungle, the airy rooms are the perfect place to recharge and gaze at the striking vistas. 

  • Number of Rooms: 406
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 9 (Largest Capacity 500 theatre seating)
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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Venue Description: The JW Marriott Guanacaste enjoys a prime beachfront location within the expansive Hacienda Pinilla gated community. Each room is elegantly appointed with modern amenities and features a sophisticated blend of local Costa Rican craftsmanship and contemporary design. Whether you're looking for a restful sleep, a day full of activities, or even a perfect spa getaway - this resort always hits the mark.

  • Number of Rooms: 310
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 7 (Largest Capacity 400 theatre style)  
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How We Can Help Your Team in Tamarindo

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Corporate Retreat Activities

Top Corporate Retreat Activities in Tamarindo

Activities during your company retreat in Tamarindo should seamlessly integrate work & leisure aspects while intensifying bonding between team members.

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Tamarindo

This small town has no shortage of big adventures and exciting activities for your group. The beachside resorts and eco-lodges are nestled near the rainforest, inspiring creativity through peaceful scenery and team building through fun experiences. Here are our top corporate retreat activities in Tamarindo:

Zipline & Animal Sanctuary

Discover what Costa Rica is so well known for - incredible animals and exhilarating outdoor activities. Explore the canopy like never before as you zip through the longest dual-line course in the country. Visit Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary, home to the largest variety of species in one location. The habitats are designed to provide a natural setting for the animals while allowing guests to interact and enjoy up close and safe viewing. These animals are rescued by MINAE, the Costa Rican Ministry of Wildlife and include sloths, monkeys, jaguars, toucans, pumas, crocodiles, snakes and more.

Group Horseback Riding Trip

Ride along on the best “all-terrain vehicle” in Costa Rica - hop on your noble steed and follow the leader. Animal lovers will especially enjoy the company of good-natured horses with their easy gait. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a beginner, the horses and expert guides know just what to do.

Sunset Sailing Catamaran 

As you set sail from Tamarindo Bay, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the coastline, with golden sands, lush greenery, and rugged cliffs stretching into the distance. Snack and grab a drink from the bar while admiring views of the Guanacaste coast or jump in and snorkel to see some diverse aquatic creatures. The tranquil waters of the Pacific Ocean provide the perfect backdrop for the sunset spectacle. From the fiery hues of orange and red to the soft pastel tones of pink and purple, each moment of the sunset offers a picture-perfect scene.

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Top Tips for a Company Retreat in Tamarindo

Expert Advice for a Retreat in Tamarindo

Plan for the right time: Be aware there are only 2 seasons in Costa Rica: dry and rainy. The best time to visit is between mid-November and May.

Bring your bug spray: It is nice and sunny during the day, however come around night time the mosquitos come out to say hello. Using bug spray and wearing long sleeves can help deter them.

Speak a little Spanish: Learning some simple greetings and expressions like "hola" (hello), "por favor" (please), and "gracias" (thank you) can go a long way.

Be eco-concious: Ensure your group respects the environment by practicing responsible tourism, such as avoiding single-use plastics, staying on designated trails, and supporting eco-friendly businesses. 

Watch at least one sunset: The vibrant colours of the sunsets here are one of a kind and an absolute must see! 

Any Other Considerations for an Offsite in Tamarindo

Overall this area is considered safe and just requires common sense and awareness. The mosquitoes can get quite annoying, but as long as you wear repellent and long sleeves in the evening they should not present a problem. Tamarindo Beach is pretty safe, but watch out for rip currents in the water. Take extra care when swimming or surfing as there can be big waves and fierce undertows.

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FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
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Definitively, yes. Work retreats allocate time and space for teams to break free from the everyday routine, encouraging innovation and creativity. These getaways promote deeper relationships among employees while fueling their productivity back in the office.

How much do companies spend on retreats?
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Company spending on corporate retreats can dramatically vary depending on factors such as location, size of the team, activities planned, and accommodation type. Often the budget ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Take a look at our budgeting cheat sheet to learn more. 

How long should a corporate retreat last?
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Generally, corporate retreats tend to fall within 2-5 days including travel time. The duration depends largely on the goals you aim to achieve from the event — whether it's strategic planning or strengthening employee relationships.

What is the importance of corporate retreats?
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Corporate retreats are essential for enhancing team bonding, morale boosting, breaking deadlock situations in projects or negotiations, revisiting shared goals and celebrating achievements together. They provide an exclusive environment away from regular work stress where people can rejuvenate while getting a broader perspective on company objectives.

What would be the average budget for a corporate retreat?
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This again hugely varies but according to some market sources; small businesses might anticipate investing $500-$1000 per person whereas larger enterprises may cater budgets around $2000-$5000 per participant inclusive of flights & accommodations along with food & activities.

How do you choose a corporate retreat destination?
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It involves considering various factors like ease of transportation, total distance participants need to travel, overall cost-efficiency and types of available facilities. Always remember to customize the location depending upon your specific retreat goals.

What is the best way to plan a remote company retreat?
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Start by setting clear objectives for the retreat. Next, determine activities that align with these goals — this can range from professional development workshops to leisure and bonding opportunities. Establishing rules for engagement can further ensure a rewarding experience.

What's the best way to find corporate retreat facilities?
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Online research is a great starting point. Beyond that, you might want to tap into your professional network or, even better, consult corporate retreat planners who are familiar with various locations, venues, and itineraries that would be ideally suited to your company.

All-inclusive retreat locations for my organization
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Resorts often offer all-inclusive packages designed specifically for corporations which include accommodation, food services along with team-building exercises in their diverse amenities like golf courses or spas.

Company retreat ideas?
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The possibilities are endless. Team building games, skill-sharing sessions, wellness and mindfulness seminars, problem solving challenges and culinary competitions are some of quite popular ideas among many others.

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Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

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