Be Happy!

Remember the feeling of relief and happiness when you finally found a merchant that could help? Satisfaction from negotiating a more reasonable price because were armed with other offers? Confidence from knowing you didn't miss a fun event, and knew how to get there? Enjoyed a free sandwich because you were faithful with a loyalty card. Laughed at a Facebook Live videos you discovered on our app? Tap link below to download happiness into your life.

Local on Fire

If we've learned anything from Tico culture in the Tamarindo area, it's that strong communities and families make good kids and marriages, not large institutions. We've also learned merchants don't like the extortion leveraged by Reviews on Facebook or Tripadvisors, and we're all tired shifting through fake reviews. We all know they do not tell us who is the best at anything!

This app follows the re-emergence of local and flips the order of searching to local again, yet still using the big guys for their wealth of images and descriptions. The biggest surprise about this app project is that a local app really can be better, much better than the big guys!

The Best - Even for the Smallest!

Our app is powered by the best international technology - the Google Cloud. Funny how Google normally wants us all to use their browser for searches, but supports a local, independent app like ours for local lookups. Anyways, how cool to have Google as our IT department!

What does that mean for you? The latest features from Nearby Contact - the exact same ones you see on other Google services - like maps, route planning, etc. So, our little Tamarindo area merchant app can work well offering a full range of services. Future features? Examples: Soon we'll be offering connected, real world sensor technology and augmented reality maps and games. Are you as excited as we are?
  • Lightening Quick Responses

    Hosted on Google Cloud. Never mushy response.
  • Rock-Solid Google Technologies

    Maps Route Drawing SMS integration Secure Firebase Constantly updated
  • Genuine Local Information

    Real local info by Nearby Contact and merchant info crowdsourced makes sure viewers get a local flavor.
  • Facebook & Tripadvisor Links

    Whenever possible, we include links on our listings to Facebook and Tripadvisor.
  • Events, Discounts, Magazine

    Events Loyalty Cards Videos Facebook Live Channels Howler Magazine Online
  • Audited by Locals

    Each merchant can enter and/or maintain their own listing.However, your Nearby Contact adds another level of accuracy.


Residents like how quickly they can find and dial someone while visitors also like the rich listing content, like maps, directions, links, photos, music, restaurant menus, inquiry forms, etc.
James, Manager at Witch's Rock
"Love this app and use it frequently!"


Famous Points

A1, Langosta Plaza
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica 50306