Papaya Con Leche
Papaya Con Leche
5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
EST.1998 High end clothing store with a unique customer service. We custom fit all garments to your own unique style and measurements. Think of us as your old school tailer in a modern setting. This service is only available in our flagship location in Tamarindo and of course it is invaluable when it comes to the most difficult piece in your closet; swimwear. Nothing like a custom fit bikini or one-piece. Our staff has years of training in finding you the most flattering cuts according to your body type. In addition we also offer a line of leather sandals and wedges designed by the owner Kata Kis.
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GlobeTrotting308855
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I ordered online two new custom surf-style bikinis from Papaya Con Leche after refusing to let go of my originals for 10 years. As I don’t live in Costa Rica anymore, Kata got on a video call with me to see my old ones, get my exact measurements, and show me a selection of beautiful pattern options based on my style. The swimsuits are gorgeous and functional! I have lived all over the world, and Papaya Con Leche has the best tailored swimsuit service I’ve seen. Kata goes out her way to ensure she and her team get things exactly right, an even more impressive feat that she can do it virtually.
Written October 4, 2022
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Julie
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is my third visit to this incredible store! As I sit here I am wearing a dress I bought there last year. It was a touch too big but guess what! They do on site alterations! Amazing. I just bought pants, dresses, a bathing suit and shoes! The owner is incredibly helpful and lovely. Has a great eye. They are fixing the bathing suit. Argh! I’ll probably buy something else when I go pick it up! Love this store.
Written March 8, 2024
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Marquita F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I found 2 beautiful items that were so unique for my wardrobe. Very cool store with everything a girl could ask for. Kata was so helpful and offered great fashion insight. It was really nice that customization is available especially for someone like me (petite and 5 ft 3 in). I will definitely online shop here since I got to visit the store during my holiday.
Written April 10, 2023
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Uny384
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
The suits are overpriced, the orders weren't completed on time (it took over three weeks for them to ship us our last item when it was supposed to be done at the end of our weeklong trip!) and even when we finally got our suits the quality was poor.
Written September 16, 2011
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We deeply apologize that you were not completely satisfied with our services. We do our very best to complete our clients orders based on their travel time. However, should we not be able to finish the suit in time, and we do have to ship Internationally (at no charge to the customer), we are careful to explain to our clients that up to 15 business days are needed for the package to arrive, as we have no control over shipping times. Papaya con Leche takes care to work with every customer on a personal basis, and should you not have been 100% happy with your suit, we always have been and still are more than willing to do anything possible to change that.
Written September 18, 2011
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Starla S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
I spent the morning walking into literally all the stores in Tamarindo. As I was walking back to my hotel, the woman from one from the open kiosks told me to check out Papaya Con Leche. Love, love love my 2 suits, I know I will be the only one on the beach in my town wearing them. The owner is great, very helpful and honest. I took her card so I can order more bathing suits in the future. She even showed me how she recycles material from her clothes and makes these adorable dolls with tutus. Definitely visit her and the kiosks in front!!!
Written April 13, 2017
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Nalena K
San Diego, CA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
Stopped through Tamarindo on my CR trip and immediately wanted to retire my old bikini as soon as I hit the beach. I found Papaya Con Leche and fell in love with the unique bikini styles, they were very comfortable and actually supportive.

Kata was courteous and helped me find what I was looking for in my size and color. I went for a cross back style top. It was so comfortable I could wear it surfing, that says a lot!

Its been almost 6 months since my trip and I still haven't come across any similar bikini styles in US stores. I emailed Kata and I now have another wonderful bikini top on the way!

Thank You!
Written December 8, 2015
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Nicole S
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
First off, Kata is as kind as she is passionate about her designs. Stopping in her boutique during an afternoon rain shower, I didn't know what to expect...except there was a very cool bathing suit in the window. Once inside, I enjoyed a dynamite shopping experience and left with the very best suit I can remember buying. It's cut to flatter and is designed with this spectacular secret drawstring so the bottoms never move on you--in the waves or out! And the colors are absolutely brilliant! I will definitely buy another one from her soon!
Sincerely,
Nicole
Cleveland, OH
Written September 11, 2015
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Diz503
King of Prussia, PA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
This store has unique,cute clothing that are quality made. They even have a semestress on site to make bathing suits you design or can alter bathing suits on the rack. Staff is very helpful and friendly!
Written July 7, 2018
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trenti_wayne2015
New York1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
So yesterday, I walked in this little store and was quite amazed at the selection of bathing suits they had available for sale. What made the experience even better is that they are all HANDMADE!! I kid you not you will be stunned if you visit here! I promise you my girls there will hook you up with something that makes you look good and also comfortable!

-Trenti
Written August 23, 2017
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debbierowley70
Seattle, WA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I cannot say enough great things about Papaya Con Leche. KaTa is a top notch designer! She really knows how to fit her clothing to your life style. I leave in Seattle and KaTa was so very helpful in finding items that I would continue to wear when I returned home to Seattle. Don't miss this place. I can't wait to come back. Service is wonderful! KaTa we love you (and Rick too:))
Written May 1, 2017
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