Tamarindo Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Green Travelers
- 65%Nightlife Lovers
- 59%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (21)
- TamarindoAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 03, 2014
I personally wasn't in awe of Tamarindo or the beach, but it does make for an awesome surf town. The beach itself is nothing out of the ordinary, except for the waves that attracts mostly surfers. Careful to not step into giant rocks inside the water. Tons of surfing lessons everywhere, and I'll have to admit - some of the best sunsets I've ever seen. Lots to do in this popular Guanacaste beach town - countless restaurants, cafes and surf shops. It's just a shame it's become so touristy, that prices for everything are very high.
- TamarindoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Dec 20, 2013
This laid back beach town was my favorite spot in all Costa Rica. Relaxed and friendly vibe, good, open-air restaurants, nice beaches with good surf, relaxed, open air restaurants and a few fun bars. I could have stayed here for a month.
- TamarindoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5May 18, 2013
Tamarindo is a small tourist town on the Pacifc Coast side of Costa Rica. Great weather and amazing sunsets followed by nice hotels and good food make it paradise. With almost no slope to the beach when the tide goes out it goes waaaay out.
- TamarindoApr 21, 2013
Many of your first time Costa Rican travelers will end up here in Tamarindo. All I can say is "You Lucky Dogs". This is a great little place where you will see all of the beautiful peope in their 20's. Surfers come from all over the world to learn how to better their sport. Tamarindo is a village of one major street that runs through town. That street consists of Hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, and believe it or not Casino's. It's a great place that warrents one full day at a very minimum. It's such a hot spot that up-scale grocery stores are making their presence! You can even buy Dr. Pepper in Tamarindo now! The beach is long and to die for, dotted with crazy good little restaurants and bar. This is as close to tranquil paradise as it gets if you want a hip crowd around you. There are some cheesy zip lines in town if you don't want to travel to the "real ones" at Buena Vista, near Liberia. The Costa Rican people are the most friendly in Central America and I encourage you to get to know them. Two great places to stay are the Hotel Diriia, downtown Tamarindo and my favorite, the all inclusive Barcelo Playa Longusta just one mile away at Longusta beach. Trust me, there are many others in Tamarindo you will be happy with but these two are my favorites. Vacations should be laid back and fun and that's exactly what you will get here. You will want to buy property after this vacation!
- TamarindoMar 04, 2013
Great beach for everybody. A combination of a small fishermen town with a wide range of small and medium size tourist facilities, with a wide price range. Tourists can find vacation rentals too, that go from $50 per night up to $1000. Great place to learn how to surf. The beach is long and by no means crowded. Tamarindo is close to other beaches , so it is convenient as a gateway to places like Playa Grande and Langosta. Lots of restaurants and bars to go out at night.
- TamarindoDec 14, 2012
Tamarindo was really pretty. Beach water was really warm. However, it's rather expensive. It's obviously a tourist destination and prices reflect that. Prices reminded me of a beach town in California - $10 to eat anywhere "inexpensive". With that said, the beach is a thousand times nicer so in the end, I guess it's worth it.
- TamarindoAug 29, 2012
Tamarindo is a Surf town pure and simple. Featured in the epic surf movie Endless Summer 2, this town is full of surfers, surf schools, and surf boards. Every hostel and hotel will have boards to rent and there are instructors everywhere. As such, they party like surfers every night. But that's not all it has to offer. You can scuba dive out Tamarindo, snorkel, zipline, and take all kinds of tours. It's a small town but is a definite popular stop over for travelers and you can meet a lot of interesting people coming through and many of the local places are owned by Ex-pats of various countries. I stayed here for 10 days and had no real desire to go anywhere else. Partied every night, surfed 6 hours a day, and even got in some diving! Definitely a great place to stay for a bit if in Costa Rica.
- TamarindoAug 15, 2012
I have been through Tamarindo three times over a ten year period. The popularity of this beachside town has exploded since my first trip, to the point that I would never go back.
Nevertheless, it still has the right kind of appeal depending on what you're after. Come here to party with other young travelers (and creepy middle-aged men), or to stay in a beachside resort with under-informed tourists.
That being said, there are nice day trip getaways not far from Tamarindo - such as the many beaches to the north of town like Playa Grande, Conchal, etc. These beaches are far better and less traveled, although becoming popular themselves. Playa Grande to the north, and Playa Negra and Avellana to the south are great beaches for surfers.
On the plus side of Tamarindo, there is plenty of people watching to do and trouble to get into if that is your thing. Just lower your expectations as far as a good quality beach experience on the Guanacaste coast. You will do much better that way in numerous other towns and locations.
- TamarindoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 5Jul 05, 2012
Tamarindo beach, one of the most beautiful beach spots in the Costa Rica visited by scores of tourists all the year round. This beach spot is globally acclaimed for its exquisite destinations which are endowed with scintillating beauty of nature, beaches, wildlife parks and sanctuaries, blissful ambiance and more of all the world class accommodations and hospitality that makes Tamarindo one of the most tourist's friendly beach in the Costa Rica. While on your Tamarindo Tour or if you are planning for holiday in Tamarindo Beach you have wonderful opportunity to see and explore some of the most enchanting destinations and attractions the country boosts for.
Some of the below mentioned are the major highlights of Tamarindo tourism which you must not miss to visit are:
• Baula Turtle National Park and Palo Verde National Park. These places are amazingly beautiful and are worth to visit and see their beauty and charm that entice tourists for a visit.
• Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, located 52 kms away from Tamarindo Beach is an enigmatic experience that any tourists will love to treasure the experience and cherish forever.
Also you can enjoy daily activities and sports while in Tamarindo:
• Golf, 18 golf course offering a beautiful beach ocean view
• Sport fishing
• Spa and beauty service at Coco Beauty Spa
Visiting these wonderful places will truly be an experience that you will love to treasure and relish in the moments spent here throughout lifetime.
Beside the world class accommodation facilities at Jardin del Eden Hotel, amiable cool climate, blissful ambiance and on top the warm hospitality have truly made Tamarindo Beach the most sought after holidaying destination in Costa Rica. Visit once and you will love to come back time and again to enjoy holidays in the blissful ambiance of Tamarindo exploring the exciting destinations and their natural attractions. Have a Wonderful Journey to Tamarindo Beach and Enjoy Vacation in a Delightful and Memorable Way.
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