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...more
My favorite spot in Tamarindo. Cool colorful decor, chill vibe, incredible service, felt very welcome by the owners. Ceviche with mango is the best, as are the smoothies! Mostly healthy foods and juices.
Not sure about the surf camp itself - although it seems to be the most popular due to legendary Robert August, world surf star of The Endless Summer, hand-shapes boards here - but I had an incredible soup here. Costa Rican seafood soup in milk. Quite extraordinary, large portion. Couldn't...more
Great Costa Rican restaurant in Tamarindo. Awesome service, pretty decor and servers dressed in traditional Costa Rican clothes. The food is great. The arroz con palmito is delicious, as is the tuna steak. Can't go wrong with this one, if you want to enjoy some traditional food....more
The place to hang out and party in Tamarindo, especially on Friday nights when they offer free drinks (you pay a $4 entrance though). This is where you'll meet everyone, from locals to travelers from all over the world. Nicely set under clear skies, next to a pool, with two different levels of...more
One of the best hostels in Tamarindo, that also acts as a surf school and camp. Cool spot for surfing junkies to hang out and rent out boards, but a bit too hyped up for what it offers as a hostel. The private rooms have a private bathroom, as well as a kitchen, but the hostel itself is quite small and...more