One of the most city destinations in Costa Rica.
From simple beginnings as a quiet fishing village Tamarindo, Costa Rica has developed into one of the most popular destinations in the Guanacaste province. This town supports a beautiful beach, a range of accommodations, and a number of restaurants. The main boulevard includes various boutiques and art galleries.
Explore Tamarindo Beach and his neighborhood
Tamarindo Beach is a long beach with great waves. The currents here can be strong so watch the posted advisories when swimming, but much of Tamarindo Beach is perfect for those just learning how to surf. The vibe of Tamarindo is best described as “Party and Play.” Great swimming, surf, fishing, and water sports during the day, buzzing nightlife come sunset. Because of its central location, tourists often base themselves here and explore Guanacaste over a number of days. Younger crowds enjoy the local bars and discotheques. Situated only 1 hour away from Liberia airport, we recommend renting a car and exploring these well-maintained roads at your leisure.
Surfing in Tamarindo
The breaks in the area are some of the best in the world, as evidenced by the several international surfing competitions held here every year. The beautiful beaches are popular thanks to the consistency of the waves, and the town is a perfect jumping-off location for beach and point breaks along the coast. The calmest water for swimming can be found on the southern end of the beach while the water just off the busiest part of town is best for surfing. The nearby river mouth offers breaks that are perfect for the more experienced.
Las Baulas National Park in Tamarindo
Las Baulas National Marine Park encompasses about 1,100 acres of beach and coast and over 54,400 maritime acres. It is named for the leatherback sea turles (baulas) that return to lay their eggs each year at Grande Beach. Just north of Tamarindo Beach, Grande Beach is a quieter beach known for the Leatherback Sea Turtles that come to lay their eggs. Between November and April, the largest of all living sea turtles dig meter-deep pits and bury their eggs before returning to the sea. These giants (they can get to be 8 feet long and weigh over 1000 pounds!) can be observed at night as they visit the beach.
Marlin and Sailfish are some of the highlights of Tamarindo sportfishing. Five-hour half-day and 7-hour full day fishing charters are available. The half-day tour is generally best for inshore fishing, where anglers might reel in Roosterfish, Snapper, and Amberjack. Fishing in Tamarindo is generally great all year, but Billfish are most abundant mid-April to August.
What you can do near Tamarindo?
One of the best Spa Day
Tortue Watching Tour