Tamarindo, an old artisanal fishing village, is currently one of the most tourist cities in Costa Rica. It is located in the canton of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, bordered by the Pacific Ocean. Tamarindo has an exceptional climate, it has a tropical temperature that makes it ideal for practicing water sports and adventure, such as diving and surfing.

Over time, Tamarindo has become the destination chosen by many tourists and has developed in this area but it is not a place that is full of business and people, it continues to maintain its serenity and tropical authenticity.

The exuberant nature of Costa Rica is also reflected in Tamarindo where we can find the Las Baulas National Marine Park, the Tamarindo Natural Wildlife Refuge and the Grande, Langosta and Ventanas beaches, which constitute the most important nesting area of ​​the American Pacific of the The world’s largest turtle, ‘the leatherback turtle’ in critical danger of extinction.

How to get to Tamarindo

Depending on which airport you come from there are different route options. Tamarindo can be reached by car from San José (four hours away) or Liberia (approximately one hour). There is also the option of going on a bus that connects San José with Tamarindo.

Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica

Tamarindo Beach is located in the bay of Tamarindo, part of the Las Baulas National Marine Park. On this beach you can enjoy crystal clear waters and clear yellow sand, a gentle swell reigns although with strong currents, and has lush vegetation, reefs and landscape in general.  

At this beach you can come with your partner, friends or children, it is suitable for all audiences since it has a very good security. If you like sports, at Tamarindo beach you will have several options such as hiking, diving, sport fishing, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, boogie boarding, golf ..

If you like ecology you will also be surprised that on this beach, being a Wildlife Refuge, the leatherback, green and green turtles arrive during the months of October to March to perform spawning.

Playa Tamarindo is separated to the north by Playa Grande, one of the best for surfing and you can reach it by renting a ferry. To the south end is Playa Langosta, a white sand beach that is divided by the mouth of the San Francisco River.

The town of Tamarindo

The famous surf movie ‘Endless summer II’ was shot in this place and the culprit that this small town attracts so many nomadic surf and nature lovers today. In the small town of Tamarindo, from 2000 to 3000 inhabitants, you can find fashion and surf shops, art galleries, tour operators, car rentals, supermarkets ..

It is a multi cutural town where many Europeans also open restaurants of all kinds, healthy, gourmet and typical food. If you are looking for a place to spend your vacation you will find all kinds of options, from cheap Bed and Breakfast to all-inclusive resorts.