Costa Rica Tamarindo Beach

Tamarindo Beach is one of Costa Rica's top destinations and for a good reason, it has warm blue water, a three and a half kilometer stretch of soft beige sand, diverse nature and stunning sunsets. The sun shines just about 365 days per year in Playa Tamarindo and the neighboring beach, Playa Langosta, and the temperature is pleasantly warm year round.

There is lodging to fit every budget in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Whether you are looking for a hammock hotel, a glamping hotel, boutique hotels, surf camps, luxurious resorts, basic hostels, adults only hotels, apartment hotels, bed and breakfasts or a staggering amount of vacation rentals. As Tamarindo Beach is small, all lodging in Tamarindo and Langosta is within walking distance of the beach.

Tamarindo has been known as the ultimate surf town for many years, and there are surf spots for all levels. A long stretch of sand, warm ocean, many tide pools and consistent waves makes for a water paradise. Visitors can take to the high seas on a sailing cruise in Tamarindo's bay aboard the many catamarans and schooners for hire, or try their hand at sportfishing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling.

Land activities are plenty and range from taking bus tours to nearby Costa Rica Beaches, volcanoes and nature parks, renting a bike and exploring the town, playing tennis or a fun round of mini golf. The more adventurous can go zip lining through the jungle, horseback riding, rent an ATV, or even discover Guanacaste from the air in a Gyro.

There is plenty of opportunity to shop in Tamarindo as along the main street there are lots of stores, boutiques and gift shops, and on Saturday mornings locals and tourists gather at the weekly farmers market. Tamarindo offers personal trainers, gym classes, pilates, yoga, and no vacation is complete without a nice relaxing massage, a facial or a body scrub.

Tamarindo's eclectic and multi cultural community makes for an exiting culinary adventure. From organic juice bars, to fresh sushi, to Mediterranean cuisine, to BBQ, there is a restaurant for every taste. Tamarindo likes to have fun and that is certainly reflected in its vibrant nightlife, there is always something going on after the sun has set.

Tamarindo is located on the North West coast of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste.

Tamarindo's airport is serviced daily by national shuttle flights SANSA and Nature Air. The International Airport in Liberia is one and a half hours away.

Costa Rica's capital, San Jose is a four hour drive. Grayline and Interbus offer shuttles from San Jose, and all major car rentals have agencies at the International Airport.



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