Things you will discover about Tamarindo
This is where we could put a long and detailed description about why you should come to Tamarindo.
We could talk about how the ocean is so warm, that when you float in it, all your worries melt away. Then we could tell you about the Howler Monkeys who will cheerfully wake you up so that you can experience a glorious colorful sunrise. We could also share how exhilarating it is to set sail in the bay, catch your first sailfish and ride your first wave.
We probably could then finish it up by mentioning the delicious food to be eaten at small little local cafes, the exotic cocktails to be runk on rooftop bars, the dancing to be done at night, the friends to be made and the memories to be created.
But the truth is that as you go through this website you will realize all this yourself. So instead we will just tell you one thing: Hurry… flights might be on sale today!
Since Tamarindo and Langosta is small, most hotels, cabinas, camps and hostels are within walking distance from the beach. Some lodgings are small family owned businesses while others will be international chains.
A Tamarindo bed and breakfast is a great way to get an inside look into the lives of those who call Tamarindo and Langosta home. Many are located on the beach, and breakfast will likely feature Costa Rica’s delicious fruits.
A vacation rental is a good lodging option. Most rentals are in either Langosta or Tamarindo and can range from house, to condo, to apartment. There are several grocery stores as well as a grocery delivery service.
There is much to explore in Guanacaste, tour companies offer comfortable bus tours to nearby Costa Rica beaches, volcanoes, nature parks. The more adventurous can go zip lining through the jungle, horseback riding, or ATV-ing.
Playa Tamarindo has a long stretch of beach and the water temperature is warm year round. This makes for great water sports such as surfing, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, diving, and the sunset sailing tour.
A vacation is not complete without a nice relaxing massage, a facial or an exotic body scrub. Tamarindo also offers personal trainers, gym classes, pilates and yoga. And nothing quite beats a meditation on the beach.
Not too long ago the only souvenirs you could get in Tamarindo were handfuls of puka shells, but those days are over. Today there is plenty of shopping to be had from a farmers market, gift shops, to book stores and surf shops.
The eclectic and multi cultural community of Tamarindo is reflected in its great assortment of restaurants. From organic juice bars, to fresh sushi, to Tipico, to vegetarian, there’s a restaurant for every taste.
After dark there is an active nightlife in Tamarindo. Many restaurants have sunset happy hours, and bars and nightclubs come a life after dark. Since Tamarindo is small enough to walk, designated drivers are not needed.
Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, a hotel, restaurant and surf school, blogs about the latest surfing news, tips, events, a daily surf report and other happenings both in and out of the water.
Stay in Tamarindo
Vacation rental agency Stay in Tamarindo, offers tips on visiting unique destinations within Costa Rica, the best places to eat, what to see and do, beautiful wedding venues and fun family trips.
Tamarindo is lucky enough to have a large selection of talented professional photographers and videographers. In their portfolio’s they each showcase Tamarindo in their own unique vision and style.
The weather is almost always warm, and the sun shines just about every day. So a weather page is almost not needed. However, find a five day weather forecast here, a breakdown of the weather per season, and tips on packing.
Warm crystal clear water, many discovered and still undiscovered beach breaks, and miles and miles of ocean makes Costa Rica a well known surf destination. Tamarindo has counted many surf legends as residents.
Tamarindo Beach is one of Costa Rica’s most popular beaches. The dry tropical climate, long beach, easy access to international flights and good medical care is a reason many expats are flocking to Tamarindo.
The Latest Tamarindo Blogs
Buenas tardes! This is Jonathan with your Thursday, , April 19, surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 7AM Today in Playa avellanas , waves are 1-2 with good conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with...read more
Buenas tardes! This is Jonathan with your Wednesday, April 18, surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 3PM Today in Playa grande , waves are 2-3 with fair conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with choopy...read more
The rainy season gets a bad rap, probably due to its name. But the truth is, Costa Rica is never more alive than it is during the rainy season – and remember – we’re talking tropical rain; so it’s always warm! And thanks to nervous travelers who are scared to get...read more
Buenas tardes! This is Jonathan with your Tuesday, April 17 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 10AM Today in Playa guiones, waves are 2-4 with good conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with...read more
Buckle up, buttercup. We have the cold, hard truth about that vacation in Costa Rica… Planning a vacation in Costa Rica? We are so sorry. Pura vida, schmura vida. We’ve been in “paradise” long enough to know, Costa Rica’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Want some...read more
Buenas tardes! This is Jonathan with your Monday, April 16 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 10AM Today in Nosara , waves are 2-4 with good conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with semi-choopy...read more
If you’ve ever been thinking about taking a trip to Costa Rica, now is the time to do it. Flights are incredibly inexpensive right now. Some of the cheapest flights are round-trip to San Jose in Costa Rica for $215. May seems to have the most cheap flights, and the...read more
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Saturday, April 14 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 9:45 am Today in Playa Tamarindo, waves are 1-2 feets with fair conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with...read more
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Friday, April 13 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 9:30 am Today in Playa Grande, waves are 1-3 feets with fair conditions. Winds at the time of the report were onshore providing us with semi...read more
Playa Conchal is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The beach is made up of tiny seashells and crystal clear blue water for most of the year, but things are about to change when it come the public accessing the beach. On March 21 the Tribunal...read more
My favorite time of day in Costa Rica is the morning. Nothing quite compares to rising just before the sun, throwing on some board shorts, pouring yourself a fresh cup of joe, and checking the surf. I like to think of coffee as my surf fuel. It helps that Costa Rica...read more
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Thursday, April 12 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 9:00 am Today in Playa Grande, waves are 1-3 feets with good conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with...read more