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
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Saturday, May 26 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 11:30 am Today in Playa Tamarindo, waves are 1-2 feet with fair conditions. Winds at the time of the report were onshore providing us with...read more
More bad news out of Nicaragua. This is the latest from the U.S. Embassy in Managua: “Demonstrations are expected to take place the evening of May 25, 2018, and there is a strong possibility of continued civil unrest throughout the weekend across the country. The...read more
If you’re planning a trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica and looking for some unforgettable tours and activities, make sure to check out our recommendations below. We’ve broken this list down into the top things to do in Tamarindo. Add your own in the comments if you can...read more
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Friday, May 25 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 9:00 am Today in Playa Grande, waves are 1-2 feet with good conditions. Winds at the time of the report were onshore providing us with semi...read more
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Thursday, May 24 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 8:00 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 semi...read more
Yes, we love to surf, and yes, we usually write about surfing. But today we’re going to break from our regularly scheduled program to brag a little about Costa Rica’s commitment to clean energy. Did you know that 99.62% of Costa Rica’s electricity is renewable? In...read more
Vacation time is limited for most people coming from the U.S. to visit Costa Rica, and while visiting every single destination in Costa Rica would be amazing, it’s just not possible. Many tourists try to fit in visits to both La Fortuna/Arenal and Monteverde, but if...read more
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Wednesday, May 23 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 7:30 am Today in Playa Tamarindo, waves are 2-3 feets with good conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with...read more
So, you’re taking your kids on a surf trip. To your friends, that might sound crazy. But at WRSC we know that surfing is a great family activity that will ultimately bring you closer together. Whether you’re traveling with toddlers, teenagers, or anything in between,...read more
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Tuesday, May 22 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 7:00 am Today in Playa Avellanas, waves are 2-3 feets with fair conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with...read more
Take a kayak tour into the wilds of Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge Saltwater jungles. Lumbering leatherback sea turtles. Otherworldly mangrove estuaries. Winding canals. Lizards, running on water. Behind-the-scenes boat tours. Yes, Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge is fascinating...read more
Buenos Dias! This is Catalina with your Monday, May 21 surf report brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Time of report: 6:00-8:00 am Today in Playa Tamarindo, waves are 2-3 feets with good conditions. Winds at the time of the report were offshore providing us with...read more