Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste is the most accessible location along the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Whether you fly into the nearby international airport in Liberia or drive 4.5 hours countryside along the new paved highway from San Jose, Tamarindo awaits your presence.
Tamarindo is pefect for vacationing because it has all the amenities of a Costa Rican beach town: surf, sand and a whole lot of sun. The beach is a three and a half kilometer stretch of white sand and warm blue water. Tamarindo is surrounded by beautiful National Parks to its north and south, and mountains with breathtaking views to its east. The natural landscape of Tamarindo makes it the ideal place for honeymoons and weddings, couples, families, and wonderfully suited for eco-adventures. But that is not what give Tamarindo its claim to fame.
What Happens in Tamarindo…Stays in Tamarindo!
Tamarindo Bay has become a mecca for surfers. It is one of the few places where warm water surfing is enjoyed year ’round. Another draw is that families find that this area offers opportunities for surfers of all skill levels to enjoy the great waves that touch this part of the coast. Its surfing accommodations are so renown that it was featured as the first stop on an epic worldwide surf journey in the popular movie Endless Summer II.
If fishing is your pleasure, look no further. Whether you want deep bluewater fishing, reef or shoreline fishing, the local fleet of captains can accommodate your every sporting desire. While many enjoy fishing on the coast, Tamarindo has so much more to offer.
Tourists have access to SCUBA diving, snorkeling trips, beach cruises, water skiing, jet skiing, catamarans, ocean and river kayaking, wind surfing, sailing cruises and horseback riding. Cycling through town has also become a favorite pastime in Tamarindo. For golf lovers, the area provides two championship courses locally, one at Paradisus Conchal and another at Hacienda Pinilla.
The Tamarindo Nightlife will Knock You Out!
As the evening draws near, you can feel at ease in knowing that Tamarindo has a wonderful variety of hotels, from economy to luxury. Also available are a large selection of cabinas with A/C, some with kitchenettes, all at an economy rate. Tamarindo also has several condominiums, private beach houses and B & B’s. So, regardless of your budget, Tamarindo is a place everyone can enjoy. Interestingly, the towns culinary services are just as diverse as its lodging.
Tamarindo is an eclectic destination that prides itself on an amazing selection of fine international and typical Costa Rican restaurants. Tamarindo has a French bakery, as well as restaurants catering to the health-conscious and vegetarians. You will never run out of opportunities to sample the wonderful selection of uniquely prepared foods including local seafood, fruits and vegetables.
Tamarindo is more than just your typical tourist destination. It makes for a great place to relocate and live. Much like many residential towns, Tamarindo has grocery stores, fresh produce and fruit juice stands, an ice factory, a variety of souvenir and clothing shops, an art gallery, medical clinic, pharmacy, hardware store, a full service bank with ATM machine, real estate offices, and internet cafes. Tamarindo also has a new school, Country Day School, which is just a 15 minute drive away.
As you book your stay in the coveted town of Tamarindo, keep in mind that Tamarindo´s climate has two seasons, dry and rainy. However, the sun shines just about 365 days per year, and the temperature is pleasantly warm year round. In the rainy season, from May through October, one can expect a brief shower in the late afternoon, making the beach sparkle, and allowing for extraordinary sunsets.
So, no matter rain or shine, Tamarindo is the perfect resort destination.