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Tamarindo Costa Rica

A Lively Town with a Famous Popular Beach

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Tamarindo Costa Rica

The area is known for it's spectacular beach resorts just steps away from the sand and surf.


Tamarindo Costa Rica

Tamarindo Costa Rica, a Popular Vacation Spot

Tamarindo takes its name from the tamarind trees that line its coastline around the beach. What was once a sleepy fishing village, Tamarindo Costa Rica is now one of the most popular beach areas in Guanacaste. With lots of shops, luxury hotels, and restaurants. Surfers love the laid-back vibe of the place. And beach lovers can soak up the rays on this beautiful part of the Pacific coast. The ocean is warm, and the sun is hot year-round ensuring an excellent atmosphere for relaxation and tanning. With temperatures ranging from about 80 degrees to 95, the weather is perfect for creating some beautiful sunsets and excellent surfing climates.

How to get there

It is a four-hour drive or a very short flight from San Jose, as the area is also served by its airstrip. Local air companies such as Nature Air and Sansa are available for the quick hop. Liberia airport is also a short forty minute drive away and serves many international destinations. Many local companies offer reasonable shuttles, and there is also a frequent bus service from San Jose and other areas for just a few dollars per person.

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Tamarindo Costa Rica is a mecca for surfing and sports fishing and one of Costa Rica's best beaches. Fishermen come from all over the world to experience the amazing sports fishing here. People have caught record marlin, giant tuna, and sailfish in Tamarindo and many come back from more action every year. The surfer lifestyle is very much alive in this bustling beach town. Surfers of all levels can enjoy the waves. The town is home to the first ever surf school in Costa Rica. 

Where to Stay and What to do

There are many great places to stay in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. from luxurious all-inclusive international hotels to small family run establishments. You can even rent a villa for a more home-away-from-home experience. The Tamarindo Diria boasts a golf course for golf enthusiasts, and Costa Rica’s first ever surf school is right on the main beach, so why not check out the waves? There’s no better place to try it out! The rainy season is usually from late April to October, but rain rarely falls until evenings, meaning you still get your beach time and you can keep dry in a cozy restaurant at night.

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The Northern region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica is one of the most popular beach holiday destinations. The clear waters and perfect weather provide loads of activities for a perfect Tamarindo vacation, let it be a honeymoon or a family retreat. The perfectly shaped coastline framed by magnificent palm trees is picture perfect The North Pacific coast is famous for surfing and water skiing, and there is a large selection of accommodations in the town to suit every budget.

 

Perfect Tamarindo Beach Vacations

From boutique hotels to bungalows and exclusive resorts, there are plenty of places offering rooms for your perfect beach vacations. If you would like to be close to the sea, there are perfect family cabins at low prices you can rent by the week. You can be assured that you will not get bored on your Tamarindo vacation. Friendly locals will always have a story or joke to share. The relaxed atmosphere will allow you to forget about your problems and get away from it all.

What to Do On Your Tamarindo Beach Vacation

Whether you are visitingTamarindo costa rica Costa Rica for the first time, or are an experienced Costa Rica traveler, you will like the activities offered in Tamarindo. The stunning beaches are suitable for windsurfing, diving and water skiing.  Kids are going to like boogie boarding and kayaking. Don't miss visiting the Marino Las Baulas National Park and the wildlife refuge during your Tamarindo beach vacation. In the summer, you may even see the leatherback turtles nesting.  Nearby Hacienda Pinilla is home to one of the best golf clubs in Central America.

Family Vacation Deals in Tamarindo

For families, there are plenty of budget-friendly options. You can either rent a family bungalow with up to three bedrooms or take advantage of one of the Costa Rica family vacation deals offered by the hotels and resorts. All-inclusive hotels offer kids’ clubs and babysitting services, in case you would like to have a romantic night out.

Tropical Dry Forest Beauty at Tamarindo Costa Rica

Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge offers beautiful forest scenery with 1000 acres of protected mangrove forest. If you would like to see more, check out the Parque Nacional Barra Honda Refugio.  Also, Nacional de Vida Silvestre Ostional will offer even more exotic species.

From: $200 - $300

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort Garden

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

The Tamarindo Diriá Beach Hotel offers 240 elegant rooms, and 4 spectacular pools – one of them is a lagoon style oasis with swim-up bar, waterfalls, swim-through arches and is the biggest in Tamarindo Beach – all surrounded by exuberant tropical gardens on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy the spectacular views from your room’s balcony or patio and gastronomical delights at your choice of 6 restaurants including a steakhouse, pizzeria and gourmet seafood restaurant. Numerous activities on land and sea, spa services, and on-site casino, all with the ocean at your doorstep. Lavish buffet breakfast included.

Type Family Friendly Beachfront

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From: $200 - $300

Hotel Capitan Suizo Bedroom

Hotel Capitan Suizo

A stylish boutique hotel with superior amenities right by the shimmering Pacific waters of Costa Rica’s most popular beach. Experience the vitality and energy of the lively beach town of Tamarindo! Set amidst lush tropical gardens with elegantly-appointed rooms, suites and bungalows all with private balconies or terraces, and either ocean or garden views. Some rooms have 4-poster beds and jacuzzis. Suites and bungalows have living rooms. Breakfast is included

Type Boutique Romantic Beachfront Sustainable Ecolodge

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From: $125 - $200

Hotel Esplendor

Esplendor Tamarindo

The Esplendor Hotel in Tamarindo offers a little something for everyone!

Type Family Friendly Romantic Beachfront Promos

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From: $125 - $200

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Dreams Las Mareas

Dreams Las Mareas defines luxury and is located on the beautiful El Jobo beach in Guanacaste near Tamarindo. This luxurious resort offers a great beach getaway that is all-inclusive in an awesome location. You will love the white sand beach and the lush green mountains that surround the resort. Dreams Las Mareas is perfect for all ages, for a family vacation or a romantic honeymoon. Your day can be filled with activities and you will enjoy the nightly entertainment that is offered.

Type All Inclusive Family Friendly Romantic Luxury Beachfront

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From: $125 - $200

El Jardin del Eden Bedroom

El Jardin del Eden

Located on the world-famous Tamarindo beach, this exclusive adults-only resort has sophisticated charm with themed rooms, gourmet dining, lush garden grounds, and breath-taking ocean views. Every room has its unique personality but shares superior style and comfort, and some have private jacuzzi and ocean views! This lovely, sophisticated property has lush, tropical gardens with private chaise lounges and cabana daybeds to enjoy and relax an outdoor massage while you indulge your body and senses.

Type Boutique Adults Only Romantic

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From: $125 - $200

Casa Cook Tamarindo

Hotel Casa Cook

The Casa Cook Luxury Beachfront Estate offers a great Tamarindo beachfront location for your stay in Tamarindo. With fully furnished and equipped villas, cabinas and a casita, you will have everything that you need to enjoy your vacation in this part of Costa Rican paradise

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From: Under $125

Hotel Playa Negra

Hotel Playa Negra

This is a relaxed, happy and friendly hotel, with an exotic look and atmosphere that will transport you into a different world.

Type Boutique Family Friendly Adventure Beachfront Off The Beaten Path

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From: Under $125

Hotel Pasatiempo Bedroom

Hotel Pasatiempo

Hotel Pasatiempo is a charming, affordable Guanacaste bed & breakfast ideally located just 5 minutes from Playa Tamarindo, and a perfect launching point for a family adventure or a romantic getaway. The comfortable, quiet standard rooms are private casitas nestled in lush tropical gardens, with stylish, modern décor, air conditioning, cable TV, private bath, Wi-Fi and private terrace. Deluxe rooms are a great option for families, as they are larger and feature an extra queen size bed. Even larger luxury Suites are located towards the back of the property, and offer full apartments with living rooms and luxury bathrooms.

Type Family Friendly

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From: $75 - $100

Guanacaste ATV Tour

Tamarindo ATV Tour, ATV adventure in Guanacaste

The Golden Coast of Tamarindo beach will offer both relaxation and entertainment on your journey.

Duration: Full Day

Activity level: Adventurous

What to bring: Swimming Suit Towel Camera Sunscreen Insect Repellent Sneakers

What is included: Guide Drinks Meal Transfer Equipment

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From: $75 - $100

Marlin Del Rey Catamaran

Marlin Del Rey Catamaran Cruise

The Marlin del Rey Catamaran Tour is a great way to enjoy the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin as you soak in the endless coastline views. Be a yachtsman for the day as your cruise past deserted bays and hidden lagoons!

Duration: Half Day

Activity level: Easy

What to bring: Swimming Suit Towel Sunscreen

What is included: Drinks Snack Meal Transfer Equipment

Type Water Relaxation Nature Family Friendly Romance

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