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Tamarindo
Travel Guide

Tamarindo featuring shopping and street scenes

This former fishing village has developed into a popular destination for vacationers seeking surf breaks, a lively nightlife and coastal scenery.

Tamarindo is the most lively and developed part of the picturesque Guanacaste province. Rolling surf breaks, miles of beaches and an array of restaurants and nightclubs make the town a hit among surfers, families and partygoers. Spend relaxing days at the beach and visit a stunning marine park to discover mangrove swamps and giant turtles.

Walk along the 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) stretch of white sand on the beach. Take your board out on the rough ocean waves and hit the world-renowned surf. The city’s nickname is Tamagringo, in a playful reference to the “gringo” revelers and surfers who visit from overseas. Pico Pequeño and El Estero are two acclaimed surfing spots in the area.

Go on a daytrip to Las Baulas National Marine Park to see the gigantic endangered turtles that come ashore. Learn about the plight of the magnificent creatures in the site’s museum. Explore the mangrove swamps to see monkeys and other wildlife.

There are many activities in the area for families. Take the kids to Bolas Locas Mini Golf to play rounds on a creative course with volcano holes, tidal wave spirals and rocky mazes. Take in gorgeous beach views while riding a horse from the Painted Pony Guest Ranch. Visit the church, where locals hold mass and musical concerts in English.

Dine at one of the restaurants in the heart of the town and enjoy local delicacies, such as pork skins or shrimp and onions. There are also many bistros serving international cuisine. Dance at a salsa club or enjoy drinks at a sports bar until the early hours of the morning.

Fly to Liberia International Airport and take the 41.9-mile (67.5-kilometer) journey southwest to Tamarindo by taxi or airport shuttle. It is easy to get around the small beach town on foot or by taxis.

The lively vibe in the built-up town of Tamarindo offers a fun-filled contrast to the serene destinations in Guanacaste.

Wyndham Tamarindo
Wyndham Tamarindo
3.5 out of 5
200m Al E Y 800m Al N Del, Bco, Ncal. De Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Free cancellation
The price is £82 per night from 14 Jul to 14 Jul
Situated by the ocean, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tamarindo Beach, Playa Langosta and Tamarindo Church. Grande Beach and Canopy Vista Tamarindo ...
4.2/5Very Good! (582 reviews)
"Place was very nice! Great view and pool was amazing! Prices are pricey at the bar, buts that’s the price we pay as travelers and foreigners. Meet some cool people there as well. Would definitely stay here again, bring Mosquito repellent"

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2021

Wyndham Tamarindo
Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
The price is £138 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Nestled on the beach, this Tamarindo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grande Beach and Tamarindo Beach. Playa Langosta and Tamarindo Church are also within 3 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Location is the most remarkable asset for this Hotel."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
The price is £136 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
Nestled on the beach, this Tamarindo resort is within a 15-minute walk of Playa Langosta and Tamarindo Beach. Grande Beach is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.
3.8/5Good! (764 reviews)
"Most of the staff were very friendly and accommodating and most spoke enough English to communicate. The only “minor” issues were with the spa and activities group. We made an appt to use the hot tub but when we got there we were told it was drained - the girl thought we meant sauna. We tried to ..."

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2021

Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Casa Tamar - Luxury Villa with Private Pool
Casa Tamar - Luxury Villa with Private Pool
4 out of 5
Tamarindo Preserve Luxury Villas, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Langosta and Tamarindo Beach. Grande Beach is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.
Casa Tamar - Luxury Villa with Private Pool
Minutes TO 8 Uniquely Different AND Truely Amazing Beaches, Free Local Concierge
Minutes TO 8 Uniquely Different AND Truely Amazing Beaches, Free Local Concierge
Casa Castaway, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Situated by the sea, this romantic villa is within 6 miles (10 km) of Tamarindo Church, Tamarindo Beach and Playa Brasilito. Canopy Vista Tamarindo and Casino ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Beautiful Home!! Great location too!
"We had a short stay but loved the home. It was spacious, clean and close to the surrounding beaches. Dominic was super polite and willing to help with anything we needed to know about the area. Overall a great stay!! We would definitely return :)"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2020

Minutes TO 8 Uniquely Different AND Truely Amazing Beaches, Free Local Concierge
Tamarindo Penthouse With A Beautiful Ocean View
Tamarindo Penthouse With A Beautiful Ocean View
MONTEPERLA #3, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Located in the heart of Tamarindo, this romantic condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grande Beach and Tamarindo Beach. Playa Langosta and Tamarindo Church are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Perfect!
"The only reason we hesitate to write this glowing review is because we want to ensure that our preferred dates are available for our return trip! The condo was clean and spacious enough for our family of 5 who couldn’t get enough of the beautiful view, pristine pool, or the fantastic beach. John ..."

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2021

Tamarindo Penthouse With A Beautiful Ocean View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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