Tamarindo Vacations

Costa Rica
Tamarindo, a beachside town in Costa Rica , has seen its popularity rise with American and English tourists in recent years, transforming what was once a sleepy village into a livelier destination with plenty of hotels and resorts for visitors. The leatherback turtles still visit each year to lay their …

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Things to see and do in Tamarindo

Veronica | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Tamarindo
Playa Tamarindo
Blue Moon Costa Rica | Trip by SkyscannerTamarindo Estuary
Tamarindo Estuary
Cynthia D | Trip by SkyscannerHacienda Pinilla Golf Course
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course
Jesus G | Trip by SkyscannerSharky's Bar
Sharky's Bar
Blue Moon Costa Rica | Trip by SkyscannerParque Nacional Marino Las Baulas
Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas
Sandy Tricario | Trip by SkyscannerWitch's Rock
Witch's Rock
Blue Moon Costa Rica | Trip by SkyscannerAgua Rica Diving Center
Agua Rica Diving Center
Blue Moon Costa Rica | Trip by SkyscannerMarlin del Rey Catamaran Sailing Tours
Marlin del Rey Catamaran Sailing Tours

Reviews of Tamarindo

Yvonne Liu
Yvonne LiuLos Angeles, California, USA

Beautiful beach on the west coast of Costa Rica! Clean and not too crowded on the north side, before the downtown area. People selling coconuts for 1000 colones are super refreshing on a hot hot day. Don't forget sunscreen!!!

Travis Katz
Travis KatzMenlo Park, California, USA

This laid back beach town was my favorite spot in all Costa Rica. Relaxed and friendly vibe, good, open-air restaurants, nice beaches with good surf, relaxed, open air restaurants and a few fun bars. I could have stayed here for a month.

VeronicaRedwood City, California, USA

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Tamarindo. Laid back beach town with a safe, calm, and cool vibe. Shopping, eating, beach bumming at it's finest. There are many English-speaking business owners and quite a few hotels and restaurants to choose from, mostly within walking distance. Enjoy surfing, walks on the beach, cold beers, and most of all, the friendly Ticos.

Sharai Kirk
Sharai KirkLiberia

Tamarindo is a really fun place to be with a great beach, good surf spots, plenty of shopping, and fun bars. On the bus, it will end up being about 3-4 hours from the Nica border but the bus system in Costa Rica is really reliable and easy to navigate. I stayed in some cabinas there and it was like $10 per night for a great location and a nice room. I recommend Tamarindo!

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