About Tamarindo Costa Rica

The brilliant sunsets, steady surf and vibrant jungles of Guanacaste Costa Rica

surround you as you explore Tamarindo Beach and the surrounding areas.  This little piece of paradise is located just under an hour’s drive from Liberia’s newly expanded Daniel Oduber International Airport.

Tamarindo Costa RicaAbout Tamarindo Costa Rica

This Guanacaste beach town lies at the heart of  Costa Rica’s Gold Coast Beaches. Famous for its spectacular surf, Tamarindo has grown into a miniature metropolis – a lively and culturally diverse community that enjoys year-round warm weather and thrives on adventure and outdoor activities.

Tamarindo Costa Rica attracts thousands of visitors each year.  This small fishing community of the 1970s and 80s, has blossomed into a vibrant playground for surfers, beach goers, nature lovers and adrenaline junkies. In this Pacific town an ideal combination of city and nature occurs.  It’s a spot that appeals to anyone who craves an authentic Costa Rican jungle and beach experience with the comfort of luxury amenities within reach. 

Over the years, Tamarindo has become an inviting destination filled with shops, restaurants and nightlife. It’s no surprise that an abundance of wellness, nature, beauty, and organic living has designated the Tamarindo area as a Blue Zone – where life expectancy is among the highest in the world.

Tamarindo’s hillside accommodations offer stunning scenic views of the tropical forests, Tamarindo’s rooftops, our favorite surf breaks, the Tamarindo Bay’s picturesque collection of catamarans and fishing boats at anchor, and the infinite Pacific Ocean.  The streets of Tamarindo and the beachside locations offer an endless variety of activity, entertainment, shopping options, restaurants, bars, cafes, ice cream shops, tour and venture centers, and day spas. Just the experience of people-watching on a normal day in Tamarindo is unforgettable.  

Tamarindo Beach sees a significant fluctuation in tide high each day, and you’ll enjoy watching the beach change hour by hour.  Lower tides are the time for beach walks, jogging, yoga on the beach, or simply sunbathing in the warm sand. At high tide you’ll want to get your boogie board or surfboard.  Whether you’ve come to Tamarindo specifically for the surf or you’ve never touched a surfboard in your life, Tamarindo is the beach for you. Professional surf instructors will get you on your feet on easy waves if you’re surfing for the first time.  Experienced surfers can paddle out at bigger breaks and surf until the sun goes down.

Speaking of sunset, it’s one of the best parts of a visit to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.  365 spectacular sunsets per year are one of the things that makes Tamarindo a dream vacation destination.  Every day in Tamarindo ends with a light show as the sun sinks between the clouds into the sea. If this isn’t on your bucket list already, add it in.

We can’t wait to help you start planning your vacation. We offer an elite selection of vacation rentals that are exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.  Contact our office for additional assistance.


Nearby Features

  • Surf Spots

    Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Avellanas, Playa Negra and more

  • Las Baulas Marine National Park

    Playa Grande

  • Horseback Riding

    Playa Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, …

  • Zip-Lining

    Tamarindo or even in a 150 year old Costa Rican Hacienda!

  • Sport Fishing

    Pacific Ocean

  • Sailing

    Tamarindo and Flamingo

  • Destination Golf Courses

    Hacienda Pinilla

  • Snorkeling

    Catalina Islands

  • Estuary Tours

    Spot Crocodiles in Tamarindo

  • Bird Watching

    Tamarindo Estuary, Palo Verde, Monteverde and much more

  • Volcano Tours

    Rincon de la Vieja, Arenal

  • Mountain Biking

    Explore Guanacaste on a bike

  • Private International Schools

    around Tamarindo

  • International Hospital