Tamarindo

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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.

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Wyndham Tamarindo
3.5 out of 5
200m Al E Y 800m Al N Del, Bco, Ncal. De Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
The price is $136 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 15
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Tamarindo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (687 reviews)
"beautiful hotel !!"

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Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 1150
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The price is $153 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 3
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Tamarindo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (913 reviews)
"The food was good - buffet with plenty of healthy options and variety - staff was friendly and genuine - made you feel welcome. The place was clean, close to beach and downtown Tamarindo with bars, shops and restaurants. We will be back. Good for the price."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

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Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309
The price is $209 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Tamarindo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
"The Hotel had a large beach with surfing and swimming. Located among restaurants and beach bars. Multiple swimming pools and lots of optional activities"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
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Seaside Ocean-View Escape with Shared Pool, WiFi & W/D - Easy Beach Access
Seaside Ocean-View Escape with Shared Pool, WiFi & W/D - Easy Beach Access
Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Stay at this apartment in Tamarindo. Enjoy onsite parking, an in-room DVD player, and concierge services. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (11 reviews)
Happy with our stay
"The customer service was top notch! Any questions I had were promptly answered and dealt with. We really enjoyed our 14 might stay, it was comfortable and easy and location was great! If I could make any suggestions it would be a refresh of the kitchen items. There were some things missing that would ..."

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Seaside Ocean-View Escape with Shared Pool, WiFi & W/D - Easy Beach Access
Hacienda Pinilla Vacation Rentals
Hacienda Pinilla Vacation Rentals
4 out of 5
2 KM al Oeste del cruce de Hernandez, Camino a Playa Avellanas Santa Cruz, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Tamarindo. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a golf course. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (26 reviews)
"The property was beautiful. The staff was helpful and immediately available for our inquiries or requests. Laura and Hellen in the office were awesome! We will be back!"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

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The Oaks Tamarindo Condominiums
The Oaks Tamarindo Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
La Josefina, btwn Marriot Hac. Pinilla, and Reserva Conchal at Brasilito, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Tamarindo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (36 reviews)
"Comfortable, clean, quiet and has a relaxing pool. Perfect to recuperate after being in sun and doing lots of activities during day."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

The Oaks Tamarindo Condominiums
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