Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo

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Enjoy the wide, golden sands of Tamarindo Beach and watch as surfers take on the waves. Pop into one the beach bars to enjoy a cold drink, or check out what the vendors are peddling. If you’re interested in learning to surf, the beach provides easy going waves, perfect for beginners. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for hire, but you might miss out on them unless you arrive early; consider bringing your own sun protection, as there's no natural shade at the beach. If you arrive at the right time, you can also enjoy a famous sunset from the shore. Plan to visit Tamarindo Beach during your Tamarindo vacation using our convenient Tamarindo itinerary builder app.
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  • From surf to great walks there is nothing to be negative about for this stunning coastline. Great wildlife too. 
    From surf to great walks there is nothing to be negative about for this stunning coastline. Great wildlife too.  more »
  • DANGER!! Never attampet to walk back to tamarindo beach at night from playa grande beach. Take the boat taxi in the evening. I attempted the hike and encountered a group of weird machete wielding... 
    DANGER!! Never attampet to walk back to tamarindo beach at night from playa grande beach. Take the boat taxi in the evening. I attempted the hike and encountered a group of weird machete wielding...  more »
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  • Lots of shops in the area. Beautiful beach. Parking along the beach available. Not sure if the guys with reflector vests are actual attendants . I tried to park at once area was told $10. I pulled out and parked just a short distance away was told $5. We dined at restaurants near the beach. Dining just a couple blocks away from the beach offers better deal. Tamarindo sign is at the south end of C Central
  • Amazing beach of course… Costa Rica has some incredible beaches… albeit this is one of the best - it is not THE best. There are a lot of tourists wandering the beach which removes the “local” vibe that others have. But still amazing for sure.

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