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Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves. Different areas of the town's main beach offer breaks of varying difficulty, making a Tamarindo vacation suitable for surfers of all levels, from beginner to expert. Fishing is another popular thing to do in Tamarindo--the town makes the most of its location near a saltwater estuary. As you plan your Tamarindo holiday, keep in mind that conditions for big-wave surfing are at their best in November and December. Plan your trip to Tamarindo and other Costa Rica destinations using our handy Costa Rica trip planner.
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Where to stay in Tamarindo

The beachfront drag of Calle Central offers the most sought-after accommodations, with mid-range hotels and luxurious private rentals providing desirable views and easy beach access. If you're after something more budget-friendly, look a few streets back from the water for backpacker hostels, guesthouses, and youth-oriented surf clubs.
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