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Tamarindo

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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. Tamarindo is in Province of Guanacaste. Add Tamarindo and other destinations in Costa Rica to your travel plans using our Costa Rica online holiday 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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