Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo

4.3
#1 of 75 in Parks in Province of Guanacaste
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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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  • We stayed at W hotel and wanted to go out and explore. The beach was ok what we liked were all the buisness direct on the beach (bars and restaurants) dark sand and lots of vendors but we much... 
    We stayed at W hotel and wanted to go out and explore. The beach was ok what we liked were all the buisness direct on the beach (bars and restaurants) dark sand and lots of vendors but we much...  more »
  • Worst beach I’ve ever been to. The sand is black, the water was mud brown colored . The environment was dirty, dog poop and horse poop everywhere. Vendors harassing you to buy their stuff if not... 
    Worst beach I’ve ever been to. The sand is black, the water was mud brown colored . The environment was dirty, dog poop and horse poop everywhere. Vendors harassing you to buy their stuff if not...  more »
  • Food, trash, poop from dogs and horses all over the beach. It is a beach where you have the inability to relax. You are constantly harassed by locals trying to sell you every cheap, broken item under....  more
    Food, trash, poop from dogs and horses all over the beach. It is a beach where you have the inability to relax. You are constantly harassed by locals trying to sell you every cheap, broken item under....  more »
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  • A beautiful beach that’s well maintained and very clean. The sand is soft and the water is warm. The water is also shallow so you can go out pretty far without being that deep. Also, be sure to stay for the sunset. You’ll be glad you did!
  • Expected to stay 5 days here but had to leave unexpectedly as one of the group was sick and the doctors in town were all on holiday. So we left after 2 nights. Great beach, nice town, good selection of restaurants.
  • Busy, but if you walk away from the main area you can usually find a less busy area to sit. It gets extremely hot during the middle of the day, so I recommend either visiting early morning or late afternoon. Early in the morning you can catch yoga classes and in the afternoon you can watch surfers. Checking out the tide pools is fun, lots to discover.
  • Tamarindo beach is absolutely beautiful. Lots of restaurants around, beach chairs, etc. the sand is soft, the currents manageable. the sunset is gorgeous.
  • Very crowded beach. Here you may find some things to do, such us, a massage ($40), to rent a chair with an umbrella ($30) for a day, souvenirs different kind from $5 and up, drinks ( $2 coconat 🥥) surfing lessons ($80), life music, horses, and other entertainment. Super markets, gift shops, a pharmacy, 24/7 an emergency room, car rental, restaurants, and casino are only within 2 minutes walk. The location is incredible, locals are super friendly and most of them do speak English. I saw a family of monkeys with a baby on its back. A lots of squirrels and iguanas. The sunset on the beach a must to see. This is the one of the most favorite tourist destinations in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

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