Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo

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 for 2 nights, lots of wildlife. We slept with an iguana in our room which may terrify some folks but he just wanted to cool off under our bed and I don’t blame him. Lots of food choices. Onl...  more »
  • This little surf village was bustling and very popular. Quaint bars and restaurants and a nice clean beach that is very popular for surfing.  more »
  • Stay away if you’re going there as a couple. It is not safe. Locals are resentful of tourists and young scums are looking for trouble. They are agressive towards tourists men and on edge.  more »
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