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Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica
Tamarindo Beach Located on the Pacific northwest coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Tamarindo is the jewel of the Guanacaste province. This lively beach town attracts a variety of tourists from around the world.
Made famous by the surfing movie, “Endless Summer II”, Tamarindo has grown from a surfing destination to an international destination for families, Eco-tourists and investors.
Playa Tamarindo was once a quite small fishing town…now it’s the heart beat of Guanacaste beaches golden coast. Sometimes noisy, and sometimes crowded this is definitely paradise. This pacific coast beach has evolved into the areas most developed and easy to get to tourist town.
This special beach offers travelers a chance to experience the regionâ€™s unspoiled beaches and incredible biodiversity to fit all budgets, lodging varies from hostels to outrageous villas.
Of course the surfing is world class, they are host to International surfing competitions.
When the sun goes down in the party is just getting started in town. The beach’s clubs, casinos, discos and restaurants keep international travelers happy and coming back year after year.
They boast of 20 international quality restaurants serving the freshest sea food and quality ingredients. Menus change daily based on the catch of the day.
The disco and casino goers party till dawn and absolutely love the funky bohemian vibe. Endless summer really is endless party on this spectacular beach.
As beach towns go, this hub is one of only a couple beach towns on the entire Guanacaste coast to offer souvenir shoppers their opportunity to bring back something for the kids! You can shop till you drop!
Local artist sell their unique creative wares, generally one of a kind items. There are also grocery stores, banks, and your friendly real estate office for those who want to make this area their home.
Tamarindo has a variety of activities to offer at all price levels. This self-contained Costa Rican destination offers many types of water sports, adventure tours and Eco-tours along with bird watching, turtle nesting and a diverse amount of flora and fauna.
Tamarindo beach, Guanacaste is the most accessible location along the northern Pacific Coast oh Costa Rica, with an airstrip serviced 7 days a week from San José by two airlines.
Private charter services are available as well. Scheduled daily bus service to and from San José, as well as surrounding communities, is available a variety of companies.
There is also paved highway from San José for those who wish to rent a car and drive the countryside (4-5 hrs to Tamarindo).
The international airport in Liberia, Guanacaste is open to international flights from a variety of carriers. The airport is just 45 minute drive from Tamarindo.
Tamarindo Beach is part of a bay formed by a cape, Cabo Velas. Playa Grande lies to the north of Tamarindo Beach inside the bay. The two beaches are separated by a natural salt water estuary, Estero Tamarindo.
South of Tamarindo bay there is another beautiful estuary and beach, Playa Langosta, both Playa Grande and Playa Langosta are protected nesting areas for the giant leatherback turtle, and are part of the Costa Rican national park system.
These beaches are de major nesting areas worldwide for the turtles, which arrive from October to March to lay their eggs.