Tamarindo Beach Town


Tamarindo beach town is situated on the central west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. It was once a quiet fishing hamlet and later evolved to be the area’s most developed and accessible tourist town. This beach town offers everyone with every budget to experience the unspoiled beaches of the region as well as its amazing biodiversity. It has a range of accommodations and dining areas. It retains the laidback vibe despite the recent and ongoing development of the town. Tamarindo has made its roads tourist-friendly that will allow you experience the beauty of this Guanacaste beach town easily. For its modern development like paved roads, Tamarindo is a popular destination. This town offers plenty of options to everyone so you won’t see everyone heading to one place and causing overcrowding. Tamarindo beach town offers hotels, condominiums, remarkable assortment of good restaurants, souvenir, art and fashion shops and also backpacker hostels and cabins. It also offers many choices for the travelers on a budget who find typical dishes and snack bars. This town also hosts several International surf competitions, a testament to the quality of surf available.


In Tamarindo beach town you will find a great variety of quality accommodations choices, ranging from economy accommodations to exclusive luxury rental properties. Here are some accommodations to choose from that will match your desires and budget.

Vacation Rentals:

In Tamarindo beach town there are vacation rentals for those who wish to author their own greatest holiday. Couples or families can stay at private houses just right on the beach and large families or groups will find the large villas, beach apartments and condominiums. Vacation rentals allow the vacationer the flexibility to set their own schedule for meals, activities and leisure time.

Las Mareas de Tamarindo:

lasmareas villasLas Mareas de Tamarindo is a collection of strikingly beautiful 3-bedroom/3.5-bath private villas. Overlook breathtaking ocean views, each luxurious bedroom include king size bed, master bathroom, air conditioner, two twin-size roll out trundle beds. Each villa can accommodate 6 to 8 people.

Call: (506) 2653-1561

Casa de las Olas:

Tucked away from the bustle of town in a quiet setting, Casa de las Olas offers two-bedroom, two-bath residence with a large terrace. Within two minutes walking distance, you will find the beach. It provides spacious bedrooms with a luxuriously comfortable, queen-size mattress and also has a fully equipped kitchen.

Call: (805) 773-5738


Tamarindo beach town also has different types of hotels including quality lodging, boutique, luxury, resort or economy hotel.

Hotel Villa Amarilla:

This hotel is nestled on the beach. Surrounded by lush gardens, it is featured with clean and comfortable rooms. It provides 8 rooms including new beds, new sheets, black out curtains, ceiling fan, air conditioner, mini fridge, flat screen TV with cable connection, hair dryer and hot water. You will also have free WiFi connection throughout the property.

Call: CR 506-2653-0038, CR 506-8309-0038

Hotel Capitan Suizo:

hotel capitansuizoThis hotel is featured with 7 bungalows, 22 rooms, honeymoon bungalow, and the four spacious bedroom suite. All the rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated. It also features a free form swimming pool, a gift shop, an internet corner and a fenced parking lot.

Call: (506) 2653-0075
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hotel-capitan-suizo/

Tamarindo Diria:

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, situated in Playa Tamarindo, is an iconic beach resort. This resort is featured with accommodations overlooking amazing view of the ocean. It also provides six restaurants, four swimming pools,  five bars, and many other facilities. It has direct access to the most famous Costa Rican white sand beach.

Call: (506) 4032-0032
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hotel-tamarindo-diria-beach-resort/

Hotel Arco Iris:

Located 500 yards from the beach, restaurants/bars and shops, Hotel Arco Iris is a Boutique Luxury hotel. This hotel features five bungalows and eight deluxe rooms. Its restaurant serves Mediterranean fusion menu that consists of the abundant seafood, a variety of vegetarian dishes and also several meat dishes.

Call: (506) 2653-0330
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/arco-iris-lodge/

The Breeze:

This boutique retreat is located just 150 meters/yards from the beach. Its five superb vacation homes nestled in a perfect tropical setting and it is featured with one and two-bedroom, two-bathroom jewels. In the main house there are four+ bedrooms and two additional bedrooms in the guest house.

Call: +305-964-5421

15 Love Bed & Breakfast:

15 love bed and breakfast15 Love Bed & Breakfast is featured with 3 bedrooms including private bathrooms. It also provides a private suite, king sized orthopedic mattress, air conditioner, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi internet connection, TV with cable connection. This hotel property has an amazing tropical lounge area, exciting juice bar and small restaurant.

Call: 506 26530898

Dining and Nightlife in Tamarindo:

In Tamarindo, dining and nightlife have become popular over the years. You will enjoy fine dining and great nightlife after spending a busy day. In Tamarindo beach town, nightlife starts when the sun goes down. For enjoying nightlife, you can visit the casino, dance club or disco or chill out at a live concert.

Sunset Catering:

sunsetcateringIt is food service company in Tamarindo. It offers food and beverages which you can stock if you choose to stay in a vacation home. Its chefs can prepare your meals in your rental home or deliver food to your door. It also cater special events at the location you choose in the area.

Call: (+506) 2653-0289


This restaurants serves breakfast and lunch that you can enjoy in a limited budget. For dinner, Kahiki serves guacamole, tortilla chips which are freshly baked, and also offers snappy salsa fresca.

Koi Restaurant & Sushi Lounge:

Located along the main street in central Tamarindo, Koi Restaurant and Sushi Lounge offers an amazing atmosphere to enjoy good food and drinks with friends. This restaurant offers especial sushi buffet that costs only $20 per person and this buffet is offered on Mondays and Thursdays.


NoguiIn Tamarindo beach town, Nogui’s is the oldest restaurant. At this restaurant you can enjoy delicious sea food dishes which are prepared with freshly caught seafood. You can also try delicious meats and some of the mouthwatering desserts including its legendary coconut cream pie.

Call: 2653-0029

Seasons by Shlomy:

This restaurant serves Mediterranean fusion menu. This restaurant is well known for its seafood dishes. You can try some savory dishes such as red snapper pan seared with caramelized onions, Portobello mushrooms and balsamic vinegar.



In Tamarind for enjoying some fun time with you friend, you can visit this disco club. Its neon lights go through the windows and also makes the front streets lively. You can even listen its high volume music from the beach. This dance club is also popular for its special events and daily drink deals.

Call: 8705-7638

Diria Casino:

diria casinoEarlier this casino was known as the Jazz Casino. It is considered as the main gambling hotspot of the Tamarindo beach town. It is now operated by the Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort that is located across the street. This casino arranges poker tournaments frequently. At the entrance of the casino there is a bar ‘Diria Bar’ that offers several drinks.

Call: 2653-0031

Le Beach Club:

Le Beach Club is a beach-side night club and restaurant. If you visit this club after 10 p.m., you will find huge crowds. This club has some dance floors that also flow over to to the beach. There are also three bars one of which are set out on the beach.

Call: 2653-0178

Pacifico Bar:

On Thursday evening, this bar become crowded. It is an island-themed bar and dance club that attracts both locals and tourists. Wednesday is ladies night. You will find this bar perfect for enjoying frequent live regge music.


Hotel Pasatiempo’s bar:

hotel-pasa-tiempoAt the hotel Pasatiempo’s bar, on Wednesday night you can enjoy music played by the local musicians. You can visit this place with your family and friends and enjoy performance by the local rock groups.

Call: 2653-0096, 2653-4701


In Tamarindo beach town, Sharky’s is considered as one of the best sports bar. You can visit this bar with your friends and enjoy cold beer. This bar serves an American bar menu. You can try its burgers, chicken wings, and fries.

Call: (+506) 2653 4705



La Oveja Negra Surf Camp and Hostel:

lovejanegrahostelThis surf camp and hostel is situated in the down town Tmarindo, 150 mt to the beach and close to all the restaurants and bars. This surf camp offers different surf packages that will suit surfers of different levels.

Call: (506) 2653-0005

Witch’s Rock Surf Camp:

This surf camp is located beachfront in Tamarindo. You can stay at this surf camp and learn how to surf, gain surfing skills and play with the waves.

Call: +506 2653 1262

Costa Rica Surf Adventures:

Costa Rica Surf Adventures is situated in the beautiful surf town of Tamarindo. It offers surf vacations for surfers and also provides beachfront accommodations. For the beginners it offers ‘Learn-to-surf’ program, for the advanced surfers, there are ‘Performance Surf Coaching’ and experienced surfers can go for surf tours to the best surf breaks of Costa Rica. It also offers ‘Surf and Yoga Retreat’.

Call: 1-866-598-1380

Yoga in Tamarindo:

Ser Om Shanti Yoga Studio:

ser yoga studioThis Yoga studio offers daily bilingual classes for the beginners and advanced yogis. These yoga classes are designed with the Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, Pilates and Restorative Yoga methods.

Call: +506 8591 6236

Mermaids & Sailors is a Yoga Studio & Specialty Boutique:

This studio is situated in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. It offers traditional and open level yoga classes led by qualified, experienced and friendly experienced instructors. In its boutique you will find yoga clothing, jewelry and a growing selection of handmade, locally sourced accessories.

Call: +011 (506) 2653-2280

Cala Luna Yoga retreat:

Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas has an open-air studio where you will enjoy practicing Yoga and while staying at this hotel, you will also enjoy spa treatments within its unique outdoor bungalow. You can join morning or evening yoga classes. Cala Luna’s professionally trained yoga instructors offer morning classes three days a week. You can also join Yoga + Surfing program is taught by Tamarindo Surf Academy.

Call: 1 800 774 7729 – 1 800 775 5179

Reflexion Yoga Tamarindo:

yoga tamarindoReflexion Yoga Tamarindo offers Private Yoga session on the beach, partners beach yoga session and private yoga session at your vacation rental in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. It also offers Wellness Retreats, workshops, and events.

Call: +1.757.967.1108

Other Attraction:

Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge:

This wildlife refuge is an important nesting site for several species of sea. It lures visitors with its beautiful beaches and variety of water activities. You can go for guided boat tours and kayak trips as well as spot a variety of wildlife. This reserve has five species of mangroves providing a safe spawning safe for many fish and other animals.

Beaches of Tamarindo:

Playa Tamarindo:

Serving as the front yard of the town, Playa Tamarindo is a mile-long crescent beach. There are lounge bars and restaurants line the beach from where you have front row view to the surf and beach life. You can enjoy tranquil time at the evening as well as watch amazing sunset over the bay of the Tamarindo. Water of this beach are suitable for bathing and the easy-going surf is also well-suited for surf beginners.

Playa Grande:

It is a nice swathe of white sand beach that stretches north for around 10 km. Las Baulas  national park, that protect the leather back sea turtle nesting site (most important nesting site of the country), also include the Playa Grande.

Playa Langosta:

From Tamarindo if you walk south, you will get to a rocky headland with tidal pools and a little bit further there is the Playa Langosta with its white-sand dunes and the scenic estuary of the Rio San Francisco.

Playa Avellanas:

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Tamarindo area. This beach has some of the best surf spots of Costa Rica which attract many surfers from all around the planet.


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