Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo

4.3
#1 of 75 in Parks in Province of Guanacaste
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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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  • Everything was close, local interaction was great, we enjoyed ourselves. Great stay, we also stayed in Flamingo. 
    Everything was close, local interaction was great, we enjoyed ourselves. Great stay, we also stayed in Flamingo.  more »
  • Costa Rica was a big disappointment! Food to travel along coast to smelly beach everywhere! Very unsafe the road! The food was nothing like pictures. The roads are awful to drive and polluted cars... 
    Costa Rica was a big disappointment! Food to travel along coast to smelly beach everywhere! Very unsafe the road! The food was nothing like pictures. The roads are awful to drive and polluted cars...  more »
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  • So coming from a quiet, more secluded location, this is a little jarring to come here. There are a lot of people, a lot of traffic, and a lot of cars. Something more quiet and secluded. This is not it. We left here and went up to Papagayo which was more our pace.
  • This beach is polluted not only with horse waste, also brown water which the hotel/residents/restaurants dump into the ocean. There is no clean water safety. I believe this is why I had an ear infection. I will not be returning until the water is clean. Also too many people surfing at once. Families kids beginners who never surf, Surfing is very dangerous. I didn’t feel comfortable learning to surf near small children. I was there 3 weeks for a surf trip.

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