Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica
Located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Tamarindo is a truly exotic paradise, one that just happens to be the perfect landscape for a vacation. Tamarindo Beach is a secure, public and family-friendly white sand bay beach, part of Las Baulas National Park.
The Blue Flag, which Tamarindo received in 2018, focuses on the most important aspects of the area, and is overseen by a National Committee and various other country-wide organizations. The main sections looked at for the Blue Flag are drinkable water, protected green areas, solid waste, recycling, street cleaning, liquid waste, road signs, environmental education, public health, water springs protection and security.
Tamarindo, The Most Famous Beach in Costa Rica
Formerly a fishermen town, Tamarindo is a beautiful beach town that is equally a tropical paradise as well as a multicultural hotspot located on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the Province of Guanacaste and is the most accessible location along the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, with paved roads leading in and an airstrip serviced 7 days a week. Infrastructure abounds in international gourmet restaurants, bars, clothing stores, surf shops, handicrafts stores, banks, pharmacies, post office, supermarkets, doctors, dentist, rental cars, etc. As a multi-cultural community, Tamarindo boasts several restaurants, whether you like to eat Vegetarian, Costa Rican style, French, Italian or Sea Food, it is all here. Located just outside of town, behind the Tamarindo Diria’s private Golf Driving Range, the Tamarindo Airport has nearly hourly flights coming and going by two National airlines: Sansa Airlines and Nature Air.
Tamarindo National Park
Tamarindo Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and part of a bay formed by a cape, and Playa Grande lies to the north of Tamarindo inside the bay. These beaches are part of Las Baulas National Park. Las Baulas park is named for the giant leatherback turtle, and the beaches in the park comprise one of the major nesting sites for the turtles worldwide.
Tamarindo beach is perfect for that Costa Rican vacation filled with nature and wildlife, just a daily walk will allow you to see Howler Monkeys, Iguanas, Parrots, and various
Tamarindo Costa Rican Culture
There’s no better way to experience the Costa Rican culture than to visit one of the typical celebrations that take place in the evenings virtually every week in a town around Tamarindo Beach during the Costa Rica Gold Season, between December through May. As a matter of fact, Guanacaste is famous for its spirit-filled typical fiestas with traditional bull riding and colorful horse parades with dancing as well. Merengue, Cumbia, and Salsa are the typical music played at these fiestas, and don’t forget to try the various foods like beef and potatoes, fried chicken, chicharrones, corn on the cob, … and for desert, sugared donut sticks.
In town, Tamarindo is known countrywide for its nightlife beginning with a selection of restaurants that reflect its global population. Whether it’s Costa Rican, Italian, Sushi, French, Argentinan, Asian Fusion, seafood to gourmet and a scene, or some other style, there’s a budget and cuisine here for any savvy palate.
After dinner, hit a casino, or the dance floor at the popular upscale discotheque. If not, there’s always a crowd at our local bars, which offer special events every night. The Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort itself hosts fashion shows and concerts at their Amphitheater; check with the Tour Desk for scheduled activities. For a quiet, romantic evening, try a moonlight sail. And there’s no better Tamarindo nightlife than one will find when taking a stroll down the beach basking in the gorgeous glow of the night sky, serenaded by the sounds of nature.