Playa Tamarindo Known as the Golden Coast, Tamarindo is celebrated for is wildlife conservation efforts and excellent surfing conditions a bustling beach destination offering a variety of tours and activities suitable for a range of travel preferences.
Tamarindo has beautiful pristine beaches with clean and clear blue water, wonderful climate and the best view covered with natural surroundings. Tamarindo is known for being the best holiday destination as it joins together a variety of activities, places, hotels and restaurants.
Tamarindo has gradually evolved into the most cosmopolitan and vibrant Costa Rica beach vacation destination. A melting pot of local and international influences, Tamarindo combines surf, luxury villas and local community tradition, resulting in a truly unique Costa Rican town. Everything you need for a Costa Rican vacation of a lifetime can be found in Tamarindo and the surrounding beaches!
With the sun expected to shine almost every day of the year at Playa Tamarindo, it’s no wonder it’s famous for its incredible sunsets. Spectacular coastal views, superb surfing conditions and tropical landscapes just add to Tamarindo’s character. Tamarindo and the surrounding beach destinations are home to an abundance of Costa Rica wildlife including howler monkeys, toucans, parakeets and giant iguanas.
Nearby beaches include Playa Grande to the north of Tamarindo Beach inside the same bay and divided by a natural salt water estuary. Playa Grande forms part of Costa Rica’s Las Baulas Marino National Park which is where the world’s largest colony of leatherback turtles comes to nest from October to March.
Playa Langosta is located to the south of Playa Tamarindo and is also a protected sea turtle nesting area forming part of Costa Rica’s national park.
The adjacent Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge, a beautiful mangrove estuary filled with exotic flora and fauna, is also great for bird watching in Costa Rica.
Playa Avellenas and Playa Negra, just outside of Playa Tamarindo, are popular surf spots with surf charters.
If surfing is not you thing or are simply looking for some time on land, this beautiful region of Costa Rica will not disappoint. Tamarindo beach offers a range of exciting adventure travel, eco tours and top class restaurants suitable family vacations in Costa Rica.
Food is exciting in Tamarindo offers some of the best dining experiences, available in the local restaurants. there are also traditional local markets where they can do their shopping to pick up authentic Costa Rican flavors.
Here you can find several bakeries, a vegetable market outdoor art gallery, craft shops, a beautiful spa and more than 40 restaurants, bars and discos with cuisines to fit every palate. Easy access by bus, the best way to get to Tamarindo is to fly to Liberia International Airport , it’s1 hour drive .
When deciding on what to pack for your Tamarindo vacation, remember the weather remains warm throughout the year. Shorts, T-shirts, a hat, one pair of jeans and in rainy season a thin long sleeved shirt will usually be enough. The sun shines just about 365 days per year, though in the rainy season (May through October), you can expect brief showers in the late afternoons.
Something many visitors find convenient is the fact that U.S. dollars are accepted virtually everywhere. This means you won’t have to waste a lot of time converting your cash into Costa Rican colones before you can start shopping.
Honeymoon week. Outstanding! What a wonderful place. If your looking for a 5-star luxury hotel with all the bells and whistles then this is not for you. But if you want a more clean Zen type natural experience, you’re in the right place. Small and intimate, and what really makes the place so special is the Staff! Ilse and Pia are what makes this place tick. They are the heart and soul of Ocho! Ocho is very relaxing, cozy, with exotic plant life all around and outdoor seating areas, hammocks, and a central bar next to a natural pool overlooking the beach.The pool area has multiple lounge beds on little platforms.
Reviewed by Scott A
AMAZING! The staff is AMAZING! My husband and I stayed at this amazing place, We had never been to Cosa Rica before and reserved the Ocho Artisan Bungalows. This vacation was one of the best vacations we have ever been on !!! The owners of this amazing place are so fortunate to have the staff they do that put their heart and souls into making every guest have the experience of a lifetime!!
Reviewed by mrshanrn
My second time here. As good as ever.
Ocho is a little piece of heaven for me. I visited about a year ago, and came back this year with more friends, all of whom loved the property. The property is the best I’ve seen in Tamarindo. Its absolutely gorgeous. Everything is clean and lovingly cared for. The foliage and pool are stunning. And the property is literally steps away from the beach. I enjoyed sitting out on the patio, or by the pool. The drinks at the bar were tasty. (get the frozen Mojito). A special thanks to Ilse, Pia, and Shon. You guys have become friends. Thanks for all you did to make my friends and I have great experience there. Everyone loved it. The personal service at Ocho is second to none. I can’t wait to come back .
Reviewed by Brandon P