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Tamarindo
Tamarindo is a prime spot for surfing and sportfishing, diving and sunning. Nesting leatherback turtles do their thing along the beaches from October to May and, for some nesting of your own, gorgeous beach houses, B&Bs and luxury hotels line the sunny sands. Shopping and dining options are superb and plentiful, perfect for sampling the true flavors of Costa Rica.

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Pura Aventura
Pura Aventura(El Guapote)
Owner description: Zip lining, horseback riding and mountain biking in a gorgeous 1.400 acres of natural resources..... Primary and secondary forest, rivers, waterfalls, lagoons, pastures and ocean... more Owner description: Zip lining, horseback riding and mountain biking in a gorgeous 1.400 acres of natural resources..... Primary and secondary forest, rivers, waterfalls, lagoons, pastures and ocean views... Monkeys, iguanas, birds, butterflies are some of the animals you might seeGreat and safe zip lining with 11 cables, an hanging bridge and a rappel , fly above the trees top for over 2km, longest cable 560meters.Ride our beautiful, strong and well tamed horses in a working ranch, different options including cows herding....Go for a ride on our mountain bikes, 13km trail mostly downhill. less
Attraction type: Ranchs
Nick Holt Fitness
Nick Holt Fitness
Owner description: Nick Holt Fitness is a full service personal training outfit located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica offering personal training, group training, boot camp fitness classes, yoga classes... more Owner description: Nick Holt Fitness is a full service personal training outfit located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica offering personal training, group training, boot camp fitness classes, yoga classes, surf lessons, tennis lessons and surf specific exercise programs. We train all ages and fitness levels in a spacious indoor facility or out on the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo. Contact us to stay fit and healthy during your Tamarindo vacation! less
Attraction type: Health Clubs
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Pinilla Canopy Tour
Pinilla Canopy Tour(Pinilla)
Owner description: A trip through the Tropical Dry Forest with 8 ZIP LINES and 10 platforms suspended in trees. Certified bilingual guides, cold water, fruit snack and round trip transportation, 20... more Owner description: A trip through the Tropical Dry Forest with 8 ZIP LINES and 10 platforms suspended in trees. Certified bilingual guides, cold water, fruit snack and round trip transportation, 20 min. From Tamarindo. On parle aussi Français. Let' Fly... and have fun!! less
Attraction type: Missions; Tours
Learn Improve Surf Company
Learn Improve Surf Company
Owner description: Learn Improve Surf Company was founded on the belief that EVERYONE and ANYONE can enjoy and share our love of surfing. Whether you have surfed before or if you are a beginner, our... more Owner description: Learn Improve Surf Company was founded on the belief that EVERYONE and ANYONE can enjoy and share our love of surfing. Whether you have surfed before or if you are a beginner, our company was designed to provide instruction for all ability levels. With Learn Improve Surf Company, you will learn smart surfing skills unlike any other kind of instruction. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Kingpin Sportfishing
Kingpin Sportfishing
Owner description: Capt. Keidel and his professional crew are ready to put you on that fish of a lifetime, help you enjoy time with your friends, or make that family vacation a success. Simply put... more Owner description: Capt. Keidel and his professional crew are ready to put you on that fish of a lifetime, help you enjoy time with your friends, or make that family vacation a success. Simply put, our mission is to ensure that your time on the water is safe and productive, while utilizing sustainable fishing practices. less
Attraction type: Ships
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sprout
Sprout
Ranked #1 of 131 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price: $6 - $20
Cuisines: International, Healthy, Organic, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon.
Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon.
Ranked #2 of 131 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price: $25 - $55
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Matty's DeliCafe
Matty's DeliCafe
Ranked #3 of 131 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Organic, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
La Bodega
La Bodega
Ranked #4 of 131 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, International, Healthy, Central American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Cafe Tico Tamarindo
Cafe Tico Tamarindo
Ranked #5 of 131 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Casa Bambora
Casa Bambora
$60 - $110
Tamarindo Hostel Resort
Tamarindo Hostel Resort
$39 - $65
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The Beach Bungalows Bed & Breakfast
The Beach Bungalows Bed & Breakfast
$95 - $118
Ranked #7 of 37 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Luamey
3.5 of 5
Hotel Luamey
$157 - $255
Ranked #1 of 37 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel
Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel
$109 - $225
Ranked #2 of 37 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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Villa Andalucia Bed and Breakfast
Villa Andalucia Bed and Breakfast
$124 - $124

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica
4.5 of 5
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica
$289 - $582
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Playa Avellanas
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Crystal Sands Tamarindo Condo Villas
4.0 of 5
Crystal Sands Tamarindo Condo Villas
$520 - $558
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.