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“My favorite beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarindo Beach

Tamarindo Beach
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Tamarindo
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My favorite beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I fell in love with Tamarindo beach, the half-moon shape; the surf and all the bars within walking distance. It's where I spent most of my week.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Touristy Stretch of Costa Rican Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Tamarindo is one of the first beaches to really push through heavy tourist traffic so you have to keep that in mind. It is a nice smooth long stretch of beach and has some hotels that are ocean front which is a plus. It also has easy access to amenities like super markets, shopping, restaurants, etc. However, it is fairly crowded and it isn't Costa Rica's prettiest beach.

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The beach is nice and easy to run on. The waves were not all that impressive during our stay if surfing was the top priority. There are many rocks which are hidden by the tides and when the ocean receeds they become visible. The views are great, the temperature was awesome, and the overall atmosphere was superb. The beach is a highlight of the area.

Visited June 2013
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Bronx, New York, United States
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“Relaxing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The beach was perfect - not to crowded, very relaxing, and you can pay a small fee to rent an umbrella and chair for the entire day. They have people who will even watch your things if you want to swim in the ocean, learn to surf, or even leave the beach to eat. Very safe!

Visited August 2012
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Pompano Beach, FL
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“fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a surfer's paradise. I highly recommend visiting this area to get a feel for the local life. Lots of fun here & great beach! Waves galore!

Visited June 2013
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