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Address: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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$89.00*
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Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Tamarindo
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$68.80*
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ATV Mountain and Beach Tour from Tamarindo
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2 Hour Surf Lessons at Tamarindo Beach

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I have been to Tamarindo twice in two years. This is a magical place. It's not just any one thing. You could find "nicer " beaches but there are qualities here that combine to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Anthony M
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great beach, small waves and constant visits from the local vendors to sell you coconuts, beach chairs, bracelets and necklaces. I understand they need to make a living but let us sit down first and get situated. Another tip to the vendors, once we decline, no need to keep coming back, we just want to chill at your beach!

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Tamarindo twice in two years. This is a magical place. It's not just any one thing. You could find "nicer " beaches but there are qualities here that combine to make it special. The sand is fine, the constant surfing is a great back drop, the ocean is clean here. And a majority of the beach... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a more commercial resort offering lots of activities , shops , restaurants , hotels etc etc. Great beach with several offshore islands, very picturesque.

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Thank john h
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My 13 year old daughter "got up" on her second attempt at surfing!!! It was great !!!!! Her 28 year old brother helped her, he surfs and Playa Tamarindo is one of his favorites!! There are plenty of surf lessons shops if you can't find her brother for help👍

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Thank WhaleCome1
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what I (mom) was expecting. I knew it wasn't going to be the white sand pristine beaches of the Caribbean. But I thought it would be "nicer". Lots of locals approaching us constantly to try to sell us souvenirs. Quite annoying. Sand was dark brown and hard as a rock. Water was murky (perhaps due to recent hurricane).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively spot for restaurants, nightlife, and very fun, and not so crowded in mid November. Surf was fun on the right tides. Good vibe in the water at most times and most spots.

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Thank Doug C
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I would walk the beach after breakfast each morning. The walk up and back in either direction is about an hour. If you have a dog, take it along too. Lots of dog lovers and dogs playing in the surf.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views here are beautiful, but there is so much hustle in this town. It is extremely touristy and you will get hustled by taxi drivers and beach vendors nonstop, which detracts from the experience. Due to this extreme tourism, it is also more expensive than other parts of Costa Rica. We spent 3 days here, but I think 2... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Great to catch some waves. The town is cute..very touristy though. You dont get that real Tico feel here which was some what of a let down. I spent most of my time on the beach or in the brew pub on the beach so it didnt particularily affect me i suppose lol. Cannot wait to return!

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Thank LiveAwesome
NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great surfing for beginners all the way to experts depending on the swell. Check out the beach in front of witches rock surf camp or swim across the river to Playa grande.

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