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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Careful with tide. Lots of food places off the beach. Go to the Surf Shack to eat if you can.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vamartinez05
Reviewed today via mobile

We stayed right across the street so we were here each of the 5 days we were in Tamarindo. Great surf spot for my husband....just wish the waves were a little better while we were there. Really was a great spot. Only down point was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank palomino62
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a nice Beach, if you want to go for a long walk or a quick swim. Unfortunately, Beach vendors come around all the time and try to sell you all kinds of stuff. If you make eye contact with them, they can be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danella23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 14 year old brother and I went out into the surf on Boogie Boards and my brother got caught in a riptide and was taken out pretty far. I went out after him because he was panicking and isn't a strong swimmer. I had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dcprine1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After three weeks traveling in Costa Rica we were ending our trip in Tamarindo before flying home from Liberia. In Tamarindo we have been very vigilant and watching our belongings, taking turns swimming and not taking purses or backpacks to the beach. While sitting and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning sunset at the beach. You can enjoy at “Bar Be” a cocktail watching the sun set, for a very convenient price.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mdere
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very busy beach with many,many folks selling bird whistles,cigars,sunglasses,jewellery etc. They are not rude or persistent,it’s just that there are so very many of them. The phrase “ happy hour” will alert you to the fact that other products are available??? The sand is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came on a solo trip 39 year old Male.I had a couple younger guys approach me while sitting on beach chairs and demand money for sitting there.One of them asked me if I wanted to fight and I left as it wasn't worth any...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Davidtleibham
Reviewed 5 days ago

So, if you don't surf, there's still plenty to do. Shopping, restaurants, people watching. SO much competition for the tourist dollar, that you are SURE to get the best prices in the area on everything, be it clothes. fishing, water sports, day trips, or anything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great time learning to surf at Tamarindo Beach. Great access and not to crowded. Lots of vendors walking the beach with their favorite drinks and souvenirs. There are many restaurants and bars that have beach front access. Great family beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Zoe M
April 18, 2018|
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Response from BeeKen1987 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Villa Verde II in Tamarindo. It's a 10 minute walk to the beach and close to downtown.
Donald T
February 15, 2018|
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Yes there are lots of rentals in this area