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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Although Tamarindo Beach is one of the more popular beaches, it is also more protected from the bigger swells and therefore a better place for swimming with the kiddos. It also has several great food options. I HIGHLY recommend Nogui’s!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christian S
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Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

We spent a few days enjoying this beautiful beach. Tons of shells and nice soft sand. Although there are tons of places to take lessons, we rented a board for $5 for 1/2 day and taught ourselves. It was fun and even my 8 year old was up and surfing in no time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Huge, clean and not many people when we were here in March - the beach has tons of little restaurants, quite competitively priced. Really a lovely place to unwind for a few days

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jo13540
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

We recently traveled to Tamarindo with a couple of adults and a crew of 18 year olds. We were looking for a spring break destination that was not the typical Caribbean resort party fest. Tamarindo was fantastic. It is colorful and busy in town with lots of good food and fun shopping. It is tranquil and naturally beautiful on the beach and in the nearby areas. There are plenty of things to do at your fingertips, but it is also still a little bit in development and has that authentic, low-key vibe you find in the places that still support local communities along side of tourism. There is also an bit of an international atmosphere there with lots of transplants from Belgium and France and Holland.

We rented an incredible house, Villa Don Vito. It is walking distance from town, beach and activities. The property has 8 gorgeous bedrooms, lots of outdoor and indoor gathering space, a fully equipped kitchen, a stunning pool, a pool table, a ping-pong table and a helpful and friendly staff. The owner, Patrick, is lovely, responsive and around to answer questions and help coordinate activities and restaurant recommendations. Patrick arranged for a chef to prepare a delicious traditional Costa Rican meal right at the house, and we followed this with a salsa, merengue and bachata dance lesson right in the living room. I highly recommend this property to any groups interested in a spectacular and convenient location in Tamarindo. The home is every bit as beautiful as the photographs online (luxuryrentals.com or direct to the site).

Through a company called Vacations Frijoles Locos we arranged a zipline to Pura Adventura – A+, as well as surf lessons at Playa Grande one day. Everyone enjoyed both immensely. I can’t say enough good things about Vacations Frijoles Locos. They were excellent.

Flying in and out of Liberia is easy and only about an hour and 10 minutes from Tamarindo. Your home rental or hotel can arrange for reliable transportation, and split among friends it is very affordable ($15-30 per person if 3 or more).

Go to Tamarindo. You will not regret it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cassier19
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

We spent quite a bit of time at this beach. The guys that rent you the chairs were so good! They were friendly, and talkative and were willing to accommodate us. The beach is busy. When the tide is in, there are allot of surfers, especially beginner surfers. There are also many vendors trying to sell you stuff that you can buy in the shops for about the same price. We felt there were just too many of them with the same stuff! The beach had rocky sections, but we loved the waves and the changing tides. It was a nice long beach to take a walk on.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SimoneDK
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