While Playa Tamarindo offers world-class shopping, dining, and coastal amusements, budget travelers might find themselves priced out (when I traveled there in college, I grocery shopped and cooked in a communal kitchen). But Tamarindo’s natural perks make the splurge worth it — on the beautiful beaches adjacent to Tamarindo, giant leatherback turtles (and other types) annually clamber ashore to lay their eggs.
Tamarindo is in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, an area that includes much of the northwestern part of this country. A number of different beach fronts are situated along the area north and south of Tamarindo Beach, and immediately to the south is yet another national park. Dolphins, manta rays, and the nearby coral reef make this a great spot for snorkeling, as well as some of the best spots to enjoy Costa Rica scuba diving.
This side of Costa Rica has different weather conditions from the Atlantic side. Hurricanes in the east mean more rain no this side of the country, but the weather is generally clears and highs usually range from 80 to 100 degrees in the dry season. This perfect weather creates an ideal setting for other water activities; and so deep-sea fishing is another popular thing to do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. It”s warm enough that surfing also a goal of visitors to the area.
Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica is lined with shops that cater to all of these activities that take place here. Surf camps, eco-tour operators, sailing companies, diving schools, and jungle safaris are all things to do in this area, which you can find out more about simply by taking a stroll down Tamarindo Beach.