Tamarindo surrounded by National Parks
Tamarindo is a little and nice town on the nothern Pacific Coast inThe province of Guanacaste. The district of Tamarindo Costa Rica has a population of more than 3000, the town itself is about 500. The population can swell at 5000 during the high season.
The former fishing village is today a renowned tourist resort, offers beaches with fine sand and bright blue warm water. Over time, many, mostly Western, foreigners settled in the village and now form a significant part of the population in Tamarindo Costa Rica.
Tamarindo is surrounded by several National Parks in the north and south and mountains to the east and the Bay “Bahia Tamarindo” in the West. About 500 meters off the coast of the town lies the small island of “Isla Capitan.” North of the main beach “Playa Tamarindo” is separated by a salt-containing water estuary, the beach “Playa Grande”. South of Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica is a long beach, “Playa Langosta”. Tamarindo has a regional airport with flights to San JosÈ, capital of Costa Rica.
The climate in Tamarindo is influenced by wet season and dry season. So begins the rainy season between late April and early May and alternates from the end of October with the dry season. Temperatures vary depending on day and season, between 27 ? C (80? F) and 38 ? C (100? F). The sun shines just about 365 days per year, and the temperature is pleasantly warm year round. In the rainy season, from May through October, you can expect a brief shower in the late afternoon, making the beach sparkle, and allowing for extraordinary sunsets. The sunset in Tamarindo is a must for every tourist
Tamarindo Costa Rica Activities
Tamarindo offers activities for the entire family like fishing, sunbathing an surfing. Playa Tamarindo is a hot spot for surfing. Tamarindo has two main breaks for advanced surfers: Pico Pequeno a rocky point in front of the Hotel Tamarindo Diria and the excellent river mouth break across from Cabinas Tsunami called El Estero. The rest of the beach breaks are perfect for learning. The biggest waves can get up to 12 feet, although only during November and December.
This beach is really a three and a half kilometer stretch of pristine sand and warm azure water. Tamarindo is surrounded by National Parks to the south and north, and also mountains with wonderful views to the eastern side. Nature is abundant, Leatherback Turtles lay down their eggs in the northern part of the bay. Howler Monkeys are usually heard and seen swinging on branches throughout Tamarindo Costa Rica. In some restaurants enormous Iguanas can come up to your table expecting table leftovers. During the the later part of afternoons you can hear the parakeets screeching in the trees, getting ready to settle down for the dark.
Tamarindo is the ideal spot for honeymoons and wedding ceremonies, partners, and households, and wonderfully suited to eco-adventures. The town offers very first course activity fishing, sailing, browsing, golfing, ATV tours, turtle viewing, diving, horseback riding, canopy tours, jungle boat rides, attractiveness spa, an artwork gallery and crafts and pottery shops.
A multi-cultural community, Tamarindo boats several bakeries, an outside vegetable market and more than 50 dining establishments. No matter whether you like to consume Vegetarian, ‘Tipico’ Costa Rican, Italian or Sea Food, it really is all here.
Tamarindo Costa Rica is a perfect location to learn Spanish or brush up your Spanish. You spend half the day in the school and the rest of the day relaxing at the beach. The Ticos in Costa Rica love it when you speak their language, even if it is not spoken very properly.
Tamarindo Costa Rica is affordable for every budget
Lodging in Tamarindo are readily available for every spending budget, from high-class beach-front lodge to hostels. It is the ideal spot for honeymoons and wedding ceremonies, partners, and households, and wonderfully suited to eco-adventures.
Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste is the most accessible location along the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica with an airstrip. There is a regular flight service between San Jose and Tamrindo. The flight time is not quite one hour. Scheduled daily bus service to and from San Jose, as well as surrounding communities, is available. There is also a paved highway from San JosÈ. The average time from San Jose to Tamarindo Costa Rica is 5 to 6 hours depending on traffic.
Some complementary surf tips:
- Inter-American Highway 1940 – 1957 – The Trailblazers – Highway History – FHWA
- Tamarindo Travelogue – Costa Rica Field Trip – Marietta College
- Top Resorts of Costa Rica
- Tamarindo Costa Rica Video