Tamarindo  and   Langosta beach  at a Glance


Region: Guanacaste & The North Pacific
Closest Airports: Liberia International Airport (LIR) and Tamarindo airstrip
Altitude: Sea Level
Average Temperature: 75-92º F (23-32º C)

On average, the town of Tamarindo Costa Rica has a population of 500. However, during the busiest tourist weeks, the population can reach 5,000. Keeping intact its laid-back surf appeal, it’s easy to submerse yourself in this colorful beach town full of culture and fun. The beach is known worldwide as being among the best for surfing and active beach-goers. Combine this with the golden color sand, amazing sunsets, and upbeat ambiance, and then you realize Tamarindo is perfect for travelers of all walks of life.

Being only 45 minutes from Liberia airport and having a wide variety of activities also make Tamarindo a convenient vacation destination. Just north of the beach is the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge. It consists of many mangroves and is home to howler monkeys, tropical birds, and crocodiles. Also very popular from November through April is the nesting of the leatherback and green sea turtles in nearby Playa Grande. If you choose to visit Tamarindo, you will be in the mix of all that is going on but also can get out and explore the natural side of Costa Rica with ease.

The beach is one of many bays lining the Pacific Coast. To the south, you have Playa Langosta and to the North Playa Grande. Langosta is very rocky, and Grande is a calmer and perfect to catch big waves and surf and part of the leatherback Turtle  National  Park. In between is Tamarindo—a really nice mix of the two.

Ideal For

  • Families
  • Couples
  • Adventure Seekers
  • Nature Lovers
  • Surfers
  • Relaxation

Attractions & Places to See

  • Playa Grande nesting for leatherback turtles September through April
  • Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge
  • Guanacaste National Park
  • Rincon de la Vieja
  • Barra Honda Caves 
  • Tamarindo Waterfall
  • Palo Verde National Park
  • Rio Celeste

Activities & Things to Do

  • Surfing
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • Zip lining
  • Kayaking
  • ATV
  • Horseback riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Deep sea fishing

Day Trips

  • Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park
  • Palo Verde National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Monteverde
  • Rio Celeste
  • Corobici  and Tenorio rivers

Wildlife & Nature

Howler monkeys are common to see in the treetops along in Cala Luna, something you need to be aware. Morning and afternoons are when they are most active. Dolphins and whale watching are a popular seasonal treat offshore. It is also common to see Leatherback turtles nesting in the nearby protected Las Baulas Marine National Park in Playa Grande.

Restaurants and Nightlife

Restaurants and bars abound in Tamarindo. You can find small sodas that serve the traditional Casado which consists of beans, rice, salad, fried plantains, and your choice of meat, chicken, or fish. You can find pizza parlors, ice cream shops, and a large selection of specialty dining, as well.

The nightlife is very lively in Tamarindo. You will find hotels with casinos, bars, and dance clubs.

Services & Infrastructure in Tamarindo

Public transportation: Yes, bus transportation hourly to nearby towns, and Liberia
Public amenities: Yes, along with the beach you can find a few public showers, but there are no public bathrooms.
Shopping: There are local supermarkets, fun souvenir shops, and beach vendors  5 minutes away from our  Hotel you will find a small supermarket with all the basic).
ATMs: Yes, there are four banks in Tamarindo. Each offers exchange services and 24-hour ATM machines.
WiFi or Internet: Yes, most establishments have WiFi.
Cell Phone Reception: Reliable reception.
Restaurants: Many restaurants with a good mix of local diners and tons of specialty restaurants
Nearest medical facilities: Pharmacies located in town and general doctor clinics. The nearest hospital is the CIMA in Liberia about one hour away,