Tamarindo is a a small beach town on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica.
The town is surrounded by several national parks to the north and south, as well as mountains to the east and the bay of Bahia Tamarindo to the west. The former fishing village is now a well-known holiday resort, offering beaches with light, fine sand and warm blue water. Over time, many foreigners, mostly from the West, have settled in the town and now form a significant part of the population, which is why Tamarindo is also called “Tamagringo” by the locals.
Access : Coordinates: 10.292342, -85.798175 /
- Tamarindo is known for world-class fishing tourism, and a variety of captains and charter services are available.
- The small uninhabited island of Isla Capitan lies about 500 meters off the coast of the town.
- To the north of the main beach, Playa Tamarindo, is the beach Playa Grande, separated by the saltwater estuary of the Tamarindo River, where crocodiles live. The two beaches adjacent to Playa Tamarindo, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta, are protected areas for the very large leatherback turtles, which are mostly threatened by fishing in the Pacific and which lay their eggs there between October and March.
- The bay of the same name in front of the town is a well-known surfing area for surfing.
- Playa Grande is one of the most suitable places for surfing in Costa Rica and can be accessed via the estuary on a ferry.
Go next : Las Baulas National Marine Park and Playa Grande, located 2 km from the urban center of Tamarindo.