Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Tamarindo is a town located on the Northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Province of Guanacaste. The district has a population of 3,525 and can swell to 5,000 people during the tourist season. The main attractions are surfing and night life. Once a quiet fishing town Tamarindo has become the areas most developed and accessible tourist destinations. The development of this town has created modern cafés to chic restaurants combined with Tico culture, making for a special combination of both worlds.

Activities in this area are abundant. Both Playa Grande and Playa Langosta are protected nesting areas for the giant leatherback turtle and are part of the Costa Rican national park system. These beaches are the major nesting areas worldwide for the turtles, which arrive from October to March to lay their eggs. Tours led by official guides are available to take visitors to see this incredible spectacle. Tamarindo Bay has become a home for surfers and sport fishermen. Whether you want deep sea fishing, or shoreline fishing, these guides can accommodate you. Warm water surfing is enjoyed year round in this area and along this part of the coast. Visitors also have access to scuba diving, snorkeling trips, beach cruises, water skiing, jet skiing, catamarans, ocean and river kayaking, wind surfing, sailing cruises and horseback riding. Golfers can enjoy two championship courses locally, one at Paradisus Conchal and another at Hacienda Pinilla.

Tamarindo is conveniently located at just 45 minutes form the international airport in Liberia. The GPS coordinates are roughly 10°17’51.49″N Longitude: -85°50’28.27″W .

The area surrounding Tamarindo is considered Tropical Dry Forest. Tamarindo’s climate has two seasons, dry and rainy. The dry season, from November through April, is dry, hot and sunny. The humidity is very low and comfortable. The rainy season begins in late April or early May and continues through October.

As you can see, there is no lack of activities in this area, so when you pack, be prepared. Sugestions are a rain coat, long as well as short pants, hiking shoes, and sandals. Don’t forget the camera, binoculars, and batteries.

The beaches in this area are beautiful, but don’t be fooled, they do at times, have dangerous rip-tides, Please use caution! To make the most of any tours you arrange, whenever possible, obtain the service of a tour guide; it will be worth every penny you spend.

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