Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste Costa Rica
Partly because of paved roads that lead almost all the way there - plus a local air strip, with service from San Jose and other local destinations - and partly beacuse of its word-of-mouth reputation among surfers, Tamarindo is one of the most popular beach destination on Costa Rica. It was once a sleepy little fishing village, but the hillsides up from the dusty road parallel to the beach are slowly filling up with small hotels and private houses. The main drag is home to restaurantes and artsy-crafty gift stores. At the end of the downtown road, where the restaurantss and the beach square a circle, street vendors sell jewelry and art in a tiny park. It´s a central meeting place, made more popular by its bank of pay phones.
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The express bus ride from San Jose, which arrives in Tamarindo in the evening, takes you out of the valley and over dramatic mountains down to the rolling plans of Guanacaste and the Nicoya cattle country. The land is gritty, especially in the dry season, when light brown dust, coats the landscape along inpaved roads. In Tamarindo, most restaurants have learned to set their tables well back from the road to avoid coating your spaghett souce with grit. But no one seems to mind the windy weather when surf is up in the warm Pacific. Surfing season in Tamarindo winds down at the end of July with a major professional / amateur competition in both long and short boards.
Because of its convenient location, you can reach Tamarindo Beach easily, no matter from where you are travelling. If you are planning to travel from within Costa Rica, you can choose to travel via Shuttle Service, Domestic Flight, Public bus or rental car. If you are visiting from some other country, then you can fly to the Guanacaste airport. There are a number of direct and connecting flights to Guanacaste from a number of countries as USA & Canada. You can choose the most convenient flight for yourself.
Some of these beaches are extremely popular with the surfers and offer a number of surfing breaks with different difficulty levels. With cheap car rentals in Tamarindo, you can cover all the popular beaches in the region without wasting any time in travelling. Some of the most popular attractions in the Guanacaste region for you to visit include Tamarindo Beach, Playa Hermosa, Langosta Beach, Flamingo Beach, Witch Rock Surfers Paradise and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. For adventure and unique experience, you can visit the different National Parks such as the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Lomas de Barbudal, Palo Verde, Santa Rosa National Park, WhiteWater Rafting, Canyoning Tours, Baula´s Wildlife Sanctuary. Rent a car in Guanacaste to visit all the places of your interest comfortable and conveniently, even during your short visit.
Even though it´s a surfer area, swimming at Tamarindo isn´t bad at all.The beach is long, wide and shallow, and is protected by an offshore reef.
The whole of the beach is framed to the north and sout by two river estuaires that empty into the Pacific.
Tamarindo is a welcoming beach destination, offering and eclectic social and nightlife, an appealing beach, interesting ecological trips nearby and a variety of hotels and restaurants to please any taste.