Getting to Tamarindo
Within the last few years Tamarindo has become easily accessible with the opening of the International Airport (LIR) in Liberia. Many visitors staying in Tamarindo find it to be much easier to fly directly into Liberia instead of San Jose. This way you avoid having to take a 45 minute domestic flight ($50 to $100. per person) or driving 5 hours from the capital.
There are a large number of direct and chartered flights into Liberia from many airports in the United States and Canada. When arranging your international flights look into Delta, Continental, and American Airlines, as all of these have year round regularly scheduled flights. To get to Tamarindo from Liberia you can either take a public bus, taxi, or rent a car. If you prefer private transportation please let us know and we will gladly arrange this for you. The drive is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic. The road from Liberia to Tamarindo is currently undergoing construction which will eventually lead to a vastly improved two lane highway!
If arriving into Costa Rica's capital, San Jose (SJO) there are daily domestic flights via Sansa or Nature Air to Tamarindo's domestic airstrip (TNO), which is only a 10 minute drive to Tamarindo. From the airstrip you can either take a local taxi, rental car, or bus to the Naxos Condominium on Playa Langosta. Another option from San Jose is to take ground transportation via Fantasy Tours/Gray Line, Interbus or a car rental. The scenic drive is approximately 5 hours and there are several good restaurants along the way.
Driving to Tamarindo from Liberia
From the Liberia Airport turn right when you get to the main road. Sortly after passing through Filadelfia and Belen, make a right turn toward Tamarindo/Playa Grande/Hacienda Pinilla. After about 20 minutes, you will come to a cross-road town called Huacas. The signs will say to turn left to go to Tamariondo. Once you enter Tamarindo Town, keep to the main road on your left you will pass a Burger King mobil restaurant, right after that will be an intersection where you will turn left. Turn once again at the first right (you will see the Supermercado 2000 on your left) continue driving until you get to a fork in the road where you will make a right and drive about 100 meters where the Naxos Condominium will come into view on your left.