Tamarindo Costa Rica

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Tamarindo - Introduction

Tamarindo Beach is one of the fastest growing Beach Towns in Northern Costa Rica. Located at the Nicoya Peninsula, on Costa Rica’s Golden Pacific Shores, and just 50 minutes drive from Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Tamarindo offers visitors a wide variety of Accommodation Options, Adventure Tours and Activities, Restaurants, Bars and Night Life.
 

Tamarindo has a good vibe to it, Yoga Studios, Surf Schools, Luxury Boutique Hotels ,Gourmet Restaurants, gorgeous beaches and a general positive energy gives Tamarindo a unique flair among Costa Rica’s hot vacation spots.

Hotels in Tamarindo Beach
 

Tamarindo and the surrounding beaches offer an excellent variety of economy and luxury hotels. Most of the hotels in Tamarindo are located on the beach or 5 minutes walk from the beach. Tamarindo Hotels, Cabins, Bed and Breakfast’s, Apartment Hotels characterize in their relatively small number of rooms and their family like ambient and service.

Most of the hotels are privately owned by a diverse International crowed that moved to Costa Rica from their home countries and enjoy the tranquility and easy living that Costa Rica, and Tamarindo offer. Among the excellent hotels that Tamarindo offers you can find Hotel Tamarindo Diria, Hotel Tamarindo Cala Luna, Hotel Tamarindo Capitan Suizo, Hotel Tamarindo Jardin Del Eden and Tamarindo Vista Villas.
You can read more about hotels in Tamarindo Costa Rica by visiting our Tamarindo Hotel's page; you will find a wide variety of accommodation and lodging options, from the more Luxurious Hotels in Tamarindo to low budget hotels.

Activities and Tours in Tamarindo

Tamarindo is packed with fun tours and interesting activities. If you choose so, every single day of the week can be an adventure to remember for a life time. As Tamarindo is located on the beach, the ruling pastime is Surf and baking in the sun. Also available are a multitude of National Park Tours such as tours to Palo Verde National Park, Volcano Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Santa Rosa National Park, these are the most famous National Parks in Tamarindo’s vicinity.

Also available is a one day tour to Arenal Volcano National Park and Tabacon Hot Springs. Other than nature activities, you can have lots of fun on a 4X4 ATV Quad tour on the mountains surrounding Tamarindo, go for the local “action in the sky” – Tamarindo Canopy Tour or enjoy a horseback riding tour to a beautiful high Sunset View point. Also available are Sport Fishing Tours (full and half day sport fishing tour) , Sunset Cruises on a Beautiful Sail Boat with Mandingo Cruises and Tamarind Estuary Kayaking Tours.

You can click on the following link Tamarindo tours & activities to get more information about tours in Tamarindo. You will be redirected to our Tours and Activities Online Reservation page where you will be able to pick and choose which activities and tours in Tamarindo you would like to enjoy, how much they “run” for and what are our tour recommendations.

Tamarindo Real Estate
 


Tamarindo, as part of the greater Gauanacaste (Costa Rica Northern Territories) is experiencing a major development boom that involves a large amount of foreign investors coming to Costa Rica and investing in Tamarindo and its surrounding beaches. Major developments such as the “Hacienda Pinilla” Golf Resort development are emerging as the next step in Northern Costa Rica development.

Many Real Estate investment opportunities still exist for small and large investors, and still, land around Tamarindo and Gauanacaste can be found for relatively low prices.

If you wish to receive more information about investment opportunities or would like to learn more about the Tamarindo Houses, Tamarindo Condominiums, Tamarindo Villas and other Tamarindo Real Estate opportunities you can contact our Costa Rican Real Estate professionals that will introduce you to the Costa Rican Real Estate world Jonathan

How to get to Tamarindo
 

By Car

Coming from the International Airport Juan Santa Maria, close to the towns of Alajuela and San Jose:

 

Take the Inter-Americana (Highway 1) north in the direction of San Ramon and Puntarenas. Continue on this road past Puntarenas until you get to a junction at Juntas (at this junction you will see signs promoting the new bridge crossing the Gulf of Nicoya). From here you have two possibilities – the first option to get to Tamarindo is the faster and better option.

Option number 1:

Take a left turn at the junction (Shell station on your left hand side) in the direction of the Puente de la Amistad / Friendship Bridge/ Tempisque Bridge (All are synonyms) which crosses the Gulf of Nicoya. From Highway 1 you take a left turn heading towards the bridge. Once you have crossed the Gulf of Nicoya using this bridge, you follow the road until you get to the signs leading you to the town of Nicoya. When approaching Nicoya, continue on this road to Santa Cruz. Don't forget to fill up your car in Santa Cruz, for there are no more gas stations on your way to Tamarindo.
As you leave Santa Cruz, still on that same road, you will pass a bridge. Here you again have two options. If you want to take the partly unpaved road (last part of the old road is bumpy with many potholes), turn left at the first road signs pointing to Tamarindo, immediately after the bridge when leaving Santa Cruz, and follow this road. You will eventually end up in the small town of Villareal, where you take a left turn for Playa Tamarindo. You have reached your destination.
If you prefer to drive on a paved road from Santa Cruz (new road), then don't turn left after the bridge in Santa Cruz but continue on the main road until you reach the signs for Tamarindo and Flamingo (near the town of Bel?n). Turn left. There is a gas station near the town of El Llano (about 2km./1.25 miles after the turnoff for Portegolpe). Continue on this road until you get to the village of Huacas and here you take a left turn for Playa Tamarindo. Follow the road signs and in the village of Villareal you take a right turn for Playa Tamarindo. You have reached your destination.

Option 2 - Continuing on Highway 1 via Liberia:

Coming from Highway 1 you approach the town of Liberia. From here it is about 1,5 hours drive to Tamarindo. In Liberia, at the big junction with traffic lights and gas stations, you take a left turn, following the direction for Santa Cruz and Nicoya. You'll pass towns like Filadelfia and Belen. Right after Belen you take a right turn, heading to Tamarindo and Flamingo. Don't forget to fill it up near the town of El Llano (about 2 km./1.25 miles after the turnoff for Portegolpe), for there are no more gas stations on your way to Tamarindo.

In Huacas you turn left for Tamarindo and all you have to do is follow the road signs, which will lead you to a right turn in the small village of Villareal. Follow this road and you will have reached your destination: Playa Tamarindo. 2. Turning left from Highway 1 via the Puente de la Amistad/Friendship Bridge/Tempisque Bridge:

From Highway 1 you take a left turn heading towards the bridge. Once you have crossed the Gulf of Nicoya using this bridge, you follow the road until you get to the signs leading you to the town of Nicoya. When approaching Nicoya, continue on this road to Santa Cruz. Don't forget to fill up your car in Santa Cruz, for there are no more gas stations on your way to Tamarindo.
As you leave Santa Cruz, still on that same road, you will pass a bridge. Here you again have two options. If you want to take the partly unpaved road (last part of the old road is bumpy with many potholes), turn left at the first road signs pointing to Tamarindo, immediately after the bridge when leaving Santa Cruz, and follow this road. You will eventually end up in the small town of Villareal, where you take a left turn for Playa Tamarindo.

If you prefer to drive on a paved road from Santa Cruz (new road), then don't turn left after the bridge in Santa Cruz but continue on the main road until you reach the signs for Tamarindo and Flamingo (near the town of Belen). Turn left. There is a gas station near the town of El Llano (about 2km./1.25 miles after the turnoff for Portegolpe). Continue on this road until you get to the village of Huacas and here you take a left turn for Playa Tamarindo. Follow the road signs and in the village of Villareal you take a right turn for Playa Tamarindo. You have reached your destination.
Coming from the International Airport Daniel Oduber in Liberia, Guanacaste:

After leaving the airport, you will get to the main road. Here you take a right turn in the direction of the beaches, Santa Cruz and Nicoya. You'll pass towns like Filadelfia and Bel?n. Right after Bel?n you take a right turn, heading to Tamarindo and Flamingo. Don't forget to fill it up near the town of El Llano (about 2 km./1.25 miles after the turnoff for Portegolpe), for there are no more gas stations on your way to Tamarindo.

In Huacas you turn left for Tamarindo and all you have to do is follow the road signs, which will lead you to a right turn in the small village of Villareal. Follow this road to get to Playa Tamarindo.

By Shuttle

The Shuttle Transportation Service in Costa Rica is probably the most secure and comfortable way to drive around Costa Rica without needing to hold the wheel…shuttle service in Costa Rica is fast, on time and not too expensive, and it can get you to almost any major tourism town in Costa Rica.

Fantasy Bus Transportation Company services Tamarindo Beach on a daily basis from all major cities in Costa Rica. Service rates varies according to distance, for about $30 to $45 per person you can get from any major town in Costa Rica to Tamarindo Beach. Transportation is in Air-conditioned Minibus, with experienced drivers that are well versed in safety regulations and Costa Rican road rules.
You can click on the following link online transportation to get more information about rates and schedule, you can also reserve shuttle transportation service by following the reservation process details in our transportation page.


By Bus

To get to Tamarindo by the public transportation service will take you around 7.5 Hours, the company that services Tamarindo is called Empresa Alfaro, and buses are scheduled to leave San Jose twice a day at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm. The bus terminal for busses headed to Tamarindo is located in San Jose on Avenida 5 (Avenue 5) and Calle 14 (14th Street) right in the center of town.

By air

There are two airports servicing Tamarindo area, the largest and better known is Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (Airport code is LIR), the second one is Tamarindo Airport for Costa Rica domestic flights. The Daniel Oduber International Airport is located approximately 50 minutes drive by car from Tamarindo. There are many U.S. airline companies that service this airport such as Continental and Delta.
The Tamarindo Airport is located 15 minutes from Tamarindo and there are two Domestic companies that service this airport, Sansa Air Lines and Nature Air. Other than this two airlines there are a few charter services that offer private flights into Tamarindo.

If you wish to make reservations for Domestic Flights in Costa Rica you can learn more about the available destinations, schedule and fairs by clicking on the air transportation costa rica. You will be redirected to our Domestic Flights webpage where you can submit your flight dates and the destination you wish to fly to.



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