Soaking up the sun and some peace and quiet are the top reasons to visit Tamarindo. This distrito located on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste province is a beach bum and surfer dude’s paradise. Once a quiet fishing town, Tamarindo is now one of the up and coming tourist destinations. The top reasons to visit Tamarindo will tell you why:
No more following confusing trails or off beaten tracks. The way to Tamarindo is as easy as renting a car and driving 4-5 hours from San Jose on the road. But there are other options available as well. You can fly to Tamarindo as they have their own local airport.
Amazing swells all year round
One of the top reasons to visit Tamarindo is their amazing surfing conditions. Tamarindo’s Beach offers tons of beach breaks where a variety of surfers of different skill levels could appreciate. If you’re looking for a little bit of challenge, hit the “Witch’s Rock” or “Ollie’s Point” offer great swells for advanced surfers.
More bang for your buck
There’s more to Tamarindo than just sun, sea and surf. Right outside of Tamarindo, some local companies offer adventure or extreme packages which include ziplining, ATV or even hiking.
When mentioning the Tamarindo or any town in Costa Rica, the country’s biodiversity can never be overlooked. The country is home to over 850 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, 35000 species of insects, and a whole lot more, making this destination one of the best places in Central America to view wildlife.
You can observe Tamarindo’s biodiversity in Marino Las Baulas National Park.
Enjoy the night life
From discos and bars with some of the best DJ’s in town, to more mellow options, such as watching the sunset or the moon shining over the Tamarindo beach at night while enjoying a bottle of beer as live music plays in the background, Tamarindo has a wide variety of options for nightouts for both locals and tourists. Visiting one of the hip and happening places in Tamarindo is the best way to cap the day of surfing and exploring Tamarindo’s wildlife.
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