Most Popular Destinations in Costa Rica-Tamarindo

With its beautiful beaches, crystal clear warm waters, breathtaking natural surroundings, it is no wonder that Tamarindo is among the most popular vacation destinations in Costa Rica. Tamarindo Beach is part of a bay formed by a cape, and Playa Grande lies to the north of Tamarindo inside the bay. The two beaches are separated by Central America’s largest mangrove estuary, Estero de Tamarindo.

Beautiful tamarindo sea beach with crystal clear water

Tamarindo is a prime spot for surfing and sport-fishing, diving and sunning. Thirty years ago, it was a quiet fishing village. Now it’s a booming tourist town with malls, fast-food franchises and urban problems. The town is a 2-mile strip of businesses along the shore, with condos and hotels rapidly colonizing the green hills beyond the beach.

a beautiful tamarindo sea beach under the blue sky

Hotels in Tamarindo

Located on the central west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Tamarindo offers visitors of whatever budget a chance to experience the region’s unspoiled beaches and incredible biodiversity in a range of accommodations.

Jardin del Eden


beautiful swimming pool at hotel Jardin del Eden


Located in Costa Rica’ s north pacific coast, Jardín del Eden in Tamarindo Beach, offers comfortable accommodations, superb ocean views and gourmet dining, along with a fine combination of nature and luxury. Dining options at Hotel Jardin Del Eden include 1 restaurants. A swim-up bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves a complimentary continental breakfast. Recreational amenities include a children’s pool and a spa tub.

 Los Altos de Eros


beautiful front view of Los Altos de Eros


This is a supreme “5-Star” destination offering ultimate serenity, peace and privacy. There are 4 poolside rooms and a suite called Eros Suite. This suite offers all the comfort and privacy you need to have your dreamed private romantic hideout upstairs with majestic views through valleys and mountains directly to the sea.

Spa de Eros, a lush and tropical spa center, has been meticulously carved from the side of a hill. The breathtaking  views of the ocean and the tropical forest have made this spa center a heavenly place with all the amenities you have been craving for. You will have an  absolutely indescribable spa experience of a lifetime. No detail left untouched.

They have an exclusive spa menu which has about 25 items including Massage, Facial Treatments, Body Scrubs, Body Polishes, Hand and Foot Therapy, Soaking Baths, Manicure and Pedicure. But if you are looking for a special one then there is a Three-Treatment Day Spa Package which is also available to visitors to the Tamarindo area.

Hotel Capitan Suizo


beautiful pool nestled between rich organic maintained gardens at capitan suizo


The hotel’s philosophy lays importance on supporting the local communities and the local nature and wildlife. More than 95 percent of the sixty employees are Costa Rican and most of them are from the region of Guanacaste. Capitán Suizo is an environmentally conscious and future oriented Beachfront Boutique Hotel. The hotel is set beneath native trees and nestled between rich organic maintained gardens which attract and home a wide variety of wildlife. Area attractions include Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course and Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park.

Nearby Attractions


Santa Rosa National Park


excellent view of a sea beach at santa rosa national park


Founded in 1971, Santa Rosa was the first park established in all of Costa Rica. Santa Rosa National Park, in Spanish the Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, is a part of the Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage site, in the northern western part of Costa Rica. The oldest as well as the largest national park in the country, the Santa Rosa National Park is today part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area.

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park



active volcano rincon de la vieja

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park is a part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area and the Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage Site. This is a National Park in the northwestern part of Costa Rica. Attractions of this beautiful park include the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa María volcanoes and the dormant Cerro Von Seebach. Within its borders, the park also houses the largest population of Costa Rica’s national flower, the guaria morada (Cattleya skinneri), a species of purple orchid. In addition to plant and mammal life, 300 bird species also make their homes here, and birdwatchers eagerly look forward to toucans, eagles and even the elusive quetzal.

Marino Las Baulas National Park


breathtaking view of a sea beach at Marino Ballena National Park


The Park was established by Presidential decree in 1990 and formalized in law in July, 1995. It is made up of three nesting beaches, Playa Grande which is 3.6 km long, Playa Langosta which is 1.3 km long, and Playa Ventanas which is 1.0 km long. For thousands of years leatherback sea turtles that hatched at Playa Grande have returned to lay their eggs.  Marino Las Baulas National Park supports the largest nesting colony of leatherback sea turtles on the Pacific Costa Rican coast. More than half the park is underwater and protected but allows recreation such as scuba diving.

Things to do in Tamarindo


Casagua Horses Tours


some rourists are enjoying Casagua Horses Tours


This is a family owned Guest Ranch offering all the amenities in a cozy, intimate tropical forest setting. They have ride comfortable, well trained horses with professional bi-lingual guides. Ride along tree covered trails through the dry tropical forest, cattle ranches and quaint towns. See monkeys, tropical birds and other dry forest wildlife. There are different types of tours including the Old Spanish Trail, Natural History Tour, the popular Cantina Tour and local fiestas and Topes.

Yoga Massage Therapy


some one have yoga massage therapy in a massage center in Tamarindo


Through fine technique and special ingredients your body will be exfoliated, massaged, and stretched through an invigorating session of one hour. During this therapy your body will be treated as a temple. Using some meditation techniques with therapy Nyree Aguilar, a Certified Bodywork Specialist who got training from India, will guide you into body awareness, detox, and deep relaxation. This massage contains all of the ancient oriental knowledge and techniques.

Tamarindo town is quite colorful with plenty of local Tico flavor with several bakeries, an outdoor vegetable market, an art gallery, surf schools, spanish schools, poker community, vacation rentals, long and short term rentals, pottery stores, a beauty spa and more than 40 restaurants, bars and discos with cuisines to suit every palette. Additionally, the nearby airport of Liberia makes Tamarindo easily accessible from North American and European cities.

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