Tamarindo Costa Rica
Tamarindo Beach is located in the county of Santa Cruz, in the province of Guanacaste, in North-Western Costa Rica. Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Tamarindo has been an important tourist destination for people looking for beach vacations in this dry tropical region. Tamarindo offers the visitor a vast abundance of hotels, from hostels to luxury ocean view and beachfront hotels. Restaurants, car rental, bicycle rentals and scooter shops are all over the place. There are many restaurant, dining options, bars and even some smaller discotheques. The community has grown strongly over the past 10 years, and while there are lots of buildings in downtown Tamarindo, its outskirts still maintain the beauty of nature. North of Tamarindo is Playa Grande, which is protected and part of Las Baulas National Park. South is Playa Langosta, another protected beach . Tours offered in the area include kayaking, surfing, diving, snorkeling, fishing, atv trips, and other full day activities like Rincon de la Vieja, rafting and sailing.