Tamarindo is an exciting beach city located in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province along the Pacific Coast. Tamarindo is equal parts beautiful and exciting and along with other destinations in this part of the country, has a lively nightlife to go along with the many amazing nature tours and aquatic adventures you can during the day. The main stretch of the town stretches along the beachside waterfront and from here you can really enjoy the “Pura Vida” lifestyle of Costa Rica. Here are just a few of the many amazing things that you can enjoy in Tamarindo.
Sail Out and Explore Las Baulas National Marine Park. Las Baulas National Marine Park is just north of Tamarindo and includes many beautiful sites. One of the most famous is Playa Grande Beach which is a nesting site for the eggs of massive leatherback turtles. You can also enjoy the scenic coastline and other habitats in the area. The sea along here is also a well-known whale watching destinations where visitors catch glances of majestic gray and blue whales.
Discover the Diversity of the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge. The Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge is a nature lover’s paradise. This World Heritage Site was established over 25 years ago and is home to a beautiful mangrove-filled estuary and home to a wide array of animals from howler monkeys to rare birds and even crocodiles. You have many different options on how you choose to explore it from kayaking to hiking and biking along the nature trails and more. Best of all, it’s only a short distance outside of the city making it a great choice for a quick morning activity before enjoying the beaches in the afternoon.
Savor the Fun of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Tamarindo is one of the best gateways to the Pacific Ocean. Here you can charter a boat— the typical vessel of choice is the catamaran— and explore the beauty of Costa Rica and the Pacific Ocean. The city is also home to numerous annual events including the 3-day Robert August Surf & Turf Competition each April which is a collection of golfing and surfing tournaments. Tamarindo is a town that has everything from great restaurants and bars to beautiful beaches and wildlife along with a whole lot more. And there’s no better way to experience it than by charting your own boat, so reserve yours today!