Tamarindo Beach
Tamarindo Beach
4.5
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Diana H
7 contributions
Nov 2022
Wonderful beach for walking, beachfront eateries.
Biggest complaint is venders, very annoying. A fellow traveller will not return because of them. So bothersome.

Written 4 December 2022
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Ken F
High Point, NC172 contributions
Nov 2022
Tamarindo beach was pristine in 2004 when we were here last. Word has gotten out and businesses have gotten in. The beach was relatively vacant in 2004 and there were a few places to eat nearby. It has exploded with businesses from one end to the other. Panhandlers abound!
Written 3 December 2022
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Nancy W
Montreal, Canada9 contributions
Dec 2022
BE AWARE of police officers at night on the beach of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. PLEASE STAY AWAY from police officers. Some of them are having steeling money from young adults. If you don’t want to give your money, they will handcuff you and bring you to the station.
Written 1 December 2022
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mwilliams505
Albuquerque, NM164 contributions
Dec 2022
This is a very nice beach. Great for walks, people watching and amazing massages.
The waves are just big enough to be fun without causing concern for kids.
The sunsets are amazing.
I only gave it 4 stars as the horse vendors do not clean up after the horses. It can be pretty gross if you are not paying attention.
Written 1 December 2022
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Lucile C
Leicester, UK64 contributions
Nov 2022
Fine if you want to surf but not very inviting if you are not. Not much beach to lie on and too hot anyway
Written 30 November 2022
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krf
8 contributions
Nov 2022
The beach at Tamarindo has been commercialized from what it was in the past. It is a good spot for surfing but there are now panhandlers all up and down the beach all day long. The horse rides leave behind their droppings as they go, there are numerous dogs that are running around and do not appear to have owners, and the restaurants have crowded what was a pristine beach. The parking is minimal and there are now fees solicited from scalpers. This used to be a wonderful place to visit but progress has shown up and the area is no longer original Costa Rica.
There are more choices for dining and more shops for souveniers if that is what you want.
Written 23 November 2022
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pat d
Wisconsin3 contributions
Sep 2022
We stayed at W hotel and wanted to go out and explore. The beach was ok what we liked were all the buisness direct on the beach (bars and restaurants) dark sand and lots of vendors but we much preferred conchal
Written 9 November 2022
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deetravelerworld
Wisconsin15 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Worst beach I’ve ever been to. The sand is black, the water was mud brown colored . The environment was dirty, dog poop and horse poop everywhere. Vendors harassing you to buy their stuff if not you’d be offered marijuana and cocaine. The restaurants around the area was so ripped off, 3x more expensive than US prices.
Written 7 November 2022
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JDB
Scottsdale, AZ5,225 contributions
Oct 2022
Food, trash, poop from dogs and horses all over the beach. It is a beach where you have the inability to relax. You are constantly harassed by locals trying to sell you every cheap, broken item under the sun. We chose this beach due to the high reviews. However, it was very disappointing.
Written 1 November 2022
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Inger B
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Horse back riding on the beach. We came for the day and we’re able to go for an hour. It was a great ride, good guide and let’s of fun. Would recommend.
Written 20 October 2022
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