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“great beach” (210 reviews)
“low tide” (78 reviews)
“beach vendors” (28 reviews)
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm sure 20 years ago the town that now parallels the clean Tamarindo beach was sleepier, and Spanish could even be heard spoken. Today, the town itself has the feel of a small Rosarito, Mexico (Californians will get this reference), packed with tourists, expats, and...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great beach! It is cooler on this side of the town, if you walk the beach there are crocodile pools on either end. They offer surfing lessons go to one of the local shops, the beach have locals that offer at a discount but we...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful beach to hang out at, the only thing that drove me crazy was the peddlers there, constantly asking to buy pottery, jewelry, sunglasses etc. Otherwise amazing views and you can rent chairs w umbrellas right on the beach.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now this review is not for those looking for a great place to surf although this is a great place to surf. I literally use this time just to relax and watch the people. You will see everything- old, young, relaxing and running. Restaurants and...More

Thank Lonni S
Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying a town over at the Westin we took a 20 minute drive to Tamarindo for the day. We really enjoyed the beach and enjoyed the local shops and restaurants right on the main street.

Thank MAW333
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful beach. Good waves to surf, great place to walk and explore. Right off the main street so access to restaurants, bars and stores was immediate and safe.

Thank Henri B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the beach. There were gentle breezes and shade or sun depending on your preference. High/low tide is a crazy difference. We weren't bothered by solicitors. There are a lot of rocks on the beach and the water, but can be avoided in many areas.

Thank Sherree R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very average beach, lots of litter left by ticos and other tourists. Waves only for beginners. This beach is part of a dirty beach town. Cool to see for a day or so, especially for 20 year olds who want to party and get...More

1  Thank Julio V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are fun restaurants and lots of action on this beach but there is a lot of dirt in the sand and endless vendors hawking their wares. The sand is very hard packed. Nice place to watch the sunset and the views are lovely.

Thank CandaceDIL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is just as I imagined it would be a long expanse of sand lined by tropical forest and a small town in the centre that comes right down to beach. There are small bars and cafes nestled among the trees, where you can...More

Thank Gordon B
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What are the prices like at the local grocery store in tamarindo?
12 June 2017|
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Response from eewmda | Reviewed this property |
I stopped at a store for some basics. Prices seemed comparable to the U.S.
Is safety a concern? I keep reading about a high crime rate.
8 June 2017|
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Response from Raquel Z | Reviewed this property |
If you use common traveler's sense, I'd say no. For instance, if you're at the beach, don't leave your items unattended. Keep your valuables in the lock box in your hotel room. If a local is randomly trying to engage you in... More