Tamarindo Attractions

Top Things to Do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Things to Do in Tamarindo

Top Attractions in Tamarindo

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What travellers are saying

  • mwilliams505
    Albuquerque, NM164 contributions
    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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  • Frank H
    Golden, CO154 contributions
    We love animal rescue missions and this turned out to be another rewarding experience. They're doing great work. Only head scratcher was that there appeared to be a lot of infrastructure - seemingly too much to support less than 25-30 animals
    Written 31 January 2020
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  • Shannon Cashion
    College Station, TX15 contributions
    Cool spot on the beach. Good beer and great service. The half ass nachos (half order) were enough to fill two people. The quesadillas were yummy too.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Seaworthy-Charters
    Dana Point, CA142 contributions
    We took a family vacation to Costa Rica and since we run a fishing charter business ourselves, we wanted to fish the local waters. Signed up for a 3/4 fishing trip with a local team and took the entire family. The guys were great and took us to some of their favorite spots. Caught all kinds of fish, made great memories, and had the best day on the water! Thank you!
    Written 28 October 2019
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  • amanda
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA30 contributions
    So neat to see what locals have to offer. There were food options (2 food trucks and quite a few booths), plenty of drink options, clothing, earrings, etc. Everything felt very safe and everyone was super friendly.
    Written 8 July 2022
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  • aspen89
    Mercedes, Costa Rica135 contributions
    Not a place for bargains or a lot of fresh produce - but lots of other things for sale. Big for the size of the town, and in a nice shady park. Wish we'd waited and gotten breakfast there.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • californiatraveler86
    Sacramento, CA38 contributions
    A welcoming church with excellent Bible teaching. We were just visiting Tamarindo and would definitely go there again!
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Reka7
    Gyor, Hungary4 contributions
    Carlos was very kind and helpful with us during the surf lessons. He is an experienced surfer and a very good instructor. With his guidence we learned very quick and enjoyed every minutes of surfing:)
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • John M
    6 contributions
    Weather you walked north or south on the beach you saw some of the most beautiful scenery on any coast anywhere. You have a variety of beaches with lots of sand, swimming, surfing and even horseback riding! Beautiful!
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Arne B
    1 contribution
    Olivier the tennis teacher perfectionned my backhand in 10 minutes ! His trainings are fun and you learn details that make you improve every time .. nothing but good vibes there !

    Pura vida
    Written 14 October 2017
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  • Betsey L
    Hagerstown, MD162 contributions
    My grandson goes here. It is geared toward pre-school and he has learned so much- especially how to socialize with other children, how to be polite, etc. He eats his lunch here when he won't eat at home!! And has learned to play nicely with his buddies there. Staff is great and caring.
    Written 2 February 2018
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  • Adnama Eneri
    1 contribution
    I've met Natalie on several occasions and she has blown me away every single time! She reads present time energy and she makes that very clear in the initial meeting. She is adept with her words and thorough in her readings. The experiences with Natalie have opened my eyes to another world most people live their whole lives and never know exists! She is my go-to person when I am having trouble sorting things out. Some of the things that come to her in the readings are so specific, it leaves you speechless! I'm not kidding! She is nothing short of incredible!! Some things in life have to be experienced first-hand, and this is one of those things. Natalie has a very special gift and I'm SO glad I found her. She has a lifelong client in me. Xx
    Written 14 June 2019
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  • blackjackist
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica7 contributions
    (Note: This review is written from a blackjack players perspective)
    Casino Diria is centrally located in Tamarindo, roughly across the street from the Tamarindo Diria Resort Hotel. This is the only casino in the area. I was a little disappointed as I had understood prior to travelling that there were 5 or more casinos in Guanacaste. Diria is a small boutique casino with a bar. Total size is probably no more than 4000s.f. It has roughly 50 slot machines, an electronic roulette wheel for 6 people, and 3 blackjack tables which play according to American rules. Only one table ever seems to be open. We were there over spring break on both Friday and Saturday night and it was very slow. My guess is that there is only ever one table open.
    Hours are not posted but Diria was only open in the evening and I am not certain how late it stays open. The blackjack table is a four-deck table, with a $10 (US) minimum bet and $300 maximum. I did not ask about the rest of the table rules so I am not sure about their rules for doubling, splitting, surrender, and so forth. As a professional blackjack player though, I did make one very important observation. Without giving away too much information here (so that the casino does not fix their mistake), I will say that this is an excellent table to play if you are an observant player. Because of this single observation on my part, my personal house edge over an hour of play each night was zero (no joke). The casino's mistake will be immediately noticable to any experienced player.
    Additionally, there is a classic multi-game blackjack machine ($0.05 minimum / $5 maximum bet) which has a very player-friendly rate of return for a progressive or method player.
    All of that said, this is an uneventful casino. It is slow and quiet, even with dance music playing. It does have a character of it's own, but your not missing much if this is not one of the stops on your list in Tamarindo.
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • susiesci
    Belmar, NJ336 contributions
    I tried to locate St. Paul's this past Sunday. I was at the plaza and did not see a sign or cross. Two locals said "cerrado" meaning closed. We were very disappointed.
    Written 18 January 2015
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  • Danny B
    5 contributions
    Amazing three course breakfast, fruit eggs then desert, matched only by the view. Wonderful staff. Offered only until 11 AM don't miss out.
    Written 22 September 2022
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