Attractions & Activities in Tamarindo

About Tamarindo:
Tamarindo is a very popular destination in Costa Rica among tourists as well as Costarrican’s. The temperature in Tamarindo can get very hot, however it is dry, sunny and most of the time there is a soft breeze. This multi-cultural community is an ideal place to enjoy the summer vacations surrounded by nature and adventure.

Water Sports

Surfing and Windsurfing
Surfing is the main attraction in this region of the country. The town of Tamarindo has two breaks: one is an excellent river mouth break where the Tamarindo estuary hits the ocean, and the other it's a lava finger reef which can get perfect with a swell.

Flamingo beach
Its white sand beach and pristine water, flamingo has been considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Playa Grande
This beach is also popular among surfers. It has a very consistent break, big waves and warm water during the dry season. Playa Grande Beach is a nature preserve area also, and overnight possibilities are somewhat limited.

Ocotal Beach
Playa Ocotal is one of the cleanest and quietest beaches in Costa Rica. It has been cataloged as one of the best places to practice snorkeling and swimming. Its beautiful island “Cantina” is very close to its coast and is ideal for scuba diving.

Gulf of Papagayo
The Gulf of Papagayo is located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. It features 12 sandy beaches in a region known for tremendous economic growth, which features many new hotels and exclusive resorts near the Santa Rosa, Guanacaste and Rincon de la Vieja National Parks.

Natural Attractions

Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Volcano
Rincon de la Vieja is an active but calmed volcano. It's the largest of five volcanoes that make up the mountain range of Guanacaste. This park also offers tourists trails that lead through cloud forest full of orchids and along boiling thermal waters, vapor geysers, and sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide geysers.

Diria Wildlife Refuge
The Diria Wildlife Refuge protects tropical forest in the central highlands of the Nicoya Peninsula, including the watersheds and river basins of Rio Diria, Rio Enmedio and Rio Tigre. There are two hiking trails that lead to the Brasil waterfall and other natural attractions.

Marino Las Baulas National Park
Marino Las Baulas is located on the beautiful Grande Beach in the Nicoya Peninsula, and its famous for being a conservation area for the Leather back turtle nesting every year. A small museum and interpretive center at the main entrance of the park focuses on the natural history of leather backs.

Liberia is a typical Costa Rican city and situated on the plains of Guanacaste. Well known as the “white city” because of the white streets that it had before, this town had combined old buildings and old traditions with modernism. New shopping malls, and the Daniel Oduber Airport which offers flights to United States and Canada; show the urban development of Liberia of the last few years.