Guide to Tamarindo (and beyond)


Our website started off as a journal about our adventures in Costa Rica, and now it has evolved into a resource for thousands of travelers each year that want to learn more about Tamarindo and traveling or living here. We have received a lot of questions from around the world seeking advice and opinions about traveling to Costa Rica, especially with families. People have asked for lodging advice, food advice, activity advice, surf instructor advice, school advice and much more.

We are not “experts” on Costa Rica by any means, but we have traveled much of the country and especially have intimate knowledge of Tamarindo, so we hope that we can at least provide some additional insights if nothing else. Things are constantly changing and evolving around the country, so some of this information will eventually end up being dated, but as of 2022, we wanted to offer some public advice that we can pass on to our friends, families and fellow adventurers online.

We’ve tried to break our “reviews” down into a few categories to make it easier to find the information you need. We hope you will find this information useful and easy to understand!

The Guide to Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Traveling to Tamarindo (Planes and Driving)

Renting a Car in Tamarindo (Get an instant price quote)

Shuttle Service to and from Tamarindo (Airport Shuttles & Travel Shuttles)

Where to stay in Tamarindo (Lodging Suggestions)

Dining in Tamarindo / Best Places to Eat In Tamarindo (Restaurant Suggestions)

What to Do in Tamarindo (Tours, Activities & Fun)

Shopping in Tamarindo (Groceries and More)

Internet & Cell Phones in Tamarindo (How to Stay Connected)

Family Photography Sessions in Tamarindo (Best Photographers)

Health and Wellness in Tamarindo (Gyms, Yoga Studios, Healthy Eating)

What to Bring to Tamarindo (What to Pack)

The Weather in Tamarindo (What to Expect)

Going to School in Tamarindo (Long Term Vacation / Relocation)

Everyday Tips in Tamarindo (General Tips)

Some Beach Tips (Just a few reminders)

Surfing in Tamarindo (Best 6 Locations)

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