Guide to Tamarindo (and beyond)


As our website becomes more visited, and more people hear about our adventures, 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 2017, we wanted to offer some public advice that we can pass on to our friends, families and fellow adventurers.

We’ve tried to break our “reviews” down into a few categories to make it easier to find the information you need. If you have questions about something we didn’t cover though, please let us know and we will try to eventually add more information!

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 (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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