Tamarindo is located on the North West Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It sits in a “tropical dry forest”, which is a truly unique climate. From December to April, there is no rain…almost zero…and during this time the prevailing winds are offshore and very arid. Although it is hot it is usually breezy and nights can be cool and pleasant. The “rainy” season from May to November is entirely different, with sunny mornings and afternoon showers that lead to spectacular sunsets and refreshing evenings. Sitting only 45 minutes from the Liberia International Airport, Tamarindo is a wonderful destination that is very easy to get to, with flights arriving daily from many major US hubs including Miami, Atlanta, Houston and others. Amazing surf is to be had year round, with Tamarindo in the “swell window” for both North and South swells. Within a 60 minute drive to the north or south, there are a HUGE amount of surf breaks that can be accessed!
The bay is a perfect half moon bay with a gorgeous tidal estuary, the beaches are wonderful for families…at low tide the beach is expansive and you can ride your beach cruiser from one end to the other. Take a kayak or a paddleboard out to Isla Capitan and search for shells. Cruise out to Playa Langosta and snorkel in the beautiful tide pools.
The town is filled with an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, spa’s, smoothie joints, bars, etc. Just to the north lies Playa Grande, Pirates Bay and Playa Conchal. Directly South, the beaches of Avellanas, Playa Negra, Junquillal and Marbella. All manner of adventures can be had within a very short drive.