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Tamarindo Travel Guide, Costa Rica

Tamarindo is one of the hidden treasures of Costa Rica. A beach town, this small lovely place found in Northern Costa Rica is known for only two things – miles and miles of remarkable beaches and surfing. Almost every surfer in Costa Rica and neighboring countries are familiar with Tamarindo’s winds which are perfect for surfing conditions at almost any time of the year. There are also parts in Tamarindo that are perfect for the whole family – pristine and fine sandy beaches with almost no person in sight. It’s a little bit rare to find a crowd in Tamarindo – except when there are surfing competitions that draw crowds and tourists from other parts of the country.

Traveling around Tamarindo is very easy. Taxis are available although be sure to haggle a little bit to have a good deal. If you really wanted to enjoy the whole area, better rent a scooter if you’re alone or with one companion. Cheaper than taxis and rental car, the scooter is small enough to let you squeeze through different areas in the small town. There are more places to visit in Tamarindo aside from the remarkable beaches and surfing.

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The natural beauty that surrounds Tamarindo is just astounding. There is a nearby forest that could be toured. Hotels and different travel companies in the area can arrange a tour for anyone interested, thus making your Tamarindo travel easy. You could climb a tree and be part of the slide that will take you from one tree to the other. The sounds and sights of the forests, especially the sound of the monkeys, are too hard to miss when you are in Tamarindo.

The beach in Tamarindo is also known for its ecological role. Parts of the beach are highly protected areas where the Leatherback Turtles (one of the largest turtles in the world) lay their eggs. If you want to see the turtle, visit Tamarindo from November to February.

If there’s any downside in Tamarindo (if you can call it one), it’s the lack of sufficient nightlife activity and the quality of the hotels. However, maybe part of the allure of Tamarindo is the way they keep things simple. Although there are bars, you don’t hear too many loud noises. Even if there are no five star hotels, the place is clean and the owners and workers are very friendly and accommodating. This pristine beach town is practically a must visit for the whole family.

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