Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is a charming coastal town located on the northern Pacific coast of the country. This visually stunning Guanacaste town has gained popularity with international tourists and expatriates for its natural beauty, laid-back vibe and numerous outdoor activities.
Tamarindo is renowned for its beautiful beach. Playa Tamarindo is a long golden arc of sand that stretches along the Pacific ocean with verdant green mountains in the background — making it a haven for beach lovers and surf enthusiasts. It is also considered one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a beginner, there are waves suitable for all levels, with excellent conditions year-round.
The climate in Tamarindo is tropical, with warm temperatures throughout the year. Plenty of sunshine means lush flora, an abundance of bird species and the perfect setting for outdoor activities and enjoying the beach.
With its proximity to esteemed expat schools like TIDE, Journey and CRIA, Tamarindo real estate offers an exceptional lifestyle marked by natural beauty and a plethora of recreational activities. For families, there is a fabulous outdoor playground with a skatepark, basketball hoops and a jungle gym. Tamarindo is one of the popular beach towns where expat families choose to live.
In addition to its picturesque beach, Costa Rica's charming coastal town also provides access to top-tier medical and dental facilities. Residents can conveniently shop for groceries at various stores, including the renowned AutoMercado, which offers a luxurious selection of deli items, baked goods, a butcher, a seafood station, and a well-stocked liquor department. Additionally, there are vibrant local and organic markets where you can indulge in delectable tropical fruits, fresh vegetables, and locally sourced fish, all at attractive prices.
Tamarindo caters to a holistic lifestyle, with the presence of yoga studios, indoor and outdoor fitness centers, and even a tennis and pickleball club, ensuring that you can easily maintain your well-being. Mornings and late afternoons you will often find exercisers strolling or jogging the beach along the water. Tamarindo is a great town for walking. Within 5 to 15 minutes walking from your Tamarindo real estate property owners and renters can arrive at the beach or the restaurants and shops.
For fun adventures there is horseback riding, ATVing, zip lining, swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, fishing, catamaran and boating. Shopping enthusiasts can make a day of exploring the many boutiques, shops and kiosks. Those craving some pampering can enjoy a day at the spa.
Tamarindo is easily accessible from the Liberia International Airport and close to all imaginable conveniences. Here, you’ll find friendly locals — known for their warmth and hospitality. The expatriate community is also thriving and a great source of camaraderie for newcomers. Tamarindo is one of the most popular beach towns to buy Costa Rica real estate.
For those seeking an exclusive living experience, Tamarindo offers gated communities like Senderos, Tamarindo Park and Tamarindo Preserve (Punta San Francisco). These communities provide enhanced security and a range of amenities, catering to individuals looking for both privacy and access to Tamarindo's vibrant lifestyle.
The heart of Tamarindo pulses with a rich culinary and entertainment scene. Its eclectic dining options cater to a diverse crowd, ranging from college students seeking hostel experiences to retirees looking for healthy, unique options. Tamarindo is a vibrant town with nightlife. Along the strip you will find restaurants with live music, entertainers like fire dancers in the streets, and there are some discos and clubs for those that love to dance the night away.
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