Blue Dolphin Catamarans - Happy Girls...
Blue Dolphin Catamarans - Happy Girls...
Things to Do
World class surfing, good nightlife
Not the "inexpensive "destination that it once was
In a nutshell
Great value if you are willing to travel over bumby roads to get there.
My friend and I were going to meet here. But be careful because I guess there are two places with the same name. He finally found me after a long journey. We swam in the fas-fluorescents and slept in hammocks it was awesome!
Estuary Tour, Kayak, and Surf
There is a great little island just a kayak ride away from Playa Tamarindo. You can easily see it from the beach and it is a great little workout and you get some sun. Once you get to the island you can snorkel or explore...or even lay out. There are loads of conch shells...
Iguana Surf: Shop and School
After only a 15-minute lesson on the beach, the instructor from Iguana Surf has me up on the board in the water and riding my first ever wave all the way to shore. "Wow," I think to myself, "surfing is so easy!" That was the first wave. ...By the third, my arms feel like...
Blue Dolphin Catamarans: Sunset and Snorkel Sail
"There it is, underneath us!" I look down into the clear blue water and see the white underside of giant tail fin, almost half the size of our boat, slowly rotating. The whale surfaces right in front of us and blows water into the air. Everyone on board cheers.Minutes later,...
Surf Lessons & Surfboard Rentals
My point is not just the exelent service in here this guys went far from that, it makes me feel like a friend, tons of tips about whatever you can imagine, this guys love what they are doing.My kids and wife went on a surf lesson i personally rent a board (high quality...
Truly friendly place in Tamarindo
The thing is when you are traveling you dont know anybody and nobody knows you, and to arrive by yourself to a place, then meet people than actually you can trust or feel like truly they are telling you friendly advices is great. That happened to me when i walk into Costa...
Hotel Capitan Suizo
4 Reviews and 362 Opinions Having stayed at the Peace Lodge at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, I considered Capitan Suizo in...
Witch's Rock Surf Camp
3 Reviews and 246 Opinions I took 2 weeks of surf lessons here in August 2012. After the 2 weeks spending several hours a day...
Langosta Beach Club: Looks great but they're so RUDE!
The Langosta Beach Club in Tamarindo has a bright cheerful sign on the beach advertising “Beach Bistro!” “Pool!” “Happy Hour!”It looked great, so we went inside and ordered a delicious poolside dinner, served by friendly, attentive French chefs. It was an expensive but...
Restaurant Las Brasas: The best Steakhouse and Pasta in Tamarindo
I spend the Christmas with my family in Tamarindo and we descovered a new restaurant Las Brasas, it's a rustic style whit wood-grill in a natural enviroments.They have a lot of cut of meat and chiken, the chef is Italian and his Pasta is fantastic.We hate here some...
Restaurant Laguna del Cocodrilo: Best Food in Tamarindo!
This restaurant is located in the Laguna del Cocodrilo hotel. The setting is in an open air garden lit mostly by candles. It's incredibly romantic but the music makes it fairly lively as well. The real treat here though, is the food. You will not be disappointed.My husband...
Panaderia de Paris (at Hotel Laguna del Cocodrilo): Fresh Baked Goodies!
A simple, little French bakery on the main street in Tamarindo with fabulous chocolate croissants and various other fresh baked goods (crescent rolls, breads, cookies, pastries)that will make you believe you're in a Parisian Bakery.
The chocolate croissants are delicious!...
Nubbana Tamarindo Costa Rica: Disappointing
We are in CR for a month, and the first time we went to Nibanna it was fine, I had the chicken marsella we went again last night and it was not good- one in our party had the steakand they loved it, I had the chicken marsella again and it was a deboned thigh, I think for the...
Bruno aka Vita Bella: Not the best at all
We went to this restaurant our first night in Tamarindo. Although many people love this place, it is apparently for its pizza only.We asked the owner if we could share a shrimp appetizer and he said no problem. Well, two arrived. My wife did not like hers so we asked for a...
Aqua Discoteche: girls and bottles in the middle of nowhere!
there are plenty of bars in tamarindo and i think we went to every one. But the only i would say is Jersey style was the only club there called Aqua. They gave us bottles for only $125.we got on the stripper poles and have videos to prove it. The local girls get up on the...
Xplore Costa Rica Tours & Transportation
We just got back from a wonderful 2 weeks in Tamarindo. We used the services of Denise & Paul with Xplore Costa Rica and we can't say enough good about them. They helped us from before our arrival with immediate email response; the airport pickup and tours (Palo Verde - ATV...
Secret Spot Surf Shop: Beach clothes shopping and getting a surf lesson
I took a surf lesson from Secret Spot Surf Division and was really pleased not only with my lesson (I can surf now!!!), but with the content inside the shop. It wasn't just a "Surf Shop" with boards you can rent and such, but a really cool clothing and accessory store. They...
Cooper Mays Pottery: Durable, Usable Pottery in Costa Rica
Visit the studio and gallery of porcelain potter, Martha Cooper Mays.Located on Playa Junquillal, next to Hotel Iguanazul, producing functional tableware and home decorating items. All are made on the potter's wheel, each is unique, "one of a kind" and all related in...
Sure..it looks peaceful from the surface but novice swimmers should proceed with caution. According to locals, the safest area for swimming is in front of Capitan Suizo. While we there, a young Aussie tourist had gone missing in the surf. He ws still missing when we...
Bring your Sunscreen/Bugspray/Aloe...
Luggage and bags: it's pretty expensive here... bring an umbrella during the rainy season and ALWAYS bring a flashlight... its good to have at night for the roads... so you dont step in potholes... and during the rainy season so you dont step into a RIVER hahah...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: depending on how nice your hotel is... bring flipflops you can take a shower in just incase... bring sneakers for the tours... LIGHT clothing... no thick shirts... flowy skirts are a good idea...
Photo Equipment: little cameras at the store are expensive... bring digital camera and go to Mr. Tom's and get them put on a CD to store them.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: dont bring a beach towel just buy one here... we got one for $8 and its also something to have for a souvenier!!!
Miscellaneous: :) bring bathingsuit... duh! ;)
Written Aug 5, 2007
I was learning how to surf in Tamarindo....... and of course I fell ( like most of the time) I hit the board with my face and I broke my front tooth, this was on a saturday afternoon, my local friend Carlos took me bleeding an d crying to a cople of dental clinics, but they...
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