This is a wave that breaks off the river mouth on the north end of Tamarindo; it is a fast moving wave on low tide, a little slower on high tide. Access: By land. Tide: Low and up coming. Swells: Northwest and North. Bottom: Sandy. Feet: 1 to 5. Season: December to March. Stars: 3.


Costa Rica Vacations Toll-Free: 1-800-906-4278, Local: 1-800-906-4 CRV. E-mail: Costa Rica Vacations is a surfer-owned travel agency that specializes in custom vacations. Based in one of the best surf towns in Costa Rica–Tamarindo, on the Pacific Northwest side of the country–Costa Rica Vacations has operated for over 20 years, catering to the special travel needs of the surfer who travels, alone, with friends, or with the family. The team at Costa Rica Vacations are highly skilled local travel experts are not only ICT (Costa Rica Tourism Institute) certified, but they have also extensively traveled the country–from the volcanoes, to the forests, to those all-important surf breaks at the countries many beaches.

Costa Rican Travel Agent

Go AdenturesTamarindo Ph (506) 6420-4311. E-mail: We are a hard-working tour company based in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Established in 2010, we hit the ground running with our direct approach to find success. With a large list of activities, VIP service and teamwork, we offer our clients the full package!  We look forward to meet you to find or build the perfect tour for you! Hiking Rincon De La Vieja, Waterfalls and Spa, Safari Boat Tour, Coffee Tour, Rio Celeste, Barra Honda Caves, ATV, Horseback Riding, Sunset Catamaran, Fishing, Surf Lessons, Zip-line, Surf Trip by boat.



Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas Call 1-800-536-3241/ Ph + 506 2653-0114.  The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas is an iconic hotel, perfectly located right in front of the epic Tamarindo Estuary left. With great ocean views, a complete tour desk, a surf school, free beach equipment, free high speed internet, secure parking, a legendary swim-up bar, a delicious restaurant, along with and a variety of other amenities, this is the perfect hotel for your surf vacation. It provides a fun, safe, and clean place to rest your eyes after a long day of shredding!

Tamarindo Costa Rica Hotels


Hostel La Botella de Leche Off: + 506 2653-0189 Cell: + 506 8442-1023 E-mail: First Hostel in Tamarindo, established in 2001. Dorm beds and private rooms. All rooms have AC and private bathroom. Yoga Studio, Pool, Reception open 24/7, Parking, Open Kitchen, Lockers, Solar Panels, Free coffee, First hostel in TripAdvisor for the past 3 years, Surf Instructor on site, Board Rack. Manuel Fontana Owner.



Hotel Laguna del Cocodrilo Ph  + 506  2653-0255 E-mail: Located on the beach, surrounded by a tropical garden. Direct access to the beach. 8 rooms – 1 apartment + 1 studio with full kitchen – 2 junior suites, Wi-fi in all romos, French bakery and restaurant, Private parking, Night guard, 5 mn walk from the center, shops, restaurants and bars.


The Beach Bungalows Ph + 506 8800-0011. A private & tropical retreat in Costa Rica. We speak English – Nous parlons Français – Hablamos Espanol. The Beach Bungalows provides its guests with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience beautiful Tamarindo. With nearby restaurants, clubs, boutiques, yoga studios and grocery stores, and the beach only a few minutes’ walk away, we are close to all the fun but just far enough away to be relaxing.  We strive to create a genuine “get away” feel for our guests in a unique garden setting with a friendly and attentive staff, our resident cat and the occasional visiting monkeys. 4 bungalows have a personal lounge area near the pool with hammocks and day beds, 1 bungalow garden side more private and 1 casita with A/C in the main house garden side too. There is a comfortable common entertainment area with a/c and leather sofas. Free wi-fi on the property. Aiming for maximum comfort in our peaceful retreat, guest can enjoy hot showers, daily breakfast, a refreshing pool, beach towels, beach bicycles, along with a common kitchen area and gas barbecue grill.


Tsunami Cabinas Surf Camp Ph + 506 2653-0280 This property is a 3-minute walk from the beach. Tsunami Surf Hostel is located a 2-minute walk from the beachfront in the surfing hotspot of Tamarindo. This guest house offers free WiFi, a shared kitchen and a tropical garden with hammocks. Each simple room at the Tsunami Surf Hostel offers bright décor, tiled floors and bed linen. Bathrooms include a bath or shower. At Tsunami Surf Hostel you will find a communal lounge and a 24-hour reception with a tour desk. The property offers free parking and free bike rental. Surfers can enjoy the waves along Tamarindo’s beaches and the El Estero rivermouth, located next to the property. Shops, restaurants and bars can be found within a 10-minute walk in the town center. Liberia International Airport is within an hour’s drive.  This is our guests’ favorite part of Tamarindo, according to independent reviews.



Wyndham Tamarindo    Reservations Ph + 506 4700 4747 INT 2222/ Recepcion Ph + 506 4700-4747US & Canadá Ph + 877 999-3223. E-mail: 200m al E y 800m al N del Bco. Ncal. de Tamarindo .Chic hotel with infinity pool, spa, and restaurant in a lively Pacific beach town. Retreat to our serene Wyndham Tamarindo hotel near Tamarindo Bay, along Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast. Located in one of the most beautiful corners of Central America, we are a tropical oasis, offering natural beauty, elegant accommodations, and world-class service. Unwind in our spa with a signature treatment, relax in the infinity pool with a cocktail from the pool bar, or stay in shape in our fitness center. Vista, our oceanfront restaurant, is your go-to spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


La Oveja Negra Surf Club Ph + 506-2653-0005 100 meters West of Banco Nacional, Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Hostel – Surf Camp – Restaurant. La Oveja Negra, “The Black Sheep”, lives up to it’s name. On any night, you will find travelers from all over the world having the time of their lives. Come find out why everyone is raving about the Legendary Oveja Negra of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Offers accommodations for groups, students, and tourists, both national and foreign. Surf Camps & Lessons, Tamarindo Beach is Costa Rica’s best “learn to surf” beach. It consistently delivers ideal surf conditions for beginner surfers. This location combined with our expert instruction and high quality surfing equipment provide the ultimate surf experience. Pool, Outdoor Patio, Bar, Restaurant, Security, Lockers, Discount Tours & Shuttles, Laundry Service, Air Conditioning, Full Kitchen, Free Coffee, Free Wifi, Non-Smoking Rooms, Info Desk. Bar & Restaurant; We offer a wide varity of Mexican food including Nachos, Tacos, Burritos, Chalupas and more!


Villas Nautilus B & B Ph + 506 2249-9018 Email : The Nautilus Villa Guest House is a charming B&B with a tons of character…a very different place from what one is used to finding in this magnificent country. Because a Guest House is more welcoming than a hotel and so different than staying in a standard apartment, and because Costa Rica is a country apart and Tamarindo so unique, we created Villa Nautilus that with its originality, it will respond fully to all your desires, as well as being just a couple hundred meters from the beach. The Villa offers the possibility of staying in rooms or enjoying kitchen-equipped studios. This versatility allows us to satisfy all tastes. Bahia Tamarindo is recognized as one of the finest beaches in the country, extending over several kilometers of golden sand surrounded by the protected natural park “Marino las Baulas” with a record amount of sunshine hours throughout the year.


Sirena Serena Boutique Hotel and Retreat Ph +1 888 970-5444 Ph + 506 4033-8763. E-mail:  Address: 400 meters east of Banco National, Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Is a charming, gated boutique hotel offering stylish accommodations in Playa Tamarindo. Situated in a luxurious tropical garden beneath our palm and banana trees, you are surrounded by nature, but still at a walking distance to everything in town. We cater to all holidays seekers; large groups, families, and single travelers alike. We are the ultimate getaway. We have a pool with a waterslide and a covered area “rancho” where we have ample seating to do work, have a snack or just relax. Our boutique hotel/ lifestyle retreat offers, surf retreats, yoga retreats, health and fitness retreats, personal retreats to get away from it all. Have you always wanted to try surfing? Warm water, soft waves, and no rocks make Tamarindo a great break to learn. We have a beach break with a sand bottom which is ideal for beginners and suitable for all levels all year round. Our lessons last one and a half hours to two hours and include an introductory on-beach instruction where we teach the fundamentals of the sport, as well as safety and etiquette. Once in the water, we start off in waist to chest high water until you feel more confident. There is never any pressure on the student and our instructors will not push you into something you aren’t ready for. Our instructors are fluent in both english and spanish and are capable of teaching students of all levels.


Tamarindo Inn Ph +506 2653-0652, Ph + 506 8467-0193. E-mail:   Address 150 meters east of Auto Mercado Tamarindo. Located just outside of the bustling downtown area, Tamarindo Ville offers a more secluded environment to relax. My father built a hotel for function and for a person that needs a place to sleep in between adventures. My family built their 20 room hotel in 2002. equipped with all the modern ammonites a hotel would need. Wifi | Pool | AC | TV. All rooms come with Breakfast in the morning cooked my my mother in law with love.




Restaurant El Coconut Ph +506 2653-0086. E-mail: Main Road Playa Tamarindo – Costa Rica. The place where quality meets passion – Here is where you find casual fine dining at its best. The setting could just as well be in LA or Paris; beautiful teak terracing, all handmade wood furnishing and the shining cobber from the bar and the lamps give that warmth and good feeling we all enjoy. The wait staff takes pride in being members of Team Coconut for years. It is their personalized attention that permits them to remember each client and their likings. Nowhere else will you feel as Welcome and Well attended as here. Everyday the same words are repeated “The Client is the King”. At El Coconut you will also find a truly professional kitchen where the main ingredients are “Heart & Soul”. Who could be able to resist an Avocado filled with sautéed Shrimps, A Tropical Lobster prepared with fresh pineapple, raisins and ginger or not to forget the Surf & Turf even big enough to satisfy the hungriest surfer. Where else in Costa Rica would you find a temperate wine cellar of almost 1000 bottles? Nowhere that we know of. Our wine selection goes from the easy drinking Latin American table wines to finer selections such as Chateau Neuf du Pape, Penfold 389 and many more. Our seating capacity is more than 100. We are used to and truly enjoy arranging your special events; be that “The President’s Club”, incentive dinners, rehearsal dinners or weddings. Let us make your night that special night.

Restaurante Latitude Blue Ph + 506 2653-2222  E-mail:  Location ​​100 meters south of The Diria Hotel Tamarindo, Hours ​​ 7 Days 11AM ~ 11PM. We pride ourselves on an extensive gourmet menu, impeccable quality, service, and cleanliness. With ground-breaking entertainment. Surf ~ sand ~ sun ~ savories~ stories ~ stars ~ sports.


El BE Tamarindo Beach Club Ph + 506 2653-0178. Location 50 meters from Hotel Diria, diagonal hotel Mar Rey, Centro comercial Galeria del Mar. Welcome to “El Be! Club”.See you on the beach!  Follow us by liking our page and joining @Elbe club events to see whats happening here at the Club.


Restaurante Nogui´s Ph + 506 2653-0029  E-mail: Nogui’s is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nogui Bar has expanded with the town, and now serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 6 days a week.  Plan your day over breakfast as you check out the swell and hear the fishing report.  Enjoy lunch in the welcoming shade under a cooling ceiling fan.  Join the locals for cocktails and bocas and a front row seat on the beach for a beautiful Tamarindo sunset.  Dinner specials include the best fish in town, surf and turf, kebabs, ceviche and shrimp tacos. Save room for Nogui’s famous cream pies.



Costa Rica Surf Club Ph + 506 2653-0130 E-mail: Surf Shop and Surf Lessons, Tshirts, Surfboards Rent and more!. Roca Bruja surf trips . Main street at Sunrise Comercial Center. COSTA RICA SURF CLUB is a ISA recognized school and it means that we operate to the very highest instructional and safety standards of any World Top Surf Schools. Since a few years ago we develop COSTA RICA SURF CAMP based on our Costa Rica Surf School experience in Tamarindo Beach, designed for everyone – from surfers of all abilities, to the traveler searching for more than a vacation package, based in a beautiful location surrounded by tropical gardens steps away from downtown noise and our two Surf Shops in PLAYA TAMARINDO.



Sol Naciente Surf School WhatsApp + 506 8335-8263 Owner Maikel Rodríguez (local surf instructor with more than 25 years of experience) E-mail: Adress: Tamarindo Beach main street in front of Sunrise condominiums, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We offer surf lessons, Kayak adventure tours, Stand up Paddle Boards (SUP) tours, snorkeling tours. We also have surfboards (any size), bodyboards, SUP and snorkeling equipment for rent. Our surf instructors are ISA certified they have great energy and good vibes. PD: if you don’t surf a wave the lesson is free!!!


Kelly´s Surf Shop Ph+ 506 2653-1355.E-mail: . Opening hours; Every day between 7 am and 6 pm. ¡Surf in Tamarindo! Kelly’s Surf Shop, Tamarindo, Costa Rica offers a wide range of services for the beginner or experienced surfer. Book ahead for a full surf camp vacation package or drop in at the surf shop for surf lessons, SUP lessons, surfboard rentals or sales, when in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and make this trip the one surfing adventure you will always remember. Kelly’s has a full-range of surfboards available for rental or as part of your surf package. We offer high-quality individual surf instruction. We give private lessons to individuals or small groups and schedule all lessons according to tides and ocean conditions. Book your next Tamarindo Surf Lesson today at Kelly’s Surf Shop!


Surf Culture Surf Shop Ph + 506 2653-1300 E-mail: Surf Culture is a friendly surf shop in Tamarindo, Costa Rica offering professional private surf lessons and group surf lessons as well as Surfboard Rentals to surf the best waves in Tamarindo area and all over Costa Rica. New and used surfboards for sale, rental and trade with all kinds of accessories for surf trips to Witch’s Rock, Avellanas, Playa Grande and others away from the Costa Rica’s tourist surf spots. Come see us at our convenient location one block from the beach in downtown tamarindo next to Sharky’s. We have easy parking right in front of the surf shop. Tito (the owner) and the rest of the surf crew will help you to get all the best information about Surfing in Guanacaste, Costa Rica or tips to learn how to Surf in Tamarindo Beach (one of the best surf destinations of Costa Rica). Don’t forget, we also do ding repair.



WAYRA Spanish School Ph + 506 2653-0359, Ph + 506 2653-0617, Ph + 506 2653 -061, Ph + 506 88843-4344 (Emergency). E-mail: Calle Real, 50309 Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Office hours: Mo – Fr 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Since 1996 WAYRA Spanish School has been offering Spanish classes to foreign students and residents. Our Swiss and Latin American managed school is the oldest and most experienced Spanish school in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. WAYRA is offering in Playa Tamarindo since 1996 different Spanish programs and is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes.