Transfer to Tamarindo

Airport Transfer to Tamarindo Beach

About Playa Tamarindo

Playa Tamarindo is located in the province of Guanacaste and it is one of the beaches most easily reached by public buses coming from San Jose. With the new international airport in Liberia, Guanacaste is now open to international arrivals. Currently, flights to and from Miami, Atlanta, and Houston arrive and depart Liberia regularly, and it’s just a 45-minute drive from Tamarindo. It takes around five hours to drive from San Jose.

San Jose Airport to Tamarindo Beach

Liberia Airport to Tamarindo Beach

There are three public buses, two shuttle buses and seven daily domestic flights with Tamarindo as their destination. This town has a mixture of small hotels in a variety of price ranges, and a good selection of restaurants. The abundance of stylish small hotels has turned Tamarindo into one of the most popular beaches on this coast.

It has all the amenities of a Costa Rica beach town: surf, sand, snorkeling, shopping and sun, sun and more sun. The weather is hot and dry, but in the rainy season, from May through October, you can expect late afternoon showers. Above the beach are low, dry hills that can be an arid brown in the dry season, but in the rainy season, it will instantly turn green.

This beach is a 2 mile (4 km) stretch of white sand and warm blue water. It is surrounded by National Parks to the north and south, and mountains with breathtaking views to the east. The main road in the village of Tamarindo extends 2 miles (3 km) from the entrance to Parque Nacional Las Baulas to the northeast down to the main bus stop at the main traffic circle. Tamarindo also offers sport fishing, sailing, golf, turtle watching, diving, horseback riding and much more.

Nature is abundant; you will find leatherback turtles laying their eggs in the northern part of the bay, and you can hear the Howler monkeys echoing from the treetops. Fishing boats pass along the south end of the beach, and brown pelicans fish just outside the breakers. Tamarindo has also been the new hot spot for many local bands and well-known music groups lately. This beach experiences many wonderful concerts bringing more festivities and a bit more culture to this growing town. Some of the favorites are Vino Tinto, Hardcover and Las Tortugas. There is something for everyone: Rock, Latin Rock, R & B, Hip Hop, blues and more.

Costa Rica is a perfect destination for surfing and Tamarindo is famous in this country for its stunning beaches. Tamarindo Beach, in particular, is very popular for surfers who enjoy breaking through waves or to use the town as a jumping-off-place for Playas Grande, Langosta, Avellana, and Negra. It is also a great place to learn to surf because the waves brake several times before reaching the beach, so you can start with the smallest waves close to the beach and work your way out as you get better.

It’s the perfect laid back quality surf region. You will find two main points: Pico Pequeno, a lava finger reef which can get perfect with a swell; and El Estero, an excellent river-mouth break where the Tamarindo Estuary hits the ocean. This Estuary is also great for those enjoying nature. Its wildlife includes 180 different species of birds and the American crocodile. So, this sandy offshore isle makes a great destination if you’re a strong swimmer if you’re not; it makes a great foreground for sunsets. For those who prefer peace, you can wander out to the rocky point at, either end of the beach, and take in a beautiful sunset, reflected on the endless silvery waters.

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