Playa Tamarindo is considered a great vacation destination. It combines a range of activities, tours, hotels, and restaurants all within an easily accessible area.
Playa Tamarindo has stunning pristine beaches with clean and clear blue water, a wondrous climate and natural surroundings.
Years ago, Tamarindo was just a small fishing village. Today, Tamarindo is a major tourist destination that has developed several hotels and attractions to suit all budgets.
The best way to get to Tamarindo is to fly into Liberia International Airport. You can also fly into the Tamarindo Airport or travel by bus. The drive from Liberia Airport to Tamarindo is 1 hour. The drive from Tamarindo airport to Tamarindo downtown takes 5 minutes.
Living in Playa Tamarindo
Surfing conditions are perfect for both experienced and beginner surfers. Local activities include scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, ATV, horseback riding, and day and evening cruises.
The nearby Diria Wildlife Refuge and the Las Baulas National Marine Park are an important spawning and nursing ground for leatherback turtles. Offshore fishing tours are available. For those who love golf, Hacienda Pinilla is a challenging golf course with an ocean setting. See more about activities in the area.
Playa Tamarindo is big enough for those seeking peace and quiet, and for those who want to go out at night. The town of Tamarindo is quite colorful, with many local Ticos. There is a vegetable market, outdoor art gallery, craft shops, beautiful spas, and more than 40 restaurants with cuisines to fit every palate. The sun shines every day during the dry season, with occasional daily showers in the rainy season (May through November).
There are several banks in town as well as hardware stores, grocery stores, a movie theater and many other conveniences to make life easy. There are also several Facebook group pages for residents and a local magazine, The Howler.
Education in Playa Tamarindo
There are public schools in the area, but there are also several wonderful private school options near Playa Tamarindo.
Costs of Living in Playa Tamarindo
Below is a chart that shows the average monthly cost of living in Playa Tamarindo. This will vary depending on how many members of your family are with you here.
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