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It is a nice Beach, if you want to go for a long walk or a quick swim. Unfortunately, Beach vendors come around all the time and try to sell you all kinds of stuff. If you make eye contact with them, they can be...More
My 14 year old brother and I went out into the surf on Boogie Boards and my brother got caught in a riptide and was taken out pretty far. I went out after him because he was panicking and isn't a strong swimmer. I had...More
After three weeks traveling in Costa Rica we were ending our trip in Tamarindo before flying home from Liberia. In Tamarindo we have been very vigilant and watching our belongings, taking turns swimming and not taking purses or backpacks to the beach. While sitting and...More
A very busy beach with many,many folks selling bird whistles,cigars,sunglasses,jewellery etc. They are not rude or persistent,it’s just that there are so very many of them. The phrase “ happy hour” will alert you to the fact that other products are available??? The sand is...More
I came on a solo trip 39 year old Male.I had a couple younger guys approach me while sitting on beach chairs and demand money for sitting there.One of them asked me if I wanted to fight and I left as it wasn't worth any...More
So, if you don't surf, there's still plenty to do.
Shopping, restaurants, people watching.
SO much competition for the tourist dollar, that you are SURE to get the best prices in the area on everything, be it clothes. fishing, water sports, day trips, or anything...More
Had a great time learning to surf at Tamarindo Beach. Great access and not to crowded. Lots of vendors walking the beach with their favorite drinks and souvenirs. There are many restaurants and bars that have beach front access. Great family beach.
I came back to Tamarindo after 5 years, and now it's gone crazy. There are dozens of surfers competing for every wave, plenty of guys that don't know anything about surfing etiquette, and a lot of people continuosly trying to sell you stuff when you...More
Okay, so the beach, views, and surfing are top tier in terms of quality. But that is soon overshadowed after you’re constantly pressed to buy stuff from all of the local vendors walking the beach. Each day I was approached at least 75 times, mostly...More