We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 68.80*
and up
ATV Mountain and Beach Tour from Tamarindo
More Info
US$ 89.00*
and up
Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Tamarindo
More Info
US$ 55.00*
and up
2 Hour Surf Lessons at Tamarindo Beach

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,273 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 938
    Excellent
  • 607
    Very good
  • 234
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Cant go wrong at this beach it has it all

yes there are waves small and big, yes there are rocks in some places (easily identifiable at low tide though) not buch shade so bring a umbrella. had a great time with family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Giddy-up
,
Calgary, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

2,273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,832: English reviews
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

yes there are waves small and big, yes there are rocks in some places (easily identifiable at low tide though) not buch shade so bring a umbrella. had a great time with family every day. yes beach vendors are there but not pushy.

Helpful?
Thank Giddy-up
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
289 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a catamaran sail trip from here. The beach here is better than it is at the Westin. Plus there is plenty of refreshments near by

Helpful?
Thank got2bebiking
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is fantastic with amazing "scenery" 😜 The vendors can be annoying, but I highly recommend renting the beach chairs with umbrellas...$15 for the whole day. Do not skip out on the sunset. The sun going down is amazing, but the show really starts when the sun goes down and the colours fill the sky.

Helpful?
Thank FatMonkeyB
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to this beach several times and each time we find it is dirty with garbage and an overabundance of salesman. We kept track one afternoon and literally every 3 minutes someone would come by blowing one of those bird whistles or selling something else. However, besides these two things we LOVE this beach. It offers so many... More 

Helpful?
Thank SavoieFamily
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

great beach!!! the atmosphere on this beach is incredible and very clean!!! a great spot to surf,very friendly waves.

Helpful?
Thank Karen B
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very scenic beach. The first part next to the town is a bit crowded, but just walk to your right and you will find miles of endless natural beaches.

Helpful?
Thank vogelreisengmbh
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice sandy bottom, shallow for kids, great for surfing or bogey boarding and showers to rinse off, lots of places to eat and drink close by

Helpful?
Thank krakengoodtimes
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
Level Contributor
31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rocky. Definitely a beach for surfing. A lot of locals selling jewelry, food, pottery, along the beach, Alot!!! We had a local teach my husband and kids to surf for 1 hr and was friendly, reasonably priced (2 for 50$). We gave him a 10$ tip. You have to sit very far from the shore due to the high tides... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wontika
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't beat the sunsets! So relaxing. Just what we needed to unwind. The wild life was awesome as well. There where big rolling waves for the surfers. Just beware of the warning signs at the north end.

Helpful?
Thank eberry22
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really nice beach to surf and learn to surf. Expect when the ride is good it can get very crowded. But that is expected.

Helpful?
Thank Umehani

Travellers who viewed Tamarindo Beach also viewed

Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo
El Guapote, Tamarindo
 
Playa Conchal, Province of Guanacaste
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste
 

Been to Tamarindo Beach? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tamarindo Beach and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Tamarindo Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?