local business recommendations


The Tamarindo News - English and Spanish local news website.
Tico Times - English Costa Rican news site specializing in local and international news
The Howler Magazine - Guanacaste’s local online and print English language magazine
The Costa Rica Star - A fantastic English language online newspaper
The Costa Rica News - Another great English language online newspaper


Nature Air - Central America’s fastest growing airline, Nature Air offers domestic flights in Costa Rica, as well as flights to the neighboring countries of Nicaragua and Panama.
Tamarindo Shuttle - Local shuttle bus service with affordable rates from Liberia and San Jose airports to many beach towns in Guanacaste. 
Xplore Costa Rica - Tamarindo Beach Tours, Activities & Transfers


Tamarindo Diria - Tamarindo’s premier beach front hotel 
Capitan Suizo Beachfront Hotel - An environmentally conscious boutique beach front hotel
Witch's Rock Surf Camp - Tamarindo’s premier hotel, restaurant and surf camp
Rocky Point Cabinas - Hotel & Tex-Mex Restaurant in Playa Negra
La Oveja Negra Surf Camp & Hostel - Great hostel in Tamarindo that offers surf tours and lessons.


Marlin Del Rey - Tamarindo’s largest sailing tour offering sunset tours every day.
Rhino Charger - Deep sea fishing charter
Kingpin Sport Fishing - Chartered sport fishing tours operated by a licensed US Coast Guard captain.
Capullo Sport Fishing - Sport fishing tour operator with locations in Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal, and Carrillo.
Pedro's Fishing Tours - Family Operated. Catch & Eat!
Sail Antares - Gourmet Sunset Sailing Tours
Arenas - Awesome tour operator featuring ATV tours, kayaking, stand up paddling, surf lessons, canopy, and more.


Wok & Roll - Asian fusion restaurant and oyster bar
La Bodega - One of the best organic breakfast and lunch menu’s in town.
Kahiki Restaurant - Sport & Tapas Bar. Open for Breakfast
Tico To Go - Tamarindo’s number one restaurant delivery service.
Nogui's Restaurant - Beachfront Dining & Sunset Happy Hour
Shrimp Hole - Tamarindo’s casual seafood bar and restaurant serving delicious, sustainably sourced, Costa Rican shrimp. 


Perennial Weddings - Will work with you to make every detail perfect for your Costa Rican wedding
Four Winds Weddings & Events - Plan your wedding on one of the many beautiful beaches on Costa Rica’s west coast.

Car Rentals:

Alamo - Offers fantastic daily rates 
Hertz Rent-a-Car - Use your Hertz points during your stay in Tamarindo. 
Adobe Rent-a-Car - Located in the center of town, Adobe offers competitive rates for visitors who want their own transportation.


La Paz Community School - Internationally accredited bilingual private school serving preschool through high school.
Costa Rica International Academy - Dual accredited (US/Costa Rica) academy that maintains a focus on college preparation.

Language Programs:

WAYRA Instituto de Español - Local high level Spanish language learning program
EF Language School Tamarindo - Globally recognized Spanish language program with a location right in Tamarindo
Institute for Spanish Language Studies - Worldwide language program featuring Spanish, surf and lodging packages


Jaime Peligro Bookstore - Books, Music, maps, postcards, stamps & mailbox

Surf Shops/Board Shapers:

Witch's Rock Surf Camp - Tamarindo’s premier surf camp, home of the legendary Robert August, of Endless Summer
Che Boards - Makers of top quality custom surfboards.

Dental services:

Dental Tourism - Tamarindo Dental Center - General dentistry and emergency services
Pacific Smile - This dentist gets fantastic reviews


Guaitil Pottery - Pre-Columbian Ceramics Gallery & Studio
ESE - Architecture, Engineering & Consultation
Dover Y Hijos - U.S. Based Contractor. Construction & Renovations
Pacific Coast Storage - AC Self-Storage, Shipping, Covered Car & Boat Parking
Tamarindo Directory - Connecting the Tamarindo business community with visitors
The Leatherbacks - Rockin’ Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica since 1997
P & D Lawyers - A great source for legal help with buying real estate in Costa Rica