10 reasons why I love Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Tamarindo is my happy place. If I had to give one reason, it is the community. Such a great mix of nationalities, ages and backgrounds.
In researching this with my friends, one word kept appearing. MAGICAL. Everyone is loving life in this beautiful Costa Rican beach town.
- Great Beaches
In a country full of beautiful beaches, it is hard to pin down the absolute best. But Tamarindo
offers uncrowded white sand beaches, shade and swimmable ocean. Everyone has a favorite area of beach.
Everyone is in Tamarindo because they love it. Look around at sunset, everyone has a smile on their faces. Whether you want to do bingo on a Tuesday night, poker night or party til sunrise, you have options. The community is open and friendly, keen to welcome new ‘locals’.
Tamarindo is well known for its nightlife. It is not a place for cocktail parties and anything
remotely posh, but if you want something a little more upscale there is Rumors or
Lizard, or more base and ‘local’ like Pacifico. You have plenty of options. Once you know the right people, there are lots of villa parties.
- Something for every age group
There is something for everyone, from teenagers up to retirees, so if you have multi
generational family members visiting, everyone has something to do
- Beach bars
In Costa Rica, tamarindo is the undisputed king for beach bars. The beach walk /crawl
from Witches Rock to Langosta Beach club takes in probably 10 beach bars, all offering
live music, DJs or just great happy hour cocktails
- It’s magical!
There is an X factor about Tamarindo, it is magical, there’s no other word! It is the place where everything seems to come together comfortably.
- Sports and activities
Tamarindo is healthy. You’ll notice it when you walk through town, everyone makes time for fitness and it shows. It’s also very famous for surfing, but there is great diving, sport fishing, golf, biking, ATV tours, zip lining, horse riding. Add in turtle tours and the monkey park and there are things to see and do for everyone!
- It’s safe
In general I always feel completely safe, and will wander along the beach at 2am without a concern. But let’s keep it real, although there is almost zero violent crime in Tamarindo, there is petty thievery such as sandals taken off the beach, mobile phones being lifted from your pocket in a crowded bar. Also there are drug dealers on the street doing their thing, but just ignore them and they leave you alone. In general if you keep your wits about you then you are fine.
Just bring your sandals, t shirts and shorts, weather is great year round. Check out my previous video for the breakdown by month.
Compared to other beach towns, Tamarindo has good infrastructure, proper large supermarkets with brands you recognize, mostly paved roads, police station, gas station, post office.
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Laurel and Tony,
The both of you were fantastic with us throughout the property search and purchase process. As we had mentioned, two other attempts to find thorough, attentive, responsive agents to work with in Tamarindo were failures. I expect that we are more work to deal with than many others as we asked a lot of thorough and analytical questions and expected responses to all of them. You two never failed to deliver. The organization and execution of our condo shopping trip in January was excellent and the fact that you two devoted 2 full days to us, around our schedule, to get this deal done was key to our success. The selection of properties that Laurel planned out, including a few places above and below our target zone helped us to refine our interests. We truly appreciated your interest in our success. This could easily have been very stressful for us, and yet, it wasn’t. Thank you very much.
As a side note, when we walked into the Coldwell Banker office randomly with no appointment in November had we not found your office staff patient and accommodating from the start we would have simply walked on to the next agency. Your staff deserves special mention for getting us interested in the agency to begin with.
We will give you some advance notice before we make our first trip down so that we can plan to get together for lunch or dinner. We are tentatively planning on somewhere in the last 2 weeks of May, as soon as our son gets out of school for the summer.
We are- UNHAPPILY- home safe. Would much rather be back in Tamarindo. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING you did to make our stay a joy ! We look very much forward to seeing you on our next trip to Costa Rica. PURA VIDA !
We had so much fun at Buena Vista. Thanks for arranging that with Memo.
I also want to say many thanks for all that you have done. We have enjoyed Costa Rica and I have found you so helpful with everything and a pleasure to deal with that it was a very stress free vacation. When I do come back here hopefully you will still be doing what what you do.
Our last couple of days will be spent enjoying the sunshine and eating at great restaurants. Sincerely,
While my computer is still running here, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for your help during our stay.
When we first came to your office, we were in dire straights and in desperate need of assistance. Andrea was extremely compassionate, spoke with candor, and had a "can do attitude" that was of immense help.
In addition, Andrea has put us in contact with Steve, with whom we are working, preparing to view a little property that might be just what we are looking for at this particular time.
In addition, having gotten to know Andrea personally as well as professionally has been our great pleasure. I wanted to let you know what a tremendous asset she is to your company. She is a great treasure -- a one in a million.