Tamarindo Beach Guanacaste
Location: 43 miles southwest of Liberia on the North Pacific Coast
Weather: Hot and dry during the day, cooler in the evenings. Rainy season is from May through November.
Temperature: 75-92° F year round
Altitude: Sea level
Located on Guanacaste’s Gold Coast, Tamarindo is a popular North Pacific beach town. Great surf, beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife are some of the attractions of this growing resort town. With international flights now available into the nearby Liberia airport, increased tourism and development are apparent as are the myriad of activities now available to Tamarindo visitors.
Tamarindo beach is part of a bay and is flanked by Playas Grande and Langosta, both protected nesting sites for the giant leatherback turtle. From October through March, official turtle tours are available to observe the sea turtles nesting. A salt water estuary, locally known as Estero Tamarindo, flows between the two beaches and is a terrific spot for bird and wildlife viewing.
The sun shines just about 365 days per year, and the temperature is pleasantly warm year round. In the rainy season, from May through October, you can expect a brief shower in the late afternoon, making the beach sparkle, and allowing for extraordinary sunsets.
The beach is a three and a half kilometer stretch of white sand and warm blue water. Tamarindo is surrounded by National Parks to its north and south, and mountains with breathtaking views to its east. Nature is abundant, Leatherback Turtles lay their eggs in the northern part of the bay. Howler Monkeys are heard and seen swinging on branches throughout Tamarindo. In some restaurants giant Iguanas will come up to your table expecting table scraps. In the late afternoons you can hear the parakeets screeching in the trees, preparing to settle down for the night.
A wide range of hotels and restaurants are on offer for all budgets and tastes.