Guidebook for Tamarindo

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Guidebook for Tamarindo

Restaurants : Breakfast-Lunch-Diner

A relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, enjoyable under the palms ambiance, located on a secluded area right on the beach. Great for easy drinks at happy hour or dining. Reservations are highly recommended as Pangas is frequently booked for events, therefore, not always open to the public. Ph. 2653-0024, pangasbc@gmail.com or use Facebook.
Pangas Beach Club
135 Calle Central
A relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, enjoyable under the palms ambiance, located on a secluded area right on the beach. Great for easy drinks at happy hour or dining. Reservations are highly recommended as Pangas is frequently booked for events, therefore, not always open to the public. Ph. 2653-0024, pangasbc@gmail.com or use Facebook.
Restaurante en de carnes en Tamarindo
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Patagonia Argentinian Grill & Restaurant (La Patagonia)
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Restaurante en de carnes en Tamarindo
Serves meat, vegan options available. A falafel bar offering a lot of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free choices, including hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush, salads, tahini, fried sliced eggplant, rice with lentils, stuffed grape leaves and baked pitas.
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Falafel Bar
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Serves meat, vegan options available. A falafel bar offering a lot of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free choices, including hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush, salads, tahini, fried sliced eggplant, rice with lentils, stuffed grape leaves and baked pitas.
Coffe shop offering 100% pure and natural Costa Rican coffee. Serving delicious breakfast and lunch items along with a variety of pastries from our bakery.
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Café Tico
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Coffe shop offering 100% pure and natural Costa Rican coffee. Serving delicious breakfast and lunch items along with a variety of pastries from our bakery.
Local cuisine, Mexican, Fusion, Healthy, Central American
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Green Papaya Taco Bar
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Local cuisine, Mexican, Fusion, Healthy, Central American
Coco Loco offers an unforgettable dining experience with a unique menu that draws from a French culinary base while using freshest Costa Rican ingredients.
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Restaurante Coco Loco
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Coco Loco offers an unforgettable dining experience with a unique menu that draws from a French culinary base while using freshest Costa Rican ingredients.
Playa Avellanas (30 minutes)
Great setting under the palms right at the beach in Avellanas. Great for a beer and a sandwich at the beach for lunch time, hammacks and lounge chairs will make you want to stay there forever. Drive towards Huacas, where you will take a right and follow signs to Tamarindo. At Villareal, do not make any turns and follow the signs for Pinilla. Continue beyond Hacienda Pinilla’s front gate and Avellanas will be the next beach you run into on your right hand, and you will not miss Lola’s. Ph. 2652-9097
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Lola's
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Playa Avellanas (30 minutes)
Great setting under the palms right at the beach in Avellanas. Great for a beer and a sandwich at the beach for lunch time, hammacks and lounge chairs will make you want to stay there forever. Drive towards Huacas, where you will take a right and follow signs to Tamarindo. At Villareal, do not make any turns and follow the signs for Pinilla. Continue beyond Hacienda Pinilla’s front gate and Avellanas will be the next beach you run into on your right hand, and you will not miss Lola’s. Ph. 2652-9097
An institution opened since 1974, offering very good breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Perfectly located for lunch in the shade and take up forces. A varied menu with meat, fish and some snacks. Chef's specialities are offered for dinner.
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Nogui's Restaurant Costa Rica
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An institution opened since 1974, offering very good breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Perfectly located for lunch in the shade and take up forces. A varied menu with meat, fish and some snacks. Chef's specialities are offered for dinner.
Beach front bar and tapas restaurant, perfect to watch the sunset and Happy Hour. Drive as if going towards Langosta Beach, make a right turn at the corner of the Kahiki restaurant and follow the path to the beach, the restaurant is located on the right hand side, it’s easy to stop with lots of tables and chairs on the sand. Ph. 2438-9569
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El Chiringuito
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Beach front bar and tapas restaurant, perfect to watch the sunset and Happy Hour. Drive as if going towards Langosta Beach, make a right turn at the corner of the Kahiki restaurant and follow the path to the beach, the restaurant is located on the right hand side, it’s easy to stop with lots of tables and chairs on the sand. Ph. 2438-9569
Located on the road towards Langosta, to your right-hand side. The club is beach front and it is usually open to all general public for restaurant service, they have good music and very good food. The also offer the option to rent out a cabana, from where you can enjoy the service of an appointed waiter/waitress, the pool and the beach for the day, call them to inquire about prices and availability, at https://www.langostabeachclub.com/beach-club/ or Ph. 2653-1127.
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Langosta Beach Club
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Located on the road towards Langosta, to your right-hand side. The club is beach front and it is usually open to all general public for restaurant service, they have good music and very good food. The also offer the option to rent out a cabana, from where you can enjoy the service of an appointed waiter/waitress, the pool and the beach for the day, call them to inquire about prices and availability, at https://www.langostabeachclub.com/beach-club/ or Ph. 2653-1127.
Great seafood and meat, very spacious and good atmosphere
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Patagonia del Mar
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Great seafood and meat, very spacious and good atmosphere
Tamarindo Coffee Roasters (TCR) was established in 2017 to produce freshly roasted, high quality Costa Rican coffee. We offer Direct Trade, Single Origin coffees from Tarrazu, Central Valley, and two regions of Guanacaste. Our vision is to create awareness and education around specialty coffees grown in Costa Rica and to provide an experience with every cup. We pride ourselves on working directly with sustainable farms and strategic partners to deliver the best coffee Costa Rica has to offer.
Tamarindo Coffee Roasters
Tamarindo Coffee Roasters (TCR) was established in 2017 to produce freshly roasted, high quality Costa Rican coffee. We offer Direct Trade, Single Origin coffees from Tarrazu, Central Valley, and two regions of Guanacaste. Our vision is to create awareness and education around specialty coffees grown in Costa Rica and to provide an experience with every cup. We pride ourselves on working directly with sustainable farms and strategic partners to deliver the best coffee Costa Rica has to offer.
The Shrimp Hole, casual seafood restaurant with the sunny deck, situated only one block from the beautiful beach of Tamarindo. This tropical 'hole in the wall' style restaurant serves a simple but mouth watering menu. We use sustainably farmed shrimp and the freshest seafood you can find in Costa Rica. We also serve Catch of the Day, Ceviche, Poke and other seasonal seafood from our internationally inspired menu. If you are not a big seafood fan, we have some Chicken options for you too! You can grab your food to go and stroll down to the beach to watch the waves or sit on our sunny deck and watch the world go by or choose our new indoor restaurant seating and experience the best seafood dining…
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Shrimp Hole
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The Shrimp Hole, casual seafood restaurant with the sunny deck, situated only one block from the beautiful beach of Tamarindo. This tropical 'hole in the wall' style restaurant serves a simple but mouth watering menu. We use sustainably farmed shrimp and the freshest seafood you can find in Costa Rica. We also serve Catch of the Day, Ceviche, Poke and other seasonal seafood from our internationally inspired menu. If you are not a big seafood fan, we have some Chicken options for you too! You can grab your food to go and stroll down to the beach to watch the waves or sit on our sunny deck and watch the world go by or choose our new indoor restaurant seating and experience the best seafood dining…
Cafe, Healthy, Costa Rican, Fusion, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Pico Bistro
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Cafe, Healthy, Costa Rican, Fusion, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Experience fine dining in an incredible setting with breathtaking views of the ocean and year-round sunset. Make sure to contact them ahead to make reservations at https://www.sentidonorterestaurant.com/ or call Ph. 2103-1200. Adults and children 12 and above only.
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Sentido Norte
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Experience fine dining in an incredible setting with breathtaking views of the ocean and year-round sunset. Make sure to contact them ahead to make reservations at https://www.sentidonorterestaurant.com/ or call Ph. 2103-1200. Adults and children 12 and above only.
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Soda Las Palmas
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Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Soda y Marisquería Marcela
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Authentic Italian Gourmet Store and Restaurant
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Walter's Fish and Cheeses
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Authentic Italian Gourmet Store and Restaurant
Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
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El Sapo
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Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
Una pizzería con una atmósfera única, un ambiente acogedor,casual y de entorno agradable... el mejor lugar para cenar en Tamarindo! Nuestro menú es especializado en pizzas a la carta, ensaladas, variedad de vinos, postres y nuestros famosos gelatos.
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Restaurante La Baula
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Una pizzería con una atmósfera única, un ambiente acogedor,casual y de entorno agradable... el mejor lugar para cenar en Tamarindo! Nuestro menú es especializado en pizzas a la carta, ensaladas, variedad de vinos, postres y nuestros famosos gelatos.
Pasta Casera Tamarindo • Pastas Frescas, Ravioles, Canelones, Panini, Empanadas, Pizza, Deli y más. Para llevar o disfrutar en nuestro local. ¡Pura Vida!
Pasta Casera
Pasta Casera Tamarindo • Pastas Frescas, Ravioles, Canelones, Panini, Empanadas, Pizza, Deli y más. Para llevar o disfrutar en nuestro local. ¡Pura Vida!
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Bamboo Sushi Club
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
American, Sushi, Asian, Pizza
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El Mercadito de Tamarindo Gourmet Food Market
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American, Sushi, Asian, Pizza
Waffle Monkey is the only place in Tamarindo specializing in all day homemade Belgian waffles with an array of toppings to choose from. We offer hot and cold coffees as well as smoothies, milkshakes and ice cream. Taking into consideration food restrictions some clients may have, we offer GLUTEN FREE and Vegan waffles as well as dairy free milk (soy milk). We also have specials which change daily.
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Waffle Monkey
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Waffle Monkey is the only place in Tamarindo specializing in all day homemade Belgian waffles with an array of toppings to choose from. We offer hot and cold coffees as well as smoothies, milkshakes and ice cream. Taking into consideration food restrictions some clients may have, we offer GLUTEN FREE and Vegan waffles as well as dairy free milk (soy milk). We also have specials which change daily.
Contemporary, Healthy
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NOI Bistro
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Contemporary, Healthy
Highly regarded as one of the top dining establishments in the bustling tourist town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Dragonfly consistently delivers exceptional cuisine, fantastic wines, cocktails and craft beers with gracious and knowledgeable service. Sourcing fresh local ingredients and seasonally adapting our menu options, Dragonfly offers creative culinary cuisine in a charming and romantic atmosphere.
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Dragonfly Bar & Grill
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Highly regarded as one of the top dining establishments in the bustling tourist town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Dragonfly consistently delivers exceptional cuisine, fantastic wines, cocktails and craft beers with gracious and knowledgeable service. Sourcing fresh local ingredients and seasonally adapting our menu options, Dragonfly offers creative culinary cuisine in a charming and romantic atmosphere.
Supermarket
Vindi Tamarindo
Supermarket

Beach

Very special and one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, it’s unique feature: white shells instead of sand! They have now closed the beach access via Brasilito to Conchal for cars, for the public, there is only one way to get to Conchal and it’s by walking across Brasilito beach. You have two options: Option 1: Park your car in Brasilito town and walk. There is no secure parking lot, it is just street parking. Option 2: Park your car in the secured lot right outside Brasilito town and take the shuttle to Brasilito. You will still need to walk across the beach to get to Conchal but this parking is free, secure with cameras, a security guard and there are bathrooms, showers and changing rooms.
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Playa Conchal
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Very special and one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, it’s unique feature: white shells instead of sand! They have now closed the beach access via Brasilito to Conchal for cars, for the public, there is only one way to get to Conchal and it’s by walking across Brasilito beach. You have two options: Option 1: Park your car in Brasilito town and walk. There is no secure parking lot, it is just street parking. Option 2: Park your car in the secured lot right outside Brasilito town and take the shuttle to Brasilito. You will still need to walk across the beach to get to Conchal but this parking is free, secure with cameras, a security guard and there are bathrooms, showers and changing rooms.
This is where everybody goes. Excellent conditions to learn to surf. Nice to stroll at sunset or during low tie. All sort of facilities are available and everything is within walking distance. There are two convenient parking lots right next to the beach.
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Tamarindo
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This is where everybody goes. Excellent conditions to learn to surf. Nice to stroll at sunset or during low tie. All sort of facilities are available and everything is within walking distance. There are two convenient parking lots right next to the beach.
Sitting just south of Tamarindo, the small beachside community of Playa Langosta is an exotic locale with excellent surfing conditions.
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Playa Langosta
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Sitting just south of Tamarindo, the small beachside community of Playa Langosta is an exotic locale with excellent surfing conditions.
Bahia de los Piratas may not be as popular as the surrounding beaches in the Playa Grande vicinity due to its “off the beaten path” location, but seeking this place out is well worth the effort. About 15 minutes from Playa Grande and this beach can be accessed via the small town of Matapalo, veering south before meeting the shore of South Conchal. You will know you made it upon seeing a skull and crossbones flag flying in one of the signature rock islands just off shore. Although not typically a surfing beach, paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling are common activities with it’s crystal clear waters. If you are looking to do some spear fishing, bring your gear to Piratas; it is a favorite location among local fisherman as grouper and other types of fish make their home among the rocks. If you aren’t looking to get wet, landlubbers can take horseback and ATV tours to Bahia de los Piratas and lounge on the beach for the day. At low tide, the adventurous types can venture out to more beaches just past the south point or onto the rock island by following a trail of strategically placed boulders. Water shoes are a must as the rocks are slippery and these types of formations are often home to spiny urchins. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own coolers and food to Bahia de los Piratas. While there is one hotel on the beach with a bar, hours of operation have been known to be off.
Playa Bahía de Los Piratas
Bahia de los Piratas may not be as popular as the surrounding beaches in the Playa Grande vicinity due to its “off the beaten path” location, but seeking this place out is well worth the effort. About 15 minutes from Playa Grande and this beach can be accessed via the small town of Matapalo, veering south before meeting the shore of South Conchal. You will know you made it upon seeing a skull and crossbones flag flying in one of the signature rock islands just off shore. Although not typically a surfing beach, paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling are common activities with it’s crystal clear waters. If you are looking to do some spear fishing, bring your gear to Piratas; it is a favorite location among local fisherman as grouper and other types of fish make their home among the rocks. If you aren’t looking to get wet, landlubbers can take horseback and ATV tours to Bahia de los Piratas and lounge on the beach for the day. At low tide, the adventurous types can venture out to more beaches just past the south point or onto the rock island by following a trail of strategically placed boulders. Water shoes are a must as the rocks are slippery and these types of formations are often home to spiny urchins. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own coolers and food to Bahia de los Piratas. While there is one hotel on the beach with a bar, hours of operation have been known to be off.
One of the most famous beach in Costa Rica. Typically crowded during Holidays. Beautiful white sand. Great swimming. Restaurants and facilities available. Place to see and be seen.
Head out to Villareal, Huacas, then follow the signs to Conchal and Flamingo. Drive pass the town of Brasilito. Recommend parking towards the northern part of the beach.
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Playa Flamingo
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One of the most famous beach in Costa Rica. Typically crowded during Holidays. Beautiful white sand. Great swimming. Restaurants and facilities available. Place to see and be seen.
Head out to Villareal, Huacas, then follow the signs to Conchal and Flamingo. Drive pass the town of Brasilito. Recommend parking towards the northern part of the beach.
Great place to spend the entire day within the Las Catalinas community, the restaurant and beach are open to the general public and it is a great place to rent a kayak or a paddle board
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Danta Beach
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Great place to spend the entire day within the Las Catalinas community, the restaurant and beach are open to the general public and it is a great place to rent a kayak or a paddle board
Great Surfing. Nice to stroll at low tide. Grey sand. Good food and drinks at Lolas’. This is one of our favorites. Exit Tamarindo and head towards Villareal, where you will make a right turn and then follow the signs to Pinilla. Continue beyond Hacienda Pinilla’s front gate and Avellanas will be the next beach you run into on your right hand. Lola’s is a good parking spot with great ceviche! Also, if interested in surfing, contact Mauricio at http://avellanas-surf-school.com/ or (506) 7105-8809.
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Playa Avellanas
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Great Surfing. Nice to stroll at low tide. Grey sand. Good food and drinks at Lolas’. This is one of our favorites. Exit Tamarindo and head towards Villareal, where you will make a right turn and then follow the signs to Pinilla. Continue beyond Hacienda Pinilla’s front gate and Avellanas will be the next beach you run into on your right hand. Lola’s is a good parking spot with great ceviche! Also, if interested in surfing, contact Mauricio at http://avellanas-surf-school.com/ or (506) 7105-8809.

Activities and Tours

Pinilla Canopy Tour
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Rincon de la Vieja National Park
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Tenorio Volcano National Park - Rio Celeste
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Palo Verde Boat Tours
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Positioned within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list.
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Arenalio ežeras
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Positioned within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list.
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Monteverde
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Gimnasio totalmente equipado, contamos con máquinas, peso libre, zona de cardio, clases de spinning, yoga, zumba, funcional, abs. Club de Boxeo
Tamarindo Fitness Center
Gimnasio totalmente equipado, contamos con máquinas, peso libre, zona de cardio, clases de spinning, yoga, zumba, funcional, abs. Club de Boxeo
Learn to Surf in Tamarindo Banana Surf School is located in Banana Surf Club in the heart of Tamarindo and right on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. Ask Goochi or Evi
Banana Surf Club
Learn to Surf in Tamarindo Banana Surf School is located in Banana Surf Club in the heart of Tamarindo and right on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. Ask Goochi or Evi

Bar & Nightlife

THE Sports Bar in Playa Tamarindo, Sharky's has a little something for everyone! Amazing wings, burgers and more! Fun and safe themed nights! Pura Vida!!
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Sharky’s Sports Bar
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THE Sports Bar in Playa Tamarindo, Sharky's has a little something for everyone! Amazing wings, burgers and more! Fun and safe themed nights! Pura Vida!!
Tamarindo's prime seafood and cocktails. Best dining experience since 1999. Cocktail bar shaking things up nightly.
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Lizard Lounge
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Tamarindo's prime seafood and cocktails. Best dining experience since 1999. Cocktail bar shaking things up nightly.
Pacifico Resto-Bar ubicado en la rotonda de tamarindo. Muy buena comida, variedad de cocktails & cervezas artesanales. Ideal para reunirse con amigos!
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Pacifico Bar
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Pacifico Resto-Bar ubicado en la rotonda de tamarindo. Muy buena comida, variedad de cocktails & cervezas artesanales. Ideal para reunirse con amigos!