Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste is the most accessible location along the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica with an airstrip serviced 7 days a week from San José by two airlines: SANSA and Nature Air provide several flights daily. There is also a paved highway from San José for those who wish to drive the countryside (4-5 hrs. to Tamarindo). The international airport in Liberia, Guanacaste is open to international flights from a variety of carriers. The airport is just a 45 minute drive from Tamarindo.
Tamarindo Beach is part of a bay formed by a cape, Cabo Velas (velas is Spanish for sails, or sailfish). Playa Grande lies to the north of Tamarindo Beach inside the bay. The two beaches are separated by a natural salt water estuary, Estero Tamarindo. South of Tamarindo Bay there is another beautiful estuary and beach, Playa Langosta.
Both Playa Grande and Playa Langosta are protected nesting areas for the giant leatherback turtles, and are part of the Costa Rican national park system. These beaches are the major nesting areas worldwide for the turtles, which arrive from October to March to lay their eggs. Tours led by official guides are available to take visitors to see this incredible spectacle. Another very special tour is the jungle boat ride. Small groups are ferried on locally built skiffs deep into the mysterious mangrove forest, where a breathtaking diversity of birds, mammals, and reptiles can be seen.
Tamarindo boasts an amazing selection of fine international and typical Costa Rican restaurants. Tamarindo has a French bakery, as well as restaurants catering to health-conscious and vegetarian patrons. Tamarindo also has grocery stores, fresh products and fruit juice stands, an ice factory, a variety of souvenir and clothing shops, an art gallery, medical clinic, pharmacy, hardware store, a full service bank with ATM machine, real estate offices, laudromats, internet cafes. It now has a new school, Country Day School, which is just a 15 minute drive from Tamarindo.
This Tamarindo condo located in a gated community provides you with the security you might need, one bedroom and one bathroom sitting in 54 square meters, with privately covered terrace overlooking a common area pool, ranch and garden. This condo is a pool lever unit inside the community, has great room, with kitchen, dining and living rooms. The kitchen is fully equipped including washer/dryer, granite countertops, and it includes one assigned parking place. It has the advantage of 24/7 controlled entrance. It is only a 10 minute drive far from Tamarindo Main Beach. Immediate Availability, held in a corporation which makes easier the trespassing process.