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Playa Langosta is the most exclusive residential area of Tamarindo and is located on its southern edge. It can be reached by vehicle along dirt roads from the center of Tamarindo, or by walking along the shoreline to the south from “the Circle”.

The brilliant waves and wind invite all for surfing and wind-surfing. There is a wildlife refuge and a marine national park. The beach is large enough that non surfers will easy find quiet stretches. Parts of the beach have rip-currents and barely submerged rocks, so make local inquires before swimming.

Information for Surfers: This beach offers a right and left point break that curls off the mouth of a small river.

Langosta Beach, credit to Instagram user caro508


Tamarindo is a rapidly growing beach resort area and in the last three years has eclipsed all others on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast in the level of services, amenities, tourist attractions, accommodations and nightlife. The town of Tamarindo sits in the middle of a wide, arcing, beige sand beach.

A construction boom is continuing and will soon leave Tamarindo with 5 banks, 2 hardware stores, multiple restaurants, numerous accommodations, bars, discos, souvenir and surf shops, and small grocery stores. It’s a great destination for anyone that wants to do anything recreational in the ocean or simply enjoy the beach and the sun, by day, and then turn to a full evening of resort activities by night.

Both surfing and windsurfing are good, and there is a wildlife refuge and marine national park nearby. The beach is large enough that non surfers can still find quiet stretches. Parts of the beach have rip currents or barely submerged rocks, so make local inquiries before swimming. This beach has good access to public transportation and is bustling with small scale development. During the dry months, February’s winds can make the beach a bit gritty.

Tamarindo became known as a surf town after its beach was featured in the film, “Endless Summer II”. There are good waves at the river estuary north of town and at Playa Grande across the estuary.

There’s some surfing right off Playa Tamarindo, but the rocks make for limited space. Playa Langosta, a couple of kilometers south of Tamarindo, is a favorite uninhabited surfing beach. Sea kayaking is also good. About 6 km to 7 km farther south is Playa Avellanas.

Information for Surfers: Tamarindo has two main points: Pico Pequeno a rocky point in front of the Hotel Tamarindo Diria and the excellent river mouth break called El Estero.

Tamarindo Beach, credit to Instagram user evybulakar


Due to Tamarindo’s multi-cultural community we enjoy a wide diversity of restaurants. We will be posting articles of some of them so stay tuned!

Here’s a list of some of them…

Restaurant Name




SushiClub For the Lovers of Sushi – At Luna Llena Hotel 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 8843.3441
CAPITAN SUIZO European and Tropical Fusion. Restaurant Beach front. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner 2653.0075
CAROLINA’S RSTAURANT & GRILL Were Customers become Friends Only for Dinner. Wednesday Closed. 2653.1946
DRAGON FLY BAR AND GRILL Fusion Cusine. The simple Art of Perfect Food. Open for Dinner 2653.1506
EL CHAPARRITO RESTAURANT Mexican Food 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 2653.0856
EL COCONUT An excellent dining choice. Where Quality Meets Passion Experience the Difference 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays 2653.0086
EL PESCADOR Sea Food and Typical. Restaurant Beach front   2653.0786
LA BAULA PIZZERIA   5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 2653.1450
LA PALAPA RESTAURANTE & BAR International Cusine 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sundays closed 2653.1798
LAZY WAVE You can eat in bed!…or on a traditional table. Open for Dinner 2653.0737
MANDARINA – JUICE BAR Natural Drinks… Enjoy The three location in town!    
MATAPALO RESTAURANT International Cusine. Restaurant Beach front. 12:00 m.d. – 10:00 p.m. 2653.0031
NASUA Art, Crafts & Cooffe Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner  
NIBANNA Fusion Cusine 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Every day 2653.0447
OLGA’S Coffee Shop Open daily for breakfast and lunch 8395.5838
SUNRISE CAFÉ (NOGUIS BAR) American Food and Bar. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesdays 2653.1506
VOODOO Fine Dinning & Sport Bar 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday 2653.0100
WOK’N ROLL Authentic Asian Food Healthy Asian Creations. Lonely Planet Guide recommended 12:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Every day 2653.0156
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