Surf Tamarindo

Visit Tamarindo Beach in Costa Rica. This tourism hot spot has great surfing, restaurants and shopping. Tamarindo is about a one hour drive from the Liberia International Airport.

Tamarindo has great ocean front accommodations like Tamarindo Daria. There’s also many short term rentals available on VRBO. You can expect to pay more for ocean front accommodations, but the walk into town isn’t that far.

Known For Surfing!

The west coast of Costa Rica is spotted with many beaches which are great for surfing. Tamarindo not only has big waves for the advanced, but also small waves for kids or beginners. 

If you’re a beginner and want to get some lessons, there’s lots of options available. On our visit, we spoke with some of the lifeguards who pointed us in the right direction. The beach has lots of surf instructors who generally have the same offerings.

For each kid that took the class, we paid $40 USD. This included a surf board suitable for the size of the child. The lesson begins on the sand with how to stand on the board properly. Then the remainder of the time is spent in the water with an instructor.

The kids loved the surfing lessons. Having an instructor hold the board while the waves rolls in helps the students learn the basics of how to stand up properly. 

We found the value of the lesson to be very good. If you want to practice surfing for the first time be sure to check out the awesome instructors on the beach in Tamarindo. If you’re going to catch some great videos pick up the latest GoPro for up close shots.

Try surfing or body boarding in Tamarindo

If you're heading out for an adventure, you're going to need some cold watch and snacks. Pick up a backpack cooler, which has ample room for what you'll need while you enjoy the beach. There is an added benefit of freeing up your hands to carry the fun stuff!

Stay Safe In Tamarindo

Tamarindo is a very busy town, with lots of opportunity to explore and have fun. If you’re heading to the beach, be sure to leave your valuables in your hotel. Petty thefts do occur. Unless you’re sitting with your stuff, it’ll wander off. I’ve even had my cheap flip flops stolen while in the ocean in Costa Rica. If you’re travelling solo, grab a Waterproof Fanny-pack to store your hotel key and some spending money.

The night scene in Tamarindo is very fun and exciting as well. As the sun goes down, it seems as though everyone from town heads to the beach. The sunset is always amazing in Tamarindo. There’ll be fires lit up and the partying begins. 

If this is your scene, be sure to be safe. Stay with known friends and always know your way back to your accommodations. 

Lots of Beach With Lots of Fun

Protect your gear with a waterproof fanny pack. These are great as you can be confident that nothing will get wet as you tour Costa Rica. You definitely don't want to leave important items on the beach, so with these packs you can explore the water without constantly watching your stuff!

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