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Costa Rica

Witch's Rock Surf Camp

Surf Hotel - Beach Front Tamarindo, Costa Rica Unlike other hotels in Tamarindo,Witch’s Rock Surf Camp was created to offer surf vacations for surfers of all levels. Our beachfront hotel is only steps from the beach and is the closest you can stay to the best surfing waves here in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Our hotel has an ocean view from every room. There are many world-class surf breaks...

Tamarindo Beach - Right on it
El Estero - 100 yards
Pico Pequeno - 400 yards

Starting at $125 Per Night

Costa Rica

Villa Alegre - Tamarindo Bed and Breakfast

Great Waves and an Upscale B&B on the Beach in Tamarindo Villa Alegre Bed and Breakfast offers luxury accommodations in a Spanish style villa on the beach of Playa Langosta in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Vacation and rest in our peaceful tropical garden setting adjacent to natural parkland and just a few steps to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy our creative interiors showcasing collectibles from around...

Langosta - 1/4 mile
Pico Pequeno - 3/4 mile
Tamarindo Beach - 1.21 miles

Starting at $150 Per Night

Costa Rica

Laguna del Cocodrilo

Our Tamarindo beach front hotel invites you to the perfect surf vacation. Depending on your desire to relax or doing activities, you will be able to discover a unique tropical country where fauna and flora are abundant. This family friendly hotel is located on the beach, surrounded by a colorful tropical garden. Our 10 hotel rooms and 2 junior suites, all comfortable and if you bring your...

El Estero - 200 yards
Tamarindo Beach - 300 yards
Pico Pequeno - 1/4 mile

Starting at $60 Per Night

Costa Rica

Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

This luxurious Four-star hotel is located on the Northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort sets its self apart from all others as the only hotel located on the white sand of the world famous Tamarindo Beach. As Tamarindo's first hotel, we have been the area's premier lodging facility and offer our guests 30 years of hospitality experience. Spread out...

Pico Pequeno - Right on it
Tamarindo Beach - 200 yards
El Estero - 1/4 mile

Starting at $100 Per Night

Costa Rica

Barcelo Langosta Beach

Beachfront Luxury Resort Near Tamarindo The Barcelo Langosta Beach hotel is situated in Tamarindo, northwest Costa Rica, just 2 km from the city centre. It stands on a stunning beach and is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. This hotel was awarded a 4-star rating by Blue Flag, which certifies safe and clean beaches. In addition, it has received 3 CST stars, Certificate for Sustainable...

Langosta - Right on it
Tamarindo Beach - 1.39 miles
Playa Avellanas - 4.08 miles

Starting at $150 Per Night

Costa Rica

Hotel La Posada Hacienda Pinilla

La Posada Inn offers both hotel rooms and suites, located in independent casitas that are surrounded by open spaces, beautiful gardens, and the tropical dry forest of Guanacaste. In a place made for sharing time with family, relaxing, and vacationing, you'll discover the diversions and wonders of Hacienda Pinilla. La Posada Inn is located in the southeastern section of Hacienda Pinilla, set...

Playa Avellanas - 1.62 miles
Playa Negra - 3.50 miles
Langosta - 3.58 miles

Starting at $90 Per Night

Costa Rica

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

Exclusive beach front property, adjacent to a world class golf course, featuring the largest pool in Central America and one of the best Spas as rated by the Spa Magazine. At JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa you will discover traditional Costa Rican warmth with world class luxury. Fast being recognized as one of the most magnificent in Latin America, this resort is located on the...

Playa Avellanas - 1.30 miles
Langosta - 2.75 miles
Tamarindo Beach - 4.03 miles

Starting at $225 Per Night

Costa Rica

Casa del Mar - Beachfront Home

Casa del Mar is a direct Oceanfront Home built right in the sand just steps from the water's edge, nothing between you and the ocean. This charming Mediterranean fully equipped Beachfront Home has stunning ocean & coastline views spanning more than 7 miles. The entire interior has high vaulted open bean ceilings throughout made from the finest exotic wood of Costa Rica creating a...

Playa Grande - 400 yards
El Estero - 2.24 miles
Tamarindo Beach - 2.38 miles

Starting at $250 Per Night

Costa Rica

Rip Jack Inn

Costa Rica means “Rich Coast” and once you see Playa Grande (“Big Beach”) you will know why. The beach is three miles long and nearly untouched because we are a National Park created to protect the endangered Leatherback Turtles. Nature’s playground is only steps away from our hotel where you can take your pick of waves. Take a stroll north and you’ll discover...

Playa Grande - 300 yards
El Estero - 1.97 miles
Tamarindo Beach - 2.12 miles

Starting at $75 Per Night

Playa Grande,
Costa Rica

Casa Sylmar

Casa Sylmar is a four bedroom four and a half bath direct Ocean Front Home, built right in the sand just steps from the waters edge. Providing daily maid service, sleeps up to fourteen people. Enjoy a delightful massage on your beach front terrace or relax in a hammock under the coconut palms. From your living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace you will experience spectacular sunsets and...

Playa Grande - 400 yards
El Estero - 2.23 miles
Tamarindo Beach - 2.38 miles

Starting at $275 Per Night

Playa Avellanas,
Costa Rica

Hotel Mauna Loa

Cabinas and Surf Resort at Playa Avellanas Welcome to Hotel Mauna Loa, a quiet, peaceful little slice of paradise in the jungle close to great surfing at Avellanas. We have 7 rooms or cabinas set in a natural and eco-friendly setting. Enjoy the private pool, jacuzzi, Italian restaurant and bar or grab a good book and relax in a hammock for the day. The beach is less than a half mile away and is...

Playa Avellanas - 1/4 mile
Playa Negra - 2.78 miles
Langosta - 3.69 miles

Starting at $80 Per Night

Costa Rica

Best Western Vista Villas

Tamarindo BEST WESTERN Vista Villas A spectacular location, overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean and just steps from surf breaks of both Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande. Tamarindo is one of Costa Rica's most popular surfing towns and a great jump off point to such internationally well known surf spots as Witches Rock and Ollies Point (which can be booked daily from the hotel)...

Tamarindo Beach - 200 yards
El Estero - 300 yards
Pico Pequeno - 1/4 mile

Starting at $69 Per Night

Costa Rica

Hotel Capitan Suizo

In 1992 the owners of Capitan Suizo, Ursula and Ruedi Schmid, left Switzerland and moved to Costa Rica with their two children in search of new challenges and new adventures. They found and fell in love with an untouched piece of land full of tropical vegetation and some beautiful old trees, directly on the beach of a sleepy little fishermen’s town. After three years of “hand...

Pico Pequeno - 1/4 mile
Tamarindo Beach - 1/2 mile
Langosta - 1/2 mile

Starting at $170 Per Night

Costa Rica

Las Mareas de Tamarindo - Stunning Ocean View Villa

Surf View Home in Tamarindo Villas Las Mareas is a stunningly beautiful 3-bed/3.5-bath private residence with ocean views to soothe your soul. Take a dip in the infinity-edge pool overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean set against the lush Guanacaste coastline. Enjoy dramatic sunsets and cool tropical breezes from your patio while you sip a cold one with friends and family. Here, you're...

Tamarindo Beach - 1/4 mile
El Estero - 1/4 mile
Pico Pequeno - 1/2 mile

Starting at $357 Per Night

Tamarindo Beach,
Costa Rica

Neptuno Surf Camp

Accommodations and Surf Package in Tamarindo Neptuno Surf Camp offers several surf packages for those looking for the ultimate Costa Rica surf experience.  Our surf packages comprise stylish accommodation, surfing lessons, surf trips and surfboard rental during yoru stay. We are based in the heart of Playa Tamarindo in Guanacaste, which has become one of the best known and most popular...

El Estero - 5935 miles
Tamarindo Beach - 5935 miles
Pico Pequeno - 5935 miles

Starting at $185 Per Night

Costa Rica

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas

Luxury Boutique Hotel and Villas For the discerning traveler who seeks a unique and memorable Costa Rica vacation, Cala Luna's 41 private villas and boutique hotel rooms offer the best balance of privacy, lush grounds and easy access to the beaches and activities of Tamarindo.  We've received numerous awards over the years including TripAdvisor's 2013 Traveler's Choice Award...

Langosta - 1/4 mile
Pico Pequeno - 3/4 mile
Tamarindo Beach - 1.11 miles

Starting at $295 Per Night


Tamarindo Overview

Tamarindo serves as the home base for many surf trips to Costa Rica.  The town itself is somewhat crowded by Costa Rican standards but the abundance of waves, surf hotels, inns, and surf shops make it an easy place to start your trip.  The mains breaks in town are: Tamarindo Rivermouth (El Estero), Tamarindo Beach Break, Pico Pequeno, Henry's Point and a little north of town is Playa Grande.  Just on the south side of town is the super fun rivermouth break of Langosta.  There are also several boat operators here that will take you out to Witch's Rock or Ollie's Point, the iconic surf spots made famous in the Endless Summer II. 


Best swell season: May - September for size, December - April has the best conditions, fall is the least crowded.

Average swell size:  4-7 feet

Average water temp:  Warm, around 80 F



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