This is part 1 of the ‘Make Tamarindo Costa, Rica Your Next Vacation’ series by WhatHappensInTamarindo.

5 Reasons Why Tamarindo Is The Answer.

1) Beautiful Sand & Water

‘A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words’

2) Surfs Up!

CNN Travel came out with an article titled, ‘World’s 50 Best Surf Spots’. On that list Tamarindo ranked as number #27 in the world!

Take a look for yourself:


3) Great Food

There’s a reason they call this place Tamagringo. With the boost of tourism, tourists are everywhere. This has led to dining of all sorts. You can get anything you have a craving for.

If you’re looking for the local stuff, here’s a list of what you should be trying:

  • Casado
  • Ceviche
  • Gallo Pinto
  • Sopa Negra
  • Chifrijo
  • Flan

4) Tons of activities for all ages.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing time at the beach or an adventure, Tamarindo can provide.

Here’s a list of activities that I wouldn’t miss:

  • Monkey Park (if you stay at Sunrise you might see them every morning on the way to the beach!)
  • ATVing
  • Surfing
  • Beaches: Tamarindo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, and many more.
  • Windsurfing / Kitesurfing
  • Scuba / Snorkel
  • Boat Tours (Check out the Estuary)
  • Fishing
  • Zipline
  • Horseback Riding

5) ¡Pura Vida!

(pronounced poo-rah vee-dah)

If I had to pick the best thing about Tamarindo (and Costa Rica in general), this would be it.

Pura Vida translates directly as: ‘Pure Life’.

But here it means much more than that. It means everything from ‘You’re Welcome’ to ‘Right on!’. It encompasses everything that Costa Rica is. Keep a relaxed outlook on life and things will go smoothly. And even if they don’t, they will soon.

I could continue to explain it to you, but best if you just come and check it out yourself.