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Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is a very popular beach destination for tourists located on the northern Pacific shore. The town offers many tours and activities as well as lazy beach days soaking up the warm sun. The town is also quite famous for its surf and surfer culture. Tamarindo is very developed and touristy to the point that in the downtown, you can easily forget that you are in Costa Rica. For an authentic Costa Rican experience, rent a bicycle, car, or motorbike for the day and ride into some of the smaller, less developed towns and soak up some culture.
The hostels in Tamarindo vary from party/resort-style hostels to family-friendly, home-style accommodation. Tamarindo hostels are mainly centrally located and within walking distance to amenities, banks and ATMs, restaurants and bars, the beach and the downtown strip. Due to the high amount of visitors, it is recommended to do some research and book accommodation before arriving.
Tamarindo can be difficult to reach without splurging on an expensive shuttle from a tour company. The roads on the Nicoya peninsula can be very slow (especially in the rainy season) and the buses can be few and far between. Without a car, you may want to spend more money on a shuttle to save time and stress.
Tamarindo, is an ideal destination for those seeking a breathtaking beach, fancy dining, and world-famous Costa Rican wildlife without losing too many of the comforts and luxuries of home in the developed world.
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Tamarindo Backpackers Hostel
"… internet, a fully-equipped Kitchen, air-conditioning in all rooms, cable TV, laundry service and our BBQ grill. All this makes us your perfect choice for your vacation on Tamarindo Beach. Our bilingual staff would be more than happy to give you the best advice on what to do in the area. We can arrange surf lessons, board rentals, surfing trips to surroundings beaches, turtle-watching tours and many other exciting tours....
Pura Vida Hostel
"Very good - I have stayed in this place twice since I came to Costa Rica and I have to say I really like it. Good management, free coffee, high speed internet connection, and a really sweet dog called Makai. It has a big area with hammocks where you can chill, read some books, and meet people. It's clean and well organized and has a good atmosphere. I can really recommend this place for everyone." … "… at Pura Vida Hostel. We...
Tamarindo Beach Cabinas
"… kitchen where you can cook your own meals. Or you can choose a cabina that has its own kitchen. We offer free Wi-Fi. We pride on our security and safety and each cabina has its own steel bars on doors and windows keeping them perfectly safe. Just bring your lock. You can reach out to us directly for the many different combinations of lodging. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24 hours advance notice. Only cash payment...
The Beach House
"Excellent - I have been traveling for 1 year and beach house is by far the best hostel I have stayed at, if you are in the area of Tamarindo pull in there. what a cool place, good facilities including surfboard rentals, ping pong. These people went the extra mile in to ensure I had chillaxed no stress stay. They had a friggin crocodile in front of the house, was really cool." … "… parks or just to show you around town. Of...
Hostel La Botella de Leche
"La Botella de Leche is a very chill hostel. You'll find its residents lazing back in the hammocks, chairs or porch swings whenever they are not surfing. The Location The hostel is about two minutes from the main street and the one of the bus stops at which the San Jose-bound buses stop. You'll reach the beach after about five minutes, as well. The location is perfect -- far enough from the downtown that you don't hear the karaoke until...
La Oveja Negra Hostel
"EVERYONE SHOULD COME HERE!!! - I stayed at La Oveja for one week and had a fantastic time. The owners were really helpful in offering suggestions on what to do and where to go. I was able to book surf lessons right at the reception desk as well as organize a snorkle tour, both are offered by the owners at a great price. The atmosphere was laid back but fun with travelers from all over the world -- most of them were surfers but some were here...
La Bruja Verde
"… for girls bedroom with air and the comfort of their private bathroom and seating for five. A room with a private bathroom, A / C, TV and a small refrigerator and a small terrace. We offer wireless internet, cable TV and DVD player, Bed linen, towels income, areas outside and inside, guest kitchen, book exchange, A / C in some rooms, travel agency, we have guard security Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice...
JC & Friends Hostel
"Loved it! - After staying at another JC and friends hostel, I was delighted to have the opportunity to stay at this hostel in Tamarindo. The woman that works there was incredibly kind and hospitable, and the guard was lovely to talk to outside the hostel. he told us all about the local wildlife, and there were monkeys swinging in the trees less than fifteen feet away, as well as iguanas scampering around. The hostel is close to many bars and...
Hostel Mamiri Costa Rica
"… hot water, ceiling fan and safety deposit box as well as 2 fully equipped apartments with kitchen, cable television and air conditioning.Our hostel has a friendly and laidback feel. The owners are originally from Argentina and have been living in Playa Tamarindo for over 6 years. They invite you to totally relax in our peaceful tropical garden setting filled with orchid. They are a friendly young family so this is not a party...
The Chocolate Hotel & Hostel
"Seems like a nice place - Stopped by in November of 2012. I couldn't stay since I already had a noncancelable reservation elsewhere, but probably would have. Seems nice and said to be under new ownership." … "… peace of mind and is testament to our incident free track record. While you are here, our bilingual staff will make you feel at home and immerse you in Costa Rican culture. Let our concierge recommend great...
Pura Vida House
"… 4.07-acre lot boasts a variety of native trees all planted in agro forestry style and with jaragua grass to keep native species and environment undisturbed. In this lush property you can hear and see howler monkeys, pizotes, parakeets and other exotic/colorful birds and butterflies. House is very private, surrounded by lush hills that deliver spectacular sunsets and quiet star-filled nights, yet, only a short drive away from...
"I stayed at FT's for a week. I switched to this place after staying at a another hostel 4 times as far from the beach where all my friend and I had was a bed and shared bathroom. We got a room with AC, our own bathroom, lockers for only $ 40. And it was clean, yeah! FT's was right on the beach and the costa rican staff was super nice. The food is AMAZING! We ate at least once a day here and it's a great meeting spot at night for travelers...
"… Microwave, A/C, Cable TV, private bathroom and wireless internet. 2 individual rooms for up to four guests, feature one double bed, one sofa bed, refrigerator, Microvawe, Dining Table for 4 persons, A/C, Cable TV, private bathroom and wireless internet. Two apartments for up to four guests, the apartments feature two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms each, stove, Microwave, A/C, refrigerator, Cable TV, wireless internet, dining table for 4...
"… can help you arrange your transportation to Blue Trailz and to your next destination or to the airport. Check in at 2:00pm. Check out at 11:00am. We have 2 dorm rooms each sleeping up to 6 people in 3 bunk beds and equipped with a A/C, en suite bath room with hot shower, a kitchen facility with fridge, micro wave and sink and a communal outside kitchen with stove and oven, Our 2 private rooms sleep up to 6 people each and have...
La Montaña Ecolodge
"… of the Tropical Dry Forest, this place is for you: +Nature, biodiversity, excellent spot for ornithology. No light pollution. + Stunning sunsets and views + Balanced out with fantastic meals, and the comfort in a paradise-spot in the mountains, facing the valley and ocean. Also: + Tour desk: we can help you to arrange outdoor activities and daily tours: Volcanoes, National Parks, Surf, Hiking, Horseback riding, Canopying,...
"… is a charming boutique hotel in Playa Tamarindo just 4 minutes walk to the beach in the quiet part of town. The freshly remodeled hotel features a central pool area with a natural stone and teak deck, a full service restaurant in a natural palm rancho, and a spa. The hotel is situated in a tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees. All of the rooms feature high efficiency AC and hot water,...
"… room Guest Lodge nestled in the mountain forests just outside of Tamarindo. Large new rooms each with Queen or King bed, A/C, Fans,Private Bath, Safe, Wifi, Private patio, Unique open air showers. Full breakfast included, Tea, Coffee, Fruit drinks all day. Come here and relax while watching the Monkey, Birds, Iguana's all with in meters from the Pool and Sun deck. Very quiet, Very private. Adults only please. Please note:...
Las Avellanas Villas
"… cabina has a family-sized bedroom (that sleeps four), an open-sky bathroom, and teak terrace, fully-equipped kitchen and interior surfboard racks. We are located 20 minutes south of the coast from Tamarindo, which is the main city in the area.Restaurants with world cousin around the area, walking distance we also cook gourmet dinners at night.We also offer pick up service from any airport, surfboard rental, massages, car rental...
El Sabanero Ecolodge
"… areas so bring your own laptop and stay connected. Continental breakfast for 2 is included with all Chalet bookings and Meals are inexpensive and excellent. Tours like Zip lining, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruise Tours, Surfing and many more, can be arranged by our Hotel staff during your stay. **Guests must show current government-issued proof of identity at the time of check-in. Photo identification and...
"150m nordeste del Hotel Pasatiempo" … "… sport fishing, 4x4 expeditions, canopy tours, bird watching and much more. We will gladly help you to book your tours or find what you are looking for. If you prefer to stay on the premises, you can relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the deck. The hotel is equipped with a common kitchen to accommodate you on the site. The 6 charming double rooms all have AC, ceiling fan,...
"… give you a tropical experience you will never forget. Enjoy our beautiful ocean views, palm tree garden, outdoor restaurant, and cooling sea breezes, all in an authentic Costa Rican village, centrally located between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo. In addition we offer free wireless internet service to all of our guests. We are a hotel. There are four types of rooms available. A room with one queen bed and ensuite bathroom,...
Jardin del Eden Hotel
"… boutique hotel you will enjoy relaxation, adventure as well as water activities. Faciliities and ervices include a swimming pool, spa, laundry services, private parking, internet service, concierge, restaurant and bar. Discover an exquisite experience with our newly renovated rooms featuring five different themes: African, Tunisian, Japanese, Mexican and Indonesian. All 36 rooms face the ocean or have magnificent tropical garden...
Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
"… Rent a Car and Waves Costa Rica Surf Shop & Surf Camp. The latter is run by former Costa Rican national surf champion Andrea Diaz, and is the first Roxy/Quiksilver Surf Camp in Latin America. The shop provides everything a surfer needs from leashes to wax to bathing suits, while the surf camp provides everything from surf lessons to guided surf tours to Witch's Rock. Also located on site is a beautiful pool with waterfall and...
"Villas Macondo is a small, beautiful hotel in walking distance to the main attractions of Tamarindo. It is a good place to relax, make friends and enjoy the pura vida of Costa Rica. After a sunny day on the beach, dip in our refreshing pool or just have a siesta in your hammock.." … "By car: drive into Tamarindo, pass the Hotel Tamarindo Diria and turn left into the first little road you see, follow this road, after about 200 meter...
"Each unit has AC, ceiling fans, cable TV, private bath with hot water, safety box, fridge and coffee maker and is fully equipped and furnished with hand made solid wood carved pieces. Rooms for three people also have a private kitchenette. Wireless internet connection now available. Only 8 units surrounded by tropical landscaped grounds and a beautiful pool with waterfall provide a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Rates do not...
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