For those flying into Liberia International Airport in the Guanacaste province, Tamarindo beach is a must on your places to visit. Famous for breathtaking beach sunsets, a lively nightlife and steady year round surf, Tamarindo beach is a favorite among tourists who want to have the ultimate fun in the sun vacation with friends and family.
It is an ideal destination for first time visitors, backpackers, solo travelers, couples and families.
How to Get to Tamarindo Beach
Adobe Transfers offers local and international airport pick ups and door to door transportation services. Every private transfer service includes one stop along the way.
Below are average private shuttle rates to Tamarindo. Prices are quoted in USD, per way and for up to 8 passengers.
Liberia International Airport – Tamarindo: $110, 1.5 hours
San Jose International Airport – Tamarindo: $320, 5 hours
La Fortuna – Tamarindo: $260, 4.5 hours
Monteverde – Tamarindo: $240, 3.5 hours
Samara – Tamarindo: $150, 2 hours
Jaco – Tamarindo: $270, 5 hours
What to Do in Tamarindo Beach
Visitors use Tamarindo as their home base for their entire vacation or spend 2-4 nights.
Tamarindo beach is perfect for first timers, beginners and intermediate surfers as it has gentle year round waves with multiple break points and when a swell comes around, expert surfers can also catch a lot of fun waves. There are surfboard shops all throughout town so go up to any of them to inquire about lessons and board rentals.
Group lesson: Average $50 per person
Board rental: $20 a day
Estuary Boat Ride
Tamarindo beach connects to a large estuary that is part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park. Visitors can boat through the estuary to see exotic wildlife such as monkeys, crocodiles, herons and other animals.
2 hour boat ride: ~$40 per person
Shopping, Happy Hour, Party
Spend your day browsing through the many surf and souvenir stores to fill up your wardrobe with cute beach wear. Then when you’re done, enjoy a local beer or cocktail on the beach while watching the sunset. Nogui’s, Pico Bistro, Witch’s Rock and Tama Onda are popular places to enjoy the Tamarindo happy hour.
Then spend your nights dancing away Pacifico Bar, Rumours, Lizard Lounge or Sharky’s Sports Bar.