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Hotels and Lodges in Tamarindo, Costa Rica - The Ultimate Guide

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a beach town in the province of Guanacaste and on the Nicoya Peninsula. There are dozens of hotels, lodges, and apartments to book next to Playa Tamarindo and Las Baulas Marine National Park. Surfing is one of the most popular recreational activities because of its waves, which are anything from beginner to advanced. All along Tamarindo Beach, there are surf breaks, like Playa Grande, Las Palmeras, Pico Grande, Henry’s Left, Isla Capitan, Witch’s Rock, River Mouth, Beach Break, Palm Beach, Casitas, Pico Pequeño, and Capitán Suizo. There are also very good scuba diving and fishing opportunities in Tamarindo Bay.

Tamarindo, Costa Rica hotels and lodges
An aerial view of Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Las Baulas National Marine Park, also known as Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, lies just 5 miles (8 kilometers) southwest of Playa Conchal, adjacent to the town of Tamarindo. Encompassing 65 square miles (167 square kilometers), the majority of its area is in the ocean and Tamarindo Bay, as it is primarily a marine park.


A key attraction drawing visitors to this park, one of the most frequented ecosystems in Costa Rica, is its support for the largest nesting colony of leatherback sea turtles on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Between October and May, many female leatherback sea turtles come ashore at Playa Grande to lay eggs. Portions of Las Baulas de Guanacaste Marine National Park and Tamarindo Beach are open for recreational activities such as surfing, along its white-sand beaches and dense forests, which, like much of Costa Rica, boast an exceptionally high level of biodiversity, including 174 species of birds and other animals.

Hotels and lodges in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The sunset at Tamarindo Beach

Costa Rica's Las Baulas Marine National Park features four beaches: Carbón, Ventanas, Grande, and Langosta. Additionally, there are the Estero Playa Ventanas and the Estero de Playa Grande, estuaries with mangroves located at the mouths of the Matapalo River and San Francisco River Estuary respectively. Cabo Velas Airport is situated adjacent to the national park.


Farther north of Playa Conchal is Santa Rosa National Park, the oldest national park in Costa Rica.


Tamarindo and Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica are different from Tamarind by Elegant Hotels (which is a resort on the shores of Barbados) and Tamarind Tree Hotel (a large and luxurious hotel in Nairobi, Kenya).

Hotels and Lodges in Tamarindo, Costa Rica on the beach
Beautiful Tamarindo and Tamarindo Beach

There are plenty of hotels and lodges in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, including many next to white beaches, some surrounded by dense jungles and forests, and others in beautiful towns nearby. The options listed below are separated by luxury, moderately priced, and budget. Unlike some other towns in Costa Rica, there are dozens of great options to choose from. Prices can range from $50 to $340 a night during the wet season (May - November), and $75 to more than $300 a night in the dry season (December - April) if you are interested in the beautiful Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas. Some amenities include a pool, great breakfasts, bars and lounges, restaurants, a wonderful view of the beach and diverse forests, a balcony, and much more!


Tamarindo Hotels and Lodges - Luxury



Tamarindo Hotels and Lodges - Moderately Priced



Tamarindo Hotels and Lodges - Cheap



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