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Things To Do In Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Ok, so you’ve packed your rucksack, spent three hours salivating at the Costa Rican beaches on Instagram and already picked out “your” hammock, from the Blue Trailz hostel photos online. But what do you really know about your next vacation destination? Are there things to do in Tamarindo? Well as it stands, yes. Quite a lot, actually. Tamarindo is a small town in the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the Province of Guanacaste. It attracts surfers and tourists all year around thanks to the plethora of stunning beaches and lively bars, as well as the year-long average temperature of 90 degrees fahrenheit (32°C). This article will help you decide what things to do in Tamarindo and when you get here, we’re pretty confident you won’t want to leave...

Exploring The Area

Costa Rica is a country of astounding natural beauty and luckily for you, a lot of it can be found on the Pacific coast, where Tamarindo is situated. Blue Trailz can help you organise tours and excursions, the most popular of which are; crocodile-spotting, horseback riding, snorkeling, swimming and of course, surfing. Tamarindo is a surfing hot-spot thanks to the variety of exciting breaks and mellow sands at beaches like Playa Grande, Playa Langosta and Playa Tamarindo. And whether you’re already a wave-addict or complete surfing newbie, Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp offers surf camps for every level, with intimate classes that never exceed four people - so you can improve in no time.

Where To Eat

Costa Rican food is simple but delicious and can be found in abundance in Tamarindo. If you’re after Western delicacies, there’s no shortage of American style bar-food around, too. Green Papaya is widely regarded to be one of the best food spots in town, with guidebook mentions and tourist recommendations for this restaurant seemingly everywhere. If you’re after a taste of the Orient, Wok And Roll offers fresh and flavorsome Asian-style cuisine and irresistible American desserts (order the pecan pie). For good food and amazing ambience, Nogui’s, offers upscale Costa Rican dishes - served directly on the stunning beachfront of Playa Tamarindo, and is also a favourite spot for sunset drinks in the evening.

Where To Party

Make no mistake; Tamarindo is definitely a party-town. For those of you who live for the night, there are clubs and bars with super-sweet cocktails, fist-pumping music and hoards of people. The best spots where you’ll find locals and tourists in equal measure include; Aqua - This spot is made for after-parties thanks to the late license which means you can carry on dancing past 2am, when most other spots close. The Crazy Monkey - With two excellent dance areas (one inside with traditional Latin music and another outside, with more mainstream vibes) you’ll never get bored during a Friday night out at this spot. Pacifico - the club hosts a fun reggae night on Thursday which is always has a popular turnout. Ladies also enjoy free drinks on Wednesday.

Ready to organise your perfect trip to Tamarindo? Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp offers hot showers, 24/7 air-con, Wi-fi, kitchen facilities and surf camp deals to suit every budget. Book direct on their site for the best rate, guaranteed.

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