"playa Tamarindo y playa Grande" Top 5 Page for this destination Tamarindo by pollon

Tamarindo Travel Guide: 149 reviews and 232 photos

Playa Tamarindo is a touristic place, even if it's also the destination of the local tourism but definitely it's crowded around Christmas time and its restaurants and shops are the typical touristic ones, exactly like the seaside in Italy around "ferragosto", with the difference that the sand is white and very fine and together with seagulls there are pelicans, waders and some blue birds... while playa Grande, at less than 10 km from the first, and which I discovered almost by chance, only the last day of my three ones here, is a small paradise...


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:pura vida ;-)!!!
  • Cons:a little bit too crowded...
  • In a nutshell:a muggy New Year's Day,the ocean,an hombre español...
  • Last visit to Tamarindo: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated May 14, 2003
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  • TempNomad's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 10:46 AM

    Great pages and tips! Your wildlife photos are lovely.

  • SURFIN7TH's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 8:32 AM

    I prefer Playa Grande to Tamarindo. It still has the small town feel. Try KIKEs restaurant as you come into town!

  • domerta's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2005 at 9:52 PM

    you see what most don't, what stories you must have in your mind to share...I wish...

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2005 at 1:04 PM

    Another great page, looks like a beautiful destination for a relaxing holiday.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2003 at 6:40 AM

    Great shots of the pelicans. I live in FL and I take them for granted, one of the more beautiful and fascinating birds around really. Great stuff.

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2003 at 4:51 PM

    I thought that Tamarindo was an excellent place to relax for a few nights after my jungle experiences in Costa Rica. Great page.

  • Oct 28, 2003 at 4:24 AM

    What a fascinating place--thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures and impressions of this beautiful place!

  • activ_way_traveler's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2003 at 7:20 PM

    gallo pinto ... pacific ocean ... pura vida ... Great Country! What great memories ...

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2003 at 4:50 AM

    There are some good stories here (it crackeed me up the one at the bank) but it is no clear if you try the tamarindo, the fruit or the juice... (-;

  • goga4444's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2003 at 9:58 AM

    Great pics , and nice stories :))


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