"Tamarindo is BABYLON" Tamarindo by sean420
Tamarindo Travel Guide: 149 reviews and 232 photos
Tamarino has changed a LOT in the past year. Lots of construction and new buildings ? mostly 5-6 story condominiums, a pizza hut, subway sandwiches, TCBY yogurt and a Burger King! We saw a billboard for a business park that was being built in town.
While we had a great time in tamarindo during past visits we sure wont be returning EVER
Crime and harassment of tourists is a real possibility - The local edition of "The Howler" magazine had an article about the lack of police and violent crime wave that is sweeping tamarindo forcing some business owners to hire private security and vigilante forces to combat the local criminal element. One Day on the the beach a local street person approached me on the beach and asked me for money for beer. I told him that I had no money for him and then he asked me "why not?". I jumped up and he seemed a bit surprised and quickly left before an a*s whooping was a going to become a possibility.
- Pros:Lots of good food
- Cons:Can get crowded in the high season
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