Tamarindo, on Costa Rica’s popular North Pacific coast, is one of the country’s hottest real estate markets. It hard to see why not – Tamarindo has been called the Mecca of tourism. Investors and travelers from all over the world have targeted Tamarindo for their fantasy holiday retreat or retirement sanctuary. Located in a green region of Guanacaste, Tamarindo is a center of ecotourism.
Like much of Costa Rica, the Tamarindo area has magnificent beaches with world-class surfing and pleasant sunshine year-round. The area is also known as a protected nesting ground for the giant leatherback turtle. Tamarindo beach stretches for three and a half kilometers, and harmonizes with the clear blue waters of the Pacific. Perfect for surfing, swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling and sport fishing, Tamarindo is undoubtedly a place where dream vacations are made.
Tamarindo also boasts a very popular jungle boat ride, in which small groups of tourists are taken on skiffs to a nearby mangrove forest where a wide range of exotic tropical mammals, reptiles and birds are waiting to be seen – just another of the many reasons why tourists flock to this world-famous travel destination. Tamarindo is also the perfect spot for weddings and honeymoons; family holidays; where couples can enjoy intimate retreats; and where anglers can catch ‘the big one’ they’ve been after for years.
Besides its natural beauty, Tamarindo is a bustling, modern community with banks, grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants catering to all tastes, hotels and accommodations for any budget, laundromats, Internet cafes, miscellaneous and specialty shops, pharmacies, medical clinics, art galleries, hardware stores, real estate offices and schools. There are 18-hole championship golf courses in the area, including Hacienda Pinilla and the course at Paradisus Playa Conchal. Over the past decade Tamarindo been the center of a commercial boom which has brought modern conveniences and commercial centers such as banks, restaurants, boutiques, etc. to the area.
This picturesque vacation spot is among the most accessible of those located on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast. It has its own airstrip hosting two domestic airlines, SANSA and Nature Air, each of which offers severl daily flights from Costa Rica’s capital, San José. Private charter flights are available upon request. Liberia International Airport is only 45-minutes away by car. Other ways to get around include scheduled buses, rental cars and private minivan transportation with experienced bilingual drivers.
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