Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Costa Rica, stands out as one of the most breathtaking coastal cities, offering an unparalleled experience to its visitors and residents. It’s a surfer’s paradise that gained worldwide recognition after being featured in the iconic film “Endless Summer 2,” and every year it attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.

With over 20 beaches, Tamarindo is an ideal destination for beach and ocean activities such as swimming and surfing. But that’s not all – this region is also home to various National Parks and adventure parks that offer a plethora of unique experiences. From white water rafting, canyoning, and zip lines to ATV tours and sunset catamarans, there’s something for everyone. It’s no wonder that Tamarindo has earned the nickname “TamaGringo,” given the massive influx of tourists and expats who flock to this vibrant town.

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Tamarindo Location

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Tamarindo Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Savanna

Tamarindo experiences consistent temperatures throughout the year, with the warmest month being April where the average high temperature is 34 °C (93 °F). In contrast, the cooler months of September, October, and November have average high temperatures of 29 °C (84 °F). Similar to other parts of Costa Rica, Tamarindo has two distinct seasons – wet and dry. Note: beach temperatures are consistently among the highest in the country.

Tamarindo Weather

Playa Tamarindo, CR
7:14 am
weather icon 26°C | °F
L: 26° H: 26°
overcast clouds
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:20 am
Sunset: 6:02 pm

At a Glance

Population: 6,375 (2021 Census data)

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: El Llano, Hacienda Pinilla, Hernández, La Josefina, Pinilla, Playa Langosta, Playa Tamarindo, Santa Rosa, Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo Heights, Tamarindo Preserve, Trapiche, Valle Tamarindo, Villareal

Largest Regional City: Liberia

Vibe: beach, ocean, resort, tourist, blue zone, adventure-seeking

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Liberia International Airport – 68 kilometers (42.25 miles) – approx. 90 minutes without heavy traffic


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