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Frequently Asked Questions About Tamarindo, Costa Rica

If you have never visited Tamarindo, Costa Rica or if it’s your 10th trip, you still might have questions. Below are the top frequently asked questions travelers have when visiting the Tamarindo area.

How to get to Tamarindo, Costa Rica?

There are 6 ways you can get to Tamarindo, Costa Rica: airport transportation, rental car, local flight, shuttle, bus, or Uber/taxi. The easiest and safest way is to contact us so that we can coordinate your transportation for you.

How to fly to Tamarindo, Costa Rica?

You may fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose and either fly or drive to Tamarindo. Or, you’ll land much closer to Tamarindo if you choose to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia.

Local airlines offer daily flights to/from Tamarindo from both airports: San José and Liberia. Depending on many factors, the price might change, but it goes from $90 to $200+.

Where is Tamarindo, Costa Rica?

Tamarindo is a district of the Santa Cruz canton in Guanacaste. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Is Tamarindo Costa Rica safe?

Yes, Tamarindo is safe. Like anywhere else when you travel, you still need to be aware of your surroundings.

What is Tamarindo Costa Rica known for?

Tamarindo is known as a tourist hotspot due to its beautiful beaches and all of its natural beauty.

Can you swim in Tamarindo Beach?

Tamarindo Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Costa Rica. It is a surfing and swimming spot.

How many days do you need in Tamarindo?

We recommend you take at least 3 days to enjoy Tamarindo. There are a lot of things to do and tours in the area.

Is Tamarindo a touristy?

Tamarindo is touristy. You´ll find many restaurants, bars, shops, and stores. Despite being a touristy place, the people make you feel like you live there, and you’ll feel like local.

Are there crocodiles in Tamarindo?

Yes. Every year, there are crocodiles reported on the beach of Tamarindo.

Is there Uber in Tamarindo Costa Rica?

Yes, you will find Uber in Tamarindo, but they are not as common as in the capital, San Jose.

Do you need a car in Tamarindo?

You don’t need to rent a car. It is easier if you have one to explore other nearby beaches, but Tamarindo is perfect for you to walk or make use of taxi services.

How much is a taxi from Liberia airport to Tamarindo?

This is one of the quickest ways. It costs approximately $80 – $100, and the ride takes up to 1h 20m.