Moving down the coast is Tamarindo, which has been catching the attention of surfers for years, both for its waves and its laid-back vibe. Tamarindo is a wide bay with a rivermouth in the middle. At the northern end is Playa Grande, which is an excellent beachbreak and famous turtle breeding ground, (these beautiful, friendly locals are often in the line up). Playa Grande is a twenty minute walk or forty minute drive from Tamarindo and the splendid Hotel Las Tortugas is worth a visit.

  • Mid to High Tide
  • Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand
  • SW - NW
  • North Easterly
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