Tamarindo Beach is probably the most popular beach destination in Costa Rica, especially among surfers. This beautiful coastal location harbors a very artistic community, breathtaking shores, iridescent waters, outstanding weather and an overall laid back ambiance. Tamarindo Beach used to be a fishing village but has become a flourishing tourist oriented region. This coastal area lies close to national parks and reserves such as Wildlife Refuge of Diria as well as Marino Las Baulas National Park. This shoreline is also a nesting site for green sea turtles. The horizon is adorned with leafy vegetation, rocky areas and large trees. Water sports are the common interest here; you will encounter swimming, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, boogie boarding, sportfishing, scuba diving and surfing. The two best known surfing sites in Tamarindo Beach are Pico Pequeno and El Estero, each unique in its own way. The waves are perfect for experienced surfers and rookies as well. Casual swimmers should be careful with the strong currents found here. Tamarindo Beach is an ideal vacationing spot boasting easy access, peaceful atmospheres, colorful wildlife, even a first class golf course! Come learn what beach life is all about.