The Best Beaches in Tamarindo
These are some of the best beaches in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

The northwest coast of Costa Rica is lined with pristine white sand beaches that stretch farther than the eyes can see; delving into your wildest imaginations. Striking palm trees accentuate the beaches and a hearty serving of blue crystal clear water heated perfectly under a tropical sun provide a feast for a fanciful fiesta in this paradise.

Come and see where ecotourism is done at its best; come and see where man, nature and animals coexist not compete. Come and see the beautiful, clean Tamarindo beaches.

Beaches such as Playa Grande, Playa Langosta, Playa Negra and Playa Avellanas near Tamarindo Beach are popular among tourists and locals alike. They are frequented by all kinds of jetsetters: family vacationers, adventure seekers and honeymooners and filled with such breath taking views, turquoise blues waters, wonder and mystique, no one could blame them for going there year after year. These beaches are some of the best beaches on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast and deservedly so.

Playa Tamarindo

This is one of the most popular beaches on the Gold Coast and so it is usually crowded in the high season. But if you are looking for a little tranquility without a far travel, then you need to take a trip to Playa Avellanas.

Playa Avellanas

Translated to mean Hazelnut Beach, this spot is 15 km south of Playa Tamarindo traveling by road, and 10 km if you choose to walk. But don’t let the 10 km walk fool you. You will barely know where all the kilometers have gone when you take this scenic route along the beach, taking in the warm ocean breeze and getting washed in the sounds of Costa Rica.


Playa Avellanas is a popular surfing beach lined with white sand and striking natural surroundings that offer everything we have come to love about the tropics. Surfing spots along Playa Avellanas include: El Plato, Little Hawaii, El Estro de Avellanas and La Purruja. All these spots on Playa Avellanas offer not only great surf but also a great place to chill, enjoy a family moment or snuggle with your special someone.

At the end of the day when you have finished surfing, swimming, sunbathing or simply just relaxing, you can enjoy the sights of a beautiful sunset on the Costa Rican horizon on Playa Avellanas.

The beaches near Tamarindo are simply divine and they are the closest you’ll ever get to a tropical paradise, so visit one on your next vacation.

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