|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£429|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£429|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£446|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£294|
Located on the Pacific Coast in Costa Rica, Tamarindo is a popular destination amongst families and couples looking for a sunny destination in a tropical paradise. Holidays in Tamarindo have become a mecca for adventurous visitors that enjoy watersports, fishing or a vibrant night life. The region also features numerous lagoons, nearby rainforests with hidden trails, volcanoes and a diverse wildlife.
Before booking a flight, remember that Tamarindo is located in GMT-6 time zone and the weather is very warm throughout the year. Expect sunny days with a couple of brief showers in the afternoons. Temperatures range between 30°C and 35°C, even in the rainy season from May to October, but even that can't ruin holidays in Tamarindo. To get here, visitors can either fly into Liberia—a city in Costa Rica with an international airport—or use the Tamarindo Airport. Both connect with the city by local bus. Once arrived, holiday-makers can travel around by scooter, car or taxi.
Tamarindo holidays are not all about sport fishing or sunbathing on a pristine white-sand beach. Another highlight for nature lovers the Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge, a 1,000 acre-wide area of protected rainforest. Take a guided tour and learn about the flora and fauna or embark on a canoe ride to explore the coastal habitats from the water. Those heading north of Tamarindo will find the National Park Marino Las Baulas, a place where the leatherback turtle, the largest and oldest reptile in the world, comes ashore to lay eggs. Nearby is the Tamarindo Estuary, a sanctuary for birds, iguanas, monkeys and crocodiles. Playa Conchal, famous for the billions of conchas (shells), is a recommended spot for horseback riding and impressive sunsets near the turquoise ocean water; very rare on the Pacific Coast. Go for a scuba dive to explore the underwater marine life or ride a zipline to observe the nature in the treetops.