Hotels in Tamarindo
Tamarindo was originally a settlement of fishermen, although development has brought modern elegance to this relaxed city on the Pacific coast of northern Costa Rica.
The first class hotels in Tamarindo offer luxury and the best cuisine to the most sophisticated travellers, but this pueblo maintains its informal setting, where its authentic culture can be seen in its elegant restaurants and modern resorts.
Tourists can take a stroll through the agricultural produce market on Saturdays, choose something from the range of fresh products and baked goods, or find the perfect souvenir in the shops designed for that purpose.
In addition, the best surfing in Costa Rica can be found on Langosta Beach in Tamarindo, where a section of fine sand produces waves that vary from gentle to expert level. Visitors can spend all of their holiday here on the beach or in the water, where there are many different opportunities to enjoy windsurfing, kayaking, a boat trip or fishing.
The snorkelling and diving are also spectacular. In fact, the nation prides itself on its environmental awareness and takes care of its unpolluted water and carefully preserved parks.
Guests that stay at the hotels in Tamarindo can enjoy a getaway in the North to see the leatherback turtles that nest in the world-famous Las Baulas National Marine Park, and nature lovers can explore the incredible diversity of the mangroves in the 1000-acre national wildlife refuge.
Barceló Langosta Beach, the best hotel in Tamarindo
One of the best hotels in Tamarindo is the Barceló Langosta Beach hotel. It was awarded a 5-star Blue Flag due to the safety and cleanliness of its beaches. The resort also offers all the facilities tourists need for a refreshing holiday by the sea: easy access to the best beach in Tamarindo, a wave pool, 3 restaurants, a pool bar, live music and a large variety of entertainment.
The main restaurant is a buffet-style restaurant that has themed dinners every night, with Spanish and Mexican dishes as their specialities. The hotel also boasts a spa for facial treatments and massages, a gym and activities for children.
In addition, tennis, football, volleyball and giant chess are just some of the sports available at the hotel, provided for your enjoyment.
The resort is also the perfect base for exploring the incredible natural resources of the region. The hotel staff are trained to lead adventure activities, such as rafting, excursions to volcanoes or hot springs, and zip wire trips through the forest.