Hotels in Tamarindo
The relaxed ambiance of Tamarindo recalls its origins as a fishing settlement, even as thoughtful development has brought modern elegance to the town on Costa Rica's northern Pacific Coast.
First-class hotels in Tamarindo offer the luxury and fine dining expected by sophisticated travelers, yet the village maintains a casual feel, where authentic “tico” culture combines with chic restaurants and modernist resorts.
Vacationers can wander through the Saturday farmer’s market to choose fresh produce and baked goods, or find the perfect souvenir in the well-appointed gift shops.
Some of the best surfing in Costa Rica is found on Tamarindo’s Langosta Beach, a stretch of fine sand where the breakers range from gentle to expert-level. Visitors here could spend every moment of their vacation on the beach or in the water; opportunities for windsurfing, kayaking, boating and sport-fishing abound.
Snorkeling and scuba diving are spectacular, as the environmentally-conscious nation takes pride in its pristine water and carefully preserved parks.
Guests at hotels in Tamarindo can take a short trip north to see leatherback sea turtles nesting at the world-renowned Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, and nature lovers can explore an amazing diversity of mangroves and estuary habitat at the 1,000-acre Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge.
Barceló Langosta Beach, the best hotel in Tamarindo
Among the top hotels in Tamarindo is the Barceló Langosta Beach. Awarded 5-star Blue Flag status for the safety and cleanliness of its beaches, the resort offers vacationers all the amenities for a refreshing beachside getaway: easy access to Tamarindo’s most beautiful beach, a sparkling pool, three restaurants, a poolside bar, live music and a variety of entertainment.
The main restaurant is a buffet-style eatery with themed dinners every night; specialties are Spanish and Mexican dishes. Also on-site are a spa for facials and massages, a fitness center, and children’s activities. Tennis, soccer, volleyball and giant chess are a few of the sports ready for enjoyment.
Moreover, the resort is a hub for exploring the region's fabulous natural resources. Hotel staff stand ready to arrange adventures such as river floats, hikes to volcanos and hot springs, and zip-lining through the forest canopy.