Playa Tamarindo can be accessed by the following two routes: Liberia- Guardia- Filadelfia- Belén Huacas- Villa Real- Tamarindo or Santa Cruz- Villa Real- Tamarindo. Unpaved only from Villa Real. The second option is unpaved road for almost the entire distance. It also has an airport for small planes with 6 daily flights to San José, Quépos and Arenal. Tamarindo is a tourist beach with lots of hotels and activity for a mainly young crowd. The beach extends for two kms. betweem Punto San Francisco on the South and Matapalo River Estuary, exactly at the southern limit of las Baulas Marine National Park. It is a place made up of large extensions of clear sand beaches. Surrounded by Svannah Oak-, Tamarindo and Coconut trees.
Tamarindo has quite an infrastructure with a bank, a hardware store, lots of real estate agencies, hotels, bars, discos and little souvenir and surf shops and small grocery stores. Its a good destination for anyone that wants to fish, surf, kayak, dive, snorkle or boat.