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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Sports Bar
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“here you can watch your​ favorite football or basketball team while​ having a drink or some food. Events such as Karaoke or live music.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cafe tico is a small restaurant for breakfast. The breakfast is here is amazing. They are open from 7am to 3pm.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located directly on the beach - perfect for enjoying the sunset and plenty of room for a group. Open for breakfast, lunch, tapas, dinner and drinks. Live music most weekends.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you're up for a super packed dance club/bar - go to Pacifico on Thursday nights for Reggae night. Every tourist in town will be there.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee shop. Free wifi. Good smoothies. Carrot cake is excellent! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“the best DJ´s - live music on some days at week. The drinks with el Chori are the best. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Moscow Mule in town! Began in Tamarindo in 1997 Wok'N'Roll offers Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Sushi, and Mongolian Wok.... along with the best oysters in Costa Rica!! They also cater to various lifestyles... including vegan, organic, free-range and sustainable development supporters. Everything is made with love and made fresh to order!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
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“This place is awesome for lunch or dinner! My girls love the frozen lemonade and fresh baked bread!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Amazing malt shakes! Burgers are excellent and creative. Owner Stephanie is a Tamarindo local for many years and provides friendly service. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gym
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place is serving amazing shrimp and seafood. And we like it probably even more because we run it :) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lounge
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“This is my favorite bar in town for many reasons. My friends own it and did an exceptional job creating amazing specialty cocktails. Most bars simply have standard drinks. These are incredible”
  • 3 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Every Saturday from 8am to 13pm at the town market. There you can find organic things and local art. Don't miss it'”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Saturday morning Farmer's Market. Excellent pastries, smoothies, coffee, fruits and veggies and even ice cream! Also local artisans and crafts for sale. Fun way to spend some time off the beach. The Farmer's Market is now in town, not on the beach, behind the building that houses Nordico coffee house.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sports Bar
“here you can watch your​ favorite football or basketball team while​ having a drink or some food. Events such as Karaoke or live music.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located directly on the beach - perfect for enjoying the sunset and plenty of room for a group. Open for breakfast, lunch, tapas, dinner and drinks. Live music most weekends.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Moscow Mule in town! Began in Tamarindo in 1997 Wok'N'Roll offers Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Sushi, and Mongolian Wok.... along with the best oysters in Costa Rica!! They also cater to various lifestyles... including vegan, organic, free-range and sustainable development supporters. Everything is made with love and made fresh to order!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
“This place is awesome for lunch or dinner! My girls love the frozen lemonade and fresh baked bread!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Amazing malt shakes! Burgers are excellent and creative. Owner Stephanie is a Tamarindo local for many years and provides friendly service. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This place is serving amazing shrimp and seafood. And we like it probably even more because we run it :) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Eggs Benedict in town, great food! beautiful ambient air conditioned! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice, trendy and sophisticated; good food - international, local and Mediterranean cuisine. The owner, Gerard comes from South of France and is generally on site to oversea. That is where I recommend you go should you want good food in a nice and sophisticated indoor/outdoor venue.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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