Day 3 in Costa Rica was spent exploring Tamarindo, a cute surf town about one and a half hour away from our home base in Coco Beach. We had seen some nice homes located in Tamarindo on Air bnb so we considered this day trip as location scouting for our next visit to Costa Rica.

Tamarindo is a lot livelier and boasts a younger crowd than Playa Del Coco. My favourite part was watching the tanned surfer dudes and dudettes walk around in their bare feet, board in hand with messy wet hair floating in the wind. I secretly wish I was a cool surfer chick so hanging out in Tamarindo was kind of like playing make believe. Here are a few of the highlights we discovered in this hip area of Guanacaste.

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Nachos as big as your WHAT???
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Turquoise chic at a beach side restaurant (this isn’t where they were serving the nachos). ;)
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Surf’s up!
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Horseback riding on the beach? Where do I sign up?!
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This guy loves surfing so much that he has a board growing out of his head!
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And this girl loves birds so much she has some growing out of hers!
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Can you spot daddio?
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We ended up eating at Matapalo, a restaurant located at the high end Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort. Kinda felt like eating in a tree house by the beach!
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Dad and I mixing prints. Totally on trend, even on vacay. (Yes I tried to Photoshop this picture to give myself a tan and no, it’d didn’t work).
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The view from our table. Not too shabby.
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Note to self: put a surf board under your arm and you instantly look hotter (and cooler).
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A sassy local (along with his unimpressed girfriend) kept wanting me to take his pic. Silly boy.

Once our exploring in Tamarindo was finished, we headed back home and as the newly established tradition requires, we watched the sun set on the beach, drink in hand (mango smoothie for me, beer for dad). Café Del Playa is our favourite hang out in Coco Beach. The staff there is soooo nice and they have the best seats in the house for snapping some breath taking photos.

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Watching the sunset go down with my favourite travel buddy, my dad.
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And then as we arrive at our villa, this amazing view awaits….

2 thoughts on “Costa Rica Day 3: Tamarindo

    • Aww, thanks Jenn! I love sharing my trips so I guess everyone is happy! ;) I shall have a smoothie in your honour but minus the tequila since I’m dry this month. Love ya! xx

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