CNN's latest report on Costa Rica luxury travel acknowledges something that Tamarindo real estate investors and visitors have noticed for several years - "Costa Rica's most famous beach town is growing up." Tamarindo's laid back surf shops and eclectic beach bars are now complemented by excellent restaurants and upscale accommodations.
Tamarindo is a bustling village on Costa Rica's North Pacific Coast that offers exceptional surfing and a long, wide beach. The two beaches on either side of the town - Langosta to the south and Playa Grande to the north - are very pristine. Langosta is a blue flag beach with wonderful tide pools, great for exploring the local marine life, while Playa Grande is home to the Las Baulas National Marine Park, known for giant leatherback nesting sea turtles.
According to CNN, "Tamarindo's top-end options are well-established, such as the sprawling The Westin Resort & Spa Playa Conchal and plush rental properties at Reserva Conchal."
CNN notes that there are also other interesting luxury options surrounding Tamarindo, including the "romantic Los Altos de Eros, which gets high marks for its attentive staff, and the golf resort at nearby Hacienda Pinilla, which sits astride three miles of superb shoreline."
Living large in Costa Rica
By Paige R. Penland, Special to CNN
January 18, 2013