Tamarindo & Area Beaches

PLAYA TAMARINDO offers something completely different from the Pura Jungla experience. Tamarindo is the classic beach tourism town including nightlife, restaurants, crafts and artisans, even a gambling casino.

Tamarindo caters to all types of tourists with at least 1,000 rooms and full tourism attractions including;

  • Over 50 restaurants and bars
  • Surfing schools
  • Boutique stores and souvenir shops
  • Organic and health supplies stores
  • Four english language / USA curriculum kinder through high school education centers
  • Three banks
  • World class offshore fishing
  • Multiple large and small supermarkets
  • Health clinics
  • A domestic service airport

PURA JUNGLA area has a distinct, laid-back atmosphere with far less tourism than its northern neighbor. Our neck of the woods features real peace and quiet and of course, much more forest and wildlife.

Our area has as its own brand of amenities all within 5 to 10 minutes drive:

  • Over 50 restaurants and bars
  • Surfing schools
  • Boutique stores and souvenir shops
  • Ten small hotels / eco-adventure-wellness lodges (all with bars / restaurants)
  • A couple of grocery convenience stores
  • A large construction materials / hardware store
  • Local schools
  • About a dozen small restaurants

There are approximately 250 foreigners living here full-time and another 300 or so part-time. This growing expat community has been positively interfacing with the locals and integrating very well within the community for over 50 years, which can be witnessed throughout many of the local organizations and groups.

The area is the gateway to the gravel road leading south all the way down the coast of the Nicoya peninsula.