Tamarindo coffee shops. Tamarindo restaurants. Tamarindo tours. Tamarindo shops. And even Tamarindo real estate (we can help with that!)… Whatever has brought you here, chances are good that you’re searching for local Tamarindo businesses. With an emphasis on the local.

Tamarindo is the kind of destination where you can enjoy fine dining with your feet buried in the sand; where you can rent a surf board and then step right into the ocean; where you can stroll night markets and peruse farmer’s stands; and where you can live the life you’ve always envisioned, accompanied by the sea, sand, and friendly neighbors. 

To help point you in the right direction, here are a few of our favorite local businesses – many, courtesy of local entrepreneurs! – that we’d like to show some love:

Tamarindo Cafés

Café culture is alive in well in Playa Tamarindo, offering a variety of spots and corners where you can sip Costa Rican coffee accompanied by delicious carbs and an ocean breeze.

Chá Café

Phone: +506 8803-5930

Chá Café

Step into Cha Cafe, a haven of culinary delights, where you can kickstart your day with a delightful array of breakfast treats, featuring freshly baked goods and bagels. Come lunchtime, savor signature bagel sandwiches, crisp salads, and the richness of premium tamarind-infused coffee. And if the mood hits, allow yourself to give into the temptation of refreshing daytime cocktails. 

Nordico Café House

Phone: +506 4700-9521

Nórdico Café

NORDICO embodies the essence of warmth and comfort in Tamarindo, welcoming you to a cozy haven where freshly roasted barista specialty coffee and nourishing fare are crafted with care. Their tasty fare features the finest local ingredients, in an abundance of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. With ample space, WiFi, air conditioning, and a charming outdoor terrace, NORDICO invites you to immerse yourself in the relaxed ambiance of our vibrant surf town and unique atmosphere.

Deli Café Tama

Phone: +506 2100-7838

Discover Tamarindo’s beloved pastry destination café, offering an extensive array of delectable confections, including pastries, cookies, cakes, and an eclectic selection of baked goods. Deli Café is nestled along the beachfront, offing the ultimate seaside indulgence: savoring a freshly brewed cup of coffee paired with one of their irresistible pastries. Your taste buds will thank you!

Waffle Monkey

Phone: +506 8449-9886 

Waffle Monkey

Indulge in a beachfront escape at Waffle Monkey, where you’re invited to dive into a mouthwatering selection of waffles, paired perfectly with a variety of beverages, from freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee to refreshing milkshakes and smoothies. Their extensive menu boasts a diverse range of both sweet and savory and for those with dietary preferences or restrictions, the café also offers gluten-free & vegan options. 

Sol Bakery Tamarindo

Phone: +506 8449-9886 

Sol Bakery

For an authentic European-style cafe experience in Tamarindo, look no further than Sole Bakery. Indulge in a delightful array of pastries, egg dishes, and sandwiches paired with your favorite coffee brew. Whether it’s a leisurely brunch or a satisfying dinner, their menu offers a tantalizing variety to suit every palate. 

Tamarindo Breweries

There are many craft breweries in Costa Rica, but did you know that a handful are located right here in Tamarindo?


Phone: +506 8451-3601


Beer and bikes, the ultimate combination! Welcome to the hub for everything you need – from repairs and sales to rentals, to a selection of beers, wines, and bites. Indulge in a collection of local craft beers paired with casual dining options, alongside a bike shop boasting a diverse range of rental bikes and a selection of apparel and accessories from renowned brands like DHaRCO, Dakine, Fabric, Giro, and more.

Volcano Brewing Co

Phone: +506 2653 1262

Volcano Brewing 

Tamarindo’s pioneer craft brewery and one of the most well-known craft breweries in Costa Rica, Volcano Brewing Company was first established in 2011. Rooted in unique recipes and great ingredients, they also prioritize that other thing that matters most: The brewery is located right on the beachfront, so you can enjoy the incredible views as much as the cold brews.

Tamarindo Stores & Shops

Tamarindo downtown is packed with unique and eclectic stores and shops. While it is always a joy to wander around and into new favorites, here are a few we think you’ll love!


Phone: +506 8976-3245

Designed to celebrate all bikini bodies, Seaholic is Tamarindo’s go-to choice for handmade, eco-friendly swimwear. Available in sizes XS-XXL, with both national and international designs. You can also stop in for beach bags, jewelry, and other bikini accessories!

Azul Profundo

Phone: +506 2653-0395

Azul Profundo

Azul Profundo is a local favorite for beachwear and accessories. Here, you’ll find everything from swimsuits, bikinis, sarongs, sunglasses, hats, caps, and bags to formal wear, casual clothing, day dresses, beach cover-ups, evening dresses, shoes, handbags, shapewear, and more for cocktails, celebrations, or parties.

Rocas Tamarindo

Phone: +506 6125-1589

For everyone who can appreciate handmade, artisan goods, Rocas Tamarindo is designed to impress: Specializing in the manufacture and design of handbags and footwear for children and adults, this is a special place to pick up something uniquely Tamarindo.


Phone: +506 2682-1204


A lifestyle brand featuring gorgeous swimwear, Alaia is a must-visit for all who love Tamarindo, the beach, sand, and the sun! They also feature a second location at Playa Guiones near Nosara.


Phone: +506 8719-0478


Drawing inspiration from Costa Rica’s Pura Vida lifestyle, Coastal CR is a jewelry company featuring pieces tailored for the coastal lifestyle and designed to withstand the elements of nature. Discover their products in surf shops lining the Costa Rican coast, or visit their flagship store right here in Tamarindo!

Papaya Con Leche

Phone: +506 4500-3726

Papaya con Leche

Papaya con Leche is a unique fashion boutique specializing in tailored swimsuits and artisanal shoes made in-house. Offering a range from beachwear to evening attire, their aim is to ensure every customer feels beautiful and at ease, both inside and out. They aspire to inspire self-love and embrace the uniqueness of each individual. 

Tamarindo Restaurants

When you think of Tamarindo, food may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But the truth is, cuisine is an important (and delicious) aspect of life in Tamarindo. Here’s a small selection of the best Tamarindo restaurants, at least in our estimation! 

Pangas Beach Club

Phone: +506 2653-0024


A Tamarindo gem and one of the world’s best dinner backdrops, Pangas is known for its oceanfront location, where the river meets the sea. You can dine outside or in; we love the second-level covered dining – the best of both worlds, especially during a cool evening shower. Pangas serves award-worth seafood, local and international cuisine, with a full menu of great drinks. Reservations suggested.

El Mercadito

Phone: +506 8804-1530

El Mercadito

When you’re looking to grab a quick bite – and especially if you’re with a group of eclectic dining tastes – you won’t go wrong at El Mercadito, located next to Bocaraca condos and diagonal from the Diria condos parking lot. This newer food court-styled spot hosts several Tamarindo restaurants, including options for Japanese, Argentinean, and vegan/vegetarian meals. 

Wok n Roll

Phone: +506 8893-2736

A Tamarindo favorite and the oldest restaurant in town – established in 2000 and long under the same expert administration – Wok N Roll gets a nod not only for its punny name, but as the only Tama eatery to serve authentic Asian cuisine: Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Mongolian, plus incredible fusion sushi. And during high season, check out their oyster tank (the only one in town)! As they say, this is the place “where wok stars and sushi groupies get together.”

Bamboo Sushi

Phone: +506 8800-0002

Bamboo Sushi

There’s space for excellence in fine dining in Tamarindo. Case in point: Bamboo Sushi Club, offering a unique experience that blends the best sushi in town with the world’s highest quality fish, both locally sourced and imported. Their attention to detail and insistence on fine service are reflected both in their excellent plating and exceptionally professional staff. A particular favorite on a warm summer night!

Green Papaya

Phone: +506 2653-0863 

It’s not often that a taco bar pulls off great organic and vegetarian cuisine, but Green Papaya not only does it, but excels at it. Swing on up to the bar or pull up a tree-stump stool to enjoy anything from cream-cheese tortilla roll-ups and egg salad with avocado to stir-fried veggie burritos and chips ‘n’ dip.

El Santuario Tamarindo

Phone: +506 7091-7495 

El Santuario is an elegant bar and restaurant with an expansive menu featuring an array of culinary delights, from mouthwatering pizzas and bruschetta to comforting pastas, vibrant salads, and a selection of expertly grilled meats. Their team of talented chefs and mixologists hails from diverse corners of the globe, ensuring each plate and glass offers a unique gourmet journey. 

Pizzeria La Baula

Phone: +506 2653-1450

La Baula

A classic choice and one of our favorite Tamarindo restaurants, Las Baulas makes great pizza in a great location. Families head here for the casual atmosphere and onsite playground, while parents return (frequently) because of the excellent pizza and fair prices.

Tamarindo Surf Store

Tamarindo is one of the world’s most famed surf destinations, thanks to our epic and consistent waves. Here’s where to cover your board and other needs.

Witch’s Rock Surf

Phone: +506 2653-1238

Witch's Rock

Witch’s Rock Surf Camp is so, so much more than a surf shop: A surf camp (offering surf lessons and full packages), restaurant, and brewing company (see Volcano Brewing Company, above), Witch’s Rock also helps you pick the perfect board.  

Whether you’re seeking assistance in selecting the ideal board or you’re a seasoned surfer looking to avoid the hassle and expenses of transporting your own board, they’ve got you covered. You can even test and swap boards throughout the day, sampling the fleet’s 250+ surfboards, including longboards, mid-range options, shortboards, and alternative shapes crafted by renowned brands such as Firewire, Robert August, Von Sol, Walden, and many others.

Tamarindo Markets

Tamarindo offers an eclectic mix of traditional grocery stores and open-air markets, embodying the eclectic vibes of our very adaptable beach town. 

Tama Market

Phone: None (open-air market)


The Tama Market serves as a lively homage to local culture, culinary craftsmanship, and artistic expression. Among its many highlights, the market stands out for its diverse selection of organic produce, complemented by artisanal offerings, gourmet treats, live performances, and entertainment. The Tama Market is held every Saturday morning, from as early as 8 AM, buzzing with activity until around 2 PM.

Tama Moonlight Market

Phone: None (open-air market)

Tama Moonlight

Also known as the Tamarindo Night Market, this enchanting open-air marketplace adds an enchanting dimension to life here. On Thursdays, as the sun dips below the horizon and the market springs to life, it transcends mere shopping and street food to become a sensory odyssey. The air is filled with the enticing scents of local cuisine, the air resonates with the rhythms of live music, and the atmosphere is alive with cheerful banter, encapsulating a dynamic and immersive cultural experience that embodyies the town’s lively and welcoming spirit.

Auto Mercado Tamarindo

Phone: +506 2653-2414


A favorite grocery store for anyone who needs the occasional (or not-so-occasional) imported, gourmet, or hard-to-find ingredient, Auto Mercado (often stylized as Automercado) is located on the north end of town and services almost any standard grocery need. 

Tamarindo Organic Stores

With a wellness focus, downtown Tamarindo offers stores that specialize in organic produce and ingredients.  

Mentha & Limón

Phone: +506 8980-1900

Mentha y Limon is an organic food emporium situated on the outskirts of Tamarindo. They specialize in a wide range of locally sourced organic produce, groceries, bulk foods, superfoods, supplements, seeds, and beyond. Be sure to visit on Tuesdays and Fridays for their fresh produce days, when you are invited to discover nature’s bounty firsthand!

Tamarindo Hotels

Tamarindo offers a vast array of hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and other accommodations to welcome your out-of-town guests.

Hotel Diria 

Phone: +506 4032-0031

Hotel Diria

Nestled amidst lush palm trees along the shores of Tamarindo Beach, the Hotel Diria is a relaxed resort sits just steps away from both the beach and Avenida Central, a charming pedestrian street lined with boutiques and eateries.

Divided into three distinct sections, the resort’s invitingly adorned rooms feature amenities such as Wi-Fi, coffee makers, mini-fridges, and satellite TV. Some rooms boast picturesque views of the pool or ocean, while an exclusive adults-only area offers suites with private terraces and spacious living areas.

Guests can indulge in a variety of dining experiences, from a delectable steakhouse and a cozy pizzeria to a refreshing swim-up bar. Additional facilities include a fitness center, tennis courts, and five swimming pools, including a designated children’s pool. For added convenience, there’s a shopping arcade and a casino onsite. Breakfast and parking are also provided for guests’ comfort.

Wyndham Tamarindo

Phone: +506 4700-4747

Wyndham Tama

Perched above the majestic Pacific Ocean, this elegant and sophisticated hotel is just a leisurely 12-minute stroll from the nearest beach. Here, spacious and contemporary rooms are designed for a comfortable retreat, featuring minibars, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and balconies offering captivating ocean vistas.  

Guests can take advantage of complimentary amenities such as an area shuttle service, parking facilities, and a delicious breakfast spread. The hotel also boasts a serene restaurant, a stylish poolside bar, and a plethora of leisure facilities including a rejuvenating spa, a well-equipped gym, and an enticing outdoor infinity pool. 

Zulu Surf Hotel 

Phone: +506 8365-9580


Zulu Surf Hotel offers the ultimate haven for surf enthusiasts: an exciting journey blending adventure and relaxation, paired with Latin dance classes, yoga, mixology and cocktail crafting classes, and a fully equipped gym to keep you active and energized.

Whether you’re a novice eager to learn or a seasoned surfer craving new thrills, seasoned instructors will support you every step of the way. Dive into thrilling surfing lessons and unlock your inner wave rider. Experience the exhilaration of conquering ocean swells as you master the art of surfing in our pristine coastal paradise. 

Tamarindo Gyms & Fitness Centers

Staying fit has never been easier! Tamarindo is big on wellness, as evidenced by our diverse selection of gyms and fitness centers.

Hutch’s Gym

Phone: +506 8848-8247

Hutch Gym

Designed specifically to meet the demands of fitness enthusiasts, Hutch’s Gym is meticulously equipped to serve as your ultimate fitness sanctuary. Featuring a comprehensive selection of state-of-the-art equipment including Hammer Strength-style, Biomechanical, and Cable Machines, as well as Plate-loaded Equipment, they cater to all your strength training needs. They also offer an extensive range of free weights and cardio equipment, including Treadmills, Ellipticals, Stairmasters, and Arc Trainers, providing everything you could possibly desire for a well-rounded workout experience.

Energy Fitness Tamarindo

Step into one of Tamarindo’s premier fitness destinations, where contemporary sophistication blends seamlessly with comfort. Energy Fitness Tamarindo offers top-tier facilities at an affordable price point, complete with a diverse range of free weights and cutting-edge machines. 

Tamarindo Fitness 

Phone: +506 2653-1423

Tamarindo Fitness 

Tamarindo Fitness was the inaugural gym in Tamarindo and remains committed to fulfilling all your fitness requirements. Their comprehensive services include access to free weights, resistance training machines, and state-of-the-art cardio equipment. Additionally, they provide personalized training, nutritional guidance, and a diverse range of fitness classes, featuring spin sessions, invigorating Zumba classes, dynamic functional surfing sessions, intense boxing workouts, and much more.

Langosta Beach Club

Phone: +506 8376-3773    

Langosta Beach Club

Situated within the serene embrace of a secluded cove along the shores of Tamarindo, the Langosta Beach Club offers an exclusive retreat, accessible to both members and day pass holders, with a wealth of amenities to ensure a truly indulgent experience. For fitness enthusiasts, this centers on the club’s infinity pool and fitness center, where you can sweat with a view.

Tamarindo Tours

It’s no secret that Tamarindo is a world-renowned travel destination. As such, the town offers many tour operators and companies to introduce you to Tamarindo’s adrenaline, nature, ocean, and other activities. 

ATV Tamarindo

ATV Tamarindo 

Welcome to Tamarindo’s exclusive ATV shop – the sole provider in town! Dive into the thrill of ATV tours that kick off right here in Tamarindo. Embark on their tours from Tamarindo to iconic destinations such as Puerto Viejo, Conchal, Pirates Bay, Flamingo, Brasilito, and Punta Pelencho. Encounter local wildlife including monkeys, coatis, armadillos, iguanas, and a vibrant array of birdlife, enriching the natural splendor surrounding you!

Native’s Way

Phone: +506 4000-3826

Native's Way 

Native’s Way promises tailor-made packages, day tours, and transportation services, dedicated to leading you to the enchanting natural marvels of Costa Rica. Whether you seek an adrenaline-fueled group excursion, a romantic escapade with your partner, an immersive wildlife exploration in the rainforest, or a luxurious spa retreat, their team of experts is poised to craft the perfect experience for you.

Iguana Surf

Phone: +506 2653-0613

Iguana Surf stands as both a surf school and the pioneering surf shop in Tamarindo, having achieved a remarkable 100,000+ surf lessons. They specialize in smaller, more intimate learning groups and social gatherings over large, bustling camps reminiscent of spring break. 

Marlin del Rey

Phone: +506 2653-1212

Marlin del Rey

Marlin del Rey presents a selection of open and private catamaran sailing excursions, inviting you to embark on an unforgettable journey along Costa Rica’s stunning Gold Coast, where you’ll sail past picturesque bays, pristine beaches, lush jungles, and more. With a tropical beverage in hand and a camera at the ready, immerse yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, stroll along powdery white sand beaches, or indulge in a delectable meal.

Manta Ray Sailing

Phone: +506 8800-0880

Manta Ray

Experience the epitome of luxury and adventure with Manta Ray, offering full-service private charters and sailing tours designed for small groups and families seeking an intimate and all-inclusive exploration of Guanacaste’s coastline. Select from their impressive fleet of four vessels: The Luxury Bali 4.1, the newly introduced Manta Catamaran, the renowned Original Manta Ray Catamaran, or indulge in The Margarita center-console fishing expedition. 

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