Costa Rica Surf Club
Two locations in town offering rentals, lessons, repairs and sales. The main location by Sharky’s even has a falafel stand.
Matos Surf Shop
The granddaddy of local surf shops is owned by an Uruguyan DJ-photo-entrepreneur. They offer lessons, and rent and sell boards at the...
Another solid surf shop across the street from the beach. They have lockers and rentals include rash guards.
For the best (nonalcoholic) smoothies, juices and iced coffee, you can’t beat Mandarina, with two locations in town – the larger and...
The best snack in town is at this US-run surf camp, where you can order the famous ‘nachos as big as your ass’ (or sushi rolls) while...
Aqua Disco information
Lonely Planet review
Aqua Disco is the only real nightclub in Tamarindo. The best nights are Monday (ladies’ night) and Saturday, when for a US$4 cover charge they have an open bar for two hours.