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5 beaches to visit from Tamarindo, Costa Rica

5 best beaches to visit from Tamarindo, Costa Rica (all 30 minute drive or less): Conchal, Flamingo, Grande, Avellanas and Langosta.

Plan your trip to these beaches with our guides below.


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Hey guys, welcome to another Mytanfeet video. Today we are going to talk about five popular beaches you can visit from Tamarindo.

The first beach you have to visit from Tamarindo is Conchal. To get to Conchal beach, you have to first go to the small town of Brasilito, about a 30 minute drive from Tamarindo.

After we parked our car in Brasilito, we have to walk across this beach to get to Conchal. This beach is called Playa Brasilito and it’s because they closed the accesss so cars cannot drive across the beach and it’s about a 15 minute walk to get to Conchal.

Before you get to Conchal beach, here’s a little tip for those of you who like a good view. As soon as you get to the other end of Brasilito, there is a small hill to your right which you can walk up. Follow the trail and you’ll get an amazing view of Conchal beach from the top.

One of the unique characteristics of Conchal beach is that the shore is full of beautiful white shells instead of sand.

The second beach we recommend to visit from Tamarindo is Flamingo beach. Flamingo is very easy to get to and it’s about a 30 minute drive from Tamarindo. Flamingo beach is another great beach to come with family or friends, it has very beautiful white fine sand and it has great waves for swimming relaxing, and there’s some bars and restaurants on the beach so it’s a great spot to come for sunset happy hour.

And for another nice viewpoint, if you drive all the way to the south end of Flamingo beach and go up the hill, you can get a nice view of Brasilito and Conchal from that side.

The third beach to visit from Tamarindo is Playa Grande. It’s right across the estuary of Tamarindo and the best way to get there is by car, about a 30 minute drive. Playa Grande is another beach you have to visit when in Tamarindo, it’s another great surfing beach with waves nearely all year round. It’s also great for long walks on the beach and is part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park.

The fourth beach to visit from Tamarindo is Playa Avellanas. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Tamarindo on a mix of paved and unpaved roads. Just a note that this video was made in February, the middle of Costa Rica’s dry season so the roads were very dusty and dry.

Playa Avellanas is actually one of our personal favorite beaches near Tamarindo. It has great surfing waves, beautiful sunsets, a really cool bridge that you can come check out that goes across the mangrove and some really good beach front restaurants to enjoy.

And last but not least is Playa Langosta which is only a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from Tamarindo. Playa Langosta is the closest beach to Tamarindo, it’s right next to it and it’s a great spot to come to do long beach walks and watch the sunset, and it’s a great place to come to get away from the crowds of Tamarindo.

I hope you guys enjoyed the video and get to visit one of the places that we talked about. If you want more information on any of the beaches all the links are in the description below and if you want more Costa Rica content, please subscribe to our channel. Thanks for watching.


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