Tamarindo is a town in the Guanacaste Province on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. It’s known for beaches with strong surf, like Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. To the north, Playa Grande beach is a major nesting site for huge leatherback turtles, and forms part of Las Baulas National Marine Park. The mangrove-lined estuary of Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge protects animals such as howler monkeys and crocodiles.
Open Water Swimming
VAMOS Youth of Costa Rica, headed by Aude Lemaire-Hamel operates at Puerto Viejo.