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Tamarindo is a town located on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Province of Guanacaste. The town of Tamarindo is the largest developed beach town in Guanacaste and a very popular destination for tourists. Besides beach lounging and swimming, the main attractions in the area are surfing and eco-tourism. Playa Tamarindo is a long, rocky beach with excellent waves near the mouth of the estuary. Currents can be strong, especially at low tide. Tamarindo has two main breaks for advanced surfers: Pico Pequeño a rocky point to the right of the Hotel Tamarindo Diriá and the excellent river mouth break across from Cabinas Tsunami called El Estero. The rest of the beach breaks are perfect for learning. Some eco-friendly activities that may be done in Tamarindo and neighboring beaches include: watching turtles during their nesting season, diving, snorkeling, body surfing, beach biking, zip-lining, estuary trips, horseback riding and fishing. © Flickr/Vin Lynch