Sometimes referred to as Miami South, this popular party town is right on the water but has all of the amenities of a big city. A lack of Costa Rican culture turns off a lot of expats, but those who love it, really love it. For coworking, Sand and Surf have private offices for rent. Just a few blocks down from Sand and Surf, Selina Tamarindo is a great place to meet other remote workers. In the Shade, a combo hotel and coworking space, have excellent WiFi in a bougie setting. Visitors who buy a day pass are welcome to use the pool. With local coffee, açai bowls, and WiFi, Nordico Cafe is a nice spot to plug in the laptop for the day.
For food, early birds won’t be able to resist Breaking Bread—it’s an excellent bakery and the only place open before 7 a.m. Jardin Tamarindo is an outdoor space with international food trucks—perfect for lunch or dinner. For a more upscale version of this check out Mercadito de Tamarindo. On the beach, Pico Bistro and El Chiringuito both serve up fresh seafood with good wine and even better views. Dragonfly Bar and Grill in the heart of Tamarindo has excellent steaks. The two places to party are Crazy Monkey’s Bar and Pacifico Bar. These lively spots are busy every night of the week and will give you a chance to let loose on the dance floor.
If you love the outdoors there’s plenty to do in Tamarindo. Bird lovers will enjoy a trip on the Mangrove and Estuary Boat Tour or a visit to Palo Verde National Park. Yet maybe the most beautiful thing to do is take a day trip to Rio Celeste, where you can hike, raft, or swim in the river and find hot springs to soak in just outside the park entrance.
Kayla Kurin is a travel, health, and fiction writer from Canada. She is the author of Where Can I Find Wifi? Work Anywhere, Travel Forever: Tales of a Digital Nomad and The Nomadic Art of Budget Travel...
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