Playa Tamarindo is a town in Guanacaste Province, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. To the north, Playa Grande beach is a major nesting site for leatherback turtles and forms part of Las Baulas National Marine Park. The mangrove-lined estuary of Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge also protects animals such as howler monkeys and crocodiles. The surfing breaks in the area are some of the best in the world, as evidenced by the several international surfing competitions held here every year. Just north of Tamarindo, between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande, is a maze of estuary waterways. Explore this fascinating ecosystem by kayak or mangrove boat. Contact us for free tourism information and to schedule an adventure.