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CR - Tamarindo

CR - Tamarindo

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Tamarindo is a popular coastal town in the Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica, located along the Pacific coast.




There are several apps for general travel information in Costa Rica though Tamarindo has it's own. Local Knowledge Tamarindo.
This free app has bus and taxi information including prices and fares. There is also a very good section on how to deal with emergencies and all the emergency phone numbers




Blue TrailzCalle Principal contiguo Alamo Rent a CarHostel90
El Sabanero Eco-LodgeCanafistula Between 27 of Avril and Villa RealHotel-
FT's TamarindoMain RoadGuesthouse-
Hostel Pura VidaCalle GuanacasteHostel85
Hotel BrasilitoFrente la Mar 50 metros oest de la plazahotel-
Hotel Mahayana150m Nordeste del Hotel PasatiempoHOTEL84
Hotel FloresPlaya Tamarindo across the street from Hotel PasatiempoHotel-
Jardin del Eden Hotel1 cuadra al este y otra cuadra al sur del centro de TamarindoHotel-
La Oveja Negra HostelCalle Guanacaste, frente al Hotel PortofinoHOSTEL78
Las Avellanas VillasAvellana Av.Apartment-
Sunset InnPlaya Langosta, 75mts east from Barcelo ResortGuesthouse78
Tamarindo BackpackersNext entrance after Luna Llena Hotel, turn right,Hostel-
The Beach HouseTamarindoGuesthouse-
Pura Vida HostelCalle Guanacaste Cont. Rest. StellaHostel-
The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel200 m east of PasatiempoHOSTEL83
La Botella de Leche300 meters from the beach Playa TamarindoHOSTEL86
Pura Vida HousePaso HondoAPARTMENT-
Hotel Mahayana150m noreste Del Hotel PasatiempoHotel-
La Montaña EcolodgeAltos de Pinilla/Playa AvellanasGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel Pasatiempo500 metres to Diria Hotel GuanacasteGUESTHOUSE-
Villas MacondoPlaza ConchalHOTEL88
B&B TranquiloRoad Villa Real - Santa Cruz, 11 km south Canafistula - private road to Los Altos De ErosGUESTHOUSE-
Best Western Tamarindo Vista VillasCalle Principal Entrada a TamarindoHotel-
Tamarindo Beach CabinasRoad to LangostaHOSTEL-
La Bruja VerdeCalle Guanacaste frente al gimnasio Tamarindo y an Playa TamarindoHOSTEL-



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See also: International Telephone Calls

  • The country calling code to Costa Rica is 506.
  • To make an international call from Costa Rica, the code is 00.

There are plenty of phone booths around and you will get the best rate using a pre-paid international card (can often be purchased in internet cafés and other small stores). There is usually a connection fee making short calls extra expensive. Those travelling with a mobile phone and willing to pay the roaming costs should ensure it supports 1800 MHz GSM network. You cannot get a prepaid SIM card for Costa Rica.


Correos de Costa Rica (website in Spanish only) is the national postal services of Costa Rica. You can find post offices (correos) in almost any city and town and they are generally open from 7:30am to 5:30pm or 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 7:30am to noon on Saturdays. There are not that many mailboxes, so it's best to ask your hotel or go directly to the post offices. Services tend to be slow but generally reliable and on the whole cheap regarding letters and postcards. It costs about US$0.20 to the USA and Canada (taking about 1 week to 10 days), US$0.25 to Europe (about 2 weeks) and US$0.30 to Asia and Australia (3 weeks or even more). All in all, if you can try and arrange your mail from the capital San José as it's generally quicker from there. Small packages are also no problem, though take them to the post offices unpacked for inspection first! Otherwise, arrange things through private international courier services like UPS, DHL or TNT.


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