About Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Tamarindo, located on the North West Coast of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste, is a seaside town well-known for its spectacular coast lines, golden beaches, and fantastic surfing opportunities year round. While the town is growing quickly, it still maintains a rustic charm, warm open friendliness and relaxed tropical air. It has many restaurants, bars and nightclubs, several shops with art and handicrafts. The neighbouring towns and villages are traditional, rural, and typically Costa Rican.
There is year round sun and blue skies, with afternoon showers in the rainy season. Temperatures range from between 72ÂºF (22ÂºC) and 92ÂºF (34ÂºC). A variety of beaches lie close to Tamarindo, each with their own charm, distinction and challenge for the adventurous surfers or keen naturalist.
Outdoor activities abound in the immediate area, including: fishing, sailing snorkeling, diving and kayaking. Giant turtle watching is another popular attraction. Heading inland you can go off-roading on quads, bikes or hiking on foot. There is much to discover in the rich diversity of Costa Rica including the famous Volcanoes of Arenal, the many natural parks full of biodiversity and wildlife. In conjunction comes the adventure of long canopy rides through the parksâ€™ tree tops, the adrenaline of riding high above the jungleâ€™s floor and the breathtaking views from such heights. And, if you still have energy in the evening you can dance until the early hours to the rhythmic beats of salsa, and reggae or if thatâ€™s too hectic take it easy relaxing in hot springs, a chilled bar or simply swing away in one of the many hammocks strung between the trees.
The school is situated above the Tamarindo town centre, catching the cool breeze as it sweeps off the sea. It is set amongst many beautiful trees and tropical plants and is home to a family of Congo monkeys and several large iguanas which wander around the pool.
Weather watch The subtropical climate of the Guancaste province is ideal for outdoor sports, activities and recreation as the average temperature is 92ÂºF (34ÂºC) in the summer and 80.5ÂºF (27Â°C) in the winter. Sunshine prevails all year round! The summer months (June-October) are characterized by afternoon rain showers followed by nice weather. Bring an umbrella to protect yourself from these tropical showers! And, please donâ€™t forget your sun block for adequate protection from the strong tropical sun!
Special events in Costa Rica
- Carnaval in Granada - end of August
- Festival de la Luz, San José - mid December