Beaches

Paya Avellanas
Avellanas is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Tamarindo area. There is nothing but pristine beach wilderness, shaded by crooked old trees and backed by scrub, mangroves and pasture land.
Activities: Ideal for surfing, sunbathing and swimming

Playa Negra
The long ribbon of beach unfolds to Playa Negra in the south. Playa Negra features rocky and feature tide pools, excellent for surfing conditions.
Activities: Known for surfing and kayaking

Playa Carbon
For those hoping to swim, at low tide you should Playa Carbon, a black sand beach with dramatic beach wilderness and caves.
Activities: Swimming and sunbathing

Playa Conchal
Playa Conchal is known for its beaches with sand composed of hundreds of millions of tiny crushed shells.
Activities: This beach is great for snorkeling and swimming

Playa Real
The pristine beach of Playa Real lies close to Playa Conchal and the Marino Las Baulas National Park.
Surrounding the beach is tropical dry forest providing hiking and wildlife viewing such as monkeys and iguanas.
Activities: Ideal for swimming and sunbathing on the beach or for more active vacationers, you can sport fishing, horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkeling.