Backpackers unite! Tamarindo backpacking is one of the major scenes on this Costa Rican Pacific coastline. You see hostels popping up faster than waves hit the shore in Tamarindo. Strange? No, Tamarindo is one of the few places that didn’t lose its charm because of mass tourism and if offering loads of fun activities to do for backpackers. One thing most backpackers like is surfing and guess what Tamarindo beach has waves for every surfer! If you don’t like surfing you probably like going to the beach and get a tan, lucky you because the playa Tamarindo is about two miles big! You can also go on an adventure in the jungle! And don’t forget about the famous nightlife where you find will find fellow trackers. Backpackers put Tamarindo on the map and this is still one of the top locations to go in Costa Rica.
Most backpackers or budget travellers want to travel on tight budget and stay in places that are cheap. Well in Tamarindo you have a huge diversity of hostels at budget prices. Are you a fancy backpacker don’t worry there are 5-star all-inclusive hotels in Tamarindo! Rates change during high and low season. We can recommend staying at Tamarindo Backpackers, as this is an intimate all-star backpacker spot in a gorgeous yellow hacienda. This place is big enough to make lots of new friends but small enough to enjoy the Pura Vida vibe. Dorm and private rooms are clean and comfy with plenty of storage space. In the garden you will find a small pool, tropical plants, hammocks and in the morning some howling monkeys. Another great place to stay is Coral Reef Hostel, this place is small and basic but the guys running the place are very friendly and offer a large packages of tours and other services like surfboard rentals and a BBQ area. All the hostels are in the centre of Tamarindo and near supermarkets where you can buy your own food for diner or breakfast.