Weather forecast
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Thunderstorms
05:20

18:01
CST
Thunderstorms
min.25°C
  • Wind: 13 km/h ESE
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Precip. probability: 100%
  • Precipitation: 20 mm
  • UV index: 0
Thunderstorms likely. Low near 25C. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 100%.
Light Rain
17:45 CST
Light Rain
  • 26°C
  • Feels like: 31°C
  • Wind: 11 km/h SE
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Dewpoint: 24°C
  • Pressure: 1011 mbar
  • Precipitation: 0 mm
  • Visibility: 11 km
  • UV index: 0
18h
  • 27°C
Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms
  • Wind: 11 km/h SE
  • Precip. probability: 97%
Sunset: 18:01
19h
  • 26°C
Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms
  • Wind: 11 km/h ESE
  • Precip. probability: 91%
20h
  • 26°C
Heavy Thunderstorms
Heavy Thunderstorms
  • Wind: 11 km/h ESE
  • Precip. probability: 97%
21h
  • 26°C
Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms
  • Wind: 11 km/h ESE
  • Precip. probability: 89%
22h
  • 26°C
Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms
  • Wind: 11 km/h E
  • Precip. probability: 83%
23h
  • 26°C
Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms
  • Wind: 11 km/h E
  • Precip. probability: 67%
0h
  • 26°C
Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms
  • Wind: 11 km/h E
  • Precip. probability: 60%
1h
  • 25°C
Scattered Thunderstorms
Scattered Thunderstorms
  • Wind: 12 km/h E
  • Precip. probability: 54%
Tamarindo is a beautiful coastal town that is found in the Santa Cruz canton within the province of Guanacaste. It is specifically located on the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica's northern Pacific coast. It is a small area that has a moderately low population but has attracted huge tourist crowds in the recent past because of its location, among other factors.
The city enjoys proximity to popular towns, including Santa Rosa, San Jose de Pinilla, Garita Nueva, Villarreal, and Hernandez. These being popular travel destinations, have enabled Tamarindo to match up to them and resulted in an upsurge in tourist numbers in the recent past.
Tamarindo is home to beautiful beaches like the famous Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. These beaches are known for their eco-friendly natural surroundings besides being the hot spots for numerous water activities like surfing. The iconic Playa Grande is adorned with beautiful white sand shores and warm blue waters. Visitors take to enjoying the sights of the exotic leatherback turtles among other marine animals within the magnificent Las Baulas National Marine Park.
Within the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge, numerous wild animals are considered near-extinct. Visitors enjoy the sights of the beautiful howler monkeys and crocodiles that are being preserved and protected therein.
During the peak tourist periods, the beaches become extremely busy as people take to swimming, diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing, among many other fun water activities before basking in the warm sun. The many parks and gardens around Tamarindo also offer more theme fun involving the whole family. Picnicking, strolling, and photography are common activities then.

When to visit Tamarindo

Tamarindo experiences a tropical climate that is classified as Aw under the Köppen climatic classification. The main characteristics are warm, humid, and rainy summers and warm, pleasant, and moderately dry winters.
There are two main seasons in Tamarindo's weather, encompassing a rainy season beginning in May and lasting through mid-November, and a dry season from December through April. The wettest month of the year is October when the rai gauge collects up to 300mm (11.8") in precipitation across almost nineteen and a half rainy days. The season is hazardous as possible thunderstorms and lightning are experienced. Flooding is possible in the lowly areas, too, and significant damage is noted.
The dry season is more humid but tolerable. The driest month is February, registering well less than 20mm (0.8") in precipitation. The season offers an excellent time to tour the city.
The best time to visit Tamarindo is between December and April, during the moderately dry period. The temperature is mostly warm and pleasant throughout, and there is minimal difference between the highest and lowest reading. Apart from having moderately dry days to allow for an excellent tour of the city, some events and festivals take place around the time, and they are instrumental in attracting tourists from both local and international regions. The rainy season, between May and November, brings a torrential downpour that may impact the daily activities and hinder any outdoor ventures, and visitors are advised accordingly.
Between October and March, Tamarindo experiences the main nesting period for the exotic leatherback turtles, and this causes more traffic to the Playa Grande Beach, their significant spot. In April, the city holds a three-day fair dubbed the Robert August Surf and Turf Event. It is mainly a fundraising occasion that is done via intriguing golf tournaments and surfing competitions and other games.
  • de: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • en: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • es: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • ru: Тамариндо, Коста-Рика
  • sr: Tamarindo, Kostarika
  • zh: 塔马林多, 哥斯达黎加
  • Latitude: 10.299275°
  • Longitude: -85.837106°
  • Elevation: 44 m
  • Current time: 17:45 CST
  • Sunrise: 05:20 CST
  • Sunset: 18:01 CST
  • Timezone: America/Costa_Rica
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