It’s hard to describe the perfection of sunset surfing in Playa Tamarindo or its neighbor Playa Grande. The sky is on fire, and your sitting on a long board bobbing peacefully up and down until you’re ready to get into position and catch the next wave. I‘ll admit that (from a surfer’s point of view) this is utter laziness. Sometimes it’s a good 15 min in between attempts to actually surf - but that delay is filled with calm as you soak in the beauty of the place.
This four foot Iguana seems to enjoy sunbathing on the terrace in front of our condo. We've seen him a few times. Be nice to him as he's a little shy.
The forgiving surf breaks at Playa Tamarindo offer even beginners the thrill of surfing. Here is a shot of Theresa surfing in one of her first attempts back in 2012. Surf-Costa Rica has a great overview of the surfing in the area - from Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande for the rookies, to Witch's Rock and Ollie's Point for the more advanced surfers. Below is a map of the area to give you a sense for the options available.