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    Cost Rica

    Im planning on going to Tamarindo in February, Best Western Vista Villas is where I was looking to stay. Has anyone here had any experiences at this hotel? Also if you have gone to Costa in February, what was the weather like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfonseca View Post
    Im planning on going to Tamarindo in February, Best Western Vista Villas is where I was looking to stay. Has anyone here had any experiences at this hotel? Also if you have gone to Costa in February, what was the weather like?
    I preferred staying up in Playa Grande, north of Tamarindo. Don't know the Tamarindo hotel scene. Weather in Feb. is high 80s and low 90s.

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    haven't stayed at the villas, but I have stayed in tamarindo. Weather is perfect in feb.

    The town itself isn't as much of a surf destination as it's hyped up to be. There's the rivermouth which can be a perfect wave, but usually small and very crowded. There's also a good peak in the middle of town that only turns on at high tide and gets even more crowded than the rivermouth. Most people walk a couple of miles up the beach to Playa Grande...it only works at high tide, so it gets crowded, too.

    Tamarindo is a sketchy town. A lot of dirty looking drug runners and ex-patriot fugitives slinking around. There are a lot of tourist robberies, so never leave money in your room and make sure your girlfriend keeps her purse in sight at all times...or it will get snatched.

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    Tamarindo def sketchy I agree with Agabinet Playa grande better break and more laid back Rip Jack inn is awesome

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    I've also stayed at the surf camp before it became the rip jack. Good times.

    I will warn you I found a couple of cap-less syringes in the sand where people camp next to the beach. Watch where you're walking on the trail to the break and, sad to say, wearing flip-flops to the beach is probably a good idea.

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    ive been to tamarindo ran into no problems, lots of people will ask you if you want coke and ****. go futher south or to grande atleast.

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    For some atmosphere, I'd rec La Laguna del Cocodrilo in Tamarindo...may a little pricey, but there's a real croc in a real lagoon! My Feb trip two years ago, the waves were overhead/double overhead everyday. Plan your trip and you can avoid the sketch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hautemille View Post
    For some atmosphere, I'd rec La Laguna del Cocodrilo in Tamarindo...may a little pricey, but there's a real croc in a real lagoon! My Feb trip two years ago, the waves were overhead/double overhead everyday. Plan your trip and you can avoid the sketch.
    the place with the french dudes that are brothers?

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    Tamarindo is a cool town, a little shady after dark, yes, but still a good time. I challenge you to find the real costa rica. It's much cooler than seedy tourist towns. Don't just go to Jaco and Tamarindo.
    Last edited by leethestud; Aug 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM.

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    I rented a house right on the beach in Playa Negra. It was $2100 and slept 12 people. This is the way to go if you have numbers. Breaks werent as good as the north but it also wasnt as crowded.


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