Many people come to this part of Costa Rica for the surfing in Tamarindo and the nearby beaches. The popular Witches Rock Surf camp is located here and there are several other surf shops, rentals and instructors to get you out on the waves. Tamarindo is filled with local shops, restaurants and bars. If you want any nightlife in this part of Costa Rica it is in Tamarindo. If you are visiting with teenagers you'll want to stay in this area.