Edited: July 2021

Being green in Tamarindo


2nd most environmentally sustainably country in the world

If you’re traveling to Costa Rica, you probably already know about Costa Rica’s reputation for sustainability and eco-friendliness. In case you didn’t, Costa Rica was ranked by the World Energy Council as the 2nd most environmentally sustainable country in the world! 

Coming here is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what it means to Be Green, or use your own sustainable practices.  Being a tourist makes it a little tricky sometimes to find the greenest practices and reduce your waste. Tamarindo, though, offers tons of EcoTourism, organic foods, and low energy transportation. Here are a few of the best ways to Be Green in Tamarindo.


Shop organic in Tamarindo

Almacen Organic & Natural Healthy Food Store is located in the heart of Tamarindo and sells everything you need in bulk, so be sure to bring your own bags. You can also find different veggie patties and even CBD products. This organic healthy food store was created to make it easy for you to find healthy, environmentally friendly, gluten-free, vegan products all in one place. Here you will find everything from nuts and seeds, to Kombuchas and dietary supplements.


rent a bike from kellys surf shop


Rent a bike

Exercise, zero carbon emissions, a cheap and intimate way to explore the city – what more can you ask for in transportation!

Tamarindo is a small and relatively flat town, so biking is the perfect way to get around.

Check out Kelly’s Surf Shop for bike rentals.


Reusable Water Bottles


Use reusable water bottles


It is shocking how many little plastic bottles of water you can go through in a day at the beach, without even thinking as you throw them away. Instead, bring a reusable water bottle, saving money and lots of plastic waste! Pro tip–get an insulated bottle, such as Swell or Hydro Flask, to keep your water cool all day on the beach. 

For our favorite beach, approved water bottles click here

These are just a few ways to be green in Tamarindo. Do you have any other tips on how to be a good Eco Tourist? Share your thoughts in the comments! We would love to hear from you.

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