This photo shows the beach at Playa Langosta, looking south. Langosta is an upscale residential area just around the point to the south of Tamarindo It is about a 10 minute walk from the heart of Tamarindo, and you can walk along the beach or a road.
In Costa Rica, all beaches are public. You can walk along every beach without fear that someone will tell you that you are trespassing.
We love to walk along Playa Langosta (which in Spanish means Lobster Beach) because it is not crowded, there is the constant roar of the surf because the waves break at several places and there are always breaking waves rolling in to the shore. The sunsets are spectacular.
The condo building that you can see just above the tree line on the left of this photo is our condo overlooking the ocean.