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Tamarindo is one of the best towns in Costa Rica to walk around and go on a little shopping spree. There are a variety of surf, souvenir, jewellery and accessory shops all within strolling distance of each other. However, what really makes Tamarindo stand out in the shopping department is its selection of fashion boutiques. It’s here that you can find some totally unique and beautiful items to wear during your Costa Rica vacation – here’s our pick of the best.
Buena Nena is a beautiful women’s fashion boutique that carries a great collection of dresses, skirts, shorts, tops, kimonos, jewellery and accessories that you won’t find anywhere else. While it has a relatively small storefront, it’s the type of shop in which you will constantly discover new items. The prices are incredibly reasonable and you can definitely find that perfect evening outfit or beach attire to really tie your Costa Rican wardrobe together.
Buena Nena, next to the Zullmar Hotel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica +506-2653-1991
Dolores Shop is an eclectic boutique where you will find stunning pieces to add to your wardrobe, the kind of place where it’s easy to create a head to toe look for any occasion in Costa Rica. It stocks light and casual tops and skirts, sexy date night-worthy dresses, plus all the items for that perfect beach look. Dolores Shop also sells some really fun handbags that were designed and created in Costa Rica. A shopping spree in Tamarindo isn’t complete without stopping by Dolores Shop.
Mermaids and Sailors is not only a boutique, it’s also a yoga and barre studio. This store is an essential stop on your walk through the shops of Tamarindo. Mermaids and Sailors carries yoga, zen and comfort chic-inspired clothing from brands like Spiritual Gangster, Teeki, Rainbow and Vagabond Goods. They also have locally-made jewellery, purses, waterproof stickers, souvenirs, yoga accessories and wellness items such as high quality essential oils. You can do yoga and shop all in one place!
Mermaids and Sailors, located on the second floor on the right at the crossway leading into the circle, Tamarindo, Costa Rica +506-2653-2280
Morena Beachwear is not only one of the best bikini shops in Tamarindo, it’s also a great beachwear boutique. You can get everything you need to look and feel your best on the beach at this little shop – bikini, beach blankets, kimonos, hats and jewellery. The designs incorporate a lot of bright colours, beautiful patterns and flattering cuts. Everything in the shop is designed and made in Costa Rica, including the beautiful dreamcatchers that are on display as you enter.
Object-Concept Store is a relatively new boutique in Tamarindo. The idea behind this cool boutique is to promote local designers and artists in Costa Rica. The store carries a collection of beautiful and locally made fashion, design, homeware and art pieces. If you’re looking to find something that was made in Costa Rica, but is far different from anything you would find in a souvenir shop, you must come and check out Object-Concept Store.
Object-Concept Store, first floor of Pacific Park building, Tamarindo, Costa Rica +506-8922-4774
Papaya con Leche is a long standing boutique in the centre of Tamarindo. Papaya con Leche is best known for its bathing suit designs, though it carries a variety of other clothing items too. What’s unique about this shop is that everything is designed and created in-house. The bathing suits and other clothing are all made with high quality and brightly coloured fabric. No two pieces are exactly the same here! You can find accessories, jewellery and shoes at Papaya con Leche to complete your look. It’s also locally famous for its Halloween costumes!
Papaya con Leche, next to Coco Spa, Tamarindo, Costa Rica +506-2653-3902