Tamarindo has become a hub along the Pacific Coast in Guanacaste as many commercial centers and a full sized supermarket were built into Tamarindo during the real estate boom.
The Automarket sits in one of the most upscale commercial developments in the area, The Garden Plaza, at Tamarindo Heights. There are many other smaller shops in the center, which has a strong anchor.
There are many tourist related Tamarindo commercial rentals in various centers around town. Real estate offices, banks, tour offices, mini supermarkets, rental car agencies, pharmacies, surf shops and restaurants are plentiful.
The many hotels and Tamarindo vacation rentals make these commercial centers viable. Additionally, the neighboring areas such as Hacienda Pinilla, Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Grande and Flamingo come to Tamarindo to shop.
Tamarindo is also well trafficked because there is a national airport. Tamarindo is also serviced by commercial establishments in nearby Villareal and Huacas.