Emergencies can be stressful when traveling abroad while on vacation. It is always recommended to travel with a basic first aid emergency kit. Many First Responders speak English, but if you have a specific health condition, it might be helpful to have a Spanish translation. In the area of Tamarindo, there are a number of excellent doctors that have 24-hour clinics. Many offer a variety of medical services as well as emergency care.
In Playa Tamarindo, Dr. Roberto Piloto Soriano is located next to the pharmacy just north of Witch’s Rock. Dr. Piloto can be reached at 2653-1974 and for emergencies calls at 8835-8074. Located in Huacas, Beachside Clinic is another option. You can contact the 24-hour clinic at 2653-9911. There are additional medical clinics available in Villareal, a five-minute drive from Tamarindo. In both gated communities of Hacienda Pinilla and Reserva Conchal, there are medical services directly at the resort.
There are public hospitals in the towns of Nicoya and Liberia. Less than an hour from Tamarindo is Hospital San Rafael Arcangel (2690-5500) located in Liberia.
2653-0283 / 2653-0117
Dr. Luis Diego Fernandez
Dr. Piloto (has ambulance services)
2222-9330 / 2222-9245
800 800 80000
a. Do not move your vehicle until BOTH the police AND an INS (insurance) inspector arrive, and the transit police instruct you to do so.
b. If there are injuries, call 911
c. Take photos of anything relevant to the accident
d. Write down all license plates of any vehicles involved
e. Try and get contact information from any potential witnesses