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Tamarindo Activity Options 

Surfing

Hit the beach for a surf lesson with a private instructor at the Surf School in Tamarindo. Costa Rica is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches perfect for surfing and it is a fun sport to learn. Lessons with a local surf school in Tamarindo will make sure that you learn the basics of surfing in a smooth and safe way.  The surf lessons are given according to the tides and in an introductory surf lesson you will learn the basics of surfing such as standing, paddling, turning and tides as well as ocean awareness and surf ethics.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual instructors
  • Age: All ages welcome

Suitable For: Active, Ocean lovers

Snorkeling

Head out by boat to one of Costa Rica’s best snorkeling spots showcasing some of the world’s finest volcanic rock formations which are very rich in marine life. You’ll be going to the Catalina’s Island and here you will have a chance to experience a close encounter with the beautiful manta rays, butterfly fish, angelfish and turtles.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual instructors
  • Age: All ages welcome

Suitable For: Active, Ocean lovers

Tamarindo Estuary Tour

Travel by boat to observe the abundant wildlife of the tropical dry forest. If crocodiles are your thing, this is tour not to be missed! As well as the crocs, be on the lookout for iguanas and the many different species of wading birds that call this area home. You’ll also have a chance to head onto dry land during this tour with the hopes of finding howler monkeys and other tropical animals.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: All ages welcome

Suitable For: Nature, Wildlife

Rincon De La Vieja Volcano Adventure Day

A full day of activities awaits for the adventurous amongst you. If tackling 8 ziplines, rappelling a canyon wall (and then rock climbing back up), taking a horseback ride to the Colorado River where you will then jump in inflatable kayaks and tackle the whitewater before relaxing in the mud baths at the end of the day sounds like your idea of a great day out, this is the tour for you!

 

  • Adventure Rating: Extreme
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 10+
  • Suitable For: Adrenaline, Active, Adventure

Sunset Cruise

Spend the afternoon on the ocean in search of dolphins, turtles and if you are lucky enough, whales. You’ll witness some of the most picturesque bays in the Guanacaste region as you sip on cold Piña Coladas. Take the opportunity to snorkel later on in the afternoon or just relax on the yacht, the choice is yours. An amazing Pacific Coast sunset is preceded by a freshly prepared lunch.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: All ages welcome

Suitable For: Nature, Scenery, Relaxation

Turtle Nesting Tour – Seasonal (October-March)

If you are lucky enough to be in the Tamarindo area during nesting season we highly recommend a night under the stars searching for nesting turtles. Playa Minas is one of the most important nesting sites in Costa Rica and this once in a lifetime opportunity is sure to be a hit with any wildlife lovers amongst you as you search for the enormous leatherback turtles that can weigh up to an astonishing 1,500 pounds.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: All ages welcome

Suitable For: Nature lovers, Wildlife

Paddle Boarding

 

Combine the thrill of surfing, the control of kayaking and the best view of the ocean all into one! You can stand, kneel, sit or lay down on your paddle board while looking out for fish and other marine life. Paddle boarding is perfect for avid adventurers or even first timers looking for a relaxing day at sea.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual instructors
  • Age: All ages welcome

Suitable For: Active, Ocean lovers

Sport Fishing

It’s time to catch your dinner! Costa Rica is well known as a Mecca for offshore sport fishing. You’ll head out to sea in search of Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi (also known as Dorado).  The sailfish will be released but any Tuna or Mahi Mahi that you catch will be filleted by the mate and you will be free to take it with you back to your hotel for dinner.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 12+
  • Suitable For: Wildlife, Nature, Active, Adventure

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