Costa Rica is an incredibly beautiful country, well known for its natural riches, diverse wildlife, and Pura Vida or Pure Life. Whether you visit during the summer when the sun shines for nearly 6 months of the year, or in the cooler rainy season when everything is lush and green, there is always something exciting to do or see! Although there are many places you can explore on your own, we absolutely recommend going out on at least a few adventures with knowledgeable and trained local guides who will not only lead you through the experience but will teach and help you to see all of the hidden treasures that you may miss without the eyes of an expert. With so many to choose from, we have created a substantial list of the most popular adventures in the area. Let us know if there is something that catches your interest, and we’ll make it happen!
Take a lovely boat tour through the complex waterways of Marino las Baulas National Park to observe the abundant wildlife of the tropical dry forest, while learning about the unique ecosystem of the mangrove forest. While navigating up the estuary you’ll be able to spot iguanas, crocodiles and lots of different species of wading birds right in front of you. Half way through the Tamarindo mangrove tour you will have the chance to get off the boat and into the national park. Here you will encounter Howler monkeys, raccoons and other animals in the treetops above. This tour is a great way to enjoy nature, but still have a relaxed morning or afternoon.
*Special note: Tour times are subject to the tides, please inquire for more details.
Palo Verde National Park is an amazing wildlife reserve featuring both wetlands and tropical dry forest. It is home to over 300 different species of waterfowl and shorebirds, which makes it a bird watcher’s paradise. Explore this beautiful sanctuary by boat, where you can relax while taking in sights of white faced Capuchin monkeys, Howler monkeys, crocodiles, and iguanas. Located 1.5 hours away from Tamarindo, it is a full day experience, perfect for all ages and members of the family as there is very little walking involved.
Explore the amazing sights that the Pacific Ocean has to offer by taking a 2 tank dive trip near the mesmerizing volcanic rock formations named the Catalina Islands. Located approx. 40 mins by boat ride from the shore, these islands are teeming with sea life, not seen near the shore. Become captivated by giant manta rays, dolphins, reef sharks, humpback whales, sea turtles and more as you float deep beneath the indigo waters.
*Special note: Tour runs daily Monday-Saturday
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon out on the deep blue Pacific ocean, taking in the gorgeous coastline views of Tamarindo Bay while sipping on delicious cocktails at the open bar. Swim, kayak or snorkel during a stop at a local secluded beach, before devouring a tasty buffet meal back on the catamaran. Finish off the afternoon by taking in the mesmerizing sunset from the water.
*Special note: private catamaran sailing can be arranged, please inquire. Please advise if there are any dietary restrictions. Price does not include transportation. Meeting point on Tamarindo beach.
Tamarindo is the perfect place to learn to surf, with its world renowned waves that are just the right size for anyone starting out or with a little bit of experience. Our local surf instructors are experts when it comes to the waves here and will teach you all you need to know to stay safe while having fun. We offer private and group lessons for all ages.
Get the ultimate workout while going on a beautiful ocean adventure, just minutes from the centre of town. Take a quick lesson and learn the basics of Paddle Boarding before heading out to Captain Island in Tamarindo Bay. Once there, plunge into the water to snorkel and observe exotic fish, octopus, eels and more. Make sure to save some energy for your paddle back!
A perfect trip, made for nature lovers where you can gently row through the calm emerald waters of the estuary found in Marino las Baulas National Park, located just between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande. With luck, on a sunny day a variety of bird species, crocodiles, iguanas and other animals can be observed inhabiting the area. Make a brief stop to a great walking spot to learn about the local flora and fauna while searching for monkeys and other critters hiding around, before making your way back.
*Special note: Departure according to tides. Minimum for the tour is 2 people.
Tenorio Rafting Class III & IV White Water Rafting
Imagine floating down the beautiful Tenorio River, as you make your way past lush tropical scenes straight out of a movie. The water that rises from the Tenorio Volcano within Guanacaste’s mountain range, offers almost 20 kilometers of thrilling rapids that challenge and excite, making it the best in the Guanacaste area for rafting. After the exhilarating experience an appetizing lunch is served for all to enjoy. With friendly and knowledgeable staff to guide you and make you feel comfortable along the route, you’ll enjoy every moment of this amazing tour.
*Special note: Children must be over 12 years old.
Love the idea of speeding down the ocean coast as the wind and waves crash up against you?
Hop on a jetski and explore the waters of Tamarindo Bay in the most exhilarating fashion.
Choose between a few fantastic guided tours or simply rent the equipment you need to venture on your own.
Floating for approximately 2 hours on a raft boat, down the Corobicí or Tenorio River (depending of water level), you will immerse yourself into the unique dry forest, with gigantic kapoks, figs, rubber and shoreline trees which host many species of animals such as monkeys, bats, lizards, birds, iguanas and more. Your local expert will help you spot some of these animals as you float down the river while looking for crocodiles, which is home to a significant population of these giants. This trip is a combination of incredible tranquility plus a little bit of adventure when you pass some very safe class 1 or 2 rapids, which makes it a great way to spend a day.
If fishing is your passion or you’re just eager to get out on the water for a morning or afternoon adventure with family and friends, this is the experience for you! Feel the thrill of hooking a gigantic Marlin, Snapper or Tuna fish from the back of one of three available boats, each fully equipped with the latest technology to track your desired prize.
Looking for an exciting way to experience the natural wonders Costa Rica has to offer? Why not take a zipline tour where you can feel the sensation of flying through the dry tropical forest, as expert guides lead you on 7 cables, 10 platforms and 2 hanging bridges, all while taking in the scenic views of trees, plants and local fauna. This activity is thrilling but yet very safe and great for all ages.
For the horse enthusiasts in the group, why not take a relaxed ride on the beautiful Golden Coast beaches and gallop through the dry forest areas, catching glimpses of Howler monkeys, birds and iguanas. Choose between a delightful morning or afternoon sunset tour to enjoy with friends and family.
Imagine sinking into a feeling of deep relaxation, where all of your stresses melt away long enough to allow you to completely unwind and detach from everything. Treat yourself to a well deserved moment of pure bliss with one of our amazing massages or unforgettable spa days, that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. After all, this is exactly what being in paradise is all about.
If you are looking for a half day of luxurious treatments and pure extravagance our Tamarindo spa offers a customized package that will leave you feeling like royalty. Select your choice of 3 amazing treatments, and receive a gourmet lunch complete with wine, to be enjoyed while admiring the breathtaking views.
Pamper yourself and relax during a glorious spa and wellness treatment in the comfort of your rental property with the best and most experienced massage therapists. Choose between a relaxing, deep tissue, hot stones or reflexology massage, and facials.