Tamarindo Tours and Activities

Tamarindo tours and activities listing, a guide of excursions available while traveling in Tamarindo
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This tour begins with a one-hour drive through the Guanacaste mountain range. During this portion, you’ll be privileged with excellent views of the dormant Miravalles Volcano. Although the volcano hasn’t experienced significant eruptions in some time, it continues to expel gas and geysers near its base— expulsions that are used by the government to produce geothermal energy.
On this 1.5-hour tour you’ll explore the wetlands of Palo Verde in a covered boat. Your guides can tell you more about this complex habitat and point out the many species of rare birds that call this reserve home.
Set on the outskirts of Tamarindo, the Monkey Jungle Canopy Tour offers travelers a high-flying way to experience the forests of Costa Rica. The tour consists of seven zip-line cables that extend through the treetops.
The calm Corobici River is located in Guanacaste, near Liberia. This is an excellent river for families looking to float down a gorgeous and gentle jungle river, surrounded by nature and wildlife.
This tour will introduce you to Palo Verde's wildlife as well as its indigenous culture. Have your camera handy as you search the riverbanks for monkeys, crocodiles, and a myriad of birds on this nature cruise through the Palo Verde National Park.
The Santa Rosa National Park is the site of Costa Rica’s most important monument, the Hacienda Santa Rosa. Known locally as La Casona (meaning “large house” in Spanish), this monument marks the fall of filibuster William Walker and his professional mercenaries to a local peasant army in 1856. Today, La Casona is a museum dedicated to the memory of this battle. This tour will allow you to stop by and explore this historical sight.
Go diving at the Catalina Islands to see one of the country’s most beautiful diving sites. Divers in this area often find themselves surrounded by schools of colorful fish, manta rays, and stingrays.
Take this zip lining tour to dive into the canopy around Guanacaste. There are a total of 11 zip line cables that stretch from 328 to 1,476 feet (100 to 450 m). It takes about an hour and a half to complete the tour.
To learn about how far Costa Rica has come, you need to understand the nation's history. The Palo Verde Boat Expedition and Cultural Tour will teach you about the country's cowboy and agrarian history, as well as how this tradition influenced the emphasis Costa Rica now places on sustainability.
Enjoy the fruits of the sustainability movement when you explore protected wetlands. See a variety of animals in their native habitat. Don't worry, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments before your tour and after.
This tour is for intermediate surfers. Your surfing guide will take you on a boat ride to surf in the Guanacaste Conservation Area. A professional surfing instructor will join you in the water and help you to get the most out of your surfing experience. Besides great surfing, this area has beautiful beaches and waters that are frequented by dolphins and whales.
Vandará has a few of Guanacaste’s most popular adventure activities, all in the same place. This is a lovely way to make sure you fit them all in during the course of a half-day visit – you can choose from Morning Passes and Night Passes, which come with either lunch or dinner.
This tour takes place on a series of zip line cables, and is designed to make you feel like you’re traveling through the rainforest like monkey. Along the way you’ll have a good chance of spotting some monkeys, as well as exotic birds.
This tour of the Papagayo Gulf will take you along the coast of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region. Guanacaste is a tropical region with abundant fish near its coast. You can book this tour as either a half-day or a full-day tour.
Indulge in a day of relaxation and adventure at the Vandara Hot Springs & Spa. The Vandara Hot Springs are situated near the Rincón de la Vieja National Park on a nicely forested piece of property. This combination tour allows guests to enjoy many different activities, including a soak in the hot springs, horseback riding, a canopy your, waterslide adventure, and an organic farm tour.
The Marlin del Rey Catamaran Tour is a great activity for family and friends to enjoy ocean breezes and coastline scenery while sipping delicious tropical drinks. Feel the wind in your hair and bask in the sun while sailing silently past beautiful bays and sandy beaches.
Located in the Guanacaste region, the 150 year-old horse and cattle ranch Hacienda La Norma offers a horseback riding tour to explore its 1,300 acres (526 ha) of natural terrain.
Head off for a day of sailing, snorkeling, and swimming on this tour. You’ll sail up the coast from Playa Flamingo and explore some of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most beautiful coastal areas.
On this tour, you’ll get to tour the area that surrounds the still-active Arenal Volcano, and take an educational walk through a humid forest.
This adventure combo at Rincon de La Vieja is an action packed full day expedition that features a guided visit to Hacienda Guachipeli­n Lodge, next to Rincon De La Vieja National Park. There are 4 main activities during this day of adventure canopy (zip line) tour and rapelling through the Rio Blanco Canyon and horseback riding expedition to nearby waterfalls, relax at a rustic spa featuring volcano heated thermal waters, steam and mud bath.
The two hour canopy tour is a chance for visitors to glide through the pristine forest land of the adventure destination Hacienda La Norma in the Guanacaste region.
On this tour, you’ll paddle around the Tamarindo Estuary and get a good look at the native wildlife. This estuary is between the Tamarindo Beach and Playa Grande.
On the blue dolphin sailing tour, you’ll head out into the Pacific Ocean for a few hours of fun. With both public and private tours available, you can choose between a sailing and snorkeling adventure or a sunset sail at day’s end.
On this tour, you’ll navigate an ATV down private paths through Tamarindo’s tropical forest, not far from Tamarindo Beach. The tour guides know the ins and outs of this area, and can provide interesting facts about the local plants and animals.
Take a Tamarindo Sportfishing tour for big game fishing with the area’s most experienced captains on top quality sea crafts. Tamarindo, situated in the Guanacaste region, is Costa Rica’s closest point to the continental shelf, so your trip is spent catching fish instead of searching for them.
You’ll get to take the wheel of your own ATV on this guided tour of Matapalo. You can go as fast as you please over the hills in this scenic part of the Pacific countryside.
Diamante Eco Adventure Park is in Costa Rica’s rural Guanacaste region. Guanacaste is known for its rainforests and beaches, and colorful wildlife. This park is committed to eco-tourism and works hard to make sure the local plants and animals stay healthy.
Come explore the beautiful Tortuga Island on this full-day tour. You'll enjoy lovely landscapes, tasty meals, and fun activities like swimming, snorkeling, and volleyball.
On this tour you will go for a nighttime walk on the beaches of Marino Las Baulas National Park to look for green turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Instead of the park’s heavily trafficked Playa Grande, you will head for the lesser-known Minas or Jesus Nombre beaches.
The Guanacaste region has some of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches. This tour highlights some of the activities you might want to try while you’re near the shore. You’ll get to snorkel, see coastal wildlife, surf, and swim.
Playas del Coco (or Coconut Beach) is on the coast of the Guanacaste region, near a small beach town that has plenty of accommodations for visitors. This is a popular fishing beach for visitors and Costa Rican fishermen alike.
This tour takes you to see the wildlife that surrounds the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano on a jungle trail called “Sensoria”—named for its sensorily overwhelming environment. Your three- to four-hour hike concludes with a dip in a thermally heated pool.
It may be your vacation, but nature waits for no one. Sometimes, to see the early bird you've got to be the early bird. Start your morning with an outdoor adventure — this tour offers you the opportunity to spot some of Costa Rica's 850 species of birds!
This 2-hour tour takes you to some of the prettiest and most accessible beaches in Guanacaste. You’ll also get to try stand up paddleboarding (SUP), which will make you feel like you’re walking on the water.
Surfing at Witch’s Rock is for fairly advanced surfers who are ready to experience some of the best waves in Costa Rica. The hollow waves crashing on either side of this rocky formation have a reputation for being consistent and powerful. They break over a sandy bottom.
Your vacation is all about fun, sun, and adventure. Learn how to scuba dive in the tropical waters of Costa Rica with this beginner's scuba diving certification course. It's a great way get your feet wet (pun intended) and see if you want to go for your full diver's certification. This entry-level course will take you to a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m).
This is a half-day surfing tour in Costa Rica’s Gulf of Papagayo. Ollie’s Point has world-class surfing and consistently excellent waves. For this tour you will take a ride out to the point in a comfortable motorboat that has plenty of room for passengers and surfing gear.