The Best Tours in Costa Rica’s Beach Town of Tamarindo

Think the beach is the beginning and end of your adventures? Think again! Sailing, surfing, and diving are just the start of some of the top things to do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. From exploring estuaries to horseback riding, and hot springs to jungle canopy tours, plenty of fun and adventure awaits you. Take a look at this amazing list and choose your own adventure...

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52 Things to Do in Tamarindo

Tamarindo Catamaran Tour, Costa Rica
Tamarindo Catamaran TourTamarindo

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.

Catamaran Tour
Kayaking
Leisure
Snorkeling
Tamarindo Estuary Kayak Tour, Costa Rica
Tamarindo Estuary Kayak TourTamarindo

The Kayak Tour to the Tamarindo Estuary offers an adventure through a wildlife filled nature setting near Tamarindo in the Guanacaste region.

Kayaking
Mangrove Tours
Surfing Lessons, Costa Rica
Surfing LessonsTamarindo

Take surfing lessons in Tamarindo from the fun loving instructors of Arenas Adventures.

Surf Lessons
Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach Day, Costa Rica
Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach DayPlaya Flamingo

This tour starts with a kayak ride to a beach near Playa Flamingo. While you're there, you can snorkel, paddleboard, and eat a barbecue picnic.

5 km away
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Beach Trip
Snorkeling
Catalina Islands Scuba Diving , Costa Rica
Catalina Islands Scuba Diving Playa Flamingo

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.

5 km away
Marine Wildlife
Scuba Diving
Adventure Pass, Costa Rica
Adventure PassMatapalo Guanacaste

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is an aerial playground in the jungle of Costa Rica.

10 km away
Chocolate Tour
Coffee Tour
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Panache Catamaran Sailing, Costa Rica
Panache Catamaran SailingPlaya Flamingo

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.

5 km away
Catamaran Tour
Kayaking
Leisure
Snorkeling
Turtle Nesting Night Tour, Costa Rica
Turtle Nesting Night TourPlaya Grande Guanacaste

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.

1 km away
Marine Wildlife
Night Tour
Stand-Up Paddle Board, Costa Rica
Stand-Up Paddle BoardPlaya Conchal

Get a quick stand-up paddle boarding lesson and head out to the Pacific to see the beaches of Tamarindo and Playa Grande.

4 km away
Discovery Pass, Costa Rica
Discovery PassMatapalo Guanacaste

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.

10 km away
Butterfly Gardens
Species Exhibits
Wildlife
Diamante Horseback Riding , Costa Rica
Diamante Horseback Riding Matapalo Guanacaste

Go for a horseback ride to see the Matapalo countryside. Riding horseback is the ideal pace for drinking in the intense scenery.

10 km away
Horseback Riding
Tamarindo Fishing Tours, Costa Rica
Tamarindo Fishing ToursTamarindo

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.

Fresh Water Fishing
Blue Dolphin Catamaran Tour, Costa Rica
Blue Dolphin Catamaran TourTamarindo

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.

Catamaran Tour
Kayaking
Snorkeling
Pura Aventura Canopy Tour, Costa Rica
Pura Aventura Canopy TourTamarindo

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.

Zip Lines
Pura Aventura Horseback Riding, Costa Rica
Pura Aventura Horseback RidingTamarindo

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 of natural terrain.

Horseback Riding
Kayak Tamarindo Estuary, Costa Rica
Kayak Tamarindo EstuaryTamarindo

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.

Kayaking
Mangrove Tours
Tamarindo ATV Adventure, Costa Rica
Tamarindo ATV AdventureTamarindo

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.

ATV Tours
Kayak and Snorkeling Combo, Costa Rica
Kayak and Snorkeling ComboTamarindo

Paddle from Tamarindo to Capitan Island to enjoy the Kayak Snorkeling Tour.

Kayaking
Snorkeling
Monkey Jungle Canopy Tour, Costa Rica
Monkey Jungle Canopy TourTamarindo

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.

Zip Lines
Private Yoga Session on Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica
Private Yoga Session on Tamarindo BeachTamarindo

The beaches of Tamarindo, Costa Rica become even more beautiful when you take a moment to quiet your mind, and center your body and spirit. This one-on-one yoga session helps you transform the way you see and connect with the natural world in the span of an hour.

Wellness
Yoga




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