Once a funky fishing town, today Tamarindo is a mini beach metropolis that lives by the de facto motto of “surf, eat, and have fun.” Surfing: Tamarindo’s surf is world-renowned and yet, many of the best spots are appropriate for beginner and intermediate surfers.
Catamaran Sailing: Tamarindo sunsets are pretty special, and even more so when paired with an afternoon at sea, snorkeling hidden coves and sunbathing on quiet beaches. Add in a spread of food and tropical drinks, and you have a recipe for an unforgettable day in Costa Rica.
Sport Fishing: Avid anglers know that Costa Rica’s north Pacific is the place to go for great fishing.
Turtle Nesting: Talk about group bonding. If you’re in town for turtle nesting, do yourself a favor and book a night tour to Las Baulas National Park, an internationally renowned (and incredibly important) nesting site for leatherback sea turtles, a threatened species. Nesting season is October-March!
Canopy / Zipline: Okay, if you’re looking for a little heart-pumping in your vacation, this is it! You’ll jump off sky-high platforms, swing through the canopy, and even scale down a thrilling rappel. It’s high-octane and all fun! We have done a canopy tour and it was an incredible experience.
Snorkeling or Scuba Diving: Whether you’re looking to spot manta rays, or reef sharks, or wily octopuses, great captains will know just where to take you, whether it’s to a tiny and secluded inlet or a major destination like the Cataline Islands.
Mangrove Tours: There are tons of nature tours available, but none quite so Tamarindo as a mangrove tour, which will take you through the canals in search of photo ops and nature sightings, including crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, and dozens of bird species.
Beaches: Tamarindo’s beaches are some of the best in the world, some of the most beautiful in Costa Rica, and some of the most varied, in terms of what you can see and do there. From killer surf to you-have-to-see-them-to-believe-them pink sands, the beaches could fill your every day and still leave you wanting more.
Las Baulas National Marine Park: Las Baulas Marine Park offers miles of pristine beaches, great surf, and other must-see sights. Turtle nesting is prime here!
Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge: Set amidst the Tamarindo Estuary, this wildlife-rich saltwater jungle stretches from sea to mangroves, covering wetland habitats home to monkeys and coatis, herons and caimans.
Catalina Islands: Known for their scuba diving, these iconic islands also offer superb scenery – above and under the water. On your way there, keep your eyes open for manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, and whales breaching near the boat!
Nightlife: You’re here to celebrate; we can’t fail to mention the Tamarindo nightlife! From dancing and dining, hosted events to live music, beachfront fire dancers and after-hours drinks, thissandy beach town sure knows how to have fun.
Golf Cart Rental
Golf carts might be a great idea to rent instead of a rental car if you are planning to stay in Tamarindo.