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Playa Tamarindo is a town in the Guanacaste Province, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. It’s known for beaches with strong surf, like Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. To the north, Playa Grande beach is a major nesting site for huge leatherback turtles and forms part of Las Baulas National Marine Park. The mangrove-lined estuary of Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge protects animals such as howler monkeys and crocodiles.

Surfing in Tamarindo

Without a doubt, there’s one thing that seems to have the greatest draw for this boomtown – surfing. The breaks in the area are some of the best in the world, as evidenced by the several international surfing competitions held here every year. The beautiful beaches are popular thanks to the consistency of the waves, and the town is a perfect jumping-off location for beach and point breaks along the coast. The calmest water for swimming can be found on the southern end of the beach while the water just off the busiest part of town is best for surfing. The nearby river mouth offers breaks that are perfect for the more experienced.

Tamarindo Estuary Kayaking

Just north of Tamarindo, between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande, is a maze of estuary waterways. Explore this fascinating ecosystem by kayak with a professional guide, who can point out the unique species that live here. Look for crocodiles sunbathing on the river bank and a variety of wading bird species.

Tamarindo Sportfishing

The half-day tour is generally best for inshore fishing, where anglers might reel in Roosterfish, Snapper, and Amberjack. Fishing in Tamarindo is generally great all year, but Billfish are most abundant mid-April to August.


Things to Do in Tamarindo

  • Surfing
  • Sport Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Water Sports

Tamarindo Attractions

  • Access to Witches Rock
  • Playa Grande & Playa Langosta
  • Kayaking in Tamarindo Estuary
  • Las Braulas National Sea Park
  • Great Restaurants



Do you need roundtrip transportation from Playa Flamingo to Tamarindo or vice versa? Try our extremely comfortable transport. All of our transport is professional and air conditioned. You can use this transport to get to a tour you have or if you would just like to take a day trip for some food and shopping.  Pricing: $50 for 1-3 people $70 for 4-6 people

Playa Grande Beginner Surf Lessons

Imagine the thrill of surfing the beaches made famous by the "Endless Summer" movies. This activity is suitable for all ages and athletic types. Our instructors will not only teach you how to surf; they'll also guarantee you will be surfing by the end of their lesson or your tour is free!  Once you catch the bug, there will be no going back and you will be riding the waves in no time at all.

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Playa Tamarindo to South Guanacaste Transportation

One Way from Playa Tamarindo to Playa Potrero, Playa Flamingo and Reserva Conchal and points in between.. Do you need one-way transportation to or from either the RIU Guanacaste or RIU Palace? Do you want to go out and explore the seaside towns or see the beaches of the authentic south coast? Try our extremely comfortable transport. All of our vehicles are professionally chauffered and air-conditioned. You can use this transport to get to a tour you have booked or if you would just like to take a day trip or go out for some food and shopping make sure to choose the one way option. We can pick you up and drop you off in Playa Flamingo or Playa Potrero or Playa Tamarindo and any points in between.

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Surf Lessons and ATV Tour

Ride ATVs on the beach and arrive at our surfing base camp for two hours of surfing and instruction then after a quick fresh water shower hop back on your ATV and explore the backroads north of Tamarindo or maybe stop for a quick bite to eat. This exciting two part tour starts with a ride along the beaches then surf instruction and wave catching at Playa Grande where there are waves for all levels. We guarantee you will surf. Take this tour to view this world from a different perspective. Stop to look at monkeys or have a sip of Tamarindo Tea. Ride the beaches and hidden trails of the gorgeous Guanacaste, Costa Rica Pacific coastline. Pause half way through to catch the waves that made Guanacaste famous. Ask your guide to help you find any secret surf spots off the beaten path. Our ATVs are matched up to our riders' ages and experience levels and our guides are trained to ensure you have a wonderful experience while focusing on your safety at all times. This is one of our most popular tours: but don't just take our word for it, try it for yourselves.   Costa Rica is famous for the beautiful white sand beaches. You will spend two hours exploring these beaches along the southern coastline. You will ride on the beach and can even stop for a swim if you would like. We will also spend time  winding your way on ATVs through back trails and back roads. This is a great way to get out and explore for a couple hours in the beautiful sunshine. 

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Tamarindo Estuary Kayaking Tour

Come join us a paddling adventure enjoying the spectacular views of the beautiful mangrove in Tamarindo. Start in the flat waters of the old marina heading out west bordering a forested coast line in which you can see brown pelicans, brown booby, magnificent frigatebierds and neotropical cormorants. This tour gives you the unique opportunity to observe the wildlife of the estuary. While you kayak through the estuary you’ll be able to experience iguanas, crocodiles and lots of different species of wading birds up close. If you look up from the water you will be able to see howler monkeys, raccoons and other exotic animals in the treetops above.   Make sure to wear sandals, light clothes and sunblock.     

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Tamarindo Hip Hop Night

This tour is for the true partier. Hel at the famous Monkey Bar in Tamarindo, there is a band that plays Latin music such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and much more. Free drinks start at opening time 8pm and end when they run out. The dress code is whatever you want it to be. You can go there wearing your flip flops or sneakers. Its all good. Just get some drinks and dance. On the main dance floor hip-hop thumps all night long from old school to new.

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Tamarindo Mangrove & Estuary Tour by Boat

From big crocodiles to a wide variety of birds, observe and learn about the flora and fauna that coexist in the Tamarindo mangrove and estuary. Also learn about the mysterious trees that grow in the mangrove. The estuary separates Playa Tamarindo from Playa Grande, and is full of abundant wildlife.

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Tamarindo Nightclub Tour

Tamarindo bursts alive at night. The night club scene on the strip allows you to amble from club to club. On this tour we will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Tamarindo in a private van with a personal guide. As you dance the night away your driver will ensure you make it to the best clubs and back home safe and sound at the end of the night.  Transportation included, entry fees, food and beverage not included.

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Witches Rock Surf Journey

Welcome to some of the best surfing guided by some of the best surfers in Costa Rica. Witch’s Rock Surf Trip is a must for anyone who takes their surfing seriously. The massive volcanic rock that is Witch’s Rock stands guard over some of the best surf in Costa Rica. Legend says that the rock is haunted by a witch, and the imposing monolith does add a certain mysticism to the place – especially at sunrise and sunset. However, you are here for the hollow spitting barrels that are the cornerstone of a Witch’s Rock surf trip. This shallow sand bottom beach break can be shifty at times. However, the open exposure leads to plenty of consistency and the Witch will send you a wave that will make your heart pump and your pulse race. You just need the courage to pull in!   Bring sunscreen, your best board and lots of energy. As a bonus, if the conditions are correct, we will introduce you to some secret spots between Playa del Coco and Ollie’s Point that will blow you away.

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