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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.

Antares Sailing Sunset Tour

Tamarindo's Antares Schooner Sailing Ship sets sail daily from Tamarindo beach Costa Rica, weather permitting. Daily tours meet at El Pescador Restaurant at 12:45 pm on the beach.  As we set sail you will enjoy snacks, and Open Bar throughout the trip. We head for Playa Huevo, and upon arrival, you can go snorkeling, swimming, go to the beach, or just laze around on the boat. Antares is 80 foot long, so she has a lot of space, and we have many bean bags on deck for very comfortable seating!! We then set sail for Playa Tamarindo, enjoying the amazing sunset an arrive back on the beach just before dark. We try to use as much organic produce as we can and also add a variety of known as superfoods. Our chef prepares 6 plates of healthy but not boring gourmet treats. Accommodating vegetarians or people with food intolerances is not a problem. Just ask. Our Chef typically prepares a tofu salad, veggie ceviche, a salmon plate and curry soup with veggies, coconut milk, ginger, and secret spices. A tasty 3 sprout salad, and fruit plate, prepared with organic oatmeal cookies, cream and mint.

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ATV Adventure at Pura Aventura

Our tour guide will take you to trough our pastures and mountains. During the tour, guests have the chance to view different landscapes up close, from pastures to rivers, forest, and mountains. Guests ride with a guide through the pastures and the mountain trails up to a lookout peak, where they have a beautiful view of the area and the Pacific Ocean. The ATV is 2017, 350cc Honda. The tour is open to anybody of age 16 or older. Add the ATV to the zip line tour for a full adrenaline-charged experience.

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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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Canopy Pura Aventura

Our Canopy consists of 11 cables, a swinging bridge and a rappel, all designed to give you an exhilarating experience while safely soaring through the forest.

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Eat at Tamarindo Beach

As a lively beach town on Costa Rica‘s Pacific North coast, Tamarindo pretty much has it all multiple surf breaks, great accommodation, boutique shopping, yoga studios, Spanish schools, not to mention over 100 restaurants and bars. As you have lunch or dinner away, your driver will ensure you make it to the best restaurants and back home happy. Transportation and entry fees included, food and beverage not included.

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Helicopter Island, Beach or Volcano

  We offer 3 fabulous Helicopter Tours: Helicopter Island Tour: Your experience starts with one of the last remaining tropical dry forests in the world. We will take you to Santa Rosa, one of Costa Rica’s largest national parks, admiring magnificent views of its 49,515 hectares that encompass a wide range of habitats including the beach, mangrove estuary, marine, pastures/farm, and tropical dry forest. Your adventure continues providing awe-inspiring scenes of the Bat Islands, located in a protected marine park inside the Guanacaste Conservation Area. You will be flying over the most beautiful island chain in Costa Rica which has earned a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites - 1999. The tour will continue to San Jose Island and Pelada Island to conclude with a startling sight of the cliffs, unexplored beaches, and ocean biodiversity. Volcanos adventure Tour: The adventure begins at our Liberia VIP Helipad toward the best volcano experience of your life, to catch a glimpse of the rough and magical beauty of Costa Rica ́s volcanic landscape. We fly you over Liberia heading to the dormant Tenorio Volcano of 6,287 feet that is surrounded by terrain of geothermal activity and hot springs. On the opposite side, you will observe the impressive Miravalles Volcano, the highest peak in the Guanacaste Mountains; it is an active volcano although it has not erupted since 1946. Then, we will fly all around the volcano to reach Rincon de la Vieja, a stunning combination of volcanic wonder and tropical forest. You will admire the impressive volcano, sometimes known as the “Colossus of Guanacaste” that has an estimated height of 2,300 feet and comprises, at least, 9 major eruptive centers. Beaches Experience Tour:  When flying over one of the most beautiful coast areas in Costa Rica, you’ll see the white sand beaches and the blue ocean stretched out to the horizon combined with rich color hues, palm trees, verdant mountains. The coast experience starts at our VIP Helipad in Liberia and through all the coast of Culebra Bay, flying over the beautiful and breathtaking views of Papagayo, Bonita, and Panama dark sand beaches full of life and clear water. Then, we will take you all through the beautiful Coco Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Ocotal Beach, three great spots with high tourist development. We will continue until we get to Grande Beach to admire the magnificent and quiet backdrop all the way to Flamingo Beach with its stunning white sand beach, clear blue waters, lagoons, and vegetation, which make it one of the most remarkable coastal destinations as well as one of the best fishing grounds.

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Horseback Riding at Pura Aventura

Our horses are well-groomed, even-tempered and sure-footed with a comfortable gait. Our Ranch offers diverse terrain for leisurely rides or spirited gallops. Guanacaste, Costa Rica is cowboy country. Everywhere you go, you'll see livestock. This is one of our most popular tours: but don't just take our word for it, try it for yourselves.

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In-Home Photography Service

The best option to take a good memory of your vacations, honeymoon, weddings, family moments or just want a professional photo session, in the beautiful sunsets of Guanacaste. Nina Photography CR is our team of local photographers with great charisma and also with impeccable photographic quality since we work with the best in the area. We have what you need for your activity, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Playa Tamarindo to South Guanacaste

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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Sky Dive Guanacaste

Your adventure will begin with a 20-minute scenic plane ride to 10,000 feet or Skydive into clear Costa Rican skies. One minute Free fall at 120 mph. Then, take in the astonishing views as you soar through the air. You'll see it all; the mountains and rainforest, the Pacific Ocean, and the wide pristine beaches. This is a tatem Skydive, so you are securely harnessed to a USPA certified instructor, and you will exit together, into the clear, blue sky.

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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 waves 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 of hours in the beautiful sunshine. 

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Tamarindo Beach ATV Jungle Tour

Two hours full of fun await you as you explore the real mountains, jungles, and roads of Costa Rica on your own ATV. Our experienced guides will take you to a true Costa Rican adventure through the winding trails of the jungle, dirt roads and back trails of the famous semi-tropical mountains of Guanacaste on the Pacific Ocean coast of Costa Rica. You can stop, see beautiful views from the 1200 'elevations and enjoy the tropical forests.The mountainous areas border the wildlife and, if you are lucky, you can see all kinds of birds, animals and plant species. Drive and explore the small cities in and around the area. During the tour, we can also visit some very old farms to see how Costa Ricans lived in rural areas, it is also possible to see cattle walking through the streets, crossing from one farm to another.

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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 coastline in which you can see brown pelicans, brown booby, magnificent frigate birds 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. It's 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 Boat tour

From big crocodiles and monkeys; 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 and entry fees included, food and beverage not included.

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TAMARINDO SHOPPING ROUND TRIP

Do you need to do a shopping trip to Tamarindo and stopping at various points in-between? Our van will pick you up and take you to various grocery stores where you can stock up on your favorite hard to find items. We can pick you up at your home, drop you off and of course, help carrying in with your groceries.  All of our transport is by licensed professional drivers in newer model air-conditioned vans. 

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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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  • Antares Sailing Sunset Tour

    Tamarindo's Antares Schooner Sailing Ship sets sail daily from Tamarindo beach Costa Rica, weather permitting. Daily tours meet at El Pescador Restaurant at 12:45 pm on the beach.  As we...
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  • Jet-Ski Hourly Rentals

    Exploring the local beaches by Jet Ski is one of the most fun, adrenaline-pumping activities we offer. Suitable for all ages, we guarantee that after your tour you'll just want more. Importan...
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  • Marlin Del Rey Catamaran Tour

    Sail with your party in privacy and at leisure on one of Tamarindo catamarans. After sailing up the north coast the captain will anchor at one of many snorkeling spots where you can enjoy wa...
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  • Tamarindo Beach ATV Jungle Tour

    Two hours full of fun await you as you explore the real mountains, jungles, and roads of Costa Rica on your own ATV. Our experienced guides will take you to a true Costa Rican adventure through t...
    From USD 102.99
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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 coas...
    From USD 49
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  • Tamarindo Mangrove Estuary Boat tour

    From big crocodiles and monkeys; 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 ...
    From USD 67
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