Tamarindo Beach Tours

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Once the site of a quiet fishing village, Tamarindo Beach has grown in popularity to become one of Costa Rica's best known stretches of golden sand. Perhaps more so than any other group, surfers travel from across the globe to ride Tamarindo's waves—though spots nearby are calm enough for first-time wave riders to learn.

The beach has become one of the most developed oceanside areas on the Nicoya Peninsula, leading purists to say the popular Pacific beach town has lost its authentic charm and other travelers to welcome the modern restaurants, nightlife and familiar, first-world comforts.

Still, if relaxation is your goal, the mile-long, crescent-shaped beach offers magnificent views of the bay and plenty of space to sunbathe. Shallow, calm waters make for good swimming conditions, while sailing, kayaking, fishing and of course surfing are all fitting activities offshore. Waves are said to be best close to the estuary, but the beach is beautiful to behold from wherever you stand.

Practical Info

Set on Costa Rica's northern Pacific Coast, Tamarindo Beach is five hours from San José by car and only one hour from the international airport in Liberia. Although the temperature is mild, high season is November through April when days are warm and sunny, while the summer months of June through September often see torrential amounts of rain. There are many facilities and accommodation options in the adjacent town of Tamarindo. For a bit more quiet, head across the river to Playa Grande.
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ATV/UTV Side by Side Mountain & Beach tour From Tamarindo

Explore Tamarindo’s beaches and dry forest on an off-road ATV tour with river crossings, mountain views and stunning tropical scenery. Learn to maneuver your vehicle, then follow your guide along a rugged 2-hour circuit. Take in the sights and sounds of the Costa Rican forest, watch for birds and monkeys as you steer beneath coastal trees, and ride the back roads and byways of the gold coast.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$72.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$72.00 USD

Antares Sailing Sunset Cruise

Experience the natural beauty of an epic sunset cruise from the coast of Tamarindo. Enjoy an open bar, a six-course gourmet meal and a truly memorable afternoon aboard an 80-foot Schooner on this Antares sailing sunset cruise. Whether it's relaxing on deck with a drink in hand, or dancing to local music and snorkeling amid tropical fish, this evening on the water is sure to make memories.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$85.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Marlin del Rey Catamaran Snorkel Sunset Cruise from Tamarindo

This Tamarindo sunset cruise includes snorkeling and kayaking equipment for you to get out and enjoy the water, plus a premium top-shelf open bar and lunch. Basically, it has everything you need to guarantee a fun afternoon out on the water. End your tour with a picture-perfect sunset over the ocean.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$95.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Sunset Catamaran Tour with Open Bar at Flamingo Beach

Set sail for a relaxing afternoon of tropical breezes, cool cocktails, and an unforgettable sunset on this catamaran cruise from Flamingo Beach. Sit back and catch some rays on a boat equipped with trampolines, a freshwater shower, and other plush amenities, and unwind with free-flowing drinks from an open bar. Add an element of adventure with a snorkeling stop to explore Costa Rica's colorful marine life.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$94.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tamarindo Snorkel & Sunset Cruise with Lunch

Set sail on the big blue Pacific with this deluxe catamaran cruise from Tamarindo or Playa del Coco. Sunbathe on the spacious deck and stop to swim, snorkel, or paddle board in the warm tropical waters. Enjoy lunch freshly prepared onboard by an attentive crew, and stay hydrated with unlimited drinks from an open bar. Cruise back into port just as the sun is setting for a memorable end to a another day in paradise.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Tamarindo ATV Mountain Tour

Explore the forest around Tamarindo on an ATV during this 2-hour tour. Suitable for novices and experienced drivers, this tour goes off-roading to search for local wildlife and flora.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Tamarindo

Kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and unobscured views of the Guanacaste coast make this perfectly timed sunset catamaran cruise a must when in Tamarindo—and the open bar certainly doesn't hurt. End your day with sea, surf, and sunshine out on the ocean before coming closer to shore in time for a panoramic view of the sunset.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$95.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Canopy Tour From Tamarindo

Fly through the canopy of a rare tropical dry forest on this 3-hour ziplining excursion from the Tamarindo area. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of monkeys, lizards, and more as you traverse the treetops on a kid-friendly morning outing.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$65.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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2 Hour Surf Lessons at Tamarindo Beach

Give surfing a try with a beginner’s lesson in Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica's most popular surf spots. Learn basic moves like paddling, standing up, and balancing from the comfort of the beach before putting your new skills into practice out in the water. The no-pressure lesson is held at a location with gentle waves and shallow waters that are ideal for those just starting out.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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