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Hiking Tour of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park

Immerse yourself in the wild volcanic landscapes of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park on this full-day trekking tour. Set out on a moderate 3-hour hike through the jungle and keep a lookout for Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys, Toucans, and Coatis along the way. Pass hissing fumaroles, volcanic craters, and bubbling mud pools, then cool off with a swim beneath the Oropendola Waterfall. After re-fuelling with a delicious lunch of Costa Rican cuisine, enjoy a soothing soak in the hot springs and volcanic mud baths of Rio Negro.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour from Tamarindo

Get an up close look at Costa Rica's hidden natural wonders with this Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes waterfall tour from Tamarindo. Follow an expert local guide through breathtaking scenery, rugged trails and truly beautiful attractions. This is the perfect way to explore outside the city and see what makes Costa Rica a top attraction for nature lovers.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

Grab your passport and head over the border for a whistle-stop tour of Nicaragua’s best bits, from Liberia in Costa Rica. Take in the views from Catarina Volcano, haggle over handicrafts at the Masaya Artisan Market and visit the active Masaya Volcano. After a delicious lunch of typical Nicaraguan cuisine, explore the colonial town of Granada, where you can marvel over the historic architecture and admire views of Mombacho Volcano. Finally, set sail across Lake Nicaragua for a 1-hour sunset cruise, stopping to meet the friendly monkeys of Monkey Island along the way.
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Adventure Rafting Class III and IV in Tenorio River from Playa Tamarindo

Get your adrenaline pumping on a whitewater rafting trip down the Tenorio River, located in a red-rock canyon in the Guanacaste mountain range. Depart from Tamarindo for a day trip to Costa Rica’s nearby forests, including lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00
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Afternoon Sailing Catamaran Tour

Set sail from Tamarindo in time to catch the sunset on this afternoon sailing tour. Snack and grab a drink from the open bar while admiring views of the Guanacaste coast, or go for an adventure using included kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkel equipment. As a bonus, this eco-conscious boat is low emission and serves all of its food and beverages in reusable materials—no single-use plastic on board.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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Adventure Tour at Buena Vista Lodge from Guanacaste

Sample Costa Rica's most compelling natural delights in a single day on this 10-hour tour to Buena Vista Lodge and Adventure Center from Guanacaste. Zipline canopy tours, horseback rides, hikes, geothermal pools, and more await your on this all-inclusive adventure. Guides with extensive knowledge about the local ecosystem will accompany you throughout the day to help answer any questions and make sure you have a fun (and safe) trip.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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Beach and Pool Crawl - Sunday Funday

Spend your Sunday afternoon hanging out around Tamarindo on this beach and pool bar crawl. Discover the hidden pools and beaches outside of Tamarindo and enjoy happy hour and food specials at each stop, as well as party games along the way. The tour ends with a bonfire on the beach at sunset.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Palo Verde Boat Tour plus Chorotega Pottery visit and Santa Cruz City Tour

Palo Verde National Park is a wildlife refuge located between Tempisque and Bebedero rivers; in this park, we can find the biggest area of wetlands in Costa Rica. The name of the park comes from the “palo verde”. In English, it is known as horse bean, but its name literally means “green stick” as the leaves, branches, and trunk of this thorny shrub are all green, it also has delicate, yellow flowers.Scientists from all over the world come to study this rich ecosystem that combines rivers, marshland, mangroves and dry forest. During the bus ride, we will travel through the changing countryside of savannas, plantations, and little villages.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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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 afternoon on the water is sure to make memories.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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ATV and Canopy Zip-line Tour from Tamarindo

Discover Costa Rica’s wild side with an adrenaline-fuelled ATV tour and canopy tour from Tamarindo. Once you’ve learned to drive your ATV, follow your guide on an exhilarating cross-country route, zipping along rainforest trails, mountain passes and muddy rivers. Then, arrive at the canopy tour and strap on your harness for a Tarzan-inspired experience, zip-lining through the rainforest.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo

Cruise the Tempisque River and enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch on a 2-hour riverboat cruise from Tamarindo that explores the nature, wildlife and lush forests near Palo Verde National Park. Watch for white-faced monkeys, iguanas and crocodiles along the water’s edge, and capture images of bright tropical birds in the jungle canopy. After the family-style lunch, return to Tamarindo through bristling plantations of sweet melons and sugarcane, and finish the 6-hour day day with transfer to your hotel or private residence.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sky Walk Tour with Hanging Bridges and Nature Preserve

Traverse the rainforest on a series of hanging bridges during a guided excursion from the Guanacaste coast to the Heliconia Rain Forest reserve in Costa Rica. See tropical flora and fauna in the wild, tour greenhouses and a butterfly garden, and sample farm-fresh coffee on this kid-friendly adventure.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Tamarindo ATV Snorkel Tour to Conchal Beach

Skip the tour buses and take up the opportunity to see more of Costa Rica’s untouched wilderness on this ATV tour to Playa Conchal from Tamarindo. Riding an ATV to the beach means you can see forests and beaches up close, with opportunities to spot wildlife like monkeys and tropical birds along the way. Snorkel, swim, and sunbathe when you arrive before heading back to Tamarindo.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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Colorado River Adventure from Tamarindo

Get the ultimate Colorado River experience with a full-day adventure tour from Tamarindo, and explore a tropical forest, natural sauna and mud baths. Soar between the trees on a zip line, rappel and climb a riverside cliff, then then gear up for a trip down the river in a raft or inner tube. Splash and swirl your way through five miles of Class II-II rapids, stop for a rock jump and rope swing, and finish your day by rolling in warm volcanic mud and relaxing in thermal hot springs.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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Tamarindo ATV Mountain Tour

Explore the forest around Tamarindo on an ATV during this tour. Suitable for novices and experienced drivers, this tour goes off-roading to search for local wildlife and flora. Plus, all equipment and instruction is provided.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Penjamo River, Hot Springs, and Mud Bath Adventure by Rincon de la Vieja from Tamarindo

Unleash your inner explorer on this 9-hour hot springs and Penjamo River adventure by Rincon de la Vieja. Take a hike along Penjamo River, and stop at one of its waterfalls to swim. Then go to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, and choose from a variety of free-time activities, including soaking in the hot springs, taking a natural mud bath, or strolling through a botanical garden. With transportation from Tamarindo and all your activities taken care of for the day, you can spend more time discovering the natural wonders of Costa Rica and less time stressing about the details.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Water Tubing and Hot Springs Adventure by Rincon de la Vieja from Tamarindo

Tune into your audacious side with this thrilling 9-hour hot springs and Azul River adventure by Rincon de la Vieja. First, go tubing down the blue waters of the Azul River, experiencing exciting chutes and bends as you cruise. Then go to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, and choose from a variety of free-time activities, including soaking in the hot springs, taking a natural mud bath, or strolling through a botanical garden. With transportation from Tamarindo and all your activities taken care of for the day, you can spend more time discovering the natural wonders of Costa Rica and less time stressing about the details.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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Cañon de la Vieja Adventure

This experience provides a different way to enjoy the natural beauty of Rincon de la Vieja National Park. This tour is designed for people who love challenging themselves: zip lines over the canyon of the Colorado River, rappelling, climbing a rock wall, adventure rafting through 5 miles of Class II and Class III rapids at the Colorado River, and horseback riding.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.00
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Dino Park and Blue River Resort Adventure in Rincon de la Vieja from Tamarindo

Make the most of your time in Costa Rica with this 9-hour Dino Park, Penjamo River, and hot springs adventure by Rincon de la Vieja from Tamarindo. Visit Dino Park to see life-size, moving replicas of dinosaurs, and take a hike along Penjamo River to stop at one of its waterfalls to swim. Then go to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, and choose from a variety of free-time activities, including soaking in the hot springs, taking a natural mud bath, or strolling through a botanical garden.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Playa Grande - Tamarindo - Flamingo - Langosta ATV DAILY RENTAL

No better way of taking your holidays to the next level than having your own ATV; this is the best way to explore the beautiful untouched beaches in the surroundings of the most known towns like Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Flamingo  or simply for taking surf trips down the coast to places like Avellanas and Marbella.  Our HONDA 250cc ATVs comes with a easy mount for your surfboard and fits 2 people on it. We will provide your helmets and give you a short guide of the best hidden gems on the coast line. Free Pick up and Drop off available in Playa Grande / Tamarindo / Langosta and Flamingo; for other locations a fee might apply. We have an intercity drop off for example if you want to drive from Tamarindo to Nosara; additional fee will apply.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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LAS OLAS SUNSET BREWERY TOUR

This is the first beer tasting experience in Guanacaste! Get ready to make some new friends in town! We will start our experience in Playa Grande. To get there, we will take a relaxing 5 minute boat ride from Tamarindo across the river to Playa Grande. A taxi driver will be waiting to take us to our brewery (4-5pm). This is where we brew all of our products, and where you will also get to try all of them. Afterwards, we will enjoy the best time of the day- sunset at the beach with a cooler full of beer! Sunset is VERY special in Costa Rica (5-6pm). Afterwards we will walk over to our local pub where we host a night market each Wednesday and pop up restaurant on Saturday (Tours on Thursday will enjoy the night market in Tamarindo). Once at the market there will be different vendors and INCREDIBLE food available, and of course our Las Olas refreshments will be available too. We have a lot of local friends who join us every week at this event, so it is a lot of fun! Pura Vida!
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Tamarindo river guided kayak mangrove & environment watching tour in Guanacaste

We pick you up at hotels on Tamarindo beach. The guided tour by an expert in flora and fauna, will make your tour even more pleasant by clarifying the different species of mangroves.En Tamarindo gran cantidad de belleza natural. Para los amantes de la naturaleza y aquellos a quienes les gusta hacer kayak. Explore el rico río de Tamarindo a través de los ojos de nuestro experto en observación de aves y guíe nuestra guía de kayak. Rodeado por la jungla, este río está lleno de vida silvestre y aves que vienen a anidar y pescan, incluyendo garzas, anhingas, garzas, martines pescadores, manglares, espátulas y quizás incluso algunos cocodrilos. Luego recorra los túneles de manglares tan anchos como su bote, disfrutando de los exquisitos sonidos de la selva.Es una aventura de kayak activa y accesible para todos, y haremos todo lo posible para asegurarnos de que tenga una experiencia exitosa en el agua.Incluye transporte, agua de pipa, piña y sandía.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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