Las Baulas National Park, created in 1990, is approximately 445 hectares & located on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, near the town of Tamarindo. The Tamarindo estuary is the biggest mangrove estuary in Latin America and the only way to get to it’s heart is by water. This makes it a quiet and private place in comparison to many of Costa Rica’s other National Parks that are easily accessible by car. Come and enjoy the nature it has to share!
Swing, ride, and paddle your way through Rincon de la Vieja’s volcanic foothills on a full-day trip from Tamarindo that combines four adventurous activities. Grab a harness to explore the treetops on a canopy tour, then cool off in the Río Colorado while navigating white water in a raft or inner tube. Visit a nearby ranch for a traditional Costa Rican lunch, ride a horse through a distinctive dry tropical forest, and finish your day with a soak in volcanic mud and steaming hot springs.
Experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast on this 4-hour kayaking and snorkelling adventure. Hop on-board a single or double kayak and paddle your way past sandy beaches and lush rainforest. After stopping to catch your breath on a nearby island, dive in to swim and snorkel among colourful coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. Best of all: with full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all abilities and children over 10 years old.
When it comes to ecotourism, Costa Rica is a world leader. Experience why during this kayak tour through the mangrove forests of Tamarindo. With guidance from your naturalist guide, you'll have the chance to observe the area's wildlife including iguanas, crocodiles and howler monkeys in their natural habitat. Exercise, wildlife, and adventure await.
Soak up the scenery of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast from the water on this 3-hour kayaking and snorkelling adventure from Tamarindo. Hop on-board a single or double kayak and paddle your way around the sandy beaches and wildlife-filled forests of Flamingo Bay and Isla Plata. After stopping to catch your breath on the island, dive in to swim and snorkel among colourful coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. Best of all: with full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all abilities and children over 10 years old.
Fun, peaceful, and close to nature, kayaking through the mangrove forests outside of Tamarindo is a great way to get away from the beach and enjoy another side of the area’s famous wilderness. Follow a guide through the winding estuaries, stopping to admire crocodiles, monkeys, and other wildlife along the way. Then, get out and take a guided nature walk through the forest for even more chances to learn about Tamarindo wildlife.
Kayak over to Isla Capitan to reach an excellent snorkeling spot on this half-day tour from Playa Tamarindo. Start with a brief kayak lesson, then set off with your guide for the paddle to Captain Island. There you can go snorkeling where you might spot marine life such as colorful fish, stingrays, and octopus. Choose to ride in a single or double kayak with use of snorkeling gear included.
Skip the boat tours and make your own way to a Tamarindo snorkeling spot on this guided stand-up paddleboard tour on Tamarindo Bay. No experience is necessary to enjoy this trip—all instruction and equipment is included to ensure success. Once you reach Captain Island, slip on your snorkel gear and enjoy free time looking for wildlife like fish, stingrays, and octopi before paddling back to Tamarindo.
Capitan Island, the only island within Las Baulas National Park and created by a volcanic eruption, is a great place to explore! Don’t let it’s small size deceive you; it’s full of natural wonders for you to enjoy!