10 Awesome Adventure Tours to do around Tamarindo

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We know that as much fun as surfing can be, you may want to do something else besides catching waves in Tamarindo. So we put together this list of our favorite tours to do in the area. We have done many of these tours ourselves, bringing our families along for some of them, and know you will have a good time. Plus when you reserve the tour through our links below, you will get our assistance throughout your tour should you need it. You can always contact us if you want us to set up a full itinerary for your trip.

ATV Mountain and Beach Tour from Tamarindo

ATV tour

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. More details / Reservations


Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise on the Marlin del Rey

catamaran snorkeling

An afternoon on Tamarindo’s most luxurious 66′ Catamaran, the Marlin del Rey.  The afternoon includes a top shelf premium open bar, food, snorkeling, kayaking, with an incredible Pacific Sunset at the end of the cruise.  The boat has a large deck as well as a large covered area with tables.  A forty-foot beam provides stability and space for you and your family to enjoy the Costa Rican sunshine. More details / Reservations


Sunset Cruise on the Antares

sunset yacht

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. Vegetarian meal option available. More details / Reservations


Night Turtle Nesting Tour

sea turtle eggs nesting

Head out into the Cosa Rican night in search of Green Pacific and Olive Ridley sea turtles laying their eggs on Playa Grande. During this 4-hour evening tour from Tamarindo, you may even see baby turtles hatching, depending on the conditions. National park fees included. More details / Reservations


Zipline Canopy Tour at Pura Aventura

zip line canopy tour Avellanas

Take a break from Tamarindo’s beaches to soar through the rain forest canopy on a zipline tour at Pura Aventura park. Ride through a historic cattle ranch to reach a state-of-the-art course featuring 11 ziplines that crisscross different levels of the treetops, plus a swinging bridge fit for Indiana Jones. Try to spot native Costa Rican wildlife like monkeys and iguanas on short jungle hikes in between platforms, and enjoy peace of mind from special safety features like a double-pulley system and emergency brakes. More details / Reservations


Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour

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. Lunch included. More details / Reservations


Guachipelin Adventure Zipline Horseback River Tubing Combo

river tubing Costa Rica

Enjoy the thrill of this all day adventure that includes some of the best un outdoor fun. Get your adrenaline pumping with an exciting zipline tour, horseback riding through epic landscapes and tubing along a flowing river. This memorable tour includes a visit to natural hot springs, a volcanic mud bath and a full buffet lunch. More details / Reservations


Tamarindo Stand Up Paddleboarding with Snorkeling at Captain Island

stand up paddle boarding

Paddleboard over to Captain Island in the Tamarindo Bay!  No need for experience, we will give you a lesson before if you need it. After paddling over you will get to go snorkeling and view octopus, exotic fish, eels, and more! More details / Reservations


Adventure Rafting Class III and IV in Tenorio River

river rafting tour

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 9-hour day trip to Costa Rica’s nearby forests, including lunch. Paddle over 22 rapids along 12.4 miles of water with a guide ensuring your safety. See local wildlife such as howler monkey, iguanas, and tropical birds in their natural habitat. Fresh fruit and local lunch included; vegetarian option available. More details / Reservations


Snorkeling at Catalina Island

snorkeling whale shark

No diving certificate is needed to enjoy the Catalina Islands’ marine life on this snorkeling tour from the Tamarindo area. After riding across the waves to reach the islands, jump into the water in search of turtles, seahorses, and more at destinations known for their aquatic populations. This tour includes two 40-minute snorkeling stops. See reef sharks, angel fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and more! More details / Reservations


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