Tamarindo - Costa Rica Things to do - On Land
There is lots to see and do in Tamarindo and the province of Guanacaste. Tour operators are aplenty and offer comfortable excursions aboard air conditioned shuttles to destinations such as the quaint pottery village of Guatil, the white water rafting on the Corobici River, the wetland sanctuary Palo Verde Nacional Park, and full day trips to Volcan Rincon de la Vieja and Volcan Arenal.
Within easy driving distance of Tamarindo Beach, the more adventurous can experience soaring on a zip line through the tropical dry forest, a spectacular way to see the canopy, and spot wildlife.
Guanacaste is famous for its horseback riding culture and horseback riders can take leisurely tours over pastures and through local villages and remote beaches. Casagua and Santa Rosa Horse Tours both offer healthy and well taken care of horses.
Another way to explore the countryside is by ATV. Popular day tours will take you off the beaten path, over and mountains to Nearby Costa Rica Beaches where there is a break to sample fresh fruit drinks and 'Tipico' Costa Rican lunches.
If you would like to discover Guanacaste from above, then you can do so in style with an ultra light aircraft, a Gyro. The Gyro will even skim over the crests of waves in a maneuver called 'areal surfing'.
Just across the estuary from Tamarindo is Playa Grande and Parque Nacional Las Baulas, home to the endangered Giant Leatherback Turtle. From October to March guided night trips will take tourists to watch the turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
Daytime activities within Tamarindo can include renting a bike and exploring the town, playing a game or two of tennis at the Tamarindo Tennis Club, a round of fun mini golf at Bolas Locas, or even learning Spanish.
Los Altos de Eros Spa Day
Day tour. Spa package with transportation to award winning spa, with many treatment options, gourmet lunch, wine. For more information call 8850-4222.
Tamarindo Tennis Club 15 Love
Tennis club. Two hard tennis courts, high quality coaching available, cardio tennis and social double's once a week. For more information call 2653-0898.
Xplore Costa Rica
Sightseeing tours. Sightseeing tours, private VIP airport transfers, shared airport shuttle. For more information call 2653-1010.
Spanish school. Spanish for adults, children, professionals, volunteer program, university credits. For more information call 2653-0617.
Tamarindo Land Activities
Auto Gyro America
Ultralight charters. Gyro-copter tours tour over ocean, beaches and jungle, wave skimming, daily departures, pilot training. For more information call 8730-6897.
The Beach Chocolate
Workshop. Handmade and organic chocolates workshop, from bean to finished product. For more information call 8876-4242.
Bike Shop Tamarindo
Bicycle rentals. Rental bikes with a lock and basket, beach cruisers and mountain bikes, mechanic on site, accessories, bike sales. For more information call 2653-2136.
Blue Trailz Mountain Bike Tours
Tours and activities. Mountain bike tours, zip lining, ATV tours, snorkeling, horseback riding, turtle tours, sightseeing tours. For more information call 2653-1705.
Mini golf. Eighteen hole walk through Costa Rica, with volcano challenges, shooting the curl of the waves, waterfall. For more information call 2653-1178.
Horseback riding. Small personalized rides, star light rides, rides to remote beaches, fiesta tours, well trained healthy horses. For more information call 2653-8041.
Tours and transfers. Airport pick up, private transportation to San Jose, Arenal Volcano, Granada, Nicaragua, Monteverde, transportation for day tours. For more information call 2654-5151.
Get Lost In Costa Rica
Tours and activities. Personal sightseeing tours by local born guide, ATV tours, safaris tours, surfing lessons, rafting. For more information call 8839-0561.
Sightseeing tours. Family owned personalized and flexible, sightseeing tours, bull-riding tours, hotel service, airport shuttle. For more information call 8981-6161.
Monkey Jungle Canopy Tour
Canopy tour. Private reserve on outskirts of Tamarindo, seven zip lines, with professional guides and top of the line equipment. For more information call 2653-1172.
Sightseeing tours. Off the beaten track customized tours with native guides, turtle tours, canopy tours, packages, spring break trips. For more information call 8659-6432.
Tours and activities. Sightseeing tours, water sports, hiking, horseback riding, ATV tours, day tours to Nicaragua. For more information call 8765-1745.
Activities. Pre Colombian Chorotega pottery studio in Guatil, with workshops, classes, tours and presentations. For more information call 2681-1696.
Santa Rosa Horse Tours
Horseback riding. Healthy ranch horses riding through pastures, forests and towns, wildlife spotting, all levels. For more information call 2653-0044.
Ranch. Experimental organic gardens, labyrinth, zip line, horseback riding, guided walks, amphitheater, event venue. For more information call 8702-1785.
Tamarindo Best Tours
Tours and activities. Private tours with bilingual guide, zip lining, boat tours, horseback riding. For more information call 8984-8762.
Tamarindo Dreamers Adventure
Sightseeing tours. Guanacasteca owned company offers authentic and traditional tours. For more information call 8771-2373.
Tours and transfers. Family owned sightseeing tours with reliable drivers, transportation, airport services. For more information call 8729-7095.
Tamarindo Nature Tours
Tours and activities. Nature tours, adventure tours, turtle tours, hotel to hotel transportation, airport shuttle. For more information call 2653-0306.
Tours and activities. Daily airport transfers, sightseeing tours, zip lining, rafting, turtle tours. For more information call 2653-4787.
More Things To Do in Tamarindo
Not too long ago the only souvenirs you could get in Tamarindo were handfuls of puka shells, but those days are over. Today there is plenty of shopping to be had from a farmers market, gift shops, to book stores and surf shops.
Tamarindo has a long stretch of beach and the water temperature is warm year round. This makes for great water sports such as surfing, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, diving, and the sunset sailing tours, an activity not to be missed.
A vacation is not complete without a nice relaxing massage, a facial or an exotic body scrub. Tamarindo also offers personal trainers, gym classes, pilates and yoga. And nothing quite beats a meditation on the beach.