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Tamarindo Activities

Tamarindo's long stretch of sand, warm ocean, many tide pools and consistent waves makes for a water paradise. Sportfishing for rooster fish, tuna, wahoo, dorado and catch-and-release billfish in Tamarindo is excellent year round and the close proximity to the continental shelf makes for a very short run time. Most restaurants will prepare the anglers catch of the day.

Tamarindo has been known as the ultimate surf town for many years. The iconic movie Endless Summer 2, put Tamarindo on the map as an international destination. There are surf spots for all levels. For the novice surfers there are many surf schools, as well as surf camps. Soft boards, fun boards, long boards, etc. are all available for rent at the various surf shops. A new trend to hit Tamarindo is stand up paddle. Rent a SUP board or take a tour exploring the estuaries and discover what all the hype is about.

The sea bottom of Tamarindo is sandy, most SCUBA, SNUBA, free diving and snorkel tours will take underwater adventurers to the nearby Catalina Islands which offer crystal clear water, and a spectacular array of marine life.

Take to the high seas on a sailing cruise in Tamarindo's bay aboard the many catamarans and schooners for hire. Most tours are all inclusive with an open bar and snacks or meals. Day cruises will sail to Nearby Costa Rica Beaches, some of which are only accessible by ocean. One of the best ways to enjoy one of Tamarindo's glorious sunsets is aboard a sail vessel, with the wind in your hair, a drink in your hand and nothing but the sound of the ocean in your ears.

Separating Tamarindo from Playa Grande is a large saltwater estuary. Its winding canals are home to herons, kingfishers, ospreys, iguanas, monkeys and crocodiles. The best way to experience this mangrove ecosystem is either by renting a kayak, or taking a boat cruise during high tide.



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A VISITOR'S GUIDE TO TAMARINDO SURF SPOTS

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    by Neptuno Surf Shop

    If there is only one thing you should know about Tamarindo, and Costa Rica in general, is that there are waves. There are waves up north, down south, and pretty much anywhere. [...]


THE MYSTICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SURFING AND YOGA

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    by Neptuno Surf Shop

    If you have the pleasure of living in or visiting Tamarindo, there are two things you’ll see on a regular basis: surf camps and yoga studios. Tamarindo does tend to foster active lifestyles [...]




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  • Tamarindo Activities Neptuno Surf Shop

    Neptuno Surf Shop

    Surf school and tours. Surfing packages, lessons, surf trips, surf camp, stand up paddle and surfboards rentals, ding repair, surfboards for sale. Smoothie and coffee shop. For more information email, or call 2653-2967.


  • Tamarindo Activities Warren Sellers Sportfishing

    Warren Sellers Sportfishing

    Sportfishing charters. Fishing charters for sailfish, marlin, wahoo, tuna, dorado, snapper, with Tamarindo's top captains and boats, established since 1974. For more information email, or call 1-805-419-3606 (USA).


Tamarindo Costa Rica Activities

Tamarindo Water Activities

  • Tamarindo Scuba Agua Rica Diving Center

    Agua Rica Diving Center

    Diving school and tours.
    PADI and SSI scuba courses, guided snorkeling trips.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Antares Sailing Adventures

    Antares Sailing Adventures

    Sailing charters.
    Surf tours, snorkeling, sunset cruises, open bar, live music.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Surf Arenas Adventures

    Arenas Adventures

    Surf school and activities.
    Waverunner tours, surf lessons, kayak tours, land activities.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Surf Banana Surf School

    Banana Surf School

    Surf school and tours.
    Personalized coaching, surf trips, surfboard rentals, surf shop.
    For more information view website.


  • Blue Water Adventures

    Blue Water Adventures

    Tours and activities.
    Land tours, water tours, real estate tours, transportation.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Blue Zone Surf Club

    Blue Zone Surf Club

    Surf school.
    Quality coaching, beginner to advanced programs; lessons, trips, tours and camps. Photography available.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Costa Rica Boat Charters

    Costa Rica Boat Charters

    Boat charters.
    Private boat tours, beach hopping tours, snorkeling, wake boarding.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Stand Up Paddle Adventures

    Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Adventures

    Surf school.
    Stand up paddle lessons, rentals, guided tours, sunset tour.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Costa Rica Surf Adventures

    Costa Rica Surf Adventures

    Surf camp.
    Guided surf coaching, tours, packages, yoga.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Costa Rica SUP & Surf Club

    Costa Rica SUP & Surf Club

    SUP club and outfitter.
    Group and private lessons, surf tours, yoga.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Costa Rica Surf Club

    Costa Rica Surf Club

    Surf school and tours.
    Surfboard rentals, surf lessons, surf trips.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Costa Rica Surf Safari

    Costa Rica Surf Safari

    Surf lessons.
    Surf lessons and surf tours.
    For more information view website.


  • Costa Rica VIP Tour Company

    Costa Rica VIP Tour Company

    Surf school, tours and activities.
    Diving, surf lessons, estuary tours, underwater camera rentals.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Freedive Costa Rica

    Freedive Costa Rica

    Diving school.
    Free-diving adventure all skill levels, SSI Free-diving Courses.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Sail Tours

    Hibiscus Catamaran Sail Tours

    Sailing charters.
    Diving, snorkeling, kayaking and sunset dinner sailing cruises.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Iguana Surf

    Iguana Surf

    Surf school, tours and activities.
    Surfboard rentals, surf lessons, kayak tours, sailing, land activities.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Kelly's Surf Shop and School

    Kelly's Surf Bike and Tours

    Surf school, bike shop and tour center.
    Surf lessons, rentals, tours and packages, rentals.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Kingfisher Tours

    Kingfisher Tours

    Surf school, tours and activities.
    Surf lessons, estuary tours, turtle tours, kayaking, land activities.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Learn Improve Surf Company

    Learn Improve Surf Company

    Surf school.
    Private surf instruction by certified instructor for all levels.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Marlin Del Rey Sailing Tours

    Marlin Del Rey Sailing Tours

    Sailing charters.
    Snorkeling, open bar and sunset tours.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Matos Surf Shop

    Matos Surf Shop

    Surf school and tours.
    Surf lessons, surfboard rentals, surf photography and videography, surf tours.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Surf Shop

    Pedro's Surf Shop

    Surf lessons.
    Surf lessons, tours, snorkeling, surf shop.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Salty Sols Surf School

    Salty Sols Surf School

    Surf school.
    Beginners, advanced and couples lessons.
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  • Tamarindo Activities Seafari Costa Rica

    Seafari Costa Rica

    Surf school.
    Private or group surf lessons, surf packages, land activities.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities La Sirena

    La Sirena

    Surf school.
    Surf lessons, surf trips, tours and activities.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo SNUBA Costa Rica

    SNUBA Costa Rica

    Water sports.
    Morning and afternoon underwater SNUBA adventures.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Surf Culture

    Surf Culture

    Surf school.
    Private and group surf lesson packages, surfboard rentals.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Beach and Pool Crawl

    Beach and Pool Crawl

    Tour.
    Bar crawl to hidden pools, beaches and resorts outside of Tamarindo.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Diving

    Tamarindo Diving

    Diving school and tours.
    Packages, PADI courses, snorkeling tours.
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  • Tamarindo Surf School

    Tamarindo Surf School

    Surf school.
    Lessons, accommodations, rentals, surf trips.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Tour Center

    Tamarindo Tour Center

    Tours and activities.
    Diving, snorkeling, sailing, estuary tours, land activities.
    For more information view website.


  • Tamarindo Activities Waterman's Surf and Sport

    Waterman's Surf and Sport

    Aquatic activities.
    Surf lessons, surfboard rental, surf trips, bike rentals, land activities.
    For more information view website.


More Things To Do in Tamarindo

Tamarindo Shopping

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 Land Activities

There is lots to explore in Guanacaste, tour companies offer comfortable bus tours to Nearby Costa Rica Beaches, volcanoes, nature parks. The more adventurous can go zip lining through the jungle, horseback riding, rent an ATV, or take a flight adventure.

Tamarindo Mind and Body

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.




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