Things to Do In Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste
One thing that Costa Rica, and Tamarindo, in particular, is not lacking is “what to do” while you’re here! The area is absolutely filled with exciting indoor and outdoor activities of all kinds, meaning that regardless of your energy level there is an activity for everyone.
Care to relax in a hammock and stroll through pristine beaches for shells and sea glass? Have at it.
Race through the jungle canopy at almost 40mph on a zipline? Check.
Gallop on horseback along a beautiful beach at sunset on a white stallion? Covered.
Browse difference Activities:
Golf Cart Rentals
These are very useful when getting around the town, and making trips to the supermarket, restaurants, and shops. Parking is easy too! There are 4 and 6-person carts available.
Grocery Shopping Service
Provide us with a detailed list of items and we will have your groceries stocked at the house for your arrival.
Wine & Craft Beer Delivery
Choose from a selection of high-end wines and have them delivered to your home, and/or have a keg of locally brewed craft beer set up in your home.
Private Gourmet Chef
Personal gourmet chef starting there to expertly prepare your favorite meals, the way you like best.
Costa Rican Cooking Service
We offer an in-home cooking service with a local touch to prepare your meals. Available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Dinner & Taxi Reservations
Don’t let logistics become a hassle during your vacation. Let us know what you want to do and when; we’ll take care of the rest.
Family & Personally Photoshoot
One hour and a half family or personal photo shoot on the beach or at the property. Includes around 50 professionally edited photos.
Need Something Special?
To make your trip memorable, our concierge team is here for you. From special diet requests to transportation help, we have you covered.
The artist comes to your house with paints and the canvas for a 2-hour session.
Learn to make your own, custom piece of jewelry. The artist will bring materials such as; sheet metal, wire, beads, stones, chains, stamps, and leather based on what you want to make during the 1-hour session.
The therapist will bring a massage table that can be placed where you’d like, including the beach or the terrace. 1-hour and 1.5-hour sessions are available.
Enjoy your practice in the comfort of your own space. The instructor brings mats, blocks, and straps.
Sunset Catamaran Tour
The Catamaran sets sail at 1:15 pm daily. You will sail north to a great snorkeling spot where all the snorkeling equipment is provided. After the snorkeling session, you’ll sail back to Tamarindo with the sun setting behind you. Returning to shore at around 6 pm. The trip includes an open bar and an all-you-can-eat snack bar.
Almost 2 hours of horseback riding in the beautiful Hacienda Pinilla Stables. Ride through their hacienda to a lookout spot and finish the ride on the beach. Hacienda Pinilla is located about 30 minutes away from Tamarindo at Playa Avellana. Transportation options are available.
You will be picked up at 9 am and taken on a 20-minute drive, up nearby hills, to Altos de Eros Spa. Once there, you will have your choice of 3 amazing treatments plus a gourmet lunch prepared by their Chef and served with wine.
1.5-hour lesson with a certified instructor who will have you surfing the beautiful turquoise water of Tamarindo Beach.
Estuary Boat Tour
Take a small boat ride up the Tamarindo estuary where you will see monkeys, crocodiles, and various species of birds. Transportation is included.
Quad (ATV tours)
Ride for 2 hours through the surrounding hills to Playa Conchal. Must be at least 16 years old to drive.
Local Zip Line Canopy Tour
We are only 30 minutes away from the best local zip line tour, which has 8 platforms. Includes round-trip transportation. Make it a combo tour and drive ATVs through amazing trails that make you feel like you’re in Jurassic Park.
Stand Up Paddle Tour with Snorkeling
You will be picked up and taken to a nearby secluded cove that is perfect for SUP and snorkeling. A fruit snack and water are provided at the beach along with the SUP boards and snorkeling equipment.
Half-Day Palo Verde National Park Tour
Enjoy a boat trip on the Tempisque river. A bilingual tour guide will point out a wide variety of wildlife. The trip includes transportation and a typical Costa Rican homemade lunch. We can’t recommend this enough for those who want to enjoy wildlife, this is a tour for all ages.
Full-Day or Half-Day Fishing Charters
The most experienced fishing crew, fully bilingual, will put you right where the fish are. Leave the coast behind and experience a relaxing day on the water. Pricing varies depending on the size of the boat required, the trip duration, and the number of people attending.
Other Activities in the Area
The fun isn’t limited to the Guanacaste area. We can arrange tours and popular activities around the country for those interested in exciting adventures like wakeboarding on Lake Arenal near an active volcano. How about trekking hiking trails through a lush rainforest? Maybe a relaxing soak in the soothing and calm water of a hot spring. The country offers plenty of outdoor adventure activities and we’ll help you arrange the trip of your dreams. Contact our concierge team and let them know what you’d like to see and do.
- White Water Rafting
- Arenal Volcano National Park
- Cloud Forest
- National Parks
- Playa Grande
- Flamingo Beach
- Manuel Antonio
- National Park
- Tortuguero National Park
- Corcovado National Park
- Many more destinations!