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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.

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Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica

Our Services

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.

Golf Cart Rental

Grocery Shopping Service

Provide us with a detailed list of items and we will have your groceries stocked at the house for your arrival.

Grocery Delivery

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.

Wine Beer Delivery

Private Gourmet Chef

Personal gourmet chef starting there to expertly prepare your favorite meals, the way you like best.

Costa Rica Private Chef

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.

Gourmet Food

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.

Restaurant Reservations

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.

A man taking a picture of a woman sitting on a rock.

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.

In-Home Activities

Art Session

Art Classes

The artist comes to your house with paints and the canvas for a 2-hour session.

Jewelry Making

Jewelry Making

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.

In Home Massage

In-Home Massage

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.

Yoga Class on Costa Rica Beach

Yoga Classes

Enjoy your practice in the comfort of your own space. The instructor brings mats, blocks, and straps.

Local Activities

Sunset Catamaran Tour

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.

Horse Back Riding Costa Rica

Horseback Riding

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.

Spa Session

Spa Day

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.

Costa Rica Surf Lessons

Surf lessons

1.5-hour lesson with a certified instructor who will have you surfing the beautiful turquoise water of Tamarindo Beach.

Estuary Boat Tour

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.

ATV Tours Costa Rica

Quad (ATV tours)

Ride for 2 hours through the surrounding hills to Playa Conchal. Must be at least 16 years old to drive.

Costa Rica Zip Line

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.

Costa Rica Paddle Tour

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.

Palo Verde National Park

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.

Deep Sea Fishing

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
  • Waterfalls
  • National Parks
  • Playa Grande
  • Flamingo Beach
  • Manuel Antonio
  • National Park
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Many more destinations!
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