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Activities for Children in the Playa Flamingo and Playa Tamarindo Areas

Courtney Borquet

Martial arts class in Tamarindo Costa Rica

Guanacaste is a fantastic place for families. In the last ten years, a number of great schools have opened in the area that offer bilingual education and have curriculums that are recognized internationally. Parents that are moving to the area often ask about the activities that are available that their children can participate in outside of their regular school schedule. Letting your child play free on the beach year-round is one of the best things about raising kids in Costa Rica, but we have listed below a few other fun kids activities in the area.


Pequenos Picassos – Art classes are available for children. The classes offer the opportunity for students to learn about different art topics, art history, and fun projects. There are two age groups available, under eight and eight and up. Contact the Facebook page for Pequenos Picassos for more information.


Hero Academy – Jiu-Jitsu classes are available for children at Hero Academy. Learning Jiu-Jitsu is a great way for children to learn discipline as well as the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu. Information can be found at


The Movement Dance Studio – Located in Huacas the studio offers classes for Tots, Juniors, and Teens. Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Acrobatic forms of dance are offered. Special programs including Mommy and Me and Pilates are available:

Tidal Dancers – Ballet, Jazz, Hop- Hop, and Latin Dance classes can be found at Tidal Dancers in Tamarindo. Tidal offers adult and children classes:


Good Vibes Music – High quality music education that the student enjoys is the focus of Good Vibes Music. Guitar, Piano, and Drum lessons are taught and private lessons are available. Bands for Children and Teens can be formed, as well as adults. The studio is located in Huacas and more details are online:

Young boy learning to surf in Tamarindo Costa Rica


Alegria – Cairo Borquet – Surf Lessons are not only fun, but a great way for kids to learn about the ocean and ocean safety. Local surf instructor Cairo Borquet has over 20 years in giving surf lessons in Tamarindo. Cairo can be contacted via email at or (506) 8369-5107:

La Paz, CRIA, Educarte, and Tide Academy offer classes after school at their campuses. Options for students include Karate, Basketball, Choir Training, Surfing, Art, Basketball, Baseball, Knitting, Tennis, and Soccer. Contact us for more information!

Courtney Borquet, Broker/Owner