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Tours departing from Playa Tamarindo

Staff Writer

Besides Tamarindo’s vast variety of amenities and things to do, many of our visitors look for activities and tours that guarantee relaxing and soothing experiences, as well as exciting and intense ones. Given the amount of tourism traffic we have here in Playa Tamarindo, tours have become a sustainable business for many locals in the area. They are quite seasoned in regards to where the best places to see are, and the fun activities that come along with them.

In Tamarindo, you will find an activity for everyone’s taste, such as long relaxing spa days surrounded by luxury, ATV rides up the mountains and through the mud, diving, turtle nesting excursions, sailing tours in beautiful catamarans and more. Ask, we have them all! Here are some suggestions to make your vacation in Playa Tamarindo one to remember. 

  • Ziplining in Monte Verde (3h20 drive). Exchange the surf and sun for for a high-flying adventure in the misty Monteverde Cloud Forest on this full-day combo tour from Tamarindo. Fly through the forest canopy on a 15-cable zipline course featuring a gravity-defying Superman cable and a Tarzan swing, and slow down for a closer look at Monteverde's rich biodiversity while walking through the tree tops along a series of hanging bridges. In between adventures, replenish your energy with a typical Costa Rican lunch.

  • Hiking and thermal pool tour in Rincon de La Vieja Volcano (2h10 drive). A guided tour enriches your experience in Rincon de la Vieja National Park by providing information about the park’s plant and animal life as well as the thermal waters system, and expert navigation down the pothole-ridden roads between the Guanacaste coast and the rainforest! Plus, this tour offers a stress-free way to visit one of Costa Rica’s must-see destinations from Tamarindo area beaches in just one day.

  • Hilltop Tamarindo ziplining. No need to travel far from Tamarindo for a fun zipline experience through a forest canopy! This Tamarindo zipline tour is just a few minutes from downtown Tamarindo, so you can get in, zip around, and head back to the beach in time to watch the sunset.

  • Snorkeling in Las Catalinas islands (50min drive). Delight on the amazing scenery in Las Catalinas and jump into the clear waters with expert guides who will take you around the rocky facades of the Catalina Islands in search of sharks, rays, all kind of fish and if you are lucky, even manta rays. 

  • Los Altos de ErosSpa Day” (30min drive). This is one of the most renown luxury hotels in the area and is home to one of highest rated spas in the world. With 5 private treatment rooms overlooking the tropical forest and Pacific Ocean, they also have a heated hydrotherapy pool, a cascading waterfall, and an Indonesian Soaking Tub. Experience a day in heaven with the Spa Day featuring 3 treatments, a gourmet lunch with wine, and complimentary transportation from the Tamarindo area. Go ahead and treat yourself to the best spa experience you have ever had!

It’s clear by now that Playa Tamarindo and the Guanacaste province are full of exciting things to do, go out there and make some memories worth remembering!

Derrick Rowland, RE/MAX Administrative Assistant