With outdoor eco-adventures, snorkelling, sport fishing, sailing, hiking, yoga, tennis, golf and nightlife, Tamarindo offers lots of opportunities for a fun-filled adventure. Here’s a list of the 7 top things to do when traveling in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
Nature and Wildlife Tours. From spotting monkeys in the jungle, to flying across the tree canopy to turtle watching to horse back riding to jumping off waterfalls, there is no shortage of outdoor activities and places to explore. There are many excellent nature and wildlife tours to chose form here. Try Pura Aventura, one of the more popular tour operators in Tamarindo.
Surfing. Both beginners and pros are welcome at Tamarindo Beach, which has surfing for every level. More experienced surfers can head to Playa Avellanas for some incredible breaks. You can also sip a smoothie on the beach, practice yoga and catch a drink at Lola’s here after you finish surfing.
Boating and Sport Fishing. From sailing to sport fishing to private charters, pick one and head out into the deep blue waters for the day. Tamarindo is one of the best places in the world for big game fishing. You can spend the day catching Sailfish and Dorado or just relax and sail just across these waters. Capullo (sport fishing), Antares (sailing), and Marlin Del Rey (catamaran sailing) all come highly recommended.
Yoga, Wellness and Spas. Tamarindo has many yoga studios as well as holistic spas that treat the whole person. You can spend the day exploring studios and end it with a massage or facial at one of the area spas. Yoga classes are also a great way to meet some fellow like-minded travellers. The focus is on wellness here. Ser Yoga Studios offers regular classes and Coco Beauty Spa offers full spa packages
Golf and Tennis. If you are looking to play tennis or get in a game of golf, Tamarindo has a few options. Golfing is an unusually exotic experience here with world-class courses designed by Mike Young and Robert Trent Jones II. You can play with the jungle as your backdrop and spot a few monkeys and other wildlife along the course.
Child Friendly. Any parent can attest to how challenging childcare can be when you are on vacation, especially in a foreign country. At the Nanny Garden, children get an instant play date with other tots their age while you and your partner get some much-needed time to yourselves.
Nightlife. Tamarindo has many great restaurants and bars. There is always something to do at night. End an adventure filled day with a great meal or drink at one of the local hot spots with fellow travellers. Nogui’s, Patagonia, and Wild Panda are just to name a few.
Here in Tamarindo you can lay low on the beach, hop on a surfboard, explore an estuary, sip a cocktail or take a yoga class. There is never a shortage of activities to engage in, adventures to be sought out or interesting people to meet in Tamarindo.
Nora McDevitt writes for Coldwell Banker Tamarindo. Specializing in beachfront properties and condos with ocean views, Coldwell Banker Tamarindo is the top agency in Costa Rica, offering sales, property management and vacation rentals.