Tamarindo is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste. Tamarindo is often the first stop for travelers to Guanacaste because of its close proximity to the new international airport in Liberia. The town is a great place for backpackers and luxury travelers alike. Tamarindo is a rapidly growing place complete with 5 star dining, accommodations, and activities as well as budget friendly hostels and white, sandy beaches. Aside from swimming, sun bathing, and other water activities there are a variety of entertainment options in Tamarindo. Whether you seek adventure, leisure, or relaxation. The options are endless in Tamarindo.
Things to Do In Tamarindo
Off-Road Costa Rica is an adventure tour company located in Tamarindo. They offer 4×4 rides in Toyota Land Cruisers through the jungle. Unlike many companies through the country that offer similar tours, with Off-Road Costa Rica you have the privilege of driving yourself (all vehicles have a manual transmission). Although you drive yourself, you still have an appointed tour guide to show you the sites and point out fascinating wildlife. One thing to note however, is that if you are a die hard off-roader this may not be the adventure you seek. There is no treacherous terrain or bouldering in this off-road adventure.
Guanacaste is home to some of those most pristine golf courses in the country as well as Costa Rica’s noted “best” golf course, Hacienda Phinilla Golf Resort, located just outside of Tamarindo. For more information on golfing throughout Costa Rica check out our ‘Golfing in Costa Rica’ article.
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Marlin Del Rey Sailing Tours is a company offering daily trips sailing the Pacific Ocean. This is one adventure that should be enjoyed by all travelers to Tamarindo. Spend the day on a 66 ft. boat soaking in the sun. This is the perfect way to enjoy whale watching as well as the viewing of other marine life. The trip includes an open bar, snacks, and snorkel equipment.
They offer two tours a day. If you choose the afternoon trip you can watch the sunset from the deck.
Private charters are also available.