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The 36 Best Things to Do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Are you searching for things to do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica during your vacation?

Tamarindo, Costa Rica is one of the most popular beach towns in the country. It is located on the Pacific Ocean in the Guanacaste Province, about 1.5 hours south of the Liberia International Airport.

Some of the many reasons that tourists flock to this town are because it is a great jumping-off point for tons of fun things to do, it is easily accessible from the international airport, and the many white sand beaches nearby are excellent. 

We have visited Tamarindo many times and even chose the beach just south of town to host our wedding in 2018. We love this area because it really has something for everyone from budget travelers to luxury travelers, from families to solo travelers, from people looking for relaxation to those looking for adrenaline pumping adventure. 

So, let’s get to planning your perfect things to do in Tamarindo with the list of 36 fun activities!

Our Top Picks Of Things to Do in Tamarindo

For Nature Lovers: Visit Palo Verde National Park | Take a Turtle Night Tour

For Adrenaline Fans: Go White Water Rafting

For Families: Visit Diamonte | Go on an ATV Adventure

For a Group of Friends: Take a Private Catamaran Tour | Take a Craft Beer Tour

For Something Unique: Take a Traditional Cooking Class | Take a Private Nature Tour

For Relaxation: Get a Massage at a Day Spa | Book a Yoga Class | Relax at a Resort for a Day

1. Go Surfing

surfing costa rica

Surfing is the most popular thing to do in Tamarindo. This town is one of the best places for surfing in Costa Rica because there are waves for experienced surfers and places for beginners to try standing on a board for the first time. 

If you are a more advanced surfer, there are TONS of surf shops in downtown Tamarindo where you can rent a board. The surf shop employees are also almost always more than happy to direct you to the best spot for waves based on your skill level. 

If you would like to take surf lessons, we recommend booking your lesson with Iguana Surf Camp.

This two-hour lesson will get you to practice paddling, popping up, and riding the beach break. It’s awesome for beginner surfers. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your Surf Lesson 🏄

The 36 Best Things to Do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

2. Take a Catamaran Tour

catamaran costa rica

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  5 hours | ✅ Book it!

I feel like taking a catamaran cruise is the quintessential tropical vacation experience. It’s thrilling, relaxing, and something almost all ages can enjoy. 

Our favorite public catamaran tour is hosted by the Blue Dolphin sailing adventure.

This is a 40-foot catamaran tour that offers a fully stocked bar, a light meal, swimming, and the use of paddle boards and kayaks.

We suggest booking the afternoon tour so you can also enjoy the sunset view as you return to Tamarindo.

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your Catamaran Tour 🛥️

Alternatively, you can book a private catamaran if you have a larger group or family. This sailboat can fit 15 guests and includes food and an open bar. It’s so fun!

⤷ Check Availability and Book a Private Catamaran Tour

3. Take a Private ATV or Buggy Tour

atv tour

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  2 hours 30 minutes | ✅ Book it!

We love taking ATV tours in Costa Rica and Tamarindo is the perfect place for this activity because it has a great mix of rugged hills, lush jungles, and beautiful beaches. 

We suggest this tour with 506 Transfers & Tours because it is a private tour that can be customized to your skill level.

They have ATVs and buggies. So, if you are traveling with young kids they can participate as a buggy passenger. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your ATV Adventure

4. Go Scuba Diving

The waters off the coast of Tamarindo are considered some of the best in Costa Rica for scuba diving. 

If you are new to diving and do not have a PADI diving certification we suggest a tour to Catalina Islands with TamaDive Dive Center. They are our favorite diving company in the Tamarindo area. 

Your tour will start with a course that covers the essential skills of scuba diving. You’ll then do two dives where you will view fish and other marine life. Your tour also includes the use of scuba equipment, and underwater photos and video.

⤷ Check Availability and Book the Beginner Scuba Diving Experience 🤿

If you already have your PADI certification, we suggest this fun trip with two dives at Catalina Islands. This tour is also led by TamaDive.

⤷ Check Availability and Book the Catalinas Island Fun Dive 🤿

5. Take Your SSI/PADI Open Water Course

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  3 days | ✅ Book it!

If you are not yet PADI certified but would like to get your Open Water certification, you can do that with a 3-day course in Tamarindo.

This course includes theory lessons on day one and guided diving excursions on days two and three. At the end, you will complete the PADI exam. 

We love this course led by TamiDive because the groups are small (max 4 participants), the instructors are excellent, and all diving equipment usage is included.

⤷ Check Availability and Book PADI Certification 🤿

6. Explore Downtown Tamarindo

The 36 Best Things to Do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

The downtown area of Tamarindo is very walkable and is filled with shops and restaurants. We love to wander around here to find souvenirs, surf-style clothes, and artisan products. 

7. Take a Fishing Tour

fish boat costa rica

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  2 hours 30 minutes | ✅ Book it!

​Thomas is big into fishing, so he loves to book half-day or full-day sport fishing trips, no matter where we are in Costa Rica. 

From Tamarindo, it is possible to take half or full-day fishing trips either inshore or deep sea.

We suggest booking your trip with Captain Noah of Sea Breeze Fishing.

You might catch sailfish, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, marlin, and more!

Booking Your Trip with Captain Noah of Sea Breeze Fishing

8. Visit Palo Verde National Park

palo verde

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  6 hours | ✅ Book it!

Palo Verde National Park is located inland from Tamarindo in the flatlands of Costa Rica.

You can easily drive here on your own, but the only way to access the park is with a riverboat tour.

So, in our opinion, it is often easier to book a tour with transportation included from Tamarindo.

Our go-to tour from Tamarindo will take you in air-conditioned transportation to Rio Tempisque in the Palo Verde National Park.

Here you will board a comfortable boat for a ride down the river. Along the way, you might see various birds, monkeys, iguanas, and more.

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your Palo Verde Tour

If you rather drive yourself, we suggest setting up your boat tour with El Viejo Wetlands. They have some really fun combo tours available including one with a rum tasting. Plus, their property is so beautiful.  

9. Take a Fun-Filled Combo Tour

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  10 hours | ✅ Book it!

We love combo tour day trips! They are a good way to enjoy multiple activities in one action-packed filled day.

One of our favorite full-day tours from Tamarindo will take you up to Hacienda Guacheplin at the base of Rincon de la Vieja volcano

Here you will enjoy a fun day of zip lining, river tubing, and horseback riding among the lush rainforest.

Transportation from Tamarindo and a delicious buffet lunch are also included. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book the Fun Filled Combo Tour

10. Enjoy the Sunday Funday Party Bus

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  7 hours | ✅ Book it!

If you are looking for a fun experience and want to meet other travelers, the Sunday Funday party bus will be perfect for you.

This tour includes stops at a fun hotel and a bar. You will have the chance to go swimming in a luxurious pool, play beach games, enjoy a beach bonfire, and get discounts on food and drinks.

It’s a really great time!

⤷ Check Availability and Book the Sunday Funday Party Bus

11. Spend the Day at a Resort

⭐️ RATING: 9.4/10 Stars on Resort Pass | ✅ Book it!

Have you ever heard of Resort Pass? If not, it is a website that allows you to book day passes to luxury resorts. 

JW Marriott is a luxury resort located just south of Tamarindo.

With Resort Pass you can book a full day here that includes; use of the luxurious outdoor pool, hot tub access, pool and beach lounge chairs (first come, first serve), poolside service with food and drinks available for purchase, and $35 food and beverage credit per adult and $15 credit per child for Azul grill and Azul pool bar. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your Resort Pass

12. Explore Nearby Beaches and Towns

playas flamingo november

Tamarindo is surrounded by other unique beaches and beach towns that we definitely suggest exploring. This section of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is so beautiful! 

If you have a rental car, we suggest heading north to Playa Grande, Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, and Las Catalinas.

Playa Flamingo is often considered one of the best beaches in Costa Rica due to its bright turquoise waters and fine white sand. 

Or, you can head south and check out Playa Langosta and Playa Avellanas

All of these beaches are within an hour drive of Tamarindo.

13. Visit Rio Celeste

rio celeste

Rio Celeste is a bright blue river and waterfall located inside Tenorio National Park. This is one of those things that you have to see to really believe. It’s just so amazing!

You can visit here on your own with a rental car as a day trip, but this is something I actually suggest booking a day tour for if coming from Tamarindo. The reason is, it’s a long drive for a day trip. It will take you about 3 hours to drive here. 

However, with a day tour you can sit back and relax while someone else does the driving. 

We suggest the Rio Celeste Combo Tour by Blue Zone Tours. This tour includes transportation from Tamarindo, hiking at Rio Celeste, river tubing, a delicious traditional lunch, and a stop at an animal sanctuary. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book the Rio Celeste Tour

14. Visit Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

rincon de la vieja

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is an active volcano located north of the Liberia International Airport.

There are several nice hikes here including trails with waterfall views and spots with bubbling volcanic pools. 

If you have a rental car, you can drive yourself to the national park. 

Alternatively, you can book a day trip with transportation included. We suggest this day tour led by Native’s Way Costa Rica. It includes transportation from your Tamarindo area hotel, a 3-hour hike, a tasty Costa Rican lunch, and a soak in a volcanic mud bath. 

The last time Thomas and I were there, we did the volcanic mud bath and we were both surprised at how weirdly amazing we felt after. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Tour 🌋

15. Take a Full Day Tour to Nicaragua

The 36 Best Things to Do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  15 hours | ✅ Book it!

If you would like the chance to say you visited two countries on your Costa Rica vacation, this is a great tour option for you.

This day tour to Nicaragua includes transportation, help with the border crossings, exploration of Grenada, a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua, breakfast, and lunch.

Just note that this is a long day. The tour lasts about 15 hours. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your Day Tour to Nicaragua

16. Take a Turtle Watching Night Tours with an Expert Naturalist

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  4 hours | ✅ Book it!

Just north of Tamarindo is the small town of Playa Grande. The beach here is a protected area known as Marino las Baulas National Park.

Here, you can sometimes see Olive Ridley sea turtles laying their eggs or baby sea turtles hatching. Occasionally you might even see Leatherback turtles (but it is pretty rare). 

On this evening tour, you will visit several beaches in the surrounding area with an experienced guide to hopefully see turtles laying their eggs. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Turtle Night Tour

17. Take a Traditional Cooking Class

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  2 hours | ✅ Book it!

Cooking classes are always fun!

This class is led by Chef Astanda who will help you prepare a full traditional Costa Rican meal. Some things you might prepare are; ceviche, a casado, traditional fruit juice, and Costa Rican rice pudding.


This is such a unique experience and a great way to combine culture with some delicious food.

⤷ Check Availability and Book the Traditional Cooking Class

18. Watch the Sunset

tamarindo sunset

Playa Tamarindo is a great place to relax and soak up the sunset views. The sun sets every evening between 5:15 and 6pm. 

We like to grab a drink or two and sit on the beach to watch the sun set before dinner.

Alternatively, you can make reservations for an early dinner at one of the many great local restaurants along the beach. Then you can enjoy dinner with a sunset show. 

19. Tamarindo Kayaking Tour

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  2 hours 30 minutes | ✅ Book it!

We love kayaking! It’s always a peaceful way to enjoy the Pacific Ocean while also getting a decent workout.

This Tamarindo kayak tour will take you with a skilled guide to Captain Island. Here you will have the chance to go snorkeling.

It is possible to go on either single or double kayaks for this water sports adventure.

⤷ Check Availability and Book Kayak Tour

20. Take a Craft Beer Tour

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  6 hours | ✅ Book it!

If you are a craft beer lover, this tour is for you! This tour is a bit pricey, but it’s awesome! I suggest this for a group of friends, family, or a bachelor/ bachelorette party. 

First, you will get picked up in the only 4×4 limo in Costa Rica. You will then visit three breweries and sample up to 12 beers.

The best part though is really the guides. They will tell you all about Costa Rica and share so much insight. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Craft Beer Tour 🍺

21. Visit Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

llanos de cortez waterfall

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall is an impressive fall located near Liberia, Costa Rica. This is a very family-friendly spot that you can easily spend several hours at.

It is possible to swim under the falls and the sandy beach area is great for setting up a little picnic. You can easily visit this place on your own with a rental car.

If you do not have a rental car, you can arrange a day tour with transportation included.

We highly suggest this tour which combines Rio Celeste Hiking, a visit to a sloth sanctuary, Llanos de Cortes Waterfall, and a delicious lunch; all in one action-packed and fun day. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Llanos de Cortez Waterfall Tour

22. Go Ziplining

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  1 to 2 hours | ✅ Book it!

Zip lining is one of those “must do” Costa Rica experiences. There are several great zip-lining opportunities throughout the country.

If you would like a really great experience near Tamarindo, we suggest Pinilla Canopy Tour. This tour DOES NOT include transportation, so you will need to drive yourself to the Pinilla Canopy Tour headquarters. 

During your fun day, you will get to enjoy ziplining on multiple cables, a nice hanging bridge walk, a Tarzan swing, and an optional free-fall.

⤷ Check Availability and Book Ziplining Adventure

23. Tamarindo Bar Crawl Experience

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  5 hours | ✅ Book it!

Want to check out all the fun bars in Tamarindo, listen to some live music, and try some typical beers and cocktails?

The Tamarindo bar crawl might be perfect for you! Plus, you will definitely get to know other travelers.

This tour starts at Selina Hotel and then goes to 3 other fun places in Tamarindo. Shots are included and there are drink deals at each place.

⤷ Check Availability and Book Tamarindo Bar Crawl

24. Take a Private Nature Tour

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  7 to 10 hours | ✅ Book it!

Would you like to see a lot of local wildlife in their natural habitat? A private nature tour might be the best way to do that!

On this fun day with an experienced (and seriously amazing) guide you will visit Llanos de Cortez waterfall, take a relaxing river float down the Corobici River, and walk in a private nature reserve.

During your trip, you might see many different birds including; kingfishers, egrets, wood storks, ospreys, trogons, and herons. You might also see a lot of wildlife such as; howler monkeys, coatis, sloths, and so much more!

⤷ Check Availability and Book the Private Nature Tour

25. Head South to Ostional


Ostional is a beach that is known as an olive ridley turtle nesting site. Sea turtles typically come here about once a month in large groups to lay their eggs.

The best time to experience this is typically between September and late November. The picture above is from a time we were there in mid-November, and as you can see the beach is just absolutely filled with turtles. 

For more info, check out our guide to Ostional

26. Get a Massage

When you are on vacation you definitely deserve to relax. There are multiple spas that offer massages in Tamarindo and most of them are excellent.

Our personal favorite spa is called Sibou. The facilities here are amazing! 

Here you can book spa days, massages, body scrubs, facials, and more!

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your Massage

27. Take a Day Trip to Diamonte

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  3+ hours | ✅ Book it!

Diamonte is an adventure park located about an hour north of Tamarindo. This is a great spot for families who want to do a lot of activities in one place.

With an all-day access pass, you will get to: 

– Participate in five dual ziplines, hanging bridges, Tarzan swing, and nature trails 

– Go stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and relaxing in hammocks 

– Explore the animal sanctuary, butterfly garden, and botanical garden 

– Enjoy an included Buffet lunch, coffee, and fruit drinks included 

One of the best parts is that this is self-guided so you can do everything at your own pace

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your Ticket to Diamonte

28. Visit La Leona Waterfall

La Leona is a bright blue waterfall and river located near Rincon de la Vieja National Park.

This fun day trip includes transportation, lunch and drinks, a guided hike (note it is somewhat strenuous and best for intermediate hikers), and swimming to the waterfall.

It’s an adventure and it’s awesome!

⤷ Check Availability and Book Tour to La Leona Waterfall

29. Try Out All the Delicious Restaurants

lolas restaurant in playa avelanas

Tamarindo is one of those towns that has a bit of everything for all food palates and budgets.

If you like fish, Tamarindo is a great place to enjoy some delicious freshly caught tuna, snapper, or whatever is in season.

We also love all the places located along the beach for relaxed vibes and nice views.

Check out our guide to Tamarindo for all the best restaurant options

30. Horseback Riding in Tamarindo Beach

horseback tamarindo

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  1 hour | ✅ Book it!

Going on a horseback riding trip with a guide is the perfect way to enjoy the long Tamarindo Beach with Pacific Ocean views. 

Typically, it is possible to find someone with horses at the beach who is happy to lead you on a tour. Alternatively, you can pre-book your private experience below. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Horseback Riding Tour

31. Take a Yoga Class

tamarindo yoga

If you want to do some yoga while in Tamarindo, you can always head to the beach and enjoy some yoga on your own.

Alternatively, you can take a yoga class.

We suggest arranging your class with Ser Om Shanti Yoga Studio.

They offer both open-air beach-front classes as well as indoor classes in downtown Tamarindo.

Also, classes are taught in English.  

⤷ Check Availability and Book Your Yoga Class 🧘🏽

32. Take an Estuary Tour

tamarindo estuary

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  2 hours | ✅ Book it!

I debated putting this activity on this list because we have not done it ourselves and we have heard mixed things about the tour. 

This estuary tour goes through the riverways just north of Tamarindo among mangrove forests. Along the way, you might see crocodiles, monkeys, a variety of bird species, and various other wildlife. 

The reason I debated including it on this list is because some people feel it is a boring tour and very slow-moving. 

However, maybe you want something relaxing that isn’t high adrenaline. If yes, this tour might be perfect for you.

A lot of the negative reviews were from people with young kids who said their kids got bored. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book the Estuary Tour 🐊

33. Go WhiteWater Rafting

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  10 hours | ✅ Book it!

If you are interested in an adrenaline-pumping adventure, white-water rafting might be perfect for you. 

From Tamarindo, the white water rafting tour is done on class III – IV rapids. So, you should be in decent physical shape and have some rafting experience before participating.

This tour includes transportation, 2.5 hours of rafting down the Tenorio River, and a traditional Costa Rican lunch. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book White Water Rafting Tour

34. Enjoy the Tamarindo Nightlife Scene

Tamarindo is known for its vibrant nightlife scene.

We are not the best people to advise you on this because we are more likely to visit a bar and be in bed by 11pm, but if you ask at your hotel or just walk around downtown in the evening, you will find plenty of great options. 

35. Check Out the Farmers Market


Going to a farmers market is one of our favorite things to do in Costa Rica. It’s a great way to get a feel for local culture and pick up some excellent fresh produce.

We go to our local market in San Jose every Saturday morning to buy all our fresh fruits and vegetables for the week. 

In Tamarindo, the farmers market also takes place every Saturday morning. We definitely suggest buying some unusual tropical fruits that you have likely never seen before.  

36. Rent a 4 Seat Golf Cart Rental with Delivery

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars on Viator | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  1 to 14 days | ✅ Book it!

A golf cart is always a good way to get around in Tamarindo. We suggest renting one of these if you are staying pretty much anywhere in the Tamarindo/ Playa Langosta area.

The carts have all-terrain wheels, so you don’t need to worry too much about driving on the sometimes questionable roads here. 

⤷ Check Availability and Book Golf Cart Rental

Other Things to Note About Things to Do in Tamarindo

Here are a few things you need to know before visiting Tamarindo. For more info, check out our complete Tamarindo Travel Guide.

Tamarindo Seasons

Keep in mind that there is a dry season and a rainy season in Costa Rica. The dry season (December through late April) is also referred to as the peak season.

Because Tamarindo is such a popular beach town, it can be very crowded during the dry season. It is also best to book your activities somewhat early.

During the rainy season, prices go down and the town thins out a bit. It is usually easier to book activities somewhat last minute during the rainy season. 

Tamarindo Transportation

I tried to include a mix of activities that you can do on your own with a rental car and day tours for those of you who are not planning to rent a car. 

If you would like to rent a car, I highly suggest doing so. It is by far the best way to easily get around the country and explore new things.

Our favorite rental car company in Costa Rica is called Adobe. They have given us a 10% discount plus other great perks to pass on to you.

You can get all the details and get your rental car discount here.

However, downtown Tamarindo is very walkable. You can also easily stay in Tamarindo and walk to any stores or restaurants you would like. Then, book day tours for all activities.

Safety During Activities

I tried to only include activities in this list that I know have a high standard of safety and a good reputation. However, if something feels off to you during any of your activities in Costa Rica, always trust your instinct.

In reality, your biggest safety issue will probably be the sun, especially on full day tours. The sun is powerful here! Load up on all the SPF 50, wear a sun-blocking hat, and wear breathable lightweight fabrics that can cover your skin.

Number of Days in Tamarindo

Tamarindo is one of those places that can easily be used as a jumping-off point for so many fun activities.

I suggest spending about 3 nights here, but you could easily also spend a lot longer here and never get bored.

Should You Visit Tamarindo?

I think deciding if Tamarindo is right for you depends on your travel style. We find the downtown area a little too busy and lacking that typical Costa Rican charm. However, it is a great spot to have lots of options at your fingertips.

The Best Ways to Book Activities

A lot of the activities I included on this list are from Viator. We like Viator because they offer a comprehensive overview of a lot of fun things to do in the Tamarindo area. We also like the security that comes with booking through a well-known site like Viator.

We have come across a lot of websites for activities in Costa Rica that do not look overly secure for entering credit card information in order to secure a booking. Viator alleviates that fear. Also, a lot of the activities have really good cancellation policies.

So, in other words, you are still supporting local companies by booking their activities but with the backing of a big company like Viator.

Also, I tried to include a lot of activities you can do on your own if you have a rental car. This is always nice so you can go at your own pace and don’t need to depend on the rest of your tour group.

Conclusion: Things to Do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

In conclusion, there are TONS of different activity options in Tamarindo. It is a great place to set up as your base for your trip to Costa Rica.

If you have any questions about planning your trip to Tamarindo, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section below. We are always happy to help you with your planning!

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