Local Activities in Tamarindo Beach
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The abundance of activities available in Tamarindo is amazing. Although you may decide to visit Tamarindo and simply relax, we guarantee that something we offer here will peak your interest and get you off the lounge chair!
The warm waters and abundant waves of the Pacific Ocean attract surfers from around the world. Tamarindo is a favorite destination for surfers of all ages and skill levels because of the many different beach breaks and river mouths in the area. Special destinations such as Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point are only a short distance from Tamarindo and attract the most avid surfers.
Tamarindo is world renown for blue water sport fishing. Many of the captains here are pioneers in this area and their conservation minded “catch and release” policies are among the best in Costa Rica. Many record catches of marlin, sail and giant tuna have been made off these shores. Whether you want deep-sea fishing or in-shore reef fishing, our boats and captains can accommodate you.
The Santa Catalinas, just north of Tamarindo Bay, offers an incredible diving experience. You will see huge schools of tuna, barracuda, Eagle and Spotted rays, and if you are lucky, giant manta rays. Snorkeling , you will see a variety of tropical fish, eels, starfish, octopus, seahorses and lobsters.
Experience the jungle a whole new way! Canopy tours have become very popular in Costa Rica and you will find several in the area. These tours use zip lines to get you from one platform to another, which are usually high above the jungle floor. They are safe and a true adrenaline rush!
Tamarindo is located in the center of the Las Baulas National Marine Park, which is a nesting ground for the Giant Leatherback turtles. The turtles nest from November to March, coming onto the beach at night with the tide. To see this incredible process, you must reserve a tour with a guide in advance, as the number of people allowed on the beach is limited.
Tamarindo is fast becoming a golf destination with two world-class golf courses within 30 minutes of town. The new Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course, a Michael Young Design course, offers ocean views on the back nine. The Garra de Leon Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, is the host of many Costa Rican tournaments and is known for its spectacular views and abundant wildlife. The Las Colinas course on Playa Grande is a nice, easy course with great views of the ocean.
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