Outdoor activities in Tamarindo

Top Outdoor Activities in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Outdoor Activities in Tamarindo

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Adventure Tours
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$135.00
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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$135.00
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6+ hours
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$125.00
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Adventure Tours
2–4 hours
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$75.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$230.00
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Walking Tours
6+ hours
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$140.00
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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$67.00
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Full-day Tours
9–10 hours
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$155.00
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5 hours
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$475.00
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1–2 hours
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$65.00
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6+ hours
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$110.00
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1–2 hours
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$55.00
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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  • Garrett C
    1 contribution
    This was a fantastic day trip. The food was great, the activities were fantastic, and relaxing in the hot springs later in the day was amazing.
    If you are in Guanacaste with a day to kill this is the tour for you.
    Written May 19, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Deids
    Richland, WA125 contributions
    Absolutely love the trip to the waterfalls and to the sloth sanctuary with Jorge. Shuttle arrived on time and was well equipped and comfortable. I enjoyed the stop at El Jardine for souvenirs and breakfast. Absolutely loved the curated hike through the rainforest and the beautiful Reault Celeste waterfall that was bright blue for our visit. I would recommend that anyone with any health issues avoid the steps going up and down to the waterfall. Truly enjoyed the sloth sanctuary with Daniel as our guide. Saw many sloths, green tree toads, red dart frogs, and many beautiful plants. Enjoyed also the waterfall at the end of the trip. Was quite refreshing. Would recommend water shoes as the little fish were eating the little pieces of dry skin on the bottom of my feet which was weird. All in all a great day with great people and a beautiful country. My only regret is that I didn’t buy the poncho before heading into the rainforest.
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Ilene L
    United States4 contributions
    Such a great trip. Long day but well worth it. Ask for Santo. Helped us avoid the crowd So knowledgeable and so nice to spend the day with. Definitely recommend.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Marlane R
    6 contributions
    Abel and Jose were fantastic! Easy learning and safe. Helmets and goggles. Took a route that brought us to 3 different beaches. Monkeys. Great experience! Would do this every trip
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • DanJ1
    2 contributions
    A great trip if you’re in Tamarindo. The estuary was so beautiful. We went in the morning which was great as it meant we had the afternoon free. Our guide was really funny and knowledgeable - we saw monkeys, a croc, an iguana and lots of different birds. It’s pure luck for what you see on the day, but even if we didn’t see anything, the tour itself was relaxing and well worth doing.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Matt C
    2 contributions
    We packed so much into one day! We had a great breakfast, saw two volcanos (one active, one dormant), had a really awesome lunch and explored the nearby market, and then spent the rest of the day in Granada. We finished up with a boat ride through the islands around Lake Nicaragua which was incredible. Definitely recommended.

    To say that the staff went above and beyond would be an understatment. Loved everyone I interacted with!

    Minor note but there is a good amount of time in the van, so if you get carsick, this may not be the trip for you.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Thais Villarreal
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica4 contributions
    I went on the tour with a friend, it was incredible, the nature in Monteverde is magnificent, the zip line was great, I had a lot of fun, they took us to eat at a Tico-style restaurant, everything was very tasty! I hope to come back soon
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • Derick A
    2 contributions
    My wife and I book a relatively impromptu tour while we were in Tamarindo and it was super easy to book, they picked us up at our hotel and it was very affordable. Carlos was our driver and he was incredibly friendly. We got lucky and had the guide to ourselves so it was a nice excursion. While out riding, one of the ATVs broke down while I was riding it but they had another one delivered in a few minutes. I'm very comfortable on motorcycles and ATVs but my wife is not. Eric the guide showed her how to use it (clutchless automatics). She was comfortable enough to ride her own all day and did very well. We rode through some of the neighborhoods near the rental garage and then headed towards the beach. Eric took us to some really cool beaches that were completely empty and insanely beautiful. We went to a few more beaches and through the woods. We saw howler monkeys while riding. It was a great way to spend a few hours. I was worried about footwear so I wore shoes but it can be done in sandals. You might get muddy so consider bringing a spare shirt/shorts. If its dry you might want a bandana.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Kay D
    3 contributions
    Had a great time on this tour! Excellent service from start to finish, everyone we came in contact with was awesome! This excursion is an all day event, be prepared to get home late! I Would definitely book with this company again!
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • Charles L
    15 contributions
    Darcy & Noah showed us a great time. Caught great tasting tuna. A fun time w great people. Veery reasonable.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Stacey T
    1 contribution
    The tour guide jafel on the ATV, was amazing he took his time with the tutorial, stop to take pictures, let us stay on the beach and enjoy the water. Will use them again when I come back.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • David J
    9 contributions
    The whole white rafting experience was Awesome with a capital "A!" It seemed both dangerous and safe (how is that possible?) at the same time. Me and my boat mate were guided by Captain Flip who's main goal is to keep you IN the water more than you're IN the boat...you can see how much I enjoyed it in the photo as I am literally giving a Thumbs UP while completely submerged in the roaring white water of a Class #4 rapids...and the Casado afterwards--I suggest the pork chop as your protein--is a great follow-up to an even better adventure...be advised, it takes some trekking to get to this wondrous spot so if you're staying in Tamarindo, as I was, it'll take you around 3 1/2 hours to get to the river and then a little longer back because of late day traffic...so, settle in for a long commute but the middle part of the day will blow your mind...fantastic!
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • Shannon M
    4 contributions
    The crew were amazing. We had the best day on the Athena. The food was so good n the staff were so attentive to us! Highly recommend, definitely worth the money to go private!
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • Michelle H
    8 contributions
    So much fun! We absolutely loved having so many activities packed into one day. Zip lining was an adrenaline rush and water tubing was a blast. The driver, Rainer, was so kind and friendly… the adventure guides were also very kind and extremely good about keeping us safe. It was so nice to end our day with mud cover and hanging in the spring tub. Definitely would recommend!
    Written February 10, 2022
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  • Ruben A
    2 contributions
    Amazing family adventure! Our guides were amazing and ensured that our family had fun in a safe manner. I was very nervous about letting my young kids go on the zip line, but the tour guides took so many safety measures that we all ended up loving the whole experience. We got to enjoy the zip lines along with seeing howler monkeys and breathtaking views. Monkey Jungle is a must-do when experiencing the best of Cost Rica.
    Written April 30, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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