Exciting Things to Do in Tamarindo

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Exciting Things to Do in Tamarindo for Thrill Seekers

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  • Kari W
    Denver, CO1 contribution
    Beautiful, wide beach with typically gentle waves. Lovely for a stroll or to sit and watch the beginner surfers.
    Written June 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Seaworthy-Charters
    Dana Point, CA142 contributions
    We took a family vacation to Costa Rica and since we run a fishing charter business ourselves, we wanted to fish the local waters. Signed up for a 3/4 fishing trip with a local team and took the entire family. The guys were great and took us to some of their favorite spots. Caught all kinds of fish, made great memories, and had the best day on the water! Thank you!
    Written October 28, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Terry L
    Los Angeles, CA85 contributions
    Nice comfortable beach for most part. We decided to pay $30 to have an umbrella and 2 lounge chairs and drink/ snack service from Jeffrey from Lolas
    Beach has a big hidden rocky area that can make it tricky to walk into water. Surf school hut available
    Water was comfortably warm. Not crowded. It’s about halfway between Playa Negra and a tamarindo
    Written April 30, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Martin11250507
    Alma, AR71 contributions
    My husband and I enjoyed the 11 different zip lines. The guides were friendly, funny and easy to understand. I even got to go upside down on one of the longest runs; what a thrill. The views were mainly of the ranch. We saw iguanas and howler monkeys. Several of the runs were very long which we enjoyed and there was little hiking between each one.
    Written April 2, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Alfredo S
    Oranjestad, Aruba1 contribution
    The Signature Adventure was so SWEET!

    Epic times with my friends in some of the most amazing places I’ve been in Costa Rica.
    I’m from CR and taking this tour was a great way to go on epic adventures for a sweet price.
    I recommend everyone to go touring with this guys, local and foreign.
    Written June 13, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ConditL
    1 contribution
    My husband and I had an AMAZING fishing trip with Go Fish Costa Rica! The owners, Steve and Liisa, were very helpful and easy to work with through the entire booking process and trip. They asked us questions to personalize our trip and get us on the right boat for us. Once we arrived, they met us at the marina and introduced us to our Captain, who was very knowledgeable about what was 'biting'. We caught 15 tuna!! We ended up booking a ziplining tour with them while we were there as well. It was so fun. If you are looking to fish in Costa Rica or book tours (zip lining/ATV, etc), this is definitely the company to go with. Top notch service.
    Written June 21, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Peter D
    1 contribution
    Went diving near the Catalina islands with Tamadive. It had been a while since we were last on the water but Remo made us feel super comfortable. The equipment is top notch, the boat was very comfortable and roomy and both dives were amazing. We saw everything we’d had hoped to see. In between the two dives we even saw a whale with calf at the surface. Super experience!!!
    Written October 3, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Dani O
    2 contributions
    Eric took us two beginner swiss cheese surfers to different beaches and showed us the way of the wave in an afternoon and early morning session. Just a very helpful and nice guy, full of knowledge and passion for surfing!
    Written June 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Shaina J
    1 contribution
    The staff at Pacific Coast Dive were so kind and made the trip so fun. The boat ride to the snorkeling site was beautiful and it was nice to get farther out into the ocean to swim
    Written June 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Joel I
    2 contributions
    I had an out of this world experience with Nico ! I did two dives with him and we saw so many incredible things, sharks, turtles, rays, lots of dolphins ! He was really friendly and a great person to dive with. Day two I took my girlfriend to do the discover scuba dive and he was extremely helpful and patient in teaching her the basics. Outstanding experience overall. Diving in tamarindo is something I will never forget.
    Written May 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Craig W
    6 contributions
    Willy Vega is a magician! He found us fish when other boats were catching nothing near us! We caught a 40+ pound amberjack, a yellowfin, two tuna mackerels and two skipjacks in just a few hours! It fed my family for 3 days and we still gave lots away. After 4 hours we were exhausted and Willy wanted to keep fishing. That man loves to fish! We were catching nothing in the first 45 minutes, so he kept changing strategies until he found the right combinations of techniques that got us reeling in fish after fish after fish. Tamarindo Tours Discovery is worth every penny! Thank you Willy!
    Written June 21, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Allison B
    1 contribution
    A friend praised Edgar highly so I got surf lessons for my grandchildren while we were in Tamarindo. Now I am the one praising Edgar highly. He was amazing. He had my grandson up surfing almost immediately. All the kids enjoyed it very much. He was kind and patient and made sure the kids had a good time while they learned. I highly recommend him and will come back to him next time I am in Costa Rica.
    Written June 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • tannerwenzel
    1 contribution
    Gauthier did a great job! He taught me AIDA 2 and I had a great time. He is knowledgeable and helpful.
    Written June 22, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • skychick12
    Jesup, GA23 contributions
    Activities: Snuba diving, hiking, canyon repelling/rock climbing

    This was my first international solo trip, and WonderAway was such an integral part of why this trip was so successful! I always felt safe and comfortable. The staff is personable, friendly, and are willing to go out of their way to make your trip hassle-free. (One example: My accommodations did not provide a hair dryer, and I was lamenting about that. In an hour, my guide had talked with another staff member who had one I could borrow for the rest of the week.) Their care for and attention to you extends prior to and beyond the activity itself.
    If you have Michael as your guide, then you are doubly blessed! His patience was unending, and his passion for helping others is unmeasurable. His ability to connect with you personally coupled with his charismatic personality guarantees that whatever activity in which you choose to participate will be a memorable one for all of the good reasons.
    Finally, another important reason why this company stands out above the rest is their sincere desire to give back to their community, most specifically to the youth who may not have had the opportunities otherwise that this company can afford them.
    I would 10 out of 10 times use this company for every activity, every trip!
    Written April 12, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Michael G
    3 contributions
    Get Lost in Costa Rica was the best part of our honeymoon! Don really took it to another level with enhancing our experiences with the Rincon Combo Tour, Rio Celeste, ATV’s and Palo Verde. We will go back one day and we will use Get Lost in Costa Rica for more adventures!
    Written June 11, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.