How to Spend Your Holiday in Tamarindo Costa Rica Tamarindo is a beach town in the Province of Guanacaste located on the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s Northern Pacific Coast. Are you planning to visit Playa Tamarindo during your Costa Rica vacation? If you are a first-timer in Tamarindo and you need help in planning your trip, we have some great tips we can share for you to know the things you can do when you get there. There are fun and exciting things you can do in Tamarindo like beach hop, horseback riding, zip-lining, estuary boat ride, sport fishing, national park day trips, stand up paddle board or surf, surfing, sunset sailing, ATV and watch sunset on the beach. One of Costa Rica’s premiere surfing beaches is Tamarindo which is ideal for beginners because of its consistent waves you can catch every day. You don’t have to worry if you never popped up on a surfing board before, because there are many surf shops and surf camps offering surfing lessons for locals and tourists. A group lesson usually costs around $40 to $45 for two hours, surfboard rental costs around $20 to $30 for twenty-four hours and there are many surf shops that offer promos and good deals for long term board rental. Since Tamarindo is along beach there are intermediate and professional sizes of waves for experienced surfers as well, so everyone who wants to surf will really enjoy their stay. Aside from being a long beach, Tamarindo is actually a large mangrove and estuary just right next to the beach, where locals set up kayak rentals and boat tours for visitors to explore and see wildlife such as crocodiles, birds, and monkeys. Tamarindo is also the perfect place to experience zip lining, so you can fly from mountain to mountain, through the trees, and over the rivers. For extreme adrenaline rush, canopy tours are available just right outside Tamarindo to address all excitement levels. A sailing trip is one of the best ways to experience Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. You can also enjoy a morning or sunset tour and snorkel, view different beaches and enjoy the open ocean. You will see turtles, dolphins or even whales and you will also enjoy cruises with your family and friends. All year round, Tamarindo offers great fishing so you can head out to the deep blue sea and wrestle huge fish such as marlin, mahi-mahi, sailfish, roosterfish and more. SUP or stand up paddle board or surf is a great exercise for you which is very popular in Tamarindo, and a great alternative to surfing. Enjoy horseback riding in this cowboy country along the beach to watch the sunset or take a longer journey up to the mountain. There are many vacation rentals in Tamarindo you can choose from budget-friendly to the most sophisticated luxury apartments, lodges, and hotels.Why not learn more about Trips?