If you have ever been to Tamarindo, Costa Rica you know there are a lot of things to do and see in town. This small surf town located on the Pacific side packs a punch on the list of things to do! From surfing to zip lines to estuary tours you will not be bored here. Tamarindo is famous for the Endless Summer movie that was filmed with Robert August d made the town a famous spot to visit for surfers and those wanting to learn how to surf. The 2nd surf film created in the 90s made the t0wn famous for surfing and those wanting to learn surf!
As the town continues to grow there are new and exciting things to experience and explore. Tamarindo is a well-known destination to visit for not only the surfing but for the tourism, nightlife, and nearby attractions. The town is home to an international bucket of expats and local Ticos. With this amazing mix of people, you will see a variety of international cuisine, souvenirs, and live entertainment.
Whether you have been here before, and/or looking to come visit these tours are some of the newest things to do in Tamarindo that you don’t want to miss!
La Senda – Workshops & Music Festivals
While it has been around for years it is now just becoming more open to the public and well known. Located about 20 minutes from Tamarindo is the largest Labyrinth in the world made out of Cactus! Yes, this is true! Even more interesting it is situated on two natural energy pulls.
The owners are from Europe and have been living in the area for years. They graciously open up their doors to strangers that want to walk the labyrinth on their own and take some time to themselves or they host a number of amazing events and workshops.
You can come out and enjoy a farm to table night where chefs will cook dinners from literally right next to you on their farm and serve it up deliciously to the table. There are also a number of spiritual workshops from sound journeys to breathing workshops and more. There is always something truly amazing going on here. Oh, and did we mention they have a natural amphitheater that is home to the Underground Ocaso Festival and for the first time ever the international EDM festival – BPM!
Breweries – From Potrero to Grande to Tamarindo
Get your taste buds ready! As the town and tourism grow, as does the curiosity for IPAs & local brews. Cruise around the area and you can swing by a local brewery in Potrero (about 20 minutes away from Tamarindo), then while you are checking out the surf in Playa Grande swing by Las Olas Brewery for another taste.
Don’t stop there as Tamarindo is home to the first brewery at Volcano Brewing on the beach at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Continue into town towards the Tamarindo Gym where they have now expanded their facilities and created an awesome brew house that you can visit and sit back with a cold IPA or snack on some bar food while swinging in a hammock. Before you leave jump on the half-pipe or play a game of corn hole with friends and family! This a brewery is family and dog-friendly with plenty of space for the pets to run around and there is also kid’s play area full of toys.
Thursday Night Market
Now that you know where the brewery is in town you will know exactly where the Night Market it is located! Every Thursday night from 6 pm to about 9 pm you can visit local vendors, try food from around the globe and enjoy some live music. Just before the brewery, there is a large parking lot that converts into an amazing night market. Vendors set up their booths and sell local goods, jewelry, CBD oil, food, drinks and more! You can wander around and try a little bit of everything and then sit back and enjoy some local live tunes.
This is a must thing to do in Tamarindo if you are here for a Thursday. You will meet new friends (locals and tourists), fill up your belly, and/or take something special back home for a loved one or yourself!
Don’t miss out on one of the best things to do in Tamarindo during your vacation! Getting out on the water is a must. There are a handful of boat tours located in Tamarindo, each one offers a different experience! If you are considering another Tamarindo Catamaran be sure to do your research first. Dream Chaser is a 40-foot Gemini catamaran and is a bit different than all the others! The Dream Chaser offers an amazing layout, local staff, and unforgettable experiences on the open water.
Enter the boat and you will be welcomed by a custom wood tiki bar then flow into a shaded area with leather seats, Free WIFI, Bluetooth and of course an amazing local crew of Ticos!
Then head outside to the front where you can soak up some sun, meet new friends or whale watch while you cruise along the coast. The boat also has a rooftop area where you can sunbathe or jump off of once the boat is anchored. The boat heads out in the morning for a snorkeling tour and again in the afternoon for a sunset tour. You enjoy an open bar, a local meal, noodles, SUP boards, snorkel gear and more. The beaches and coastline provide amazing views and if you are lucky you may see dolphins, turtles and/or whales while you are out.
Dream Chaser also offers private charters that are perfect for a special occasion like an anniversary, birthday, proposal, bachelor(ette) party or just a day out with your friends and/or family!
Thrill-seekers are you out there? If so, make sure to check out this Tamarindo tour that only arrives during a certain time throughout the year. SKY DIVING! Yes, get up there and leap out of a plane above the beautiful coastline and land at the best place possible – Tamarindo beach! If you are a new jumper you will go down tandem and will be able to take home an amazing video of your jump!
If they are not doing jumps in Tamarindo you can still visit them at their home base located dri2 hours from town. The owner, David Major, is an expert jumper with over 39 years of experience. He used to work in Hollywood and even jumped with President Bush. His involvement in the air force ensures his detail with every safety point and you will rest assured you are with the most experienced guy in Costa Rica. Gain a completely different perspective of Costa Rica through the clouds and beautiful skies above.
These are just a few of the new & best things to do in Tamarindo and the surrounding area during your vacation. There is a plethora of other must do that should not be overlooked such as surfing, turtle watching, nearby beaches, etc. You will not run out of things to do or experience in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Take one of the above-mentioned tours and an experience unlike any other in the area!
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