Tamarindo, the Perfect Outdoor Getaway
Escape to the perfect vacation spot in Costa Rica where you will never run out of outdoor activities- travel expert from Costa Rica for Less
An Outdoor´s lover´s Paradise:
Tamarindo is anb outdoor adventure lovers paradise offering crystal waters for water sports and dramatic landscapes for land adventures.
The surf in Tamarindo is perfect whether you are a professional or a beginner. There are dozens of surfing schools to choose from and a grip of hot spots for more avid boarders. Rental materials are reasonably priced and the nightlife in the city complements the stereotypical surfer´s lifestyle.
This Pacific coastal city is considered a world class sport fishing center. Vacationers can charter a boat for the day or of course more. It is a great casting off point to catch blue marlin, sailfish, roosterfish and many other big game sport fish.
White Water Rafting:
There a plenty of white water rafting options that you can book from Tamarindo. The rivers of Tenorio, Colorado and Corobici all offer very different experiences for rafters but all offer a plethora of lush vegetation and extensive wild life. If you want a more serene experience go for the Colorado River trip. If you are up for an excitement ridden tour, try the Tenorio and Corobici river rides.
Kayaking is very popular in Tamarindo. There are different options for different people. You can Kayak the Pacific coast and snorkel whenever you´d like. There are also tours that will take you on the estuary between Tamarindo and Playa Grande. This tour is perfect for the adventure/nature lovers who are looking to enjoy the marine life and biodiversity of Costa Rica.
There is no better way to explore Costa Rica then by horseback. It allows the adventurer to traverse the rugged countryside quickly and off the beaten path. Cutting through small traditional rural villages, crossing vast pastures, climbing hills and cutting through forests is so much better than a car tour on the main road! Also, horseback riding and hiking offer an opportunity to visit hidden waterfalls in this Central American paradise.
Like horseback riding, an ATV offers more mobility than a van tour of the country and a lot more excitement. Ride along the beach at sunset, along the mountainous terrain, through the Golden Coast or even ATV to a canopy tour and back!
For the Eco-tourists there are plenty of canopy tours to zip around on. Artola and Cartagena offer a tropical dry forest atmosphere where you will spot howler monkeys swinging through the trees as you zip past them. If you choose the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano package you will also visit the hot springs on horseback and have a traditional Costa Rican lunch.
Canyon Hacienda Guachipelin Tour:
If you really want to challenge yourself the Canyon Hacienda Tour is perfect for you. You will zip line over the river canyon, rappel down mountain faces and do a little wall climbing to start Next you will be given the opportunity to ride horses to a river bath as you traverse the many ecosystems of Costa Rica.
From Tamarindo, tourists can either travel to the Arenal Volcano and rainforest for a tour or they can travel to the Miravalles Volcano home to the largest geothermal field in Costa Rica. You can even cross the sky walk of Tenorio volcano along the northern Tilaran mountain range which is carpeted in dense rainforests. All are a photographer´s paradise and offer unique wild life and plant species.
These are only a handful of the most popular outdoor activities offered from Tamarindo. The opportunities are endless for nature lovers who want a Costa Rica vacation packed with adventure and fun.
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