Costa Rica Tamarindo Tour

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Costa Rica Tamarindo Tour

Tamarindo is a beach town in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province, on the Pacific coast of Nicoya Peninsula. It is known for Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge, the saltwater jungle with abundant mangroves and estuaries. Boat tours and kayak trips are an excellent way to spot wildlife including ospreys, herons and kingfishers in addition to howler monkeys and coatimundis. Across the wildlife refuge is Playa Grande, ideal for surfing by both novices and professionals. Just north of town is the Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, where leatherback turtles come ashore to lay eggs. 

Begin with a private tour Arenal Volcano. This is an activity destination with options for Arenal Sky Tram & Sky Trek, white water rafting on Río Toro and more. Monteverde is known for its Cloud Forest, Suspension Bridges, and the Butterfly Garden. Take tour with expert guides to see over 500 bird species that live here. Then relax on Tamarindo beach. Once a quiet fishing hamlet, Tamarindo has evolved to be Costa Rica’s top surf and party destination.  

And, experience San Jose, Arenal and Monteverde National Parks. 

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available.
  • Depart whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Costa Rica Tamarindo Tour

San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 01 – Arrive
San José Meet and greet at Juan Santamaria International airport and private transfer to your hotel in San José.
Overnight at hotel of your choice.

Day 02 – Tour
Arenal Take a private tour Arenal Volcano. On the way to La Fortuna, stop in Sarchi, the country's most famous crafts and souvenir town. Lunch is at a cozy restaurant with excellent view of the volcano. After lunch, visit the Arenal Lake and end the afternoon at one of the best thermal hot springs where you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 03 – At Leisure
Arenal Today is at leisure to relax and explore the area on your own or to take an optional tour.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Optional suggested tours

Arenal Sky Tram & Sky Trek:
This tour is for all ages. The slow-paced Sky Tram gondolas soar smoothly, offering impressive views of the rainforest, the Arenal volcano and the lake. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, the ride takes around 20 minutes with the possibility of short stops to take one-of-a-kind photographs or to spot a tropical bird. The canopy tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables with a total length of 1.7 miles and a maximum height of 660 feet.

Río Toro Rafting, class III – IV: The Río Toro offers over 45 continuous and exciting rapids along more than 16 kilometres of deep-canyon gorges and waterfalls, where sloths, monkeys and tropical birds, such as toucans can easily be observed. This 2-3 hour adventure will have stops along the way for a nice, tropical fruit break and a typical lunch is included after the rafting.

Day 04 – Transfer
Monteverde Take a shared boat transfer aboard a very comfortable and safe pontoon boat on Arenal Lake to Monteverde. After, crossing the lake, that takes about 30 to 40 minutes, you will arrive at Río Chiquito, a little town. From here you will travel by bus (2 hr) to a selected hotel in Monteverde.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 05 – Cloud Forest
Monteverde Today we take an Adventure Combo Tour in Selvatura, including Canopy Tour, Suspension Bridges, and visit the Butterfly Garden.

Selvatura Park is a cloud forest conservation project where a wide variety of tours are hosted. Visitors can glide through cables and zip lines through the cloud forest or take the Treetop Walkways consisting of a 3-kilometre trail and eight different bridges. The park also has a butterfly garden hosting more than 50 different species of butterflies and a hummingbird garden, a treat for photography lovers and a spectacular show for anyone who loves nature.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Optional suggested tour
Monteverde Morning Tour: One of the main attractions of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is its 13-kilometer network of trails. The early morning walk is best to see some of the 500 bird species that live here, including the majestic quetzal and the three-wattle bellbird, 120 species of reptiles and amphibians and more than 3000 plants and orchids.

Day 06 – Transfer
Tamarindo Beach Shared transfer to Tamarindo Beach. Duration –  5 hours approx.

Once a quiet fishing hamlet, Tamarindo has evolved to be Costa Rica’s top surf and party destination.  Located on the central west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Tamarindo offers unspoiled beaches and incredible biodiversity in a range of accommodations. Perhaps Tamarindo’s greatest appeal is its proximity to the Las Baulas National Park, which has a dazzling protected forest, including abundant mangroves and estuaries.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 07 – At Leisure
Tamarindo Beach Day at leisure to relax at the beach or to take an optional tour.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Optional suggested tour
Rincón de la Vieja National Park: The hiking tour takes about two hours. During this hiking, you will get to see the secondary Saterfall, which is about 60 meters high and is located on a rocky terrain devastated by the volcanic eruptions. The tour not only provides the opportunity to appreciate Rincon de la Vieja´s geothermal wonders, it also allows a close view of an ancient forest hundreds of years old. Huge trees protect spider monkeys, leaf-cutter ants, toucans and all kind of great and small creatures.

Day 08 – Transfer
San José Take a shuttle transfer back to San José. Duration –  5 hours approx.
Overnight at hotel of your choice (B)

Day 09 –  Depart
San José Take a private transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport for your onward flight.

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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There The easiest way to get to Costa Rica from the UK is via the US or Madrid, with connecting flights to San José. Continental has flights from the UK via Newark and Houston, while American Airlines flies via JFK, Dallas or Miami, and United via New York or Houston: of the three, Continental generally has the lowest fares and offers an excellent service with swift connections. Iberia’s flights via Madrid are one of the quicker routings. 

When to go December through April is the high season in Costa Rica when the weather is at its most pleasant. It is also the dry season, and one can mostly depend on clear, sunny days. There is a brief dry spell from February to April but it's worthwhile to visit in April-May.

May through October: The rainy season in Costa Rica takes a while to get started in May, often diminishing for a couple of weeks in June or July. The brunt of the rain however falls on the Caribbean coast, giving the Pacific a much more arid climate. The only really rainy months in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast are October and November, and on the Atlantic coast, the only predictably dry months are September and October. October to December is also a good time to visit Costa Rica when things are much quieter and when the weather is still good.