Playa Tamarindo: Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling Tour
- Duration: 4.5 hours
This is a great tour for those who want to see a some amazing features of the Costa Rica!! It was fun to stop in Sarchi and get some amazing CR coffee as well as most things you could imagine at the souvenior shop. Then, we had a 2 hour drive to lunch at La Fortuna (which was delicious) and then to the Arenal viewpoint. Our guide, Eric, was very informative and I learned a lot about CR. Traveler's note: if you come during rainy season (May-November), you run the risk of not being able to see the volcano because of the clouds, but thankfully we could see it!! It was a GREAT view. Only took a 5 minute, inclined walk. If you enjoy beautiful gardens, hot tubing, and delicious food, the Tabacon Hot Springs are also for YOU!! Truly picturesque at the 5-star hotel. We had 3 hours there, but only spent two hours in the springs. There is also a spa available, but I'm sure that costs extra. You get a locker with a key to keep your stuff safe. Definitely go!! I had a great time even going alone!
Our experience was good but we were stood up on the first confirmed date. We were all up at 4 :30 am to meet our bus at 5:30 but no show that day because the driver couldn’t find us. We chose date and enjoyed our day. The hot springs we went to were great but the showers/change rooms lacked cleanliness and most of the showers didn’t work. The fella at the front desk was less than friendly and not very accommodating.
Interesting and informative guide through our drive and the boat trip. Saw many "hidden" animals due to good boatman and guide. Guide "called" to howler and capuchin monkeys and encouraged them to come closer for perfect views. One curious capuchin actually came on the roof of our boat to checkout the tourists!
We went on the sunset snorkeling tour with the Marlin del rey company. They were professional and safe but still fun. The food was incredible, the open bar was a nice treat and the price was very reasonable.
Everything about the tour was interesting, from the drive to the river to the journey up and down river. we saw plenty of wildlife and our guide Jose was friendly and informative. Highly recommended.