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Tamarindo National parks

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Guanacaste: Sensoria Luxury Walking and Thermals Tour

1. Guanacaste: Sensoria Luxury Walking and Thermals Tour

Discover all the sensations that our luxury experience has to offer, surrounded by the impressive rainforests and their gigantic trees near the Rincón de la Vieja volcano. Rediscover the meaning of relaxation while living the luxury experience in our thermal pools that arouse the emotions of all the senses, imagine yourself enjoying the treasures of the forest, while learning about the wonders that the foliage of the forest hides and its thousands of secrets together with our certified guides that will guarantee an experience of knowledge, adventure and contact with nature. An exclusive experience that begins with an impressive view of the rainforest from our platform, here you will be able to see the immensity of Sensoria from its highest point, with views of Lake Nicaragua and our most famous neighbor, the Rincón de la Vieja volcano. Continue taking advantage of the experience with a walk through our trails to explore the incomparable waterfalls of celestial water that cross the 100 hectares of this natural paradise, we are talking about the majestic falls, Buenos Aires and Aguilar. Exercise body and mind immersed in the tranquility of the forest and its world of sounds, while walking the 4 miles of trails that take you to enjoy the different pools that Sensoria offers to all its visitors. Your entry ticket not only includes access to five of our thermal pools, but also the unbeatable opportunity to enjoy the romantic privacy of our luxury pool: the Sanum Per Aqua Pool. Lounge with an on demand butler, surrounded by pristine rainforest; as you delight yourself in a thermal pool and massage your body with a water stream. Enjoy our cheese platters and our selection of wine; as you unwind in the rainforest. Before the end of your trip, enjoy lunch in our main house and please yourself with our special service.

Guanacaste: Palo Verde National Park Jungle River Cruise

2. Guanacaste: Palo Verde National Park Jungle River Cruise

Palo Verde National Park encompasses one of the most important wetlands of Central America. You’ll have the opportunity to explore its varied habitats on this half-day jungle river cruise. Throughout the year resident and migrant water birds sharing the mangroves and marshlands with white- tailed deer, coyote, white-nosed coatimundi, howlers, white-faced monkeys, iguanas, and crocodiles. Wildlife is plentiful here, from tiny hummingbirds feeding at heliconia flowers, to the huge and flamboyant Roseate Spoonbills. Enjoy the countryside as it changes from savannah to plantations and small villages as you make your way to the pontoon boat, which is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to explore Palo Verde. You’ll travel by boat along the Tempisque River, which borders the National Park. You’ll pass through a wide variety of habitats, including pastureland and mangroves. Observe huge crocodiles resting in the sunshine and monkeys moving rapidly through the trees. You’ll see diverse bird species such as the Anhinga, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, the rare and endangered Jabiru, Blue Heron, White Ibis, and more.

Tamarindo: Boat Safari at Las Baulas National Park

3. Tamarindo: Boat Safari at Las Baulas National Park

Embark on an adventure and experience the mangrove swamps and bays protected by Marino Las Baulas National Parl. Spend your afternoon exploring on a boat trip.  See frigate birds, brown footed boobies, pelicans, and other waterbirds that are the main attraction. Witness also monkeys, but as conservation takes hold, it is becoming easier to spot ocelots, crocodiles, and anteaters. Find big iguanas and different species of wading birds, amidst the mangroves, orchids, and trees lining the river. Experience Las Baulas that includes in its habitats beach, coral reef, and mangrove, with wildlife from green marine iguanas, bottle-nosed and common dolphins, leatherback sea turtles, sponges, anemones, lobsters, trunkfish, frigate birds, brown footed boobies, to pelicans.  Sail up the waters of Las Baulas National Park, in a 2-hour tour, where you'll be able to watch crocodiles sunning on the banks or swimming alongside the boat while green parrots call from the above and howler monkeys play among the treetops.

Tamarindo: Celeste River and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

4. Tamarindo: Celeste River and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Embark on an adventure and discover sloths, beautiful waterfalls, and a true bluewater river. Start off with a hike through Tenorio Volcano National Park and discover the rainforest in a 2 hour easy to moderate hike.  Marvel at the Celeste River, one of the most popular rivers in Costa Rica, well known around the world by its particular natural color from light blue to turquoise.  In addition to the stunning beauty of the water, the river also has several thermal hot springs and boiling mud pots. Plumes of volcanic gases are expelled and in some places give the appearance of boiling water. Visit a 98-foot waterfall and take in the stunning atmosphere.  After your swim, a small hike leads you to the place where sloths are at a very low height in their natural environment, as well as toucans and red-eyed leaf frogs.  Enjoy a country-style Costa Rican lunch with salad, rice, beans, and options for meat, chicken, or fish. On your way to one of Costa Rica's most beautiful waterfalls, the Llanos de Cortez waterfalls with a 65-foot height and 49-foot width drop into a tranquil pond with a white sandy beach, that's perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Tamarindo: Palo Verde National Park Tour

5. Tamarindo: Palo Verde National Park Tour

Discover the beauty of one of the most important ecosystems in Costa Rica on a guided tour of the Palo Verde National Park. Enjoy a boat ride along the wetlands of the Tempisque River and visit a small village where you can find traditional pottery art. Step inside Palo Verde, which consists of a dry forest, wetland, and mangrove swamp, and is populated with big iguanas, crocodiles, and large groups of howler and white-faced capuchin monkeys.  See the rare jabiru, the largest bird in Central America, white ibis, parrots, and blue herons. With over 300 bird species, the park is considered one of Costa Rica's top bird sanctuaries.  Explore the park from a different perspective as you cruise on a boat during a 2-hour ride along the wetlands of the Tempisque River. Enjoy a delicious, healthy, and traditional lunch consisting of rice, beans, salad, and a choice of meat, chicken, or fish. Sip on on rich Costa Rican coffee after lunch. At the end of the tour, visit a small village where you can find and buy typical handcrafted pottery, supporting the local artisans.

From La Fortuna/La Palma: Private Transfer to Tamarindo

6. From La Fortuna/La Palma: Private Transfer to Tamarindo

Enjoy a hassle-free ride from La Fortuna with this private transfer to Tamarindo Beach. Sit back in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and marvel at the views from your car as you drive to your hotel. Meet your driver at your La Palma or La Fortuna accommodation's reception and begin your drive. Following a jungle road next to Arenal Lake, drive through a beautiful rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano. Continue through the jungle before reaching the Pacific coast. As you drive, watch the landscape morph from a mysterious jungle to a relaxed beach vibe. At the halfway point, get out of the car to stretch your legs, purchase a snack, or use the bathroom. Jump back in the car and continue your journey, taking in the mesmerizing of the famous Arenal Volcano. Finish your trip at your hotel in Tamarindo.

Rincon de la Vieja National Park: 1-Day Pass, Lunch, & Tour

7. Rincon de la Vieja National Park: 1-Day Pass, Lunch, & Tour

In the foothills of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, the area has primary forest which is preserved as a prolongation of this rich protected area. This is a tour where you can experience the best adventures in one day! There are four main activities during this adventure day: the canopy and rappelling tour through the White River canyon; the adventure of tubing on the Black River with class II rapids; a horsebackride to the nearby falls; and relax with hot springs tempered by the volcano, steam, and volcanic mud. The package also includes an exquisite lunch in the restaurant of Hacienda Guachipelín. This is an action-packed day! Your guide will provide you with instructions for all activities, ensure your safety and make sure you have a good time. Activities are exciting and the views of the river, canyon, and wildlife are second to none. Join us on this stunning day adventure experiencing all the best Costa Rica has to offer. You don’t want to miss it! For people to enjoy full a day of activities while saving money and having fun on a day. No experience necessary: full instruction and all equipment is provided This is an all-inclusive tour with hotel pickup and drop-off ( premium ground trip service including water , iced tea, juices , snacks and local beers on the way ).

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What people are saying about Tamarindo

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

We had a wonderful tour! We met them at the entry to the park, per our choice. They were very flexible with our group. They did not have infant sized life vests but did have children’s size but the whole ride felt very safe. The tour guides were all so friendly and knowledgeable! We were able to see iguanas, beautiful birds, crocodiles, and even walked in the mangroves to see some monkeys! It was wonderful!

We felt so comfortable on this tour. The drivers and guides are so friendly! We saw all kinds of birds, the white faced capuchin monkey, iguanas, and crocodiles!

Our guide and captain were great! The boat tour was very relaxing. We saw Howler monkeys, different birds and an amazing pristine scenery. Thank you so much!

A great experience without a doubt. We had a great time and learned many things, thanks Nacho!

We had a great time with knowledgable and friendly guides.