5 Things to do in and Around Tamarindo for When You’re All Surfed Out

You’re going to get the best waves of your life when you come visit us here at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, no one doubts that. But sometimes, every so often, we simply feel “surfed out.” Our arms are tired from paddling and our skin is a bit burnt from the radiant tropical sun. We want to keep surfing, we will keep surfing, but we need to take a few hours off.

Those hours can easily be spent relaxing here at WRSC, enjoying an ice cold beer at Volcano Brewing Company, or getting a tranquil post-surf massage. But we want you to know you’ve got options. Guanacaste is filled with non-surf related activities in and out of the water. And our friendly front desk staff can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. So dive in and see what Tamarindo has to offer, before you head out for your next surf that is.

1. Sunset Sailing

Skip the booze cruise catamarans and charter a smaller more intimate boat tour. Head to Flamingo Marina and climb aboard a beautiful 50-foot sailboat to explore the waters of Guanacaste. Snorkel, fish, or just take in the views as you sail across the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean.

2. Snorkel/Dive at Catalina Island

You’ve already spent countless hours on top of the water catching waves, why not check out whats under the surface? Some of the best diving in all of Costa Rica lies just off the coast of Northern Guanacaste in the Catalina Islands. The Catalina Island chain is an archipelago of rocky outcroppings that sit off the Nicoya Peninsula and offer a glimpse into the regions exotic marine life. The area is famous for their large manta and bat rays, sea turtles, tropical fish, and the occasional friendly whale shark.

3. Hike in Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park

Just a 2-hour drive from Playa Tamarindo, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park is a natural wonder waiting to be explored. Immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s natural beauty with an all-day trek to challenge the inner adventurer in you. Or, take a moderate 3-hour hike through the jungle and keep an eye out for monkeys along the way. The park is full of waterfalls, natural hot springs, geothermal pools, and of course trails leading to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. The climb to the top of Volcan Von Seebach and Rincon de la Vieja is a steep and challenging journey, but well worth the effort.

4. Rio Celeste & Llanos de Cortes Waterfalls

Nothing says paradise quite like a dip in the pool below a tropical waterfall. Lucky for you, there’s a pair of amazing waterfalls just a stones throw from Tamarindo. Tours to the falls can be arranged from Tamarindo. Visiting the waterfall at Rio Celeste requires a 2 hour moderately difficult hike, but the prize of a cool dip with breathtaking views makes it feel like a short stroll.

5. Zipline Canopy Tours

What kind of Costa Rican vacation would be complete without taking a zip line canopy tour? Explore the rainforest treetops at high speed! These tours offer breathtaking views of the lush Costa Rican rainforests and a rush like no other.

So join us here at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp and we’ll make sure you’re taken care of in and out of the water.

¡Pura Vida!


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