To do´s in Tamarindo
Jardin del Eden Hotel, Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica
Summer time delivers with it warmth and mugginess. The time of year also provides the chance for heat weary folks to escape to beaches for a properly deserved rest. In Costa Rica, Tamarindo beach really worth visiting; nine leading things to do featured here:
- Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
Start your day in the mountain with the Canopy Tour; for more fun do the water slide going through the forest. Later on enjoy a wonderful Costa Rican lunch. In the afternoon prepare for a Horse Back Ride and hike to the waterfalls. Wrap and pamper yourself with the extraordinary healing properties of volcanic mud and finally relax in the Hot Springs heated by the volcano
- Beach Horse Back Riding
Explore the beauty of the Costa Rican countryside like a true “Sabanero” as Costa Rican cowboys are called. Horseback riding is not only a great activity for adventure lovers, but it’s also a part of the local people’s way of life. The trails wind through the tropical dry forest, home of iguanas, monkeys and an array of bird species. You may choose to Horse Back ride in nearby Tamarindo getting to know the town or to Horse Back Ride on the Beach discovering two of the most beautiful beaches of the gold coast. All horses are well trained and the equipment is professionally maintained.
My husband visited Jardin Del Eden 17 years ago and continued to talk about what a great place it was….so when we went to Costa Rica last week, we did a visit. We first went to the restaurant where Maritsa welcomed us, pointed to where we could watch the monkeys, and provided great service. After our lunch, which was mouth watering…European …Italian…fresh fish….lovely salads… read more – Jardin del Eden Hotel, Tamarindo Costa Rica
- Leatherback sea turtles
Watch one of the oldest living reptiles on earth!
The Las Baulas National Park on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica is one of the world’s few remaining sites of significant leather back turtle nesting activity. For thousands of years leather back sea turtles have hatched at Playa Grande and return every year to lay their eggs. This national park is very close to the hotel and you can see nature’s amazing miracle from October to February.
- Palo Verde National Park
Palo Verde National Park is the most important nesting and feeding habitat for local and migratory birds in Costa Rica. Ride a boat along the Tempisque River, the longest in the province and see the high diversity of this national park: crocodiles, iguanas, howler and white-face monkeys.
This excursion is perfect for bird lovers: many different species of herons and egrets, king fisher’s, hawks, ibises and more.
- Tamarindo Estuary Boat
Tamarindo Estuary is part of Las Baulas National Park very near from our property.
The guide will help you explore and discover the Tamarindo Estuary and its forest, sanctuary for crocodiles, birds, iguanas and monkeys. This is a good excuse to leave the hotel for a couple of hours and see some wild life.
- Canopy tours ¦ Ziplines
The Canopy Tour in Costa Rica is 100% adrenaline!!
Take the ride of your life in the forests of Costa Rica: a system of platforms and cables hanging from treetops will allow you to enjoy nature from a completely different point of view. This is the time to see the forest like you have never seen it before. Your adventure will begin from the top of these ancestral trees: be a part of the incredible life of the tropical forest! No rappelling or climbing experience is required and most important: anyone can do it. First, professional guides will get you ready with the equipment and show you how to do it. Do not forget your camera.
- Scuba diving
Discover the diverse tropical underwater marine life of Costa Rica. The Catalina Islands is a small cluster of rocks in front of the Guanacaste province coast with great visibility.
Here, divers will find a large population of white tip reef sharks and a lot of mantas, too.
If you are not certified yet, just do the Introductory Resort Course Dive or the “Full Open Water”.
- Kayak Snorkeling
A visit of 2.5 hours to Isla Capitan, in front of the beach, is a different way to see Tamarindo’s submarine coast life. This is a short excursion which the whole family can enjoy.
- Boat Snorkeling
This is a good way to do some snorkeling in Tamarindo.
A 3 hour morning boat trip will take to you to a solitary cove where we anchor.
An experienced local snorkel guide will show you the abundant marine life in Costa Rica.
Silently glide along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast through some of Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches and tropical jungles.
Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching Whale. Kayak through sea caves, float on a raft, snorkel in the bay or run down the deserted white sand beach while the ever helpful crew prepares a feast of fruit, chips, dips and salads.
After frolicking in the secluded bay, the crew hoists the sails while the boat skims quietly across the surface of the pacific through Playa Grande finally reaching Tamarindo Beach.
Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you prepare to witness one of the great joys of Costa Rica… an enchanting Tamarindo sunset.
- Sportfishing in Tamarindo
Sport Fishing is a highly developed sport in Costa Rica and Tamarindo beach is a great location for it. There are boats for everybody, beginners and experts! Some boats are simple reliable 25 ft. for 2 to 4 people; others are 38 ft. luxurious, fully equipped. Offshore or inshore sport fishing is available, with an abundance of fish such as Sailfish, Blue, Blank and Striped Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Yellow Tuna, Rooster-fish. Check with our Concierge for more options.
- Golf in Tamarindo
Are you a golfer? Do you enjoy playing different golf courses while on vacation? Blessed with near perfect weather, majestic mountain peaks and volcanoes, secluded coastlines and passionate and friendly people, it is not a surprise that Costa Rica has now become a premier golfing destination.
Jardín Del Eden beach hotel is ideal for golfing, situated between 2 famous golf courses in the area:
– Hacienda Pinilla a 4500 acre property with 2 miles of ocean front course and 18 holes par 72m 7500 yards. This golf course was created by Mike Young, the famous designer of many southern U.S. golf courses.
– Paradisus Playa Conchal a sea side golf course. 18 holes par 72 course with 7030 yards designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
– El Diria Driving Range If you just want to be in shape and practice your swing then you can try this option
- Surf Lesson
We believe everyone should try some surfing… actually Tamarindo is now home of Robert August, famous surfer from the movie The Endless Summer. Since it is five times the size of the Caribbean coast, the Pacific has considerably more surfing spots, many of the country’s best breaks are found here, northwest of the province. An instructor will show you how to catch your first wave and all you need to know is how to swim. Leave your board at home! We will help you to find the one with the right shape and size for you, choose from a large selection and enjoy surfing in Costa Rica.
For more experienced surfers, go surfing at Playa Grande or Playa Avellanas, local’s favorites near our property.
Take this wonderful relaxing Bay Cruise in search of dolphins, turtles and jumping manta rays.
From December to March you can spot humpback whales, pilot whales and sperm whales.
When the sun sets over the horizon and the picturesque town of Playa Tamarindo glows under the last rays of sunlight you will feel like Christopher Columbus when he first discovered Costa Rica.
- Yoga Classes
The perfect setting for Yoga: Beach Front
A certified and experienced instructor living in Tamarindo for years now, will help to provide balance to your mind and body through the combination of Acu-Yoga and Thai Yoga to achieve total relaxation. If you have never done Yoga before, then take a class and start feeling better in mind and body.
Experience and discover Tamarindo beach and stay at Jardin del Eden Hotel, our beach boutique hotel will make you enjoy your holidays in Costa Rica. Our accommodation offers 36 deluxe beach rooms, swimming pool, Spa, Restaurant, five minutes-walk to Tamarindo downtown and beach.
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