Tours in Playa Grande

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Playa Grande Tours

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6+ hours
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R 3 813,25
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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R 3 701,10
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Sailing
6 hours
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R 2 243,09
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6+ hours
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R 3 738,48
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Surfing Lessons
1–2 hours
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R 2 990,79
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Attractions & Museums
2 hours
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R 913,85
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  • Drew B
    Albany, NY5 contributions
    This is a 1.5hr tour by boat of the estuary, a short drive from downtown tamarindo.
    Pros:
    Prompt pick up and drop off
    Short drive to boat launch
    Knowledge tour guide(Ivan)
    Beautiful wildlife sightings(Birds, howler monkeys etc)
    Fresh pineapple and water provided
    Cons:
    Boat ride got hot(wear a hat)
    No turtles(not in season)

    If your looking for an inexpensive, partial day tour this is your best bet!
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Ken M
    5 contributions
    Crew was super friendly. Food was really good and open bar was awesome. Beautiful scenery including getting to see dolphins, sea turtles and whales. Great excursion and highly recommended.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Elizabeth B
    1 contribution
    We had the best guides Kevin and Carlos. It was a wonderful morning with a boat tour by the most knowledgeable Kevin. He knows his animals and the area so well. Lunch was top notch local cuisine with a pottery demonstration. It was a perfect first adventure.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Ricky B
    1 contribution
    This was a fantastic tour! Dayron was an incredible tour guide who explained things well and helped us feel safe the entire time. None of us had any significant experience riding ATVs and yet we were able to quickly get the hang of things and enjoy the sights. He took pictures for us and helped us find the private little spots that only the locals know about. Highly recommended!
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • Choie82
    Houston, TX65 contributions
    We did the zip lining, water slide (water was so cold!), hot springs, and horseback riding. Water slide was my favorite - goes super fast! Hated the horseback riding - poor horses - too many people on that tour for me. Got a massage at the hot spring which was nice. Gift shop on site.
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • Amy C
    12 contributions
    We met Tom on Playa Tamarindo and decided to message him. He replied quickly on Whatsapp and it was easy to arrange the kayak tour of the estuary.

    We had a great time. It was a private tour with just my partner and I, each having our own kayak, which was fun. We like kayaking so if you don't wish to do physical activity, I'd suggest you choose the boat option instead.

    Tom was a good tour guide, having lots of knowledge about the local trees, plants and animals. We saw lots of birds and howler monkeys. No crocodiles seen on our trip but they can be quite elusive so not unexpected. We parked our kayaks and took a walking tour of the forest, seeing bats in a hollow tree, and cool plants thay fold when you touch them! Tom is very passionate about the flora and fauna of the place so that was lovely.

    Tip: make sure you bring bug spray because mosquitos are relentless in the forest!
    Written 26 November 2021
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  • Roxy
    Chino Hills, CA1 contribution
    Omg!! This tour is a must!! You can't go back home without experiencing this!! You got to do this one!!
    This company is great but outstanding was their tour guy Jose!! You must ask for him since comparing him to others, he is by far THE BEST!! he is very knowledgeable, very patient and explained everything in detail. He was extremely personalized, he made us feel very well taken care of and truly had his heart in it to ensure we had the best experience. We did 5 different tours with this company and I asked for jose on every one. It was hard to be happy with a couple other tours we did with another company because he truly set the bar very high 😁. I am coming back soon and will definitely be using this company. We saw one of the largest waterfalls in the world, swam in blue water, got to see sloths 🦥 up close and a lot of beautiful insects in the rain forest. It was Amazing!
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Caroline R
    Arlington, VA3 contributions
    A wonderful day!! Booked this adventure with my 5 friends on our last day in Costa Rica, and so glad we did!
    We were picked up in Tamarindo in the morning to be taken to the canyon, where we were lead through a day of adventure & fun. Started with tubing, then zip-lining, horseback riding, a delicious lunch, and finally we went to the mud bath & hot springs, before being driven back to Tamarindo. We felt like there was plently of time for each activity, but it was nice that it was flexible if we decided we wanted to do less of any of the activities.
    The pininos team was friendly, organized, and accommodating. Definitely recommend this for those looking for an active day in the jungle!
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • Razvan M
    1 contribution
    Really fun and interesting experience. Louis is a great tour and a very friendly person. The whole experience was great and it was really exciting to walk around the island, which has a unique look.
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • Jonathon V
    2 contributions
    This was an amazing excursion! The zip lines
    were unique and unlike | have ever
    experienced! Some went through a narrow
    canyon! Our driver Jose was the best! He made our trip top
    notch. He was very professional and even
    stopped for us to get some breakfast since it
    was an early pickup. If you visit Costa Rica and
    opt for an excursion, ask for Jose! Pura Vida!
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Lauren_KateTX
    Laguna Beach, CA37 contributions
    Ariel was our concierge for our vacay rental. We used Ariel to book our Zipline adventure w/ shuttle driver Jose. He provided a cooler of cold drinks/beer & stayed w/ us for the day. He even took the time to take lots of pics of my kids & I which meant a lot as a mom since we are usually taking the pics & never in them! Ariel also scheduled our estuary tour w/ David who was extremely knowledgeable of the flora & fauna. We also scheduled massages through Ariel - twice! Both times the massages were all time. All the tours/services were competitively priced, Covid safe & awesome. She also arranged Covid testing & go eye shopping for us. We will use Ariel again when we return to the Tamarindo area!!
    Written 22 February 2021
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  • Amar K
    1 contribution
    Had a great experience with our Kayak tour- awesome, friendly tour guides. We also went on a short hike to look for howler monkeys.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Nathan S
    1 contribution
    The drivers started out pretty slow and they caught a decent sized tuna and let us reel it in which was cool. They then proceeded to drive in circles with the fishing rods hooked up to the back so the line was dragging along trying to hook onto stuff. They did this for 3 hours and when not a single thing caught the line they decided to give us 1 fishing rod (there were 5 of us and they had lots of spare rods) and used pieces of the tuna as bait. None of us know how to fish and we told them that and they gave us little to no instruction on what to do. We tried to pass the fishing rod around but after like 20 minutes they said it was time to go and they took the rod and drove us back. Only 3 of us got to use it, 1 of which was only able to reel in the tuna they caught, and they didn’t give us enough time for the last 2 of our group to have a turn. Definitely not worth $400.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Samantha B
    4 contributions
    I did the sunset snorkeling and sailing and it was absolutely beautiful. The entire crew was very skilled and accommodating, and the dinner they made for us was delicious with chicken and fish options, plus sides. They even made a special dinner for one guest who was a vegetarian. I definitely recommend this trip!
    Written 13 July 2022
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