Waves Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Guanacaste

Comfortable rooms offered overlooking Tamarindo Bay in an area full of high quality breaks with specials for girls, families, solo travellers and couples.

Amenities & Activities

Nature Tours

Combo tour

An all day tour, full adventure and excitement. We take you to one of our country’s active volcanoes, located in Rincon de la Vieja national park. The tour includes

  • a jungle hike
  • horseback riding
  • canopy tour
  • natural saunas
  • mud baths
  • hot springs
  • waterfalls
  • waterslide
  • lunch
  • transportation

Estuary tour

take a tour throughout the tamarindo estuary and experience our area’s most prominent natural attraction. See marine life, such as crocodiles and halloween crabs, mangroves, and hundreds of different species of indigenous birds.


Turtle tours

get a once in a lifetime opportunity to view the nesting of either the giant leatherback turtle or the olive ridley turtle. Nesting season is from mid october to early february.  Certain restrictions apply for these tours, so please see the front desk for more details.


Bird watching

costa rica is known the world over for its wide variety of bird life. Take a tour to discover what local birds contribute to that international reknown. For a half-hour, see these birds in their natural habitat.


Ocean Tours

Sport fishing

fish for the catch of your life. Catch marlin, dorado, wahoo, tuna,  and sailfish… all for the sake of a great picture, a great story, and a great meal! Half day, three quarter day, and full days tours available. All tours include beverages and some include lunches.



sip on your favorite beverage, feel the wind in your hair, enjoy the sun on your face, and sail off into the sunset. The tour takes you to some of the most divinely beaches and bays in the world.


Jet ski

charge along tamarindo bay’s beatiful waters with your own jet ski. There are many beautiful inlets to explore, a gorgeous island to enjoy, and inner tubes in which to ride.


Scuba diving

enjoy costa rica’s ocean life by becoming part of it. You don’t have to be certified to dive, only a couple of lessons and you are in! Dive in whale season to be able to swim with the most majestic creatures in the sea!


Kayak tour

get ready to enjoy the ocean from a whole other perspective.  Take a kayak out on the bay or in the estuary to explore our beautiful wildlife. Guided kayak tours are also available.



explore the most beautiful waters of secluded beaches of the area. See a wide variety of coral reefs and marine life, such as manta rays and various fish. Our snorkel guides know the perfect locations to take clients for a stunning experience.


Action Tours

Golf-cart rentals

are you bored of walking around tamarindo? Why not take a golf cart around instead? Take out a golf car for a day or a week and cruise around town in style!



hop on to an atv and roar around the back roads of tamraindo. Take a one, two, or three hour tour or jump on a atv to get to the canopy tour for a fun combo!


4x4 action tour

drive a vintage fj40 toyota land cruiser off road through streams and rivers. Stop at local artisans, the beach, and other beautiful locations. At each stop the guides take the time to explain its history and point out the local wildlife.


Canopy tour

what an adrenaline rush!!! Zip through the trees between 20 different platforms while enjoying the costa rican canopy’s wildlife.


Horseback riding

ride through the jungle like the original costa rican cowboys… on horseback! After descending from the jungle you can gallop on the beautiful brasilito and conchal beaches. Two and three hour tours available.


The Surf Bus

The Surf Bus is your cool ride to the North Shore of Costa Rica. Do your own thing: Surf, SUP (Stand up paddle) Snorkle, Swim, Explore, or just watch the surfers while they play on the waves. The Surf Bus takes guests from Tamarindo to a different beach each day and will provide all the equipment for your usage.

Equipment Rentals Include: Snorkels, fins, Surf Boards, boogie board Stand Up Paddle Boards, beach balls, frisbees and coolers).

Bring: A Beach Towel, plenty of Sunblock, A Swimsuit, comfy shoes, Water (for Sale at the Waves CR Surf Shop).



Playa Grande

A Surfer’s Paradise, Playa Grande is a National Marine Park for the Leather Back Turtle (the biggest species of sea turtles in the world). It’s a beautiful white sand beach with perfect “A frame waves”. It is definitly a “MUST SURF”.


Playa Avellanas

A pristine white sand beach, playa avellanas is impresively beautiful. The beach is great for non surfers and surfers alike! It hosts the world-famous LOLAS bar which is a magical, hidden bar infront of the beach with a great ambiance. We definitely recommend this beach!


Danta y Dantita

The Perfect secret spot beach, with no waves, it is a perfect beach for snorkeling or SUP and hiking. It is also romantically secluded… We’re sure you’ve never seen a beach quite as beutiful as this ones.


Playa Conchal

Translated as “shell beach”, the sand of this beach is made out of small broken shells, making for an abnormally clear water, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is definetly worth checking out.


Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo is the fanciest of all of the beaches in the area. Nestled in an elegant and quaint town, you will feel like you’re in the middle of the Italy.


Other Activities

Beach fitness

Work out with a selection of beach exercises that will get your heart pumping. There´s nothing like moving your body by the seaside.



Yoga is a perfect compliment to surfing, focusing on centering ones breathing and one being. Enjoy daily one-hour-and-a-half Hatha or Vinyasa yoga classes taught at OM Ser Shanti yoga center.


Power hikes

See the back roads of Tamarindo while hiking up and down the mountainous roads. Get a good cardiovascular workout at the same time you take in the natural surroundings.


Local Fiestas / Bull Rodeo

Most of the year, Costa Rica hosts typical fiestas in towns around Tamarindo. A highlight of the fiestas are the bull rides. Experience parties the way the locals do watching the bulls at the side of the ring and eating typical food!


Mountain biking

A great way to discover the area—and get a great workout at the same time—is to mountain bike through the hills. We offer a variety of excursions through the back roads of town and beyond.


Hidden beach excursions

Longing to get out and surf new and exciting waves? We can take you to secret spots and show you a great new surfing adventure.

PP/Night from US$ 94