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Activities to do for a 3-day stay in Tamarindo

Day 1 :

For your first day in Tamarindo you would like to go to the beach and enjoy those beautiful pacific waves. We recommend you to go surfing, you can rent a board at Kelly’s Surf Shop or learn how to surf in just one lesson! Surfing has never been easier! For the evening, head to town and succumb to the culinary delights of Costa Rica.

Day 2 :

There is one experience to absolutely do while in Guanacaste: Visit the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Experience the Guachipelin Combo Adventure which includes ziplining, river tubing, tarzan swing, horseback riding, hot springs, volcano mud bath, and (the best part) a buffet lunch ! It will be one of the greatest experiences of your stay, and an amazing memory to tell your friends !

Day 3 :

Now you’ve been to the beach and into the jungle. For your last day, how about some diving and snorkeling to experience the ocean ? If you feel courageous you can enroll in diving certification courses, or if you feel a little bit lazy, you can go on a snorkeling trip at the Catalina Islands. A trip you will remember for your whole life !

Tamarindo markets

3 markets in Tamarindo for you to check during your holiday.

Thursday Night market

Weekly organised, the market sells delicious food from French pastries, Italian dishes to vegan pies and homemade cupcakes. You can also buy handmade jewelry. The atmosphere in the market is really cozy and family friendly. On a plus side, this market is located almost next to the hotel. You can visit on the way before going to dinner or after sunset when you are heading back to he hotel from the beach.

Saturday Feria Farmers market

From 8am to 11am weekly, this market has many stalls to sell food and different handicrafts from decorations to jewelry. Great little snacks and fruit and also vegan pastry. The market is the perfect place to find some cute souvenirs and gifts to bring home to your family and friends.

Tamarindo Street Food Fiesta

Organized only once in a month, every first Saturday of the month, this little street food market is full of flavors from around the world. Try the tasty wraps, Italian pastries or the deliciously sweet cake from Argentina. All the prices are affordable, so you can try many delights during the same night. There is chill live music playing to get the relaxing vibes.

Kelly’s surf shop

Are you a surfer seeking for the waves in Costa Rica? Or your dream of learning how to surf? We have the answers for you!

Whether you are seeking for adventures and new experiences on your holiday in Tamarindo or you surf or have always wanted to try surfing, visit Kelly’s!

Kelly’s Surf Shop offers surf lessons for the beginners and advanced surfers and also different surf trips to the best surf spots around Guanacaste, such as Playa Negra, Witch’s Rock and Nosara. All the instructors are experienced surfers and certified lifeguards, so you are certainly in safe hands. Through Kelly’s you can also book tours from snorkeling and diving to ATV tours and sunset sailing and even a day trip to Nicaragua! For the adventurous mind there is a variety of tours from zip lining and river rafting to tours in different national parks. Basically whatever your feel up to!

Kelly’s is located right on the main road close to the waves of Playa Tamarindo. The shop is a great place to hang out and has great vibes and relaxing feeling. It feels like your second home as soon as you step in. The staff in Kelly’s is very knowledgeable and always ready to help you to organize tours and lessons for you.

We also have good news for the guests staying at Sirena Serena: you get 50% off when renting boards, kayaks and bikes in Kelly’s and discounted prices for surf lessons. You can book all the tours and lessons directly from the hotel, and we will organize them for you!

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Check the tours on Kelly’s website and book the most memorable adventure of your life!

La Senda Costa Rica

The magical walk through the labyrinth.

Located about a half an hour drive away from Tamarindo, La Senda Labyrinth is a different kind of attraction to experience.

The labyrinth consist of three section paths, which you walk through. The idea behind the meditation labyrinth is to walk through it in silence like meditating in your own pace and open mind and the path leads you to the center where you will find your true essence and full potential. The labyrinth have three different symmetrical paths leading you to the right way, you will never walk the same path again.

The walls of the labyrinth are cactus because it is believed that the cactus has the quality to repel negative energy.

The walk through the labyrinth is very peaceful and relaxing. You hear the sounds of the nature all around you but otherwise there is a total silence. Overall the experience was very relaxing. Best time is to go in the morning, when it is not too hot to walk through the labyrinth.

You can also visit the organic farm in the ranch, where they grow just organic ingredients.

Pura vida!

Vegan treats

Sometimes being a vegan while travelling might be quite a bit tricky. But in Tamarindo there is no problem. We have some tips for vegan friendly places to try on your holiday. And even if you are not a vegan, we are sure you will fall in love with these places.

Pura Vegan

Located in the new restaurant market area called El Mercadito de Tamarindo, this food stall serves only vegan meals for reasonable price. The menu includes treats from tacos to Thai food. Good location and relaxed vibes with delicious food, cannot get better than that!

Falafel Bar

If you are craving for Mediterranean food, this is your answer! In this restaurant you can find many vegan options and the best falafel and hummus in town. The quinoa salad is also good and certainly doesn’t leave you hungry.

Juice cafe

A cute little juice cafe serving organic juices and healthy vegan snacks. Try the chia-pudding or the vegetable plate with hummus, you won’t regret it. Next to the juice cafe there is an organic shop where you can buy organic foodstuff and products.

There are many other cool places for vegans to try in Tamarindo and many of the restaurants have vegan options in their menus. Cafe Nordico and Waffle monkey are also nice places to explore for vegans. Also different markets around Tamarindo may surprise you with some delicious vegan treats. Keep your eyes open for them!

And don’t forget that the traditional dish of Costa Rica, gallo pinto which is rice and beans, is possible to order as vegan too and it’s definitely worth trying to get the cultural experience and the real taste of Costa Rica.

Buen provecho!

Beach escapes

If you are looking to escape all the people and the hassle of the town, there’s some great alternatives to spend a day at the beach in a peaceful atmosphere.

Playa Langosta

A nice beach walking away from Tamarindo, this beach is beautiful spot for relaxing and surfing. After crossing the small river during the low tide you can find a small paradise. Be sure to cross the river before the high tide for not having to stay there the whole day.

Playa Grande

A long beach line with no people around, a paradise! And very easy to reach form Playa Tamarindo: Just take a boat for $1 across the estuary and have an adventurous walk on the beach or bike there. Pack your own snacks with you or walk all the way almost to the end of the beach to find the Taco Star to taste the best tacos.

Playa Danta & Playa Dantita

These two beaches are a little bit more further to reach but definitely worth exploring. Just a 30 minutes drive away you can find a nice spot for relaxing. They are situated right next to each other so you can visit them during the same day.


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