Snorkeling at the Pacific Coast of Guanacaste

Edited: May 2021


Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Province of Guanacaste located in the Northwest of Costa Rica at the Pacific coast offers a lot. You can find some of the most beautiful beaches of the country, national parks, volcanoes, and amazing flora & fauna.

It is easy to fly in thanks to the international airport of Liberia. But not only the mainland is great, did you know that besides the famous water sports surfing you can also discover the sea from under the water, and you know what… the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean is beyond description.

Diving and snorkeling is a perfect way to explore the marine life of the Pacific Ocean since the Catalina archipelago is made up of 20 small islands and is surrounded by indigo waters. This area offers a spectacular array of marine life and is a paradise for diving and snorkeling.

Between December and May, you find especially many Devil Manta Rays and other species of rays. Besides Devil Manta Rays, you might be lucky enough to also see some tropical fish as the lemon-colored barber fish, or the spiny scorpionfish.

Sometimes you can spot Humpback whales, Pilot whales, Orca whales, Spinner dolphins, Whale sharks, and Tiger sharks, and you can also come face-to-face with sea turtles and white-tip reef sharks!

The best time for whale watching is between September and March!



Hop on the 54 foot “Golden Venture” fully equipped dive boat and ride out to the Catalina Islands. An experienced English-speaking guide will point out the abundant marine life around the islands. Enjoy refreshments as the boat relocates to your next destination.

Tour includes round-trip transportation from Tamarindo, instruction, and all necessary equipment.

Monday through Saturday 6:45 AM pickup in Tamarindo. Pick up available from other locations outside Tamarindo (additional fees may apply)

Regular price:   $ 55.00

The “Golden Venture” is also available for private groups of 12-20 for afternoon sunset snorkel trips. Contact us for details and rates.

Here are some of our favorite items to bring to your snorkeling tour:

Reef friendly sunscreen

Sunscreen lip balm

Affordable snorkel set

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