5. Horseback Riding
Explore mountain trails, beaches, and the wooded areas of Guanacaste on horseback. Daily tours leave from Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo. These tours are highly rated by families for their gentle horses. It lasts roughly two hours, but the experience will stick with your kids for a lifetime.
4. Bolas Locas Mini Golf
Complete with volcano challenges and a waterfall, Bolas Locas is everything you would expect from mini golf in Costa Rica. When your family is looking for things to do in Tamarindo that are a little more low-key and a lot less wet, look no further than Bolas Locas Mini Golf. Plus, the price to play can’t be beat at less than $30 for a family of four.
3. Guaitil Pottery Studio
If you’re the crafty type, you can’t miss a chance to take pottery lessons during your visit to Tamarindo. Run by Arbin Espinoza Guevara, a local artist who speaks English and Spanish, Guaitil Pottery Studio is open daily. They offer lessons and handcrafted souvenirs. Creative kids love lessons at the studio because they get the chance to take their own art home.
2. Cultural Buggy Tour
Add a bit of adventure and culture to your agenda with a tour of Guanacaste’s harder-to-reach places. Of all the things to do in Tamarindo, a dune buggy tour is the only one that offers small children the adrenaline of off-roading. Safely strapped in the back, kids can enjoy the ride up rock roads and to all sorts of places you’d never take your rental car. The Cultural Buggy Tour explores the most rural parts of the Tamarindo area, passing historic fincas and century-old houses.
1. Catamaran Sailing
The top family-friendly tour in Tamarindo, by a long shot, is catamaran sailing. What could be better than snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, and sailing through the Pacific sunset? And the best part is, mom and dad don’t need to worry about a single detail! Lazy Lizard’s sailing tours include all the life jackets, snorkel gear, food and drinks your family could need while out on the water. Kids absolutely love the morning catamaran tour. It includes a bit more time for swimming and snorkeling and interacting with adorable little sea creatures.