Tamarindo and Potrero Beach Hotels in Costa Rica

Best Tamarindo and Potrero Hotels and Attractions

Sunshine beckons in Guanacaste Province! Nestled in Costa Rica’s northwest corner, Guanacaste boasts stunning coastlines, volcanic wonders, and diverse ecosystems. Among its many jewels are Tamarindo, Potrero, Flamingo, and Conchal beaches, all renowned for their beauty. Explore the coast with birdwatching tours, kayak through estuaries, or cast a line for some sport fishing. Diving, snorkeling, surfing, sailing, and countless other Costa Rica adventures await. Whether you seek luxurious resorts or charming boutique hotels, Tamarindo and nearby towns cater to all preferences. Beyond the beaches and attractive nature, the many local communities and friendly people offer delicious food, cultural experiences, and vibrant nightlife.

Best Things To Do In Tamarindo & Potrero

Tamarindo Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling

Kayak paradise in Tamarindo! Paddle calm bay waters to Isla Capitan’s white sand beach. Soak in stunning ocean views and turquoise hues. Snorkel coral reefs teeming with colorful tropical fish. This adventurous half-day tour unveils the beauty of Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast.

Cala Luna Luxury Boutique, a charming Tamarindo hotel, is perfectly positioned to explore this beautiful beach.

Catamaran Sail Tamarindo

Sail Guanacaste’s gorgeous coastline, soaking in the sun and spray. Spot dolphins, frigate birds, pelicans, and more! Relax in a secluded bay, snorkel reefs, and enjoy snacks. Unwind and reconnect with nature on this unforgettable adventure.

Immerse yourself in paradise at Capitán Suizo Hotel, a beachfront Tamarindo hotel. Lush vegetation surrounds the property, while the town center and Tamarindo’s stunning beach are within walking distance.

Surf Lessons

Catch your first wave! This half-day surf lesson is perfect for families and friends (all ages!). Ideal beginner waves and experienced instructors get you riding waves in this fun and adventurous activity!

Among the best Tamarindo and Potrero hotels, the unique JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa offers a relaxing haven and an unforgettable Costa Rica vacation on the stunning Mansitas Beach.

Mangrove & Estuary Kayak Tour

Explore Tamarindo estuary by kayak. Spend a half-day navigating calm mangrove channels with an expert guide. Immerse yourself in the unique mangrove ecosystem and watch the diverse wildlife.

Sport Fishing

Costa Rica’s waters are a haven for anglers, with record catches documented yearly. Tamarindo boasts the closest access to deep waters teeming with game fish. Sailfish, marlin, tuna, dorado, wahoo, and more await year-round. Expert crews and top-notch boats ensure an unforgettable fishing adventure.

Scuba Diving For Licensed Divers Catalinas Islands

A beautiful dive experience awaits at Catalinas Islands, near volcanic rock formations and not far from the shore. This rocky underwater terrain is home to a variety of marine life, both native and seasonal visitors. Spot white tip reef sharks, manta rays, stingrays, jewel and green morays, nudibranchs, angel and butterfly fish, and schools of damsels, jacks, grunts, and spadefish.

Escape to Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, our pick for the best Tamarindo hotel with ocean views and immersion in natural beauty, ideally located among Tamarindo,and Potrero beaches.

El Viejo Wetlands Boat Tour

Explore El Viejo, a working hacienda in Guanacaste! This 5,000-acre wildlife refuge boasts wetlands and dry forests. Your tour includes a Tempisque River boat ride, a thrilling hanging bridge crossing, and a visit to the hacienda’s traditional sugar cane mill. Enjoy a delicious local lunch to cap off the adventure!

Unwind at the extraordinary Westin Reserva Conchal. Discover tranquility on one of the area’s most stunning beaches, nestled between Tamarindo, Potrero, and Conchal hotels.

Palo Verde & Bebedero River Boat Tour

Enjoy a fascinating boat safari on the Bebedero River in the Tempisque basin. The surrounding Palo Verde National Park is a unique environment of dry forest and wetlands where you are likely to see abundant wildlife including crocodiles, troops of monkeys moving quickly between the branches, green iguanas, and many resident and migratory bird species!

Bahia del Sol Boutique Hotel is the best Potrero Hotel with a beachfront and the perfect launchpad for exploring all the region offers.

Guanacaste Sailing Experience

Luxury catamaran cruise! Sail 5 miles from Flamingo Marina to hidden beaches and top North Pacific snorkel spots. Explore the underwater world with your guide (pufferfish, starfish, sea turtles!). Relax in a secluded bay, snorkel vibrant reefs, and savor a chef-prepared lunch. Afternoon tours end with a breathtaking sunset sail (weather permitting).

Tamarindo Diria Hotel: Your convenient Tamarindo hotel! Experience the best adventure, town, and beach, all within easy reach.

Guatil Pottery & Shopping Santa Cruz

In Guaitil near Santa Cruz, Costa Rican artisans inherit pot-making skills from their Chorotega ancestors. Influenced by the Olmecs, the Chorotega developed unique pottery reflecting their culture and surroundings. These functional and decorative pieces depict humans, native animals, and even human-bird figures, possibly deities. Witness potters at work and explore Santa Cruz, with a chance to savor a local lunch.

Canopy Tour

Soar through the forest canopy with breathtaking 360° views of beaches!  Bilingual guides ensure your safety and fun. You will start with a practice zip and safety lesson, then fly on ten lines across 11 platforms. Zip between treetops on the longest line (1100 ft!)This isn’t just an adrenaline rush – learn about Pacific dry forest ecology, animals like howler monkeys, and Costa Rican culture as you explore!

Wildlife Observation In Tamarindo & Potrero

Beyond Tamarindo’s beaches, a diverse ecosystem awaits in the sea, the coastline, the mangroves, and the nearby Palo Verde National Park.

The dominant dry forest in the North Guanacaste is an excellent habitat to look for monkey troops and green and black iguanas as you explore this diverse wonderland.

Among birds you may see: Crested Guan, Lesser Ground-Cuckoo, King Vulture, Roadside Hawk, Pacific Screech-Owl, Black-headed Trogon, Keel-billed Toucan, Turquoise-browed Motmot, White-whiskered Puffbird, Laughing Falcon, Crested Caracara, Yellow-naped Parrot, Long-tailed Manakin, White-throated Magpie-Jay, Rufous-naped Wren, Streak-backed Oriole.

Getting To Tamarindo & Potrero

Tamarindo and its close beaches are an average 1.5-hour, 65-kilometer (40-mile) drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR). If you’re traveling from elsewhere, several transportation options are available to get you to this beautiful side of the country.

Private Transfer by Bus

Relax on a scenic 5-hour, 280 km (155-mile) land transfer from San José in a private car with our bilingual drivers.

By Plane

Domestic and charter flights from SJO directly to Liberia International Airport followed by a land transfer to Tamarindo and beyond.

Shuttle Services

Opt for a more budget-friendly option with multiple stops.

Visit Tamarindo & Potrero With Costa Rica Sun Tours

Get ready for adventure! Explore amazing beaches like Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal, and Catalinas.Discover hidden wonders: snorkel coral reefs, take surf lessons, kayak through mangroves, or cruise the Tempisque River in Palo Verde National Park. With so much beauty to see, let’s plan your dream Guanacaste escape with us!