Tamarindo is a pretty small beach town in Costa Rica’s north pacific shore, and although most of the commercial activity is pretty close together and -for the most part- walking distance, sometimes you need some wheels to get you around. Here are a few options to improve your mobility:
Perhaps tourists and expats favorites; you’ll see them a lot in town, specially during the dry season. They’re definitively fun to drive, and you can choose to rent a gas or an electric cart. Now, there are a few things to consider:
A proper car is perhaps the best value for money as -depending on the type of car- prices start around $80 per day. A car will allow you to run all your errands and bring your whole family to explore the area. That said, here’s a couple of things to consider:
You can also get your rental in Tamarindo, use it to drive around Costa Rica and return it at a different location like San José, Arenal or Monteverde, if that suits your travel plans better.
If you’re more of the sporty and adventurous type, you can pedal your way around town and explore some amazing scenery off the beaten path. Bicycle rentals in Tamarindo can go from $20 to $90 for a full day, depending on the type of bike. You could also rent for a few hours.
Where to rent a bicycle?
A couple of recommendations:
Handlebar - beer and bikes is a gorgeous little craft beer bar that also repairs, sells and rent bicycles. And you can have a pint of a local brew when you return it :)
TamaVibes if you don’t feel like pedaling a whole lot, TamaVibes offers fat tire e-bikes. Note: you can’t use this in mud or on the beach.
From us :)
If you’re in Tamarindo as part of our Spanish Summer Camps, you can even rent one of our MTBs at a preferred price. *This service is exclusive to our Summer Camp families.
Where to ride my bike rental?
Well, that pretty much depends on what’s your vibe. You want an easy flat ride to the beach or you want some mud and adrenaline in your life? Here are a few trail lists you can choose routes from:
These are mostly used in tours, but you could rent an ATV in Tamarindo for about $85 / day. Definitively fun tu drive, but consider the weather and the fact that it’s not so easy to carry things (ie. groceries, surf boards, etc).
Perhaps you don’t even want to drive to go visit Arenal or Rincon de la Vieja volcanoes, or just need a ride to/from the airport; for that a shuttle is the right solution for you.
We hope you find this information useful. If you’d like us to help you a little bit more and check availability, get price quotes or even help you plan your trip, please contact us