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Pura Vida Day Trip

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Experience hosted by Esteban

6 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

First we are going to meet at Cafe Cafe street, at our building (it has a parking lot), where there are chairs, hammocks, shade, freshwater and a toilet for us to get ready before going on the adventure. On the way we are going to stop at a grocery store to get water, juice, fruits & or snacks (not included) for a little picnic. When we are ready we are going to drive 30 to 45 minutes north from Tamarindo Beach to a place called Pirates Bay conform by 3 different beaches, cristal clear water, and white sand. We’ll see lots of different a plants, trees and animals while visit and quickly scan the first 2 beaches, the second one is optional, is totally hidden and with no car access you can only get there by foot, hiking throw the mountain and if you know the paths which I know pretty well. At the third and last beach we are going to “set camp”, snorkel (optional), we’ll talk about the story of the place, visit and old pirates cave ( also option, there’s a little swim to get there) play a little soccer game, build sandcastles, explore the area and enjoy a picnic day. For sunset, I will prepare some shrimp or beef skewers ( your choice), a ceviche, and a drink for you, most likely a Mojito. When the sun goes down we’ll cook smores around a bonfire while we look at the stars and tell stories before we head back and if we’re lucky we might see a turtle laying eggs
Other things to note
Guests should know that this is a day for them to do only what they're comfortable with, to live in the moment and forget about everything. 100% this is going to be the highlight of your trip to Costa Rica.
First we are going to meet at Cafe Cafe street, at our building (it has a parking lot), where there are chairs, hammocks, shade, freshwater and a toilet for us to get ready before going on the adventure. On the way we are going to stop at a grocery store to get water, juice, fruits & or snacks (not included) for a little picnic. When we are ready we are going to drive 30 to 45 minutes north from Tamarindo Beach to a place called Pirates Bay conf…

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What's included

  • Food
    Shrimp or beef skewer, a ceviche and a drink a beer or a mojito
From $98
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Esteban

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi I am Esteban, born and raise in San Jose Costa Rica. I’m a Community Manager, Event Producer and Martial Arts Athlete.
Moved to Tamarindo beach looking for a different lifestyle and God knows I found it. Worked for a tour company called Sundara Tours, based in Tamarindo, for over 3 years. After I started designing my own Day Trips for over 2 years now. I gurante that this is going to be the highlight of your vacations in Costa Rica, so don’t think about it to much and book a Pura Vida Day Trip that you will never forget!
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Where you'll be

After picking you up we'll hit the nearest grocery store for water drinks and snacks. then we'll go to Pirates bay where we will visit 3 cristal clear water and white warm sand beaches. The second one doesn't have car access, you can only get there walking by the first beach and hiking through a little mountain. At the last spot we can relax, eat, drink, even snorkel and wait for sunset around a bonfire. There's a toilet there if anything.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Mario
February 2020
The experience with Esteban was the highlight of honeymoon. He made my wife and I's trip complete. When we were planning the trip to Costa Rica we wanted to do something unique and go somewhere different and immerse ourselves into places with local people. Esteban did just that. The place he took us was very special that only locals really knew about. He brought a friend of his named Pablo and we instantly connected with both of them. It felt like we already had best friends in another country. Every detail was planned to perfection. The snorkeling during the day and exploring the cove, eating fresh pineapple and coconut juice, then getting dinner in front of a fire as we watched the sunset into roasting marshmallows..it was just incredible. Esteban's favorite cookies were so good I went and bought a few packs of my own at a Super. Esteban and Pablo I can't thank you enough for the experience, your stories and now our friendship. We would recommend this experience to anyone.
The experience with Esteban was the highlight of honeymoon. He made my wife and I's trip complete. When we were planning the trip to Costa Rica we wanted to do something unique and…
Guisela
January 2020
Esteban was awesome, we were a family of three and he made us feel safe the whole time. He took us to a beautiful beach to do snorkeling. It was my first time and he was very patient with me, he made me feel comfortable the whole time. We didn’t go to the other beaches because my little girl wasn’t up for it. Estaban gave us great food and drinks. Estaban also did a bonfire for us. We got to watch the sunset and the sky was filled with stars. He was up for what ever we wanted to do. Overall it was an awesome experience. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Thank you Esteban.
Esteban was awesome, we were a family of three and he made us feel safe the whole time. He took us to a beautiful beach to do snorkeling. It was my first time and he was very patie…
Maddy
December 2019
Esteban is the best. Whatever you’re down for he’s down for. Definitely the best day of my trip so far because of him
Gabrielle
December 2019
We really loved our day trip! We were able to see secluded beaches that we wouldn’t have found any other way. Esteban was super friendly and was open to tailoring the plans of the day to whatever you would be interested in.
Robert
December 2019
This was my first awesome experience in Tamarindo and so glad I did. I experienced some on the most breathtaking virgen beaches in the area and the hiking to couple mountains like the top of mine mountain was spectacular with the view of the two of the three beaches we went to. Also he was a very good instructor in snorkeling which was an amazing experience in the ocean. Last but not least was the bonfire he prepared and the nice meal we had for dinner with awesome ceviche corn and something else good & desert. It was a cool day to spend with him and other new friends that were with us. I would do it over again someday! If you are adventurous like me this is for you!
This was my first awesome experience in Tamarindo and so glad I did. I experienced some on the most breathtaking virgen beaches in the area and the hiking to couple mountains like…
Alice
November 2019
What an awesome experience! I felt like I got a really special slice of this beautiful place by exploring it beside Esteban. I felt like I got to see a side of Costa Rica on my short, 2 day trip to the country that I would not have been able to discover on my own while having all my needs for security and good company met. I was the only guest, so Esteban offered to pick me up right at the resort where I was staying. We started by stopping at a grocery store to pick up supplies, but I didn't even need to get anything because he was already prepared with fresh coconuts, bananas, pineapple, and plenty of water for both of us. (It was a real delight to have fresh coconut water and a sweet, ripe pineapple prepared for me later on!) Then, we drove to our first stop, a hike to a 360° view that he said was well worth it. I have a weak ankle and had recently heard of an acquaintance passing away from falling off a cliff on a hike, and the hike was pretty intense at the onset, but he checked in with me and since I was not comfortable with the hike, we headed back down to the beach and went snorkeling together with the equipment he'd brought. The beach was wide and sandy like only the best of natural sandy beaches, and almost entirely empty, a great relief from the touristy beaches near the resort. Swimming in the clear, warm waters felt wonderful. I have not done a ton of open ocean swimming or snorkeling in the past, so stayed close and he ensured that I felt safe at all times. As we neared the shore, I raced back and eagerly tore the mask off my face and was delighted to find a gorgeous sunset awaiting me. I enjoyed the sunset on the beach while watching the air fill with chattering birds flying to the nearby island to roost for the evening. As I relaxed, Esteban built us a bonfire and the Pura Vida personal chef prepared us a delicious meal of shrimp and pork skewers. I gazed up at the night sky, where the stars shone so brightly in the absence of light pollution that I could see them reflected against the wide, flat, white sand beach, while my guide prepared some of the best smores I've ever had. This experience was totally worth it, and I would definitely recommend it!
What an awesome experience! I felt like I got a really special slice of this beautiful place by exploring it beside Esteban. I felt like I got to see a side of Costa Rica on my sho…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Flip flops

Bugs spray