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Playas Avellanas & Negra
Sports & Games
If you happen to have your deck with you, there's a fun little one-bowl skate park behind the Voodoo Lounge.
Courses & Classes
Italian-owned Agua Rica Diving Center, the area's scuba-diving expert, offers snorkeling and an assortment of dives in the Catalina Islands, including diving certification classes and trips to the Cocos Islands.
Health & Wellness
There's a full schedule of daily yoga, tai chi and Pilates mat classes at this airy and bright studio on the top floor of Tamarindo plaza.
This Argentine-run outfit has fair prices on new and used boards.
Also rents water-sports equipment, including kayaks, snorkeling gear and surfboards.
Small Group Tours
They run sportfishing trips on their own boat and also book transport, snorkeling and diving trips.
Boating & Cruises
For sunset and day-long sailing excursions, book in advance by phone or online with Blue Dolphin Sailing...
Just outside Tamarindo, near the village of San José de Pinilla, Hacienda Pinilla has a 7500-yard, par-72 course that was designed by noted architect Mike Young.
The local expert on mountain biking, distance cycling, bike tours and repairs. They also rent beach cruisers (two hours US$10, all day US$20).
Another solid surf shop across the street from the beach. They have lockers and rentals include rash guards.
Two locations in town offering rentals, lessons, repairs and sales. The main location by Sharky’s even has a falafel stand.
The granddaddy of local surf shops is owned by an Uruguyan DJ-photo-entrepreneur. They offer lessons, and rent and sell boards at the cheapest rates in town.
Up for a game? There are two well-maintained hard courts at this tiny tennis club on the property of a contemporary B&B.
One of the very best surf shops in the area, they have a terrific selection of newish boards that they rent by the day or week, and have premium boards that cost a bit more.
Next to Kelly's Surf Shop, this no-nonsense bike garage offers one of the best selections of cruisers and mountain bikes in Tamarindo.
Board rentals, surf camps, lessons and regular excursions to Witch's Rock and Ollie's Point are available, though they're pricey. Endless Summer surf legend Robert August shapes boards here.
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