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Concierge Services

We at The Breeze hope to make your stay with us, and in Costa Rica, the most remarkable holiday ever! In order to simplify your trip planning, we can book your tours, activities, services, and other needs for you.  We have hand-chosen providers who we believe meet the highest standards of excellence in their particular activities or services. Please take a moment to browse through our guide below, which is full of many fun and relaxing activities and services. (Where noted, activities do sell out, so we advise booking prior to arrival).

And since relaxation is a must while on vacation, a  massage in the privacy of your villa might be just what the doctor ordered. We have an array of massage therapists specializing in treatments ranging from Swedish to Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. Just ask and we'll do the booking. 

The Tamarindo cuisine is as wonderful and varied as the mix of locals living here. Your dining experience therefore can be tailor made for you. We can arrange for private chefs (on a one-time or daily basis),  specialty meals to be delivered to your door, or just point you in the right direction according to your tastes.

We are also happy to arrange all your transportation needs, including car rentals and airport shuttles (private or group) to / from any of the three airports (Liberia International, Tamarindo Airport or  and San Jose International). 

Let us know how we can be of service to you.

Rhonda and Jean Marc Lageyre, Proprietors of The Breeze

 

SAILING AND SNORKELING

Sunset Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling:        4 hours        $85.00 per person
(children under 12 – 1/2 price)

Lounge in the sun, relax in the shade and sip a cold drink as we sail along the majestic Gold Coast. Keep your eyes open for sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and whales. We begin this trip with a cruise in coastal waters and make our way to one of our snorkeling spots for a close-up look at local sea life – sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and whales. There is plenty of room on our spacious boats for relaxing and sunbathing, and lots of time for snorkeling and swimming. We also have kayaks and floats for you to enjoy. After snorkeling, enjoy a fresh lunch and cold drinks as we sail out to sea and look for more marine life. We don’t sail back until sunset, when a beautiful sky lights up in rich shades of crimson, pinks, and oranges. Our adventure includes lunch and a well stocked open bar. Meeting place for the sail is at El Pescador Restaurant on Tamarindo Beach at 1:15 pm. Return time is between 5:30pm and 6pm. Snorkeling/swimming portion of the trip is about 1 hour. Wear shorts or swim suit and bring along sunscreen, mosquito repellent, towel and your camera!

 

Morning Snorkeling Tours:        3 hours        $55.00 per person

Enjoy all the beauty the Pacific has to offer off the coasts of one of our spectacular local beaches - Playa Real, Playa Mina, Playa Conejo or Playa Conchal (snorkeling spot varies depending on the weather) and see the beautiful colors of the underwater life, reefs and exotic fish. A perfect adventure for the whole family! Equipment, refreshments, snacks and guide are included. Morning tours depart each day at 8 am from El Pescador Restaurant on Tamarindo Beach.

*Afternoon tours are also available when weather permits

 

DIVING

Enjoy the richness of life and biodiversity in the Pacific Ocean off Costa Rica’s shore – there are few places in the world where divers can enjoy so many species – from the tiny tube blennies to the giant manta rays. Expect to see moray eels, jacks, snappers, grunts, wrasses, parrotfish, angelfish, porcupine fish, scorpion fish, puffers, lobster, barracuda, tuna, spotted eagle rays, devil rays, stingrays, manta rays, and even white-tip sharks! Bring your bathing suit, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses and camera, and snacks, and are guided by a bilingual PADI or SSI certified instructor (in either English, Spanish, French or German.)

**RESERVE DIVES IN ADVANCE

 

Catalina Islands        8:45am – 1:45pm
Certified divers:        1 dive - $85 + $20 equipment rental (special $270 for 4 dives in two days)
Non-certified divers: 1 dive - $150 (includes resort course)

You will explore several dive sites around the Catalina Islands – known for their pristine waters that are teaming with life. Ten miles north of Tamarindo Beach, the Catalinas offer some of the most exciting diving in the world. About a 45 minute boat ride along the coast brings you to the Catalinas, a group of volcanic islands created millions of years ago. Keep your eye on the horizon along the way ��� you may see turtles, dolphins, rays leaping from the water, and occasionally humpback whales. Upon arrival, your multilingual Divemaster/Instructor will explain everything about the two dives and guide you along the way. The Catalinas have 10 dive sites – different ones are chosen each day according to the sea conditions. The more dives you go on, the more spots you’ll get to discover! Meeting place for the dive is at El Pescador Restaurant on Tamarindo Beach at 8:30am.

 

Cabo Velas (Local dive):      8:30am – 12:00pm        1 dive - $60 + $20 equipment rental

Diving off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica can only be described as spectacular! Discover the great marine life in Cabo Velas, one of the great diving spots of Tamarindo Bay. Meeting place for the dive is at El Pescador Restaurant on Tamarindo Beach at 8:15am.

*Full SSI certification courses of all levels are also available including Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, First Aid, Rescue and Dive Master. We also offer a Resort Course if you haven't time for a certification. This includes 1 theory lesson, 1 pool lesson and 1 or 2 dives.
 
 

FISHING

The waters in front of Tamarindo are well known as one of the "hot spots" for world-class sport fishing in Costa Rica! Fish for sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin, tuna, dorado, roosterfish, snapper and a variety of other species. Whether a seasoned angler, a novice, a group of guys on a serious fishing expedition or a family out for a fun time on the sea, we are happy to accommodate you. Our Costa Rica fishing charters cater to your individual needs. With a proven track record of safety and extensive knowledge of the area, our bilingual experienced crews will give you an experience you won’t forget. We excel at instructing the novice, young or old, to hook and land his or her own fish, as well as accommodating the preferences of the veteran fisherman with a complete range of fishing techniques and the finest tackle and equipment. Quoted prices are per boat (not per person) and include water and soft drinks, beer, snacks, fruit; lunches included on full day charters. (Crew tips not included).

*Half days are 5 hours, 3/4 days are 7 hours, full days are 9 hours, except on the "4 Mori" 28 Mako, which is: half day is 4 hours, 3/4 day is 6 hours, and full day is 8 hours.

 

"Rainbow Runner" 22’ Boston Whaler

(Twin 60 H.P. Etec outboards, shaded deck w/ Bimini top, radio, depth sounder, GPS, outriggers, downrigger, tuna tubes, all-IGFA tackle, complete safety and emergency gear) – maximum 4 persons.

Half-day $450.00
Full-day $575.00

 

"Salsa" 27’ Escapade

(Single Cummins diesel, outriggers, cabin with head, fighting chair, full electronics) - maximum 4 persons

Half-day        $550.00
Full-day        $825.00

 

"OutCast" 27’ Dusky

(Twin Cummins diesels, tower, outriggers, cabin with private head, big fighting chair, full electronics) – maximum 4 persons

Half-day        $675.00
Full-day        $975.00

  

"Capullo" 36’ Custom Topaz Sportfisher

(Twin inboard diesel, Marlin tower, outriggers, full cabin with private head, large cockpit with fighting chair, state-of-the-art navigation electronics, all-IFA tackle, complete safety and emergency gear) – maximum 7 persons

Half-day   $    800.00
Full-day    $1,250.00

 

"Talking Fish" 38’ Topaz

(Twin Detroit diesels, tower, outriggers, cabin with private head, big fighting chair, full electronics) – maximum 7 persons

Half-day        $850.00
Full-day        $1,500.00

 

SURFING

Lesson length:        2  hours

private $80; semi-private $60 per person; group $45 per person (up to 4 people)

Stand up on your first day and learn how to surf on the famed Tamarindo Beach, the first stop on the surf trip in the classic surf adventure sequel "Endless Summer II," filmed in 1994. After just a few lessons given by our top-notch surf instructors, you will be able to return home bragging that you are now a bona fide surfer! Surfboard, rash guard and bilingual instructor included.

 

Surf Charters aboard "4 Mori" 28' Mako:

You can surf several spots in one day, including Avellanas, Playa Negra, Hermosa and Junquillal. With more than 15 years of experience surfing around Tamarindo, we pride ourselves in taking you to the best reef spots and beach breaks, which are faster to easier to get to by boat (some are ONLY accessible by boat!). Trips include hotel pick-up, drinks, fruit and snacks (and lunch for full day), multilingual crew (English, Spanish, Italian). 

Twin 175 HP 2008 4 stroke, Suzuki engines, center console, beam 8.6", equipped w/ Shimano & Penn, full electronics, complete safety and emergency gear 

Half-day $480.00  
3/4-day   $650.00
Full-day $800.00

*priced for 5 persons, $20 per each additional person, (9 person maximum)

  

KAYAKING

Tamarindo Mangrove Tour:    approx. 2 1/2 hours        $45 per person

Together with an experienced guide, you paddle along in single or double kayaks (mostly singles available) and enter the mangroves of Tamarindo. Delight to the monkeys in the surrounding tree branches and glide by an occasional crocodile in his habitat. An amazing EcoAdventure and exhilarating exercise.

 

Capitan Island Kayak and Snorkel Tour (in Tamarindo):                      approx. 2 1/2  hours                                                             $45 per person

Appreciate the various wonders of nature at one of the most beautiful beaches in the area!

 

 

 

Kayak and Snorkeling Tour at Conchal Beach:                                        1/2 day tour                                      $75 per person (minimum 2 people)

 

Appreciate the various wonders of nature at one of the most beacutiful beach in the area. 

 

JET SKIING, BANANA BOAT RIDES,      WAKE BOARDING

Available in high season in Tamarindo - contact us for more details

 

HORSEBACK RIDING

Whether you are an experienced rider or a beginner, we have the perfect horseback riding experience for you! Ride through Costa Rican villages and countryside, past pastures, forests and streams, while trying to spot our native Howler Monkeys playing high up in the trees. Long pants are recommended for your comfort. Guides are knowledgeable and friendly. 

 

Authentic Guanacaste Horseback Riding Adventure:        approx. 2 1/2 hours              $50.00

Beginning in the typical Costa Rican town of Huacas (transportation is provided from The Breeze), you will be greeted by a local family where you will see them cooking their traditional homemade tortillas on a wooden stove, taste a cup of their Costa Rican coffee and their natural juices, and taste some fresh cheese before departing on a wonderful horseback ride through small towns and villages. You will be able to talk to locals and observe how they work and live. Your final destination is Playa Conchal (Shell Beach), a magnificent white sand beach off the Gold Coast of Guanacaste, where you will have some time for snorkeling or swimming before heading back to Tamarindo. Water, a cold towel and some fresh fruit will be provided for you when you reach Playa Conchal.

Horseback Riding in the Hilltops:                                          approx. 2  hours                  $65.00

Climb hilltops to enjoy breathtaking ocean and valley views. Saddle up and experience Howler monkeys treetop, iguanas on the roam, and birds in flight. Experience the nature and wildlife up-close on horseback. Horses are well-groomed, well-trained and friendly.*Combination trips can be arranged that can include Horseback riding, canopying, and/or a BBQ Buffet & Fiesta at an additional cost.

Equestrian Riding can also be arranged.

 

 

BICYCLING

Bike Tours:        approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours

A variety of guided tours are available according to your riding level and will take you to some of the most scenic trails in the area. Tours include Trek Mountain bike, bottled water, power bar, guide and technical support and transportation. Prices are per person.

Pinilla Jungle Bike Tour – 20 km (approx. 2 hours) – entry level rider $55.00
Santa Rosa Tour – 25 km (approx. 2 1/2 hours) – entry level rider  $65.00
Pirates Bay Tour – 45 km (4 hours) – experienced rider $75.00
San Francisco/Avellanas (available on request) – 55 km (btwn. 4-6 hours) very advanced $90.00

 

Bike Rentals:        per day - $20.00

 

ATV's and CANOPY TOURS

ATV Tour:     3 hours  $99.00 per driver  $48.00 per passenger                        

                       2 hours  $75.00 per driver  $30.00 per passenger

Ride through the forests, hillsides and back roads of Guanacaste as you head towards Avellanas Beach, where you can stop for lunch at Lolas, or just check out one of the biggest waves in Costa Rica.

 

ATV and Canopy Tour:        3 hours         $110.00 per driver        $60.00 per passenger

100% Adrenaline guaranteed! We will take a road into the mountain on an ATV to the canopy tour where you can run wires of more than 500 meters long and enjoy views of Tamarindo and surrounding areas, and also have the opportunity to see the forest from atop. At the end we will return you to the starting point by ATV.Canopy Tour:        1 – 2 hours (depending on group size)        $40.00

The tour begins with a greeting and an explanation of the tour. All safety aspects will be covered to ensure you feel safe and secure. A member of our team with fit you with your harness, and you are ready to begin the tour. What better way to start  than at the top a Guanacaste, the national tree of Costa Rica. You will ascend this tree by a winding staircase until you arrive at the first platform 20 meters up. You will zip from one platform to another with the use of cables and pulleys, above one of the last unique and impressive dry forests in the area. At these heights you can see and listen to many animals, for example, monkeys, iguanas, raccoons, armadillos, and a great variety of native and migratory birds, as well as a great quantity of butterflies, a part of the biodiversity of plants, trees and lianas. There are 10 cables and 11 platforms in total. Departure times: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Return time is 2 to 3 hours later (driving time is approximately 30 minutes each way). Please wear pants or long shorts, sneakers or similar. Also bring mosquito repellent and your camera!

 

GIANT LEATHERBACK TURTLE NESTING SAFARI

Mid-October - Mid-February               Departure time: in accordance with the tides                $35.00 per person (price includes tour plus $10 ranger fee)

A nocturnal adventure takes you into the Baula National Park to witness one of the few remaining nesting grounds for the Giant Leatherback Sea Turtles. This is approximately a two-hour walking tour with a bilingual guide to watch the world's largest reptile lay her eggs and return to sea. This tour is educational as well as adventurous. The tour includes professional multi-lingual guides from the national park, a video show, refreshments and transportation (from tthe estuary). 

*If there are no turtles the first night, a follow-up night is offered free, but must be used the following night only

 

NATURE TOURS AND TRIPS

Estuary Tour:        2 hours        $35.00 per person 

Reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn meandering down the river in 'The African Queen,' you can take a unique safari boat ride through the canals of the beautiful 'Las Baulas de Guanacaste' National Park's mangrove swamp. Ride past 5 different kinds of rare mangrove trees, where you'll spot  howler monkeys in the  branches, beautiful water birds, colorful crabs, iguanas and (if you're lucky!) sometimes crocodiles in the waters below. Our guide has 20 years of experience in pointing out all the natural wonders you're about to see! Bring sunscreen, mosquito repellant and your camera. Water, fruit and transportation is included.

 

Palo Verde National Park River Tour and Guaitil        7:30am - 3pm        $95.00  per person    

This trip is a guarantee for those who love nature and wildlife, and is a birdwatcher's paradise. Your trip begins with a drive through the beautiful countryside of Guanacaste. Once you arrive at the park, you will find yourself surrounded by  one of the most complete selections of water birds in the country, plus enormous crocodiles, white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, green iguanas and water lizards. After the river tour, a 'Guanacasteco' style lunch will be awaiting you in a typical Chorotega rancho, where you will feast on regional dishes. Guaitil is the most representative village of the Costa Rican natives who are still producing the ancient Chorotega pottery, a tradition preserved by the indigenous cultures. You will see how the artisans make this unique kind of pottery. This trip includes transportation, river tour, lunch, Guaitil tour and a bilingual tour guide.

 

Rincon de la Vieja National Park / Buena Vista Combo Tour        7:30am - 6pm        $135.00 per person 

Starting with a 100% adrenaline canopy thrill, this day promises to be full of adventure. Zip line over the tree tops of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and get eye to eye with monkeys and birds 60 feet above the ground. Next, the jungle water slide comes as a refreshing break - and you control the speed! A typical 'Guanacasteco' countryside lunch will be served before you embark by horse or trailer truck (your pick) to the volcanic mud pots and hot water springs (notice the lovely waterfalls along the way.) Enjoy a volcanic hot mud spa full of nutrients and other great properties, and then spend some time swimming in the crystal clear mineral hot springs. This area is abundant with wildlife and exotic tropical birds, especially toucans. This trip includes transportation, canopy tour, jungle water slide, lunch, horseback ride or trailer truck ride, volcanic mud pots and hot water springs.

 

SPAS

Coco Beauty Spa        Monday - Saturday from 8:30 am - 8pm        /        Sunday from 9am - 6pm

In the heart of Tamarindo, Coco Beauty Spa offers an array of massages and body treatments that include healing stone massages, aromatherapy massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, a very memorable four-hand massage conducted by two masseuses, Royal Thai Herbal massage, and a romantic couples massage that includes flower petals on your massage beds and two glasses of sparkling wine. They also offer a selection of facials, manicures, pedicures and waxings.

 

Spa de Eros        Daily Spa Day 9:30am to 2:30pm

Indulge yourself for a day at Spa de Eros, where you will receive three wonderful treatments and a gourmet lunch with wine. You will receive either a 1 hr 30 min Signature Full Body Massage or a Manicure/Pedicure, plus your choice of two: Facial: Cucumber Lime, Red Clay or Oatmeal/Honey; Indonesian Soaking Tub: Milk or Fresh Fruit and Flowers; Body Wrap: Papaya or Volcanic Mud; or Body Scrub: Chocolate Dream or Oatmeal Honey and Milk. All treatments are 100% pure and natural.  Transportation included.

*Voted #1 in the world for luxury and service by TripAdvisor

 

YOGA/PILATES

All classes are held in the Centro Comercial Plaza, 2nd floor, Tamarindo (schedule subject to change)

Monday:         8am: Yogalates           9:30am: Hatha          4:30pm: Vinyasa Flow & Restorative   

Tuesday:        9:30am:  Vinyasa       11am: Pilates Mat     5:30pm: Vinyasa Flow  

Wednesday:  8am: Yogalates           9:30am: Hatha          4:30pm: Hatha & Restorative

Thursday:       9:30am: Vinyasa        11am: Pilates Mat     5:30 Vinyasa Flow

Friday:             8am: Vinyasa Flow    9:30am: Hatha          4:30pm: Vinyasa Flow

Saturday:        9:30am: Hatha                                                3pm: Vinyasa Flow & Restorative

*Private instruction available