Activities & Tours

Estuary Tour

The Tamarindo estuary covers more than 1200 acres of pure salt water jungle & mangroves. The boat leaves directly from the hotel & takes you on a magnificent wildlife expedition to see a variety of bird & animals… including howler monkeys & crocodiles!

Turtle Tour

Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Playa Grande is one of only 3 places in the world that the leather back turtle comes to nest on. These magnificent animals can measure up to 2.5 meters & weigh up to 700 kilos. Nesting season is from October until April.

Sunset Sailing

Imagine spending the day setting sail aboard a beautiful, luxury sailboat cruising around the open waters with a tropical drink in hand. Drop anchor, grab mask and fins to see tropical fish, sea turtles & rays. See what Costa Ricans mean by Pura Vida.

Rincon de la Vieja Adventure

A magnificent opportunity to experience the mountains of Costa Rica, don’t miss the chance to experience an all-day adventure Rincon de la Vieja, the nearest volcano. This ultimate adventure combo includes ziplining, horseback riding, tubing & lunch.

Palo Verde Tour

Wake up early & our driver will take you deep into the jungle for riverboat cruise through Palo Verde National Park. Get up close with monkeys, croc, parrots and more. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch and tour a pottery town.

Sport Fishing

The waters here are world-famous for sport fishing. Get ready to reel in both game fish and dinner, depending on the season Sailfish, blue, black & striped marlin, yellow fin tuna, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish & snapper are the most common catch here.

Surfing & Lessons

Playa Grande is one of the most consistent beach breaks in Costa Rica. Get stoked on both lefts & rights that can hold up to almost double over-head. Plus, you’re near other breaks like Tamarindo, Avellanas, & Playa Negra. Witch’s Rock & Ollie’s Point are only a boat ride away.

Canopy Tour

An experience like no other! Imagine yourself harnessed to a zip line, sailing through the tree tops spotting monkeys & birds. You will enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean & the many different types of wildlife & fauna & flora of the northwest region of the country.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Whether you want to catch a wave or see the coastline, you can get in a work out and take in the sights from a stand up paddleboard. Looking for someone to take you? Get expert advice and insider tips from a guide or surf instructor.


Dive spots such as the Catalina Islands & Bat Island offer a stunning variety of sea life such as giant manta rays, moray eels, white tip reef sharks, live coral & much more. Not certified? We’ll coordinate with the local dive shop to get certified.


Rent a sea kayak and enjoy the day exploring the estuary or the open ocean. Follow the river as it winds and turns & you venture deeper into the saltwater jungle. Hire a guide to help you spot wildlife in the trees & in the mangrove swamps.


Take some time to celebrate your mind, body & soul. Community classes are offered twice a week & all levels are welcome. You may also schedule a private session for a group or individual. Dedicate part of your time in Playa Grande to your practice.

Massage & Spa Services

What better way to pamper yourself in paradise than by having the spa come to you. Our local spa specialists will come directly to your room to perform a variety of services including massages, energy work, body scrubs, mani/pedis or organic facials.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy an afternoon touring throughout Playa Grande & experience all that nature has to offer. Local Ticos will be your guides & give you a truly authentic Costa Rican experience. The horses will pick you up & drop you off right at Hotel Bula Bula.

ATV Tour

Take a ride off the beaten path and see some of the most secluded beach spots and panoramic mountain views that Costa Rica has to offer. Enjoy a guided tour with friendly, local Ticos and experience what off road driving is like here in Playa Grande!


Explore under the sea by snorkeling in the Pacific. Discover a variety of sea life like rays, sea turtles, tropical fish & so much more! Whether you want to book a charter, rent equipment or pair with a day of sailing, reserve a day for snorkeling.

Arenal Volcano Day Tour

Take a trip to the world-famous Arenal volcano. Soak away your stress in the hot springs by day & enjoy the sounds of the rainforest by evening. We’re happy to help with arranging a driver, tours & overnight accommodations or making recommendations.

Your Adventure Start Here!

Please fill out the form to the right to request a reservation for one of the following adventure tours. One of our staff members will get back to you within the next 24-48 hours. Thank you for choosing Hotel Bula Bula.

Which adventures are you interested in?