fbPlaygrounds — Thermal
Accommodation
Private Berths
Duration
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Tamarindo Airport (TNO)

Luxurious wave chasing

"We're all about luxury while chasing waves (and fish!). As we adventure, we embrace everything that Costa Rica has to offer. You'll be traveling in style and ultimate comfort on Playgrounds as we help you create unforgettable memories."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell
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The Tamarindo region is perfect for beginners, intermediates, and advanced surfers because the wave really is whatever you make it. There will be some days that the swell will reach overhead, but most days it's going to stick between 3-5 feet.

If you are looking for medium or large waves, your best bet is going to be March (still in the dry season) through August. November is also a great month for swells. But if you are looking for more fun/smaller waves and not too many people then September to October is your best option.

The boat

Playgrounds is a 51 ft. PowerCat (sails at a speed of 18-19 knots a top speed of 25 knots) with an incredibly sleek design and innovative appliances, equipped with a three-cabin layout featuring a private ensuite bathroom with shower, each. For a full luxurious yet tropical experience, you will have access to a large aft cockpit, expansive flybridge, modern interior, and more lounging areas like a large saloon, a galley, and several dining areas (which all seat 8-10 people). The boat sleeps 6 people.

The outside space is a great place to sit back and relax. The flybridge seats 8-10 people under the shade and includes a wet bar, a fridge, an ice-maker, and a grill. There is another big double sunbed in front of it. The front of the main deck, which is also accessible from the saloon, includes another shaded sitting area with tables.

Every area in the boat is filled with natural light and stunning ocean views from the panoramic windows and besides that, the aft door can slide open completely and a door to the front of the boat allows easy circulation and great natural ventilation for those hot, sunny days. Some other great features are; AC in all bedrooms and saloon, TV with movies in saloon & master bedroom, music system with separate volume control for different areas, WIFI network (within cell phone range) and last but least, life vests and life rafts.

Berths

This boat sleeps up to 6 people. It has a three-cabin layout (understood as private berths) composed by a master cabin in the starboard hull equipped with a queen-size bed with a private ensuite bathroom located right outside of the master cabin in the forward part of the hull and there are two guest cabins with separate bathrooms carefully designed to maximize comfort and practicality as well as privacy in the port side hull. The whole area is well-ventilated with various opening hatches and ports. There is excellent lighting and plenty of storage with full-size hanging lockers in both the master cabin and the guest’s cabins. All bathrooms are spacious and feature separate shower stalls and corian washbasins with mixer taps and include a mirrored vanity unit with domestic-sized electric flushing toilets.

There are separate accommodations for crew/staff.

Rates

Daily rates for the entire boat start at $2,100. Please contact us for a detailed quote for your stay.

Getting there
The most convenient way is landing in Liberia Airport and then driving to Tamarindo (45 miles, about 70 minutes) following th... read more

After a lifelong passion for the ocean and all that it entails, our Captain Pete was able to bring this project to reality. Pete was born and raised in a fishing village near Rome. Since a young ages he's had a passion for traveling the world fishing and chasing waves.

After the age of 16, our Captain explored the European coasts of Portugal, Spain, and France but he could not resist falling in love with Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Thailand when he got there. After a couple of years he traveled to Central and South America where he has spent over 12 years doing what he loves, and here in Costa Rica is where Playgrounds and Pete’s dreams live. This is not only a vacation, this is an unforgettable experience.

“Every day is different from another, so let's see what nature will offer us today and enjoy it as much as we can” - Captain Pete.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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Questions?

What's included?
Open bar, snacks and fresh fruit. Meals (it will depend on the duration of your trip. Activities like surfing, fishing, sightseeing, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, stand-up paddle boarding, j... read more
What's not included?
Airport - Tamarindo transfer.
Is the price for the whole boat?
Yes, rates for the boat start at $2,100/night. The boat sleeps 6 people total. Please contact us for a detailed quote for your stay.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
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