The Beach & Pool Crawl explores the hidden pools, beaches and resorts outside of Tamarindo. If you’re coming to Costa Rica and only spend time in Tamarindo, you’re missing out! Our goal is to get people out of town to see more of the true Costa Rica, while providing a fun and social beach and pool experience.
Whether you’re a day drinker, beach goer, chillaxer, or dance maven the Crawl is the perfect Sunday Funday activity.
The Crawl leaves every Sunday at 1:00PM from Sharky’s (come early for a pre-party from noon-1:00pm at Sharky’s, 2×1 house cocktails with your wristband for the bus ride out).
Ticket price includes a welcome shot at each stop and transportation.
We arrive back in Tamarindo at Sharky’s around 8:00pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many stops do we go to?
We go to 3 stops every Sunday. This is not your typical bar crawl. First, we are in a bus going on a 45 kilometer round trip journey. You could say it’s the longest bar crawl in the world! Second, we want you to enjoy your time at each location and not be constantly hopping on and off the bus.
What places do we stop at?
The crawl is always changing and morphing. The tour you go on this Sunday might be different than one you go on next week. The stops will always have either a beach or a pool hence the name!
How do I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets online at this link. Pre-sale tickets are $35, and day of tickets are $40 cash only. Keep in mind that the tour sells out, so the only way to guarantee your spot on the bus is to buy pre-sale tickets. Otherwise, come to Sharky’s at noon and we can put you on the waiting list.
What time does the bus leave from Sharky’s?
The bus leaves at 1:00pm from Sharky’s. DO NOT BE LATE!!! We will leave you. Please understand, we have places to go, people to meet, shots to drink, and beer to chug. Plan ahead and get your cigarettes, sunscreen, etc… the day before.
Is there food at the stops?
Yes! Each stop has food. Make sure to place your food orders when we first arrive at the stops since sometimes kitchens are slow down here in Costa Rica. Keep in mind food and drinks are not included with the ticket price.
Where is Sharky’s and how far away is my hotel from Sharky’s?
Here’s a map of where Sharky’s is located. Click the directions button in the upper left corner to see how far away it is:
Should I bring any valuables like passports or expensive bags?
No! You will likely be drinking quite a bit on this tour. Leave the passports and Gucci bags at home. Also, if you’re a sloppy drinker, we recommend only bringing the essentials.
Do I need to bring a towel?
You don’t need to bring a towel. It’s fine to be wet on the bus (plus, you’ll most likely lose the towel unless you’re an expert level day drinker).
What happens if it’s raining or forecasted to rain?
The crawl goes on rain or shine. Usually the rain only lasts for an hour, plus you’re in a swimsuit anyway!
Do the different stops take credit cards?
Some stops accept credit cards, but it’s always a good idea to bring some cash.
I’m 40/50/60. Am I too old to go on this tour?
No! The Beach & Pool Crawl is for anyone over 18 years of age. The majority of our clients are active, lively travelers under 55. We welcome anyone, but keep in mind this is an active and social tour, where we are outside in the Costa Rican sun or in locations without AC. If you can’t take the heat, stay home!
How far away is the first stop?
The first stop is usually about a 30-45 minute ride from Sharky’s.
What if I’m by myself? Is this a good tour for the solo traveler?
Yes! The crawl is a great way to meet people and you’ll most likely meet other “crawlers” who are traveling solo as well. Plus, it’s a good starting point for the rest of your time in Tamarindo.
I left my purse/sunglasses/towel on the bus. How do I get it back?
Send me a message via the contact page and I’ll check the lost and found for your item.
I partied too hard Saturday night and I’m hungover and can’t go on the crawl. Can I get a refund on my ticket?
Unfortunately there are absolutely no refunds on tickets. Don’t you know the best cure for a hangover is more beer!
I’m staying at the Hotel RIU Guanacaste. How do I get to Sharky’s from there?
It’s about 1.5 hour drive from the Hotel RIU. Your best bet is to rent a car for a day (usually around $40 for a 24 hour rental) or ask the hotel concierge about shuttles. Renting a car will be much cheaper though. If you’re worried about driving back, there are plenty of cheap places to stay in Tamarindo for after the tour.
I’m staying at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa. How do I get to Sharky’s from there?
The JW Marriott has a shuttle that will drop you off in Tamarindo at noon on Sunday, giving you plenty of time before the crawl departs. The schedule is below. Ask the concierge desk to reserve a spot.
I’m staying at the Westin Resort & Spa in Playa Conchal. How do I get to Sharky’s from there?
You can take one of the hotel provided shuttles into Tamarindo. On the way back we can drop you off at the main entrance, or you can stay on the bus and come to Tamarindo to play beer pong at Sharky’s. (Keep in mind, a roundtrip shuttle to Tamarindo and back to the Westin is $20)
I’m staying at the Occidental in Langosta. How do I get to Sharky’s from there?
The Occidental is only a 10 minute taxi ride to Sharky’s. Have the hotel concierge arrange a pickup for you.
Is the tour only on Sundays?
Yes, but if you have a large group and are unable to make the Sunday tour send me a message via the contact page and I can organize a “private” crawl for your group.
I’m a blogger/a big deal on Instragram/YouTube – can you hook me up?
We welcome collaborations and publicity opportunities. If you’re interested in collaborating or want to present an idea to us please contact us about coming on the tour.
It’s my birthday!!! Can you hook me up?
The Crawl is a popular birthday option and we love having birthday groups. If your birthday falls on the Crawl Sunday you plan to attend, send us a message with a copy of your passport/driver’s license and we’ll send you a special booking code.
Where do I buy the official crawler tank top?
We will have them for sale at the start of the tour at Sharky’s for $15 until supplies run out.
Check out some videos of past crawls below!