Lifeguard Program

ADI Tamarindo

The Tamarindo Lifeguard program is working to guarantee the safety of locals and tourists in Playa Tamarindo.

Our lifeguards provide:

Lifeguard service every day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 365 days per year

Coordination of efforts with local police, paramedics, firefighters and the Red Cross

Lifesaving training courses in progress for local surf, aquatic and volunteer instructors

A Junior Lifeguard program for the youth of the community

CPR and first aid courses for the whole community


Patrick McNulty (Coordinator)

Jonathan Thompson (Lifeguard), Greddy Chávez (Lifeguard)


Objectives / Projects proposed:


Increase lifeguard coverage to include the southern end of Playa Tamarindo

Increased signage along the beach for surf currents, crocodiles, etc.

Get emergency transport on the beach (ATV and Jetski)

Continue working with the Costa Rican government to nationalize the lifeguard program.