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 bars 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. Advance purchase tickets are $40 each and are available until the week before the Crawl (ends Sunday 11 a.m. one week prior to the event date). The week of the Crawl tickets can be purchased at the regular price of $45 (ends the day of the event at 11 a.m.). Walk-Up tickets are $50 cash only. Keep in mind that the tour sells out, so the only way to guarantee your spot on the bus is to buy tickets in advance. 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?
Please arrive at Sharky’s by 12:45 pm. We leave Sharky’s at 1 pm. Check-in starts at 12 pm. The bus leaves at 1:00pm sharp 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.
How far away is the first stop?
The first bar is usually about a 30-45 minute ride from Sharky’s.
Is there food at the stops?
Yes! Each bar 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 bars take credit cards?
Some stops accept credit cards, but it’s always a good idea to bring some cash.
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 us a message via the contact page and we’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 / RIU Palace. 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.
Is the tour year round?
I’m a blogger/a big deal on Instagram/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.
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.