Costa Rica Adventure Vacations
For those who aren’t intimidated by active volcanoes, fast paced rafting rivers, or ziplines across the river canyons, here are our best Costa Rica adventure vacations!
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Costa Rica has something for everyone looking to experience its nature and wilderness firsthand. In the adventure department Costa Rica isn’t lacking.
These customizable Costa Rica vacation packages are full of excitement for families, couples and groups. Zip lining over a tropical canopy, white water rafting through mountain canyons or diving on an island . We have hand picked some of the best Costa Rica adventure vacations for you, whether you’re staying in one place or doing a cross-country combo, you won’t be lacking an adrenaline rush.
Every region in Costa Rica offers great array of adventure activities. The two most talked about are Arenal volcano area and Monteverde.
Arenal region has the biggest selection of activities to choose from. Thrill seekers can enjoy white water rafting, ziplining, waterfall rappelling, caving, kayaking and paddle boarding, to name a few. Horseback riding to the famous waterfall, extreme hiking to the volcano laguna or mountain biking are also popular. How many you get to enjoy depends on the time you’re spending in the area. You want to experience as many as possible? We recommend doing combo tours in the morning/early afternoon followed by visit to hot springs in the evening.
Combo tours usually combine two adventure tours, such as rappelling and white water rafting, or hiking and horseback riding. There are even 4-in-1 combinations that will keep you entertained the whole day. They are perfect for visitors that won’t spend many days in the area.
Monteverde is an area with a distinct, cool climate, typical for a cloud forest. Thus, experience of the somewhat similar activities can be very different. There aren’t any water sports that you can enjoy here, but adventure tours aren’t lacking. Including the highest and the longest zipline in Central America!
Guanacaste offers a variety of marine sports and activities. Sport fishing and scuba diving are world class here but don’t think that is all. North of Papagayo lie some of the most famous surf spots in Costa Rica and all along the coastline there are places to kayak or paddle board.
If you’re up for some inland adventure then Rincon de la Vieja is just one hour away from Guanacaste coastline and offers tropical dry forest and volcano hikes. The most thrilling tours here are zip lining over the river canyon and the waterfall rappelling. Alternatively you can opt for horseback riding or relaxation in steaming hot springs. For the inner child in you enjoy the 1200 feet long tube ride through tropical forest.
Going to Osa Peninsula in the South Pacific or to Tortuguero on the North Caribbean Coast can be an adventure in itself. You’ll be winding through tropical jungle on boats by lazy river canals just to get to your hotel. Once there the options are endless! Tour the national parks, visit a waterfall, go diving or snorkeling around Isla Caño. Do a zipline tour and then kayak up and down the lazy rivers of Tortuguero in your quest for a perfect monkey shot.
If you are on a limited time schedule, but don’t want to miss out on anything, we recommend using connection tours as a way to travel between destinations. Our vacation packages can include various connection tours, and bring excitement to lengthy transfers.
The best example is white water rafting, or Poas volcano and coffee tour, often used when traveling from San Jose. You can travel with connection tours to Central Pacific, Arenal, Monteverde, or Guanacaste.
Still undecided what adventure package to pick for your vacation? Email us or call 1-800-606-1860 for a personalized itinerary and start planning your Costa Rica vacations today!