The Most Popular Things to Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Activities

While a hotel can get you close to Costa Rica’s rainforests, volcanoes, and beaches, our Costa Rica adventure tours put you right in the center of the action. 
Enjoy a myriad of Costa Rica tours with us, from private to groups, half-days to multi-days. Whatever you do, our 24/7 in-country Travel Experience Team will provide great service and offer unbiased info about any area/tour you’d like to participate in.
They'll ensure you experience the adventure side of Costa Rica like no-one else!

Which Costa Rica Tours Are Best for You?

Costa Rica is the land of adventure – a place where you can go white water rafting in the morning, spot monkeys and toucans in the afternoon, and wind down the day at natural hot springs
The country’s diversity of things to do and places to see promises hours of relaxation, adventure, and leisure… Costa Rica vacations perfectly tailored to your preferences.
Adventure tours are steeped in adrenaline, from Costa Rica’s iconic canopy zip lines to waterfall rappelling. And when you’re ready to relax after the wild ride, relaxing tours step in with bubbling hot springs, rainforest massages, and spa treatments
Of course, Costa Rica is most famous for its nature, and you’ll find plenty of tours to take you into the great outdoors: national park hikes, birdwatching tours, kayaking through mangrove forests, and much more. 
Get your game face on for physically active tours like horseback riding and mountain biking, and up the game with ocean activities like sea kayaking and sport fishing
Top it off with cultural tours and get a deeper look at Costa Rican life, like traditional farm experiences, coffee and chocolate tours, visits to indigenous villages, and other fascinating insights.

If Time is Short, Carpe Diem!

Some of our best tours combine a little bit of this and a little bit of that, to create Costa Rica vacation packages like no other. 
Enjoy a zip line canopy tour through forests filled with monkeys and sloths. Sail out to snorkel Pacific reefs amid unforgettable sunsets… and hike up a volcano before relaxing in steamy, thermal hot springs. With these tours, Costa Rica is at your fingertips.

FAQs About Things to Do in Costa Rica

What are five things Costa Rica is known for?

Costa Rica is known for many things, but the best, most typical “Tico-like” activities have to be:
  1. Zip lining through rainforest canopies
  2. Hiking and exploring the many national parks
  3. Relaxing and enjoying hot, thermal hot springs in Arenal
  4. Surfing warm water Pacific and Caribbean waves
  5. White water rafting exhilarating jungle rivers

What kind of activities are there in Costa Rica?

For such a small country, Costa Rica offers a range of activities for visitors to enjoy, ranging from the relaxing to the extreme. Hiking, surfing, biking, rafting, caving, zip lining, rappelling, and more are all available.

What do people in Costa Rica like to do?

Costa Ricans love getting outside and exploring their country. They're justifiably proud of their national parks and natural beauty, and you'll find as many locals as tourists partaking in the many adventure activities available.

What should I be aware of when visiting Costa Rica?

When visiting Costa Rica you should be aware of the weather, especially when picking outdoor activities to enjoy. Ask our Travel Consultants their recommendations for what to bring/wear for any given tour based on the time of year you're traveling.
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