No wonder why Costa Rica is world famous for its natural beauties. From beaches with clear waters and white sand to hanging bridges in the middle of the jungle, a country that has everything an adventure lover is looking for. Regardless of your preference and the level of adrenaline, you’ll find an activity here!
Let’s start with those who look for more tranquil activities…
Horseback riding: Horseback riding on the beaches of Tamarindo or on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano, is the perfect setting to enjoy the cool weather of the mountains or watch a beautiful sunset on the beach.
Cableway through the jungle: You will also find the option of a Cableway which goes through the rainforest and makes it a unique adventure for bird watching. No need of walking, just relax in this car while passing through nature.
Butterfly farms: If you are looking for something even serene, Costa Rica has plenty of butterfly farms, where it is common to admire the Morpho butterfly with its beautiful blue wings. Most of these farms also include snake sanctuaries as well as trails through the forest.
Hiking: If you are looking for outdoor activities, hiking along Río Celeste is one of the options I have to recommend. A path that surrounds the turquoise river and ends with a viewpoint of an impressive waterfall is a plan you will not regret. There are plenty of hiking trails along the mountains and beaches. Manuel Antonio National Park also offers a path surrounded by trees to get to the paradisiac beach. Keep your eyes wide open through this trail to appreciate the animals in their natural habitat: monkeys, sloths, toucans, birds, butterflies, iguanas, are some of the most viewed here.
Hanging Bridges: Another option for lovers of the outdoors are the hanging bridges of Monteverde, perfect to appreciate the jungle from more than 50 meters high. Almost at the same height as the treetops! Birdwatching is a privilege here. You will also be able to appreciate how the rivers mix with the marvelous green forests from above.
For fans of adventure, and adrenaline…
Rafting: Rafting, is a bumpy ride by the rapids of the rivers. Our famous Pacuare river has level 4 rapids, which make it a demanding physical activity. Although the majority of the route perfect to enjoy the scenery with the canyons where the river flow is calm or see the foothills of the Talamanca mountain range. An experience of which one will remember the rest of life.
Canopy: In different areas of the national territory, you can find the option of a canopy, where you can feel the adrenaline rushing through your body while launching as Superman through the jungle. A great activity for large groups on a sunny or rainy day. Riding through natures gift while having fun on the zip lines.
Scuba Diving: Costa Rica offers a new world to discover under the sea. Iconic places to scuba dive are Isla del Coco, Isla Uvita, Cahuita, Isla Murciélago, Isla del Cano and more. The marine diversity found on our territory is infinite. You will come across giant stingrays, hammered sharks, dolphins, turtles, fishes of all colors as well as different kinds of sharks like bull shark, white tip sharks, whale sharks, hammered sharks. Diving in Costa Rica is a total adventure and you will find options for this along with the Pacific coast as well as on the Caribbean side.
Surf: Costa Rica is famous for Surfing since most of the beaches have a perfect swell. It is well-known worldwide by its perfect waves to such an extent that we have hosted the Surf World Championship. Beaches like Nosara, Playa Grande, Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Salsa Brava, are some of the most popular places to practice this sport. For starters, you’ll find a surf shop in each beach town, where locals can teach you how to surf like a total pro!
Bike trails: The best bike trails are definitely in Costa Rica, you can take advantage of miles of roads and most of the cities and towns rent the necessary equipment. Most Costa Ricans have a fervor for this sport so there are several places where this sport is done and practice among severals are Manuel Antonio, Ciudad Colon, Cartago, Atenas, Las Catalinas and much more.
A picture is worth a thousand words and that is the image that the more than one million visitors who come to Costa Rica take to personally experience their encounter with the wonderful nature that surrounds this country. If something has Costa Rica is that it has activities, tastes, and needs for all lifestyles.