Costa Rica Tours
San Jose Day Tours
San Jose has the most day tours and some that only operate from the capital. One of the most popular is white-water rafting on the Pacure River.
Arenal Volcano Day Tours
Arenal is beautiful area and there is lots to do besides waiting for the volcano to erupt. The hanging bridges are a popular tour.
Monteverde Cloud Forest
There are several reserves in this cloud forest and a diverse selection of tours. We recommend a morning cloud forest tour. You will see a lot more with a guide.
North Pacific Coast
Day tours for guests in the Northwest of Costa Rica including Tamarindo. Canopy tours and National Park tours are popular here./p>
Southern Guanacaste Area
Tambor, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa are the main destinations where these tours are available. Ask your travel adviser to check on a particular hotel.
In the Jacó Beach area there is a good selection of day tours available from sea kayaking to canopy tours. One of the most popular is the Isla Totuga Tour.
There are a lot of water related activities in this area. Sea kayaking, white-water rafting and waverunners in addition to the nature tours.
Southern Pacific Coast
Most of the hotels on the Osa Pennisula include hiking and snorkeling in their packages. These day tours are for guests in the Dominical area.
Southern Caribbean Coast
Hotels in Tortuguerro on the Northern Caribbean have tours included. These tours are for people staying at hotels in Cauita and Puerto Viejo.
Whether it's a zip-line thrill ride, gondola, or naturalist educational trip through the treetops, canopy tours have exploded in popularity in the past decade.
Before it was overtaken by tourism, coffee was the driving force of Costa Rica's economy. A tour of a coffee farm and processing facility is a great way to satisfy your curiosity about the source of your morning cuppa and get an introduction to Tico history and culture.
Surfing & Windsurfing
Costa Rica's breaks are world renowned, and rightly so. Inland, Lake Arenal has constantly balmy water (66 to 71 °F, 19-21 °C), average wind speeds of 24 mph (40 kph), and an exquisite setting for windsurfers. Rental equipment and lessons for both types of board sport are available.
Volcano WatchingArenal is the premier destination with its lava flows, fire belching, and rolling smoking boulders, but Poás and Irazú have their attractions as well.
The canals of Tortuguero, wetlands of Caño Negro, and mangroves of the Damas estuary adjacent to Manuel Antonio are the most popular places to sit back relax and let the boatman be your guide to bird and wildlife spotting.
As you might suspect in a country covered in rain forest that rises from one ocean to 12,000 feet and drops back to sea level in the space of 70 miles, whitewater abounds in Costa Rica. Trips cater to all ability levels and interests.
Sunning, swimming, surfing, sailing, scuba, snorkeling, and that's just the S's.. Beach lovers might think that Christopher Columbus had them in mind when he dubbed this (or did he?) the land of the "Rich Coast".
This catchall category covers everything from a walk on a paved path to multi-night treks up the bed of a river to prime jaguar country. Most visitors to Costa Rica spend at least some time hiking through the rain and cloud forests or along the beaches.
There are hundreds of hotsprings in this volcanic land and a couple of them have spawned spas. If you want to relax your tired muscles (or have a masseur relax them for you) hit the natural pools, then spend a night at Tabacón resort.
Rainforests, mountains, and canyons add up to countless waterfalls and you can enjoy anything from walk up viewing platforms a few yards from a restaurant to strenuous hikes into secluded skinny-dipping pools.
Everyone becomes an amateur birder as soon as they land in Costa Rica. You can't help but notice the remarkable colors, calls and plumage, and you'll find plenty of serious bird watchers and qualified guides to fill you in on the habits and natural history of the species you see.