Costa Rica Adventures

Did you know that Costa Rica offers some of the best adventures?  There are things in Costa Rica that everyone should see and try at least once and if you can go again, you should.  Costa Rica has breathtaking sights sure to dazzle the eyes, great adrenaline pumping hikes and rides that will have you asking for more.  Even the coffee is something to behold.

There are several adventures to choose from depending on how high you want your adrenaline to flow.  Maybe you just want to enjoy the scenery and take it easy, relax, we got that too.

Let’s start with a combo tour from San Jose and visit the waterfall gardens; just remember to take a raincoat with you.  Then go mountain hiking on Poas volcano and reach over 8,000 feet in height, take your singing voice because you will think you are in a natural amphitheater.

Photo by Wayne L Harrison

Oh, you want a little more adrenaline?  There is always the Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose.  To this day the Volcano still gushes with lava and the natural fireworks display is gorgeous.  You can feel the rumbling in the earth standing on the side of this volcano.  Just in case that works your heart overtime you might want to consider releasing some tension in the mineral hot springs of that same volcano.

If you love nature then you are going to love the white water rafting adventure.  The Pacuare River hosts some great class III and IV rapids and some breathtaking scenery and wildlife.  I’m talking jaguars, sloths, monkeys, reptiles and a variety of birds.  Don’t forget to take a towel with you when you go and you are going to want your camera.  After the rapids you will enjoy a relaxing ride back through Braulio Carrillo National Park, truly impressive.

Not enough adventure?  How about this, lets start the day on a boat ride down the river right through the rainforest.  Then its your choice, either horseback or hiking as we make our way into the canopy.  Here you will get a brief introduction of how to make your next experience safe and enjoyable.  Using professional climbing gear you will be swinging through the tree tops of the Central American Rainforest.  You will get a view like no other as you leap from platform to platform.  Don’t worry, its completely safe and requires no prior training.  It’s all included in the Sarapiqui Canopy and Rainforest Day Tour. Now that’s an adventure worth getting geared up for.

Going adventuring in Costa Rica is really like no other adventure.  From the natural hot springs to the crocodile spotting to seeing a great macaw watching you from his tree the adventure almost never stops.  This is one of those lifetime adventures that you must experience for yourself and if you have experienced some of it, you have to go back and enjoy something new or the same thing all over again.  You will thank yourself for enjoying this kind of Costa Rica adventure.

Published in Adrenaline & Extreme, Costa Rica, Things to Do

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  1. Jim

    Tell us more about Monte Verde and the caopy walk and zipline?

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