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Jungle River Cruise Jungle River Cruise: The Tarcoles River on the central Pacific Coast is full of Crocodiles, Scarlet Macaws, over 120 species of birds, and hundreds of tropical plant species. The cruise also features botanic gardens and scarlet macaw viewing in the afternoon. Many consider this half-day tour to be the highlight of their vacation.
Carara Rainforest Hike: Explore a transitional zone rainforest whcih is home to scarlet macaws, monkeys, frogs, leaf cutter ants, sloths, and many other fascinating creatures. Transitional rainforests have a broader diversity of plant and animal life because they are a transition between different climate zones.
Costa Rica Sportfishing Sportfishing: Costa Rica is one of the top 3 Sportfishing destinations in the World. Huge numbers of Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) and Wahoo inhabit Costa Rica's Pacific Coast year-round. Sportfishing is seasonal so the type of boat and experience of the crew are critical factors in having a great fishing vacation. Planning the perfect fishing vacation is our specialty.
Sunset Cruise Sunset Cruise: Experience the dramatic coastline of the central Pacific Coast, searching for dolphins, manta rays, turtles and whales aboard a comfortable, luxurious yacht from the Los Sueños Marina. Experience the sunset and romance of returning by starlight.
Canopy Tour The Original Canopy Tour: The original Canopy Tour involves a short hike in the rainforest, traversing through the treetops on zip lines and rappelling. The Original Canopy Tour has several locations throughout Costa Rica, so you can perform this from almost any region. This is an exhilarating adventure for everyone. You do not have to be in great physical condition, and no prior experience is needed.
Whitewater Rafting Whitewater Rafting: Costa Rica offers some of the best whitewater rafting in the World. Several rivers offer great rafting, but certainly the best is the Pacuare River. This magical trip offers Class III-IV rapids in a majestic, virgin rainforest reserve. One-, Two- or Three-day trips are available. All Pacuare River trips begin and end in San Jose, so you must be in San Jose the night before and the night after this trip. Rafting is also available on the Savegre or Naranjo Rivers on the central Pacific Coast.
Costa Rica Surfing Surfing: Costa Rica is a surfer's paradise. The North, Central and South Pacific all offer fantastic surfing. Jaco Beach on the Central Pacific and Tamarindo on the North Pacific are perfect hangouts for surfers, because the waves rule the day, and the bars/discos rule the night! Surfing is truly World-class in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Golfing Golfing: Several fantastic golf courses are available in Costa Rica. Most are on the Pacific Coast, others are in the wonderful climate of the central Valley. These are Championship courses designed by Ted Robinson, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Mike Young and others. Great golf has arrived in Costa Rica!
Costa Rica Fishing Fishing: World-class Tarpon & Snook fishing is found on the Barra del Colorado on the North Caribbean Coast. Guapote ("Rainbow Bass") and other species are found in Lake Arenal at the base of the Volcano. Some rivers offer trout and fly-fishing. Costa Rica has something for every angler. We'll customize a great fishing vacation for you.
Diving: The best diving takes place on the South Pacific Coast around Caño Island. But the North Pacific also offers good diving. While not primarily a dive destination, Costa Rica offers big fish, big schools of fish, and lots of them. Big pelagics and sharks abound in Costa Rica's Pacific waters. Diving on the Caribbean Coast is not as good.
Rainforest Hiking Rainforest Hiking: Costa Rica is home to several different types of rainforest-all of which you can hike through. Cloud Forests, Tropical Rainforests, Transitional Zone Forests, and Dry Tropical Forests are all found in Costa Rica. Most hikes are not strenuous; but use a guide, because they know what to look for!
Horseback Riding Horseback Riding: Horseback riding is available in several different regions of Costa Rica. Riding on the coastal areas can be uncomfortably hot, but might give you the opportunity to ride along the beach. There are many stables available to choose from, however, we know which tours have the best trails, horses and equipment. Some hotels have stables on their grounds. There is also an evening horse show near San Jose with beautiful Andalusians.
Snorkeling Snorkeling: is available on the North, Central and South Pacific Coasts. Not all beaches on the Pacific Coast are recommended for swimming and snorkeling. Playa Blanca at Hotel Punta Leona offers the best snorkeling on the central Pacific. Playa Conchal on the North Pacific has some good snorkeling. Caño Island on the South Pacific has better snorkeling, but the currents can be difficult.
Mountain Biking Mountain Biking: is available throughout Costa Rica. Experience a great ride descending Irazu Volcano, beginning at over 10,000 feet above sea level! We would be happy to arrange your mountain biking experience. Please contact us for more specific information.
Rainforest Aerial Tram Aerial Tram: The Rainforest Aerial Tram has 2 locations: one is near San Jose, the other is on the Central Pacific Coast. Both are impressive operations where you sit in a tram chair with a guide high in the air. You will have the opportunity to see trees, birds, epiphytes and other plants and animals, but you will be high up in the air.
Sea Kayaking Sea Kayaking: Paddle along the coastline to see a different view of Costa Rica. Excellent sea kayaking can be done on the Central, North and South Pacific Coast Regions. Our favorite is on the Central Pacific. This half-day trip takes you to Costa Rica's top-rated beach along a spectacular mountainous coastline.
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Turtle Watching: This is not something to plan your trip around because Mother Nature sets her own schedule. If the timing is right, you can see these incredible creatures in the ocean or on the beaches as they lay their eggs. Varieties include: Green, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Loggerhead and Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.
Cruise Ship Tours: If you are arriving on a Cruise Ship into Puerto Puntarenas or Caldera, we can arrange a variety of 1-day tours (shore excursions) for you. Our tours are much more intimate and less expensive than the tours offered by the Cruise Lines.
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