Costa Rica Adventures

You've never been on a vacation like this before! Costa Rica adventures are waiting for you — whether you're traversing the Guanacaste Mountain Range near Rincon de la Vieja; flying over the jungle canopy in Arenal; zooming through the muddy roads of Manuel Antonio on an ATV; or rafting down the raging Pacuare River outside of Siquirres, there are many safe but exciting adventure activities to experience in Costa Rica. If you're the type who wants an action-packed vacation where you'll make exciting memories, then Costa Rica is the country for you. Your itinerary will be anything but boring as you go from one adventure to the next!

The Adventure Epicenter of Costa Rica is Arenal.  Costa Rica
The Adventure Epicenter of Costa Rica is Arenal.

Northern Lowlands

Careen over Class II, III, and IV whitewater rapids on the Balsa and Saraquipi Rivers. Get amazing pictures of you rappelling down a waterfall, then enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool below. Go on canopy tours during the day and continue your adventures after dark on a night tour — see the creatures of the forest who only emerge when the sun sets. Take a kayak out on Lake Arenal, which offers great views of the adjacent Arenal Volcano.

Early morning adventurers will have a great time going on birdwatching hikes. Naturalists will enjoy exploring forests, gardens, and museums full of exquisite flora and fauna . From zip lining through forests to safari floats down the waters of dense jungle, and volcano treks to ATV tours — adventurous vacationers love exploring the outdoors in Arenal!

Boundless Adventure in Manuel Antonio  Costa Rica
Boundless Adventure in Manuel Antonio

Central Pacific

You can sail through the air on a canopy tour of the jungle, or gently paddle through the mangroves to spot exotic birds. Explore the jungle on a guided nature hike, where you’re all but guaranteed to see a variety of monkey and bird species.

Choose from lodges deep in the jungle, or a beachfront hotel. Most Manuel Antonio hotels are least relatively upscale, with lots of luxury accomodations for visitors who want to treat themselves. You’ll also find accommodations in the area tend to emphasize eco-friendly hospitality.