The Best Things to do in Papagayo Gulf, Costa Rica

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Fun at the Ocean Combo Tour, Costa Rica
Fun at the Ocean Combo TourPapagayo Gulf

This tour of the Papagayo Gulf will take you along the coast of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region. Guanacaste is a tropical region with abundant fish near its coast. You can book this tour as either a half-day or a full-day tour.

Boat Tours
Paddleboarding
Snorkeling
Sport Fishing
Ollies Point and Witches Rock Surf Trip, Costa Rica
Ollies Point and Witches Rock Surf TripPapagayo Gulf

This tour is for intermediate surfers. Your surfing guide will take you on a boat ride to surf in the Guanacaste Conservation Area. A professional surfing instructor will join you in the water and help you to get the most out of your surfing experience. Besides great surfing, this area has beautiful beaches and waters that are frequented by dolphins and whales.

Boat Tours
Surf Lessons
Papagayo Sport Fishing, Costa Rica
Papagayo Sport FishingPapagayo Gulf

During one of these tours, you’ll head out into the Papagayo Gulf and get the chance to hook a range of impressive fish. There’s no better way to experience Costa Rica’s coastal areas than by landing a massive fish.

Marine
Sport Fishing
Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach Day, Costa Rica
Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach DayPlaya Flamingo

This tour starts with a kayak ride to a beach near Playa Flamingo. While you're there, you can snorkel, paddleboard, and eat a barbecue picnic.

9 km away
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Beach Trip
Paddleboarding
Snorkeling
Playa del Coco Catamaran , Costa Rica
Playa del Coco Catamaran Playa del Coco

The Marlin del Rey Catamaran Tour is a great activity for family and friends to enjoy ocean breezes and coastline scenery while sipping delicious tropical drinks. Feel the wind in your hair and bask in the sun while sailing breezily past bays and sandy beaches.

3 km away
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Catamaran Tour
Kayaking
Snorkeling
Catalina Islands Scuba Diving , Costa Rica
Catalina Islands Scuba Diving Playa Flamingo

Go diving at the Catalina Islands to see one of the country’s most beautiful diving sites. Divers in this area often find themselves surrounded by schools of colorful fish, manta rays, and stingrays.

9 km away
Marine Wildlife
Scuba Diving
Adventure Pass, Costa Rica
Adventure PassMatapalo Guanacaste

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is an aerial playground in the jungle of Costa Rica.

4 km away
Chocolate Tour
Coffee Tour
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Guanacaste Scuba Diving, Costa Rica
Guanacaste Scuba DivingOcotal

Visit the pristine beach at Playa Ocotal for an easygoing scuba diving experience. This dive takes place just off the coast, so it won’t take long to boat to your dive site. These dives call for 1 to 3 tanks, and each immersion usually takes about 45 minutes.

2 km away
Marine Wildlife
Scuba Diving
Discovery Pass, Costa Rica
Discovery PassMatapalo Guanacaste

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is in Costa Rica’s rural Guanacaste region. Guanacaste is known for its rainforests and beaches, and colorful wildlife. This park is committed to eco-tourism and works hard to make sure the local plants and animals stay healthy.

4 km away
Butterfly Gardens
Species Exhibits
Wildlife
Diamante Horseback Riding , Costa Rica
Diamante Horseback Riding Matapalo Guanacaste

Go for a horseback ride to see the Matapalo countryside. Riding horseback is the ideal pace for drinking in the intense scenery.

4 km away
Horseback Riding
Ollie's Point Surf Trip, Costa Rica
Ollie's Point Surf TripPapagayo Gulf

This is a half-day surfing tour in Costa Rica’s Gulf of Papagayo. Ollie’s Point has world-class surfing and consistently excellent waves. For this tour you will take a ride out to the point in a comfortable motorboat that has plenty of room for passengers and surfing gear.

Boat Tours
Surf Lessons
Witch's Rock Surf Trip, Costa Rica
Witch's Rock Surf TripPapagayo Gulf

Surfing at Witch’s Rock is for fairly advanced surfers who are ready to experience some of the best waves in Costa Rica. The hollow waves crashing on either side of this rocky formation have a reputation for being consistent and powerful. They break over a sandy bottom.

Boat Tours
Surf Lessons
Papagayo Sport Fishing Tour, Costa Rica
Papagayo Sport Fishing TourPapagayo Gulf

Playas del Coco is on the coast of the Guanacaste region, near a small beach town that has plenty of accommodations for visitors. This is a popular fishing beach for visitors and Costa Rican fishermen alike.

Sport Fishing
Beginners Surf Lessons at Playa Iguanitas, Costa Rica
Beginners Surf Lessons at Playa IguanitasPapagayo Gulf

Learn how to surf with an experienced surfer on the Papagayo Gulf. This is for beginner surfers who want to quickly grasp the basics of catching a wave.

Surf Lessons
Barra Honda Caves, Costa Rica
Barra Honda CavesNicoya

Indulge your adventurous side with a visit to the underground caves at Barra Honda National Park.

30 km away
Cave Exploration
Hiking
Santa Rosa National Park & Liberia City Tour, Costa Rica
Santa Rosa National Park & Liberia City TourLiberia

The Santa Rosa National Park is the site of Costa Rica’s most important monument, the Hacienda Santa Rosa. Known locally as La Casona , this monument marks the fall of filibuster William Walker and his professional mercenaries to a local peasant army in 1856. Today, La Casona is a museum dedicated to the memory of this battle. This tour will allow you to stop by and explore this historical sight.

30 km away
City Tour
Nature Walk
Safari Float Tour on Corobicí River, Costa Rica
Safari Float Tour on Corobicí RiverLiberia

The calm Corobici River is located in Guanacaste, near Liberia. This is an excellent river for families looking to float down a gorgeous and gentle jungle river, surrounded by nature and wildlife.

30 km away
Safari Float
Wildlife
Turtle Nesting Night Tour, Costa Rica
Turtle Nesting Night TourPlaya Grande Guanacaste

On this tour you will go for a nighttime walk on the beaches of Marino Las Baulas National Park to look for green turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Instead of the park’s heavily trafficked Playa Grande, you will head for the lesser-known Minas or Jesus Nombre beaches.

14 km away
Marine Wildlife
Night Tour
Turtle Nesting
Early Bird Watching Tour, Costa Rica
Early Bird Watching TourLiberia

It may be your vacation, but nature waits for no one. Sometimes, to see the early bird you've got to be the early bird. Start your morning with an outdoor adventure — this tour offers you the opportunity to spot some of Costa Rica's 850 species of birds!

30 km away
Bird Watching
Naturalist Guide
Beach Tour and Snorkeling, Costa Rica
Beach Tour and SnorkelingPlaya Flamingo

The Guanacaste region has some of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches. This tour highlights some of the activities you might want to try while you’re near the shore. You’ll get to snorkel, see coastal wildlife, surf, and swim.

9 km away
Beach Trip
Snorkeling




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