The Best Things to do in Papagayo Gulf, Costa Rica

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38 Things to Do in Papagayo gulf

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
Snorkeling
Sport Fishing
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
Safari Float Tour on Corobicí River, Costa Rica
Safari Float Tour on Corobicí RiverLiberia

This calm 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
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
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
Guanacaste Snorkeling, Costa Rica
Guanacaste SnorkelingOcotal

Playa Ocotal’s pristine waters are usually fairly calm, so the wildlife here gets to live a fairly peaceful existence. Because of this, Playa Ocotal has the ideal atmosphere for snorkeling.

2 km away
Marine Wildlife
Snorkeling
Playa Flamingo Snorkeling Tour, Costa Rica
Playa Flamingo Snorkeling TourPlaya Flamingo

On this half-day tour, you’ll leave Playa Flamingo behind to find a secluded beach and a stunning place to discover underwater wildlife. Your guide will help you identify new species of fish.

9 km away
Snorkeling
Stand Up Paddleboarding, Costa Rica
Stand Up PaddleboardingPlaya Flamingo

This 2-hour tour takes you to some of the prettiest and most accessible beaches in Guanacaste. You’ll also get to try stand up paddleboarding , which will make you feel like you’re walking on the water.

9 km away
Congo Trail Canopy Tour, Costa Rica
Congo Trail Canopy TourMatapalo Guanacaste

This tour takes place on a series of zip line cables, and is designed to make you feel like you’re traveling through the rainforest like monkey. Along the way you’ll have a good chance of spotting some monkeys, as well as exotic birds.

4 km away
Zip Lines




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