The Best Things to do in Playa Grande Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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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.

Marine Wildlife
Night Tour
Panache Catamaran Sailing, Costa Rica
Panache Catamaran SailingPlaya Flamingo

Head off for a day of sailing, snorkeling, and swimming on this tour. You’ll sail up the coast from Playa Flamingo and explore some of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most beautiful coastal areas.

5 km away
Catamaran Tour
Kayaking
Leisure
Snorkeling
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.

5 km away
Beach Trip
Snorkeling
Tamarindo Fishing Tours, Costa Rica
Tamarindo Fishing ToursTamarindo

Take a Tamarindo Sportfishing tour for big game fishing with the area’s most experienced captains on top quality sea crafts. Tamarindo, situated in the Guanacaste region, is Costa Rica’s closest point to the continental shelf, so your trip is spent catching fish instead of searching for them.

1 km away
Fresh Water Fishing
Pura Aventura Canopy Tour, Costa Rica
Pura Aventura Canopy TourTamarindo

The two hour canopy tour is a chance for visitors to glide through the pristine forest land of the adventure destination Hacienda La Norma in the Guanacaste region.

1 km away
Zip Lines
Pura Aventura Horseback Riding, Costa Rica
Pura Aventura Horseback RidingTamarindo

Located in the Guanacaste region, the 150 year-old horse and cattle ranch Hacienda La Norma offers a horseback riding tour to explore its 1,300 acres of natural terrain.

1 km away
Horseback Riding
Tamarindo ATV Adventure, Costa Rica
Tamarindo ATV AdventureTamarindo

On this tour, you’ll navigate an ATV down private paths through Tamarindo’s tropical forest, not far from Tamarindo Beach. The tour guides know the ins and outs of this area, and can provide interesting facts about the local plants and animals.

1 km away
ATV Tours
Monkey Jungle Canopy Tour, Costa Rica
Monkey Jungle Canopy TourTamarindo

Set on the outskirts of Tamarindo, the Monkey Jungle Canopy Tour offers travelers a high-flying way to experience the forests of Costa Rica. The tour consists of seven zip-line cables that extend through the treetops.

1 km away
Zip Lines
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.

45 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.

45 km away
City Tour
Nature Walk
Barra Honda Caves, Costa Rica
Barra Honda CavesNicoya

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

44 km away
Cave Exploration
Hiking
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!

45 km away
Bird Watching
Naturalist Guide
Buena Vista Mega Combo Adventure, Costa Rica
Buena Vista Mega Combo AdventureRincon de La Vieja

This expedition at the Buena Vista Lodge allows tour members to enjoy canopy tours and horseback rides, and hot springs all in one day. Oh right and then there is that 400-meter waterslide through the forest.

52 km away
Best
Horseback Riding
Hot Springs
Suspension Bridges
Waterslides
Zip Lines
Vandara Hot Springs and Adventure Tour, Costa Rica
Vandara Hot Springs and Adventure TourRincon de La Vieja

Vandará has a few of Guanacaste’s most popular adventure activities, all in the same place. This is a lovely way to make sure you fit them all in during the course of a half-day visit – you can choose from Morning Passes and Night Passes, which come with either lunch or dinner.

52 km away
Horseback Riding
Hot Springs
Zip Lines
Sensoria Land of Senses, Costa Rica
Sensoria Land of SensesRincon de La Vieja

This tour takes you to see the wildlife that surrounds the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano on a jungle trail called “Sensoria”—named for its sensorily overwhelming environment. Your three- to four-hour hike concludes with a dip in a thermally heated pool.

52 km away
Guided Tours
Hiking
Hot Springs
Borinquen Adventure Day, Costa Rica
Borinquen Adventure DayRincon de La Vieja

The Borinquen Adventure is an exciting combination of horseback riding, zip lining and soaking in hot springs.

52 km away
Horseback Riding
Hot Springs
Zip Lines
Palo Verde National Park Tour, Costa Rica
Palo Verde National Park TourPalo Verde

This tour will introduce you to Palo Verde's wildlife as well as its indigenous culture. Have your camera handy as you search the riverbanks for monkeys, crocodiles, and a myriad of birds on this nature cruise through the Palo Verde National Park.

56 km away
Boat Tours
Rincon de la Vieja & Liberia City Tour, Costa Rica
Rincon de la Vieja & Liberia City TourRincon de La Vieja

Take this tour to explore the picturesque hiking trails of Rincón de la Vieja National Park. The tour lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours.

52 km away
City Tour
Guided Tours
Hiking
One Day Adventure Combo Guachipelin, Costa Rica
One Day Adventure Combo GuachipelinRincon de La Vieja

This adventure combo at Rincon de La Vieja is an action packed full day expedition that features a guided visit to Hacienda Guachipeli­n Lodge, next to Rincon De La Vieja National Park. There are 4 main activities during this day of adventure canopy tour and rapelling through the Rio Blanco Canyon and horseback riding expedition to nearby waterfalls, relax at a rustic spa featuring volcano heated thermal waters, steam and mud bath.

52 km away
Horseback Riding
Hot Springs
Rappel
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Tenorio River Rafting Class III/IV, Costa Rica
Tenorio River Rafting Class III/IVTenorio Volcano Area

Paddle down the exciting rapids of the Tenorio River and enjoy the area's lush scenery while on this adventurous rafting tour.

92 km away
Rafting




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