The Best Things to do in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

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16 Things to Do in Sarapiqui

Chocolate Tour, Costa Rica
Chocolate TourSarapiqui

This tour introduces you to the origins of modern-day chocolate. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of cocoa agriculture.

Chocolate Tour
White Water Rafting, Costa Rica
White Water RaftingSarapiqui

One of the best ways to experience Costa Rica is on a white water rafting trip—you see places, animals, and scenery that are often otherwise missed. There are several options for this rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River, including Class II and III tours, Class IV tours, and a safari float.

Sarapiqui River Safari Guided Tour, Costa Rica
Sarapiqui River Safari Guided TourSarapiqui

The Sarapiqui River flows along the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua and is home to some of the country's most gorgeous scenery. During this 2-hour river safari, you'll ride a comfortable boat down the Sarapiqui River and have ample opportunities to spot a range of wildlife.

Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Safari Float
Bird Watching, Costa Rica
Bird WatchingSarapiqui

Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s premier bird watching destinations. Tirimbina Research Center is one of the few places you can see lots of rare species in a single area.

Bird Watching
Naturalist Guide
Self-Guided Walking Tour, Costa Rica
Self-Guided Walking TourSarapiqui

Feeling independent? Want to walk at your own pace? Take a self-guided tour of the Tirimbina Rainforest Center and experience a staggering variety of species of flora and fauna.

Nature Walk
Guided Rainforest Walk in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Guided Rainforest Walk in SarapiquiSarapiqui

Take a 2.5-hour guided tour through the Tirimbina Rainforest Center with a naturalist guide. Along the way, you’ll learn about Sarapiquí’s intense variety of mammals, birds, insects, and amphibians.

Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour, Costa Rica
Mi Cafecito Coffee TourSarapiqui

This tour takes you to a coffee farm surrounded by colorful mountains. Along the way you’ll see every stage of the coffee production process, from harvest to cup.

Coffee Tour
Canopy Tour, Costa Rica
Canopy TourSarapiqui

Some 70 percent of all life in the tropical forest exists at the canopy level. During this tour, you’ll fly along zip-lines and experience the forest canopy in a new, exhilarating way.

Zip Lines
Hacienda Pozo Azul Hiking Tour - Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Hacienda Pozo Azul Hiking Tour - Costa RicaSarapiqui

Hacienda Pozo Azul’s 400 acres include tropical rainforests, quiet pastures, scenic rivers, and powerful waterfalls. A hiking tour is one of the best ways to experience this incredible outdoor abundance.

Horseback Riding Tour, Costa Rica
Horseback Riding TourSarapiqui

Costa Ricans sometime refer to horses as the ultimate all-terrain vehicle. In many ways, this is true—you can forge across streams, trot through forests, and summit mountains on horseback. During this tour, you’ll get a taste of the Costa Rican countryside on these all-natural all-terrain vehicles.

Horseback Riding
Night Walk Tirimbina Rainforest Center, Costa Rica
Night Walk Tirimbina Rainforest CenterSarapiqui

Take a nighttime tour of the Tirimbina Rainforest Center to see some of the rainforest’s most interesting species of nocturnal insects, frogs, and nocturnal mammals.

Night Tour
Rappelling, Costa Rica

During this tour, you’ll rappel down a 90-foot rock wall into a beautiful river canyon. It’s an exciting way to experience Costa Rica’s beautiful outdoor areas.

Bat Program, Costa Rica
Bat ProgramSarapiqui

There are approximately 113 species of bats in Costa Rica, which makes up about half of the species of mammals in the country. You’ll learn about the many species and classifications as you make your way through the Sarapiquí rainforest.

Night Tour
Species Exhibits
Mini Coffee Tour, Costa Rica
Mini Coffee TourSarapiqui

The Sarapiquí River courses through a tropical forest with fertile soil. Coffee thrives in this atmosphere, and on a mini coffee tour you’ll get a quick behind-the-scenes look at local coffee.

Coffee Tour
Sarapiquí One Day Tour from San José, Costa Rica
Sarapiquí One Day Tour from San JoséSarapiqui

This one-day tour of Hacienda Pozo Azul allows travelers who are staying in San José to enjoy the many activities at the Pozo Azul property. The adventures here include canopy tours, rafting, rappelling, and horseback riding.

Horseback Riding
Zip Lines
Cinco Ceibas Full Day Tour, Costa Rica
Cinco Ceibas Full Day TourPangola

The Cinco Ceibas’ full day tour includes a walk along the elevated rainforest boardwalk and your choice of horseback riding, river kayaking or an educational oxen wagon tour. Transportation to and from hotels in San José area is also included.

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