Costa Rica Hiking Tours
From the flat plains along the coast to cloud forests atop the continental divide, Costa Rica’s landscape is diverse and teeming with life. The hiking here is excellent and for many travelers is a primary reason to visit the country. There are easy hikes along flat and well-maintained trails, as well as more challenging treks up mountains like Cerro Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest peak. Guided hikes provide a fun, safe and educational outdoor experience for travelers.
This tour of the Rincón de la Vieja forest is an idyllic hike past waterfalls and pools of bright blue water. It begins with a drive through the fields of Guanacaste, and then the landscape will suddenly transform into a lush forest.
Take a hike to see some of the natural wonders hidden in the Montezuma forest. You’ll cross aerial bridges and swim in waterfall pools.
On this tour you’ll hike a trail that covers 4.3 miles of rainforest, and goes past two volcanic lakes. Your group will travel at a reasonable pace and take a break for lunch.
Discover one of Costa Rica's best kept secrets on a hike through the Tenorio Volcano National Park. The dense rain forest, breathtaking colors of the Celeste River and views of the towering volcano ensure that this hike will open your eyes to some of Costa Rica's most precious wonders.
As local legend has it, God washed his paintbrush in the Río Celeste after he painted the sky. Upon seeing the blue-tinted waters of this river, this legend will make a great deal of sense.
El Bosque Eterno de los Niños . It’s named to honor the many children across the world who donated money to make the reserve possible. This is Costa Rica’s largest reserve and it covers many acres of cloud forest. On this tour, you’ll take a 4x4 to venture deep into the forest to the Pocosol Station, where you’ll get to see and experience the true biodiversity of Monteverde.
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.
The hike to San Pedrillo Station will take you through one of the most ecologically diverse forests in the world.
Corcovado National Park’s Sirena Station tour offers you a wildlife filled adventure. As you explore the park’s trail system, you will have the opportunity to observe countless forms of wildlife—including over 400 species of birds, all four Costa Rican monkey species, and 10 percent of the mammals within the Americas.
This tour begins with a one-hour drive through the Guanacaste mountain range. During this portion, you’ll be privileged with excellent views of the dormant Miravalles Volcano. Although the volcano hasn’t experienced significant eruptions in some time, it continues to expel gas and geysers near its base— expulsions that are used by the government to produce geothermal energy.
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.
Rugged jungle terrain makes for an exciting hike and is home to an impressive variety of wildlife. Observe the serene, yet wild, beauty of Drake Bay as your boat takes you to Sirena Station. Let a naturalist guide help you identify plants and animals. Spend a day enjoying fresh air, exercise, and plenty of adventure in Costa Rica’s great outdoors.
Juan Castro Blanco National Park covers 35,600 acres . It was established to protect swaths of rainforest that grow on the sides of ancient volcanoes.
Indulge your adventurous side with a visit to the underground caves at Barra Honda National Park.
Treat yourself to a whirlwind outdoor adventure in La Fortuna , Costa Rica. This exciting adventure starts giving you a unique vantage point of the rainforest when you explore it across 15 bridges – 6 of which are suspended to let you investigate nearer to the canopy, and then with a hike where the trails are made of old lava flows. Don’t worry about working up an appetite, because lunch is included.
See one of Costa Rica’s first nature preserves at Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. It covers of 3,140 acres of both dry forest and rainforest.
This tour gives you a comprehensive introduction to the territory that surrounds La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano. You'll go horseback riding, hiking, and swimming.
Explore the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge on a guided hike through a natural, Caribbean coast jungle setting filled with remarkable plants and wildlife.
On this tour, you’ll take a walk to an enormous La Fortuna Waterfall, which is nearby Arenal Volcano. This waterfall is 246 feet and forms two pools where visitors can swim.