Costa Rica Leisure Tours

Exploration doesn’t need to be exhausting, and Costa Rica has much to offer for those who want to recharge and enjoy the country at a leisurely pace. Whether you choose a sunset cruise, an aerial tram, a walk through the rainforest on a suspension bridge, or an afternoon soaking in a volcanic hot spring, there are many relaxing ways to experience Costa Rica’s diverse beauty. Many hotels also offer a variety of creative and traditional spa treatments, and the country’s pristine beaches are some of the best in the world for a quiet afternoon of exploration and reflection.

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Montezuma Waterfall, Costa Rica
Montezuma WaterfallMontezuma

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.

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Hiking
Leisure
Suspension Bridges
Tabacon Hot Springs Evening Pass, Costa Rica
Tabacon Hot Springs Evening PassArenal

Set amidst a rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the Tabacón Hot Springs are a fantastic place to unwind. Tabacón was one of the first hot springs resorts in the Arenal region.

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Hot Springs
Leisure
Tabacon Hot Springs Full Day, Costa Rica
Tabacon Hot Springs Full DayArenal

Set amidst a rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the Tabacón Hot Springs are a fantastic place to unwind. Tabacón was one of the first hot springs resorts in the Arenal region.

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Hot Springs
Leisure

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Tortuga Island Tour, Costa Rica
Tortuga Island TourMontezuma

Take an adventurous, all-inclusive tour of the gorgeous coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Along the way, you’ll have ample opportunity for spotting wildlife as well as relaxing in the natural beauty of Tortuga Island. This is an all-day tour—your boat departs at 9 AM from Montezuma and returns at 4 PM.

Beach Trip
Boat Tours
Kayaking
Leisure
Marine Wildlife
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Tortuga Island Tour , Costa Rica
Tortuga Island Tour Tortuga Island

On this boating trip, you’ll depart from the Nicoya Peninsula to see Tortuga Island. Peer over the hulle of the boat for the chance to see marine wildlife swimming past. You’ll also have the chance to try snorkeling and explore the island on your own.

Beach Trip
Boat Tours
Leisure
Snorkeling
Vandará Relaxing Package, Costa Rica
Vandará Relaxing PackageRincon de La Vieja

Vandará offers an array of relaxing services on their grounds that harness all the relaxing powers of the Costa Rican landscape. This half-day tour includes lunch at the restaurant.

Hot Springs
Leisure
Wellness
Tamarindo Catamaran Tour, Costa Rica
Tamarindo Catamaran TourTamarindo

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 silently past beautiful bays and sandy beaches.

Catamaran Tour
Kayaking
Leisure
Snorkeling
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.

Catamaran Tour
Kayaking
Leisure
Snorkeling
Baldi Hot Springs, Costa Rica
Baldi Hot SpringsArenal

Bask in the tranquility of natural hot springs with a tropical cocktail in hand and the Arenal Volcano in plain view at the Baldi Hot Springs. This tropical oasis features 25 different pools, the temperatures increasing as you go up in elevation.

Hot Springs
Leisure
Tabacon Hot Springs Morning Pass, Costa Rica
Tabacon Hot Springs Morning PassArenal

Get your morning started off right with this 4-hour visit to the Tabacón Hot Springs. These springs offer the very best of the tropical landscape — its fertile grounds bloom with profusions of tropical plants. The warm pools are naturally heated, drawing their warmth from the underground magma from the active Arenal Volcano.

Hot Springs
Leisure
Titoku Hot Springs, Costa Rica
Titoku Hot SpringsArenal

The Titoku Hot Springs are located 5.5 km from La Fortuna downtown and about 15km from the Arenal Volcano National Park. The facilities are brand new and are part of the Arenal Kioro Hotel and Resort but are located on a separate property than the hotel.

Hot Springs
Leisure
Sunset Cruise on Arenal Lake, Costa Rica
Sunset Cruise on Arenal LakeArenal

On this 2-hour cruise you’ll get to see the sun set over the Arenal Lake. Along the way you’ll learn about your surroundings from a knowledgeable guide as you snack on wine and cheese.

Boat Tours
Leisure
Sky Tram Monteverde, Costa Rica
Sky Tram MonteverdeMonteverde

The Sky Tram smoothly ascends along a cloud forest ridge through the canopy. This is a relaxing tour – all you have to do is sit back and admire the view. You have the option to pause over areas of the rainforest that you'd like to observe for a little longer.

Aerial Tram
Leisure
One Day The Springs Thermals, Costa Rica
One Day The Springs ThermalsSan Jose

This tour offers travelers the chance to soak in hot springs, see the Arenal Volcano, and shop for crafts in the town of Sarchí — all within a single day. The tour departs from San José in the morning and returns late in the evening.

Cultural
Hot Springs
Leisure
One Day Tabacon Hot Springs, Costa Rica
One Day Tabacon Hot SpringsSan Jose

Set amidst a rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the Tabacón Hot Springs are a fantastic place to unwind. Tabacón was one of the first hot springs resorts in the Arenal region, and as such maintains a high quality of standard for its guests.

Hot Springs
Leisure
One Day Baldi Hot Springs, Costa Rica
One Day Baldi Hot SpringsSan Jose

This one-day tour offers travelers a chance to shop for handicrafts, soak in hot springs, and enjoy beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano. This tour leaves from San José and visits Sarchí, Arenal, and the Baldi Hot Springs.

Hot Springs
Leisure




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