Costa Rica, within its abundance of nature and beauty, offers a number of outdoor activities allowing you to experience the country to its fullest.
Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, with volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests, and beaches. This adventure offers a variety of guided excursions and free time. There are many optional activities for you to choose from — whether you want to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.
The tropical paradise offers a range of activities such as Waterfalls, Volcanoes, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Rafting, Canoeing, Fishing, Beaches, Boating and much more
Las Cataratas de los Chorros Waterfalls
Located 3 miles south of Grecia. Visitors may hike the maintained trails and swim in a water hole beneath the falls. There are picnic tables so bring your lunch and enjoy the perfect dining spot.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Explore magnificent waterfalls accessed by paved trails through rain and cloud forests. This wildlife refuge features an aviary and butterfly observatory, rescued jaguars, ocelots, pumas, sloths, capuchin and spider monkeys. You may feed friendly toucans, observe 26 species of hummingbirds and photograph beautiful leaf frogs in the Frog Habitat and venomous snakes in our Serpentarium.
Los Julianes Waterfall, San Gerardo Waterfall & Los Novios Waterfall.
Hiking in Braulio Carrillo National Park
Established in 1978, this park is located northeast of the Central Valley in the central Cordillera Volcánica, between the massifs of Poás and Irazú volcanoes. Covering more than 44,000 hectares, Braulio Carrillo is one of the largest protected areas in Costa Rica. Nearly the entire landscape is made up of tall volcanic mountains swathed in forest, with countless great rivers running through deep canyons.
Hiking around the Poás & Arenal Volcanoes
Arenal is Costa Rica’s most active volcano and offers several hiking trails.
Closer to Naranjo, Poas Volcano offers simple and beautiful hikes.
Volcán Poás Nartional Park
Parque Nacional Volcán Poás is the easiest to visit and therefore the most popular.
From the parking a well paved road leads upwards to the crater rim for observation. The park has two easy trails, Sendero Botos to Lagunas Botas crater lake and the longer Sendero Escalonia through dense forest.
Volcán Turrialba National Park
This 1,257-hectare park’s most important feature is Volcán Turrialba. With an altitude of 3,340 meters above sea level, Turrialba shares a foundation with Volcán Irazú, which is why they are often identified as twin volcanoes. Turrialba features three well-defined craters as well as others misshapen by volcanic activity.
Volcán Irazú National Park , Volcán Arenal National Park & Cerro Buena Vista or de la Muerte.
The Central Region of Costa Rica offers a variety of picturesque roads and trails that are ideal for the avid cycler. There are several sites featuring adventure and leisure touring on regular or mountain bikes. There are also several stores in Naranjo specializing in biking gear.
Arenal 1968 (Mountain Bike Trail)
Biking through the Arenal Volcano on the remains of the 1968 eruption. 16 km of trails, drops, jumps, river steps and much more. For all-mountain bike enthusiasts. Opened May 2012. For more information on costs, tours or info about the event you can contact this number 8701-6561 or their Facebook Mirador Arenal Volcano Hiking.
Costa Rica Rafting Tours
Some of the country’s most well-known rivers, including the Reventazon, Pacuare and Corobici, carve through dense forests revealing inspiring waterfalls. Rafting options are available for all ages and abilities and may range from manoeuvring through technical rapids to gliding along smooth stretches that are ideal for nature watching. Professional guides attend the adventures and ensure that all experiences are safe, fun and memorable.
Flowing out of the Cordillera de Talamanca, this river offers excellent rafting. The run is suitable for big and small whitewater rafters, and parts of the trip offer stunning scenery. (2 hours east of San Jose)
One of the most exquisite ways to explore the countryside, beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and volcanoes of Costa Rica is by horseback. This serene and natural mode of transportation provides an authentic and intimate experience with diverse and wondrous ecosystems. While there are many horseback riding tours and opportunities throughout the country, some stand out above the rest.
Costa Rica's favourites are: Horse Trek Monteverde, Centaura, Brisas del Nara, Rancho Tropical & Pura Aventura