09 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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Hanging Bridges at Monteverde
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Hanging Bridges at Monteverde

Suspended animation

When enjoying a sunshine holiday in Costa Rica it can be tempting to just stay put on a beach or beside a pool at your luxury hotel and do very little. But this trip to the Hanging Bridges at Monteverde is well worth making the effort to do. On arrival you will see the combination of eight suspension bridges and natural trails that will take you through the mountain.

Here you will be able to observe the amazing flora and fauna. Among the birds that can be seen in the forests are different species of the Resplendent Quetzal, blue crowned mot-mot, brown jay, and swallow kite tail. There are also beautiful butterflies such as the Blue Morpho and some mammals such as the sloth, agoutis and howler monkeys.


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Serpentarium - Snake World
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Serpentarium - Snake World

Slip away to see the snakes

If you've always been fascinated by reptiles and their mysterious ways, you cannot leave Monteverde without visiting Snake World. With a high number of endemic species, 15 of which are poisonous, you will be able to learn a lot at this popular reptile zoo. At Snake World visitors of all ages also have a chance to learn more about the specific type of flora and fauna in Costa Rica.

All terrariums have controlled climate, providing a better environment for each type of snake according to each of their needs. Throughout this one hour tour, you will see both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, such as boas, red tailed coral snake, false corals, eyelash palm pit viper, zopilote, neo tropical rattlesnakes, mica, and of course, the fer de lance and mute rattle, the country's most deadly reptile.

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Classic Coffee Tour
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Classic Coffee Tour

Coffee trip an instant hit

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn crowns the Central Highlands of Costa Rica, offering an exciting destination where the adventurous and curious traveller will learn about the history and cultivation of coffee in the country and the museums, music, arts and culture of the local communities. The Inn also has great accommodation and you can stay there if you wish.

On your visit you can hike or ride horses through lush, verdant coffee plantations with knowledgeable guides and learn the intricacies of growing and roasting organic coffee while becoming an expert in “cupping” some of the world’s best beans. There is so much to experience at Finca Rosa Blanca and you can also go swimming, rafting, take canopy tours, visit butterfly farms and enjoy world class dining.

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Arenal Canopy Tour
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Arenal Canopy Tour

Soar above the rainforest

There are lots of ways to appreciate the beauty of the Costa Rica rainforest but none better of more exciting than on this Arenal canopy tour. This fun trip above the trees consists of 15 cables and 18 platforms which are divided into three sections that are found mostly in the trees, and which are designed to provide visitors of all ages with a memorable contact with nature.

The first section has six cables and seven platforms, with lengths from 10 meters up to 110 meters. The second section has five cables and six platforms, with lengths from 40 meters up to 160 meters. At the end of this section you will find the popular Tarzan Swing. And the last section has four cables and five platforms, with lengths from 70 meters up to 430 meters . . . so there's plenty of variety.

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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour
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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour

Climb the cone

Known worldwide for its near perfect cone shape, Arenal volcano has become a must-see destination when holidaying in Costa Rica. Its volcanic activity and the surrounding natural beauty make this a very exciting and rewarding hiking tour around the trails of the national park that lasts for around two and a half hours.

You can still see patches of green on the northern and southern parts of the volcano but the most fertile side is the east. You will begin your tour in one of the closest trails around the volcano, which will allow you to see up close the area that was destroyed in the 1968 eruption and is now regenerating, as well as the forest which is criss crossed by recent lava flows.

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Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
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Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Take a walk in the park

You are picked up from your hotel to begin your ride to the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most famous in Costa Rica due to its wide variety of flora and fauna. The park boasts three different trails that vary in grade from flat to very steep. You will be joined during this tour by a nature guide who can tell you all you want to about the surroundings.

Take the easiest two mile trail that loops through the park and throughout this hike your guide will stop and explain the different exotic trees, flowers and plants with plenty of time for photos. Manuel Antonio is home to three of the four monkey species in Costa Rica. Half way through the hike stop for a rest on the beach and go for a swim. On this tour you should also see sloths and lots of birds, reptiles, orchids and butterflies.

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Damas Island kayak Tour
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Damas Island kayak Tour

Adventure on the river

On this tour you are picked up from your hotel to begin the journey to the river. During this trip, your guide will teach you important facts about the area before you explore the wonders of the mangrove ecosystem in Manuel Antonio. You will set out on the Paquita River and float along with the light currents under a verdant forest canopy, keeping an eye out for birds, snakes, ant eaters and white faced monkeys.

While you silently observe this rich habitat your guide will tell you all about the animals and birds found in this unique region. You travel through the natural channels where you should see heron, kingfishers, ospreys, frigots and other migratory birds. As the journey through the brackish waters continues you can catch glimpses of the island as you pass under tunnels made from tree growths. This tour does not require any kayaking experience.

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Canopy Titi Tour- Zip Lining
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Canopy Titi Tour- Zip Lining

Sail above the canopy

If you enjoy a little heart pumping adventure, this is the best tour for you in Manuel Antonio! You will be picked up from your hotel and driven the 20 minutes to the canopy site where you receive a safety and instructional talk, before putting on all the proper gear and safety equipment. Your guide will gladly tell you about all the wildlife found in the area, which is composed mainly of primary and secondary rainforest.

After hearing about the animals, insects and vegetation of the region you begin your canopy tour which consists of 12 cables and 16 platforms, four of which are built on the ground and the remaining 12 hang 90 feet above the verdant tree canopy. As you zip from platform to platform and soar over the leafy treetops, you will be amazed by the new perspective of nature’s wonders that this tour gives you. Snacks are served on the day.

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Poas Volcano, Doka and Sarchi
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Poas Volcano, Doka and Sarchi

Enjoy a triple treat

Poas Volcano is considered the largest active crater in the world with frequent, geyser-like eruptions. Here you find trails that lead through cloud forests, which are stunted and twisted by volcanic emissions. Lake Botos fills an extinct crater at the end of one trail and is home to many cloud forest birds and fantastic scenery.

On the way to Poas Volcano National Park, stunning scenery will unfold as you pass through coffee, sugar, fern, and strawberry plantations. Watch the vegetation change as you keep ascending until you reach the cloud forest to visit Doka Estate Coffee, home to one of Costa Rica’s highest quality beans. Your final stop is at the famous town of Sarchi, known for its handcrafts, where you can see the craftsmen at work.

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White Water Rafting Pacuare River
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White Water Rafting Pacuare River

Chance to ride the rapids

Get ready for a day of adventure enjoying the rapids and seeing the rainforest and its beautiful waterfalls. This is a fast-paced trip, filled with fun and surprises as your raft races across crystalline waters that jump and turn unexpectedly. The class three rapids are ideal for white water rookies and more experienced rafters will love the class four rapids at the Pacuare River.

Once you reach the river highly skilled guides will review the rules and safety guidelines and tell you the jobs you have to do as paddlers. Then you will take the plunge and head down river enjoying the scenery as well as a thrilling ride. Halfway along you “re-fuel” on the river bank with some tropical fruit. At the end of the trip a cold drink and dry towel await before a short ride to have a delicious local lunch.

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Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour
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Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour

Become Kings of the ocean

The Ocean King is the newest catamaran in Costa Rica, offering unique characteristics in terms of size and modern design. With a length of 100 feet, it provides enough room for passengers to comfortably enjoy all areas of the vessel. The maximum capacity of the Ocean King is 300 passengers, however, for this trip the maximum is 150, making it a very comfortable experience.

The Ocean King operates on two different schedules: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The half day tour sails from Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, where the crew will welcome you with delicious tropical drinks and sodas. Once aboard the catamaran, the journey begins south, allowing you to admire the majestic scenery at the Manuel Antonio National Park. You will have 45 minutes to snorkel at the beautiful Biezans beach, before lunch or dinner.


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Sky Tram and Sky Trek
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Sky Tram and Sky Trek

The sky's the limit

Located in a unique transition area between the rainforest and the Monteverde Cloud Forest you will find the Arenal Reserve where you can experience the most spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake from the Sky Tram or the Sky Trek (zip lines) before taking a memorable hike trough trails full of exotic flora and fauna.

Sky Tram is a 15 minute aerial tram tour which takes you through the rainforest to the “Miguel Angel” observatory, where you have wonderful views of the volcano, the lake and the Tilaran mountain range.
Sky Trek is a 3,280 foot long zip line system that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the rainforest from above during a fun, easy and safe ride

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Santa Elena Reserve Tour
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Santa Elena Reserve Tour

Reserve your date with nature

In the midst of the Tilaran mountain range is a small town covered with a magical mist, and here you find wonderful treasures hidden in the forest. This unique town is called Santa Elena, one of the most important natural reserves in the country. The Santa Elena Cloud Forest is the perfect destination for nature lovers wanting to learn more about the biodiversity that has always attracted naturalists and biologists to the area.

This vast reserve was created in 1992 to protect the cloud forest and the flora and fauna and use tourism as the means to increase the small community’s development. As you walk into the reserve, you will be amazed at the wide variety of vegetation that is all around you. Throughout this four hour hike you can see amazing animals including Howler and white-faced monkeys, the three-wattled bellbird, and the ever fascinating quetzal.

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Savegre River Rafting Tour
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Savegre River Rafting Tour

Take the rapids on a raft

The road trip to the Savegre River is about an hour and 20 minutes long and offers picturesque views of palm plantations, quaint towns, small brooks, and jungle vegetation. Your guide will gladly tell you all about the things you will see along the way. On arrival at the river, you will receive a safety briefing and an opportunity to practice before getting into the water.

The rafts can take up to six passengers and additional guides will travel in kayaks alongside to ensure your safety. The Savegre River boasts class three rapids and has lots of bends and turns for added excitement. You will spend around two and a half hours in the raft, taking occasional stops to rest and admire the beautiful flora and fauna. You then head to your base camp to change your clothes and savour a delicious homemade meal.

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Rio Celeste River Hike
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Rio Celeste River Hike

Walk to the waterfall

This tour leaves from the town of La Fortuna at 7:30 am and heads towards the National Park, and once you get there, it starts to get really interesting. At the beginning of Tenorio National Park you will begin a five mile hike into the tropical rainforests until you reach Los Teñideros, the place where two clear water streams merge and turn into the light blue colour which the river is named after. Here you can relax in the natural hot springs.

Afterwards, continue your hike exploring the hidden wonders in the rainforest, such as a wide variety of wildlife and unique, endemic flora. As you walk along the trail, the greatest feature of this national park will appear before your eyes - the breathtakingly beautiful Rio Celeste waterfall. As a reward after your hike, you will be treated to an exquisite Costa Rican lunch, before heading back to your hotel.

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Irazu Volcano and Sarapiqui Rainforest
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Irazu Volcano and Sarapiqui Rainforest

See all the sights

This complete tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy most of the stunning highlights of Costa Rica all in one day. On this memorable tour you will visit the Ruins of Cartago, Irazu Volcano, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, where you will board a boat to discover the richness of the Central American country's nature during a river trip.

At the end of this river adventure you arrive at a private farm to enjoy a home-cooked lunch, before going on a hike then visiting a beautiful butterfly garden. Then on your return journey you will be able to admire the exuberant Braulio Carrillo National Park, as you pass right through it. This all day tour is great for all the family.

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Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs

Some like it hot!

The Arenal Volcano is considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Known for its near perfect cone shape, it has become a must-see destination when holidaying in Costa Rica. Its volcanic activity and the surrounding natural beauty make any visit to the national park both exciting and rewarding and this one is really hot stuff!

For on this popular tour you can admire the volcano's imposing perfect cone while taking a dip into the natural mineral hot springs of different warm pools filled with mineral water and surrounded by impressive well-manicured tropical gardens. This visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs makes a great family day out while staying in Costa Rica.

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Tortuga Island Cruise
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Tortuga Island Cruise

Sail off to paradise

Located in the Gulf of Nicoya, in the Pacific Ocean, this island paradise is a must visit. Its white sands and crystal clear waters, along with palm shades and the ocean breeze are the perfect combination for a day of relaxation, swimming, snorkelling, sea kayaking and lots of other beach activities. Your adventure begins when you board the Manta Raya catamaran that departs from the port of Puntarenas.

On the way to the island you can sunbathe on deck while enjoying a tropical fruit cocktail. Arriving on the island, you have plenty of fun options for the rest of the day. After a delicious lunch prepared by the crew you can relax on the soft white sand or take part in some of the many watersports. On your return to port you listen to live music and enjoy freshly brewed coffee.

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Cano Negro Tour
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Cano Negro Tour

Go on a floating safari

Caño Negro is a wildlife refuge, and along with the Río Frío area they make up a large humid region considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. A bus will pick you up at your hotel for the hour and a half journey through the Northern plains until you reach Los Chiles, a village close to the Nicaraguan border.

At Los Chiles you board a boat that will take you around the river on a floating safari through the rainforest. Here you will be able to see many different types of birds, especially during the dry season. Among the most common are the Anhinga, the Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Storks and the jabiru, the largest bird in Central America. On the shore are Howler Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, White-faced Monkeys and Three-Toed sloth.

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Tropical Mangrove Tour
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Tropical Mangrove Tour

See the old crocks

The Guacalillo Estuary and the Tarcoles River offer the chance to observe one of the largest colonies of crocodiles in the world, the richest mangrove forest in the Mid-Pacific coast and the most important area in the country for the conservation of the scarlet macaw. Your boat will head along the mangrove, an awesome ecosystem that features four different species of mangrove trees.

As the boat approaches the riverbanks, you get a close-up look at wild crocodiles, each up to 15ft long. The crocodile was once very common in mangrove swamps and coastal rivers but the population has been severely decimated by skin hunters. Nowadays, thanks to conservation programs, there are between 80 and 240 crocs per mile in the Tarcoles River.

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